Consumer Complaints: Ford Fiesta Problems (2014-2016)
Recent Car Problems & Complaints Reported By Ford Fiesta Owners
2014-2016 Ford Fiesta Problems & Complaints
From transmission problems (like jumping, lunging, and lurching) to oil, water, and coolant leaks, consumers have been complaining about problems with recent Ford Fiesta models.
Ford Fiesta is also listed in the 2016 Car Complaint Index. This information is available in The 2016 Car Book by consumer advocate Jack Gillis.
If you drive a Ford Fiesta and are experiencing similar problems, you’re not alone. This article covers commonly reported Ford Fiesta problems, as well as what to do if you are experiencing the same issue repeatedly after multiple repair attempts.
Ford Fiesta Transmission Problems
According to CarComplaints.com, the most commonly reported problem in recent years affects the 2014 Ford Fiesta, which has been said to suffer an “intermittent shudder when taking off.” Other issues reported by consumers include transmission failure and acceleration problems (like jerking and hesitation).
We’ve previously covered other problems with the Ford Fiesta right here on the Lemon Law Blog, with our most recent coverage in late 2015.
In a prior post, we reviewed reports and claims of issues with the Fiesta’s EcoBoost transmission, a problem that’s similar to a separate issue reported by Ford Focus drivers. While this transmission is not found in 2015 or 2016 Ford Fiesta models, it is present in Ford Fiesta models from 2011-2014.
Ford Fiesta & Your Consumer Rights
The Ford Fiesta is a fine car, and many drivers have a great experience with it.
Not every vehicle is a lemon, and just because a vehicle has problems or is recalled doesn’t mean the Lemon Law applies. However, if you find you are bringing your car or truck – Ford Fiesta or otherwise – to the dealership multiple times for the same issue, it’s important to know your rights, as you may be covered under State Lemon Law or Federal Warranty Law.
In some instances, the dealership may try to tell you that these issues are “normal,” even when they are not. Whenever you bring your Ford Fiesta in for repair, be sure to obtain a copy of the service invoice and keep a record of your experience with the dealer. The more information you have, the stronger your Lemon Law claim will be.
If you think your Ford Fiesta may be a lemon, please email us or call 1-800-LEMON-LAW to speak with a representative. We have represented clients experiencing Ford Fiesta problems in the past, and we want to help you, too. There is no cost for our service, if we choose to assist you with your claim, and your case evaluation is 100% cost-free.
As we always say: You have nothing to lose except your lemon! If you live in New Jersey, New York, or Pennsylvania, you can learn more about the lemon law on our NJ Lemon Law, NY Lemon Law, and PA Lemon Law pages.