What sorts of problems has your Focus experienced? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Discussions > Official Polls & Surveys

Official Polls & Surveys Please take a moment and participate in our online polls and surveys.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

View Poll Results: How serious have problems with your Focus been?
Nothing wrong with it! Really pleased with my decision to buy. 402 28.13%
Nothing too serious, minor work here and there. Hasn't broken the bank account yet! 783 54.79%
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! 204 14.28%
So many problems that I will never buy a Ford again. Nearly went bankrupt due to repair shop bills! 40 2.80%
Voters: 1429. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-15-2007, 03:00 PM   #1
markhamgurl
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Fan#: 47482
Location: Ontario
What I Drive: 2003 ZX5

Posts: 12
FF Reputation: 1 markhamgurl Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
What sorts of problems has your Focus experienced?

I'm interested to find out what percentage of members here have had problems with their Focus. It seems like all I read are stories of these vehicles breaking down and being really unreliable!

I think we all tend to focus on the negative rather than the positive, so I thought a poll might give a better idea as to what sorts of issues people are having.


markhamgurl is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-15-2007, 04:33 PM   #2
muskratjames
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Fan#: 46246
Location: CA transplant in Tyler, TX
What I Drive: It's in the signature, stupid!

Posts: 432
FF Reputation: 1 muskratjames Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Well, my '00 ZTS was problematic, relatively speaking. Bought it with 4k miles on it, sold it with 12k. The passenger side mirror fell off simply while I was washing the car, and the brakes had a squeak that three dealerships never could chase down (though it didn't help that the dealers where I used to live were rather rude to begin with). Considering I didn't have it long...

My '04 SVT hasn't given me problems so far, though I haven't had it for very long yet. The only issues I've noted are that the sun visors fall out of their mounting hole easily, and I also had one of the cables that releases the hatchback's seatback come out of its mounting hole. Both are fixable in about 6 seconds, so no biggie.
__________________
'04 ZX/3 SVT - Infra-red #0090 - FOR SALE
'67 Mustang Convertible, show winner - "new" daily driver
'61 Mercedes 190b
(hopefully soon) '08 Harley-Davidson Nightster
muskratjames is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-15-2007, 05:05 PM   #3
Django
Focus Addict
 
Django's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 45216
Location: Topeka
What I Drive: 2007 Zx3 SES, SAP, Black

Posts: 1,027
FF Reputation: 17 Django Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Cluch feels like its slipping. Which is leading to 1st gear feeling like im starting the car out in second.

Rear bumpers loose. Itll fall off if they dont ever fix it.

Weird idle sometimes. Real rough on start at times. Its weird.



No option up for me. Its all covered by warrenty
Django is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-15-2007, 05:16 PM   #4
strung
PIMP'N AINT EASY
 
strung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 44516
Location: the woods, OR
What I Drive: 06 RED ST/SAP1

Posts: 6,483
FF Reputation: 34 strung Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
the only problem ive had yet is my battery light comming on once in a while ...(loose alt wire)
__________________
ST CREW #62
put your motor where your mouth is.
strung is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-15-2007, 05:56 PM   #5
02ZX3inPA
Wrenchin' aussie pos
 
02ZX3inPA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Fan#: 45346
Location: Newville, PA
What I Drive: The Blue Devil

Posts: 2,112
FF Reputation: 40 02ZX3inPA Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
I've has a few annoying problems, but the car is 5 yrs old, and had almost 67k on it when I bought it. I've spent money on an alternator, vr plug, and catching up the maintainence (was obviously neglected a little), and my 3 month used car warranty took care of the other stuff. Now its running just fine.
__________________
ZC #154..Focus Nation..
02ZX3inPA is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-15-2007, 10:09 PM   #6
bigjordan
AAAHHHHH!!!!
 
bigjordan's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Fan#: 35026
Location: somewhere, NC
What I Drive: miata

Posts: 4,301
FF Reputation: 7 bigjordan Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (1)
i had my focus for almost five years(it was a 2000). it had its fair share of problems(some of them rather irritating/dangerous) but i think if ford were to ever come out with another desirable car, then i might be tempted to buy. then again, i dont see ford making any headway in the desirable car market so i really dont have to worry about any future purchases(no, i do not find the mustang remotely appealing).
bigjordan is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-15-2007, 10:28 PM   #7
nuskool
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: May 2007
Fan#: 47585
Location: Kaukauna, WI, United States
What I Drive: 07 silver ZX5 SES slushbox

Posts: 69
Points 433, Level 8
Points: 433, Level: 8 Points: 433, Level: 8 Points: 433, Level: 8
Level Up 66% Completed
Level up: 66% Level up: 66% Level up: 66%
Forum Activity 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
FF Reputation: 1 nuskool Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigjordan View Post
i had my focus for almost five years(it was a 2000). it had its fair share of problems(some of them rather irritating/dangerous) but i think if ford were to ever come out with another desirable car, then i might be tempted to buy. then again, i dont see ford making any headway in the desirable car market so i really dont have to worry about any future purchases(no, i do not find the mustang remotely appealing).
Funny, I feel the same way about most car companies. Hardly any of them make anything truly appealing. I do like the look of the new mustangs though. 94-04 didn't cut it for me though.
nuskool is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-15-2007, 11:00 PM   #8
zx3y
Focus Rookie
 
zx3y's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Fan#: 45671
Location: SACRAMENTO
What I Drive: 03 ZINK YELLOW ZX3

Posts: 19
FF Reputation: 1 zx3y Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
minor repair

had to replace my berings on my idelerpully on my duretec
zx3y is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2007, 01:45 AM   #9
Apoc
Focus Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Fan#: 38959
Location: Arizona
What I Drive: 2007 Black Zx3

Posts: 169
FF Reputation: 1 Apoc Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
my power steering fluid reservoir cracked and needed to be replaced. Thats about it
Apoc is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-16-2007, 01:53 AM   #10
Chick
Focusless
 
Chick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Fan#: 151
Location: Fayetteville, NC
What I Drive: '13 Taffeta White Civic Si Sedan

Posts: 60,540
Points 183,481, Level 100
Points: 183,481, Level: 100 Points: 183,481, Level: 100 Points: 183,481, Level: 100
Level Up 0% Completed
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Forum Activity 5%
Activity: 5% Activity: 5% Activity: 5%
FF Reputation: 133 Chick Excellent Standing Member Chick Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (37)
I have a '03 and I bought it new with 146 miles on it. It has 57K on it now & so far my problems have been:

-6 disc CD player jammed.
-Wiper relay bad
-Water pump
-Plug wires went bad for some odd reason.
-Reverse light switch replaced.

Then just other little problems from aftermarket parts that were installed. It's been a reliable car for us so far.
__________________
February 2005 ROTM
Chick is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Focus Problems Mrderwrtr General Technical Chat 6 07-14-2009 06:30 PM
The Ford Focus Parts List! gthang MK2 Focus 13 01-26-2009 11:05 PM
Will the REAL Focus ST please stand up? flat 4 Ford Focus & General Car Chat 11 02-28-2005 05:40 PM
Soon to come, more SVT parts for your non-SVT Focus... myFordPerformance.com ZETEC Performance (2000-2004) 32 05-02-2004 04:31 PM
NEW: Autoweek test of '04 Focus PZEV firemanfrank DURATEC Performance (2003-2007) 3 04-03-2004 09:24 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:18 AM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.