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Ford Focus Reliability

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Results are for year ending March 31, 2016. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year Make/Model Repair Trips Per 100 Cars Compared to all models for the same year    
2015 Ford Focus 15
15.8385093168% 15.8385093168% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  32 Focuses, 7.3 months of data per Focus, average 6200 miles
2014 Ford Focus 34
56.2857142857% 56.2857142857% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  100 Focuses, 9.4 months of data per Focus, average 19600 miles

Includes ST this year. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Ford Focus 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  59 Focuses, 9.5 months of data per Focus, average 38300 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Ford Focus ST 33
43.5960591133% 43.5960591133% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  47 Focus STs, 9.4 months of data per Focus ST, average 36100 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2012 Ford Focus 45
58.9285714286% 58.9285714286% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  89 Focuses, 9.0 months of data per Focus, average 51000 miles

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2010 Ford Focus 13
0% 0% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  28 Focuses, 9.6 months of data per Focus, average 65000 miles
2009 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  14 Focuses, 11.1 months of data per Focus, average 87300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2008 Ford Focus 36
18.1318681319% 18.1318681319% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Focuses, 9.3 months of data per Focus, average 97400 miles

Redesigned for this model year.
2007 Ford Focus 91
73.1168831169% 73.1168831169% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  40 Focuses, 9.6 months of data per Focus, average 107600 miles
2006 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 10.5 months of data per Focus, average 109300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2005 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Focuses, 8.2 months of data per Focus, average 130500 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2004 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Focuses, 6.8 months of data per Focus, average 120100 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2003 Ford Focus 74
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
[?] see reported repairs
  25 Focuses, 9.7 months of data per Focus, average 129500 miles
2002 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 10.3 months of data per Focus, average 138700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2001 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  10 Focuses, 8.2 months of data per Focus, average 139300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2016 Ford Focus

2016 Ford Focus Reliability And Durability: Neutral
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 103-horsepower 1.6L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I backed into a GMC people carrier. Massive damage to his front end. Mine looked like it just came off the assembly line. Not even dust on the clearcoat. see full 2016 Ford Focus review