really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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2014 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Apr 012014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


2014 Ford Fiesta SE with about 15,000 miles started having shuttering problems that are extremely violent and could cause loss of control and is thought to be a safety concern to driver and others on road. I have owns this car since brand new from the dealership. I started having problems with the powertrain around 14000 miles. The problem is a severe shutter problem when you accelerate. The only way to stop this problem when it is happening is to let the gas pedal out of give it a lot more gas. This can happen at any speed from 5 mph to 50 mph that I have experienced it. The shutter jerks the driver forward and backward very forcefully. I took the car in under warranty and was told that the this is normal and sent back home. At 15000 miles I took the car in and they said the dual clutch seal was leaking and therefore ruined the clutch. They replaced all parts and called to say it was complete. They left voicemail, and when I called dealership back they said the new parts had broke while on the test drive and they had to order exact parts again. Dealership took another few days to fix and then I received the car. Now Feb 2015 car is doing exact same thing and has 24000 miles on. The shuttering is a safety concern as it could result in my wife or I loosing control of the vehicle when it does this at high speed. I do not understand how this does not cause a safety violation? thanks for your time.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #6

Sep 202014


  • 7,500 miles
While at a stop light and attempting to accelerate the car hesitated and did a jumping like shudder/shaking. It stopped after the car was just above the 20 mph mark. Since it did not happened again for a few weeks did not take it into consideration, and did not attempt to take it to the dealer. Most of the times they tell you the hesitation and shaking need to be present when the inspect the vehicle to determine the cause of it. I was researching some tsb# and found out this shaking and hesitation was a more serious problem that we (my spouse and I) thought and wanted to file a complaint about this.

- Imperial Beach , CA, USA

problem #5

Jan 152015

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 33,274 miles
Since I purchased the vehicle in September 2013 I have been having issues with the vehicle accelerating, stalling, and jerking forward. On Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm I was driving and the engine light randomly turns on and the vehicle clicks on and off, the vehicle stalls and I almost hit the car in front of me. There have been several instances where I almost got into car accidents because of the transmission on this vehicle. Currently going back and forth with the dealer every time who states a certain amount of variation such as shuddering and jerking is normal with these transmissions however this car is not safe. I can only hope that enough people will complain where something will be done soon to get these cars into operable driving conditions.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 012014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 9,680 miles


I have been taking off after stopping and the transmission or fuel injection misses causing the vehicle to not engage the drive train just right. The vehicle hesitates, lurches, and shutters. The vibration is bad and I'm worried if I take off from a stop light or sign, the vehicle does not engage the drive train, I might be hit by another vehicle because I cannot get the vehicle out of the path of traffic due to the hesitation. This is a very serious safety issue and something must be done to correct the problem.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 062014


  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Fiesta. While stopped at a red light, there was a sudden increase in engine rpms without warning. Also, the contact stated that the vehicle consistently shook without warning while accelerating. The failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 11,000.

- Zebulon, NC, USA

problem #2

Mar 012014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
A couple months after buying my new car, I noticed the transmission would start to shudder and/or buck when accelerating after a stop. Contacted the dealership and have brought it in 3 times with no one at the dealership being able to "recreate" the problem and therefore they couldn't fix it. They also said that because of the type of transmission, the problems I was describing are to be expected. How could a company release a transmission that is "supposed" to buck and shudder? problem has continued to get worse and I have now experienced several incidents that I feel are very dangerous. One occurs when I approach a stop and I am applying the brakes, the car will rev up and accelerate on its own, almost causing me to go into traffic. Another incident is when I am at a yield and don't come to a complete stop, then accelerate to merge with traffic, the transmission skips/stutters/shudders delaying my acceleration and making the merge dangerous. The problem is intermittent, and does not occur at every stop/yield. I am afraid to drive my car because I never know what or when it will happen again.

- Rochester, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 012014


  • 500 miles
Ford Fiesta 2014 engine excessively trembles/jumps when I accelerate from a stopped position. The car does accelerate on itself at times mostly when I have ac on or after turning it off. Ford should recall this car now. Or fix this car and provide customer with a paid rental car while this one is being fixed.

- Bell, CA, USA

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