2018 Ford Focus Lemon Law
One of the more common Ford models that turns into a lemon has to be the 2018 Ford Focus. The Ford Focus has been recalled twice in the short time that it has been sold to the public, once for its powertrain manual transmission and once for fuel system and gasoline storage.
2018 Ford Focus Transmission Problems
The 2018 Ford Focus was recalled recently over its powertrain. Ford stated that the Ford Focus’ clutch on the manual transmission might fracture, which can lead to damage to the transmission assembly or cause a fluid leak. A user on NHTSA wrote about their experience with the transmission problems:
“I’ve owned three different fords, all of which were the Focus SE (2013,2014, and debated purchasing the 2018) and all of these have had issues with the transmissions slipping. When shifting from first to second gear while driving, the car jolts back and forth and hesitates to shift gears. I test drove the car today and even the dealer admitted that this is not normal for cars but for this car is typical because there are so many issues.”
Canister Purge Valve
Ford recalled the Focus over the Canister Purge Valve malfunctioning, leading to a an excessive vacuum in the fuel vapor management system. This issue can lead to the engine stalling while you are driving without the ability to restart the car which increases the likelihood of causing a collision.
2018 Ford Escape Lemon Law
Another common Ford lemon model is the 2018 Ford Escape. The Ford Escape has been recalled for its side window airbags and its front brake hoses.
Side Window Air Bags
There have been a number of complaints about people’s airbags not going off after getting in a collision in the 2018 Ford Escape. One user on NHTSA wrote:
“Bought the vehicle on the 24th of April 2018. had a collision with another vehicle traveling the speed limit of 60 miles an hour. I rear ended the other vehicle after the brakes locked up and I did not stop. The airbags also did not deploy. The entire front end of the vehicle was pushed in due to the collision. It was just considered a total loss and now I don’t have a vehicle because of faulty manufacturing.”
Suspension and brake problems
A somewhat common issue people are having with the 2018 Ford Escape is the pre-collision assist braking system engaging even when there are no other vehicles around. This can cause an unexpected stopping of your vehicle which can lead to collisions or damage to your vehicle.
2018 Ford F-150 Lemon Law
The 2018 Ford F-150 is another common Ford lemon. The 2018 Ford F-150 has been recalled a staggering 11 times since first being sold to the public. A few of these recalls were about seat belt issues, automatic transmission problems, problems with the engine, and the fuel system.
One NHTSA 2018 Ford F-150 lemon owners talked about an incident with the 3.5 EcoBoost making a loud noise that has occurred in previous F-150 models:
“2018 f-150 3.5 EcoBoost makes a loud clattering sound after a cold start. The vehicle is still stationary and the sound lasts between 1-3 seconds. this will not occur on a warm startup, only cold. it appears to be valve train clatter coming from the top of the engine. This same problem was diagnosed on the previous generation 3.5 EcoBoost engine and apparently this problem still exists. I have a video of the startup sound if needed, but it’s widely documented on the internet.”
Electrical System Issues
The 2018 Ford F-150 was once recalled for potential damage to the truck’s block heater cable after a recent repair to another recall issue. This issue could potentially cause a resistive short, which increases the risk of a fire starting.