Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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CarComplaints.com Notes: Ford changed a lot of things for its 3rd generation, just none of them were a good idea.

The transmission tends to hesitate and jerk when accelerating. The new electronically-driven power steering can fail suddenly and without warning. Even Ford's SYNC can be a headache. Actually, scratch that last one --- it's always been a headache.

2.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,387 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2013 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #12

May 022016

Focus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the front driver side door failed to close and independently opened without warning. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the driver side door and latch were replaced. In addition, the front passenger side door became difficult to close and had to be slammed shut to ensure it was closed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the manufacturer indicated that the parts were not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #11

Aug 292016

Focus

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. While driving, the driver's side door failed to latch shut. The door ajar light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 172016

Focus

  • 57,580 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear passenger door failed to latch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V085000 (latches, locks, linkages). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 57,580.

- Wesley Chapel, FL, USA

problem #9

Aug 122016

Focus

  • 116,090 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. While driving various speeds, the driver's door opened independently and the door ajar warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 116,090. The VIN was not available.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #8

Aug 032016

Focus

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. While driving 45 mph, the front driver's door swung open independently. The door ajar warning light illuminated prior to the failure. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 41,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jul 122016

Focus

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear driver door failed to latch properly in a secured position. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V085000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the door latch was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 23,000. Updated 09/28/16

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #6

Jul 022016

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,973 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 15 mph, the rear passenger door un-latched independently. It was diagnosed that the rear passenger door latch was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 53,973....updated 09/14/16 updated 10/18/16.

- Palm Springs, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 242016

Focus

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 30 mph, the driver side door opened and would not close. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the pawl spring tab was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 39,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Elmirage, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jun 232016

Focus

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the driver's door latch system failed, causing the door to open independently while driving at low speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 242016

Focus

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear driver side door latch failed. The dealer stated that the VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 13V085000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

- Peoria, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 112016

Focus

  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. When the vehicle was started while parked and the front driver door was shut, the door never latched. The door would not remain closed. When the door finally closed and latched, the contact could pull on it without using the handle and it would fly open. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

Oct 042015

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles
Cpsc: 2013 Ford Focus: Consumer stated while trying to shut the front passenger side door, the latch failed and caused the door to bounce back.

- Pima, AZ, USA

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