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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where can I locate the low pressure port for the air conditionor
drums seem to be stuck, I need to replace brake pads, how do I remove drums
my 2006 ford focus zx4 does not want to start. yesterday my daughter stuck a cd and got it stuck, we took it out but the cd player kept making noise and the car wouldn't crank so I took the fu...
car has 20,000 miles and ran fine
had scheduled oil change at local lube
car would not start battery good
car had to be towed to ford dealership
2006 Ford Focus Reviews
Bought my focus wagon new in 2006. I had the latch on the hatch replaced in the first 6 months after losing stuff twice out the back on the road. Replaced the brakes and first set of tires around 30k miles, replaced another set of brakes at 50K and 2 more sets of rear tires before hitting 100k miles.
Changed the shocks and struts around 50k miles. Needless to say, I'm not happy with how Ford engineered the suspension and brakes on the car.
Now, at 104k miles, the low-beam lights have gone out and I have replaced all the fuses, the bulbs, and the relay and it's still not working.
My car is only 4 years old and I've had to put in a new water pump, brakes, power steering pump, and now I'm told one of the motor mounts needs to be replaced (plus tires but that is to be expected). I bought it new and have had regular schedule maintenance performed since then. It seems to have a lot of issues for a fairly new car.
This vehicle has very bad front brake disks. They warped when it has less of 30.000 miles. Everything else is just ok. Very nice in hte Autobahn but vibrates at 100 miles per hour when I press the brakes, very bad.
My Ford Focus has been a good inexpensive option, and mostly hasn't needed a lot of time in the repair shop. For repair Ford Focus has had some issues with the brakes. In general, compared to the inexpensive Asian cars I've owned, like the Honda Civic, it's not as reliable. But the Focus auto parts are fairly reasonable in price, so it's not too bad. In driving, it feels a little too lightweight and less safe than other cars in its category.