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2016 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (46%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 37 repairs.
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2016 Ford Focus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (4%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (93%)

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Chart based on 27 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 1.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Romania
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

14880 mi
rear suspension bolts tighten, no spare part replaced. 
Apr 2018

24800 mi

$80
Squeaky noise detected, tie-rod end and dumper flange replaced. 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

10000 mi
There was a thumping/rattling noise. The tsb#TSB-16-0083 
Jan 2017

11000 mi
Water seems to come inside the car when it rains. It smells horrible after it rains like mildew, but it still hasn't been fixed 
Aug 2017

15503 mi
It's common problem with the focus transmission. They just go bad. The car will start stuttering when you take off 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 345hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

4500 mi
Rattles in both B-Pillars. Brought the car in 3 times so far. They added more pinch welds to the B-Pillars last time and had to paint. Did not correct issue. 
Dec 2016

7000 mi
Brought car in for TSB BCM re-program. 
Dec 2017

16000 mi
Emissions recall performed, reprogram ECU. BCM recall applied. 
Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

6820 mi
Needs a new head gasket. Head was confirmed to be ok. Once apart, head was found to have a problem and was replaced. Runs great. Maybe a bit stronger than before but might all be in my head, lol! 
Ford Focus in Delaware, United States
Nov 2017 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

13875 mi

US $7430
Complete motor was replaced due to hole in piston 
Mar 2018

22000 mi
FSA replace the head gasket. Noticed no signs of a problem but many other owners did. 
Ford Focus in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

8295 mi
replaced axle seal (front right) 
Mar 2018

26000 mi
recall for cylinder head and head gasket 
Ford Focus in Alaska, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

6000 mi
Rear defroster always on at low power, won't turn off. Repair attempted by replacing relay, problem still present. 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

8000 mi
Leaking timing chain cover. 
Nov 2017

11000 mi
Turbo oil feed tube had a bad banjo bolt. Dealer tech cleaned engine, introduced dye into oil and observed oil seeping from crush washers for turbo oil feed tube banjo bolt. 
Feb 2018

14000 mi
Timing chain cover found leaking again. Vehicle down a half quart of oil. The dealer tech had to put in an order for some seals- crank and a few other pulleys don't have reusable seals, apparently. I don't know if these washers were replaced the first time it went in for the timing cover leak. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

10400 mi
CEL with code P0300 (multiple misfire) on cold start. No other symptoms. In shop for two days - compression/ignition good, no plug fouling, etc. Code cleared and car released. 
Jun 2017

12500 mi
Same issue as before - CEL with code P0300 (Random multiple misfire) thrown at startup. Driveability and performance completely unaffected. Dealer scanned, documented and cleared code while car was still in the check-in area - total time: 10 mins. 
Mar 2018

19500 mi
No start, would power accessories. Dealer tested @~200 CCA out of rated 550. Battery replaced under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

9000 mi
Burning smell coming from transmission - dealership unable to identify cause; Ford told dealer to replace transmission and clutch plate. Repaired under warranty. Frozen RF wheel bearing, which was also frozen in the knuckle. both replaced under warranty. 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 123hp 1.0L I3 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Arizona, United States
Apr 2016 - Nov 2017
Jul 2016

2700 mi
fan belt contacted radiator hose 
Oct 2017

21000 mi
Coolant in cylinder 2. The long block was replaced as was the turbo. 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

16000 mi
A/C stopped blowing through vents even though the fan motor was running. Started working on its own when brought to repair shop. No codes showed up when tested according to shop. The shop recommended replacing cabin filter. Replaced filter by the vehicle owner. 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

11000 mi
Reported that transmission shifting was rough, shuttered when shifting. Technician reprogrammed PCM and TCM to latest update. PID data record shutter RPM is 145 within expected limits. No other repair needed. 
Dec 2017

17059 mi
REPORTED CAR HESITATING/ SHAKING ON ACCELL/ ADVISE CAUSE: 160109A REPROGRAM PCM AND TCM PERFORM SHUTTER TEST PASS 717 WFC:P59 42 PART #:7B546 AUTH CODE 717 17059 7B546 16-0109A 0.60 TESAT TO VERIFY CONCERN AND REPROGRAM PCM AND TCM TO LATEST CAL. PERFORM CLUTCH RELEARN AND PID DATA RECORD SHUTTER EVENTS APP1 27.4.45% ISSA 2774 HIGH AND 2605 LOW SHUTTER RPM IS 169 WITHIN EXPECTED LIMITS NO OTHER REPAIRS NEEDED AT THIS TIME 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Montana, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2017
Apr 2016

4500 mi
Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC. Replaced pressure transducer Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC 
May 2016

6200 mi
Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC. Replaced vehicle computer. Catastrophic engine failure. Not repairable Catastrophic engine failure. 41 days at the dealer for this repair. I have brought this car to the dealer for repair/diagnosis 12 times for a number of problems in first 3 1/2 months of ownership. Filed Lemon Law claim. 
Sep 2016

11000 mi
Into dealer for trip #7 for A/C problems. Intermittent problem. Dealer had no solution. Recurring problem. Intermittent AC issue 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Oregon, United States
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
Jan 2018

6000 mi
Traction battery not charging. Dealer replaced 12v battery. Problem not resolved. 

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