Notes: Ford changed a lot of things for its 3rd generation, just none of them were a good idea.

The transmission tends to hesitate and jerk when accelerating. The new electronically-driven power steering can fail suddenly and without warning. Even Ford's SYNC can be a headache. Actually, scratch that last one --- it's always been a headache.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
233 miles

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2013 Ford Focus body / paint problems

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2013 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 032015

Focus 6-cyl

  • miles


2012 Ford Taurus. Consumer writes in regards to parts not available to complete recall # 15V040000.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #2

Mar 062013


  • 600 miles
Within a few days of initial purchase I noticed a rattle/crunching/grinding noise from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The noise is prevalent during reverse as a rattle and during left turns as crunch and sometimes grinding noise.

- Granbury, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 082013

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the driver and passenger's side seat headrest blocked the rearview mirror visibility when reversing. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer stated that there was not an adjustment available for the headrest because it was a safety feature. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 100...updated 04/24/13 the consumer stated the gas pedal is too close to the brake. It is possible for a person with a wide shoe to step on both pedals at the same time. Updated 05/16/2013

- Atwater, CA, USA

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