2nd Generation (2008—2011) Focus Problems

This generations ranks 87th out of 102 Ford generations in reliability and should be avoided if possible. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (16%), suspension (13%), and the wheels (13%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Premature and Uneven Tire Wear 18 complaints at an average of 26,860 miles in the 2009 Ford Focus.
  2. Rear End Noise and Abnormal Wear on Tires 25 complaints at an average of 40,823 miles in the 2008 Ford Focus.
  3. Transmission Failed 3 complaints at an average of 71,769 miles in the 2009 Ford Focus.

What Focus 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 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2011 51 0 24 23.43
2010 127 0 21 31.37
2009 107 0 16 32.27
2008 192 2 17 44.42

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