Notes: The 2016 Ford Focus & its "Powershift" transmission has a defect trend where the car shudders when accelerating, especially when starting uphill.

Most owners have reported their Ford Focus remains driveable while the vehicle is still at low mileage, but the shuddering is annoying & unpleasant & may reduce the resale value of the vehicle.

However, owners of higher-mileage vehicles from earlier 3rd generation Focus model years report transmission failure & a host of other major & expensive transmission-related problems. Potential buyers beware.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
2,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2016 Ford Focus body / paint problems

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2016 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 232016

Focus Titanium 1500 D

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles


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roof indents

my car has developed small indents above drivers door. seem to been worse after hot sunshine. found 7 more cars with same dents on a ford dealer fourcourt at norwich fords dont want to know unless some one else complain iam asking all ford focus drivers check your roof for dent they are hard to spot but if you have them i eurge you to complain to ford uk

Update from Apr 12, 2017: to all ford focus owners from 2014 to present please check the roof rail above drivers door for roof indents they are hard to spot unless your looking for them.

they seem to come to light after standing in full sun light.

if you find any please report them to your ford dealer .

i have been in touch with ford because i found them on my 2016 focus and on the focus before 2015 ford have said its a customer fault but i have found 7 other focus cars on a dealer ship fourcourt in norwich. ford said they are closeing the case as they have not had any other complaints from coustomers.

so if you spot any please report them to ford many thanks

- gerald 29, Bury St Edmunds, UK

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