2016 Ford Focus fuel system problems: engine stalls, hard to start after fueling

Engine Stalls, Hard To Start After Fueling

2016 Ford Focus

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Ford dealer.

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

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.

10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,950
Average Mileage:
43,250 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace canister purge valve (1 reports)
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2016 Ford Focus fuel system problems

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2016 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 092018

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

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

Car stalled 3 times before I was able to take it into Ford to have the valve fixed. This is extremely dangerous! It's never okay for a car to stall.

- Danielle W., Orem, UT, US

problem #1

Jan 012018

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,500 miles

EVAP FUEL RECOVERY SYSTEM ON THE 2016 FORD FOCUS IS OBVIOUSLY A DESIGN FLAW. NO RECALL! I HAD TO PAY NEARLY $2000 TO REPLACE THE FUEL TANK, PURGE VALVE AND CARBON CANISTER. THE FUEL PUMP WAS COVERED UNDER WARRANTY.

- Randall B., New Market, TN, US

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