Ford Focus 2014 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Focus 2014 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Does the 2014 Ford Focus Trend have transmission issues?

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Sep 2019

The dual-clutch automatic transmission in the Focus had issues, so I would urge caution in buying one. It can be fixed if it fails, but it would be costly.

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Ford Focus 2014: Recalled

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Mar 2019

Six weeks is too long, press the dealer for an outlook on when they will have it fixed and returned to you. You could also ask them to loan you a car while they have yours.

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Ford Focus 2014: Shuddering in the transmission

Answered by CarsGuide 15 Mar 2019

Ford has a responsibility to fix the problem, and they seem to have tried, but failed on five separate occasions. The next step is to contact Ford directly (13 3673) and lodge a complaint about the problem and your concerns with the dealership. If that doesn’t elicit a satisfactory response contact the ACCC and ask for their advice on further action you could take.

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Does the PowerShift transmission problem apply to all petrol/diesel Ford Focus models?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Mar 2018

The PowerShift is Ford’s dual-clutch automatic transmission, and is used on petrol and diesel engines. If you really want to buy a Focus buy a manual.

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Will the transmission problems of the Ford Focus affect its value?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Mar 2018

You’ll get market value, and on the Focus that will take into account the transmission problems it suffers. I don’t believe you can escape the fact that it has issues.

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Does the PowerShift transmission problem span across all Focus models?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Feb 2018

The PowerShift is Ford’s dual-clutch automatic transmission, and is used on petrol and diesel engines. If you really want to buy a Focus buy a manual.

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Any solutions to a shuddering clutch on a 2014 Ford Focus Trend?

Answered by CarsGuide 4 Aug 2017

It seems there is no fix for this problem. Ford has come under intense scrutiny for its handling of the problem and treatment of customers with problem cars. Even the ACCC has decided to get involved, which is very rare. You could ask Ford for a refund or a replacement car, but as the ACCC chairman pointed out the deal Ford offers customers looking to get out of their cars isn't a great one. If you don't get any satisfaction from Ford go to the state government's consumer affairs department for advice, or call the ACCC.

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Focus transmission shuddering

Answered by CarsGuide 6 Jan 2017

I would have an independent automatic transmission mechanic assess it and if that confirms that your fears are correct take it back to Ford. But if you do that you need to be prepared to argue because Ford will not roll over easily. You could also contact your state consumer affairs department and seek their advice. We have been told about a case of an owner taking Ford to VCAT in Victoria over a different issue, but similar to yours in that Ford was rejecting an owner’s claim and the owner won.

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Ford Focus transmission shuddering

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Sep 2016

Ford's offer is pathetic. The trade-in value for your 2014 Focus is $12,000-$14,000, not the pitiful $5000 you have been offered. That shows how much Ford values the cars they produced. Start by going to Consumer Affairs and enlisting their help to negotiate a better deal, also consider joining the class action against Ford being run on this issue.

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