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Starting at
$18,515
EPA - est City/Hwy
26/36
Engine
2.0L inline4
Seats
5
Power
160 hp

2016 Ford Focus Overview

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There are no major changes for the 2016 Ford Focus, but it remains a popular choice in the compact sedan/hatchback category. With its comfortable ride and many available technology-oriented features, the 2016 Ford Focus is one of the more appealing small sedans to drive.

You've likely been told how important it is in life to "think big." Well, we're here to suggest that you flip that familiar platitude on its head and instead try "thinking small." Specifically, we're thinking about the 2016 Ford Focus, a car that delivers a sophisticated day-to-day driving experience that's a big deal among compact cars. The 2016 Ford Focus' sporty good looks can be enhanced with the available Sport package offered on SE models. When it comes to that elusive fun-to-drive factor, for example, you'll find the Focus to be one of the more engaging cars in its class, with nimble handling that doesn't come at the expense of ride comfort. The Focus additionally boasts a sharp-looking interior that can be loaded up with the latest technology. This is especially true for 2016, as Ford has fitted the all-new Sync 3 touchscreen interface, which promises quicker responses and easier operation than the discontinued MyFord Touch system. Under the hood, you'll find a full roster of engines. The standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder is a solid effort, but there's also a turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder that returns impressive EPA-estimated fuel economy and is newly available with an automatic transmission for 2016, which should greatly expand its appeal. If you prefer to plug in, the Focus Electric can go roughly 75 miles between charges, a bit less than some rivals but still a useful range for many commuters. There are a lot of great choices for a small sedan or hatchback this year, though. Top alternatives start with the 2016 Mazda 3, which also offers sedan and hatchback body styles and a nice balance of sporty handling and good fuel economy. The redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze and 2016 Honda Civic should be attractive picks, while the value-packed 2016 Kia Forte is another favorite of ours. There's also the refined and roomy 2016 Volkswagen Golf hatchback, which offers both diesel and electric variants. Among this group, the Focus isn't quite the standout it was a few years ago, but it remains one of the better examples of why it makes sense to think small.

The Ford Focus isn't as much of a standout as it was a few years ago, but it remains a smart choice for a small sedan or hatchback.

For 2016, the Ford Focus returns with a new Sync 3 technology interface, a six-speed automatic transmission for the available 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine and minor adjustments to available options packages.



2016 Ford Focus Reviews From Owners
(38 Reviews)

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By Armin

on Sep/12/16

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A perfect car

A perfect car with great handling..have the ecoboost 3 cylinder and it is really the car i really love ...its not expensive and i enjoy driving it..

By Ford333

on Feb/28/17

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Se Sport Sedan w/ Auto 6 Speed

As a 60+ year old car nut, former club racer & ASE Master Certified Mechanic, I believe that I can give useful buyer's information on this new revised Focus. First off, the car has been great with no major trouble issue after 20K miles of driving both heavy city traffic and freeway driving. On the freeway I am currently getting up to 42 mpg if I keep my speed down. The car has no squeeks, raddles, or any non-new car noises of any kind. With the 6-Speed Auto transmission, you must remember that it is a Manual with electronic auto shifting and not a fluid auto transmission. The reason for this is that mechanically the dry clutch does not fully disengage at stops when in drive. That was designed that way on purpose in order to mimick a fluid type automatic transmission "creep". The downside is that you have not only increase wear during long stops, but as and example my incident a while back as follows. One night out in town during stop and go hilly traffic, as I was trying to park in a space on a hill, the overheat transmission light came on and the transmission refuse to move. I had to put it into park and wait 10+ minutes to allow the clutch to cool down enough before putting it back into gear. Best advice is to put the transmission into neutral during long stop lights and stalled traffic to help prevent overheating. Also noted it helped to manually put the Sport shift gear selection into 1st gear when creeping up a hill behind multiple cars in order to reduce the clutch from having to become partually disengauged ( Normal ) during a possible upshift on slow speeds when you know that the car ahead is going to stop or slow down ( Equals wasted shift.). Otherwise the car handles very sporty and brakes excellent, a very driver's type of car on any type of roads. Very good interior and seats with ony grips of needing a little more rear foot room and the unable to fold the rear seats flat. I do like the trunk space of the sedan along with a usable spare donut tire ( Some more expensive cars do not have a spare tire!).

By Ben

on Feb/28/17

2016 Ford Focus


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Problems, Problems Problems

1) Not a quiet ride, feels as if though the car is driving through mud, vibration coming from front end 2)Quality control is lacking (knee airbag replaced, steering rattles, squeaky clutch, fasteners missing, visor spring broke, passenger window would not roll up. 3) @Ford will not assist in helping dealer with repairs as these are normal characteristics of vehicle. 4) Research the transmission before buying this vehicle, if it is your first vehicle purchase please look elsewhere. There are some great 5-speeds out there you will be pleased with.

By Doug D

on Feb/08/17

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Expected mediocrity - got superb quality

I rented this automatic SE focus last summer from a hertz with about 26K on it to do an extensive 4000 miles drive across America. I was not disappointed. Immediately, I noticed that it jerks a little bit shifting from 1st to 2nd gear or going from a dead stop to accelerating. According to some forums and the reviews on here, i'm not entirely alone on that. Other than that, no real shifting problems as it does great on the highway and low speed driving. For gas mileage, I was able to achieve as high as 51MPG doing 65MPH without A/C, 47MPG doing 70MPH without A/C, but on average highway speeds W/ AC about 44MPG. Stop and go traffic W/ AC was on average 34MPG. In comparison to the other competitor vehicles, I was really impressed with the gas mileage and how I was able to easily get over 430 miles on a 12.4 gallon tank - The same amount of miles I get pushing my '96 AT 2.2 accord with a 17 gallon tank. For a mid grade SE package to have 2 USB ports, 2 power accessory ports, an AUX input (in center console) AND a review backup camera is impressive for the price you pay. Above-average quality speakers and entertainment center. At 6'2 and 260 pounds, I honestly fit in better than I thought I would as well as getting in and out - way better than I do in that said-accord. Interior is what you'd imagine it would be for a domestic brand compact car...nothing special, but it is somewhat nicer than what I am used to. Handles great at all speeds although getting pushed by the wind of a semi is expected for a smaller car. Wind noise is average - again, it's a compact domestic brand vehicle. So would I buy this car? Absolutely. I was really looking into a Honda fit for my commuting and long travels, but I'm going to consider this car definitely. If you're like me and you're looking for something that gets very good gas mileage, handles well, has a sufficient enough power for the higher speeds, is easy to maneuver in, and you're not picky about things like interior quality and technology, then this '16 focus is definitely a considerable option - definitely this over a GM or Chrysler division product.

By Jeff

on Jan/31/17

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This car WILL surprise you!! I sure as hell was.

My previous car to this 2016 Ford Focus was a 2007 Mustang. Getting in and out of the Mustang was always uncomfortable and I'm a fit 6' 210 lb guy. The Mustang in a nutshell.. terrible brakes, blind spots and couldn't get out of its own way believe it or not. One day the Mustang was in the shop and I rented a Ford Focus, which in length seemed smaller than the Mustang so I was almost going to change up to a larger car but I decided to stick with it. From the moment I got in the car I was completely surprised. It may appear to be a small car but it feels a whole lot larger once you get in. I slid right into the drivers seat easily. The material used on the cloth seats in this car is very comfortable as well as sturdy enough to stand a beating over time. Fired it up and ran through all the goodies on the dash before hitting the road. Cutting to the chase I was thoroughly impressed with the acceleration which is what rental cars are for right? ;) The dashboard presentation was clear and concise giving a tremendous amount of insight and feature control with a quick press of a button. Handling was spot on and Braking was above average. Trunk space larger than I expected and getting out of the car was as easy as sliding in. I returned the rental, picked up the Mustang and drove straight to my Ford dealer and purchased a Black 2016 Focus SE Sedan with the Sport package, Sirius radio, Fog lamps and a few other goodies. I don't have many miles on the car yet, just around 2700 and have been through 3 oil changes already during this break in period to eliminate the metal shavings that occur in new engines as they seat. I have just now begun to bring the RPM's up and I have to say this Focus' 2.0L 160HP 4 cyl has more kick than my Mustang 6 cyl did. The transmission has been perfect as this car was built after Ford resolved the transmission problem in this model. As expected the Gas mileage has been terrific. The reverse camera is a great feature although it can go blind if you're backing into a spot where the curbs are covered with snow. I found this car to be a pleasant surprise and I'm quite pleased with its pep, braking and comfort. And on top of it all its a good looking machine. I believe anyone, as long as you're not 6' 5" or better, that gives this car a test drive will be uniquely surprised just as I was. Diggin this ride!!!

By Jjpcat

on Jan/11/17

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Dirt cheap electric car

Can't believe Ford was making this offer. The total 3-year-lease cost is less than $4500 after government rebate. So far I am very happy with it. Very quiet, good SONY sound system, comfortable ride. Touch screen responses quickly. Besides the tight back seat that everyone is talking about, there are only 2 small issues with the car. Front arm rest is way too far from the driver. It's useless for people under 6'6". And like 2012 Fusion I used to own, the windshield is very easy to frost up by the moisture.

By Benjamin Nance

on Sep/17/16

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Great car

I would have to say, the car is great. I have a SE Hatchback Focus Black with Black Leather. The only problem I have with the car is the lack of Horsepower/Torque. I have 160HP with 130T which is very little. I do have plans on upgrading, ut I will wait till the warranty is up. 3yrs 36000 miles and 60000 powertrain. All in all, I recommend this car. This car is soo much better than my last car. 2012 Ford Focus. I could name many reasons I really disliked my 2012 car. Might be woth adding, but im running out of room to write. FYI, Ford Focus cars are great if you steer clear of year 2013-2014 models due to Gearbox issues.

By Gary Verburg

on Aug/31/16

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New focus real value

Great gas mileage at a great price. Forty miles to the gallon and $10,000 less than a hybrid.

By 19DIGx

on Jan/04/17

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4th Focus in 16 Years

I have driven nothing but Ford Focus for 16 years now, and the 2016 Titanium is by far the best. Excellent interior/instrument panel, fuel economy, ride, handling, the list goes on. I have read reports regarding issues with the transmissions on the Focus, but I have no complaints at all. The salesman at the dealer told me the car will adjust to my driving style, which I find is true. Yes, it's a little odd when I do not press on the accelerator firmly, but when I do, it performs just fine for my tastes. Love the car!

By D P

on Dec/22/16

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Buy a Mazda 3 instead

Transmission is awful. Grinding and shaking is called 'normal' by Ford service. Noisy pumps are also considered 'normal'. I tried to save a few bucks and buy American but this will keep me from ever buying a Ford again. Comfort on long trips is lacking as well. Parking brake is positioned just in the wrong place and digs into right leg.

By Samantha

on Nov/18/16

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Awesome, versatile car

I am very happy with my 2016 Ford Focus and have been since the day I bought it. As someone who commutes to school, work, and various other places in a given day, this car is perfect for someone who is looking for a great car for them to commute in; easy to get in and out of parking spots, a breeze to parallel park in, decent gas mileage, and all that jazz. My only complaint is that the button on the emergency break gets "weird" and gets stuck on the occasion, but that is it. The radio and bluetooth have cooperated with me and have not caused me any issues, and out of the 5 months I have had it, it has never needed to be taken into the shop (I drive a considerable amount every day). Also, I recommend this car to someone running on the shorter side- I am only about 5'3", so this car is easy to get in and out of from the drivers seat, but other taller family members of mine have required a bit more effort getting swiftly in and out of it despite adjusting the seat.

By Christian Wilson

on Nov/07/16

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The perfect car

Go to a place where the sales people know their product and are willing to take the time to explain the vehicle to you. This is the first time I purchased a Ford product and I had a good sales person who took the time to discuss the vehicle and show many of the things that make it a great vehicle. I find the rear view camera to be a great asset and the car is comfortable to ride in, but a little difficult to get into, but in time I am sure that I will adjust to it.

By Rodney Winter

on Oct/19/16

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Great Car!!!

This is a very good car, I love the MPG I am getting. Very nice car!

By Rickey Silverman

on Oct/03/16

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Sporty drive in an economy car. Above the rest!

The best features of this car are its attractive looks, driveability and availabiity of many trim levels, engines, tires and wheels allowing you to choose your own style. I love my SE with the sports and trim packages and the automatic. The controls are simple and logical, the backup camera is a a useful tool for in town parking and I am thoroughly enjoying the Sirius stereo and handy bluetooth compatibility. The car feels smooth and responsive and handles beautifully. It is a quiet as a Cadillac my friends say. Comfortable too especially in front. The rear seats are a bit small though. The car also doesn't seem to have great traction in the wet though. I have yet to experience the New England winter yet. I like having the paddle shifter for the automatic too, though I haven't used it much.I am not worried about reliability as it is a lease! Enjoyable and fun drive.More fun than the Subaru Impreza and the Toyota Corolla, plus I love having a hatchback.

By David Smith

on Aug/21/16

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Value for money

The Focus model S gives you a completely acceptable car at a great price.

By Jo Ann Moschetto

on Jul/23/16

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Sassy Scarlet is her name

I love the car in general. The race red is awesome. The only thing I don't like is the tight back seat. Not enough room for passengers over 5 feet.

By Kenneth Argenta

on Jul/21/16

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Ford person

Check the docking fee, which is a joke for consumers,that't a mark-up for dealers. Also the taxes and everything else before buying.

By David Holmes

on May/22/16

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It will Surprise You

It makes you feel great to be the owner. Others are impressed with the quality as well.

By Jtc

on Jul/08/16

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Not a bad compact car!

Not that the power shift transmission is not a Automatic, it is a manual with automatic shifting. Overall a good little ride for the money. I like the sportier look the 2016 with the Se appearance package has.

By Michael. E

on Jun/24/16

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Good Looking and Zippy

I decided to go for The 2016 Ford Focus SE Hatch, this is my first car and I think this was a good choice for the following reasons 1- Loads of safety features (back up cam and parking sensors) 2- electronics, sync is great it helps keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road and 3-ease of operation, this car isn't complicated, during my permit phase I was learning how to drive in a fiesta, I LOVED that car. The fiesta reminds me of the focus (except the focus weights more) so if you drove the fiesta then you will be very familiar with the Focus. Now the juicy details : ENGINE - Peppy, good amount of grunt but the computer is laggy when you need to put your foot down to quickly change lanes or merge on the highway (i believe if your in manual mode you wont have this issue). INTERIOR - Not bad, no squeaks or raddles (yet) every panel seems to fit. I have the appearance package so I have leather seats, they are OK but nothing to shout about. There is a lack of storage cubbys but this forces you to keep your car clean so I am not complaining to much. My car also was equipped with a leather wrapped steering wheel gives you the feeling of driving something that is more luxurious. EXTERIOR - looks great, I like the aggressive look that ford is giving their new line of cars, I opted for black on black theme which means the black 5 spoke wheels and black paint (the leather seats are also black) It has a police interceptor look. I also love the LED running lights on this years model, it makes the car look futuristic in the day and a bat out of hell at night. DRIVING EXPERIENCE AND DAILY USE - I do a mix of city and highway driving and I was very impressed with its highway performance, the cabin noise is low, ride quality is OK (not to stiff or bouncy) and the hatchback and fold down seats are awesome. Overall great first car but i am debating on returning it at the end of the lease. I want to keep it but accessory support seems to be limited to Factory parts at this time and I am very scared of the troublesome for power-shift transmission. I guess time will tell.

By Scc

on Nov/02/16

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Great car for the price

Used to drive a 2000 focus and I decided to buy the newest model. Great car for the money. Drives great. My only complaint is the lack of quality control. The door gaps and body lines. They do not line up well. I expected better from a new car.

By Paul G.

on Nov/30/16

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Bought it for the Great Gas Mileage

I'd previously owned two 2003 Focus hatchbacks with automatic transmissions that my sons drove.
I'd always been impressed with their quick acceleration and solid handling. After reading
reviews on this generation, I purchased a well-equipped model, but with the manual transmission
(so as to avoid the issues so many others had complained about with the DCT). It easily delivers
2 out of 3 things I wanted - terrific fuel economy (30 MPG after 1300 miles, though my shorter trips
as the weather is becoming cold it's getting me around 27 MPG), and very nimble handling. Other bonuses:
it's fun to drive, the German manual tranny & clutch are the smoothest I've ever had, it's quiet, the
interior is nicely appointed. Contrary to what some say, the back seat leg room seems adequate for my
5'11" teenager. Also, the storage space is fine, especially with the rear seats folded.

The third thing? I can get "zippy" (my wife's word) acceleration, but only if I rev high in 1st
& 2nd gears. I also drive an '07 Mustang GT, so I think I'm just having to deal with the adjustment.
The older 2.3L 4-speed AOD models I've driven seemed to move very quickly, but they probably also
lingered in the lower gears.

My major complaint: There is NO elbow room. When I'm by myself (which is why I bought this -
I no longer needed the SUV I was driving before), all is good. When there's a passenger in the car,
there's just not enough space. Yes, I have broad shoulders, so this may not be a problem for you.
While I shift, it seems I'm always jostling the passenger unless they're planted as far right as
possible in their seat. Leather seats are a little sticky. Every day, at first application, the brakes
grab hard. I'd also have liked an auto-dimming mirror, but on the whole, I'm very happy with my new purchase.

By Arthur James

on Nov/17/16

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Dual clutch sucks

Do not buy this my brand new ford focus se makes grinding noises and trembles when its going from 1 st to 2nd gear.

By Matt L

on Mar/01/16

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First Ford! Great Vehicle!

Just picked up a brand new 2016 Focus and I'm in love! Great vehicle with a surprising amount of pep and very zippy steering. This car is fun to drive and is great for both highway and city traffic settings. The quick manueverability has already helped me get out of gridlock a couple times and the 201a package with Sync 3 and Sony sound system rocks. I got a great deal on this car and I'm very impressed with the quality.

By Jeff Sandburg

on Nov/12/16

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Good car but having buyers remorse.

I am about 5 months into owning this car. I have put a little over 6,000 miles on it and it is already going into the shop for the second time due to the transmission issues. The automated manual transmissions in these focus' are horrible, in my opinion. It jerks and shifts hard to the point where I hear metal grinding. This car is new. I should not be having these problems. Very disappointed in Ford to put out a car like this. I do love the look of the car and interior. The engine performance is great but it's hard to enjoy the ride when your car violently shakes off the light. Would be a wonderful car if a conventional automatic transmission was used.

By Codey

on Nov/03/16

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You get what you bargain for

5 months in and 3 trips to the shop later. Got a call today saying one of the clutches for the dual clutch automatic transmission needs to be replaced. Such a disappointment for car that is only 5 months old. The transmission jerks like crazy, shifts are hard and loud. Really disappointed because the engine in this baby is full of life and gas mileage is great! Traded in an 01 Nissan Maxima with no problems to be left stranded while my new car gets repaired. Next time do your research before you make a big purchase.

By Evan Selby

on Aug/05/16

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My 2nd Focus in 10 years - WOW!

I had a 2007 Focus SE Hatchback and just purchased a 2016 Focus SE Hatchback two weeks ago. I really liked the first one, but this one is an entirely different animal. Ford kept the best of the previous models and managed to add a whole collection of improvements. I opted for the Stick Shift with the SE Luxury Package- -Rear Disc Brakes, Leather, Fog Lamps, LED Running Lights, 17" alloys and upgraded stereo system. Handling for the Focus has always been a hallmark of the model, but Ford managed to improve it. After driving it nearly 1200 miles, all I can say is WOW! What a difference 9 years made in the level of refinement. Quieter, more powerful, awesome handling and shifting, and lots of nifty features like Traction Control, Hill Assist and a Back up Camera. It's like Ford actually got in my head when I was driving the last car and got the wish list of items I had for that vehicle and added them for my next purchase. I will say that Stick Shift Models are somewhat hard to find - My dealership rep took 3 weeks to get one in with the specs that I provided him with. Cons: Tight back seat, Tall gearing in Final drive.

By J. Griffith

on Jun/27/16

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You get what you pay for

Cons: Bought a 2016 Focus S Sedan less than 3 weeks ago. Within the first 400 miles of driving it the passenger side rear wheel cap fell off. This wasn't covered by the warranty. Luckily the parts are so cheaply made that it only costs $36 to replace, although this should not be occurring with a brand new vehicle. Vibrations are also noted in the front seat roof storage panel, possibly from a loose part. Being an S model, the panel is merely for show and has no direct access without taking the entire panel off. An unnecessary feature in my opinion. Acceleration is minimal at best and the rear seats offer little leg room if you are a taller driver. On the manual transmission model the pedals have a cramped feel; the clutch could be offset to the left by 3-4 inches. Pros: Basic model (S trim) still offers Ford Sync and a rear backup system with monitor. Instrument panel is well laid out. Spacious seating in the front if you don't mind compromising for rear seat leg room. Smooth shifting with a manual 5-speed transmission. Fuel efficient for both city and highway driving.

By Java-Dprix

on May/04/16

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Great engine and comfortable ride

I have had the car for not very long but I really enjoy it for the way it is. It drives smooth and as for the hatchback 4 doors; it's a great sporty.
I find out that a compact Ford now can completely beat the Japanese models markets and so on. I'm renting it and as for highway rides, it drives really smooth with good performance, wonderful shifting with quiet sound. This 4 cylinder will not make me regret on driving and spending money daily on renting it.
Go Ford.

By Michael Nevettie

on Mar/18/16

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Looked good..

Traded in my 2015 Focus SE (sometimes lagging downshift acceleration, poor stereo) for a 2016 Titanium Hatchback. Persistent pull or drift to the left at times exacerbated by braking. Had grey goo on my sunroof, broken piece of plastic found in glove box on unknown origin. Slight squeak upon starting, rattle in in right front, sunroof buttons too small to push, tire (hum) noise, driver's seat is power but the back will not independently recline (no lever), Sony stereo needs more precise mids & highs adjustments.

By Bc72393

on Jul/30/16

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Champagne on a beer budget

I leased my 2016 Focus Titanium in March, and I have put 7,000 miles on it since then. I absolutely LOVE this car - I look forward to driving it every single day. I have owned a 1999 Volvo V70 XC, a 2011 Mazda3, and most recently a 2005 Acura 3.5 RL, and this is by far my favorite out of all of them. Coming from the Acura, the Focus drives and feels like a bigger, more expensive car than the price tag would suggest. It is solid, with a smooth, buttoned-down ride, and exceptionally tight handling and steering feel. It feels much more solid and smoother than my Mazda 3 ever did, and it has much lower levels of road noise as well. The front seats are comfortable and supportive, even over extended periods, and the level of technology is impressive. I love the Sony stereo (which is powerful and has punchy bass), the navigation system, rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and the SiriusXM TravelLink (which has already saved me from several traffic jams). The remote start has been great in both the cold winter weather AND the humid summer weather that plagues New England. Best of all, the gas mileage is far superior to that of any of my past vehicles, especially when it only costs about $20 - $25 to fill the tank. The only true downsides are a lack of rear-seat legroom for taller people, and the dual-clutch PowerShift transmission, which can get a little confused at lower speeds. It is worth noting that I test drove a 2012 Focus back in 2011, and it is MUCH improved over the earlier model years. Certainly not a deal-breaker, and not nearly as bad as some of the reviews claim, just something that takes a little bit of adjusting to. A little more power would be nice as well, but I was spoiled by the V6 in my Acura, and the increase in gas mileage more than makes up for it. Overall, I find my 2016 Focus Titanium to be a fantastic car for the money, and I do not feel I downgraded by switching from a luxury/premium brand. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a high quality vehicle without breaking the bank

By Frank

on May/18/16

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Focus Titanium

Traded a 2016 Mazda CX-5 Gran Touring in for the Focus. Mazda was a POS! Too many problems that dealer couldn't find anything wrong. Anyways...the Focus is a great little car. Rides smooth, quite and gets great gas mileage. I'm getting 33.9 MPG. I drive about 75 miles to and from work each day and I like the savings on gas. Now for the bad. Not much storage up front. The cubby hole in front of the shifter is useless. It's so small I can't use it. The console storage is also small. Both need to bigger. Inside the cup holders there are these rubber things to help hold cups in place. They are very troublesome because they hold your cup too tight and when I reach for my drink, I often pull the top off and spill it. But I will cut them out with a razor blade. No self dimming rear view mirror. Lately the car shutters when accelerating from a slow roll or stopping from a slow roll. Will take to Ford to see what the problem is. Overall I'm pleased with the car. It's just a car and gets me from point A to point B. That's all I need.

By RainRoc

on May/11/16

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Love my Ride

I still love my Ford Focus!! Great gas mileage and it is still fun to drive. I have the hatchback and when I need extra storage, the hatchback provides it! Love the interior design. Love driving it!!

By Bruce Cummings

on Sep/24/16

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They fixed the transmission perfectly on these.

No more off-line hesitancy or stuttering from the automatic transmissions of these new Focuses. Ford FINALLY fixed that multi-year problem for good. The new one here is silky-smooth. Of course the rest of the car was already competitive, and a great value during rebate time. Watch for aggressive small-car promotions from Ford to maintain their corporate average fuel economy in light of their booming truck and SUV sales. They're GIVING away Focuses and Fiestas.

By Jordan R

on Apr/25/16

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Great value

Purchased a 2016 Focus SE w/Sport Appearance package as a daily driver. Mix of city/expressway driving. IMO the Sport appearance package is the best bang for the buck. You get a ton of features with it including: rear disc brakes, upgraded rear bumper, painted lower trim, fog lights, upgraded front honeycomb trim, paddle shifters, leather steering wheel, leather shifter, and 17" upgraded wheels and tires. All that for about a grand more. I will admit the "leather" on the steering wheel is nothing to write home about, but it is better than the standard wheel on the S. I liked the Mazda 3, but given the discounts and incentives combined with the better priced packages the Focus came out much much cheaper. Mazda's appearance package for example is 1750 and if you get it on the i-Sport you have to add an additional package further increasing the costs. MSRP on iSport and iTouring (how I would equip) were 1500 and 2500 higher respectively. Fuel economy has been right around the combined mark of 30, sometimes up to 32 combined. It won't win any races but the engine is smooth and has enough power for passing. I find the electronic steering very good, I never feel any vagueness or sluggishness. It's very direct and dialed in well. Prior years have had problems with the powershift dual clutch trans. So far I've not had any issues, but I've been driving dual clutch trans since 2007. There are certain quirks about them that aren't seen in a conventional auto with a torque converter. I may end up buying the extended warranty depending on how others fair with the trans. I plan on keeping this car a long time. I love the multi-function display and it's many options. It has a display with info on several catagories or you can focus in on one catagory such as a digital speedometer. The eco stuff is kind of goofy and seems pointless. I've already achieved "Eco Champion" even though I have no idea how I did it. I don't drive with economy in mind. I did have the display freeze on me one time during a 40 mile trip. I attempted to switch from Trip 1 to Trip 2 and it hung up with a blank blue background with miles and gears displayed. The miles were stuck and did not go up. Once I got to my destination the screen stayed on with the key out of the ignition. Eventually it went out and came back to normal once I restarted the car. The miles did jump up to the expected amount. Has not happened since, so hopefully it was a fluke. Steering wheel controls are plentiful and work well. Bluetooth audio streaming works well and picks up quick. I prefer paddle shifters to the +/- on the gear shifter. If in manual mode and making a left turn - to shift into 2nd the upshift button will be up at the 12 o'clock position. It's just awkward, but my GTI was like that as well. My Evo MR has it on the column so they don't move with the wheel. Back seat is a little tight in the leg room department, but I will rarely have anyone back there. Little touches like dual USB, hinged 12v power cover, coin slot, arm rest tray, and a plethora of cubbies are very nice. Has the three blinks option when using the turn signal which I prefer. It may seem kind of cheesy but I like the wipers. They aren't normal in their sweep, they kind of come out of the middle. I would call it euro-style. This also means you don't get the half moon missed spot in the middle since they fold back into that spot. There's a couple of minor annoyances I've uncovered after owning it for a few months. First is the top of the dashboard is not dull enough and reflects onto the windshield quite a bit in the mornings driving directly east. Next is there is a slight dip in the dash where it meets the windshield (this is for the defroster). Normally this wouldn't be any sort of issue but it causes a visual distortion due to the reflection change. For example if you are driving along a road marked with a solid line to the right - you will notice the line will shift on the bottom inch or so of the windshield due to this. Once you see this it WILL annoy you. I had to point it out to a passenger and once they noticed it it bothered them too. Last the key I have is not smart (that's a different package) I wish however that it at least folded or something. It's a bit bulky and "old fashioned". Audi/VW keys for example flip out like a switch blade and as such fit better in your pocket. I am overall very happy with this purchase and would buy it again if I had a mulligan.

By SHERRY SMITH

on Feb/12/16

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Upgrade from a Prius C to a Ford Focus Hatchback

I traded in a 2013 Prius C for a 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback. I am very happy with the Focus. The Focus is slightly longer and wider than the Prius C. The materials used in the Focus interior are a higher quality than the materials used in the Prius C. The Focus is more comfortable, quieter and has more pep than the Prius C. The Prius C had quite a bit of road noise while driving, making it hard, at times, to listen to music or be on the phone. There are two things I miss about the Prius C: 1) the wonderful gas mileage (52 mpg) and 2) the hands-free entry (I never had to pull my key out, the door unlocked automatically when I approached the car). I am still getting used to having to unlock the Focus with the key fob. (Such a minor inconvenience, however I REALLY liked the push-button start in the Prius and the auto-unlock, making getting in and out of the car hands-free.) Another Focus plus: the seat warmer in the Focus has 3 temperatures where the Prius C only had 1 (and the heat seemed to toggle on and off). Also, the Focus has a heated steering wheel, which comes with the All-Weather package. Again, something I never thought I wanted! Now that I have it, I love it. Perfect for Michigan winters. All in all, the Focus is a superior car to the Prius C, with high quality materials and a solid, stable, peppy feel behind the wheel. It is excellent quality for the price. I highly recommend the 2016 Ford Focus Hatchback.

By Steven Sullivan

on Mar/01/16

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Wow! Ford has really put together a winner here.

It feels like a larger car when sliding along the highway absorbing bumps and breaks in the road. The leather seats and wonderful environment make you feel very comfortable no matter what is happening outside...get the Titanium. The voice activated GPS is amazing. It take only a few minutes to learn how to go places efficiently and safely.

I sometimes wish the engine had more torque like my GTI. But the gas mileage improvement is well worth it. Just relax and get there safe and comfortably.

This car has maximum safety in mind. They thought of everything. The Ford engineers added every relevant safety feature to this package.

By Ilan

on Sep/04/16

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Best. Purchase. Ever.

Recently chose a Focus as my first new car (SE sedan w/ the 4-cylinder and a manual transmission) after having driven the Mazda3, Golf, Jetta, Elantra, Forte, Cruze, Civic, Corolla and Lancer. Being a driving enthusiast (albeit on a serious budget) I found all but the Ford, Mazda 3 and the VW's to be pretty awful. In the case of the Focus it is for all intents and purposes the same car that I recently drove in Portugal and feels very much like a small European sports sedan. Steering is precise, handling is stellar for what it is, the interior is of high quality (with a bit of a playful, cockpit-like feel), the ride is taught and compliant, the 4-banger produces adequate power and and there's very little road noise compared to the competition. The fact that I paid less than $13,000 (with incentives and rebates) for such an experience is well...pleasingly ridiculous every day. That it came with nicer wheels and tires than the Mazda3 or Jetta (16" alloys with Continentals) and all the basic power and infotainment options including a backup camera, etc. just sweetened the deal. Yes, the VW's are more refined and the Mazda is a bit more playful but for those that love to drive value-wise the Focus blows everything else out of the water. I almost got the Jetta turbo but in the end was happy spending thousands less for a lot of fun while supporting American manufacturing (the Focus is built in Michigan) versus a company that knowingly poisoned the planet and deceived millions of consumers. Yes I was aware of the reliability issues surrounding the dual-clutch transmission and although I understand things have gotten better, I dealt with my concerns by getting the manual I wanted anyway. My only serious gripes about the car is that I would love a center armrest that extends like the VW's and the backseat couldn't possibly be any tighter and miserable than it is. Overall though I couldn't be happier with my purchase and highly recommend the Focus to anyone who loves to drive but doesn't have the funds to spring for a GTI, WRX or ST.



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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    104.3 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    178.5 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    80.5 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    57.7 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    2932 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    43.1 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    55.6 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    33.2 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    53.7 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    13.2 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    MANUAL
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.82 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    215
  • Rear Tire Profile
    55



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front
  • Knee Airbags
    Driver Only


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    10
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Watts
    355
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    2.0L Inline4 16 Valve Regular Gas Unleaded
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    12.4 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Vehicle Performance

Titanium 5-door Hatchback / FWD / 5M

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.3 sec @ 88 mph
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ST 5-door Hatchback (Ford Perf Pack) / FWD / 6M

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.0 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.6 sec @ 96.4 mph
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ST 5-door Hatchback / FWD / 6M

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.8 sec @ 94.3 mph
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ST 5-door Hatchback / FWD / 6M

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    14.9 sec @ 94 mph
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SE EcoBoost Sedan / FWD / 6M

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.4 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.2 sec @ 81 mph
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True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $10,142
  • Private Seller Price
    $11,689
  • Dealer Price
    $12,856
  • Original MSRP
    $18,515

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2016 Ford Focus
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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 Ford Focus Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    26 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    36 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 4
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    6
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2016 Ford Focus Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years

2016 Ford Focus Key Factors

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Pros

  • Attractive interior
  • Abundant list of upscale and high-tech options.
  • Balanced ride and handling
  • Quiet interior

Cons

  • Tight backseat
  • Underwhelming acceleration, particularly with the 1.0-liter engine.


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2016 Ford Focus True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,378$1,426$1,476$1,528$1,581$7,389
Maintenance$301$438$945$512$2,437$4,633
Repairs$0$0$128$307$449$884
Taxes & Fees$1,769$167$159$153$147$2,395
Financing$488$386$282$173$62$1,391
Depreciation$4,498$1,117$983$871$782$8,251
Fuel$1,350$1,391$1,432$1,475$1,519$7,167
True Cost To Own ®$9,784$4,925 $5,405$5,019 $6,977$32,110

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Ford Focus NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 02/22/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While driving on highway 95 approximately 65 miles per hour southbound i heard a loud explosion, i did not feel any impact on the automobile but began to hear rattling on the top of the roof. when i pulled over, i saw that sunroof had shattered and exploded. the sunroof cover on the inside of the vehicle was closed and had not been opened. no object hit the sunroof, it just exploded. i have pictures. no other damage to the vehicle anywhere.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/18/2016

Component(s): WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tire separated on both sides walls at the time the tire made a boom noise. move to the side of the road. in motion on job in jacksonville.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/11/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The transmission on this vehicle shudders, especially when cornering . this shudder has become more pronounced,


Date Complaint Filed: 06/28/2016

Component(s): VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I bought my new car ford focus 2016 the vehicle was stopped completely and the car was in drive i did not hit the gas pedal, but the car started going back and forth, the car moved forward about 10 feet and i caused a crash. miles 9,498 the car was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed and nothing wrong was found.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/10/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My son wrecked our brand new ford, over 6,000 dangero. most of the damage was front end. none of the air bags deployed. not a good safety feature if they don't work.


Date Complaint Filed: 07/18/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | POWER TRAIN | VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 ford focus. the contact stated that the vehicle experienced lunging, the rpm went abnormally high, and the windshield shattered after an insect flew into a windshield. the contact stated that the vehicle felt abnormal as though it was lacking power during turns and through normal operation. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the windshield was fractured, but was not diagnosed or repaired for the other failures. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was approximately 13,646. updated 09/08/16*lj


Date Complaint Filed: 07/26/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My 2016 ford focus has 5500 miles on it and it overheated last week, ford towed to dealer and after a few days got a call stating there was a engine problem and the engine needs to be replaced. i asked if they could just give me a new vehicle because of the low millage and i was to no by district service manager. last ford i buy


Date Complaint Filed: 08/16/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 ford focus. the contact stated that the vehicle shuttered and experienced a complete loss of power. the checking engine and service car soon warning indicators illuminated. in addition, while driving 65 mph, the vehicle experienced a loss of power for a second time. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired; however, the failure recurred. the contact informed the dealer of the recurring failure and the technician stated that the vehicle performed as intended. the manufacturer was notified of the failures. the failure mileage was 10.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/29/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I bought the car in april 2016. i had it less than two weeks before i took it back to the dealership over the transmission. i don't think i'd even put 500 miles on it yet. of course they told me to bring it back after 1,200 miles since the that's the transmissions "greenbelt period". it's been back, needless to say i'm still having the issue. when the light turns green, i hit the gas and the car goes nowhere. it revs up to about 2,000 rpm, then drops back down, engages the gear and starts to move. and when it finally does start to move, it crawls away like a turtle. even if i go pedal-to-the-metal, it makes no difference. i don't think i've ever yelled at the car i'm in to "move it's ass". it's pathetic. i have the 4 cylinder model too. while trying to merge on the interstate under heavy acceleration, the car pops out of gear and will redline while losing speed rapidly. i've nearly been rear-ended 6 times trying to get on the interstate. fortunately (or unfortunately perhaps) my car has the ford selectshift transmission, so i've learned to put it into selectshift mode and keep the car in 2nd or 3rd gear until i've made it on to the interstate. at that point, i move the shifter back into "drive" (d) and pray the car accelerates when i hit the gas. but i'm not done. when switching lanes on the interstate, i have to be sure that the lane i'm moving to has at least at 5 car gap because once i've switched lanes and hit the accelerator to pass, move into my new lane and lift my foot, the car continues to accelerate for another second or two, then pops out of gear and reengages. i chose the first date it happened for "when did this happen?". the issue persists today, august 29th, 2016. the car currently has 8,500 miles on it.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/25/2016

Component(s): AIR BAGS | ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL | SEAT BELTS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

When the car starts, it displays several dashboard warning messages and chimes, indicating malfunctioning air bags, seat belts, traction control, and hill start assist (manual transmission). dealership diagnosed a faulty restraint control module (rcm) and said the car was unsafe to drive until the module is replaced. that was two months ago, and the dealership still hasn't found the replacement part.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/27/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Bought this car this spring and been having shifting problems. the dealership says it is normal for this car. it feels like a misfire but it the electronic shifted manual transmission. if i knew this before i bought the car i would not have.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/02/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Transmission shudders, hesitates, and vibrates when accelerating from a stop and shifting between first and second gear. this is an automatic transmission. sometimes the car will not accelerate quick enough so it can be dangerous when pulling into an intersection with moving cars. ford says that it is normal. the car vibrates so bad my comatose kids (always on phone) even mention why the car feels so shaky. for a new car it is unacceptable. i have a 12 year old car that is much smoother than this and it is worth $1200. not to mention safer.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/01/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle transmission stutters, hesitates and shakes upon takeoff. no accident has occurred due to this condition but several close calls have occurred. the dealership that inspected the vehicle complaint could in fact replicate the complaint but stated the transmission didn't hesitate and stutter"enough" to warrant a fix. it seems waiting for a fatality is not the correct stance for ford prior to having a recall for this problem or to fix this individual transmission problem. i understand there is currently a class action proceeding regarding these faulty transmissions. the dealer readily admitted this transmission is a problem but ford does not care to address it.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/29/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle was taken in twice to the dealer to repair issue with the coolant sensor and associated wiring harness. faulty coolant sensor/wiring harness/other causes cel to illuminate. during normal driving, vehicle will go in to 'failsafe mode' which drastically lowers power output. this happens intermittently and randomly. vehicle must be restarted for it to function normally again. only to go back in to 'failsafe mode' shortly after. this presents a safety issue during merging, passing, steep uphill driving, and any other instance which requires power to avoid a collision with a moving vehicle and/or stationary object. this has happened to me twice in 2 days. i was merging on to the highway. i try to match the speed of traffic but is unable to due to the 'failsafe mode' my vehicle was in. i was nearly rear ended by another vehicle. luckily, the other vehicle was able to slow down enough not to hit me. and fortunately, there was no other vehicle behind them. my inability to merge safely in to traffic on the highway presents a huge safety risk for myself and other motorists.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/04/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Transmission shudders upon take off , and funny noise on bottom end of vehicle. seems to have no acceleration between 1st & 2nd gear.








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