really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,937 miles

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2014 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Dec 292016


  • 33,000 miles


I am the original owner of my 2014 Ford Fiesta S hatchback. The vehicle has a 5-speed manual transmission and 33350 miles +/- on it. I have two issues with the car: 1) the second and reverse gears (only) have "popped" out numerous times under torque. This occurs only when decelerating, accelerating, and occasionally while reversing slowly out of the garage etc. The latest event was December 29, 2016 travelling down a short road. The second gear popped out and the vehicle immediately began to accelerate toward the embankment. Each event surprises and frightens me until I realize what has occurred and respond accordingly. 2) the second issue is something is producing a clunking in the lr pillar (between the lr passenger door and the hatchback). Or so I imagine. It sounds like a hatch strut is hanging loose from the top connection and swinging around inside the hollow of the pillar. However, both hatch struts are fully accounted for and appear to be attached as designed. The noise is ongoing and coincides with vehicle motion, especially on curves and rough ground.

- Carlisle, PA, USA

problem #21

Oct 292016


  • 52,000 miles
Rear passenger door latch failure. When closing door, door would not latch. According to mechanic at dealership, the issue is the same failure as the existing safety recall for other Ford vehicles.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #20

Nov 292016


  • 10,000 miles
My car surges forward almost squealing tires, it makes noisss it clunks out at stop feels like my tranny is going to drop and doesn't shift correctly. Transmission is obviously in safe I am afraid I am going to hit someone from behind the way it surges at times it also sputters and moves down hill when stopped drags when driving up hill. I had to take it in they replaced modular and tranny seal. But it still happens

- Wisconsin Dells, WI, USA

problem #19

Oct 112016


  • 41,000 miles


Vehicle has 4 doors. I was parked at my daughters school in the city street. Its the right back door, my daughter opened it, when she tried to close it it wouldn't close, so I tried to close it but it wouldn't, so I checked the mechanism on the door and it was loose. I had to tie the door to the seat. No matter what I did I couldent close it.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #18

Jul 132016


  • 45,550 miles
The doors will not lock, keep coming open. Big safety violation. Other 2014 Ford have been recalled. This one should be included. Should be fixed for free. Only have had vehicle about a year and a half. Have had other model cars for 10 years or more. Never had these problems with them. Will not lock when stationary and doors open when turning.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #17

Jul 232016


  • 52,342 miles
The rear passanger door flung open while we were getting off the freeway. This is usually where my son sits but hr happened to sit on the other side that day. My wife held the door closed while we got it home. It was the weekend so we wrapped the seat belt around the handle and latched (buckled) it to get it to the dealer Monday morning. It was terrifying. Turns out there is a recall for this exact problem. My car was manufactured 2 1/2 months after the end of the recall dates but is clearly having the same problem. Called Ford and they stated to contact you, there is nothing they can do. They gave #cas-10138364 as a case number and #15S16 as a recall number to give to you.

- San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #16

Jun 112016


  • miles


Takata recall, I purchase this car June 3, 2016 and I notice that there is a noise coming from either the front or the back wheel there is a roaring sound when the wheels is turning. I looked at the car fax and it shows that there is nothing wrong with this car. I took it back to the car lot and they said they can't find anything wrong, but sometimes when I try to take off there is a roaring sound and it hesitate or sometimes it won't I'm afraid that this car will cause problems when driving.

- Cedar Hill, TX, USA

problem #15

Jun 012016


  • miles
Hi, recently I bought a 14 Ford Fiesta and at first I loved it. But now im always terrified to drive it. It has 40,000 miles and the tramission is messing up. It will not accelerate somtimes. Somtimes in dangerous situations which is terriying. When accelerating the car jerks and studders its embarassing and also scary. Ive signed multiple petitions on the subject and im ready for the recall. Pleaseeeeeeeee help us Ford Fiesta/Focus owners! this is a extremely dangerous situation and Ford doesnt seem to think so. Car also doesnt start properly accelerating till 30+ mph. Make Ford recall all Ford Fiesta/Focus cars from 2011 to present! you will save lives.

- Reynoldsburg, OH, USA

problem #14

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 #13

Nov 262015


  • 30,500 miles
My car has had a shimmy/shaking at 20-30 mph. I was told it was the computer needing reset numerous times. The car, months later, went in for a new clutch and then it started to cut out at 30 mph and engine light came one. I was told 3 different things that might be wrong. The car cut out going up state St. In town going about 30 mph. Cars beeping and going around me. Was scarey. Took car back to dealership and has been there since November 27, 2015. I have no car and no options since car is a year old. Something needs to be done.

- Eau Claire, WI, USA

problem #12

Oct 222015


  • 15,000 miles


My transmission is bad. The clutch part is not functioning properly. I am unable to accelerate properly. I have to make sure there is a long gap to pull out in front of anybody because it takes that long for me to accelerate to the speed limit. As well, when I do press down to accelerate, the car will stall and I have an automatic car.

- Blandon, PA, USA

problem #11

Jul 102015


  • miles
This 2014 Ford Fiesta vehicle has some major transmission issues: Slipping, clunking, chugging, jerking, shuttering, and rattling when doing something as simple as pressing the gas pedal to accelerate when a traffic light turns green. This issue also occurs when I begin to come to a complete stop. I've only had the car for about five months and the issues have occurred throughout that time period. I have taken this vehicle to a Ford repair shop. The mechanic completed a reprogramming of some type. He informed me that the reprogramming typically resolves the issues that this vehicle is having; but the issues still remain, in fact, it's gotten worse. The hesitation of this vehicle to accelerate leaves me feeling unsafe. Motorists in passing vehicles are zooming by me as I am attempting to get this car to go. In addition, when I firmly press the gas petal, the car hesitates then begins to accelerate at a rapid speed. These issues occur while I am driving on the interstates, highways, streets, dirt roads, etc. It also does not matter if I am making a turn, shifting in drive or in reverse...the issues remain the same. Ford needs to be held accountable for these issues. It is terrible that they would not be concerned about the safety of their consumers. These safety issues were not mentioned on the carfax report. If they had been then I would not have purchased this vehicle.

- Carrollton, GA, USA

problem #10

Oct 012014


  • miles
Car stutters and jerks when moving slow, or coming from S stop. The dual clutches have been replaced twice already.

- Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #9

Aug 172015


  • 17,500 miles
New car bought in February 2014. Summary: Doors remained locked after impact and air bag deploy. Involved in front end collision. Air bag under the steering wheel deployed. Steering wheel airbag did not deploy. Obvious damage to hood, grill and radiator. Car automatically placed in park. When exiting car immediately after accident, keys left in ignition and door was closed by user and doors remained locked (by car, not user). I was then locked out of my car and unable to access it. If there had been a child or passenger in the car, they would have been inaccessible due to the car not unlocking the doors upon impact/ airbag deployment. In an accident, the user may be too flustered to think of pressing the unlock door button prior to exiting the vehicle, this should be done automatically after impact.

- Haddon Twp, NJ, USA

problem #8

Jul 012015


  • 33,000 miles
New owner

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #7

Jun 032014


  • 7,500 miles
The 2014 Ford Fiesta has a very sluggish shift between the first and second gears and the upshift bogs down as if the vehicle might stall. The transmission defect includes bucking, kicking, jerking, harsh engagement, and delayed acceleration and lurching. I had an incident when changing lanes at slow speeds when the transmission of my vehicle jerked and while the other driver was also partially at fault, the faulty transmission also contributed to a minor fender bender.

- Chantilly, VA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Jun 212014


  • 1,200 miles
Car does not shift regularly. Shakes and shudders. Loss of power when speeding up. Accelerates when trying to slow down (as in commuter traffic situations). Severe gas usage. Getting 17 mpg city, 24.7 mpg hwy.

- Campbell , CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 062015


  • 24,000 miles
The hinge on back driver side cracked first, ,,got fixed, ,now back passenger side cracked and they wont fix.. warranty expired. Also my front passenger door don't latch closed must tie shut.

- Apache Junction, AZ, USA

problem #3

Dec 282013


  • 7 miles
Issues with this vehicle began as soon as we got it. Car constantly stutters like it's about to stall (was told by salesman that it was because car was brand new and once we "broke it in' that would go away). It has not. Does not accelerate when it should and doesn't decelerate when it should, no matter how hard or soft you press the pedals. Car seems to have a mind of it's own. Likes to accelerate when have brake pressed, have almost rear-ended cars in front because of it's lurching forward. When using sport mode, car would not have any more power, but engine would redline. Strong burning smell also. Once car finally got moving, it was very difficult to get it to slow down. You can push brake pedal to the floor but car is still going - and fighting you to keep going. Dealer upgraded software - which seemed to help for the first few days - and told us not to use the sport mode anymore, which we do not. Dealer stated all complaints were not issues, that is how the car works due to the type of engine it has in it. First time Ford buyer, first brand new car in a very, very long time. Car is driven to and from work 56 miles everyday, plus leisure. Feel very insecure driving car. Car is not safe and Ford needs to be pressured to fix these issues or stop making these type of engines!

- Cibolo, TX, USA

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