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Ford Focus Ranked Second In 2023 China Dependability Study

Thus far, the release of the 2023 J.D. Power China Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has produced mixed results for The Blue Oval, with Changan Ford – the automaker’s 50:50 joint venture with Changan Automobile – ranking second among all mass market brands, Lincoln finishing below the premium segment average, and the Ford Mondeo taking home the honor of being the highest-ranked mid-size sedan. The Mondeo wasn’t alone in that regard, however, as the Ford Focus also ranked second in the mid-size economy car segment of the latest China VDS, too.

The Ford Focus ranked only behind the Toyota Corolla in this year’s study, as well as ahead of the Volkswagen Lavida. Overall, it’s a strong showing for the Focus, which is built by Changan Ford for the Chinese market.

The J.D. Power 2023 China Vehicle Dependability Study measures the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles during the past six months by owners of 13-48 month-old vehicles, with a lower score reflecting higher vehicle quality. The study covers 177 specific problem areas grouped into nine major categories – exterior; interior; driving experience; features/controls/displays (FCD); infotainment; climate; seats; powertrain; and driving assistance. This year’s VDS study found that overall, PP100 remained completely flat year-over-year, though malfunction problems – specifically related to seats, interior, and climate – increased, while design problems decreased.

“Although manufacturers regard quality above everything else, some do not pay enough attention to quality after the warranty period,” said Elvis Yang, general manager of auto product practice at J.D. Power China. “However, such problems directly affect owners’ concerns about the long-term dependability and durable quality of their vehicle. Manufacturers need to pay more attention to long-term quality and improve quality management standards.”

We’ll have more on the Focus soon soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Focus news and comprehensive Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JE

    At least this car can also be bought in Europe and not only in China. Of course until Ford commits the atrocity of canceling it for another boring SUV.

  2. Smitty

    Tell me about it!! This car would sell like Hotcakes here in the US. Why For got out of the car market is beyond me!! Not everyone wants a Truck or SUV!!

  3. Larry

    Why don’t you bring the Focus here if it’s second to the Corolla? The Focus here can give the Corolla a run for its money. Why you can’t keep up with the Maverick? Because it is car like. People are looking for a car like feel that’s what they want. You will may in 2 years catch up with production with the Maverick. Do you know exactly? I was going to buy a Maverick but I didn’t want to wait forever. Besides you could introduce it with a Hybrid or Electric. Think Ford Think Don’t Be So Stupid.

  4. David Hay

    Bring back the Focus, love mine!!!!

  5. james B wiseman

    It`s about time Ford pulls their head out of their ….s and start to build CARS HERE before it`s to late .


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