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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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
33,400 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace purge valve (1 reports)
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2013 Ford Focus fuel system problems

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2013 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 162018

Focus 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,400 miles


Fords comments:

The purge valve failed. The valve got stuck. When it got stuck it created a massive vacuum on the system. Which in turn sucked in the fuel tank and it now has a visible concave dent. This has damaged the fuel tank and fuel pump. We will be replacing the valve that created the issue, the fuel tank, the fuel pump, and the canister vent valve. This will fully take care of the issue. The new valve is redesigned by Ford. This way if the valve fails it will not create the same problem and cause multiple failures at the same time. On a further note just an FYI all the work we are doing also has a 2 year warranty just so you know which is good nationally at any Ford dealer.

So they knew the valve had an issue but they still want $2003 to repair. In the shop now.

- Mary B., Washington, US

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