In areas of high corrosion rear wheel bearings tend to fail. Ford agreed to replace these failed bearings at no cost. This program was to expire on December 31, 2002. Our technicians tell us it is unlikely Ford will replace any more of these failed bearings free of charge.
Rear Wheel Bearings May Fail Due to Corrosion on Ford Focus
Average mileage: 119,390 (66,500–163,000)
Drive Train affected: Automatic Transmission
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2007 Ford Focus 87,451 mi, Visitor
very noisy ride inside of car, took to where I bought the car from and he said it was right rear wheel bearing.. It had to be replaced...
2002 Ford Focus - Automatic Transmission
nosiy rear wheel when going forward, reverse it is quiet, brakes locked up at one point
2000 Ford Focus 66,500 mi, Visitor
Driver's side wheel bearing went out.
2000 Ford Focus 120,000 mi, Visitor
Right rear bearing destroyed
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Due to heavy winters here in Canada and in some US states Ford has recalled vehicules from 2000-01 for a replacement of bearings and seals on rear wheels. Just enter your NIV and find out if your eligible, otherwise its'on your cost (200$-500$)