1st Generation (2012—2016) Focus Electric Problems

This generations ranks 28th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the electrical (28%), hvac (14%), and the clutch (14%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Not Keeping Charge 1 complaints at an average of 435 miles in the 2016 Ford Focus Electric.
  2. Hesitation at Acceleration 1 complaints at an average of 7,000 miles in the 2014 Ford Focus Electric.
  3. Clutch Leak 1 complaints at an average of 12,800 miles in the 2014 Ford Focus Electric.

What Focus Electric Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2014 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2016 1 1 13 1.05
2015 0 2 10 0.0
2014 5 2 17 3.16
2013 1 3 18 0.71
2012 0 3 17 0.0

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