Ford Focus 2016 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Focus 2016 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

Ford Focus 2016: Does the new car have transmission issues?

Answered by CarsGuide 10 Nov 2017

The shuddering that caused such a flap with the Focus was related to the dual-clutch automatic gearbox that was fitted to earlier models. The 2016 model has a conventional six-speed auto and doesn’t have those issues.

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What's a good car to replace a Holden Cruze?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Aug 2016

Thanks for the tip, it's a good one.

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Ford Focus: Transmission malfunction fix

Answered by CarsGuide 1 Jul 2016

Good to hear from someone who is happy with the auto transmission in their Focus. Others could do well to have their car updated if they haven't already done so.

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Ford Focus 2016: Electrical problems from rain

Answered by CarsGuide 27 May 2016

I doubt that leaving the window open in the rain is responsible for your problem, and I doubt that it's fuse problem. If you want to check the fuses you could see which relates to which part of the circuit in the owner's manual. The best course of action is to take it to a Ford dealer or auto electrician and have it checked.

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Hot hatch or sports sedan?

Answered by CarsGuide 9 May 2016

Years ago when you owned your Torana it was considered something of a performance car, as the Clubsport, SSV and Calais are today, but there are many other ways of getting your driving thrills today without having to go for a V8. Some of the hot hatches now available would give you all the thrills, and more, than the big-bangers of old. Take a test drive in a VW Golf GTi or one of the fast Ford Focuses and I'm sure you'd rethink your choice. All the cars you mention, the Clubsport, SSV and Calais are good cars with plenty of grunt, the V8 sound, and the comfort of a big car. For mine though I'd be going for a hot hatch.

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2016 Focus RS arrival dates?

Answered by CarsGuide 24 Jan 2016

Ford Australia still does not have confirmed dates for the RS and the best indication I can get from head office is the middle of the year in 2016. I’ll be keeping an eye on things as I have a nephew who is also on the waiting list.

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DSG or CVT?

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Jan 2016

In theory the DSG is a no-brainer, but it's different in practice because of the troubles that have plagued the DSG in all brands. The safe option is to go for the Focus; the riskier one is to go with the DSG. If it weren't for the well-documented reliability issues I would go for the DSG.

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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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