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Ford Focus Powertrain and Chassis Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending June 30, 2017

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
28 vehicles, 10.9 months per vehicle, 24000 miles driven2015 Ford Focus Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  28 vehicles, 10.9 months per vehicle, 24000 miles driven
48 vehicles, 11.0 months per vehicle, 40600 miles driven

Includes ST this year. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2014
Ford Focus
[?] see reported repairs
  48 vehicles, 11.0 months per vehicle, 40600 miles driven

Includes ST this year. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
35 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 59200 miles driven

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013
Ford Focus
[?] see reported repairs
  35 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 59200 miles driven

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
27 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 56600 miles driven

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
2013
Ford Focus ST Join or sign in to view   see reported repairs
  27 vehicles, 11.5 months per vehicle, 56600 miles driven

Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission (ST, with a manual transmission, not affected).
39 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 62600 miles driven

Redesigned. Common problem with clutch packs on dual-clutch automatic transmission.
2012
Ford Focus
[?] see reported repairs
  39 vehicles, 11.7 months per vehicle, 62600 miles driven

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

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Ford Focus Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Ford Focus reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Ford Focuss with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Ford Focuss that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Ford Focus lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Ford Focus has been recently.

To see how frequently Ford Focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

What Our Members Are Saying about the Brand Reputation of the Ford Focus

Ford Focus Brand Reputation: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 151-horsepower 2.3L I4
5-speed manual FWD
I've always liked Fords better than most other brands, and this was actually the first Ford I've owned. see full Ford Focus review
2004 4dr Sedan 145-horsepower 2.3L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
At first, there was nothing desirable about the Focus. I had to search and search for its potential and finally started liking it. Then it broke down... twice. see full Ford Focus review
2002 2dr Hatch 130-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
young, trendly, cool see full Ford Focus review
Ford Focus Brand Reputation: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 2dr Coupe 143-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Early Focus models has some problems. The Focus seems to be marketed almost exclusily towards the younger crowd. see full Ford Focus review
2009 4dr Sedan 140-horsepower 2.0L I4
5-speed manual FWD
Ford is not exactly thought of as a premium brand. see full Ford Focus review
2005 4dr Hatch 136-horsepower 2.0L I4
4-speed automatic FWD
This is a very good car. However, people look down on Ford. It will take Ford years to regain the image of decent, reliable transport - which is what the Focus excels at. see full Ford Focus review
2002 2dr Hatch 170-horsepower 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
If you are going to buy a ford sports car why would you buy a focus when you can have a mustang. see full Ford Focus review