2005 Ford Focus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Ford Focus

2005 Ford Focus Problems

Worn Motor Mounts cause Vibration

As the motor mounts break down or wear, additional noise and vibration may be noted when the vehicle is at idle. Replacement of the motor mounts would be required to remedy this condition.

rear door latch broken

The rear driverside door would not stay shut. We tried everything but the latch would not latch. We ended up taking it to our mechanic and he had to replace the entire latch mechanism. This should never happen considering that this door is hardly used and the car only has 37000 miles on it.

Warped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel Shimmy

Warped front brake rotors may cause the steering wheel to shimmy when the brakes are applied. Our technicians tell us the brake rotors and pads should  be replaced to correct this concern.

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2005 Ford Focus Questions

Overdrive off light is on,car not shifting to od (1 answer)

Overdrive light off is on

At how many miles should I replace the timing belt and water pump? (1 answer)

Disconnected battery and now have these electrical issues. How to get resolved? (3 answers)

In early March, I had a check engine light come on in my 2005 Ford Focus. I had code checked and they told it would go off by itself. I disconnected battery to make light go off sooner and ever since I have electrical issues, the common ones being my transmission having shifting issues and my clo...

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2005 Ford Focus Recalls

Ford Recalls 2000-2005 Focus Vehicles Due to Rear Door Latch Issues

Ford has recalled certain 2000-2005 Focus vehicles in states that use road salt because corrosion may build up at the pawl pivot area of the rear door latch. This may prevent the door from latching properly. If this occurs, an occupant could fall out of the vehicle. Dealers will install a lower rocker seal to the door to prevent corrosive material from entering and will evaluate the rear door latches, which will either be lubricated or replaced.

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2005 Ford Focus Reviews

I would buy another Ford Focus. I have 105000 on this car and it need a crankshaft pulley replaced. This is my first repair other then tires and brakes.
I rated my car based off the experience I have had with it. I bought it used in '07 in Alaska with 41k miles. It was a rental car prior to being sold for $10k. My credit was not the best so I got the cheapest car on the lot that looked clean to keep mayments low. Cd player died in '09. Has been wrecked twice and repaired twice. The A/C fan died in '11, but was fixed by a local mechanic. It's ha...
My dad has a 2005 Focus and I absolutely hate that car. It's cheaply made and stuff is always going wrong on it. The steering has never been right and the brakes squeak like crazy. The dealership checks them every time, and I'm sure they've been replaced, but insists there is nothing wrong with them. They are so loud you can't drive with the windows down and I always wear sun glasses in his...

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