Notes: Welcome to North America, Ford Fiesta. Thanks for bringing your herky-jerky transmission, numerous interior quality complaints, and an engine that dies while driving.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 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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2011 Ford Fiesta brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 042014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles


Fiesta went into neutral while moving. It would not return to 'drive' or reverse or 'low' until stopped ( in traffic ), killed engine, and restarted. Brake peddle felt 'locked' when re-starting. It ran ok until later in day when it failed to drive at all and was towed to dealer. Failure was always when moving in traffic.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Nov 152011

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
My Ford Fiesta is a good automobile. However there is a problematic design flaw in the brake lever travel and size and placement of the brake pedal. I have a size 12 foot and there is inadequate space for proper clearance between the brake pedal and the accelerator. Many times my foot must swing completely to the right and hit the center console to clear the brake pedal in stop and go traffic to accelerate the car. Also the brake lever to the master cylinder has way too much travel for such a small automobile. When depressing the brake pedal in a emergency stop the brake pedal depresses past a point where the top of my shoe touches the actual lever arm that the pedal is attached to, thereby resulting in unpredicted sudden increase in braking. The brake pedal itself is too small in width for big feet. I also managed one time while braking to touch the accelerator at the same time. Older Ford cars and trucks required only to tap the brake a small distance before complete stop. Why did this change? I have checked the brake level fluids and they are as specified in the owners manual. I feel when using the brake pedal it should not depress past the point of the accelerator pedal if they are located so close. This situation makes one conscious constantly about foot placement while driving. This complaint should be E-mailed to the engineering department at Ford asap so they can take corrective action immediately. I would not want to be responsible for not reporting this in the event someone was not acknowledged of this engineering flaw.

- Frankfort, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 042010


  • miles
You've filed a problem incorrectly. The below complaint was filed under Fiesta, but it's clearly an F250 pickup that had the problem. Report date : August 4, 2010 at 04:22 pm search type : vehicle year : 2011 make : Ford model : Fiesta results : 1 | all records displayed make : Ford model : Fiesta year : 2011 manufacturer : Ford Motor Company crash : no fire : no number of injuries: 0 ODI id number : 10344678 number of deaths: 0 date of failure: June 9, 2010 VIN : [xxx]... component: Service brakes, hydraulic check to request research. Submit below. Get summary. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Farmington Hills, MI, USA

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