Ford Focus: Complaints & Recalls

Small, affordable, and efficient: three words that aptly describe the Ford Focus. This model that has tallied millions of sales all over the world in the last few decades.While Ford has certainly sold plenty in the U.S. and abroad, the vehicle isn’t without its occasional faults. If you believe your Focus may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Ford Focus Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

Before we look at a year-by-year analysis, know that from 2011 to 2016, Ford Focus and Ford Fiesta vehicles were part of a class action lawsuit for transmission defects. If you think you may qualify, visit the website dedicated to class action lawsuit

If you purchased a new Focus in the last few years, here’s what you should know, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Ford Focus

Reasons for complaints include:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Transmission clutch slip and fluid leak. Transmission fluid leaking onto a hot surface can cause a fire.
  • Hatchback can be unlatched with only one button press. The driver may accidentally open the hatchback by bumping the button, which could cause an accident or release cargo out of the back of the vehicle.
  • Doors may open unexpectedly. If this happens while the vehicle’s in motion, it could increase the risk of an accident.
  • Loss of motive power from pinion gear wear. Suddenly losing power or the ability to park could cause an accident.
  • Engine may continue to run. If you can’t turn the vehicle off properly, the vehicle may move unintentionally, especially if someone bumps the car into gear.

2016 Ford Focus

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Transmission clutch slip and fluid leak. Transmission fluid leaking onto a hot surface can cause a fire.
  • Hatchback can be unlatched with only one button press. The driver may accidentally open the hatchback by bumping the button, which could cause an accident or release cargo out of the back of the vehicle.
  • Loss of motive power from pinion gear wear. Suddenly losing power or the ability to park could cause an accident.
  • Engine may continue to run. If you can’t turn the vehicle off properly, the vehicle may move unintentionally, especially if someone bumps the car into gear.

2017 Ford Focus

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Hatchback can be unlatched with one button press. The driver may accidentally open the hatchback by bumping the button, which could lose cargo out the back of the vehicle and cause an accident.
  • Insufficient seat frame weld. This could increase the risk of an injury during an accident.

2018 Ford Focus

Complaints are mainly related to:

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 7/29/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Ford Focus

If you’re constantly coordinating with your dealership to fix your Focus, you may have been sold a lemon. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.