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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. 484 28.07%
Nothing too serious, minor work here and there. Hasn't broken the bank account yet! 942 54.64%
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! 246 14.27%
So many problems that I will never buy a Ford again. Nearly went bankrupt due to repair shop bills! 52 3.02%
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Old 07-28-2017, 04:17 PM   #611
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I got my 2002 Ford Focus with 93,000 miles and now it's at 120,000 miles since I've commuted in it a lot.
A majority of these problems have been fixed by me or I had a little help from the hubs but that's only if I need help lol
Problems that have been replaced or fixed:
-Front driver window retractor: replaced
-driver door handle: fixed
-front driver side fender: replaced
-front suspension sway link bars: replaced
-head gasket: replaced
-coolant reservoir: replaced
-coolant hoses: replaced
-power steering pump: replaced
-alternator: replaced
-EGR valve gasket: replaced
-EGR tube: replaced
-ignition coil: replaced
-EGR pressure feedback hoses: replaced
-windshield: replaced
-driver side door handle: replaced
Rear view mirror: replaced
-middle console: replaced
-heater hose: replaced
-headlights: replaced
-head: replaced
-water pump: replaced
-timing belt: replaced
-belt tensionor: replaced
-serpentine belt: replaced
-oil pressure switch: replaced
-oxygen sensors: replaced
-exhaust manifold: fixed
-coolant reservoir cap: replaced
-a/c compressor pulley: replaced
-power steering pump pulley: replaced
-spark plugs: replaced
-wires: replaced
-battery: replaced
-EGR valve: replaced
-radiator hose: replaced
-front brake pads: replaced
-front rotors: replaced
-driver side door handle: replaced
-coolant leak: fixed
I have more things to replace and fix which includes my idler pulley and what not but so far my baby's worth it :)
That's just crazy even for a car that's 14 years old. They sure don't make cares like they used to. 1960's were the good years for American made cars. Seems like all cars now are made to throw away after 3 years. Just like most junk sold today. Sad. I love cars.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:03 PM   #612
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In about 2 years and 25k miles:
Set of snow tires (General Altimax Arctic, would recommend)
Replaced rear tires after 20k. Wore down almost bald. Fronts are good for another year at least.
New rear springs and shocks.
New tie rod end and front wheel bearing.
New thermostat housing.
New lug studs on right front, after one broke. The other lug nuts were a bit loose as well. Tightened them up and got home without incident.
Fixed some of the wires going to the liftgate.
New resistor and harness in fan shroud so the fans work as intended.

Still needs:
Plugs and wires.
Rear end work, makes a lot of racket on less than smooth roads.
Liftgate wiring and license plate lights.
Windshield has a crack, and scratched up a bit from cheap wiper blades.
Brakes could use a once over.
Rocker panels have received a custom sodium chloride lightening treatment that should be reversed.
Armrest needs reinforcement. I took it out to avoid further breakage.

Still zips along decent, fits most anywhere, easy to park, and gets up to 33 mpg.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:39 PM   #613
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I am the 3rd owner of 2000 focus sedan 2.0 SPI. The car was given to me from a family member (gratefully) but at 140,000 mi. So far I have had to replace just about every moving part on this car. The same as when the previous owner had to do at 60,000 mi. I keep up on the maintenance and after every $300 to $500 repair bill so far about ($2000). I say to myself "well can't really be anything else major that can go wrong, should be good to go"... Wrong!. My friends have named it "the Omen car". It has potential to be a good running car I just don't have the 5 grand at the moment.
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:27 PM   #614
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Havent had much problems with my 14 focus se. I bought it with 30k on the clock and now it has 63k and the only thing that has been replaced was a passenger side motor mount and a hpfp that i still need to change other than that its a pretty good car oh and its a 5 speed not a garbage dct.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:09 PM   #615
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I haven?t had any problems with my 2013 focus se 5 speed! Bought it at the dealership i work at with 52,000 miles and now it has 65,000 . I?ve done numerous mods and enjoy driving it !
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:11 PM   #616
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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.
Traded in a 2002 mach focus excellent auto, 60,000 miles total for the 2017 focus se base model auto trans. This 2017 purchased new in May had 15 miles, now has 3339 miles Nov 1 2017 and has now been in for TRANSMISSION repair twice. It, as I type, is in again same issue. Transmission slips while on highway and from dead stops. FORD dealer CHAPMAN Az. stated its the computer learning, it takes 1000 miles to learn! I have been in near rear end collisions on highway due to this trans going into a slippage or more so not there. The engine revs I pull off shut off auto, start it back up and bang it works but just for a while. Ford has started a CASE! STAY AWAY from this model 2017 (maybe 2018 also) TRANSMISSION has not be FIXED!
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Old 11-02-2017, 09:33 PM   #617
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The auto trans is a piece of junk and i see them everyday at work for the same tranny problems. Hopefully Ford learned from that mistake! Sorry for you and everyone else with an automatic!
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:46 AM   #618
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blame the german side for that folly (Ford EU, GetRag and LuK) that DCT or whatever the hell it is "Dual Clutch Auto" was deigned and manufactured there and yep its an epic fail.

Ford want to be cutting edge but jumping from the top rung thinking they are going up ended them down at the bottom for this crap.. this transmission fiasco looks to be worst then the exploding pinto's

Funny how Ford US extended the warranties but Ford Canada told us to go F*#% ourselves...

"Ford USA extended the warranty of the transmission to 7 years or 100,000 miles depending on the model year of the vehicle."
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I said i didn?t have any problems, but when it?s cold out, does anybody have an issue with yours running poorly until its warmed up to temp? Mine?s a manual
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I said i didn?t have any problems, but when it?s cold out, does anybody have an issue with yours running poorly until its warmed up to temp? Mine?s a manual
xD never said you did i was just pointing that out.

my car would stumble a bit on idle but i quickly found what that issue was my 2.0 Duratecs Throttlebody was absolutely caked in carbon even the idle bypass.. i was also have the dirty rotton super sticky pedal xD (was caused by the carbon buildup in the TB)
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