Recall Alert: 2014 Ford Fiesta


Vehicles Affected: About 175 model-year 2014 Ford Fiesta subcompact cars manufactured between Oct. 25, 2013, and Feb. 27, 2014, at the Cuautitlan Assembly Plant in Mexico

The Problem: Fuel tanks may be missing an adhesive layer, without which a tank could leak fuel from a seam; a fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could cause a fire. Ford said no accidents, injuries or fires have resulted from this problem.

The Fix: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel tank for free.

What Owners Should Do: The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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Miranda Smith

I have recently purchased a 2014 Fiesta and have spoke to several owners that believe there should be a recall on the transmission. The car will not accelerate properly if the AC is running, shifts hard, and hesitates during acceleration the RPM's peak at 4-5 k then drop to 1 then the transmission engages. The dealership claims nothing is wrong had my car for 3 days. Long and short of it how do I contact someone to try to get Ford to issue a recall. Multiple owners have this problem didn't find out till after I purchased the car.

Miranda, I recently purchased a 2014 Fiesta as well (on Memorial Day) and it had these problems at first (still is a little slow to accelerate with the AC on sometimes), but they have lessened as I've started putting more miles on the car (the odometer was at 63 when I drove it off the lot, and it's around 1,200 miles now). The transmission needs a few thousand miles on it to be broken in, which can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months; I called the dealer about it after owning the car for a couple of weeks, and if you've only owned it for three days you won't have put nearly enough miles on it for it to have figured itself out.

Amelia Broome

It is unlikely that these problems will "work themselves out." I was told the same exact thing by the dealership regarding the transmission problems on my 2013 Ford Fiesta, and they have not been resolved, only gotten worse. I have taken this brand new car in on 4 different occasions to the dealership for lurching, grinding and stalling. Once the car was legitimately repaired for a leak (on the second time), the other times the dealership has just put me off stating that these problems are "normal." They reprogram the transmission every time I have brought it in, and it drives great with no problems for about 2-4 weeks before the identicle issues reappear. I have driven and owned 6 cars prior to this one and never had such a problem-I am literally blown away that there hasn't been a recall. There have also been times where I have almost been in an accident due to acceleration problems. I regret buying this car and I sincerely hope something is done about this-it is a complete injustice to make people pay for a design flaw of transmission that is the fault of the company, had I known beforehand there is no way I would have purchased this vehicle.


I am having transmission issues with mine too! I have a 2014. I wouldn't have bought it either if I had known it had transmission problems. I sure hope they correct the problem permanently!! It will be with ford for about a week if they fix the problem... could be longer. They are paying for my rental car and gas.

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