Reliability of the Ford Fiesta

The ADAC breakdown statistics determine which Ford models are the most reliable and which have broken down most – a good help when buying a used Ford Fiesta.

In the statistics for 2021, all the breakdowns for which the German Yellow Angels had to move out in 2020 were recorded and evaluated. There is enough data available that gives an objective picture of the reliability of the Ford Fiesta.

Ford Fiesta Reliability

Breakdowns in the 2020 calendar year

EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017 EZ 2018
19,7 22,5 20,9 18,0 11,3 6,0 6,9 2,3

Breakdowns in the 2019 calendar year

EZ 2010 EZ 2011 EZ 2012 EZ 2013 EZ 2014 EZ 2015 EZ 2016 EZ 2017
21,1 20,4 21,7 16,9 14 8,4 4,5 6,4

Legend: Number of breakdowns per 1,000 vehicles registered (= breakdown index) by year of first registration (EZ)

Common Breakdowns

  • Battery (2012, 2017)
  • Ignition cable (high voltage cable) (2010, 2012)
  • Spark plug (2012)

Source: ADAC

owner  Ford Fiesta owners’ reviews

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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Recent Fiesta Recalls

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18. 06. 2021

The seatbelt reel mechanisms may be defective. As a result, the passengers might not be held in position in the event … .

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13. 04. 2021

The earth connection of the traction battery may not be tightened with the correct torque. As a result, it could become … .

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23. 01. 2020

An insufficient torque might have been applied to the bolts of the rear seat latches and centre seat belt retractor. Consequently, … .

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