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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.
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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

23000 mi Electric Lock assembly defective Installed new power lock assembly. 
32000 mi Another door lock assembly required replacement. 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi Radio antenna cable. 
53000 mi

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

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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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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. 
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. 

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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

90000 mi

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

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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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Ford Focus Electrical Problems

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