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2011 Ford Fiesta repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (18%)

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 414 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

Engine not specified

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

2000 mi
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
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. 

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2011 Ford Fiesta 4dr Hatch

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fiesta in Maryland, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2015
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. 
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 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 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 Florida, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

1000 mi
Reprogram PCM and TCM per TSB 
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 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 Missouri, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2015
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 

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2011 Ford Fiesta Repair Histories

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