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:
7,716 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.

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2014 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 152015


  • 17,088 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus equipped with Continental conti pro contact tires, size: P215/55/R16 (na). While the vehicle was parked, there was a loud banging sound. The contact observed that the rear passenger side tire blew out without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was confirmed that the rear passenger side tire blew out and needed to be replaced. The tire was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate vehicle and tire failure mileage was 17,088.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #5

Nov 052015


  • 10,364 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Focus equipped with Continental conti pro contact tires, size: P215/55R16 (na). While driving 40 mph, the front and rear passenger side tires blew out without warning. The contact stated that there was no debris on the road. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The approximate tire and vehicle failure mileage was 10,364.

- Taylor, TX, USA

problem #4

Jul 292015


  • 2,717 miles
Tuesday July 29 2015 my boyfriend was driving my brand new 2014 Ford Focus SE in wilton Maine doing the speed limit of 50mph... with no warning the left rear Continental tire blew out the sidewall with 2700 miles in it. He did not hit any oothole or anything else when this happened. We take very good care of our vehicles and thank god he kept control to pull over. Ford denied me help. Insisting he ran sumthing over even after an appeal. We feel very unsafe. After pricing new tires it will take me sum time to replace all 4 and a rim I feel Ford and Continental should be fixing this problem or will they wait till we get killed from these hazardous tires? I just purchased this car in March I go 1 mile to work each day not far thankfully. Im very disappointed in Ford motor and Continental tire for providing unsafe and in my opinion defective tires.this bliwout also damaged my rim which was in perfect condition.

- Dixfield, ME, USA

problem #3

May 272015


  • 9,170 miles


In late May 2015, I noticed a bubble in my driver's side rear tire. I took my car to the dealership and they insisted that it was my fault. I had to pay to replace the tire. Now, not even two months later, I now have a bubble in my passenger side rear tire. The tires are from the same batch. The tires are Continental contiprocontact 215/55R16 93H tires. With these being potential blowouts, these tires are unsafe. The bubbles must be a defect. I never had issues with the tires on my old car.

- Delran, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jan 272015


  • 3,479 miles
In late January 2015 a blister was noticed on the sidewall of the left front tire. The above was the first incident, a second incident occurred on 6/11/2015 on the left rear tire. A complaint for the second incident was filed with NHTSA on 6/11/2015, complaint number 10724836.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112015


  • 3,479 miles
This is the 2nd incident involving Continental contact tires. We own a Ford Focus 2014 with the Continental contact tires. In approximately, February 2015 the left front tire developed a blister. Today, 6/11/15, a blister was noticed on the sidewall of the left rear tire. Ford declined to pay for the tire.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

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