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2013 Ford Fiesta repairs by problem area

Engine (15%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (35%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (15%)

Chart based on 48 repairs.
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2013 Ford Fiesta repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (18%)

< $100 (79%)

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Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Ford Fiesta 4dr Sedan

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fiesta in South Dakota, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
Feb 2014

3400 mi
Vent fan quit because of ice buildup. They replaced the fan and fixed the problem so it shouldn't come back. 
Jan 2016

20000 mi
Front passenger speaker needed replacing. 
Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

11160 mi
Headlight seal gone 
Jan 2015 Heat Blower Motor frozen 
Jun 2017

24180 mi

C $350
Check Engine Light/Warning - TSB recommended wiring change, completed. 
Ford Fiesta in Illinois, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

33500 mi
Pawl spring tab broke on side door latch, covered by a recall 
Ford Fiesta in Iowa, United States
Jan 2016 - May 2017
May 2017

77000 mi
Sensor failure 
Ford Fiesta in Arizona, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2018
Oct 2016

42200 mi
Vehicle developed a shudder when starting from a stop and in low gears. Dealer updated firmware on Transmission Control Module. 
Ford Fiesta in Maryland, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2014
Mar 2014

4000 mi
grinding sound when accelerating 
Ford Fiesta in Georgia, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

31000 mi

US $487
Right blend door motor needed replacing an A/C related part 
Ford Fiesta in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

30000 mi
A seal had broken in the transmission causing fluids to mix. This was causing shuddering when starting off from a light and jolting acceleration. 
Sep 2015

50000 mi
The 2013 Fiesta is prone to a shuddering and power loss problem that Ford has yet to recall. I was having this problem, the dealer reprogrammed the ecu. The TSB has already been applied earlier and nothing has helped for long. 
Jan 2016

78800 mi
worn bearing in a transmission had to be replaced. Also shuddering at low speeds still occurs, Ford still unwilling to do anything about it. 
May 2017

94000 mi
clutch replaced, caused by shuddering of the faulty transmission. Also ecm flashed. Shuddering is gone. For good? Hope so. Door locks replaced on recall. Rear passenger door would not latch. Had to use a ratchet strap to keep it shut. 

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2013 Ford Fiesta 4dr Sedan

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2015 - Mar 2017
Dec 2015

8060 mi
replaced bearing in front end under warranty 
Ford Fiesta in Oregon, United States
Aug 2013 - Feb 2015
Nov 2013

13100 mi
Rattle in door panel and dash. Update: initial repair unsuccessful, later fixed by taping something. 

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2013 Ford Fiesta 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 123hp 1.0L I3 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fiesta in Great Britain
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

17800 mi
Alternator/water pump belt spontaneously shredded 
Feb 2015

22000 mi
Misfiring. Called out breakdown service who found a loose connection to cam shaft sensor and refitted it. 
Jun 2016

27000 mi
Sometimes difficult to get into reverse and sometimes pops out of gear. Gearbox was removed and some grease/gunk cleaned. No fault could be found. Update: probably just a feature of the gearbox. 

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2013 Ford Fiesta 4dr Hatch

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fiesta in Washington, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2017
May 2015

12000 mi
Recall reprogramming of transmission, replace window seals, replaced back hatch door cover that warped in the sun. Replaced plastic dip on window trim that bubbled. Has to go back for latch replacement. Recall 
Jul 2016

19500 mi
Recall and reprogram of transmission computer Mirror scratched 
Ford Fiesta in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

45200 mi

US $590
Horn muffled - front right fog light popped out of the housing (not damaged) but not seated properly so light is not illuminating the right area. Horn assembly replaced and light reseated. 
Nov 2017

58000 mi

US $300
Replace filter Replace lugnuts 
Ford Fiesta in Arizona, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

26000 mi
Driver's side door mirror vibrates and disrupts visibility. They replaced the mirror assembly, it didn't fix the problem. They refused to do anything else stating that it didn't prevent operating the vehicle and replacing the door was unreasonable. Parcel shelf bracket broke. Dealer refused to fix it on warranty. Power steering partial failure resulting in heavy, vauge steering which fights the driver and vibrates. Dealer refuses to service it. 
Sep 2014

29000 mi
USB port detached from housing. Dealer inspected, and said they would order the part, apparently almost a month later it still hasn't come in. Catalytic converter failure with total replacement. 
Dec 2014

36000 mi
Shuddering under acceleration, hesitation, poor acceleration and improper gear selection. Software was updated, issue not resolved. 
Mar 2015

43000 mi
Shuddering under acceleration, hesitation, poor acceleration and improper gear selection. Clutch replaced. Profuse shaking. Previous clutch replacement made car unusable. Clutch had to be replaced, again as the installed unit was badly deffective. 
Nov 2015

57000 mi
Transmission shudders on acceleration, makes grinding sounds. As with all previous attempts to mitigate this issue it was not successful. The dealer is offering no further solutions and has refused to replace the transmission. 
Jun 2016

68000 mi

US $199
Battery cracked leaked acid and stopped working. Even after providing voltage via jumper wires the on board computers prevented the car from being driven or taken out of park. Had to be towed on a flat bed. 
Sep 2017

80000 mi
The car began making a terrible ratcheting sound and moving sluggishly. The computer said the transmission needed to be serviced. It was towed to the Ford dealer and the computer was replaced. 
Ford Fiesta in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

17000 mi
TSB - Loaner car - 4- 6 hours shop time. CEL from electrical issue. Runs fine now. 
Ford Fiesta in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Mar 2015

23000 mi
Leak detection module and harness. FSE14E08 Powertrain ECU reprogram. 
Oct 2017

51000 mi

US $188
Rt. rear shock absorber was leaking. Shock was replaced. After markett part as dealer had none. 
May 2018

55700 mi
oil leak in transmission, slight clutch shudder. replaced input shaft seal and clutch assy. performed trans relearns , reprogrammed pcm 
Ford Fiesta in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

9000 mi
Right rear door latch stopped working. Could not close door anymore. 
Oct 2016

18300 mi

US $20
Steering wheel radio buttons broke. Purchased a replace part from dealer and installed it myself. 
Jun 2017

26000 mi

US $200
Changed front tires 
Ford Fiesta in New Mexico, United States
Oct 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

50000 mi
Clutch pack replaced Valve cover leak 

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2013 Ford Fiesta 4dr Hatch

120-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fiesta in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2017

58000 mi

US $140
Battery died. It was about 4 years old. Replaced. 

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2013 Ford Fiesta 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Ford Fiesta in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

11160 mi
The windshield washer hose was disconnected or broken thus could not wash windshilds 

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