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Old 03-31-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy Just bought Focus and have some problems

Hi all,

I recently bought a 2006 Focus Ghia 1.6 Auto petrol, it's been great except for a few problems - one in particular that concerns me.

1. I can't fill with petrol under a lot of pressure from the pump, the pump cuts off. I can only put fuel in under low pressure which takes ages. Any idea what's going on?

2. After leaving a petrol station, the engine suddenly cut out and the steering became heavy. I had just taken off so I didn't have enough momentum to move anywhere and was stuck at a roundabout! I had to switch off the engine, put back in P and restart the engine, which worked the first time. This was kind of scary... any idea why this happened?

I've just bought the car and if these are serious issues I may have to call the garage and get them to inspect it, any information you can arm me with will help. Besides these issues the car is fun to drive!


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Old 03-31-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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For number 1. Sometimes my car does this and won't fill up at high speed. I usually just pull the pump nozzle a little bit out so it isn't as far in the filler tube. Rotating it a little bit can help too.
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do not have the nozzle jammed in, but at the same time watch it/be sure to not over fill it.
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do not have the nozzle jammed in, but at the same time watch it/be sure to not over fill it.
I'll do this next time... it's still strange that I have to do this. Every other car I've owned you could put the nozzle in all the way and fill up the tank without an issue, why is the Focus different? Surely something is wrong and I should get the garage to have a look at it.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:49 AM   #5
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Moved to "General Technical Chat".
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I'm not sure but it may be because the focus is sold in so many different countries, some of which may have different nozzle shapes, especially for different fuels. Ford may have just settled on a compromise in the shape and made one filler tube for all the models.
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