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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 11-24-2009, 09:49 PM   #231
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I've had my 2004 Zetec ATX sedan since 7/7/2007, I'm just short of 50k miles, and the only things I've had to change from the factory are a rear power window regulator, master power window switch, and rear door lock.

Every other issue I've had has been.... err... of my own doing.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:37 PM   #232
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Bought my 2000 SE Auto (Zetec) new, and this model had many recalls, all of which were handled quickly and efficiently by various Ford dealerships.

In 131.000 miles I've changed my dino oil every 5K, the fuel filter annually, and the tranny fluid every 50K. On my 4th set of brake pads and changed the rear at 125K. The factory tires lasted 55K and my Pirelli's 76K. The new Kumo Solus KR-21's should last at least 80K.

Replaced the alternator at 97K, and have had the key cylinder repaired twice, at a cost of $125 each time, as I didn't want to pay the dealer $500 and have two sets of keys.

The valve cover gasket leaks, and I'm probably due for a timing belt R & R. My gas mileage is excellent (25 - 32mpg) and the car has been driven hard at speeds up to 105 mph. I really like this car, and hope to keep it for many more years.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:27 PM   #233
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my car is damn good now the new engine and tranny had to be put in cause of my stupidity and trusting the wrong people or i should say person to work on it
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:45 PM   #234
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Angry And, and, and....

Just a lot of stuff that I should've been aware of, buying a used car.

Brake shoes & transmission flush were the most costly. I really wasn't happy about those... Oh and there was no mention of the replacement windshield which started leaking a few months after my purchase.

It's all been fixed. Let it go. Let it go. Let it go. Let it go. Let it goooooo....


Now all I have to do is replace the tires tomorrow before New Year's Eve....
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Old 12-31-2009, 10:38 AM   #235
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2009 SE Sedan (new); transmission failed @ 7,000 miles. Dealer fixed under warranty, problem resurfaced @ 10,500 miles.

Grunching sound when tranny upshifted or downshifted. Tranny would shift by itself to first gear when cruising about 50. Slammed my wife and I forward violently more than once. It also intermittently would not shift down @ uphill stop signs. Would sometimes take several seconds to shift down after stopped!

Sync locked-up (firmware) @ same time as first transmission repair. Saved changes did not change anything; voice prompts turned-off did nothing. Sync updates netted failed update message/voice.

I turned the above vehicle back-in to the dealer at a loss, as I couldn't have a brand new vehicle that had ongoing issues, and could/would break down at any time.

I purchased a 2010 SES Sedan, loaded, in its place, as I wanted to give Ford one more chance, but if this vehicle suffers any issues, my hard-earned money will go elsewhere.

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Old 01-04-2010, 02:24 PM   #236
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Wiper relay
Clutch master cylinder
Heater series resistor
Vehicle speed sensor (never replaced it though, too much of a pain in the a$$)


Not too bad for 4 years!

Oh yeah, cowl grill leaking too.
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Old 01-04-2010, 04:27 PM   #237
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brake light

my parking brake light stays on even when the brake is off. i was told it is the sensor, which is connected to the brake lever under the plastic console. i pulled the console out and messed with the sensor a bit but nothing happened. Anyone want to help me out?? Please...
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:54 PM   #238
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so far ive had alternator end links tie rods both front wheel bearings and valve cover gasket
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:05 PM   #239
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I just got my truck release switch fixed.... a repair shop charged be 37 bucks for the part plus labor.
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Old 02-13-2010, 11:24 PM   #240
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Problem List...

My 2003 FSVT EAP is at 48,000 and to date I've experienced the following issues:

(1) water pump replaced
(2) thermostat replaced
(3) thermostat housing
(4) ignition switch replaced
(5) two electrical gremlins - both times a pin had backed out of a connector

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