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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. 402 28.29%
Nothing too serious, minor work here and there. Hasn't broken the bank account yet! 779 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! 200 14.07%
So many problems that I will never buy a Ford again. Nearly went bankrupt due to repair shop bills! 40 2.81%
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Old 06-16-2007, 02:07 AM   #11
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Biggest problem so far was having the shifter linkage snap inside the transmission, I guess it was a design flaw in 2000-2002 where all the stress of shifting was put on a tiny 3/32" pin in the shaft, and after 60,000 miles worth of shifting it finally popped. I was able to move the shifter in circles. Since I was out of town at the time and about 100 miles from home I was forced to take it to a dealer and have them fix it to the tune of $850 (and I had just driven out of my extended warranty a few weeks before that happened...should've gone with the 100,000 mile option.)

Other than that, I've had a handful of other small problems, some caused by me, some were a result of Ford being stupid and some a result of general wear and tear. While I was still in warranty, my car was in and out of the dealer because of the shifter popping out of gear in 5th, wiring issues, a dead IAC valve and the infamous fuel pump issue. I also had to replace a bearing and passenger side driveshaft after my clutch install because we mushroomed the end of the shaft while driving it out of the bearing, and the retention nut didn't fit over it and got stripped out while being driven back on, the result of which was a shot bearing shortly thereafter. Overall my Focus has been fairly reliable, no real complaints thus far
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:20 AM   #12
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had a alternator go bad on me, synco thats bad. thats the main things
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Old 06-16-2007, 04:14 AM   #13
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the main thing so far is the flywheel, it destroyed itself and in turn destroyed the tranny, running total? 2500 bucks...but thats with aftermarket goodies goin in to replace factory crap good thing i got a good job. other than this problem, i love the car
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:37 AM   #14
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hmmm , problems so far , nothing really major all covered by warranty .2006 Focus

Fog light melted,- replaced warranty noticed other started

Sway bar link front end - replaced warranty

Trunk latch out of specs , - plastic trim broke in order under warranty

Platic pillar popping out - headliner not properly trimmed during production - liner trimmed plastic replaced under warranty.

Trunk leaking - adjusted tailight - under warranty

Just minor things , mostly things that was production caused but gotta expect that on a compact car .
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:50 AM   #15
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eh I was just given the car but I wouldn't have bought it. So many problems, I know its 5 years old but damn.
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Old 06-17-2007, 09:20 PM   #16
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my 03 has had the water in the footwell, but that's about it. Runs fine, very reliable.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:16 AM   #17
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engine mount, slave cylinder, egr tube, egr tube, wheel, many more. i guess its all because of the turbo though.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:26 AM   #18
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2004 SVT, owned since July 2005, from 24,4xx miles - 59,6xx current:

Intermittent wiper relay cooked;
Fuel pump relay cooked (100% operator error, not the car's fault..)
Failed downstream o2 sensor;
Typical premature clutch wear;
An exhaust rattle I CANNOT track down...;
and I think my IAC is on its way out, but that's a guess.

That's the extent of it, still happy so far.
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:06 PM   #19
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My car only has 560 miles so I probably shouldn't even be responding but I sure hope Ford built this auto tranny well because it seems like it could be a weak link.It seems to hunt for a gear when you step on it from say 2nd gear.The only real little things I've noticed so far is the hatch makes noises when I accelerate from a stoplight (probably needs a little adjustment),idle jumps a little when first started,and lots of loose trim pieces in the cabin.I've had to re-attach seat track trim more than once...things I never even had to consider with my previous Honda's.

If that's the worst of it I'll be very happy indeed...
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Old 06-18-2007, 02:32 PM   #20
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what about us that spent a grip on our cars but still luv them to death and wont sell. and may buy again.
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