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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
62,550 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2014 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 022017

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,542 miles


recovery pump sounds like a diesel engine, p144a & p017101 After 40 plus years as a Ford employee, Ive witnessed some strange things but this is my first lemon. Ive owned 4 of these units with mainly badge changes over the years, Escort, ZX2.... some still running with close to 300K on the ticker. Then my first Focus a 2009 that hasnt had but tires and battery changes sooo I was ready for a new Focus. Never thinking about doing a Google on the trusted Focus. Never questioning those great MAP employees because of the track record, proven from years of great service from their units. Not giving it a second thought when I called the dealership and said if you have a year end deal on a 2014 MY Focus Ill take one. The only requirement was Tuxedo Black. (because I knew we were dropping that offering) (mistake in my opinion) Sight on seen my unit arrived, signed the papers, drove away with a smile on an old launch leads face. Then.... the smile became, <span title="shit">sh*t</span> on my face. After selling two more units to family and long time family friend. My unit became a little bit of a pain when Im driving home from CAP and the unit does one of many guess what gear Im in... one time it was"N". Yep, 70mph to coasting on the Indiana Tollway till the unit got to about 30pmh, multiple rpm revving and nothing then bang its ready to go. The dealership was great, heres your loaner, well give you a call. After 3 reprogramming sessions, 2 TCMs and full clutch assembly my unit has become a very sour point of discussion. Then theres the diesel engine sounds from the recovery pump... back to the dealership. Well that is just the way it is, so I was told. After doing some asking around, (MAP) come to find out that the reason my unit is back to dancing at acceleration and playing the what gear am I in game (again) is pretty much par for the course. When the TCMs and the clutch assembly that replaced the first TCMs and clutch assembly are of the same level of parts as original manufactured parts installed at the assembly stage. To clear that long term employee mumbo gumbo up, the dealers are instructed to pull the suspect parts and then replace with suspect parts..... Then there is my diesel pretending control pump. The codes oh the codes.... bank 1 system to lean...or P144A... Bring it to the dealership. Maybe a fuel pump, Maybe a recovery pump, Maybe hose connection, Maybe a vapor canister....? If I pay for all to be replaced will that clear the codes and the check engine light stay off? Maybe???? WTF..... I guess I should just write this off... as proof. Ford is Global!!!! they don`t have time to give a sh*t about a customer that's not only built their products but owned and help sell many. Back to the dealership....Saturday. AGAIN

- David S., Vaplaraiso, IN, US

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