really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,504 miles

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2014 Ford Fiesta electrical problems

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2014 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments

problem #12

Dec 272016


  • 20,000 miles


Vehicle stationary in driveway. Completely dead, no lights, power, nothing. Vehicle has been to dealer 5 times for same issue. First time had only 1,364 miles. Dealer has no fix. Recharges battery and returns to me. Case opened with Ford, they will not buy back vehicle. Resolution from Ford each time: Bring back to dealer every time it happens for battery recharge. Tcm module replaced. Did not fix problem.

- Norton, MA, USA

problem #11

Dec 142016


  • 40,050 miles
Moisture can enter the HVAC system and freeze during cold temp causing the blower motor to freeze, leaving it inoperable. The vehicle was parked overnight on a cold night. Windows will not defrost during cold temps resulting in a safety issue.

- Columbia Station, OH, USA

problem #10

May 252015


  • miles
Left blinker stopped working, outside signal would not light up and interior arrow blinking fast and loud. After turning vehicle off and on again, blinker would work. Blinker would alternate between working and not; dealership was able to fix electrical problem and signal worked again.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #9

Aug 312015


  • miles


Left blinker stopped working, outside signal will not light up and inside blinking arrow blinking very fast and loud. After turning vehicle off and on again, blink works again, will switch from working to not. Dealership couldn't "replicate" issue, so nothing was fixed.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #8

Jun 272016


  • 50,000 miles
Speakers in front replaced 5 months ago. Getting loud popping and radio goes silent. In order to restart have to turn car off and then on again. Today after turning off took 3 starts to restart car itself.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #7

Mar 012016


  • 25,000 miles
My mother in law and I both own a Ford Fiesta and a Ford Focus.. mine bought brand new in 2014 and hers used but gently used and we've had problems with them since we bought them. We have both tried bringing them into Ford many times to get fixed and they both tell us it's the computers.. that they need to be reset. Every time they reset the computers and we continually have to take them back in.. even when the transmission light lights up, all they do is reset the computers. The last time I took my Fiesta in, it was still shaking when I drove it to check on it. The man at Ford told me that they all do that and it's normal. A few days later, I had to take it back in because it stalled. When it finally started, when I put it into drive, it reversed and would not drive forward. We took it to Ford, they reset it and blamed it on the computers. A few days later, the transmission light lighted up and it stalled on my husband. I need a solution to this issue because they keep sending us home without fixing it. What should we do?

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #6

Oct 062015

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 18,193 miles


In September of 2015 I was sitting in my Ford Fiesta (18K) engine running and in park and all the lights came on the dash and the car shut off. I tried to start the car by pushing the push to start and the first time it did not work but the second time the car started and I was on my way. In October 2015 I was driving back from a job interview and doing 40 mph on a two lane road. I was going to make a sweeping right turn and the car shut completely off causing the steering wheel to lock. I lost control as I could not turn the car went across a lane of traffic and hit a curb at about 30 mph. Major front right damage. I was able to drive the car about 5 miles to the local Ford dealer. They interviewed me twice on what happened (stating that they believed my account of what happened) and gave me a car to drive while Ford Corp. Was investigating. Ford came back and said there was nothing wrong with the car and that there were no codes but the transmission code(a known problem) I stated that there would not be any codes if the ignition shut off but my complaints fell on death ears as the dealer said there was nothing they could do since Ford Corp made their decision. I stated that I did not want the car back (it was a lease) that I would not drive a car that Ford could not assure me that this problem would not happen again. Ford knows they have major problems with the Fiesta that is why they are willing to give you extra incentive $$ to lease something else. In the end I had to pay 4K for the repair and I was 5K upside down on the trade (which I applied to the new lease). Ford Corp did not stand behind the product nor did they offer to help in anyway. I did lease a Ford Focus because I had to have a car and did not have 9K to walk away from Ford Motor Company.this is a huge safety concern that needs to be addressed. Do not buy a Ford Fiesta.

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 042015


  • 7,000 miles
The 2014 Ford Fiesta, 5 speed manual transmission, has a single power door lock button in the middle of the dashboard. In order to unlock all doors, including the trunk latch, one must lean all the way in to press the power unlock button. There is no way to unlock the trunk using a key. When doing this, the person unlocking the vehicle is left vulnerable, and is a huge safety risk, and is opposite all the safety recommendations provided by police and other safety organizations: Do not turn your back on your children (when having to lean in to unlock the back doors where the children will go) and do not lean into your car where you could be carjacked. It is dangerous, and either the company needs to purchase back the vehicles or find a way to fix the issue so the power lock is on the door (there are no buttons on the inside of the doors, either). The engineers were way off on this one.

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #4

Oct 282014


  • 900 miles
10/25/14 purchased Ford Fiesta, from fletcher jones imports. On 10/28/14 Fiesta would not start and was towed back to fletcher jones. On 12/15/14 Fiesta would not start and was towed to friendly Ford dealer. On February 2 Fiesta would not start and again towed to friendly Ford dealer; where, at the writing of this Fiesta compliant { 2/05/15} is still at friendly Ford dealer. I am a senior and I feel I was a prey, I was never informed of the car mechanical condition. I was intimidate by [xxx], who told me, "you bought it, you own it, and that Nevada does not have a lemon law. I paid cash for that Ford Fiesta. Can you help me come to a fair agreement or to return the Fiesta back to fletcher jones imports, las vegas, nv 89117. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- N Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

Sep 302014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 17,060 miles
On September 30, 2014, driving on residential road at 40 mph, with no prior warning all vehicle console lights lid up and dash console showed an error "immobilizer failure". steering and brakes began to worsen making the vehicle inoperable.this while crossing a busy intersection in which thankfully the light was turned in my favor.this was very scary and could have lead to a tragic event. Fortunately I did not panic and was able to use vehicle momentum to drive into a plaza driveway. At this moment I feel that this vehicle is dangerous and should not be on the road. I strongly urge that there be an investigation opened immediately. Your attention to this matter is with great urgency. Regards

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

May 042014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 3,842 miles
Driving on the highway at 65 mph car looses power you cant accelerate it hesitates and wants to shut off at times it does it wont go up hill and when approaching a stop light hesitates and shuts off you start it back up fine and it wont go transmission fails its automatic transmission does it once transmission warms up.

- Ponce, PR, USA

problem #1

Jan 072014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 4,000 miles
Heater blower stopped working in extreme cold conditions. Very dangerous because of icing of the interior of the windshield as well as a lack of warmth. Ford actually has a tsb 13-11-17 on the problem, which should be made into a recall. I repeat this issue can very well be life and safety issue threatening in extreme cold.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

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