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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,068 miles

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2015 Ford Fiesta engine problems

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2015 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #25

Jun 012015


  • 50 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced numerous failures with the transmission, electrical system, engine, and brake pads. Also, the vehicle failed to accelerate over 50 mph, the rpms increased independently, and the vehicle jerked when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The electrical system failure caused the interior lighting, door lights, horn, and the alarm system to fail. The contact was also unable to lock or unlock the doors with the key. Furthermore, the low beam headlights failed and the contact had to drive with the high beams at night. Lastly, the motor fan activated independently. The contact spoke with an unknown dealer who stated that the vehicle had too many failures and could not be diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 50.

- Constable, NY, USA

problem #24

May 012017


  • miles
2015 Ford Fiesta. Consumer writes in issues with voice command and keeping phone connected to vehicle. The consumer stated the vehicle would lock up and the windows take 45 minutes to defrost.

- Malone, NY, USA

problem #23

Jul 012018


  • 43,000 miles
According to the VIN search, my 2015 Ford Fiesta St (xxxx), is not included in safety recall 17S09. However, I am experiencing the exact same problem. The fluid level dropped unexpectedly in my car, causing severe overheating, requiring the car to be shut down. There are no leaks, and it is unclear where or how the coolant level dropped. There was no warning from the car computer. An engine running properly should not burn coolant. I am now being charged to have the coolant system examined, even though this sounds exactly like the recall and associated complaints. Parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Broad Channel, NY, USA

problem #22

Mar 032018


  • 61,000 miles


After filling my gas tank cars stalls unexpectedly. Only happens when gas tank is filled to full, but stalls every single time regardless of where gas is purchased or time of day, etc.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #21

Feb 172017


  • 44,000 miles
Takata recall my car engine stops running after I put gas in tank. In the middle of the street few times. At stop lights city street but it said that my VIN number isn't part of the recall. I would it checked out from dealer

- Bullhead City, AZ, USA

problem #20

Jan 192018


  • 22,500 miles
My 2015 fordfiesta loses speed stalls and has been brought in to dealership in ruston, was told it was clutch recall they fixed it and it still drives horrible.I lost speed nearly got hit.on way to dealership now check engine light on says service now I'm upset the at has under 22K miles stalls loses power

- Ruston, LA, USA

problem #19

Jan 012018


  • miles


My transmission was recall. They suppose to buy back. I open claim with Ford. Long ago but I was ignored by Ford.

- Pittsburg, CA, USA

problem #18

Dec 202017


  • 50,000 miles
My vehicle suddenly slows down as warning lights illuminate at the exact same time. I had no choice but to avoid traffic and try to get the car off the roads as it loses power. I could get the vehicle restarted but couldn't get the speed back up to normal. I went to the dealership and was told that I need a throttle body replacement, for a car with less than 50K miles on it.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #17

Nov 152017


  • 55,000 miles
Enigien light comes on and car will not go above 2K rpms and will not reach 50mph. After the first time I brought the car in to a dealer, after turning the car off they could not get the any codes for 4 days they finally got a code saying its the tps they changed that 2 days later it happened again this time they keep it a week before calling Ford and Ford told them to change the instrument cluster. A repair of 1K. About 90% of Ford have instrument cluster under an extended warranty. But not on my car.

- Shoreline, WA, USA

problem #16

Dec 122017


  • 48,420 miles
I was leaving las vegas, going 70 mph down hill and my car started to loose power while it produced a lot of white smoke. I was in a very dangerous situation and was stranded for 4 hrs in the middle of nowhere. The car never gave symptoms just died. No check engine or overheating, oil, coolant. I was traveling on a trip so I did have luggage but I never maxed car weight. The car is 2 years old with less than 48,000 miles. I've done all my maintenance on my car early than stickers and don't drive hard. Since I've had the car I've added about 10,000 miles. Back to what happened, I was able to get towed to barstow for free but mechanic I was referred to was closed. Frustrating and emotionally scaring. I had to cut a deal with the tow company to drive me as close as possible to my home in 94536 zip area. But I could only afford to san jose. The next day I ordered another roadside assistance to fremont Ford dealer and have to wait until it's convenient for them to diagnose it for 179. I haven't slept in 48 hrs and Ford needs to compensate me for distress. My confidence in the car and experience is on a string.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #15

Jan 092017


  • 11,000 miles


Takata recall. My cars transmission is not working well.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #14

Aug 052017


  • 37,000 miles
Bad water pumps and a bad transmission car leaks had water pump replaced and the transmission stalled on me twice trying to leave a parking lot to get on the main highway almost got me hit by another car not happy with the car pump is leaking again and had it replaced 10000 miles ago

- Olustee, OK, USA

problem #13

Aug 152015


  • 7 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Fiesta. While driving 5 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The contact restarted the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to allan vigil Ford Lincoln (6790 mt zion blvd, morrow, ga 30260) where the clutch was replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the instrument panel lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the transmission failed and needed to be replaced. A dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was repaired, but failed to accelerate once again. The vehicle was taken to courtesy Ford (1636 dogwood dr SE, conyers, ga 30013) where it was diagnosed that the catalytic converter and throttle failed and needed to be replaced, and there was a leak in the fuel injection valve. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures and stated that the contact should keep the receipts in case of a recall. No assistance was provided. The approximate failure mileage was 7.

- Stockbridge, GA, USA

problem #12

Jul 262017


  • miles
Vehicle hesitates and sputters when taking off on city roads, when stopped at stop light or making a left hand turn into traffic. Real scary to pull out in front of traffic, when you could lose power. Very stressful to drive. Misses while driving also. Tcm has been flashed. Replaced. Clutch just replaced. Overheating light comes on and car loses power: On city street, usually when stopped at a traffic light. Dangerous.! has done multiple times. 3rd time into dealer for overheating. Last time when, pulled over, after losing power, in city traffic, hood was raised to check fan, and the fan was running but this is what dealership replaced. Overheating seems to happen when stopped in city traffic. Overheating light comes on and then there's a power loss. I think the only reason you don't have a real lot of complaints about Ford Fiestas is because, I don't think a lot of ppl know to go here to report problems. I just found it.just like prior person said, if you try to sell it, Ford really takes advantage of you. Even though your car is only two years old, and you have a defective product. Thank you. So your stuck...

- Oviedo, FL, USA

problem #11

Jan 232017


  • 90,872 miles
My engine blew a head gasket because of the engine overheated. The cooling system overheated. So I had to purchase another motor for my vehicle. The motor that was installed is doing the same thing. The cooling system is overheating and when it does I have to stop the car and wait until it cools off. I am not satisfied with this vehicle. I am paying for a vehicle and cannot drive it a long distance without it overheating. I drive 50 miles from my job and cannot drive my vehicle that length of distances without my gauge showing overheating. Attached to this is a copy of the invoice that shows proof that I have had another motor installed and the reason it was installed.

- Washington, NC, USA

problem #10

Jul 022017


  • 3 miles
Pulling into driveway vehicle runs hot. Everything points to coolant sensor reading incorrectly. Search recalls and find that my vehicle isn't effected yet there is a safety recall for same vehicle and engine size using the same exact sensor. Worked for Ford for 20 years. How and why are you allowing for to lie as to the problem with a potential fire being a head gasket and not the faulty sensor that is having to be replaced? let me answer that. So they do not have to recall every single car that has the sensor which is every single one. Let's add to this the fact that Ford can then claim that everyone left with an overheated engine with cracked heads is responsible for the damage and not the sensor that incorrectly adjust for the system pressure and incorrectly reads the temps. Thanks, thanks for looking out for the consumer. Now I am left with the choice of paying off 7grand on practically new model or replace the engine...and sensor of course.

- Belvedere, SC, USA

problem #9

Oct 192016

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
After filling the fuel tank, the engine has a tendency to stumble and stall when idling (such as when the clutch pedal is depressed). On one occasion, several minutes after filling the tank, I entered the roadway in stop-and-go traffic. The engine stalled while I was in the roadway moving at low speed.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 242016


  • miles
I bought my car in March 2016 and noticed right away when I shift from 1st to 2nd my car seems to stall/shake and I have it in automatic, when I have in the kind of shift that I do it doesn┐T do it. I have contacted the dealership about it and they always tell me there is nothing they can do about it. I have read where others are having the same problem. A friend of mine bought at 2015 Ford Focus and hers is doing it as well.

- Crocker, MO, USA

problem #7

Oct 052016


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Fiesta. While driving 65 mph, the turbocharger engaged and the engine lost power. The vehicle did not stall. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Bayville, NJ, USA

problem #6

Oct 032016


  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle lost power check engine light came on anf a yellow wrench light also did come on this occured on the turnpke at high speed shut engine down resart wrench lite gone but barely drivable code reader says defective throttle body Ford has recalled one and half million cars for this its dangerous.

- Bayville, NJ, USA

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