Does the 2011 Ford Focus SE have transmission problems?
Some do - some don’t .
It’s a good question to ask. The Ford Focus is a model that had (has?) serious transmission issues. However, the good news for you is that they started in 2012, so not to worry. The ones to watch out for are the 2012s and subsequent years. Check out the spike in complaints in 2012 at CarComplaints here. In October of 2016 CarTalk looked closely at the used Ford Focus. Our pick at that time for the best one to consider was the 2011.