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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,199 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 fuel system problems

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2011 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments

problem #12

May 262016


  • miles


My check engine light came on.I took the vehicle to dealership and had diagnostics done.emissions code uo29F came back. Problem isn't covered under warranty, even though it's not a preventive maintenance issue? quoted parts at $206.79, not counting labor with no guarantee that the problem will not happen again.engine light came on as vehicle was not moving, just started in a parking lot.

- Collingswood, NJ, USA

problem #11

Aug 152016


  • 75,000 miles
First time I had an issue vehicle was in motion would not accelerate over 40 mph. Took to dealership no codes found. After about a week vehicle was parked put into reverse the motor would rev up but it would not move, put into pare turned off waited a little bit car would then go but with very little power couldn't accelerate over 40 mph again. Returned to dealership this time they replaced the clutch assemblies and updated the computer. I will be returning tomorrow for the third time in a month. The car only has 77,000 miles on it.

- Carnesville, GA, USA

problem #10

Aug 222016


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fiesta. While driving 60 mph, the speed decreased to 40 mph without warning. The accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact was able to turn off and restart the vehicle, but the engine malfunction indicator illuminated. The was taken to a dealer were it was diagnosed that the air flow sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer again, but the issue could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 90,000.

- Forest Grove, OR, USA

problem #9

Sep 232016


  • 70,383 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fiesta. While driving approximately 50 mph, the check engine and service now indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the line from the accelerator pedal was causing resistance. The technician replaced the terminal kit. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA to file a complaint. The failure was remedied. The failure mileage was 70,383.

- Estes Park, CO, USA

problem #8

Aug 052016


  • 40,000 miles
My vehicle has around 40K miles and the throttle body has given out and requires replacement. This part has broken on so many Ford vehicles that the dealer states it is on back order for 3 months. We have no estimated time of availability for this part, yet this problem is not covered by a recall or customer satisfaction program (csp) for this particular model, however it is covered by a csp for other Ford vehicles. Symptoms: Driving on a city highway and vehicle looses power and stalls out.

- Fairview, NM, USA

problem #7

Jul 202016


  • miles
To whom it may concern, my name is wanda West-turner and I am writing this complaint about a 2011 Ford Fiesta SE I purchased at a private dealer on July 1, 2016. The car started running very strange after a week I experience very ruff rides. So I called Ford company in mcdonough ga. The person I talked to said that it was on recall and for me to bring it in, I did. They kept it over night to update the transmission and other problems causing me to pay for a rental which I felt should have been paid by the dealer or Ford moter company. I did ask the dealer if they knew the car was on recall and they said no! I ask question after question, the owner even drove the car himself and said that - Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #6

Feb 012016


  • 50,000 miles


Car will randomly die at certain times. Sometimes it will start back up sometimes not. Happens during low or medium speeds at intersections almost wrecked a few times due to it. Problem due to a failing electronic throttle body. The car only had 50K miles on it when it started doing it.

- Arlington, WA, USA

problem #5

Mar 102016


  • 79,000 miles
My daughter drives this car. Car stutters when driving, idle goes up to 3K, overheat icon came on, idle goes high but car decelerates, car bucks like a Bronco. Ford charged us over $500 to replace a cooling fan, did 3 software upgrades, said they replaced the transmission control module, same issues repeated except for the overheat icon, idle still went high and car stutters, bucks, again the trans stopped propelling the car. Now they say it's the throttle body and want over $800 !! to repair it. The 2011 Ford Fusion has a similar problem and is now covered for free under a customer satisfaction program, all of the windows in the car are hard to raise, you have to manually push them up while holding the up button. The throttle issue is new but why didn't those codes turn up previously when the car exhibited the same symptoms? imo this is a poorly manufactured vehicle. Only 79K miles and sooooo many problems.

- Azle, TX, USA

problem #4

Feb 112015


  • 81,000 miles
On several occasions over the last winter I turned left from my driveway. As I attempted to accelerate the vehicle briefly slipped out of gear. The vehicle is controlled by an automatic transmission, but slipped from gear, leaving me in the road, unable to move forward. This has happened on several occasions. My transmission has also failed several times at red lights. I will step on the gas, and there are several seconds of hesitation, where my vehicle will not move. Then it lurches forward. Ford has sent a letter explaining there have been defects with the transmission, but I have called 3 different dealerships, and they refuse to fix the problem unless it occurs during a test drive by their technicians. If the problem does not occur during their test drive they will charge me over $100 for the diagnosis. This defect is known to Ford, yet they refuse to fix it until the problem is consistent enough that I can bring it in, knowing the problem will occur on that particular test drive. I have almost been in an accident because I was unable to get my vehicle out of the road, due to the transmission issue. I believe the problem has also caused other issues with my vehicle. My O2 sensor and catalytic converter wore out prematurely.

- Berkley , MI, USA

problem #3

Apr 152015

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
Rear driver side door will not latch. Can not fuel, gas pump shuts off every couple seconds. Front drivers side door will not lock. Right passenger frond door manual window gets stuck.

- Manteca , CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 152014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
My Ford Fiestas transmission is officially broke. The car's trannie was officially looked at by three transmission specialists, all baffled to why this car is dealing with this with such few miles. I've talked with numerous representatives of Ford, who've assured me that bad things just happen and there's nothing they will do. This is a terrible problem that needs to be addressed.

- Danville, VA, USA

problem #1

May 012014


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled multiple times. The contact was able to restart the vehicle but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the fuel control module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Kerrville, TX, USA

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