3rd Gen (2012 – 2018) Ford Focus Problems

The 3rd generation of the Focus has a cumulative PainRank™ of 40.52. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2012–2018 Focus model years have sent in 1622 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the transmission (49%) followed by the interior (9%) and the steering (8%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2018 0
0.0
2017 8
5.05
2016 33
11.36
2015 84
18.24
2014 399
85.87
2013 418
60.41
2012 680
102.68

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