Ford Focus Repair and Maintenance

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

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Ford Focus Problems

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.

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.

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Ford Focus Questions

What can cause a car to overheat when the heat is off but runs cool w/heat on (1 answer)

It only does this when you're driving it

What is a intake manifold runner control used for..... (1 answer)

What is a intake manifold runner control used for

How much does it cost to grease the bearrings in the rare? (1 answer)

Theres alot of screechs & squels in the back left whell when I drive. Could this be the bearings are bad or does this mean it needs grease in the bearrings?

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Ford Focus Recalls

Rear Hatchback May Unlatch With Single Press Of Release Button

For manual transmission equipped vehicles, the hatchback release switch may require only one press to open the hatchback. It should require multiple presses. Dealers will reprogram the body control module with revised software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Door Latches Do Not Secure The Door Closed

The door latches may not secure the doors closed, and could open while driving. Dealers will replace the door latches with improved parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Engine Hesitates Or Stalls

Wiring splices to the manifold absolute pressure sensor may be faulty and provide improper signals to the engine's processor. This can cause an engine stall or hesitation. Dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Ford Focus Reviews

My car stop while sitting waiting for a train to pass i pushed in the lighter wated for it to pop out then the car made a thump and quit.Now the dash light up when you turn the ignition key on but it want do anything what should i do or check?
Overall the car is great. I'm less than pleased with the Flexfuel mapping. My 2012 ran extremely well and was not a flexfuel. 2014 engine reminds me of my '84' Wellcraft with the old Chevy "Iron Duke" 4 cylinder engine. I will most likely get a new one (2016?) when SYNC 3 is the tech.
Buy any other car and you'll probably get something better! Recently traded my 2013 Focus for a Toyota after the Focus (at only 39,000 miles) decided it would occasionally stall and not restart. Two Ford dealers couldn't fix the problem, let alone figure out what was wrong. Besides that, the car suffered from rattles, noises in the front end, trim and molding coming loose. I thought I would...

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