Ford Fiesta Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Horrible, clanky transmission

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The transmission in our Ford Fiesta has had multiple issues and still makes lots of noise and is jerky. Ford tells us that this transmission comes with some noise but the noises get worse as does the responses of shifting and accelerating. The latest issue is with the AUX button

Review submitted by:Oodie

Pros:Nice to look at

Cons:Horrible transmission

Awful for daily use

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Absolute worst purchase decision I've made. The car is a blast to drive. That's it. The fun stops there. There is nothing convenient about this car or the Sync system.

Review submitted by:d

Pros:Great track car

Cons:Most people don't work at a track

Cute, fast car but expensive repairs

Model Year:

2011

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Just beyond its regular warranty, this car needed expensive repairs — more than $3,000 worth. It looks good. It is fun to drive. But it has computer problems that make it costly to service and difficult to take in for repairs at the local garage. What you've heard about the

Review submitted by:Speedy's owner

Pros:eye-catching and pretty, drives nicely.

Cons:repeated problems with the computer systems

Worst possible buy I could of ever done

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I liked the price, and that it was good on Gas, but other than that I have had nothing but trouble with it. The 2013 Fiestas aren't at all what they are making it seem. It makes horrible noises. I have taken it in about 12 times back to the

Review submitted by:Mely

Pros:No pros honestly

Cons:Where should I start? Seriously walk way.

Very poor

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Trans noise after about 3000 miles. Ford would do nothing about it. The Ford service rep.never called back after we talked.

Review submitted by:ranbo

Pros:good on gas

Cons:loud trans shifts

Unhappy with this performance

Model Year:

2011

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Never again will I buy a Ford. The car won't go into drive or reverse unless it warms up for at least 15 minutes. Very jerky ride. Had to pay $1400 to fix it after 3 years. Too many problems. I wanted a car that was good with gas and

Review submitted by:Mel

Pros:Gas mileage

Cons:Problematic, left me stuck unable to put in gear

Good fuel economy

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Great small car except for where I live in the northeast it is helpless in the snow--its all over the road

Review submitted by:evel

Pros:fun to drive and cheap to run

Cons:hard to get in and out of revs up too high also

Don't buy this car!!

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My wife and I have always owned Fords, and so when we were finally financially able to buy our first new- off-the-showroom car, naturally we went to our local Ford dealer. We test-drove several, and settled on the 2012 Ford Fiesta. I had been partial to that car from the

Review submitted by:PastorJames

Pros:Love the engine and handling

Cons:Transmission, locks

Cute and fun, but spent time and $ in the shop.

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This car spent a lot of time in the shop. Broken speaker at 30,000 another broken speaker at 32,000, broken A/C at 37,000 ($700.00), transmission problems at 37,000 and 41,000, broken door latch at 41,000 ($500.00). The repairs and the costs just kept adding up.

Review submitted by:Adria

Nothing to write home about

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought this car in 2011 the first year it was available in the US market. I figured it would be a decent ride, seeing as it's been available in the UK for quite sometime. The first downside is the transmission. I'm not a fan of the hyper-shifting, and in

Review submitted by:slightly dissatisfied

Pros:Mileage, looks, features

Cons:Transmission, durability, technical oversights

Good on gas

Model Year:

2011

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I purchased this car used with 3300, I already had to replace transmission at 45000 miles. Very bad in snow. Other than the mileage I would not buy this car again. Very poor quality over all.

Review submitted by:Tony

Pros:good mileage

Cons:very bad in snow and confort

Too Small

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I wanted something that got good fuel millage for work, I drive right at 300 miles a day for work so it was a must. But this car is just too tiny for my boxes and all the stuff needed for work. When its the weekend my 3 kids and

Review submitted by:Kandie

Pros:Great Fuel Millage

Cons:Too stinking tiny, no space

Worst Car Ever!!!

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

While this car may be fun to drive, have really good gas milage, and serve its purpose it can't seem to stay out of the shop!! We leased the car with 7 miles on it. From the moment we got it home it had issues. When you would go to

Review submitted by:A

Pros:great gas milage, can park anywhere

Cons:horrible transmission, doors won't stay shut

Will never buy another!!!!!

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This was my first car I bought all on my own. I was in love...until about 2000 miles ago. I bought the automatic. It started jerking about 2000 miles ago when it would shift from 1st into 2nd gear. At first I thought nothing of it the first until a

Review submitted by:notinloveanymore

Pros:Great gas milage, cute, small

Cons:jerking, transmission problems

Transmission noisy, front wheel grabs at take-off

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Ford

Model:

Fiesta

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Transmission noisy, front wheels vibrate at normal take off, it down shift noisy and sometimes in a jerky fashion. Shifting from drive to reverse it is not smooth, and acts af if it need u-joints.The dealer said all the above is normal.If you own one and have not yet experienced

Review submitted by:Steve

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