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2011 Ford Fiesta Problems and Repair Histories

235 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Ford Fiesta. 124 of these members (52.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 327 repairs to 2011 Ford Fiestas--an average of 1.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 Ford Fiesta problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 Ford Fiesta problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 Ford Fiesta problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2011 Ford Fiesta repairs by problem area

23% of the 2011 Ford Fiesta repairs were to the engine, 16% to the transmission, 5% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 8% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 327 repairs.

2011 Ford Fiesta repair cost distribution

Of the 2011 Ford Fiesta repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 27% cost less than $100, 47% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, and 7% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 15 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2011 Ford Fiesta problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Ford Fiesta

Engine not specified

Ford Fiesta in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 1000    
2000 0 Car does not run smoothly, maybe an electrical problem. 
 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4dr Sedan

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fiesta in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
2000 0 Gas gauge does not go to full. Unable to fix now. 
11000 0 Gas gauge didn't go to full since car was delivered. Took until January for the dealership to get the OK to fix. 
47300 0 Oil leak Part of the steering shaft was repalced. Made noise when turned. 
58000 0 Check engine light went on, went off a few days later. Hasn't been on since. 
74000 100 Front end was rattling. New inner tie rod end and new front struts. Covered under extended warranty with $100 deductible. 
75000 0 Strut bearing. 
77000 0 Hood prop holder broke. Replaced strut bearing. Took over two months to get the part. 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4dr Hatch

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fiesta in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
3000 0 Check engine light came on at 2,525 miles. Took to dealer who said the code for the alert was gross evaporation from unknown source. Thought perhaps some fuel evaporated in tank. No repairs, just cleared light. 
12000 0 Fuse panel near driver's right foot not clipped properly, so panel would periodically detach from the center console. mechanic said a clip was missing, fixed easily. 
30000 0 Sync module completely replaced because it wouldn't recognize bluetooth, USB after software update. Over 1-month wait to get a new Sync module due to backorder. Missed work because only a M-f/9-5 specialist could perform the repair. 
42000  
Ford Fiesta in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2010 1000    
1000 0 All of the fluid leaked out of the transmission without any kind of notice from check engine lite or vehicle health report. Car made loud noise going uphill and after parked in garage noticed a large puddle of fluids on floor. Replaced transmission. 
1000 0 A cover came loose and was rubbing on the axle. 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
0 Fuel gauge not reading full. The maximum reading on a full tank is just over 3/4. The service department forwarded a service note from the manufacturer stating the fuel sender unit is defective and that there is no replacement as of yet. 
4340 0 Fixed fuel guage. A number of attempts were made. Attempt to replace the fuel sender unit in August was disallowed by Ford. In early January, attempted a software update with no success and decided to replace the entire instrument cluster. 
18600  
Ford Fiesta in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 3000    
6000 0 Speedomer reads 2.5mph fast at 50mph and 4.5 to 5mph fast at actual speed of 70mph. Ford states that the varience meets Ford standards and can not be calibrated. 
9300 0 Very small amount of oil dripping from bell housing. Dealer states lubricant from starter motor is the cause and has ordered new starter motor. 
81000 404 Had to replace catalytic converter. 
125000  
Ford Fiesta in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
1000 0 Reprogram PCM and TCM per TSB 
 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
2000 0 Both rear shocks leaked oil. A Ford engineer I talked to said that examination of the first set showed that paint on the shaft had damaged the seal of the shock. Door edge trim peeling off. Starter Bendix was over-lubricated: appeared to be an oil leak when grease melted & dripped from engine bellhousing. Disassembled, cleaned, reassembled. 
12000 0 Both rear shock absorbers leaking oil. Shocks replaced for second time. 
25000 0 Rear shocks were leaking. 
 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
0 The grounding wire was too short. When the car was started at the dealership a second time, the engine stumbled and the 'check engine' light appeared and remained solid. As it turns out, a longer grounding wire resolved the problem. 
3400 0 Fuel gauge is defective and could not be repaired after replacing the fuel sender unit and updating the car's software. A new instrument cluster has been ordered to attempt, yet again, a fix to the problem. The fuel gauge never showed the correct volume of fuel in the gas tank. After replacing the fuel sensor without success at an earlier date, the dealer replaced the entire instrument cluster. Finally and thankfully, this fixed the problem! 
3720  
Ford Fiesta in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 0    
2000 0 Driver's side LED parking lamp loose on bottom end. Simple reattachment needed. 
10000 0 Car exhibited "hard" start & "klunk" noise prior to starting since the weather got cold. Was made aware of a TSB re: this issue and had appt. on 12/8/10 for repair. Car ended up being towed because it wouldn't go into "D." 
17000 0 My fuel tank never registered completely Full after a fill up. The fuel tank needed a new sensor. There is a TSB on this issue. The digital clock was losing 2-5 minutes per week. There is a TSB notice on this issue.  
48000  

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