Ford Focus 2011 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Focus 2011 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Ford Focus or Mitsubishi Lancer: Which is a better hatchback?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Oct 2018

Don’t buy a Focus, they are plagued with automatic transmission troubles, don’t buy a Holden Cruze either, as they also have problems with their automatic transmission. The Lancer is fine; you could also look at a Mazda 3 or Toyota Corolla.

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Ford Focus 2011: Is my car fuel efficient?

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Sep 2018

It has a claimed average fuel consumption of 5.5 L/100 km, which is quite good. It would be fine for long trips. The only concern would be the problems associated with its dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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Does the Ford Powershift issue affect the diesel-powered Focus?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Jul 2018

The problem affects 2010-2016 Focus cars with petrol engines, at this time the transmission in your car is not affected. Once you know what is causing your problem you can decide what course of action you will take.

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2011 Ford Focus Trend diesel auto doesn't start straight away

Answered by CarsGuide 11 May 2018

That’s very odd, and I wouldn’t expect it to be related to the transmission. Take it to a mechanic to check the starting system.

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Best small to medium diesel cars?

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Mar 2017

It's probably easier to eliminate those that don't stack up, those being the VW Golf, Holden Cruze and Ford Focus.

All have transmission questions over them.

The best options would be the Mazda 3 and the Hyundai i30.

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Focus Ambiente clutch problems

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Jul 2016

The deal you have been offered is the same one that has been offered to many other owners in your situation, so you're not being treated differently to others. 

You won't get a refund, or simply be given a new car in exchange for yours. The simplest way out is to weigh up the offer of the discounted price on a new car, together with the trade-in the dealer might offer you, and see if that works for you. If you don't want to go down that path you could join the class action lawsuit that is in train over this issue, but that's likely to be a long drawn-out process and you would need to be patient.

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Ford Focus: Value of RS?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Dec 2015

The Focus RS was a sellout in small numbers so the value should still be strong. However, there is an all-new model with more appeal next year so it will seriously devalue your car.

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