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We've updated our reliability stats for the Focus to include owner experiences through September 30, 2014.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2014 Focus: 32, moderate
2013 Focus: 30, moderate
2013 Focus ST: 42, moderate
2012 Focus: 37, moderate
2010 Focus: 24, low
2009 Focus: 86, high, small sample size
2008 Focus: 18, low
2007 Focus: 57, moderate
2006 Focus: 68, moderate, small sample size
2005 Focus: 81, moderate, small sample size
2004 Focus: 94, moderate, very small sample size
2003 Focus: 87, moderate
2002 Focus: 87, moderate
2001 Focus: 91, moderate, small sample size
2000 Focus: 57, low, very small sample size

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2013 Focus: 79, < 1
2013 Focus ST: 72, < 1
2012 Focus: 67, < 1
2007 Focus: 62, 3

Additional participants always helpful (especially if you see "small sample size" next to the year, or no stat at all).

To view the repairs behind these numbers, check the stats for other cars, and sign up to help improve this information (next update in February):

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New stuff this time. We've updated our reliability stats for the Focus to include owner experiences through the end of 2014. Plus we've added reliability trends graphs. These indicate how a model's reliability has changed as it has aged, and how different model years performed when the same age.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2014 Focus: 34, moderate
2013 Focus: 32, moderate
2013 Focus ST: 43, moderate
2012 Focus: 39, moderate
2010 Focus: 32, low
2009 Focus: 81, high, small sample size
2008 Focus: 28, low
2007 Focus: 59, moderate
2006 Focus: 60, moderate, small sample size
2005 Focus: 91, moderate, small sample size
2004 Focus: 156, high, very small sample size
2003 Focus: 100, moderate
2002 Focus: 132, high, small sample size
2001 Focus: 117, moderate, very small sample size
2000 Focus: 54, low, very small sample size

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2014 Focus: 60, < 1
2013 Focus: 77, < 1
2013 Focus ST: 60, < 1
2012 Focus: 68, < 1
2007 Focus: 67, 4

We'll have further updates in May and in August. The more owners participate, the more comprehensive and precise these will be.

For the details, including how competitors compare, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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To view the new graphs, select "reliability trends" in the breadcrumbs at the top of the linked page.
 

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Ford tweaked the Focus for 2015. But have many people here bought the updated car?

We especially need more of them. While we have 93 2014s signed up to help, we have only seven 2015s so far. We can't provide any stats with just seven cars.

So if you have a 2015, I hope you'll join. (If you have a different year, your participation would also be helpful.)

As stated in the OP, participants receive free access to all of the resulting information, for all cars, not just the Focus.

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So, how have these cars been doing lately?

Our reliability stats for the Focus now include owner experiences through March 31, 2015. (Others are nearly a year behind.)

In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year ("low" is best):

2014 Focus: 29, low
2013 Focus: 38, moderate
2013 Focus ST: 34, moderate
2012 Focus: 52, moderate
2010 Focus: 29, low
2009 Focus: 64, moderate, small sample size
2008 Focus: 35, low
2007 Focus: 57, moderate
2006 Focus: 57, low, small sample size
2005 Focus: 80, moderate, small sample size
2004 Focus: 155, high, very small sample size
2003 Focus: 118, high
2002 Focus: 146, high, small sample size
2001 Focus: 117, moderate, very small sample size
2000 Focus: 76, low, very small sample size

Plus, the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2014 Focus: 76, < 1
2013 Focus: 70, 2
2013 Focus ST: 68, < 1
2012 Focus: 59, < 1
2007 Focus: 69, 7

No stat for a model year? Then we very much need more participants for it. Same for those with small sample size notes. Next updates in August and November.

For repair descriptions, the stats for other cars, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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Our reliability stats for the Focus now cover the year ending June 30, 2015.

Repair trips per 100 cars:

2014 Focus: 24, low
2013 Focus: 56, moderate
2013 Focus ST: 47, moderate
2012 Focus: 50, moderate
2010 Focus: 32, low
2009 Focus: 58, moderate, small sample size
2008 Focus: 46, low
2007 Focus: 54, low
2006 Focus: 57, low, small sample size
2005 Focus: 114, high, small sample size
2004 Focus: 142, high, small sample size
2003 Focus: 97, moderate
2002 Focus: 141, high, very small sample size
2001 Focus: 105, moderate, very small sample size

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2014 Focus: 81, < 1
2013 Focus: 63, 2
2013 Focus ST: 59, 2
2012 Focus: 66, 2
2007 Focus: 63, 3

If a model year isn't listed, or its sample size is small, then we especially need more owners involved.

For the descriptions of all reported repairs, results for other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Focus to include owner experiences through September 30, 2015. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year:

2015 Focus: 17, low, small sample size
2014 Focus: 22, low
2013 Focus: 55, moderate
2013 Focus ST: 42, moderate
2012 Focus: 61, moderate
2010 Focus: 27, low
2009 Focus: 44, low, small sample size
2008 Focus: 22, low, small sample size
2007 Focus: 61, moderate
2006 Focus: 80, moderate, small sample size
2005 Focus: 77, moderate, small sample size
2004 Focus: 109, moderate, small sample size
2003 Focus: 72, low
2002 Focus: 139, high, very small sample size
2001 Focus: 138, high, very small sample size

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2014 Focus: 80, < 1
2013 Focus: 63, < 1
2013 Focus ST: 60, 3
2012 Focus: 58, 4
2007 Focus: 65, 4

We'll have further updates in February and in May. Additional participants are needed to provide precise stats for all model years.

For the details, including repair descriptions, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Focus to include owner experiences through the end of 2015, about eight months ahead of other sources. In terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year--lower is better:

2015 Focus (includes ST): 23, low
2014 Focus: 25 (includes ST), low
2013 Focus: 50, moderate
2013 Focus ST: 32, low
2012 Focus: 57, moderate
2010 Focus: 24, low
2009 Focus: 22, low, small sample size
2008 Focus: 23, low, small sample size
2007 Focus: 75, moderate
2006 Focus: 78, moderate, very small sample size
2005 Focus: 48, low, small sample size
2004 Focus: 58, low, very small sample size
2003 Focus: 91, moderate
2002 Focus: 123, high, very small sample size
2001 Focus: 133, high, very small sample size

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2014 Focus (includes ST): 85, < 1
2013 Focus: 63, < 1
2013 Focus ST: 68, < 1
2012 Focus: 62, 3
2007 Focus: 55, 12

No stat, or a small sample size? Then we especially need more owners involved for that model year.

For the repairs behind these stats, reliability information on other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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My 2002 SVT was an exception then. Love the car (?) but had the worst reliability record of any car I have ever owned. Yet I still have it, go figure...
 

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My 2002 SVT was an exception then. Love the car (?) but had the worst reliability record of any car I have ever owned. Yet I still have it, go figure...
Lower is better.. So the SVT probably helped bring the reliability down for the entire 2002 model year.
 

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This is really just for new cars, but I suppose the data can be used to extrapolate the theoretical reliability of an older used car.

That said, I think maintenance history plays a much bigger part than design/assembly issues once you've reached 215k miles.
 

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AH, got it, high meant number of repair visits. Yep, now that was spot on...yet after 60K mine has been a happy camper and kept me grinnin'...
 

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We've updated our reliability stats for the Focus to include owner experiences through September 30, 2016.

Repair frequencies, in terms of repair trips per 100 cars per year (lower is better):

2016 Focus: 0, low, small sample size
2015 Focus: 16, low
2014 Focus: 41, moderate
2013 Focus: 39, moderate
2013 Focus ST: 22, low
2012 Focus: 43, moderate
2010 Focus: 37, low
2009 Focus: 0, low, small sample size
2008 Focus: 75, moderate, small sample size
2007 Focus: 82, moderate
2006 Focus: 33, low, very small sample size
2005 Focus: 97, moderate, small sample size
2004 Focus: 86, moderate, small sample size
2003 Focus: 113, moderate
2002 Focus: 111, moderate, very small sample size

We have two additional statistics, "Nada-odds" and "Lemon-odds", to indicate the percentage of cars with no repairs in the past year and those that required 3+ trips to the repair shop:

2014 Focus: 66, < 1
2013 Focus: 74, < 1
2013 Focus ST: 86, < 1
2012 Focus: 64, < 1

Additional participants always helpful, especially for years without stats or with small sample sizes.l be.

For the repairs behind these stats, reliability information on other models, and to sign up to help improve this information:

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