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2011 Ford Fiesta repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (19%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 424 repairs.

2011 Ford Fiesta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (25%)

Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2011 Ford Fiesta

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Ford Fiesta in Illinois, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

2000 mi
Car does not run smoothly, maybe an electrical problem. 
Ford Fiesta in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2015
Dec 2014

66000 mi

US $100
Main computer failed causing battery failure 
Ford Fiesta in Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

17000 mi
Two noises. One reminiscent of an ungreased speedometer cable. The other reminiscent of a transmission low on fluid. They said they couldn't hear the noises and found nothing wrong. 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 69hp 1.4L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fiesta in India
Nov 2013 - Apr 2015
Nov 2013

11780 mi
Steering was tight and was tend to drag one right side. 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4dr Sedan

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fiesta in Nebraska, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
Aug 2011

13000 mi

US $64
Grinding of gears when I accelerated. Car hesitates. clicks in and out of gears when I am at the lower speeds. 
Ford Fiesta in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Nov 2013
Jun 2012

21000 mi
Sync issues 
Jan 2013

26700 mi
trans shifted funny 
Ford Fiesta in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2013
Aug 2013

25000 mi
The clutch pack was leaking so I had it replaced - it was covered under warranty. Was told that this was a common problem with the Fiesta. 
Ford Fiesta in Texas, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2012
Jan 2011

2000 mi
Was making a clacking noise at certain speeds. New car was pulled off lot to compare. Dealer said all of the Fiesta's do that. No repairs made. 
Ford Fiesta in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2015
Oct 2011

12500 mi
at first rear brakes squealing severely in morning after sitting all night---now brakes are beginning to squeal sometimes while driving during the day 
Nov 2011

13000 mi
Rear brakes squealing and making clicking sounds, dealership turned rear drums and replaced rear brakes on both rear wheels--problem solved 
Jan 2013

22000 mi
check engine light..........ordered fuel evap sensor 
Feb 2013

22000 mi
they replaced bad sensor and re-programed the computer...problem solved. 
Sep 2014

36000 mi
Replaced transmission clutch and seal as per customer satisfaction alert 
Ford Fiesta in Washington, United States
May 2011 - Nov 2013
Jul 2011

2000 mi
Much lower mileage than advertised (25 mpg with careful driving, mix, mostly city). Was told mileage would improve by around 2000 miles. Now more than 2000 has improved, 26-28 in heavy city traffic, 35 mpg overall mix of city and hwy. 
Nov 2012

10700 mi
Reflashed transmission, noises remain. 
Jan 2013

11700 mi
The automatic trans. had new grinding and clattering noises. Dealer thought needed repair, but Ford central said (without hearing noises) that "those noises are normal."Weren't there first 10,000, so at my insistence, they authorized repair. 
Jun 2013

15000 mi
Finally, after much insistence on my part to Ford-- with backup from the dealer that abnormal noises could be heard, the automatic clutch module (of the auto transmission) was replaced and the transmission functioned well without noise. 
Ford Fiesta in Washington, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2012
Jan 2011

5000 mi
Owner noticed problem with starting/transmission; reported to dealer; dealer noted service bulletin on issue; car to dealer, dealer fixed; no charge to owner. 
Jun 2012

22000 mi
stuttering acceleration especially at low speeds (bad fuel mapping?) said to be on dealer notice of issues; fixed(?!) by reprogramming main computer 
Ford Fiesta in Arizona, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2014
Mar 2011

5600 mi
Replaced rear shocks (leaking) 
Sep 2011

12000 mi

US $10
Weather stripping came loose on RR door. New weather gasket installed. Weather stripping came loose on LR door, Parts ordered. 
Nov 2011

13000 mi
Dealer replaced LR door weather stripping, came loose next day. Restuck weather stripping- still holding. 
Mar 2012

17000 mi
Both rear shocks leaking, replaced again. This is the third set of rear shocks this car has had. 
Feb 2013

22000 mi
Replace rear shock absorbers again 
Sep 2013

24000 mi
Rear shock absorbers leaking again. One day over warranty dealer will not fix, says Fiesta not made for dirt roads. Transmission still acts up Car does not steer right (wanders). Dealer says "can't find anything wrong." 
Feb 2014

28000 mi

US $120
Replaced rear shocks with lifetime warrenty 
Ford Fiesta in New York, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

36000 mi
right front wheel bearing replaced 
Ford Fiesta in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2014
Jun 2011

3000 mi
Love car but powershift trans. sometimes makes noise when shifting and shifts roughly at low speeds. Second reflash per TSB. Low speeds rough shift largely gone but some grind or chatter noise at shifts still evident, mostly when air is on. 
Dec 2012

23000 mi
Inside rubber door seal was peeling from rear driver door near window. Repaired under warranty by dealer. Seal failed again at same spot within a week and dealer glued it down on return trip. That seems to have done the trick. 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2012

10540 mi
knocking sound at low speed when turning either left or right directions driver side window would intermitenttly not go up but bounce back down then half way up several times 
Jan 2013

11940 mi
Drivers side mirror has a minor jitter or vibration from the glass itself. Noticeable over rough or uneven road surfaces. 
Apr 2013

15080 mi
Drivers side mirror has a minor jitter or vibration from the glass itself. Noticeable over rough or uneven road surfaces. 
Jul 2014

29760 mi
Replacement of dual clutch 
May 2015

39060 mi
Transmission shudder again 
Jun 2015

39680 mi
car shudders intermittently after highway run and when stuck in heavy traffic 
Nov 2015

44640 mi
car stumbles at lower speeds after highway run 
Ford Fiesta in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011
Jul 2011

11700 mi
Rear door weatherstripping needed new adhesive application. Covered under TSB. 
Ford Fiesta in Ohio, United States
May 2011 - Oct 2011
Aug 2011

4000 mi
The dealer stated the new radiator did not come with a cap on a tube so they used my old one. It blew off, car overheated again.  Both rear pass door moldings were falling off.  
Oct 2011

4000 mi
Car often failed to start or the throttle would not respond. The car was never fixed we had to sue Ford for the Lemon Law and won! This car is terrible and we hope no one buys this car! 
Ford Fiesta in New York, United States
Apr 2011 - Jan 2016
Dec 2012

17000 mi
Track for power window out of alignment/binding 
May 2015

39000 mi
Rough shifting; reprogrammed but needs clutch for auto trans 
Jul 2015

39000 mi
replaced clutch on auto-manual trans 
Jan 2016

40000 mi
Replace module & reprogram. 
Ford Fiesta in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2015
May 2012

138000 mi

US $265
Transmission would flip flop between 1st and 2nd in stop and go traffic. ECM and TCM were reprogrammed and problem was solved. 
Sep 2012

207000 mi

US $43
Lower Oxygen Sensor began to fail. 
Nov 2012

241700 mi

US $1296
Electric power assist motor quit requiring replacement and reflash of main computer. 
Mar 2013

304000 mi

US $115
Replaced noisy fuel pump. 
Jun 2013

347000 mi

US $600
Removed powershift transmission and replaced dual clutch pack. 
Sep 2013

394000 mi

US $85
Felt like the engine was missing slightly but only with cruise control. Throttle became non-responsive only once for about a minute at highway speed. Replaced throttle body motor. 
Dec 2013

447000 mi

US $60
Discover pinhole leak in coolant recovery tank. Engine still ran normal temperature. No warning of a problem. Closer look revealed spider cracks. Replaced tank and topped off coolant. 
Feb 2014

478000 mi

US $85
Excessive vibrations coming from radiator cooling fan. 
Jun 2014

545000 mi

US $800
Clutch lost friction. 
Feb 2015

635000 mi

US $35
Heater blower motor quit. 
May 2015

680000 mi

US $30
Factory horn quit after heavy rain. Right side headlight bulb quit after heavy rain. 
Jun 2015

698000 mi

US $311
Lost power to fuel pump. Body control module failed. Part not in stock and was shipped overnight. 
Sep 2015

740000 mi

US $170
Carrier bearing on right side driveshaft (original) was developing a slight vibration above 50mph. Replaced driveshaft and vibration dissappeared 
Ford Fiesta in New Hampshire, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2014
Jan 2011

5000 mi
Car would not move forward while transmission in Drive. Car was able to move in reverse.  
Ford Fiesta in Wisconsin, United States
Aug 2010 - Aug 2012
Nov 2011

16200 mi
Clock was losing time. Needed software update. 
Apr 2012

22000 mi
Code PU29F -- vacuum leak detection module failed. New part installed under warranty. 
Ford Fiesta in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2014
Dec 2010

4111 mi
vehicle was hard to start in cold weather, and would not move when placed into gear. battery replaced and rnTSB 10-19-6 
Jun 2014

32000 mi

US $200
AC Compressor replaced. Noticed noise coming from the vehicle. Seemed louder on acceleration and up hills. Tech also heard noise and believed it to be coming from AC Compressor. 
Ford Fiesta in Tennessee, United States
- Apr 2011
Apr 2011

1000 mi
Full transmission replacement after experiencing rough acceleration, rough shifting, grumbling noises, diminished power to engine. 
Ford Fiesta in Virginia, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2010

2000 mi
Grinding noise when starting, repaired per TSB 
Apr 2015

43500 mi

US $300
AC Recharged due to low refrigerant level. 
Nov 2015

49000 mi

US $700
Brakes were squeaking Drive belt was cracking 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

25420 mi
Common fuse issue replacement and new wire used for fuse behind rear passenger seat. There is a TSB out for this issue. 
Ford Fiesta in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2013
Mar 2012

13000 mi
Flywheel failed. I was sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic when the engine light and the "limp home" light came on. The Fiesta did make it the additional 50 miles to the dealer. Still hesitates, bursts, tach jumps around, stutters, etc. After the flywheel repair, the car made grinding noises in reverse. It also would shift through all four gears before I got to 30 mph. Returned to the dealer and left the vehicle for several additional days. They said it was a computer prob. 
Aug 2012

24000 mi
Car hesitates and lacks power. Rear window seal falling off. Vibration/rubbing noise near front vent window. Brakes squeaking due to glazing. 
Nov 2012

33300 mi
Brakes squealing not only while stopping but also while driving. Vibration/rubbing noise near front vent window. 
Dec 2013

40000 mi
Vibration never fixed. Twice they stuffed some double-sided tape into the crack and told me there was nothing else they could do. I ended up folding a piece of paper over several times and stuffing it in. Worked but looked ridiculous. 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2011

11421 mi
Re-Torqued Rear shocks and bolts. Funny sound while driving, did not affect driving performance. 
Sep 2011

15396 mi
Re-Secure rear bumper cover (loose bolts) 
Dec 2011

18870 mi
Left Front Wheel: Adjust and re-install clips in splash shield assembly. (missing bolts) Front Bumper Assembly: Re-seat and secure front grill. (missing bolts) 
Nov 2012

36380 mi
Headlight housing burning on left headlight. Unit replaced under warranty 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4dr Sedan

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fiesta in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2014
Aug 2010

2000 mi
Gas gauge does not go to full. Unable to fix now. 
Jan 2011

11000 mi
Gas gauge didn't go to full since car was delivered. Took until January for the dealership to get the OK to fix. 
Oct 2012

47300 mi
Oil leak Part of the steering shaft was repalced. Made noise when turned. 
Apr 2013

58000 mi
Check engine light went on, went off a few days later. Hasn't been on since. 
Jan 2014

74000 mi

US $100
Front end was rattling. New inner tie rod end and new front struts. Covered under extended warranty with $100 deductible. 
Feb 2014

75000 mi
Strut bearing. 
Mar 2014

77000 mi
Hood prop holder broke. Replaced strut bearing. Took over two months to get the part. 
May 2014

81000 mi

US $500
Leaks in both output shafts where they leave the transaxle. 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

55000 mi

US $30
fan was not blowing on speed 1 or 2, but ok on 3 and 4. Replaced fan blower resistor with Motorcraft YH-1715 Blower Motor Resistor 
Ford Fiesta in Indiana, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015
Aug 2011

18000 mi

US $35
Slight wind noise from rear driver side door. Door seal was replaced under warranty. 
Ford Fiesta in Oregon, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2014
Oct 2011

12000 mi

US $3
Car would not start. Used instructions from a known TSB for grounding issues to repair. Charged battery. 
Ford Fiesta in Missouri, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015
Jun 2012

25000 mi
replaced left speaker module 
Dec 2012

35000 mi
Door insulation on both front doors became detached in places; was replaced. 
Jun 2013

37000 mi
Transmission fluid leak. Engine would shut off while driving due to system computer software glitch. Update: software update failed, replaced PCM. 
Feb 2015

60700 mi
Turning the key in the ignition produced no effect (car wouldn't turn on, engine wouldn't turn over). 
Ford Fiesta in Arizona, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2015
Oct 2011

5300 mi
driver's side rear passenger window weatherstripping needed glue 
May 2013

15000 mi
Rear door window seals again flapping. New TSB. Warranty repair; no cost. 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4dr Hatch

94-horsepower 1.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fiesta in Greece
Dec 2012 - May 2015
Jan 2013

3100 mi
Control unit for rear parking sensors replaced 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4dr Hatch

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2013
Dec 2012

29000 mi
Clicking in the steering at slow speeds or stopped. Replaced a steering shaft per TSB. 
Ford Fiesta in Malaysia
Jan 2011 - Mar 2013
Jun 2012

11780 mi
disk brake problem. Need skimming 
Ford Fiesta in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

9300 mi
Steering column made noise when turning back and forth and over any bumps in the road. Column was replaced. 
Ford Fiesta in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2012
Mar 2012

29000 mi
Not exactly sure, but heard the problem was a common one among the '11 Fiestas. 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Jul 2014
Aug 2012

15920 mi
update to transmission controller 
Dec 2013

28520 mi
TSB for incorrect service-now-light 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Sep 2015
Mar 2012

4340 mi
Sync Radio - The radio voice activation and USB port keep freezing up. The only way to clear is to reset. Dealer was to upgrade but claimed it would/could take hours and since a new version is to come out soon(????)I decided to wait. 
Dec 2012

8060 mi
Sync Radio kept freezing since new. Once reset it would work fine for a time but then freeze again. Seemed to be linked with USB and bluetooth. So far so good 
Ford Fiesta in Florida, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2012
Mar 2012

14000 mi
The car had issues with changing gears 
Ford Fiesta in Utah, United States
Feb 2012 - Aug 2014
Sep 2012

36000 mi
Switch that opens the passenger side window stopped working. 
Jan 2014

46300 mi
Battery was dead after the car was parked for two weeks as we were out of town. Tested the battery and it had to be replaced. 
Ford Fiesta in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

36000 mi
Battery cell broke Drivers side reflector loose 
Ford Fiesta in Georgia, United States
Jan 2014 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

38000 mi
Transmission rebuilt (clutches and associated wearable parts). Transmission connections (spline/bearings) to front-wheel drive system replaced. Front, driver CV joint replaced. 
Ford Fiesta in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2012 - May 2015
May 2014

37380 mi

C $57
Oxygen sensor. 
Aug 2014

39520 mi
Catalytic converter. 
May 2015

46500 mi

C $265
Change rotors and pads. 
Ford Fiesta in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
Aug 2013

8000 mi

US $3500
Problems with powershift auto transmission. Clutch system had to be replaced completly, but the problem is still there. The motor fan stop working 
Ford Fiesta in Washington, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2016
Dec 2013

49000 mi
Would occasionally get engine malfunction light. Dealer found TSB for this issue. 
Sep 2014

64000 mi
Replace worn bushing in steering system that was causing jerking at low speeds. 
Jan 2016

88000 mi

US $1000
Loud grinding noise from transmission. Dealer state broken washer allowing gears to rub together, replaced output shaft assembly. 
Ford Fiesta in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Nov 2013

36580 mi
Steering shaft as per tsb. New battery. weatherstrip 
Jun 2015

55800 mi
Eratic shifting. No reverse. Replaced computer modual and clutch assembly. Had to return to have clutch realigned. Was supplied with a u drive at no charge. Warranty extended. 
Ford Fiesta in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Sep 2014

37820 mi
replace pcm, fuel canister vap 
Mar 2015

44640 mi

C $300
Car wouldn't start - replaced battery 
Ford Fiesta in Alabama, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014

31700 mi
The fibrous heat shield on the bottom of the hood shrunk and fell loose in the rear. It was lying on the motor but still attached in the front. I bought the part and easily replaced it myself. 
Ford Fiesta in Washington, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2015
Sep 2015

36000 mi
Poor shifting. Replace seal & clutch pack, reflash TCM & PCM 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

64000 mi
Transmission control unit, car stopped running, transmision locked in park 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

50300 mi
Car fell into neutral. Couldn't shift. Then stuck in park until it cooled. Three separate trips to dealer. Nearly 30 days in the shop. All covered by warranty. I was provided a rental. 
Ford Fiesta in Florida, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Jan 2015

54000 mi
Transmission shudder and rear main seal seeping oil. Ford Field Service Action No. 14M01 is a warranty extension for this exact issue. Local dealer replaced the clutch, seals and fluid. $1989 parts and labor, all covered by warranty. 
Ford Fiesta in Mississippi, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2015
Aug 2013

38700 mi
Bent bolt causing steering noise 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Nov 2013
Jun 2013

27000 mi
Leakage of engine oil into transmission. Clutches had to be replaced but there were no parts available. Got the clutches replaced but the car just isn't the same. 
Aug 2013

28500 mi
The transmission was doing a strange sound. Dealer stated they needed 5 days to repair it. 
Nov 2013

30000 mi
The car jerked when shifting gears. The gears it shifted to wheren't always the correct ones. Car's performance suffered because of this. 
Ford Fiesta in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2014
Mar 2013

15000 mi
Grinding and jerking when changing gears especially from 1-2, 2-3 
May 2013

15000 mi
Repeat attempt to fix the grinding/jerking whilst changing gear. Mechanic claims that's normal for this model. Nothing replaced. Passenger side speaker crackled when in use. Fixed on second attempt after dealer "could not hear the problem". 
Jul 2014

35000 mi

US $400
Both front brake rotors needed replacing 
Ford Fiesta in Georgia, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

61000 mi
Adjustment to rid transmission of shuddering 
Ford Fiesta in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2015
Mar 2013

18000 mi
Starter was faulty, and damaged flywheel. Both starter and flywheel were replaced. PCM/TCM update 
Oct 2013

22500 mi
Loss of hill-start assist intermittently while driving was indicated on control cluster. Accompanied with a click noise from relays/fusebox in glove compartment. 
Ford Fiesta in Idaho, United States
Jan 2013 - Oct 2013
Feb 2013

45000 mi
Left rear shock was leaking oil, dealer replaced under warranty. 
Mar 2013

45000 mi
I thought I heard a small rattling noise from the engine/trans when driving around real slow at 1,500 rpm. Dealer did an inspection, found nothing. 
Jun 2013

46000 mi
Water pump was wobbling a little, they said the water pump shaft was not straight. Water pump pulley was out of round, replaced with new one. 
Aug 2013

47000 mi

US $439
Was making a slight clunking noise when turning slowly. Dealer said might be electrical, turned out to be the intermediate steering shaft, which there is a tsb for. 
Ford Fiesta in Montana, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

50800 mi

US $500
Rear shocks replaced, probably been leaking for 5,000 miles. Front struts replaced, upper plate broken on right front. 
Ford Fiesta in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

51700 mi

US $75
Check engine light for evaporative emissions system. TSB. Dealer charged $75 for diagnosis and attempted to screw me by requiring that I pay to replace fuel lines before they'd replace module for free. After resetting light twice it has not returned. 
Ford Fiesta in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Mar 2013
Jan 2012

15000 mi
loose fabric trim under passenger dash 
Ford Fiesta in Missouri, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2015
Dec 2012

25000 mi
Would only rev after second gear and wouldn't go into reverse, had towed to dealership, replaced transmission control module (TCM), solved problem - car also shifts much smoother now. Fixed under warranty. 
May 2013

35500 mi
Took car to dealership for check engine light, found the NVLD (natural vacuum leak detection) sensor faulty and replaced per TSB. Problem fixed under warranty. 
Apr 2014

59300 mi
Car wouldn't accelerate after taking an off ramp. After putting car in park and turning off it wouldn't restart or let the gear-shifter out of park. Dealer diagnosed it as a faulty shift module and replaced it free of charge. 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2015
May 2013

5500 mi
2" of seal around left rear door came loose. Dealer replaced entire upper door seal under warranty. 
Feb 2014

9000 mi
Left passenger window went up very slowly. Dealer replaced the trim at the bottom of the window which was binding. 
Feb 2015

13000 mi
Had several instances of Check Engine light coming on. Took into dealer and it was a "throttle body error" Replaced several electrical connectors and a tube under a Technical Service Bulletin so there was no charge. 
Nov 2015

16000 mi
At slow speeds car has STARTED to act like it doesn't know what gear it should be in (6 speed Auto). Dealer reset transmission computer, when this did not solve problem replacement clutches ordered. 
Dec 2015

17000 mi
Jerky acceleration at slow speeds. Replaced dual clutch in 6sp auto and reset transmission computer. Covered under Ford's extension to warranty. Behaves correctly after work. 
Ford Fiesta in Missouri, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2013

33645 mi

US $815
BE8Z-6C315-A NEW FORD SENSOR - CRANKSHAFT POSITION - $11.64 BE8Z-6379-AB NEW FORD BOLT - HEX.HEAD $5.64 BE8Z-6375-C NEW FORD PLATE ASY - CONVERTER DRIVE $69.54 XT-11-QDC NEW FORD FLUID - TRANSMISSION $71.22 W520102-S442 NEW FORD NUT -  FLUID WAS LEAKING FROM BELLHOUSING, FOUND TSB 12.4.6 APPLIES, REPLACE CLUTCH ASSEMBLY AND SEALS PER TSB, REINSTALLED TRANSMISSION, REPROGRAMMED AND RELEARNED TRANSMISSION, REPLACED FLYWHEEL AND CKP SENSOR DUE TO DAMAGE 
Feb 2013

34845 mi
Car is not accelerating appropriately. I press on the gas and the car doesn't move 
Jun 2013

40000 mi
Car still not accelerating and stopping properly. Cannot drive vehicle on highway safely. Dealer (DaveSinclairLincoln south Lindbergh st Louis mo) says here is nothing wrong with the vehicle. 
Ford Fiesta in Ohio, United States
Feb 2013 - Sep 2015
Apr 2013

31000 mi
Radiator leaked 
Oct 2013

35300 mi
Car would not start. 
Dec 2013

36000 mi

US $65
Push button start timed out cranking engine. Engine sounded horrible while cranking. Dealer found nothing wrong. 
Ford Fiesta in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2011 - Dec 2015
Mar 2011

2170 mi
Recall transmission work 
Dec 2012

25420 mi

C $200
Shim bent causing squeal. Dealer should have fixed under warranty, disputing with Ford 
Nov 2015

55020 mi

C $500
Leaking strut 
Ford Fiesta in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Oct 2012
Jan 2012

54000 mi

US $100
Driver rear power window failure 
May 2012

65544 mi

US $100
Steering was making clicking sound, replaced steering column Throttle body found to be sticking, replaced. 
Jun 2012

72000 mi

US $100
Air Conditioning stopped working when idle. Found secondary radiator fan was not working, replaced radiator fan. No engine overheat light never appeared. 
Ford Fiesta in Illinois, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2014
Jan 2011

3000 mi
Tsb 10-19-6 a hard start, no start, intermittent start no automatic transmission engagement in Drive when shifting from Park to Drive. Clean ground. Reprogram the PCM to the latest calibration using IDS release 69.02 and higher. 
Jul 2012

12000 mi
Front in door speaker was vibrating at low frequencies 
Jul 2013

16700 mi
Weatherstrips peeling off from both rear doors 
Ford Fiesta in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2015
Feb 2011

1000 mi
MPG was getting worse, starting harder during very cold weather. Early build auto and I heard there was a problem with a TSB and early builds. I took it in for reflash which was done along with cleaning of the grounds car runs great now 
Jan 2014

12000 mi
Blower for heat/defrost no longer working. TSB out for poss. of motor shorting out from debris due to no covering. Awaiting shipment of replacement motor...car sits at dealer because no motor available??? Update: now saying mid-March. 
Mar 2014

12000 mi

US $518
Repair finally made for design flaw on hood cowl causing water to drip onto blower motor for defrosters and heat. Factory warranty just ran out, extended warranty declined stating body part failure. Defrosters and heat work for now. 
Feb 2015

17000 mi

US $129
Original battery dead and "frozen" according to the store clerk who replaced it at the auto parts store. 
Ford Fiesta in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2015
Jan 2011

1000 mi
Transmission breakdown. Had to replace but Ford has no replacements -- took weeks to get new transmission. Brand new car! 
Feb 2011

3000 mi
Erratic and dangerous gear shifts again. Sudden surge/stall due to transmission being in unsuitable gear. Unexpected gear change - hunting. Reflash didn't help. 
Sep 2011

9000 mi
ongoing transmission shifting noise problem. They reflashed (again) and are now calling in Ford tech person. drivers seat will not hold its height adjustment - gradually sinks down over several days of driving. display always shows 27 avg. mpg no matter how fast/slow car goes. Noticed on long, high speed trip. They reflashed and we'll see if repaired 
Dec 2011

12000 mi
Involved Ford customer service in transmission problem. They offloaded problem to dealer. Service Manager said he couldn't hear noise but transmission tech said he could - service manager won. No Repair authorized - transmission still noisy 
Ford Fiesta in Michigan, United States
Sep 2010 - Jul 2013
Jan 2011

9000 mi
The car would not go forward, only would move in reverse. The transmission ground wire did not make a good ground. There is a TSB on this item, but the TSB is only after failure. 
Jun 2011

17000 mi
Fuel gage never reads full. Clock looses 2 minutes a week. 
Jul 2011

18000 mi
Fuel gage sending unit had to be replaced. Gage would never read full. Clock lost 1.5 minutes per week. 
Jan 2012

27000 mi
Check engine light came on. Repair covered by TSB. 
Jun 2013

57000 mi
Automatic Transmission would not engage to drive car forward after driver 30 high speed miles and stopping. Once placed in park it would not come out of park until engine was turned off and waited 15 minutes. Fix: reprogram transmission. 
Jul 2013

58000 mi
After driving over 35 miles at highway speeds and stopping car would not go forward or reverse, it was as if car was in neutral. Once car was in park you could not take it out of park. Shut car off, wait ten minutes and then car would go. 
Ford Fiesta in Colorado, United States
Sep 2010 - Nov 2013
Nov 2010

3000 mi
Rattle in interior drivers door handle at highway speeds, goes away if you grip handle. Dealer verified noises and removed door trim panel and applied felt tape to area behind handle and switches. Road tested and noises are gone. 
Feb 2011

6000 mi
Vehicle will not go into Drive or Low. Cleaned grounds, reprogrammed PCM and TCM to latest calibration level per TSB 10-19-6, performed adaptive shift strategies and charged battery. 
Ford Fiesta in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
Mar 2011

6000 mi
Issue with Push Button ignition, engine sounded like it did not want to crank over on first attempt. Contacts repaired and transmission reflashed. Sync system updated as well. 
Ford Fiesta in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - May 2015
Mar 2011

7000 mi
Initially, car cranked / would not start. Once started, auto transmission would not engage reverse. Entered reverse after repeated attempts, once underway it did not shift properly, could not drive over 30mph. Towed. Dealer applied TSB. 
Aug 2011

15000 mi
Brief intermittent Check Engine Light observed a few days before routine service. Dealer service mechanic identified self-test fault P013A, replaced Heated Exhaust Gas O2 (HEGO) sensor. No other symptoms. No cost. 
Apr 2012

25000 mi
No water had leaked, but the weatherstripping on the rear passenger door was coming loose. 
Sep 2012

31000 mi
Not shifting properly. Jerky acceleration. Would not engage reverse. Service light illuminated. Dealer attempted reprogram of transmission control module. Control module required replacement. 
May 2013

38300 mi

US $50
Alternator not providing sufficient power to recharge battery, replace. Charging system indicator light on, non-essential accessory systems not functioning. Software for charging system needed to be updated following earlier alternator replacement. 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2015
Apr 2011

2000 mi
After you start the car, the sync button must be pressed 2 or more time to get it to work. Automatic Transmission somtimes does not shift into gear for a long time after accelerator is pressed. VERY DANGEROUS! Sometimes it rapidly alternates trying two different gears but can't or won't pick one. 
Feb 2012

8000 mi
Play in steering... Replaced Steering Shaft after waiting a week for part. 
Dec 2014

25000 mi
Problem with transmission not shifting correctly. Had reported problem multiple times but, was told it was supposed to work that way. Received letter from Ford of extended warranty for known transmission problem. Then they fixed it. 
Apr 2015

30000 mi

US $60
Both rear doors weather stripping was coming off. 
Dec 2015

39000 mi

US $150
Not shifting correctly 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2010 - Apr 2013
Jan 2011

10230 mi
No response to push button start 
Mar 2012

32860 mi
Broken piece of trim in liftgate hinge. 
Dec 2012

43400 mi
Replaced driver leather seat cover upper portion. 
Ford Fiesta in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2011 - Apr 2011
Mar 2011

6180 mi
car would not start, towed to dealership, in shop for 11 days, waiting for modem that runs the transmission to be replaced. 
Apr 2011

6200 mi
Module that runs the transmission was remanufactured to create a sealed unit. Stops working due to road dust getting into the unit. 
Ford Fiesta in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2010 - May 2014
May 2011

10280 mi
Check Engine light (MIL) lit up after start. Called local Ford dealer immediately, scheduled to see shop 2 days after. Light still light on trip to shop. Shop pulled code, check EVAP, order fuel filler neck. Await parts arrival. Evap Cannister installed. No further problems 
Jul 2013

50800 mi

C $300
Brake rotors warped. Got it re-machined. Started warping again. Just going to live with it. Tough to live in a hilly place and using downhill assist helps but starts confusing the transmission a bit. 
May 2014

56420 mi
2nd gear occasional chatter / shudder. Unresolved. 
Ford Fiesta in Illinois, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2015
Mar 2011 Within first 200 miles the stability control and hill assist lights came on. Car feels like its going to stall when lights first come on, then stay on and rides ok. Took 2 visits to confirm defective YAW module to be replaced. 
Apr 2011

2000 mi
The dealer replaced the module within 1 day and the problem has not recurred. 
Sep 2011

13000 mi
Clock losing time, like a couple minutes a week, that got corrected when I went in for an oil change. I did report it, the tech had not heard of it but did find a service bulletin so its a known problem. The hill start & stability lights come on when car is in motion, on flat surface. Would stay on until car was restarted. This was same problem that was occurring when car was first purchased and received major repairs to correct. 
Dec 2012

39000 mi
Audio Control module that includes hands free phone and satellite radio had to be replaced due to a defect that causes the system unstoppable popping noises in the speakers & interrupts audio. 
Ford Fiesta in Louisiana, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

3000 mi
4 times auto trans didn't engage in drive or low. 3 times motor started rough,ran ragged,wouldn't accelerate. One time attempts to start motor discharged battery. Dealer cleaned motor ground connection; reprogramed PCM & TCM per TSB 10-19-6 
Ford Fiesta in Michigan, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

6000 mi
Fiesta made loud clicking noises during start-up. After a week of this, it wouldn't allow me to put into "drive" or "reverse." Repaired, per TSB. Several other Fiestas at this dealership already repaired per TSB.  
Ford Fiesta in Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

1000 mi
Reprogram PCM and TCM per TSB 
Ford Fiesta in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Oct 2014
Aug 2010

6000 mi
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. 
Sep 2010

6700 mi
Very small amount of oil dripping from bell housing. Dealer states lubricant from starter motor is the cause and has ordered new starter motor. 
Jan 2013

81000 mi

US $404
Had to replace catalytic converter. 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2013
Aug 2010

2000 mi
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. 
Mar 2011

12000 mi
Both rear shock absorbers leaking oil. Shocks replaced for second time. 
Dec 2011

25000 mi
Rear shocks were leaking. 
Ford Fiesta in Missouri, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2016
Aug 2010

2000 mi
Driver's side LED parking lamp loose on bottom end. Simple reattachment needed. 
Dec 2010

10000 mi
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." 
Jun 2011

17000 mi
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.  
Jan 2015

56300 mi

US $240
Engine light was on and transmission codes were reported. Turns out it was only the battery that needed to be replaced 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Mar 2012
Aug 2010 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. 
Jan 2011

4340 mi
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. 
Ford Fiesta in Maryland, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2016
Sep 2010

3000 mi
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. 
Jul 2011

12000 mi
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. 
Sep 2012

30000 mi
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. 
Dec 2015

59000 mi
Fiesta was subject to a recall for bucking and hesitation in the transmission. Software was reprogrammed to see if that resolved the problem. Since then I've noticed a significant improvement. Rubber lining around the rear driver-side window began to pull away from its setting; dealer needed to replace the rubber lining. 
Ford Fiesta in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2010 - Nov 2010
Oct 2010

1000 mi
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. 
Nov 2010

1000 mi
A cover came loose and was rubbing on the axle. 
Ford Fiesta in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2010 - Jun 2015
Dec 2010

4000 mi
Thumping noise in rear of vehicle while driving over uneven pavement at low speed. Engine RPM rhythmically goes up and down 200 RPM when under load between 40 and 50 mph on occasion. Not a serious problem and rare. Updated software per TSB that did not quite match the symptoms. Did not fix the problem. 
Mar 2011

10000 mi
Check engine light came on - TSB: 10-24-10 Replaced NVLD module assembly Clock loses time - TSB 11-3-21; Updated software. The computer locked up during reflash. Took Ford and the dealer 2 days to get the computer to reboot. Everything works now. 
Oct 2012

34000 mi
CEL came on and would not clear. They were not able to find the cause. Shop cleared it but it came back on within a few blocks. I cleared it myself with an UltraGauge the next day and it has not come back. 
Dec 2012

37000 mi
The car has on 3 separate occasions, had difficulty fueling up. It will take anywhere from .1 to .3 gallons until fuel runs up the filler neck and shuts off the pump lever. It will repeat this for the entire fill up. Parts are on order. 
Jan 2013

39000 mi
Engine block heater failed 
Mar 2013

42000 mi
Transmission seals on input shaft to dual clutch failed. New seals along with new clutches were ordered from Ford. They are currently on back-order, and we are awaiting for them to arrive before car can be repaired. Car is still drivable. 
Jun 2013

46000 mi
Ford sent out the back ordered 3rd generation clutch-pack needed to repair my leaking input/output shaft leak. 
Feb 2014

59000 mi
Output shaft #1 and corresponding gearset were replaced. metallic noises from transmission were getting louder and metal was found in gear oil. With the earlier clutchpack replaced, about $4000 in repairs have been covered under warranty. 
Mar 2015

83000 mi

US $400
Fuel fill system has failed for the 3rd time. $400 is what it would cost to have the dealership replace the parts out of warranty 
Ford Fiesta in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2010

5000 mi
Starter made "klunk" sound when starting, engine ground needed to be cleaned and lubed for better contact after paint was ground off attachment point. Repaired as per TSB 10-19-6. 
Apr 2011

8000 mi
Check engine light came on and stayed on. Smoke test revealed leak in EVAP system. Easy-fill capless system taken apart, cleaned, and reassembled. Code removed. 
Mar 2013

28000 mi
Car would not start and towed to local Ford dealer. car started for them the next morning. they ran tests and found nothing wrong. re-cleaned grounds per TSB( had been done once already)and found one ground they missed the first time. 
Aug 2013

32000 mi

US $80
front brake pads beginning to stick on slides; cleaned and lubed. 
Apr 2014

39000 mi

US $198
front brake pads replaced and rotors turned. 
Nov 2014

45000 mi

US $11
Car was starting harder than normal. Battery terminals need to be cleaned and lubed. 
May 2015

50000 mi

US $208
rotors shot, replaced, pads o.k. 
Ford Fiesta in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2010 - May 2013
Dec 2010

1860 mi
terrible burning smell coming from the front end but the mechanic could not find the source .. was back 3 times with the problem and it never was fixed ... the smell stills comes once in a while but not very strong 
Jan 2011

2480 mi
gas tank sensor had to be replaced. service bulletin was issued but no one from the car dealership notified me. I read about it on this site. Now the gauge goes to the top and the readout on the dash includes another 150 litres. the covers for the 12 volt plug-ins on the console did not stay closed. Both front and back. The total plug-ins were replaced not just the lids. The console was damaged by the repair person. Outcome pending. 
Mar 2011

3100 mi
the sync was not working with my cell phone .. a software update corrected this problem first gear had been jerky for the beginning . I complained many times but nothing was done. I threatened legal action and after a couple of test drives and an adjustment to the transmission software it is running perfectly. 
Aug 2011

4960 mi
brakes making terrible squealing noise I took my Fiesta back to the dealer and they found that the brakes had never been lubed... they are now and the noise has stopped. 
Oct 2011

5580 mi
more noise from the brakes. I took my Fiesta to another dealer who told me the problem is with the manufacturering. A newer metal is now used and it flakes causing the problem. If it continues all 4 brakes will have to be replaced. when I put my Fiesta in 'downhill assist' it went into neutral, engine roared and then leaped forward. The motor was racing but it was like being in neutral with your foot on the gas. The software was updated. The gas gauge was also reset. the icon for 'low tire pressure' was on but all 4 tires were within the required range. Each individual tire had to be reset with some computerized equipment and the the icon went off. Big nuisance! 
Dec 2012

9300 mi
still having an issue with a hesitant first gear 
May 2013

9920 mi
the work order was left open waiting for an expected transmission recall 
Ford Fiesta in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

1000 mi
Evaluated by dealer in Sept and again in Oct for harshness in Transmission, inconclusive. 
Ford Fiesta in Ohio, United States
Dec 2010 - May 2011
May 2011

11000 mi
Broken hood stand retaining clip (repaired),  air conditioning wouldn't blow out vents (could not replicate),  center console USB inoperative (could not replicate),  speedometer off 7 mph (could not diagnose, not calibration station) 
Ford Fiesta in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Feb 2015
Mar 2011

7000 mi
grounding issue caused intermittant engagement problems, had dealer repair evap issue 
Jun 2011

7000 mi
check engine light came on and then went off. took to dealer to make sure no problems existed. 
Sep 2011

9000 mi
dealership indicated the code they saw when diagnosed would not fix according to the procedure set in place; they called the Ford hotline and were told to "overlay the wiring harness." 
Apr 2012

14000 mi
service engine light was displayed on dash. took to dealer was advised needed to order part. tsb 11-8-6 repair performed. 
Oct 2012

17300 mi
Gas gauge not registering full at fill up 
Jul 2013

26300 mi
front and rear passenger windows not rolling up properly 
Ford Fiesta in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

2177 mi
Check engine light and oil change needed indicated on info center, traction control light on intermittently as well as hill assist light on indicating that hill assist not available all at 3511 km.  
Ford Fiesta in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2012
Sep 2011

1000 mi
This is a known issue with Ford's new 6-speed "manually" shifted automatic transmission. The shifting was horrendous and unsafe to drive. The car would lurch and shift erratically. The flash update to the software has mostly addressed it. 
May 2012

4700 mi
The automated-manual transmission continues to behave erratically. Ford, again, said it works as designed. They did nothing to help me. 
Ford Fiesta in Michigan, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2012
Aug 2011

9500 mi
I called ahead with the TSB number and what needed to be done. They did not order the parts required, but took care of the other warranty work I needed taken care of. So I had to make a return trip for the rear washer fluid leak fix.  The digital clock was losing about 30 sec a week. Reflash the new software and it is fixed.  There was an update to the stock software that improved transmission performance and feel.  
Ford Fiesta in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Sep 2012
Jul 2011

7000 mi
Vibration around 2000 RPM. Did not replicate when taken for a test drive. Vibration has since decreased after 2 weeks.  
Ford Fiesta in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Apr 2012
Sep 2011

9000 mi
Weatherstrip on passenger rear door began to fall off. Dealer ordered replacement and repair was completed the following week. Rattling noise coming from passenger side dash. Dealer said it was coming from the mounts of the coolant tank. Adjustments made and noise has mostly gone away. May need to be revisited. 
Mar 2012

16000 mi
Weatherstrip on both rear doors began falling off again. Dealer ordered replacement parts and work was completed over the next 2 days. Foam padding above radiator began falling off. Directional pad on left side of steering wheel began to wear out. Replacement sensor ordered and replaced over the following 2 days. 
Ford Fiesta in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2011
May 2011

2133 mi
Reprogram key fob 
Ford Fiesta in Connecticut, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2013
Jun 2011

17000 mi
Could no longer play audiobooks from iPod after updating to latest version of Sync. After seven unsuccessful attempts ended up switching to an iPhone, which works. Update: also works with a Nano. 
Ford Fiesta in Arkansas, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
Jun 2011

5000 mi
Buzzing/grinding noise when accelerating Passenger side rear window would not roll all the way up. 
Jul 2011

5000 mi
Buzzing/grinding noise when accelerating. It is still under investigation by Ford. I was able to get the dealer to buy it back. 
Ford Fiesta in Michigan, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2015
Jul 2011

6500 mi

US $10
Center cap for alloy wheel fell off and lost. I purhcased a new one and installed ($10) - not covered by Warr. 
Mar 2015

57000 mi

US $25
replaced front pads 
Ford Fiesta in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2014
Apr 2011

1000 mi
bad,hard shifting 
Oct 2011

5000 mi
transmission, updated software, still shifts weird, with noises air leak in moonroof, replaced seal 
Mar 2012

8000 mi
water leak, interior musty and moldy 
Jun 2012

10000 mi
replace head liner and carpet ordered new seat cushions 
Sep 2012

12000 mi
new rear seats 
Sep 2013

21000 mi
weather strip on both rear windows coming off 
Nov 2013

23000 mi
strip still coming loose 
Dec 2013

24000 mi
weather strips on rear windows coming loose, finally glued it myself 
Apr 2014

26000 mi
Damage from water leak never fully repaired. 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Mar 2011
Aug 2010 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. 
Jan 2011

3400 mi
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! 
Ford Fiesta in Rhode Island, United States
Sep 2010 - Aug 2012
Dec 2011

12000 mi
Tranmission leaked fluid, resulting in poor performance. The shop had to try 3 times to correct the leak. 
Aug 2012

18000 mi
computer module gave false 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4dr Hatch

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fiesta in Ohio, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2015
Jun 2012

19000 mi
Replaced horn and fixed clock losing time by upgrading firmware. 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2014
Nov 2010

5000 mi
gas gauge not reading to full detent, new sensor installed whilst car got first oil change. 
Ford Fiesta in Illinois, United States
Jun 2013 - Jul 2015
Mar 2014

28000 mi
Emission system 
Ford Fiesta in Michigan, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2015
Mar 2012

16000 mi
Broken left front halfshaft 
Ford Fiesta in Chile
Nov 2010 - Mar 2014
Dec 2011

11160 mi
Centered steering wheel. Tilted to the right from factory. Fixed under warranty. squeaky brakes. 
Jan 2013

20020 mi

$300
Squeeking noise when braking 
Aug 2013

26040 mi

$400
Dirty throttle body. Car stalled at idle. Cleansing and reprogramming Busted rear left suspension 
Ford Fiesta in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2015
Feb 2012

18000 mi
Evaporation canister replaced under warranty 
May 2013

45000 mi
water in hatch area. missing body plug installed 
Jun 2014

65000 mi

US $350
Rear hatch seal developed leak. Carpet on right rear foot well was over an inch deep after a moderate rainstorm. Interior carpet removed and dried seal replaced. Ford customer service paid all but extended warranty deductable. Owner Replaced front brake pads and rotors. 
Ford Fiesta in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

49580 mi

C $175
Rear shocks were replaced, the one on the drivers side was shot. 
Dec 2015

50840 mi

C $35
Blower resistor replaced, low speed on the fan didn't work anymore 
Ford Fiesta in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Jul 2015

68700 mi

US $450
Replaced alternator. 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
May 2012 - Mar 2015
Feb 2014

53000 mi

US $100
A sound speaker was replaced. The $100 represents my deductible from my extended warranty. I was told the repair would have been about $300. 
Ford Fiesta in Virginia, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2012
Oct 2011

19700 mi
left rear passenger door weather strip fell loose 
Ford Fiesta in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2014
Nov 2010

8000 mi
Bad spark plug wire replaced under warranty 
Jul 2012

37000 mi
Fan would not blow except on highest setting, replaced fan resistor 
Ford Fiesta in Georgia, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

34000 mi
Radiator losing fluid. Small of antifreeze in car. 
Ford Fiesta in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2010 - Jan 2012
Feb 2011

7000 mi
weather stripping came off on driver side rear door 
Ford Fiesta in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2013
Oct 2012

15000 mi
Clock was losing 5-10 minutes per week. Technician found TSB related to it and reprogrammed computer. 
Dec 2012

15000 mi
Manual trans. became hard to shift from 3rd to 4th gear, like it was blocked. Dealer opened trans, found a synchronizer on brass sleeve missing. Replaced 3-4 shift fork, 3-4 synchronizer assembly and 17 different related parts. 
Feb 2013

15000 mi
Weatherstripping along leading edge of rear windows on both sides of car tearing and coming loose. TSB 11-2-17 addressed problem, weatherstripping replaced. 
Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2015
Nov 2012

20000 mi
Passenger door gasket failed. New gaskets installed. 
Ford Fiesta in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2011 - Dec 2015
May 2011

620 mi
One speaker did not sound good. Dealer replaced and now stereo is good. 
Sep 2012

13020 mi
Steering Shaft Clunk 
Mar 2014

22940 mi
Door seal loose and repaired under warranty 
Ford Fiesta in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2010 - Sep 2011
May 2011

8000 mi
I noticed an oil leak on my garage floor and took it in, apparently, there was a torn CV joint boot. 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2012
Aug 2011

4340 mi
Drivers seat would not remain in elevated position. Seat would slowly drop while driving. 
Sep 2011

6200 mi
Bluetooth not working. Sync would not activate. 
Apr 2012

15460 mi
some issue with the oxygen sensor or something? According to the Tech, it was a known issue and replaced without question. 
Ford Fiesta in Michigan, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2015
Aug 2013

29000 mi
Leaking water into passenger compartment 
Mar 2014

31000 mi

US $50
Strut was leaking. Strut was replaced by dealer. 
Ford Fiesta in Ohio, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2014
Jan 2013

18700 mi
Throwout bearing was making chirping noise. Dealer inspected and determine slave cylinder was defective. Rubber window guides were binding on the window preventing it from going up smoothly. 
Aug 2013

24000 mi
Transmission making a mild gear whine noise at certain loads and RPMs. Dealer inspected and concluded noise was normal to design and operation. (I only had it inspected due to previous transmission repair.) Drivers window goes up slow and binds, causing the auto-kickback to stop and open the window when attempting to use the auto-up feature. Dealer cleaned track and lubed window guides. 
Mar 2014

30000 mi
Throwout bearing was squealing on cold start with clutch pressed in. 
Ford Fiesta in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

4000 mi
Oxygen sensor replaced 
Ford Fiesta in Prince Edward Island, Canada
May 2012 - Jan 2014
Jul 2012

24180 mi
Was losing coolant, found leak and fixed. Windshield washer tank cracked 
Jan 2013

35340 mi
Clutch assembly needed to be replaced, uneven, intermittient shifting (auto) for a few months. (diagnostics 1 day, repair 1 day) Had looked at due to a rattling in the front end, replaced linking sway bar, noise went away for a few days and returned. strut replaced 
Ford Fiesta in Virginia, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2015
Oct 2013

26500 mi
Tiny leak in water pump detected by dealer during annual service. Replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2015

41300 mi

US $450
Engine control module sensor failed, causing Check Engine to come on. Car continued to operate normally but the module had to be replaced. The CE came on when a service station did a checkup on the car, it is possible they caused it. 
Oct 2015

43000 mi
Dealer found a subtle water pump leak I had not noticed, and replaced the water pump without charge. No symptoms I had noticed (not even a noise). I'm not sure what warranty covered this. 
Ford Fiesta in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2012 - Jul 2013
Aug 2012

9300 mi
Replace valve cover gasket and tighten to stop small oil leak 
Ford Fiesta in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2015
Jan 2013

30000 mi
Wheel hub & bearing 
Sep 2013

60000 mi

US $400
Loud noise coming from engine bay, service rep told me to bring in ASAP cause it was timing belt & covered under warranty. Ended being alternator bearing & not covered & would cost $850 plus rental car. Did not get it done at Ford! 
Apr 2014

84300 mi

US $3
Ford painted all grounds. Car was stalling, lights were glitchy & Service Engine lights would come on & off with different codes. Would have wasted my time going to Ford! 
Jul 2014

96000 mi
I located & cleaned 4 grounds on car but dont think problem was corrected. Warmer weather has helped. My drivers window switch works properly again, and car only shut down once in July. Will look for additional grounds when I have time. 
Dec 2014

108000 mi
Fiesta has misfire, changed spark plugs but no change. Faulty code P0420, pending codes P0054 & P0300. 
Apr 2015

129000 mi

US $350
Had to replace blown shocks in rear again, replaced all shocks, struts & springs. 
May 2015

131000 mi

US $50
Bad throttle body, replaced with used throttle body from junk yard & corrected all issues. I also changed MAP sensor (new) with no affect on car. I had P0068 & P0300 code. 
Jul 2015

137300 mi
All dash lights for ABS, Traction control & service engine came on P0500. Didnt have chance to make repair or look into 
Aug 2015

138700 mi

US $20
Drivers high beam stopped working & new bulb didnt work, checked fuses & entire fuse box was corroded & full of dust. Vacuumed & chipped at fuse box & tried to remove fuses, almost all fuses broke when removing. Problem w/fuse box design. 
Oct 2015

141000 mi

US $20
Headlight out again, new bulb & of course it was fuses again. Fuse box was dusty but not corroded, fuse came out & new went in after vacuuming & dialectric grease. I have to redesign fuse box! 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Fiesta in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

4000 mi
Vehicle wouldnt start at times or wouldnt move when put in drive. Grounds cleaned according to TSB, reprogrammed PCM & clutch adaptive learning routines. Wipers work, then didnt turn off, parked in wrong positions. Switch, motor and wiring repaired, reinstalled.  

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2011 Ford Fiesta 2dr Hatch

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

33480 mi

C $250
Had the Traction control light come on and remained on during trip home. The Tech. performed a service bulletin (reflashed computer) which corrected the issue 

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2011 Ford Fiesta Repair Histories

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently 2011 Ford Fiesta problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.