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Ford Focus vs. Volvo V50 Reliability

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Results are for year ending September 30, 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    
2016 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Focuses, 4.8 months of data per Focus, average 5000 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2015 Ford Focus 16
16.6666666667% 16.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  37 Focuses, 8.4 months of data per Focus, average 9900 miles

 

2014 Ford Focus 41
68.6813186813% 68.6813186813% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  96 Focuses, 8.4 months of data per Focus, average 26400 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 ST 22
21.921182266% 21.921182266% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  40 Focus STs, 9.7 months of data per Focus ST, average 42700 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013 Ford Focus 39
55.4187192118% 55.4187192118% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  53 Focuses, 9.3 months of data per Focus, average 43000 miles

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).

 

2012 Ford Focus 43
63.3004926108% 63.3004926108% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  81 Focuses, 9.2 months of data per Focus, average 54200 miles

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.

 

2010 Ford Focus 37
32.7838827839% 32.7838827839% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 Focuses, 9.2 months of data per Focus, average 70700 miles

 

2009 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Focuses, 8.9 months of data per Focus, average 95300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2008 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  23 Focuses, 8.3 months of data per Focus, average 100600 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2007 Ford Focus 82
59.3596059113% 59.3596059113% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  38 Focuses, 8.4 months of data per Focus, average 109600 miles
2007 Volvo V50   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  11 V50s, 10.6 months of data per V50, average 99300 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2006 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 8.4 months of data per Focus, average 115200 miles

* Very small sample, members only.
2006 Volvo V50   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 V50s, 9.5 months of data per V50, average 98900 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

 

2005 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  17 Focuses, 8.8 months of data per Focus, average 132700 miles

* Small sample, members only.
2005 Volvo V50 76
43.3901918977% 43.3901918977% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  25 V50s, 8.2 months of data per V50, average 123100 miles

 

2004 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  16 Focuses, 6.9 months of data per Focus, average 118300 miles

* Small sample, members only.

 

2003 Ford Focus 113
64.6666666667% 64.6666666667% Fewest Trips Most Trips
see reported repairs
  27 Focuses, 8.3 months of data per Focus, average 140500 miles

 

2002 Ford Focus   small sample, members only   see reported repairs
  13 Focuses, 7.5 months of data per Focus, average 149700 miles

* Very small sample, members only.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the 2015 Ford Focus

2015 Ford Focus Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Hatch 160-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed automated manual FWD
Had a clunking noise in first 1000 miles that required front struts to be replaced. Clunking noise appears to be slowly reappearing. Starting to occasionally hear a low groaning noise when transmission shifts between 20 & 30 mph. full 2012 Ford Focus review
2015 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. full 2014 Ford Focus review