Is engine failure a common issues with the Ford Focus?

My Ford Focus EcoBoost is presently at a Ford dealer for investigation and I have been informed that it requires a new engine. There's less than 25,000 miles on the clock. The water pump has failed and cracked the head of the engine and there is coolant in cylinder one. I've been quoted £5500 for a new engine. I've read that this has been an issue with these cars. Any advice would be very welcome on how to proceed.

Asked on 7 June 2017 by Alison-CS

Answered by Honest John
Very much so. The turbo is watercooled and the 'degas pipe' from the turbo back to the radiator expansion tank has a nylon junction in it that is prone to melting, resulting in coolant loss and what happened to you. Numerous reports: www.honestjohn.co.uk/carbycar/ford/focus-2011/?sec.../ It's a fundamental design fault and the supplying dealer is liable: www.honestjohn.co.uk/faq/consumer-rights/
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