Ford Focus Problem Report

Ford Focus Warped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel Shimmy

(42 reports)

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.

Vibration in steering. Replacing break pads every 4-6 months. Wheel bearings -
Horrible experience. All vehicles should be repaired for free. -
A real pronounce steering wheel shimmy when braking. The rotors were "turned" at the dealer. Charged $210. -
Car shakes when braking. -
Ford dealership said the front brake pads have apprximately 5mm left on them, but that the rotors are warped (said it appears pads were replaced, but not rotors... causing rotors to develop a lip and wear unevenly, rendering them unsalvageable). Problem causing pulsation when braking. Wheel also shimmies. -
replacing rotors once a year -
since ive had my focus wagon there was a big problem with the wiring. Finally after not getting anywhere for yrs. and with b.a.r. , we changed wiring connection to the battery but still loosens after some time with my 2002. -
The rear driver side door latch stopped working and door will not stay shut and driver side brakes always go out and cause wheel to pull when brakes are applied. -
same here wheel shakes bad -
Les Schwab turned the rotors for $85. Problem solved (The pads were still good) -
Once it happened at 100,000 miles I replaced them brakes, pads, drums rotors had to again at 120,000 and it still happens -
Warped Front Brake Rotors Cause pulsating, Replace Rotors -
This is the case with my car. Also the bearings went on the rear drums causing a very loud "airplane engine" sound in the back. Since Ford decided to weld the bearings to the drum I had to spring for a new drum which cost more then if I just needed the bearings. Time for a front end brake job this weekend..... -
front rotors keep warping -
Hasn't been fixed--albeit it is shimmying. Like tierod is warped? -
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