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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$2,800
Average Mileage:
30,300 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced steering rack and pinion assembly (1 reports)
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2016 Ford Focus steering problems

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2016 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 252020

Focus SE 2.0L I4 Di

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,150 miles

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

2016 Ford Focus SE purchased July 2018 from FORD dealership. 12,000 miles. Pre-certified, Lease return. Clean car fax. Drove it 17,000 miles in two years. July 2018 - 2020. Steering Assist Fault light comes on June 2020. Steering wheel locked. Vehicle towed to original dealership. Catastrophic failure of steering system. $2,800 repair Failure mileage was 29,000 Orlando, FL.

- Audrey R., Burnsville, MN, US

problem #1

Aug 252017

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,450 miles

Ford Focus 2016, purchased vehicle less than a month ago. Power steering has failed twice. Vehicle is in for repair. I will keep you posted.

- dcwlong, Mobile, US

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