Notes: For the third year in a row, the 3rd generation Focus is experiencing massive transmission problems.

Most notably owners keep complaining about how there's bad hesitation and jerking when starting from a stop. This isn't the result of an old, worn out part. In fact, the average mileage it's reported to us is just over 15k miles.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2014 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2014 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 252014


  • 7,000 miles


Traction control issue.... during snowstorm, trying to drive up a hill with a left hand turn, tires lost traction and car electronically reduced RPM speed... loss of speed almost sent car sideways into ditch. Had to turn around and get run at hill 4 more times.... each time when traction with tires was broken...rpms were dropped to nothing leaving car stopped near stalling in middle of hill. Will be dealing with dealership soon.. I feel that the fix for this is going to be remove fuse for traction control.....or disable traction control system.. this car is a stick shift... I can see how another 120 reports on this page with auto transmissions, may be the same issue.....

- Longmont, CO, USA

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