1780 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Ford Focus. 346 of these members
(19.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car.
A total of 611 engine repairs to Ford Focuses--an average of 0.3 per
vehicle--have been reported.
I had a locksmith replace the defective ignition cylinder every Focus built between 2000 and 2005 came equipped with. It should be a recall but Ford has refused. A class action lawsuit is being filed.
Junk plastic thermostat housing cracked again and had to be replaced. Replaced with another junk plastic thermostat housing.
Timing belt, water pump, serpentine belt, all associated tensioners, hoses, cooling system service and a broken SVT-specific exhaust bracket was replaced. The bracket took several days to find since virtually all replacement parts for SVTF have stopped.