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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.

4.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,443 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.

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2013 Ford Focus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 122015

Focus

  • 22,000 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 transmission overheated and the "pull over" warning indicator illuminated. In addition, the vehicle hesitated and stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed an unknown software update. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The failure recurred on approximately four other occasions and was taken back to the dealer where the transmission was reprogrammed, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 22,000. Updated 09/20/16

- Norwalk, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 282014

Focus

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while at a complete stop and depressing the accelerator pedal, attempting to accelerate, the vehicle would shudder and hesitate to pick up speed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the clutch of the vehicle had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, however the failure recurred. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken back to the dealer three separate occasions after the initial repair, to have the software updated; but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Bridgeton, NJ, USA

problem #1

Oct 302013

Focus

  • 17,328 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle shifted into a different gear independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that the computer needed to be reset. The vehicle was repaired but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 17,328.

- Alvin, TX, USA

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