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Ford Focus Warped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel Shimmy

Ford Focus Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 109,177 mi (20,599 mi - 210,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 176,000 mi

    A real pronounce steering wheel shimmy when braking. The rotors were "turned" at the dealer. Charged $210.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    Les Schwab turned the rotors for $85. Problem solved (The pads were still good)

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  • Visitor,

    Horrible experience. All vehicles should be repaired for free.

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  •  Rookie

    Once it happened at 100,000 miles I replaced them brakes, pads, drums rotors had to again at 120,000 and it still happens

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    Warped Front Brake Rotors Cause pulsating, Replace Rotors

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  • Visitor, , 72,000 mi

    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.....

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  • Visitor, , 139,000 mi

    front rotors keep warping

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  • Paole, , 20,599 mi

    Hasn't been fixed--albeit it is shimmying. Like tierod is warped?

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