CarComplaints.com 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.

4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
9,500 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2016 Ford Focus drivetrain problems

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2016 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 012016

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I noticed a noise in the front end during driving slow going forward and backwards. It sounds like a transmission issue or something in the drivetrain. I brought it into the dealer and they told me that that is normal due to the car having a manual shift within the automatic transmission. I did not argue because I needed to car to commute but thought it was odd they tell me this with only 9500 miles on the car.

I am bringing it back and am having a technician ride with me to verify the noise and have them give me a better explanation.

- John S., New Smyrna Beach, US

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