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: For the third year in a row, the 3rd generation Focus is experiencing massive transmission problems.

Most notably owners keep complaining about how there's bad hesitation and jerking when starting from a stop. This isn't the result of an old, worn out part. In fact, the average mileage it's reported to us is just over 15k miles.

6.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,098 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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2014 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #12

Nov 232016

Focus

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V643000 and 16V698000 (latches/locks/linkages). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Colton, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 032016

Focus

  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches, locks, linkages); however, the remedy was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 122016

Focus

  • 38,248 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. While attempting to enter the vehicle, the doors failed to unlock manually and with the key fob. The manual key only opened the driver door and not the passenger doors. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the latches and locked needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 38,248.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #9

Sep 022016

Focus

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages). The part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The VIN was invalid. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Sun Lakes, AZ, USA

problem #8

Sep 072016

Focus

  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Long Beach, NY, USA

problem #7

Oct 172016

Focus

  • 39,261 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while in park, the door ajar warning light illuminated. In addition, the contact noticed that the rear driver's side door failed to close. The contact had to fasten the door with a twine to keep it closed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed to be repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages). However, the part to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,261.

- Socorro, TX, USA

problem #6

Oct 032016

Focus

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 182016

Focus

  • 24,172 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. While driving various speeds and depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle hesitated to respond and shuttered without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the internal clutch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. While driving at an unknown speed, the rear hatch open warning indicator illuminated. In addition, the doors began to lock and unlock independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The failure mileage was 24,172. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #4

Oct 072016

Focus

  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Taylor, MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 022016

Focus

  • miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Gloucester, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 012016

Focus

  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. While attempting to exit the vehicle, the front driver side door would not unlock from the inside. The contact also indicated that the front passenger side door experienced the same failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,000.

- Huntingdon, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 022016

Focus

  • 36,500 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus. While driving 25 mph, the driver side door opened and would not close. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 36,500.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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