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Ford Focus Electrical Problems

1601 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Ford Focus. 250 of these members (15.6%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 427 electrical repairs to Ford Focuses--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Ford Focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1767 repairs.

Ford Focus electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 300 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   driver's side mirror no longer heated to remove moisture & frost. dealer repaired, works now 
50220   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   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 US $400 making noise on left side of engine alternator was bad 
21080   Stereo speaker located in driver's door stopped working. 
66340 C $100 airbag light came on. Code revealed high circuit resistance. A connector was removed and cleaned. Problem has not reoccured. 
81840   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. 

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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   The alternator began to stop charging the battery. Nearby Midas shop was able to get one quickly and replace it the same morning. 
137000   Replaced alternator. 
19840   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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