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View Poll Results: How serious have problems with your Focus been?
Nothing wrong with it! Really pleased with my decision to buy. 399 28.26%
Nothing too serious, minor work here and there. Hasn't broken the bank account yet! 774 54.82%
A number of costly and/or irritating deficiences with the car. Spent a fair bit of change fixing them, and would seriously reconsider buying again! 199 14.09%
So many problems that I will never buy a Ford again. Nearly went bankrupt due to repair shop bills! 40 2.83%
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:58 AM   #91
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two very minor problems. we have two 2007 zx3's. Wife's car, an ses, had a small plastic rivet come loose twice in the interior where the seat belt is attached. I had to order a package of rivets, wait a week....but no big deal. On my car, an se, the chimes for lights on, etc, went dead. Have not have that fixed yet.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:07 PM   #92
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add my manual window, the window crank handle came off, snappng the connecting rod on the regulator(again minor but rare problem) i need to replace manual window regulator
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:03 AM   #93
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03 Focus Problems

I like the car but am getting some 100,000 mile problems. I'm hoping to get 200k out of this car. Zero help from ford on all my problems. Worst problem has been the tire wear issue. Hopefully this is corrected now.

Back brakes are useless......no stopping value at all.
Can't keep front rotors from warping....this just started. Have had 2 sets in the last 700 miles.
End links replaced
rear upper control arms to correct intense amount of negative rear camber.
4 sets of tires within 97k miles
ignition switch replacement due to lock up
wiper motor relay
water in passenger side well
both front wheel bearings
passenger side rear wheel bearing
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Old 06-27-2008, 01:43 PM   #94
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How about a spun bearing with 148 miles on the car. Happened to my wifes 2008.
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Old 06-28-2008, 01:41 PM   #95
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04 ZTS 2.3l is starting to shut off when I put it in park. I'll be changing the sparkplugs if I can find the torque rating. Also per my OBDII, p0172 shows and my gas mileage is awful.
I'm trying to locate the PVC valve right now. I think it is under the (front) car.

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Old 06-29-2008, 02:00 AM   #96
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Does the previous owner count as a "problem"? 'cause that's the biggest problem I've had, that is His general ignorance when it comes to PM
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:44 AM   #97
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Lets see,
The Negative
1)Ignition Key locked up(key no turn in ignition), ford replaced it free
2)PCV tube broke, ~$100 fixed it my damn self in about an hour
3)Idle died, Found a hole melted through a vacuum tube(fixed with electrical tape for now
4)CD Changer packed up, warranty replaced
5)Stabalizer arm broke at ball join, replaced ($30?)
116k Miles
6) Trans was rough, Ford adjusted

BUT my car did take a 30mph T-Bone with a dairy cow with minimal damage
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Old 06-29-2008, 01:27 PM   #98
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Bought a black "Certified" '05 with 30K miles, and since then have found that the car was in an accident. The front tires were flat spotted (a car with ABS doesn't get flat spots...first clue of an accident. Just yesterday I found scrapes under the car, the heat shield around the main cat is torn, detached and sitting directly on top of the cat, the front bumper is a repainted yellow bumper (the "screming yellow" sticker on the bumper really helps prove the accident theory) and to top it off, the stock airbox has a huge hole cracked in it. So much for being "certified". I'm calling Ford corporate on Monday.
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Old 07-01-2008, 02:35 PM   #99
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My biggest problem has been keeping tires on it. It has such expensive tires to begin with and it just eats them up in no time.

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Old 07-01-2008, 09:22 PM   #100
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^^ The stock tires are trash. Hit up Tire Rack for alternatives that cost less and are FAR better rated by survey participants.

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Bought a black "Certified" '05 with 30K miles, and since then have found that the car was in an accident. The front tires were flat spotted (a car with ABS doesn't get flat spots...first clue of an accident. Just yesterday I found scrapes under the car, the heat shield around the main cat is torn, detached and sitting directly on top of the cat, the front bumper is a repainted yellow bumper (the "screming yellow" sticker on the bumper really helps prove the accident theory) and to top it off, the stock airbox has a huge hole cracked in it. So much for being "certified". I'm calling Ford corporate on Monday.
The dealer acknolwedged that the car was acquired with a damaged front bumper, and have agreed to provide a new airbox/filter and cat converter heat shield. The flat-spotted tires are still there - they thought it was an imbalance...and the balance job they did didn't solve anything. They also haven't volunteered to address the fact that my bumper is a repainted yellow bumper. Seeing as it's a DD, I'm would prefer the car be mechanically sound over aesthetically perfect (plenty of other imperfections anyways)...so I'm willing to leave it at that. A new set of tires will solve the vibrations...I hope.
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