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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,050 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.

2013 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

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2013 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 272014

Focus 4-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


The Focus was stopped at the scene of another accident when it was rear ended at highway speed (55 mph approximately) by a driver who did not see it stopped. The car was pushed into the rear end of the car stopped in front of it. The rear hatch of the car was pushed in past the rear axle and the front end sustained heavy damage. The car was a total loss yet none of the air bags, front or side deployed. I sustained a head injury from hitting the steering wheel and the drivers seat broke when I was thrown backwards after hitting the car in front of me. Updated 11/24/2014

- Onsted, MI, USA

problem #1

Jan 082013

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the driver and passenger's side seat headrest blocked the rearview mirror visibility when reversing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer stated that there was not an adjustment available for the headrest because it was a safety feature. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100...updated 04/24/13 the consumer stated the gas pedal is too close to the brake. It is possible for a person with a wide shoe to step on both pedals at the same time. Updated 05/16/2013

- Atwater, CA, USA

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