Print this page 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
93,900 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. vehicle is totaled (1 reports)
2014 Ford Focus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 242018

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,555 miles


Approx. 7:43 PM on LA 10 in Northern Louisiana, I was driving with my two minor children in the car when a deer jumped out and we collided. I have a scar from the seat belt impression on my skin, but thankful my children and I are not injured with an impact a 9 out of 10 traveling the speed limit of 50/55 MPH. The deer's body print is in the front of my vehicle causing my hood to crumple up, right head light to break and be destroyed. My airbag sensor came on, but my airbags NEVER deployed. I am grateful that my children and I are still alive, but this is a defect and needs to be looked at. Ford advised me there is nothing they can nor will do until there is a recall or I sue. Please do NOT buy this vehicle. I will be uploading pictures at a later time.

- Crystal K., Metairie, LA, US

problem #2

Mar 202016

Focus SE 2.O

  • Manual transmission
  • 96,000 miles

Hit cliffs on side of interstate at around 65 mph totaled the car air bags never deployed. the passenger and I both got whiplash and I am going to have doctors for neck injurys

- Scott I., Fairfield, VT, US

problem #1

Mar 032016

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 90,000 miles

hit front of car two times first time there was seven thousand dollers to front this time jumped it nose dived spun around and hit a cliff totaled. it yes seatbelts were on but no air bags at sixty mph i dont think they work i have pictures i will try to grt them for u guys

- scott.irish10, St.Albans, VT, US

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