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Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (4%)

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Ford Focus electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (49%)

< $100 (26%)

Chart based on 366 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

28000 mi Battery had dead cells. Replaced under factory warranty 
5000 mi Fuse replaced for 12v accessory outlet. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

98000 mi Had wiring harness issues. I got rid of it to avoid future problems. I really wish Ford would stop selling those pieces of junk. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

18300 mi Engine sound symposer stopped working, fix came from Ford service bulletin (TSB). 
7000 mi faulty connector for rear window motor 
1000 mi Unknown Electrical drain. Technician took apart every electrical system to find pinched wires, body module replaced, wiring replaced. 
10000 mi Buzzing noise from wiper pump when off for at least an hour. Issue was resolved by replacing body control module. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

4000 mi High beams would not come on 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

4000 mi Controls on the steering wheel for volume, radio stations and voice activation broke. Initial repair unsuccessful, parts ordered. Part for steering wheel audio and voice controls were replaced 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

12000 mi Intermittently the air bag light comes on. This is because the DTC is throwing B0029 (voltage spike for 1-6 seconds). The dealer with help from Ford was unable to pinpoint the problem, reset the DTC, and told me to come back it it recurs. Intermittently the air bag light would come on. They were able to track it down to one connector which they cleaned and the problem went away. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

1500 mi Headlight defective 
15000 mi "Stop Safely Now" fault. Replaced high voltage cabling due to issues with pins within the cable. This is part of a TSB, but not a recall 
5700 mi Replace high voltage wiring harness. I received a "Stop Safely Now" error once. In diagnosing this they found (unrelated to this error) that the harness connector was slightly cracked. 
12000 mi Electric system or sensors were not shutting off when car was turned off. 

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2013 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

Navigation System didn't work 
24000 mi

US $100
now h vac blower motor on hi when turned off. Now replacing BCM. NEVER LEFT DEALER YET 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

21000 mi

US $375
The electronic latch on the trunk stops working with no rhyme or reason and there is no key to open the trunk. 
38000 mi Right before I got rid of it, the heater and air conditioner were acting up. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

2000 mi Sync module completely failed and needed to be replaced. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

23700 mi Door lock unlock 
13000 mi buttons on the steering column do not always work. 
34000 mi Headlamp fault warning message randomly displayed on DIC(Driver Info Center) throughout ownership. TSB to resolve issue via BCM reprogram. I believe it is fixed but sometimes goes 6+ months before issue presents itself. 
80000 mi

US $130
Needed new battery 
28000 mi Adjusted/replaced HID component; message on dash said that the light malfunctioned and required service. The lights were still working, so I'm not sure what the problem was. 
14700 mi Battery failed 
5000 mi Electrical short in sun visor wiring caused fuse to blow for power windows and other dash lights. Was fixed after 2 days in a rental. 
45000 mi

US $210
Wipers auto running -- not responding to switch. Sensors replaced. 
12000 mi My Ford Touch, album art would appear upside down and very small, constant indexing of hard drive. 
3700 mi Air conditioning stopped working. Repair involved resetting a connection between the clamte control system and the A/C compressor. 
4700 mi updated the firmware for the myford touch/sync system. fixed some flaws and introduced a bunch of others ... 
6500 mi once again an attempt to fix mysync issues. 
8000 mi the mysync computer failed entirely on thursday afternoon. saturday, the entire car was dead. battery drained flat. got a boost. sunday, entire car was dead. got a boost monday and took it to the dealer. they couldn't find the cause. super! 
10000 mi once again myford touch sync needed an update. unknown if anything broke from that - just got the car back. also the boost gauge failed requiring a special part sent from detroit, hence the 3 days total in the shop. had to return to get the boost gauge fixed. some chip. performed 10k service. returned the car with four underinflated tyres. impressed? not much .... also the myford touch update once again defeated daylight savings time. 
22000 mi nasty chemical odour detected after a/c operation (fans still running but a/c off). dealer cleaned out the air filter but that didn't cure the issue. 
3000 mi Software update to address MyFordTouch navigation system issues. Display would lock up and need to be hard reset via a fuse pull. Issue occurred twice in the first 2500 miles of driving. 
18600 mi Sound symposer cutting in and out. 
28000 mi computer brain and navigation needed to be replaced 
18300 mi Battery was replaced under warranty. Determined that some cells were faulty. 
22000 mi SYNC module had to be replaced. 
5700 mi Unable to deselect autolock. Required reprograming. Warranty. 
34000 mi

US $140
Battery failure. Only 140 A available at full charge (unable to turn the starter). 
3100 mi The speedometer which is electronic, failed to read properly it was either running too high or too low. Not yet resolved, intermittent. 
2000 mi My ford sync malfunctioned. System update installed 
5000 mi Tsb to reprogram Digital Audio Processor 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

6040 mi Had to be towed to the dealer. A disconnected wire (apparently beneath the driver's seat) leading from/to the battery caused a complete loss of electrical power - nothing worked. several minor issues with Sync system 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

38300 mi The driver's power seat height mechanism didn't work. Don't know if it was a switch or motor issue. The front/back and recline functions worked fine. All fixed under warranty from dealer. 
80000 mi Sync system is a piece of junk It been in 12 times and still does not work right. The AC just broke for the 2nd time. When they repaired it one of the o-rings was not seated right in the high pressure line, so it blew out. 
96700 mi

US $105
Sync system is now working after another software update. 
16300 mi MFT system randomly reset itself twice, erasing the trip ODOs, and restarting the system. Dealer kept for a day to see if it would happen again. Dealer updated system and did system reset. 
43000 mi

US $100
TPMS sensor failed in wheel. Replacement quote $230 but I paid $100 deductible on extended warranty. 
8000 mi During a road trip, I'd had issues with the NAV showing my accurate position which made driving directions almost useless, plus other various Sync by Microsoft issues. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

10000 mi BCM reprogrammed per TSB to fix dome light not turning on with remote unlock Airbag light on tech found loose connector and reset light 
29000 mi Instrument panel display does not turn on sometimes till after a minute of driving. TSB for this issue but dealer said it did not apply 
30000 mi Window started to slow on way down over winter months and ended up getting stuck in the down position. After a couple rough rasp on the door the window would go up. Window motor was replaced. Took about 2.5 hours at the dealer. 
28000 mi Non-My Ford Touch sound system would no longer recognize the USB stick that was inserted. The system was reset (accessed through the menu) and the problem was resolved. 
9000 mi SYNC system does not work 50% of the time. Does not recognize my voice, loses bluetooth connection with phone, does not play music, etc. Dealership told me there was nothing that they could do. 
13000 mi Car was in for Sync update. When I got car back, all gauges and electronics quit working and Service Immediately appeared on screen - then went blank. Dealer was unable to get car to repeat this. SYNC is still NOT working! Worst system ever! 
24000 mi SYNC never fully fixed. 
17000 mi Remote lock & unlock on both manufacturer-supplied keys stopped working. Dealer confirmed that remote unlock feature was no longer programmed for the keys. Dealer re-programmed the keys. 
37300 mi Whistle in the blower system. One internal duct door wasn't closing all the way which created the whistle sound 
41000 mi Input ports in center console (USB, SD Card, and Audio In) stopped working. Visit identified the problem as a failed module in the console. 
45300 mi

US $180
One tire pressure sensor failed. Noted by message in vehicle display "Tire pressure sensor malfunction" or something of the sort. Replaced, not under warranty. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

2000 mi Blower motor stopped working. Inside temp sensor module replaced under warranty. Bent pins on connector. 
11000 mi Wh/mi efficiency data, Brake Score & Driving Score data was not properly transmitted to the MyFord Mobile website for EVs. Telematics Control Unit (TCU) was replaced but issue is not solved. Ford engineering is continuing to investigate. 

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2012 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

9920 mi power window motor shot. ordered new motor. to be installed march 15/13 sync would drop calls. sync kept indexing ipod. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

23240 mi

$2
Cruise control stopped functioning for 24 hours then came back. The garage did not find anything wrong but changed the computer unit of this system(located in the steering wheel). 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

25420 mi Cruise control SET PLUS switch failed. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

77000 mi Hardware [APIM] failure for the 'My Ford Touch' system. 
17000 mi

US $4
Right brake light inop. Remove and replace. SYNC Vehicle Health Report idenitified problem. 
9920 mi Passenger side backup light stopped working all of a sudden. Dealer fix and said there was a ground problem with the wiring in the passenger compartment. 
89280 mi

C $350
Rear passenger reverse light shorted out. Had to rewire. 
1000 mi MFT locked up. Pulled 7.5 amp FUSE to MFT per SYNC tech support line. Dealer replaced MFT Screen & reprogrammed. 
4300 mi MFT issuses.... updated to latest software, still locking up. Radio loud when reentering the car, GPS not responding, blank display. 
15000 mi Replaced driver side door hinge and handle for keyless entry not working all the time. 
40000 mi MyFordTouch control module 
44000 mi The last software update resolved all MyFord Touch issues. 
22000 mi The keyless entry isn't reliably unlocking and locking the doors, according to the tsb, a reflash of the body computer to a new software was required. The vehicle's oil life monitor wasn't working properly. It never alerted me to change the oil in 21k miles of driving. Had to be reset and a reflash of the oil life system software. 
Had to reset myford touch 
4597 mi Starter replaced 
36580 mi Entertainment system made loud unpleasant noises. It was out of warranty and the dealer wanted $500 to fix. We declined and drive with no entertainment now. Due to shape of the unit, it is impossible to replace with an aftermarket radio. 
45260 mi

C $900
Touch screen (APIM) stopped working so needed a new one. After a lengthy fight with Ford and the dealer, it was not covered by warrantee and had to pay out of pocket. 
5000 mi Various performance issues with My Ford Touch software, discussed by email and phone with Ford. They will supposedly be resolved by the Jan. 2012 software update to be sent by mail. 
11000 mi My Ford Touch new software installation. 
9000 mi The MyFordTouch system was reflashed to improve the appearance of the menu screen. The Sync system was reflashed to improve audio transmission through the microphone. 
66000 mi Touch screen froze for a few days. Took to dealer but it started working again. Dealer refused to check system 
70000 mi Radio would turn off and not work, had same issue in 2014 APIM replaced 
8000 mi Sync with My Touch bluetooth repeatedly looses connection with phone. System randomly resets with maintenance dialogue. 
22000 mi

US $60
Rear sensor came on in display gauge even though car was in Drive and moving forward. 
17000 mi My Touch. Car bought back. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

2000 mi Mirror switch broken. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

32000 mi Condenser replaced 
7000 mi parking brake light stayed on harness replaced 
123300 mi Battery failed load test when in for regular maintenance. 
9000 mi When trying to set the cruise control on the highway it would not prompt to set speed. This was my 3rd attempt by the dealer to have fixed. 1st/2nd repair-dealer said "no issue/no known fix" 3rd-computer update. 
43400 mi Still plagued with Bluetooth SYNC issues. Doesn't respond to button. And can go dead/back to radio when initiating a call. 
45880 mi sync. Again. They said they would replace the switch on the column. no time, I returned. didn't replace the switch but did download again (7th? 8th? time). So far it works more reliably. fingers crossed. 
52660 mi continuing issues with Sync. No joy. Sync still fails to activate when 'lever' pulled. will take it in again at tire changeover/oil change. 
27880 mi The steering wheel controller for the operational display (trip odometer etc.) failed 
12000 mi Battery would not hold charge. Battery was replaced under warranty. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

11000 mi Updated the SYNC system 
1000 mi MyFord Touch update installation. 
6000 mi Vehicle stalled while driving and would not restart. Vehicle was towed to the dealer. Vehicle was out of fuel. Fuel gauge was showing nearly 1/4 tank when engine stalled. Dealer was unable to replicate problem; still not working. 
7500 mi Continuing problem with false readings from fuel gauge. Dealer checked gauge cluster and determined no problem. Dealer discovered fuel tank was warped, replaced the tank. Continued false readings from fuel gauge. Dealer checked all systems and determined gauge was reading accurately. Car was returned with gauge reading approximately 1/2 tank. 2 days after car was returned with gauge indicating 1/2 full and assurances there was no problem, and having been driven about 60 miles, car stalled on a freeway in traffic. Ford roadside assistance delivered fuel. Started; driven to dealr 
17900 mi

US $130
DEFECTIVE Door Latch FAILURE. Door won't close. NOT covered under $1,100 Ford ESP Premium extended warranty. Luckily, it failed at dealer, so they paid for $300+ repair. I filed complaint with NHTSA. Other Ford models were recalled for this. 
21000 mi Bad sync module. Part wasn't in stock and took 2 days to arrive. Update: New one still malfunctioning. 
26000 mi Bad Sync module had to be rebooted. Second module having same issues after multiple resets, but I haven't had a chance to go in and get a new one. This part ford has now offered everyone a 5yr 100k warranty on. 
63000 mi

US $120
battery failed, 63k miles, 28 months 
76300 mi not cooling. ordered new ac controller. 
79000 mi

US $50
replaced AC controller 
8000 mi SYNC system always starts in LINE-In with a humm / buzz. Goes away when 1/8" plug inserted into jack. Dealership stated - NO PROBLEM FOUND. SYNC in other family vehicle starts in the state it was left in. No buzz. SYNC system selectively inoperative after vehicle start up. Only radio button works. Dealership stated: NO PROBLEM FOUND. Could likely not duplicate. 
2000 mi My Ford Touch system: slow response, navigation GPS slow to initiate. 
12000 mi Windshield washer fluid sensor 
28700 mi DO NOT BUY A FORD FOCUS. TOO MANY PROBLEMS WITH THE "SYNC" ( I guess I should have known when the thing is powered by Microsoft). This is the worst vehicle that I have ever owned. It gets good gas milage, cheap to own, but poor quality 
78000 mi Ford Sync is the worst consumer software that I have EVER used. I should have been wary when I saw the "Powered by Microsoft" logo, but failed. Ford caused me to give the car to my daughter & to drop the brand, I just bought a new '15 Mini 
20500 mi Cruise Control would not turn on, but when it was reviewed, it was working as normally. Nothing was repaired, but I will be actively monitoring this issue. 
26000 mi Cruise Control intermittent again. A problem was finally found with the switch and a part was ordered. 
28000 mi The cruise control was intermittent again after trying to prove my case over and over with video evidence and test drives with the techs and other personnel. A problem with the clockspring and wiring harness was found and both were replaced. 
35000 mi Sync was reset to accept Bluetooth Audio. 
7000 mi Driver-side window & mirror control panel stopped functioning correctly. Back-lighting of buttons flashed - on for about 2 secs, off for about 5 secs. When off driver-side window and mirror controls did not work. 
3178 mi Sirius travel link not working 
6000 mi MyFord Touch 3.2.2 update crippled the rear camera and the active park assist. Dealer re-flashed the software. 
8000 mi Navigation constantly freezes. Updated the Sync MyFord Touch to version 3.5.1 
18000 mi A/C recharged by dealer. No other parts. Recommended A/C be shut off before turning off engine. 
11000 mi required a software update because the wiper fluid sensor wasn't working. 
4000 mi Proximity sensors are not calibrated correctly and do not warn driver of obstacle until 6" from obstacle. Prior to system updates, sensors would warn at approximately 2 to 3 feet prior depending on speed. 
10000 mi Buzz from center speaker 
22000 mi Speaker Buzzing 
11000 mi Driver's side window stopped working. Dealer fixed along with 2 recalls. 
6700 mi Ford My Touch computer update sent to me and preformed by me. Very succesful. Touch screen much more responsive and no longer crashes. 
15000 mi My Ford Touch Update 
36000 mi Passenger front and rear windows would not roll up and down. TSB reflash fixed. Also, low wiper fluid warning light would not come on. TSB reflash fixed. 
28000 mi Sometimes the dome lights were not coming on when unlocking doors with key FOB. Took it to the dealer and said there was a TSB for this. They updated the software in the BCM, all works now. 
34000 mi When listening to stereo with key acc. mode for about 10 min, then when turn car on radio would turn itself off, they couldn't find anything, just said it might be a battery saver mode, they also reprogrammed the software, seems fine now. 
29000 mi Had update performed on the MFT APIM. There was a TSB for the update and it fixed the stereo from tuning to random FM stations after a phone call or voice command. 
62000 mi AM radio reception was not very good. I learned that there was a service advisory for this so I reported it. They replaced the AM antenna and not the reception is much better. 
66000 mi Nav maps intermittently failed to load. Diagnosed as a defective media hub which had to be ordered. Took car home while waiting for part. 
4000 mi Issues with sync not working with iPod or USB flashdrive for music. 
3000 mi MSFT sync system is very buggy, latest TSB applied to sync system. 
1000 mi Auto parking buttons were not connected when arrived from factory. 
83000 mi

US $20
Horn failure. replaced. 
14700 mi Sync system became completely inoperable (black screen, not responsive to buttons). Dealer replaced control module. 
27000 mi HVAC air inlet shroud somehow leaked water into front passenger footwell 
71000 mi MFT went black and stopped working. PCIM replaced under Ford extended warranty on that unit. 3 day repair due to need of ordering part. 
34000 mi MyFordTouch needed to be updated and the audio control module was replaced. I had an issue with the steering wheel controls being quirky. The new module fixed the issue. 
4960 mi Ford MyTouch system freezing up and rebooting 
17980 mi Low washer fluid warning light would not activate. Speakers on front driver-side door and rear passenger-side door buzz when outputting low frequency sounds. This occurs even when bass is set below zero. 
Car said hood was open intermittently while driving even though hood was closed. Alarm also went off at night. Dealer replaced hood latch and hood latch sensor. 
4000 mi Update of MFT/Snyc due to the fact that the previous version was not stable 
8000 mi Reflash of MyFord Touch. Still terrible 
12000 mi Myford touch still buggy 
16000 mi Self install of MyFordTouch update. Done via USB stick, and took about 50 minutes. 
8000 mi Battery failed 
9000 mi Front passenger door speaker booms and vibrates much more than any of the other speakers. I have the Sony system. Mechanic stated speaker was installed correctly and did not fix. 
12000 mi I finally got them to replace my speaker. 
23000 mi Body Control Module reflashed to fix intermittent keyless entry problem. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

8300 mi Blown fuse in car adapter. 
9700 mi Bluetooth connectivity with phone and GPS was completely lost. Phone and GPS sync together just fine but the car's bluetooth connectivity isn't recognized by either device. 
13000 mi

US $1
12V socket for navigation plug in stopped working. Same problem as 6 months ago. I suspect again it's a blown fuse but haven't had a chance to look yet as I just noticed yesterday but am taking to dealer next week to find any potential bugs. 
29500 mi

US $848
Sync system operated erratically. A module was replaced. number pad on dash repaired. 
42000 mi

US $185
Tire pressure sensor replaced 
5000 mi USB Port stopped working, part ordered. 
6000 mi Repaired USB w/ ordered parts. 
25500 mi SYNC failing to see USB Device 
13000 mi Driver's side power window stopped working. 
6300 mi gas gauge does not read properly reads full for over 150 miles same as before Dealer didnt fix it, still broken 
38000 mi

US $50
Horn not working. Was covered under the extended warranty I purchased with a $50 deductible 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

13000 mi Amber side lights were not wired. This was a recall fix. Small lights, hard to notice. I only learned of it through the My Ford Focus Electric forum first, then the recall notice. 

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2010 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

53320 mi

C $400
window and door lock not working 

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2010 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

25900 mi A/C - Heat system stopped functioning when I brought it in for oil leak. They had to order parts to replace actuator and actuator door. 

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2010 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

116000 mi

US $30
Passenger front tire pressure monitor sensor needed to be replaced. 
106000 mi

US $120
AC stopped cooling. Dealer shop tested and recharged system. They said coolant had leaked out of the system, but they could not detect a leak source when then tested it. 
52000 mi

US $125
Replaced battery 
38000 mi Horn was drastically quieter than it should be. Was replaced for free by dealer 
59000 mi

US $100
I replaced the factory installed battery in the car. 
36000 mi

US $130
Would not start 
43700 mi

US $70
Tire pressure sensor 
49300 mi

US $200
Tire pressure sensors again 
54000 mi Cannot get tire pressure sensor to operate 
21000 mi electrical relay/connector 
45000 mi Rear defroster elements separated from window, several hanging down from window like tinsel. Never physically touched; the adhesive seems to have let go or something. Did not fix, surprised factory defroster was just a stick on not embedded. 

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2009 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

54000 mi

US $34
Replaced Speaker that Making Vibration. Annoyed the heck out of me 
29000 mi Interior fan speed 3 not working correctly. Part orders and installed Blend door moan. Replaced actuator. Dealer got(or order) wrong part from supplier twice 
67000 mi

US $100
Driver side door latch close indication not working. Door open chime and visual indication on constantly 
26000 mi Rear window defroster not working. Broken wire behind dash. 

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2009 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

143-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

22000 mi Sync module was replaced 

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2009 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

34720 mi Passenger-side door difficult to open from the inside, won't unlock from the outside using remote doors. 
29000 mi

US $400
battery failed. Spewed acid from positive terminal. Destroyed positive cable. Had battery & cable replaced. 

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2008 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

23000 mi

US $240
Front passenger door lock actuator needed to be replaced. Was preventing door from locking or unlocking. 
44000 mi Horn wiring had come loose. Tightened to restore functionality. 
48000 mi Fan blower solder connection came lose causing fan to only work on high. Re-soldered the connection and fan continues as normal. Cost: $1 
49000 mi

US $90
Blower motor resistor had blown. Blower motor began making a grinding noise as if it had a bad bearing. Replaced resistor and blower motor. 
20000 mi Block heater failed and replaced. Supposedly Ford is having to replace several of these, may be a design deficiency. 
36700 mi Blower Motor for heater, defroster, A/C failed. Blower motor replaced by Ford 

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2008 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

13000 mi Rattles. 
40700 mi Fan speed control 
41100 mi Fan speed control repaired. They received the piece. 
74000 mi Fan speed switch failed 
53000 mi

US $1395
AC system not producing conditioned cooled air. Busted evaporator core. Fix - replaced evaporator core. 
65700 mi

US $200
Front turn signals inop. Replaced "smart" junction box. 
16000 mi

US $250
Moonroof shattered while driving down the road and needed replacement. 

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2008 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

13000 mi Issue with SYNC system. Took 2 weeks for SYNC cable to arrive. SYNC system was updated. 
18000 mi Horn became barely audible, replaced horn, within 12 hrs horn @ half-volume, dealer claimed water got in horn, shorted, blamed lower valance was removed. 3 more trips to dealer, horn replaced again, and lower valance(splashpan) reinstalled 
23000 mi Horn replaced 6 mos. ago, AGAIN failed early December, had replaced again. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

89500 mi Passenger side rear brake light housing had deformed and needed to be filed down to get the burned-out bulb out. 
238000 mi

US $115
Replaced bad battery. Bad alternator replaced. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

47000 mi

US $600
Passenger side rear door would not lock 
63860 mi

C $75
Heater Recirculation Damper not operating 
64860 mi

C $90
Heater/A/C Recirculation Damper repaired 
42120 mi

C $5
Replaced light bulb for licence plate, interesting took bulb for 06 although 07 model. Took a whole hour as I wound up taking the whole light out because I couldn’t get my hand on the bulb holder. 
132700 mi Every wire in hatch harness was frayed (one had disconnected completely). Cut all wires, soldered them back together, and wrapped them in heat-shrink. 
140000 mi

US $155
Charge warning light came on. Checked current and found battery was draining. Replaced alternator, with no problems since. 
145700 mi Charge warning light came on. Checked current and found battery was draining. Replaced alternator (under warranty from previous repair), with no problems since. 
13020 mi Interior ceiling light works sporadically, 2nd time in shop for same problem. Replaced whole assembly, works fine. 
39060 mi driver's side mirror no longer heated to remove moisture & frost. dealer repaired, works now 
50220 mi window motor, repaired under extended warranty 
48000 mi Air bag warning lamp on, replaced clock spring in steering column. 
53000 mi

US $685
Air conditioner condenser leaking, replaced by dealer. 
84000 mi

US $310
Airbag clock spring failed again, dealer repaired at my expense. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

90000 mi

US $600
intermittent battery light/loss of power steering Replaced alternator 
32000 mi turn signal stopped making clicking sound, but lights still worked 
23000 mi Electric Lock assembly defective Installed new power lock assembly. 
32000 mi Another door lock assembly required replacement. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

87300 mi

US $390
Intermittent failure to start.Starter replaced. Problem still not solved. Focus returned to shop. Waiting new outcome. 
87700 mi

US $55
A safety switch activated by the clutch. A much earlier repair was done in a slipshod fashion. 
175000 mi

US $215
Alternator died. 
57000 mi

US $275
Alternator replaced, also a new battery. 
34000 mi Horn quit working. Electric trunk release would usually buzz but not release the trunk latch. Worked occasionally or if lifting the trunk while buzzing. New trunk release installed. 
83000 mi

US $40
Replaced headlight bulb and instrument panel lights. 
118000 mi Heater did not switch to floor or panel vents. Heat came out of the defrost vents only. Electric motor was replaced. 
122000 mi

US $1000
My HVAC stopped working again. It was stuck in panel mode. The cables were fine, but something is wrong in the heater box. Mechanic said it needed replacement. You can't buy parts for the box, you have to buy the whole box for $500. 
38000 mi

US $98
Intermittent Airbag Light. Extra electrical resistance was detected with clockspring/airbag system. Electrical grease was applied to wiring. 
41700 mi

US $235
Needed and received a replacement alternator. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

77000 mi

US $500
Door locking mechanism not working on driver side for keyless entry. Have to lock and unlock that door manually until fixed. 
104300 mi

US $160
Alternator died, needed replacement. 
98000 mi

US $245
FRONT DOOR LOCKS NOT WORKING 
102000 mi

US $270
BACK DOOR LOCKS NOT WORKING. I have had the Focus in 2 shops and they both clame that it will cost over $400 to replace the bad parts in the doors. That is too much money for a car I keep in the locked garage.  
103000 mi Back door locks not working. New owner fixed them himself. 
41000 mi

US $75
Ignition key lost communications with ignition. Spare key worked. Got new key cut and programmed at dealership. 
121000 mi

US $150
After 7 years of owning this car the first actual repair I have had to perform other than typical scheduled maintenance, tires and batteries was the alternator. I haven't even had a light bulb burn out in almost 8 years. Amazingly reliable. 
73000 mi

US $275
Replaced alternator after test revealed it was failing. 
136500 mi

US $421
alternator needed to be replaced- 2 hour job 
25000 mi Air bag light on. Secured clock spring connector. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

95000 mi

US $15
Headlamp failure, replaced but did not fix problem. Apparently a short in the system 
162300 mi

US $90
Replaced battery 
111500 mi

US $270
Replaced altenator and battery. 

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2007 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

88040 mi

C $100
alternator packed it in, had car towed to dealer. Had extended warranty on vehicle, only had to pay $100 deductable. 
142600 mi

C $1010
Car died going down hwy. Electrical all died then car shut down. Towed to closest dealer. This is my 3rd alternator 
115000 mi

US $40
Replaced reverse light switch (manual trans). 
112220 mi

C $220
alternator failure-brush stuck, worn stator slip ring beyond repair. Reman alternator installed. 
142600 mi AC intermittently quit. Checked out sensors and system, found high resistance thru AC clutch coil (14 ohms) Removed connector at AC coil and cleaned, problem fixed. 
173600 mi

C $1000
AC clutch would not work. Clutch coil was weak. Replaced AC compressor and clutch as it was less expensive to replace complete unit. 
182900 mi

C $47
dampener control failed, cable broke. Replaced cable assbly, found cause was dampener door would stick in defrost or floor position. Door was travelling too far and would jam against plenum. Installed homemade stops to limit door travel 
191580 mi

C $267
slowly lost electrical on dash, eventually engine died, no warning lights. Alternator brushes worn out (150k km on alternator) 
194060 mi

C $150
blower motor failed 
201500 mi

C $180
system low on freon, leak tested, no leak found. charged up with 1.6lbs freon 
235600 mi

C $229
battery light on intermittently. Replaced alternator, alternator harness connector and repair damaged wire. air bag light was on intermittently. Had 3 fault codes for airbag system. cleaned ground on restraint module and applied di-electric grease to air bag module connector 
62000 mi

US $25
Backup light switch failed 
72000 mi TPS sensor. 
73000 mi

US $35
Headlight socket failed, had to be replaced 
172300 mi

US $591
had to replace the alternator 

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2007 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

110500 mi

US $1200
replaced alternator 
6000 mi

US $2
Replaced left backup lightbulb. Entire assembly must be removed to replace the bulb. Dealer showed me how. 
68000 mi

US $25
rear windshield wiper motor stopped working,  
62620 mi

C $1250
A spring in the steering column broke, activating the Airbag light. diagnosis took over an hour and repair took 3 to disassemble steering column and dash and then to reassemble 

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2006 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

99000 mi

US $270
Wires in the electrical harness had broken and were popping fuses. 
67000 mi Needed new fusebox. 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

47000 mi

US $165
Replaced fan contoll switch. Old one burnt up with smoke and electrical smell. Could be dangerous and possibly start a dash fire. 
65000 mi

US $315
Alternator quit working and battery went dead. Was in their shop for better part of two days account having to wait for correct alternator to be delivered. 
70000 mi

US $225
Replaced fan motor for heater and ac. 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

134000 mi

US $444
Alternator failed which caused ABS light to turn on. Alternator was replaced. 
57000 mi

US $600
A/C evaporator replaced. The floor on the front passenger side has been wet. The mechanic said that the a/c drain was clogged and this was causing the problem, so we hope it is now resolved. 
59000 mi

US $200
Socket for rear right brakelight was melted. Had to replace enclosure. Then found taillight socket was loose. Had to replace taillight socket. Had a difficult time extracting defective socket. Wire connector also partially melted. 
111300 mi

US $200
Alternator went bad. Replaced. 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

3100 mi Alternator, battery. 
14900 mi Alternator. 
31000 mi Battery cable snapped. 
33700 mi Alternator. 
1399 mi replaced under warranty the starter cause crank but did not want to start vehicle 
27111 mi

US $155
replaced 2 air condition hose due of leaking 
62000 mi

US $100
MIL came on and radio shut off. Alternator tested bad and was replaced. Ford ESP covered repair, I only paid the deductible. 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

68820 mi

C $127
The Air bag light was going on and apparently off. This is a continuous problem. Replaced alternator. 2nd time. 3 months after earlier replacement. 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

33000 mi The airbag light remained on. 
129000 mi

US $200
tail light would not work 
21080 mi Stereo speaker located in driver's door stopped working. 
66340 mi

C $100
airbag light came on. Code revealed high circuit resistance. A connector was removed and cleaned. Problem has not reoccured. 
81840 mi

C $100
Airbag light came on. Same issue as diagnosed before. However, this time the mechanic showed me the steps required to fix the issue should the problem reoccur. 
120260 mi

C $17
right headlight replaced 
125860 mi

C $100
Speaker in the driver side door quit. Neighbour and I replaced both front door speakers with aftermarket units. 
196000 mi

US $900
Dead Alternator 
78120 mi

C $100
the air vent was blocked thus when you turned the switch to move the air to each position it was blocked and caused the cable to fray and break. disconnected the cable and will have to take the dash apart next month to remove the blockage  
97000 mi

US $300
The Check Airbag light came on. Some old spilled liquids in the console needed to be cleaned and several connections lubricated in the steering column. All of the charge was for diagnosis and analysis. 
35000 mi Radio antenna cable. 
53000 mi

US $400
making noise on left side of engine alternator was bad 
83480 mi

C $1000
The compresser was broken 
84720 mi

C $700
Alternator replaced 
210000 mi Needed driver side headlight harness. 
56000 mi

US $250
Alternator burned a Diode and had to be rebuilt after only 50,000 miles! This is rumored to be a heat-related problem since the alternator is right beside the exhaust (first catalytic device) system. BAD Engineering, IMHO! 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $600
Alternator failed. 
111000 mi

US $130
Dashboard switch that controls whether air blows on floor, through panel, or onto windshield broke internally. YouTube video showed me how to repair. Bought replacement part and paid aspiring young mechanic to do the job in my driveway. 
92000 mi

US $250
Alternator went out. 
21000 mi Airbag light came on and stayed on after starting the car. I was told a "clock spring" had to be replaced in the steering column. 

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2006 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

135000 mi

US $135
Valve in system caused loss of refrigerant. Valve was replaced and system was recharged. 
161500 mi Alternator failed. Dealer also found broken engine mount. Replaced alternator, engine mount, battery, and serpentine belt. 
118000 mi Cruise control will not engage. Failed in September. 

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2005 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

108000 mi

US $1100
dash gauge went dead, radio flashed Low Batt and went dead, car surged too dangerously to drive, then went dead. replaced battery, alternator, serpentine belt, antifreeze. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

45260 mi

C $380
low oil pressure, low batt light flickering on. Found faulty ground in rear hatch harness. Not replaced due to high cost 
76040 mi

C $200
Internal short causing quick batt. discharge. typical of Focus SW, rear hatch harness shorted. 
76880 mi

C $50
damaged side light (from a block of ice) + internal short diagnostic (no side door locks work):no success yet.. 
81220 mi Never located short. Used a small battery charger. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

106000 mi

US $50
Recharged the air conditioning. It was barely cooling. 
111000 mi

US $160
Intermittent position on wiper switch not working - relay replaced. 
62000 mi Rear electric defroster not working; mech. traced short, and got it working. After one or two days, it stopped working again. Mech. fixed problem; no cost, but no explanation of fix. 2 wks later, it has stopped working again! Have Not yet sched. job. 
102000 mi

US $10
Tailgate license plate lights: poor weather sealing-awash with salt/road water; plastic bracket in tailgate has broken two of three brass-in-plastic bolts; bulb terminals BADLY corroded, 1 completely gone VERY FLIMSY DESIGN: LIGHTS ARE OUT 
110000 mi

US $450
"Accumulator" in AC system required replacement; works fine now. 
142000 mi

US $100
Master control switch for power windows replaced 
158500 mi

US $200
The center dial for climate control- direction of vented air- is not working properly. A mechanical cable and another part were ordered, and I expect the repairs to take another day (1 + 1 more will = 2 days). 
161000 mi

US $70
Two dials are "frozen" - dials will not turn. The temperature dial and the selector dial. This is a continuation of a prior condition/repair. Mechanic suspects the problem is farther down in the plenum. 
165000 mi

US $473
Replaced alternator 
172700 mi

US $170
The license plate lamp at the rear of my Focus wagon has been a problem for years. Poor design allowed salty water to collect in the socket. I switched to LED circuits twice before they failed. Ford now has replacement kit for problem. 
87000 mi

US $130
Electric tailgate latch replaced 
94000 mi

US $25
Headlight dimmer switch repaired--stuck on high beam so headlights burned out 
105000 mi

US $470
Alternator replaced along with original serpentine belt 
119000 mi

US $55
Faulty headlamp socket replaced 
125000 mi

US $40
Replaced both taillight sockets and modified taillight housings with a Dremel tool due to heat from the lamps warping the housings, causing the sockets to freeze inside and become inoperative. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

100000 mi

US $15
Burned out headlight. Replaced both myself. Due to very little room to work under hood, took over an hour and multiple scratches on hands. 
136400 mi

US $360
New alternator. 
245000 mi

US $15
The cable for the vent/floor/defrost selector needs replaced next payday (If I can remember) I love this car!!! 
84000 mi

US $80
Replace window switch for driver's side window. 
3200 mi Multi-Disc changer jammed, replaced under warranty. 
26000 mi Both tail light signals went haywire.  
47000 mi

US $421
Returning problem of the AC intake manifold hose leaking. Second time this has occured first time occurred under warranty. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

91000 mi

US $120
Senor 
40000 mi Dealer had to repair loose Airbag sensor on Drivers side. Covered under warranty of used car. 
90000 mi

US $300
Alternator needed replacement. 
146000 mi

US $150
replaced a/c condenser and accumulator 
152000 mi

US $192
alternator started making grinding noises, and only charging occasionally. 
8990 mi Trunk would not release with key fob or with dash button. Had to use key. Repaired under warranty. Works fine now. 
43500 mi

US $3
Accessory port failed, fuse replaced 
77000 mi Fan switch failed, replaced 
98000 mi

US $240
Replacement of the right rear brake light/turn signal. The door ajar light kept coming on, even when the doors were all shut. The sensor was replaced. 
106000 mi

US $359
The car's air conditioining needed to be recharged. This was done by the dealership. It marked the first time that the air conditioning needed to be recharged since the car was bought brand-new in November 2004. 
127000 mi

US $110
The light bulb behind the speedometer was replaced.  The fuse for the power outlet was replaced. 
132000 mi

US $3
The car would not shift out of park. This refers to the transmission shift lever, not the transmission itself. A brake light fuse was replaced, and the transmission shift selector now works. 
154000 mi

US $80
The car would not shift out of park. This refers to the transmission shift lever, not the transmission itself. A brake light fuse was replaced, and the transmission shift selector now works. 
164000 mi

US $80
The fuse for the brake lights burned out again. This prevents the car from being shifted out of park. 
182000 mi

US $900
The alternator needed to be replaced. As a result of the alternator failure, the battery and battery cable also had to be replaced. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

46000 mi Cruise will not activate periodically. Cruise control module replaced, but problem remains. 
46000 mi Second unsuccessful repair trip for cruise control. 
50300 mi Dead battery- battery cables were also corroded and new battery did not work initially 
71000 mi

US $220
Control switch for driver power window was replaced; all four windows were not operating from driver's controls Clutch issue never resolved, however we did find out what was causing it: although the clutch was not engaged, the pedal was occasionally sagging enough to fool the cruise control unit that it was. Just had to lift the pedal up a little with my foot. 
39680 mi

C $100
Wiring harness assembly for hatchback needed replacement due to short, rendering brakelights inoperable. Cost for parts and labour was $440.00 which was covered by extended warranty, less $100 deductible. 
63640 mi

C $256
Relay for reverse indicator lights failed - replaced. License Plate light failed - assembly was replaced 
72520 mi

C $100
Heater fan bearings failed - replaced under extended warranty. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

52000 mi

US $25
Replaced a burnt out blinker bulb. 
105000 mi

US $525
The alternator began to stop charging the battery. Nearby Midas shop was able to get one quickly and replace it the same morning. 
137000 mi

US $715
Replaced alternator. 
163000 mi The controls for the a/c and heater ceased to work and I was told it would cost over $1,700 to replace the parts. I was planning to drive the car for another year but I was not going to spend that much money to fix a 9 year old economy car. 
69800 mi

C $800
Alternator & Battery 
35000 mi

US $420
electric door locking actuator for drivers door became inoperative. would not operate either manual or elect. 
65100 mi

C $50
replace CD player 
71920 mi

C $50
replace radio 
19840 mi Air Conditioner tensioner rattling, berring shot. Service guy did not think it was a problem. I called over one the mechanics who indentified problem in 30 seconds. This was after they had my car all day. Had to go back for another appointment to have fix Fixed air conditioner tensioner. 
146500 mi Headlight Bulb Change 

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2005 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

146700 mi

US $200
Starter lost teeth on gear. Replaced. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

40000 mi

US $100
Erratic bouncing of gauges, lights and radio go on and off, mystery battery drain -- Added 10GA ground wires to engine block, body from battery ground terminal - fixed. Windshield washer pump failed - very little use in the car's lifetime. Had to pull front L wheel, inner fender shield to access pump. Replaced original 2-way pump [1 outlet for windshield, 1 outlet for rear window] with 1-way pump [cheap]; 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

86000 mi

US $100
Needed new battery 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

97000 mi

US $550
Replaced alternator 
102000 mi

US $200
Replaced alternator, again. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

132000 mi

US $180
Starter replaced due to off and on clunk at the moment of starting. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

120000 mi

US $172
Vehicle would not start, jumpstart attempt was not successful 
127000 mi

US $74
Engine starter would not crank. 
121000 mi

US $1320
The car would abruptly stop running, warning lights would come on. Very unreliable for any distance, alternator failed,  

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

55000 mi

US $1500
Starter replaced.  Battery charge light still lit, TSB stated instrument cluster needs to be replaced. Did not replace. Alternator replaced. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

52080 mi

C $110
Turn signal relay replaced. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

67700 mi

US $559
Short in battery cable. Replaced positive cable. 
223000 mi

US $640
A/C recharged. No previous recharges. Alternator stopped charging. May have been related to overcharging an AGM motorcycle battery (using jumper cables). 
228000 mi Replaced headlamp bulbs- Sylvania Xtravision, 2 PK: $26.99 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

92000 mi

US $267
Car suddenly died while driving, one shop said battery was OK. Battery cable off of positive looked really bad. Managed to get car to dealer, electrical system was checked. Decided it was just a battery after cleaning terminals. 
122700 mi

US $370
Alternator replaced, tensioner pull replaced 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

87100 mi

$100
starter 

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2004 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

150000 mi

US $345
The alternator had gone bad. It was draining the battery and caused it to stop running while on the interstate. 

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2004 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

43000 mi Replaced left headlight bulb and left side marker bulb. 
47000 mi

US $77
Headlight took 15 min to change, car design makes it a bit hard to replace, but it's ridiculous for the dealer to round up to 1/2 hour labor and charge $77 total for replacing a $5 part. Next time I'll do it myself even if it takes me an hour.  
55000 mi

US $82
Foglight bulb replacement took 15 minutes billed 30 minutes. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

102000 mi

US $76
There was an electrical problem whereby when the brake lights came on the radio would die. It appears to have been a loose ground between the engine and the body. Also caused the engine to freak out. 
125000 mi Blower for the AC was not working. Replaced one burnt fuse for the AC, did not fix. All was disclosed to buyer but he bought anyway. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

60000 mi

US $15
Replaced turn signal relay 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

57700 mi New alternator.  
58300 mi

US $2300
Battery, 3 relays, waterpump, thermostat, and resistor replaced 
74860 mi

C $80
Heater fan bearing making horrible squeaking sound - not loud but same effect as nails on a blackboard! Mechanic replaced fan with the one from my old focus parts car. It has also started making the noise now (Jan) but only on lowest setting 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

131300 mi

US $700
Quite occasionally, car would not re-start when engine was hot. Would re-start when engine cooled to air temperature. Problem was undiagnosed for 2 repair visits. Problem finally diagnosed as weak battery. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

142500 mi

US $596
My car just turned off on the highway. They said it was a bad alternator. They replaced it. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

99300 mi Power lock on driver's door was jamming, and would not allow the door to be opened unless the key was used. Problem solved by taking apart the door & latch assembly, cleaning, lubing, and replacing. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

100 mi none as far as I can tell. 
76000 mi

US $250
Alternator failure. Replaced. Replacement lasted 2 weeks, replaced again under warranty. 
78700 mi

US $25
Replacement alternator failed after approximately 1 month. Trunk release no longer works from dash switch. Cruise control stopped working. Checked for obvious problems - fuses, connections, etc; decided not to repair. Book value on car is less than 3K; not worth dumping money into. 
111000 mi Alternator failed again, warranty item. R&R alternator. 
150000 mi

US $40
Recharge AC 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

47500 mi

US $700
Rear door handles/locks 
118700 mi

US $385
alternator died 
72000 mi

US $20
A/C was not coming out cold. Bought a R134-A A/C recharge kit from auto parts store. This did the trick, and a month later, the A/C is still running cool. 
96000 mi

US $300
Replaced leaking Evaporator core and accumulator. Went to have it recharged and learned needed to replace more parts. Also did brakes all around. 
97000 mi

US $175
Replaced accumulator, suction hose, and one liquid hose. Vacuumed and recharged system. 
145000 mi heater blower motor 
64000 mi

US $100
replaced power window regulator of rear window 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

116000 mi

US $550
Alternator failed and was replaced. 
57000 mi

US $600
Rear wiper motor crapped out, wiper stopped during use in the middle of the rear window. 
95000 mi

US $900
Passenger side bulb out. Lights are SVT optional HID bulbs. Dealer was having trouble finding a bulb, asked me to try to source a bulb cheaper than his best quote. To be installed this week. 
96500 mi Bulb installed. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

110000 mi

US $175
Alternator replaced 
133500 mi

US $100
Factory stereo died (Blaupunkt). Replaced with an aftermarket unit (Pioneer). 
65100 mi

C $15
Less that 1/2 the strips on the rear defroster work. I tried fixing it with a kit, got a couple to work but would need to take one or two more attempts to fix the problem I think. 
37188 mi

C $25
horn is close to ground and fails after a few years (common repair for this car) 
55289 mi

C $280
A/C line corroded through at a cheap steel clip causing cathodic corrosion (note to owners, you can remove the cheap steel clips (2) - they are installed only for ease of assembly at the factory) 
83080 mi Repaired ignition coil harness - wire corroded, detached from connector plug. Second wire to fail at a connector plug. Got home on two cylinders, spliced in a wire. Seems a common issue with this car.... 
93000 mi

C $500
Replaced alternator 
5000 mi AF/FM CD system LCD read out deffective FREE under warranty 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

66000 mi

US $600
Alternator 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

113000 mi

US $280
compressor clutch...replaced whole unit 
118300 mi Unknown, phantom electrical problem blew a 30 amp fuse, car stopped on freeway - twice! Replaced with a larger, 50 amp fuse. No problems since. New battery 4-9-16. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

102700 mi

US $100
Replaced wiper motor 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

98000 mi

US $15
Front Wiper Relay Non-functional, replaced 
110500 mi Bad alternator. Was Duralast lifetime warranty installed in 2008, replacing original. New pigtail/connector also installed in 2008. No cost to replace part. Also replaced serpentine belt. 
8000 mi The car would occasionally stall when bringing the vehicle to a stop. The computer was recalibrated, and mostly solved the problem. 
40000 mi

US $100
The mist feature of the wiper switch no longer stopped the wipers in the down position. The in-dash CD changer jammed. The wiper motor and CD changer were both replaced under extended warranty. 
115000 mi

US $200
Alternator failed. Failure was slow and progressive. Alternator continued to put out positive voltage and current, but not enough to make up what was used. At repair, alt put out 11.5V max. 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

104500 mi

US $187
Replaced starter. 
82000 mi

US $1060
Alternator died. Power steering pump leaking.  
167000 mi

US $130
Replaced starter 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

103000 mi Brake light wire was broken at the hinge of the back hatch. This caused the middle brake light to not work and the brake lights of the other two lights to always be on. 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

157300 mi

US $70
Replaced battery 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

114000 mi

US $900
bad alternator 

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2002 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

119000 mi

US $715
Alternator needed to be replaced. Car died in driveway. 
70000 mi

US $100
Steering Lock 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

72000 mi Rear power driver's side window failed. Replaced under extended warranty. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

107000 mi

US $600
replace alternator 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

58900 mi

C $350
Alternator was changed 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

104000 mi

US $160
Car would die at idle. Battery was hosed, bad enough to jack with the ECM controlling fuel/air at idle. Car now runs fine. Diagnostic fees - more complex issue initially expected - raised repair bill. 
116000 mi

US $180
AC system has developed slow leak. Recharged coolant. 
178000 mi

US $350
Replaced Alternator. Had to remove Passenger engine mount to remove and replace. 
88000 mi

US $700
Ac system would not hold a charge. Ac condenser was replaced. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

69256 mi

US $300
LR and RF window Regulators replaced - warranty 
73592 mi

US $442
Left License Plate Bulb Replaced. 
89622 mi

US $175
Alternator Replaced - Lifetime Warranty. 
112300 mi

US $15
Replaced antenna with Metra CF-RMF2. OEM antenna rubber base was cracked and deteriorating. 
117250 mi

US $20
LR Tail Light replaced - also replaced the tail light socket - which cured the issue. (Initially, I installed LED bulbs, but the brake lights disable the cruise control and the turn signals hyperflash, so I removed them). 
119950 mi

US $40
Battery replaced 40R-72 - pro-rated. 
120320 mi

US $525
Autozone rear motor mount R&R with Ford part. Just Brakes took the intake off to try to sell me a fuel system service without asking and misrouted the cable. Mount R&R then stretched the cable. AC compressor bearing replaced. 
133536 mi

US $5
The hatch on the sedan is a poor design. Water leaks between the plastic and steel and shorts out the bulbs. I replace the burned out LED's with regular 6418's and added weatherstrip. Also re-installed the HMSL LED's. 
139810 mi

US $150
AutoZone Alternator failed. Part was under warranty. I would have fixed it myself (hard job), but it failed without warning in front of their shop. 
143450 mi Battery corrosion had rusted subframe below battery and was causing rust spots on driveway. Removed battery and spray-painted subframes. Also had to replace battery hold-down bolt and nut due to corrosion. Sanded ground points and added di-electric grease. Was having intermittent voltage problem - turned out to be battery issue. 
144182 mi

US $82
Replaced RR power door lock actuator with Dorman 937-601. (Part actually failed a couple of years ago, but just now got around to fixing it.) 
147000 mi Replaced right headlight bulb. 
155764 mi

US $8
Replaced passenger headlight bulb. 
128000 mi

US $408
Ignition switch locked up. Had to order a whole new one. 
137000 mi

US $500
INSPECTION AND SOME ISSUES WITH HEATER COIL, TIRES REPLACED 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

123380 mi

C $423
Alternator failed- no warning light in dash but it checks out o.k. 
117700 mi

US $300
condenser 
120000 mi

US $100
Power window regulator for the third time 
195000 mi

US $200
alternator replaced still has problems 
107000 mi

US $20
Heater fan does not turn on. Replaced the heater blower motor resistor block. 
115000 mi Airbag warning light stays on and the seat belt reminder chimes even with seat belt buckled. 
116000 mi

US $490
shop was not able to program an used airbag module and took several more days to acquire another used one. new airbag module costs $350 each. not successful. 
118000 mi

US $340
Constant seat belt minder chimes and airbag warning light. Replaced airbag monitor module and the seat belt pretensioner. 
168000 mi

US $105
All dashboard warning lights lit while driving. Engine shutdown and cannot be restarted. Replaced battery and it is back to normal. 
76000 mi Window cable had come off of rack and gotten tangled with the window motor. Had to remove apparatus and re-set cable. 
76000 mi

US $12
Replaced a wiper relay that had been bad for a year or so. 
79000 mi

US $50
Blower motor resistor needed replacing. 
69440 mi

C $1100
Failed Alternator Broken Stabilizer bar Brake Pads and Rotors 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

125000 mi

US $200
Air conditioning stopped working, radiator fan resistor was at fault 
137700 mi

US $100
Air conditioning leak - condensor 
178000 mi

US $225
Alternator failed, I replaced it. 
114700 mi

C $700
Vehicle lost power to electrical systems whilst driving, all dials dropped to 0, lights went out etc. Possible alternator/battery problem. Unable to replicate during testing. Replaced battery and alternator. 
120000 mi

US $2100
Window motor and operating switch had to be replaced. One brake light replaced. 
121000 mi

US $359
Remote door locks would not work, and trunk would not open manually with key. 
124660 mi

C $50
cruise control refuses to engage 
150500 mi

US $50
Passenger side rear power window regulator broke and had to be replaced. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

37820 mi

A $800
Replacement of Alternator. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

48000 mi

US $70
When running, a/c leaks water into passenger footwell Horn inoperable. 
50000 mi

US $100
Horn inoperable - blowing fuses. Replaced fuse and both high and low tone horns. 
50000 mi

US $100
Horn Fixed 
51000 mi

US $450
Charging system light illuminated. Alternator Replaced. 
46000 mi

US $1100
AC coolant replaced 
134300 mi

US $85
Passenger door window regulator broke with a loud snap noise. Replaced it, works great. 
125000 mi The last problem I had with the Focus was the air conditioning...it stopped working last summer. I took it to the shop, and they quoted me a repair cost that was over half the value of the car, so I decided not to fix it. I sold it instead :-) 
80600 mi

C $250
Alternator. Second alternator in three years. Part had a life time warrenty. Paid only for labor 
108000 mi

US $500
Alternator. HVAC Blower Motor. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

73000 mi

US $300
new alternator 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi Only have 1 speed for heater fan 4. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

47420 mi

C $230
Fan would only work on high; had gizmo-thingy replaced that now allow fan to run on all four settings. 
50220 mi

C $300
Non-A/C car: for the second time in a few years, the fan speed would only work on the highest setting; same shop repaired it as first incident - works fine on all fan speed settings. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

173000 mi

US $235
My battery light came on and I changed the battery and the next day it came on again and I had to have the alternator changed also. The new aftermarket alternator lasted about an hour and a half before it froze up and had to replace it again 

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2002 Ford Focus 2-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

103000 mi

US $325
AC blowing hot. Don't remember what problem was but it wasn't as bad as the compressor or as simple as the fluid. Motor for driver side window broke. 

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2001 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

65000 mi

US $630
Replaced alternator that was shot. Very difficult to access alternator where it is located below engine. Not designed for repairs/replacement by Ford engineers it would appear. Door Ajar Warning Light kept coming on. Problem with electronic latch monitoring device in LH door. Mechanic turned bar on door trip latch with a pair of plyers where it was worn from use. Problem solved for time being Replaced burned out rear plate light bulbs on tail gate of car. Another design nightmare from Ford. Took about 45 minutes to get to bulbs to replace within body of tail gate. The sockets are poorly designed and prone to losing bulbs. 
90000 mi

US $250
AC system leaks, so needed fluid recharge; decided not to fill due to cost 

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2001 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

86800 mi

C $50
Cruise stopped working - cost too much to repair on old car 
202000 mi

US $120
Replaced faulty alternator. 

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2001 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

114922 mi

US $95
Replaced stock CD player due to malfuncion 
128000 mi

US $493
A/C compressor clutch bearings were failing. 

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2001 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

120000 mi

US $300
ALTERNATOR#1 - Battery light came on at low RPM's. Alternator was tested and determined to be bad. Replaced Alternator ALTERNATOR#2 - After replacing alternator, the car drove fine for ten miles and then the battery light came on. Alternator was tested as bad. Replaced Alternator 
137000 mi

US $200
alternator bearing seized 
165000 mi

US $400
line replacement and recharge 

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2001 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

103000 mi

US $40
Continous problem with brake lights getting stuck on. Intermittent, but continues. 
141000 mi

US $250
ac froze and broke belt. replaced belt and ac gear. AC not working right, and defroster not working now. 
145000 mi AC not working properly. Radio went out this week(elec issue). Defroster didn't work. Driver window didn't always roll up. Other electrical issues still(headlight and taillight bulbs). 

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2000 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

93000 mi

US $200
Electrical issue that took a number of repair trips to fix. 
139000 mi

US $10
Had to change headlight, looked up video and did it myself. Not as simple as other cars, have to take off whole headlight and unscrew so many things. Took about 45 mins 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

101680 mi no air conditioning. Total cost of repairs: over $3000. So I sold it. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

176300 mi

US $600
Serpentine belt broke, change alternator 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81000 mi

US $415
Some wiring got burnt and that destroyed the alternator. Got a new alternator and wiring fixed. The cabin fan resistor was dead causing the fan to operate only at full speed (4) setting. Got a new one off ebay for $15 shipped. Easy 5 minute fix. 
88000 mi

US $400
Alternator died. 
130000 mi

US $200
Battery died - it was working fine a day earlier. I didnt leeave anything on. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

173000 mi

US $100
broken window regulator 
196300 mi

US $100
window regulator 
199000 mi

US $120
Replaced driver side window regulator 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

151000 mi The air conditioning system also needed repair and the total cost of all required repairs was approximately $3,000. I enjoyed that car for many years but it finally reached the point where it was time to move on. 
75000 mi

US $1700
Air conditioner was not blowing cold air. Had to replace condenser and heating cord. 
83000 mi

US $80
drivers side window regulator broke 
85000 mi

US $600
AC compressor failed (again) 

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2000 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

65100 mi

C $75
AC was weak, checked for leaks, none found. System was recharged and works fine. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

105000 mi Power locks not working when sold. Thermal fuse blown when sold. Not with regular fuses. Accessible by unsrewing the glovebox. Blower motor resistors in 2000 Focus get hot and this blows the thermal fuse. 

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2000 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

60445 mi

US $397
AC recharge Replaced alternater 
71327 mi

US $247
Replaced ac pressure switch; recharge ac 

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Ford Focus Electrical Problems

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