Q: There is a shudder on take off and vibration while accelerating - 2013 Ford Focus

asked by on

Thank you for taking the time to read my question for I'm sure you all are very busy. I have a ford focus sedan. Not hatchback. When driving in the morning after I start the car its minimal vibration/problems. As I progress through the day it increases... So here it is. When I accelerate from a stopped position such as a stop sign or red light. The car jerks and shudders and vibrates. While driving, if I accelerate to increase speed on highway or anyway else the car vibrates noisily. It doesn't vibrate when I let off the gas and let it coast and It doesn't vibrate much if I set on cruise control. But it Only vibrates greatly/ shakes while I push the gas.

My car has 61540 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello there. Many possible faults can cause your 2013 Ford Focus to vibrate upon acceleration. From your description, it sounds like you are describing an engine misfire. Misfires can be caused by many issues, but the most common are spark plugs, coil, fuel pump, fuel injectors, MAF sensor, vacuum leaks, or a wiring harness fault.

A qualified technician, such as one from YourMechanic, will be able to diagnose your misfiring condition and make any repairs to get your vehicle running normally again.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. There is a shudder on take off and vibration while accelerating - 2013 Ford Focus

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: anyway someone can call me 5306468209

Unfortunately, there is no question here to answer. If you have a question you would like answered by a qualified professional please visit yourmechanic.com and click on the ask a mechanic link to ask your question.

Q: Air not cooling

It is possible that you may have a leak somewhere in the AC system. However it is normal that every few years your air conditioning refrigerant will need to be serviced, as the refrigerant is a gas and does slowly...

Q: Slight vibration between 50-60 miles per hour.

Hello, thank you for writing in. The suspension and tires are so closely related that an issue with your tie rods would feel like a tire problem. The technician is correct about this would cause a vibration. Did they do...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...