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Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 2670 repairs.

Ford Focus engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (22%)

Chart based on 419 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

6200 mi Catastrophic engine failure. Not repairable Catastrophic engine failure. 41 days at the dealer for this repair. I have brought this car to the dealer for repair/diagnosis 12 times for a number of problems in first 3 1/2 months of ownership. Filed Lemon Law claim. 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

10000 mi Car would stall out and loose power in any gear at any speed. Dealer said it was a sensor issue. Kept throwing sensors at it. Got fed up traded in the car for a GTI 
214000 mi

US $35
Valve Gasket blown. Oil leak filled spark plug hole. 
14000 mi rough starting with hesitation and ocassional stall 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

72500 mi

US $430
Evaporation problem ? Something about intake evaporation or seal? Don't remember all details. Caused check engine light to come on. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

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

Fuel pump stopped working at 184 miles, 5 days after delivery. Fuel pump replaced. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

85000 mi

US $75
Timing cover gasket failed and started leaking 
94700 mi

US $800
timing cover gasket failed, leaking oil onto accessory belt, causing belt to slip and requiring repair. 
98000 mi Using about a quart of oil per 1,000 miles. 
34000 mi Minor oil seep through cam gasket. Quickly repaired under warranty. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

8000 mi Car stalling/dying under deceleration. Diagnosed as loose signal return splices. Repaired under warranty. Covered by published TSB. 
8500 mi Erratic idle and hesitation. Was diagnosed as part of a TSB campaign. 
4000 mi Engine is stalling 
48700 mi Completed recall for stumbling and stalling. Wiring harness splice replaced under recall. 
50300 mi

US $300
Car bucked and stalled, no restart. Needed to be towed to dealer. Dealer cleaned MAP sensor, not under warranty. Reflashed PCM. Car runs, but lumpy idle. 
55000 mi Intermittent check engine code. Pulled P0420 code several times but doesn't stick around long enough to go to dealer. 
7300 mi Replaced motor mount. The 1-2 shifts were quite dramatic with an occasional firewall thump from the motor. Clutch engagement was also trickier. 
1000 mi Check engine light repeatedly coming on, overboost condition code. Vacuum hoses switched from factory. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

26000 mi Coolant leak found while clutch was being replaced, water pump was replaced as well. 
52700 mi Minor oil leak caused by bad seal, replaced under warranty 
17000 mi A small oil leak developed. Quarter sized spots on garage floor. The timing cover gasket was faulty. They replaced the gasket under warranty. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

12000 mi I have an oil leak at the rear of the engine. The dealer couldn't pinpoint the leak so they installed dye in the engine oil and told me to come back in one or two weeks. They used the UV dye to ascertain that the leak was from the oil pan gasket and replaced it. 
30000 mi small oil leak at timing cover, dealer repaired (removed/reinstalled silicone) 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

12300 mi Hi voltage wiring got wet in the rain and had to be replaced. This is Day 7 and the repair is not yet completed (Ford has yet to find/ship the right part to the dealer). Problem is subject to a recall. 

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2013 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

24000 mi Fuel pump 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

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

24300 mi

US $100
Then for electrical/ no start no nothing PCM & TCM & WIRING. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

1000 mi Could not add fuel to vehicle, multiple gas station pumps would recognize as "Full" when tank near empty. Dealer fixed and listed as "Slow fuel tank fill spitback" 
23000 mi Replace water pump 
48700 mi High pressure fuel pump 
4700 mi The motor mounts are too soft and I'm on the list for the TSB repair. Parts supply is apparently thin. 
17000 mi Factory motor mounts too soft allowing too much engine movement during hard shifts. All mounts replaced under a TSB, car is much firmer with shifting and reduced engine movement. 
3000 mi TSB 13-6-10 for excessive drivetrain motions (jackhammering driven wheel) under moderate to severe acceleration. 
8300 mi TSB 13-6-10 (updated in December by Ford) finally performed by dealer on delivery of uprated transmission mounts and mounting hardware. 
36000 mi Turbo waste gate open when accelerating 
41300 mi

US $235
Charcoal canister fail resulting in pressure sensor in fuel tank failure. 
28000 mi Recall 14S17 Engine Wiring Splice Repair. The headlight warning light had come on briefly twice. Engine would frequently "stumble" when resuming after a stop. 
25000 mi An incorrectly crimped wiring harness results in rough starts/poor performance. Experienced 3 times, after heavy rain. No boost pressure, ran poorly until restarted. Recall has been issued, parts end of Sept. Recall ID: 14S17. 
7700 mi some emissions system TSB and a motor mount and shield 
14500 mi Tech service bulletin- engine wiring. Engine would die at low speed while approaching traffic signal, but would immediately restart. Only happened a couple of times.  
6000 mi I could not pump gas in addition to smelling gas. It would keep cutting off the pump. That turned out to be a spider web in the fuel line (weird), but they also noticed a fuel line fault, so they replaced it.  
19000 mi Inconsistent revs when the clutch was pushed in. The rpm would dip way too low when idling, almost stalling out. Wiring harness needed to be replaced, faulty splicing job. It was a recall. Also got a preventive TSB done for center dash. Took it in for a gas smell, but that was ruled NPF 
104000 mi The engine finally blew while I was trying to drive it back to the shop for the fourth time to have the transmission fixed. 
16540 mi Turbocharger failure and O2 sensor failure 
8000 mi Had TSB done for the motor mounts and clutch upgrade. 
10000 mi Issue with turbocharger spool 
11000 mi Same issue as before, same engine code P0299 Fixed the issue, found a torn vacuum hose 
20460 mi Tsb for motor mount replacement. Recall for headlight replacement. 
33240 mi Engine light came on. Wiring harness was repaired. 
1000 mi Bang on acceleration sin 1st and 2nd caused by trans support. Dealer has just received bulletin. Part has been ordered and will take day to install when it arrives. 
4000 mi The trans problem in reported in June still has not been fixed. I have been to the dealer 4X now to find out when they will be getting around to taking care of this problem. I am now told fix will come in end of OCT. We will see. 
5000 mi Ford finally sent parts and they were installed in 1 day . The car is performing as it should now 
32000 mi Engine/Trans mount TSB 
12800 mi Recall work provided. Had to cut, splice and re/re ignition wire due to stalling issues 
23560 mi Check engine light came on and turbo boost intermittent. Replaced knock sensor. Check engine light has come on again and same error codes presented. Data has contacted ford for more solutions. Problem still outstanding 
5000 mi TSB to replace all motor mounts with redesigned mounts and to replace clutch line with a longer one. The factory motor mount was to0 soft for the amount of torque, too much movement of the engine during shifting at high RPM, causing a bang and wheel hop. 
10500 mi Check engine light came on and then started flashing. The car lost power and would shudder above 2000 RPM. Car threw trouble code PO301 Cylinder 1 misfire. Upon further diagnosing was found Cylinder 1 coil pack was no longer working. 
26500 mi High pressure fuel pump failed and put the car into limp mode. Check engine light illuminated and a P0087 DTC low fuel rail pressure was thrown Engine wiring harness had bad splices. 
4000 mi Car had stuttering and CELs thrown. When CEL or Service Engine Now warning active, car was dangerous to drive. Depressing clutch caused car to stall and engine cut power significantly. 
5000 mi

US $100
Continued issue with CEL and Service Engine Now warnings. Car was dangerous to drive. Car would throw error and then clear if restarted. Problem was intermittent. Dealer blamed air filter. 
5000 mi Repeated CEL and Service Engine Now warnings. Wire harness stretched and frayed. Known issue. TSB released to repair issue. Third trip before fixed. 
8000 mi Turbo boost disappeared during regular driving, turbocharger found to have become disconnected. 
1000 mi

US $65
engine oil level low - below minimum line on dipstick. 
15000 mi Replace all engine mounts, roll restrictor, clutch line 
3500 mi

US $100
TSB for Engine mounts & clutch line 
Turbocharger intercooler hose became partially detached, causing a decrease in power and hissing noise during acceleration. To repair, hose was reattached. ~45min self repair. 
6000 mi

US $30
Factory turbo intercooler pipe came loose again. Took car to shop, reattached. 2 days later, pipe came loose again and shop replaced the factory hose clamp with a beefier one. So far no issues. 
69000 mi "Engine Fault Service Now" message on dash. Car goes into limp mode. Car has been to dealer 7-8 times in last 18 months for same issue. Same symptoms continue. Only happens once every 2 weeks or so. Will go away with key cycle. 
40300 mi Engine mount broke 
34000 mi TSB preformed for Idle quality problems and dips. Related to earlier recall done on a poor quality wiring splice. Coolant Smell coming from vehicle after driving. No coolant loss, no visible leaks. However spoken to other owners who have reported same problem. Rough idle, surging, other rough running when cold that resemble carbon build up on intake valves. Continues to get worse over time. Dealer says no problem, could not reproduce but admitted to not driving it when it was cold. 
1000 mi TSB for motor mounts. Dealer ordered the parts 
18600 mi Vehicle stalls when clutch is engaged, rpms drop, rough idle Motor mounts weak. Hard shifts cause drivetrain bang/shock. Wheel hop produces bangs. 
I had the TSB 13-6-10 done before picking up the car. Basically the rear engine mount is too soft and will bottom out (bang) when shifted hard. 
35000 mi CEL on. EEC Test returned code P007B/P260E replaced ACT valve, ACT sensor. Wire harness replaced for field service item had a damaged crimp and wire (done at another dealer) Wire harness replaced and soldered. Covered by warranty. 
8000 mi Brought in for TSB to replace motor mounts due to excessive motor movement under moderately aggressive acceleration. Movement was bad enough to allow engine to hit firewall. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

42780 mi

C $183
PCM repair 
31000 mi Lack of power 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

133500 mi

US $1900
The emission valve stuck open. And created a negative vacuum in the gas tank. It imploded the gas tank. Had to replace gas tank, canister, fuel pump, and emissions valve. The valve is a 38.00 part that cased this to happen. 
152000 mi

US $460
Oxygen sensor front 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

28000 mi Oil was leaking from between the engine and the oil pan. Replaced gasket. 
45300 mi

US $180
Water pump failed, started making clicking sound, got worse, engine overheated. Water pump replaced under powertrain warranty. 
49000 mi

US $80
Replaced faulty evaporative emissions purge valve. 
71700 mi

US $70
Replaced upstream oxygen sensor that had thrown a check engine code. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

1000 mi Vehicle issued a Stop Safely Now message and then stopped. I was able to restart it. Dealer could not find anything wrong. There is a NHTSA investigation on this issue. 
1300 mi The "Stop Safely Now" problem was solved through a recall that reprogrammed the power control module. 
2000 mi Replaced cable for high voltage battery. Replaced high voltage batteries. 
11000 mi Electric car would not start, would stop while driving. After 4 weeks over 3 separate trips (car was towed in 3 times) in the shop, on their 3rd attempt, they found a dodgy high voltage power cable problem and replaced it.  

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2012 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

28000 mi Ford could never fix my car..I finally sold it at a lost. When an bought an 2013 KIA. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

13516 mi car suddenly started stuttering and behaving erratically,dealer "updated" computer and now drives ok!! 
23240 mi

$2
They changed one of the 3 parts supporting the weigh of the motor. It was giving a slight tremor on the steering wheel 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

21000 mi Engine light came one; TSB 13-12-4, replaced canister purge valve and charcoal canister. Repair attempt failed after 20 days. Engine light turned on; small evaporator leak; replaced capless tube, reset KAM and ROAD test to verify repairs. Car in dealer shop for nine days. Repairs did not work, returned to dealer 13 days later. 
25000 mi Engine light turned on; replace fuel tank pressure sensor; refer problem to Ford tech hot line. repairs did not solve problem. 
27000 mi Engine light turned on; unknown repairs did not resolve problem. 
35960 mi Some vibration noticed through steering wheel particularly when motor is cold. Intermittent pulsing noise at idle. Was in for 60k service at same time. Said they couldn't find source so I will try again in a few weeks. 
37200 mi

A $1
Vibration at steering wheel fixed with replacement of engine mount.  Intermittent pulsing idle diagnosed as PCV valve - not yet fixed. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

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

125000 mi

US $565
I was losing large a amount of coolant every day, so they had to replace the radiator because of a small hole. 
35000 mi Water pump leak. All coolant lost in 2 minuted. 
8060 mi Had the PCM updated to the latest to address stuttering during shifting. Turns out Ford had released a TSB for it and Motortrend magazine and the New York Times had released articles on how this TSB updates was overdue and made a huge diff. 
20000 mi Rear main seal leak. Replaced seal and resealed the oil pan. 
5000 mi Heat shielding beneath transmission tunnel began rattling, with noise coming through transmission tunnel into passenger compartment. Dealer secured shield material with sheet-metal screws. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

30000 mi The car would occasionally rough idle with no check engine light. They replaced the an ignition coil and a spark plug. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

162000 mi Check engine light..dealer diagnosed catalytic converter is bad. 
55000 mi

US $775
Internal radiator leak 
45880 mi Insufficient heat. They replaced the thermostat assembly. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

83700 mi

US $40
water pump replacement. I performed it myself with normal tools. 
22000 mi I had taken my new-to-me car in for its first oil-change at one of the quick-change type places. They said it had an oil leak from the rear main seal. Dealer confirmed this diagnoses but did not have the seal in-stock. Dealer was going to replace the rear main seal on my car to fix an oil leak. Turns out they didn't have a tool they needed to complete the repair. Dealer replaced rear main seal to fix an oil leak, changed the oil and rotated the tires. 
64000 mi

US $73
Engine was vibrating loudly. Dealer replaced an engine mount. This happened immediately after I had my car in to have the clutch packs replaced. Dealership states they did not cause this problem. I don't believe them. Initially wanted to charge $199. 
8/30 returned car to service as problem returned, but worse. Hearing a slight rattling sound in engine when car was bucking and jerking. Almost lost power several times on way back to dealer. 9/2 car still in for service. 220 miles on car. 
7500 mi Dealer determined car had defective gas tank purge valves, and replaced them on previous trip. Also determined that the fuel pump had been damaged and needed replacement. Part was on order, and required a separate visit to complete repair. 
30000 mi Check engine light came on, dealer determined there was a faulty oxygen sensor in car, replaced part. 
63000 mi reservoir is losing coolant, but no apparent leak 
76300 mi leaking engine mount 
79000 mi

US $50
replaced engine mount since part arrived 
3000 mi Car would exhibit RPM flare at low speeds. Dealer reprogrammed ECU with latest TSB.  
23000 mi Hesitating between gears 1 & 2 
9000 mi Transmission control module re-flashed to latest program. This is suppose to correct irregular shifting characteristics at low speeds under 10 mph. This was also pursuant to a TSB 
13000 mi PCM updated to latest program that is suppose to address drive-ability issues with the Dual Clutch transmission. I was experiencing iradic behavior especially in reverse at times I thought the car would stall out. 
11000 mi Vehicle exhibited engine flare on decel. TSB resolved issue 
3500 mi Dealer performed TSB 11-10-2 to address low-speed transmission shudders, shifting flares into 2nd and the occasional tendency for the transmission to refuse to downshift upon deceleration. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

5000 mi Car suddenly bucked and there was a significant loss of engine power, could not keep it at highway speed without high revving the engine. Took to dealer, the only thing they could find was that I had the wrong PCM software installed 
35700 mi

US $100
Oil leak into transmission requiring a replacement of parts and teardown and cleaning of the transmission. 
36700 mi

US $520
Leaking radiator replaced 
41000 mi o2 Sensor failed, covered under Ford's power train warranty. Would have been $250+$90 diagnostic+installation labor for apx. $450 if not covered under warranty. 
58000 mi

US $980
Engine oil leak in two spots. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

12700 mi We are getting a yellow "wrench" light that indicates the vehicle needs to be taken to the dealer for service. The dealer can not find why the light is on and resets it. The light still comes on--but not all the time. 

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2010 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

42300 mi

US $300
Noisy belt tensioner pulley. 
30000 mi Check Engine Light, code showed an EVAP system error. Re-seated gas gap, reset code, error has not returned. 
25900 mi Brought car in for oil leak - cam shaft seal. They had car for 10 days, called - they blew engine after they assembled it incorrectly & timing was off. Dealer had to replace engine. Picked up car with new engine, car would not idle down, only would rev between 2500-3000 rpm, battery light kept coming on/off. Sounds like a waterfall behind the dash. Dealer said water sound is normal? & they forgot to plug in alternator. 

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2010 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

52700 mi throttle body ass for erratic idle 
41000 mi Dirty throttle body was causing rough idle. Cleaning it fixed the problem. 
35000 mi Rough idle when engine warmed up; dealer unable to reproduce but PCM re-flashed with update and problem solved 
49000 mi

US $190
Wrench warning light appeared; car stumbled and lacked usual throttle response. No codes found but I had them clean the throttle body anyway and problem has not reappeared yet. This was the second, more severe occurrence of the problem. 
51000 mi

US $350
Wrench warning light appeared again; replaced throttle body (includes throttle position sensor). 
12400 mi Belt required changing 
61700 mi

US $530
Like millions of other Ford vehicles, this Focus needed a new throttle body. 
63000 mi Engine surging at idle and low speed. 
44700 mi

US $804
Car would not start with key. only with remote start unit. Reprogram computer, replaced ignition switch and ignition housing. 
48000 mi Engine slow to warm up 
50700 mi

US $180
Reported vibration and squeaking sound when cold. Dealer replaced motor mount and belt and tensioner, all covered under powertrain warranty. Dealer also added shield to prevent damage to new mount, paid for this repair. 
45000 mi replaced left motor mount  
41300 mi Passenger side motor mount (engine mount insulator) sacked out, causing engine vibrations. Covered under 5yr/60k powertrain warranty at no cost. Smoothness restored to like new with the replaced part. 

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2010 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

143-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

24800 mi Oil leak, change oil cover gasket 

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2009 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

55000 mi Accessory belt tensioner making noise 
12000 mi Ignition switch stiff and hesitant to return. Asked for TSB for repair...said car does not fall under TSB but will fix anyway..ordered part. Fuel injectors ticking loudly. Ordered fuel rail insulator to quiet them down. Ignition switch replaced. There was a TSB out on it but dealer claimed my car was not included in the TSB. They did verify the concern however and replaced it anyway. Ticking injectors "fixed" by putting foam insulator on fuel rail. Much quieter now. So far, I'm impressed with Fords quick resolution of problems..not so impressed however with how many there are on such a basic, 10 year old platform. 
16000 mi Belt tensioner failure. Glazing belt. Ordered part. Belt tensioner and belt replaced. Just too many problems with this car with 17,000 miles on it. Does not inspire confidence. Selling car. 
41500 mi My car is a manual transmission and the clutch has been worn out since 35,000 miles 
37000 mi Noisy injectors on start-up, a known minor problem; solved per a TSB part addition to the fuel rail that had been previously requested but not installed. 
60300 mi

US $300
Replaced worn engine mount. 
43000 mi Diode for Cooling Fan Relay Burnt up at 38,000 miles. Warranty was for 36,000 and Ford would not cover it. 

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2009 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

53000 mi

US $91
passenger side motor mount replaced due to excessive vibration in the cabin. felt like rough idle. 
53000 mi

US $50
Valve cover gasket leaking oil into #3 cylinder spark plug well. Replaced valve cover gasket and spark plugs. Fixed the problem. 
55000 mi

US $85
Water pump was leaking coolant from the weep hole, not overheating just leaking. Removed and replaced water pump $50 on Ebay for Motorcraft Oem pump. Borrowed serpentine belt tool from Autozone, worked great. 
83000 mi Engine shaking required new engine mounts paid for by warranty 
142000 mi thermostat housing 
144000 mi unidentified sound when accelerating (no slippage of transmission but sounded like a flapping noise. I assumed it may have been the heat shield around the exhaust). 
60760 mi

C $700
Car has been idling rough had computer replaced which did not solve problem. Ignition Coils replaced now, verdict still out. 
48980 mi pcm reflash to correct loss of throttle response upper engine mount replaced 
50180 mi

C $500
Throttle body replaced to repair on going issue of loss of throttle response and engine going into limp mode 

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2009 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

143-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

19000 mi Check engine light on 
5000 mi Resonance problems in the exhaust that cannot be fixed. I'm very annoyed and not sure how I will proceed.  
9500 mi Hopeless. Problems are mounting with this car and Ford has no intention of fixing any of it. I'm selling it and am done with Ford after driving only Fords for 16 years. 
24400 mi Clunk when going over bumps. Heat shield on fire wall was loose. Dealer tightened the mounts and no more issues. 

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2009 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

71000 mi

US $200
Very rough idle. There was no fix, Ford is working on a fix now. 

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2008 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

28000 mi engine vibrates and idles rough a tsp computer adjust was done but did not hide the problem, I think it is much bigger problem with motor, computer or electronic,and motor mounts are all very possible no codes so hard to fix by shop 

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2008 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

41000 mi metal in oil last time it was changed, so traded car 
2000 mi At 2100 miles the check engine light came on. it was determined that there was a fault in the fuel level circuit a new fuel level sensor was installed at the dealer in 1 hour 
6100 mi At 6100 miles the gas tank fell out of my Focus on the freeway. I think this problem might be related to the gas level sensor I had replaced earlier perhaps they left a bolt or two out of the repair job! This was disturbing to say the least! 
34000 mi Ignition switch was sticking in the start position after starting the engine. Ford replaced the ignition switch assembly. 

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2008 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

131700 mi

US $535
Motor mounts were shot and had all 3 replaced. 
31000 mi engine sensor assembly leaking oil 
168000 mi

US $200
thermostat replaced, was stuck open due to seal coming off. 
9500 mi Reflash computer for a shift flair on 3-4 shift 
76000 mi

US $200
Idler tension pulley was making a whining noise for some time due to the bearings wearing out. Belt and pulley were replaced. 
33000 mi Car was shaking at idle-idle rpm too low. car was lugging on slight hills-OD kick-in speed set too low. Two ECU upgrades were done. 
91000 mi

US $310
thermostat sticking closed, overheating, drove all weekend with heater on to keep temp down. took to dealer monday, repaired, problem gone. 
38000 mi

US $233
Water pump failed. Failure also destroyed the serpentine belt. Replaced water pump and serpentine belt. Failure ocurred 3 months after warranty expired. 
153000 mi

US $800
Water pump was leaking 
55000 mi I'm having a problem with car not running smooth at idle 
38000 mi

US $220
Bearing in belt tensioner went. Tensioner was replaced. 
9920 mi

A $220
When stopping, car would jerk/shunt as auto transmission changed from 2nd to 1st gear 
10320 mi

A $220
Shunting problem between 2nd & 1st gear (auto) when coming to a stop 
40700 mi Belt and bander (belt tensioner) 
115000 mi

US $600
Thermostat stuck in open position. Replaced thermostat. Failed motor mount Car idle rough 

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2008 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

69000 mi

US $30
Slow coolant leak, could not be replicated by dealer. Leaves small puddle under front drivers side. Antifreeze needs to be topped off every 3,000-5,000 mi. Update: never went away, worse in warm weather. 
2000 mi Rattle from under car - loose heat shield/guard - tightened. 
10001 mi Car made horrible noise when reversing, sounded like rocks in the transmission. Cause was a rock caught in engine mount - shield was ordered and installed to prevent problem. 
15500 mi Loud tick from injectors - Ford has a TSB out, loud knocking if car looses traction, (also has a TSB), clutch pedal is squeaky, Burning oil, Lost 1.5 gallons of coolant in 18 months. 
18000 mi Loud ticking noise from injectors. TSB solution did not fix it. 2/3 gallon coolant leaked out after 1500 miles, ordered new water pump, not replaced yet. Coolant leak - water pump replaced - leaking faster now. 

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2008 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

41540 mi Engine was racing when car was stopped or slowing down. 
99200 mi Mass Flow sensor replaced 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

37200 mi

C $120
Replaced passenger side liquid filled motor mount 
44640 mi

C $80
Left motor mount 
81000 mi The engine was suffering from excess vibration when I bought it (used). The dealer promised to repair it after purchase. The invoice description says "install engine and transmission mounts." 
230700 mi

US $7
Engine's having issues with starting. Replaced spark plugs. 
231300 mi Replaced thermostat Replaced motor mount 
236000 mi Gas pedals was getting sticky. Cleaned throttle body. Afterwards, the long crank/hard start issue just about disappeared. 
238000 mi

US $115
Slight belt squeak, so while I was replacing my alternator, I replaced the belt, tensioner, and idler. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

99200 mi The oil pan was leaking. This is a very expensive repTair as the only way to access it was to remove the muffler. The muffler was an original - an unusual occurence for this rust city (Ottawa) - and there was every chance that it would cause it to break 
37820 mi

C $250
Engine has not warmed up adequately in my opinion since new. I have complained about this a couple of times over the last couple of years but the dealer would not do anything about it. Decided to replace thermostat on my own. Now heating up OK 
39060 mi Fuel Line blew off fuel filter. The plastic hose clamping part was broken. As the plastic part was not available. the fuel line from the filter was replaced.  
138000 mi Engine required long crank times to start. Cleaned crankshaft position sensor and haven't had problems since. 
142000 mi

US $100
Mounting bolt for idler pulley broke off in engine block. With much work, removed portion of bolt in engine block, replaced the bolt, and replaced idler pulley. 
147700 mi Excessive vibration noticeable from inside the car, and clicking noise occasionally during acceleration. Replaced engine mount, transmission mount, and torque strut mount, which fully resolved the problem. 
150300 mi

US $200
Car had issues starting. Replaced PCV valve, which solved the issues. Cabin heat was not very hot. Replaced thermostat with much fanfare (breaking a bolt off in the engine block in the process). New thermostat fixed the heat issue. 
209220 mi

C $160
Excessive engine vibration. Replaced right-hand engine mount with Motorcraft part 5S4Z6038CB. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81000 mi

US $100
Tensioner pulley replacement 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

75020 mi

C $50
The gas cap tether strap was catching on the gas cap causing the cap not to seal properly. This caused the check engine light to come on. Solution: remove the gas cap tether. 
125700 mi

US $30
P0456 Fuel cap was no longer sealing. Replaced fuel cap. 
44000 mi

US $340
Replaced front engine mount. Causing vibration in reverse. 
152000 mi

US $360
replaced belt pulley 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

39000 mi Check engine light came on, wife had simultaneously noticed some kind of transmission hiccup. Took it to shop, code said there was an intermittent problem with transmission position sensor. Cleared code, has not recurred. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

106000 mi

US $170
All three motor mounts replaced to eliminate noise and vibration. 
107700 mi

US $8
Accelerator pedal sticking. Throttle body needed to be cleaned with throttle body cleaner to stop the air intake valve from sticking to throttle body. 
160000 mi

US $1600
Small oil leak. Replaced gaskets ($650) 

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2007 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

46200 mi

US $105
Replaced upper motor mount 
54000 mi Sticking accelerator pedal (on down-stroke) in cold weather. Corrected by cleaning throttle body valve and lubricating accelerator cable. 
108000 mi

US $80
Self repaired/replaced engine mount (passenger side) due to excessive vibration transferring to car body. Issue resolved successfully. 
115000 mi

US $40
Replaced engine and transmission mounts (3) 
83080 mi

C $300
Previous sticky throttle body, would stick at random time when applying accelerator pedal. Replaced with aftermarket throttle body from CFM. 
112200 mi

C $1200
Code P2004 Intake manifold Runner control stuck open. Had to replace manifold including tumbler flaps, Vacuum and solenoid. 
144460 mi

C $300
Coil pack on Cylinder 3 stopped working. Replacrd coil pack and spark plugs 
1280 mi Warranty repair - car does not consistently start, and will occasionally stall immediately after starting. 

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2007 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

62620 mi

C $1250
Exhaust leaking form muffler and the resonator 
110500 mi

US $1200
Replaced Engine Mounts Valve cover gasket Replaced Spark Plugs Replaced injectors 
100300 mi

US $125
PVC hose assembly was cracked. Hose was found during 100,000 mile service. 

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2006 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

18600 mi Issue with fuse box and fuel pump relay. 
60000 mi

US $50
Burning oil smell. Running an oil consumption test. 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

48000 mi

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

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

59000 mi

US $200
Engine code indicated an air leak. Mechanic discovered pinched hose under the transmission. Replaced it. For some unknown reason, the cooling system was almost empty of water! The engine overheated. There don't appear to be any leaks. Maybe mechanic disconnected a water hose when fixing previously reported problem of a pinched air hose. 
64000 mi

US $245
Replaced the electric starter switch because the ignition key couldn't be pulled out. 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

6 mi Replaced fuel injector. 
31500 mi

US $57
replaced radiator filler tank reservoir due leaking under pressure 
49993 mi

US $238
star ford of glendale, ca did check engine lights showed, clean the mass air flow sensor (maf), reset power train control module, update the latest software, road test 
57800 mi

US $100
diagnostic fee, cause at ford of montebello said need to replace radiator, radiator fan, thermostat, water pump due over heating symptoms will cost estimate $2000 
58308 mi

US $126
replaced cap from the radiator filler due radiator fan does not activate, pressure was missing from the radiator cap 
59000 mi need to replace tensioner pulley assembly due making grinding noise when vehicle are running or on the move 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

65700 mi

US $180
replaced all 3 motor mounts to stop excessive vibration; recommend Motorcraft as OEM will prematurely fail... parts were $180 
124000 mi

US $400
Fan blade on cooling fan broke off causing noise when at idle with air conditioning on. Replaced fan assembly. 
37000 mi

US $570
alternator failed and was replaced 
102000 mi

US $100
replaced one broken engine mount 
59560 mi

C $100
Both check engine light and check gas cap light were on. OBD revealed EVAP leak caused by the gas cap. O-ring on the cap was greased, and the code was cleared. Was told to buy a new gas cap if the problem returned 
111600 mi

C $50
lost power, would not start. when turning on the key the fuel pump did not operate. when we opened the hood and checked the fuses the 30 amp fuse had blown. replaced and discovered that the grounding wire for the fuel capacitor was broke 
61000 mi

US $200
Harmonic balancer separated from (belt) pully. Dealer would NOT repair under 5yr/100,000 mile powertrain warranty! 
100300 mi

US $700
Would not pass smog throwing codes for MAF sensor and other codes too. Running extremely rough and very very loud upon acceleration. 
148000 mi

US $78
rear torque mount 

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2006 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

73000 mi Vibration at idle. 
73000 mi

US $250
Severe vibration at idle; traced to failed passenger-side motor mount. Replaced it; vibration disappeared. 
89000 mi

US $390
Thermostat failed. Had to replace thermostat and housing as that's how it goes on these cars. 
97000 mi

US $300
Hole in exhaust component; replaced. 
99000 mi

US $100
Leaking valve cover gasket; replaced 
106000 mi

US $35
Heat shield under car partially disintegrated. Mechanic cut it the rest of the way off. 

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2006 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

2000 mi noise coming from rear of car(struts), hard start issues car stalling out 7 days nothing got fixed 
135300 mi

US $80
Replaced V-C gasket 
140000 mi Secondary emissions air pump failed. Replaced under PZEV 150,000 mile warranty by Ford dealer. 

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2006 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

800 mi

US $85
the original key broke off in the ignition switch. 
15800 mi fuel pump #2 gave up. 
15850 mi fuel pump #3 gave up 
16400 mi went through 4 more fuel pumps before car was finally right. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

78120 mi

C $200
Exhaust system noisy. Found rear muffler brackets failing. Needed to be re-welded and attached with adhoc brackets. Estimate also on rest of aftertreatment. Decided to continue without major repairs.. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

85000 mi

US $650
Fuel pump replaced 
115500 mi

US $100
Replaced engine mount 
193000 mi spark plugs, and something that looks to read, "rotors" - the service of which was only $14.10. This was an attempt to remedy a "rough" engine at all speeds, but was not successful. 
125000 mi

US $25
Exhaust hanger at muffler broke: repaired/rewelded at dealer. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

259000 mi After almost 260,000 miles - I finally needed to replace the original muffler. Still a strong little car. Did I ever say I Love This Car??? 11 Years old she is... She is still as happy as I am. :) 
277000 mi Engine bit the dust. 
88300 mi

US $270
Diagnosing problem of bad ignition coil. Then I purchased coil myself and installed myself 
93700 mi

US $50
Car was missing and had very poor drivability. I had the fuel filter replaced. It had been less than 30K miles since last replacement. May have used bad gasoline. Similar issue has occured since then, but works itself out. 
97000 mi

US $50
The engine will not idle. This is still a work in progress. 
152000 mi

US $350
Cooling fans went out. Sensor replaced. 
136400 mi

US $360
Seals for cam. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

68000 mi

US $200
O2 sensor replaced. 
106000 mi

US $674
Replaced transmission mount to fix vibration, but this made it worse. Told needed engine mount, decide to trade car. 
30100 mi Idle control valve replaced 
36000 mi Ignition lock cylinder replaced; key would not turn in ignition to start car. 
146000 mi

US $150
small coolant hose was leaking 
148000 mi

US $110
replaced passenger-side engine mount-- a common failure point for these vehicles. 
150000 mi

US $126
tension pulley was weak, letting belt slip. 
202700 mi

US $400
The idle air control valve needed to be replaced. The car was stalling after a sudden stop, and the idle was very rough. 
209000 mi

US $90
A bracket holding the exhaust pipe had broken. This was causing the car to rattle. The bracket was replaced. 
230000 mi

US $150
An exhaust pipe was replaced. 
60000 mi

US $200
Emission control sensor 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

61000 mi

US $400
Two engine mounts replaced 
65000 mi

US $290
Upper engine mount had worn out 
139000 mi

US $450
Oil pan replacement 
102300 mi

C $1000
Exhaust pipe and muffler rusted through. Replaced exhaust (incl muffler and resonator). 
29760 mi

C $60
Car very hard to start when cold. 
75640 mi Muffler hanger broke resulting in muffler hanging by exhaust pipe. Replaced hanger with clothes hanger. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

71300 mi

C $60
Replace ignition cylinder. Key was stuck in it. 
89000 mi

US $300
During a previous oil change, I was told that I needed to have an engine mount replaced. I waited until the next oil change to have it done. Engine is much smoother now. 
100000 mi

US $629
Engine light came on. Car would occasionally stall when coming to a stop. Problem was diagnosed as a leaking vacuum hose and defective PCV valve which was replaced. Repair was successful but the cost was more than expected. 
128000 mi

US $285
Check engine light came on. Had to replace 2 O2 sensors. 
94000 mi

US $625
Replaced fuel pump and filter. Also had trans fluid an filter changed. 
30000 mi Rough idle, possible due to all-city driving, lack of maintenance by previous owner. Cleaning throttle body reduced roughness about 80 percent. Improving further with highway driving. 

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2005 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

150700 mi

US $240
Cracked hose housing 
41759 mi

US $628
1700 miles over warrantee car failed to start. Towed to dealer. It started there but the fuel pump made a knocking sound. Replaced fuel pump. This corrected the missing previously reported, but Ford would not cover this repair. 
28758 mi

US $50
Hard starting, occasional missing while driving. Starting issue requires turning the key off and retrying at which point it will start and the exhaust smelled bad. Fuel filter replaced but no problems found. The trouble continued. 

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2004 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

83000 mi

US $470
The Oxygen Sensor keeps going bad frequently. I have taken it to many repair shops. Nobody has been able to fix it. This problem alone has cost me over $1200. This car is turning out to be a lemon. 
78000 mi

£120
Exhaust system replaced 
102000 mi

US $600
Timing belt and water pump- brake pads 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

208000 mi

US $500
Replaced engine 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

44000 mi

US $400
Ignition switch failed to unlock steering wheel - a common problem on Focus, according to the locksmith who had to drill out the cylinder and replace it. All 2000-2004 Focus' ignition switches have failed Had to have car towed. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

82000 mi

US $300
Crack in thermostat housing caused all of coolant to leak out. Thermostat housing was replaced. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

78000 mi

US $75
Thermostat got clogged and the car overheated. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

127000 mi

US $180
Broken radiator bypass pipe. 
127300 mi

US $500
Replaced thermostat housing, O2 sensor and hose. 
58000 mi

US $1139
Car broke down on road; cooling fan broke, parts went into radiator. Towed to nearest shop; new cooling fan & radiator installed. New fan (redesigned by Ford) is louder and car still close to overheating. Back in shop. 
102000 mi

US $462
Had solenoid affecting fuel system vaccuum replaced. Also had fuel injectors and throttle cleaned. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

145000 mi

US $125
Passenger side engine mount 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

113700 mi

US $350
Thermostat was apparently going bad, car overheated 
121000 mi

US $1320
ignition coils failed, spark plugs burned 
146700 mi

US $750
One of four engine mounts. 
172700 mi

US $150
Valve cover gasket leaking 
174000 mi

US $99
Car had a intermediate skip. Noticeable when stopped at light. Determined that one spark-plug coils were failing. Shop wanted $800.00 to replace. I purchased for $99.00 and replaced in less than 20 mins. Since new paid $8K in repairs 
151000 mi

US $50
Whistling sound and rough idle. Researched and found cracked PVC hose likely problem. Also needed throttle body cleaned as gas pedal sticking bad.Repair estimated at @600.00 so got new hose, PVC Valve, Throttle body cleaner, air intake seas 
155000 mi

US $199
Had Thermostat and housing replaced due to throwing a code for insufficient temperature 
154000 mi

US $100
Bad O2 sensor 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

55000 mi

US $1500
PCM replaced, reflashed. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

89000 mi

US $530
Water Pump 
116000 mi

US $150
Broken motor mount 
118000 mi

US $100
O2 sensor because barely failing smog testing 
125700 mi

US $50
Engine mount replaced 6 months ago failed. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

102000 mi

US $600
New coils, plus some new spark plugs, and a new fuel filter. 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

98000 mi

US $120
Oxegen sensor replaced 

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2004 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

160980 mi

C $400
Coil also replaced ignition wires and plugs 
162840 mi

C $600
Ignition switch 
167080 mi

C $220
Short in wire to fuel pump 

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2004 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

53000 mi O2 sensor not working. Diagnosed as pinched wire to sensor, pinched by halfshaft on jounce. Dealer says common problem with this vehicle. 
47000 mi Throttle body replaced due to high throttle resistance/sticking just off idle. 

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2004 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

175000 mi P0411 engine code, secondary air pump 

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2004 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

38000 mi

US $107
Replaced speed sensor on transmission (covered under warranty less deductible).  
84500 mi Replace and re-weld 2 previously rusty exhaust hangers ($65+tax), check and clean rear drum brakes (free!) 
86000 mi

US $484
Replaced right front engine mount (engine mounts: parts 3S4Z6038BA and the dogbone mount YS4Z6068AA) - the dogbone mount turned out to be fine. Cured raspy engine vibration on acceleration. 

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2004 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

64000 mi

US $450
Ignition switch would not work and had to be repaired with a new switch. This is apparently a problem on many of these model Ford Focus vehicles. It's a very expensive repair that I was able to minimize by going to my local mechanic. 
77000 mi

US $725
Car was misfiring. Had to replace plugs, valve cover gasket, and clean fouled air induction system. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

106000 mi

US $960
Heater core was shot and leaked coolant. The whole heater core had to be replaced along with several hoses. Also had a leaky valve cover gasket replaced. 
125000 mi Car had CEL, probably 02 sensor. 
143840 mi

C $1300
Water pump replaced. 
91000 mi

US $294
Leaking engineered plastic mono bloc assembly housing the thermostat and where hoses are connected. Mono bloc, thermostat and gaskets were replaced. 
117000 mi

US $80
Exhaust system bracket rusted off. Part not available so welded new bracket in place.. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

82460 mi water pump leaking - and body work needed to be done too so decided to cut my losses and trade it in. 
57700 mi Replaced transmission mount. 
58300 mi

US $2300
O2 sensor EGR sensor & valve Vaccuum solenoid 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

122000 mi new engine mount 
144000 mi

US $600
The whole system was checked out in a tune up and all spark plugs were replaced, the serpentine belt and 2 ignition coils were replaced. Update: check engine light came back on within a week, and now it doesn't start at all. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

106000 mi

US $160
replace entire exhaust system, front to back. 
99000 mi

US $590
radiator and water pump leak 
104000 mi

US $560
waterpump faulty and timing belt was soon due for replacement so had both replaced  replaced coolant hoses. one had started to fail, so as a precautionary I thought it best to replace all of them. 
133000 mi

US $250
Heater Thermostat Housing Leaking, causing large loss of coolant. 
114300 mi

US $60
Thermostat housing was cracked. Replaced Housing and thermostat.  Also replaced valve cover gasket. Cracked T-stat housing may have been caused by oil seeping from valve cover getting on Tstat housing gasket, causing it to swell. 
170700 mi

US $84
Car has a miss sometimes when started also starting to sputter when leaving a red light or stop sign. Plan to try plugs and wires, then coil packs. 
172000 mi

US $115
Car would miss at different times , weather or conditions didn't matter . replaced coil and plugs . Coils had cracks all over but problem still happens when it wants to.Still working on problem. Changed fuel filter too . No help. 
172500 mi

US $125
Timing belt broke replaced it along with water pump,tensioner,serpentine belt and all seals. Earlier misfire was because it had jumped a couple of teeth. 
138000 mi

US $50
Drive belt tensioner was noisy and replaced. 
73000 mi

US $922
engine making squealing sound. Valve cover leaking. Dealer replaced timing belt and tensioner,serpentine belt and tensioner, valve cover gasket. 
35340 mi

C $200
Replace belt tensioner and idler pull. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

55000 mi

US $800
new clutch 
78700 mi

US $25
Thermostat failed, stuck closed, and required replacement. 
100000 mi

US $185
Water pump leaking. Replaced T-belt while apart. Engine mounts collapsed. 
133500 mi

US $15
PCV hose 90 degree elbow disintegrated causing a vacuum leak. Car would not idle properly. 
148700 mi

US $200
Developed intermittent miss, coil pack defective. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

27000 mi

US $100
Ignition lock cylinder would not turn to the on position without tapping the key for several minutes. Ordered new cylinder at http://www.sandiegolockandsafe.com/fordfocus.html by emailing them a picture of the key. 
60000 mi

US $140
EG pipe broke. Purchased new one from local Ford dealership. 
77000 mi

US $13
Coolant Temperature Sensor needed to be replaced - was running too cool 
87000 mi

US $330
Car was misfiring on cyl 1. Also smelled strongly of anti-freeze. Found a loose clamp and the coolant thermostat needed to be replaced. Was missing the motor mount on the driver side. Due to damage from it being missing, the passenger side motor mount was replaced as well. 
93700 mi

US $56
Rough starts and rough idle. Fuel pump replaced. Cracked head gasket. Nothing done yet 
94300 mi

US $800
Engine had cracked head gasket. Cause unknown. Had the heads resurfaced and repaired using a head gasket kit. 
118000 mi Cylinder 2 misfiring. Spark plugs, wires, and ignition coil replaced. 
124000 mi

US $325
Radiator hoses were dry rotted. Water pump died. Decided to not replace. 
105000 mi

US $169
timing belt & serpetine belt & plugs/wires because of a misfiring spark plug 
139000 mi

US $100
Crankshaft Sensor went bad and needed to be replaced. After replacement, car has been running fine. 
145000 mi entire exhaust system, heat shield for exhaust 
148000 mi

US $100
car needed new passenger side engine mount, common on old Foci 
136000 mi

US $1200
A valve seat came out of the cylinder head, ruined the head and 1 piston. Replaced head, piston, connecting rod, rings 
158000 mi

US $500
timing belt tensioner failed. 
177000 mi

US $450
water pump started leaking, replaced 
82000 mi

US $110
Replaced right passenger side motor mount. Bad vibration with engine running and growling noise around right turns. 
103000 mi

US $40
Hesitant downshifting when coasting - replaced throttle position sensor that had clearly failed. Smoother acceleration and mild relief of shifting problem. Update: later fixed hesitation when found a bad plug wire. 
66000 mi

US $900
Clutch replaced 
53000 mi

US $457
car was misfiring and ignition coil and ignition wires replaced 
54000 mi

US $175
EGR tube had split by exhaust manifold, tube and gasket were replaced. Parts were purchased from Ford dealer by local shop. 
62000 mi

US $110
error code requiring fuel cap to be replaced 
70000 mi

US $260
motor mount needed to be replaced P0456 failure code 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

69002 mi

US $165
Thermostat housing and a temp sensor. 
95000 mi

US $900
Heat shield over cat was loose. Shield was removed as dealer suggested proper repair would have required a new cat. Throttle was sticking, particularly in cold weather, on tip-in. At open throttle (to any degree), sticking would not occur, but opening closed throttle would require abnormal force. Throttle body was dirty, system was cleaned. Heat failing to work initially, but root cause was sticking thermostat. Thermostat replaced. 
109000 mi Focus SVT decided that it was tired of being a car and would rather be a bonfire. It always had a flair for the dramatic. Totaled. 
136000 mi

US $1200
Thermostat housing cracked and leaking. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

77500 mi

C $65
Replaced valve cover gasket (dried out and minor leak) - self 
83880 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.... 
24000 mi Cooling Fan loose and cut hole in radiator causing leak of coolant (fixed under warranty) 
24500 mi Air Flow sensor defective FREE under warranty 
34000 mi

US $900
Ignition Lock defective unable to unlock 
70000 mi

US $250
Right Engine Mount broken 
98000 mi

US $98
Cracked and Leaking coolant expansion tank 
98825 mi Timing chain skipped timing on OHC, engine dead 
56000 mi

US $100
Went in for 60K service and brake issue. Dealership also diagnosed leaking cam cover gasket. 
152260 mi

C $200
Replaced leaking flex pipe. 
153760 mi

C $70
Replaced blown heater coolant tube (on top of radiator). 
34658 mi Fuel pump and sender replaced in response to check engine light coming on numerous occasions after refueling. Covered under warranty. 
43623 mi

C $221
To correct annoying rattle just over 3000 RPM, exhaust flex pipe replacement. This was an ongoing annoyance, just couldn't pinpoint the source. If I had made an issue sooner, would have been warranty. 
60636 mi

C $360
Ignition coil pack and connector failure. Limped to dealer on 2 cylinders. 
73780 mi

C $165
Rattling serpentine belt tensioner. Replaced by dealer. 
81220 mi

C $100
Engine vibration when cold only, Replace RH engine mount. Concern fixed. Tech also found RH axle center support Bearing worn; replaced at same time, paid one deductible. 
119040 mi

C $150
Regular maintenance, original egr valve went. easily replaced, made a big difference on my mpg. 
105000 mi

US $60
Thermostat housing cracked and leaked around o-ring. Thermostat housing replaced by owner. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

71000 mi

US $350
Ignition cylinder would not turn Locksmith installed aftermnarket because for replacement is same junk as original that broke. 
161000 mi

US $300
P0340 camshaft position sensor code. The root problem was a worn and wobbly crank pulley. The wobble caused an uneven crank pulse which the OBD software misinterpreted as a bad cam sensor. 

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2003 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

100000 mi

US $104
Replaced imrc vacuum selenoid 
102000 mi

US $30
Replaced rear motor mount 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

65000 mi Fixed coolant hose leak, thermostat leak, and leaking valve cover. 
81300 mi

US $500
Water pump impeller broke apart resulting in uncontrolled water temperature when driven, was able to drive short distances and shut off and cool down and make it to repair facility. 
40000 mi

US $95
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. 
60000 mi Junk plastic thermostat housing cracked again and had to be replaced. Replaced with another junk plastic thermostat housing.  
80000 mi

US $1352
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. 
60000 mi

US $2
An o-ring on the thermostat housing started leaking. I replaced the O-ring. 
66000 mi

US $65
Faulty 02 Sensor - Replaced 
110500 mi

US $50
Terrible misfire only under load. CEL did not show up until ~3 key cycles later. Bad coil connector, factory wiring was pulled too tight and broke, causing to run on 2 cylinders. Replaced connector and pigtail. Also replaced fuel filter. 
114000 mi

US $12
CEL for O2 sensor. Noticed broken wiring near O2 sensor connector. Connector was disassembled, wiring soldered and reassembled. No parts replaced. 
118500 mi CEL for O2 sensor slow response. Fixed by oil change (4000 mi since previous) 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

145-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

90000 mi

US $80
Check engine light would not turn off, mechanic cleaned throttle body. Check engine light came back on a month later. It pops on regularly 
90000 mi CEL issue not resolved. 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

70281 mi

US $245
Replaced Valve cover gasket. 
102000 mi

US $170
Thermostat would stay open and the car wouldn't get warm. 
109000 mi

US $200
Thermostat housing replaced 
117000 mi

US $120
Cooling System. The Coolant Return Tank, the Heater Hose Outlet, and the plastic screw for the radiator started leaking all within a month of each other. 
34500 mi Ignition key lock in the steering column broke and was repaired under warranty. 
108000 mi

US $150
Thermostat housing cracked and had to be replaced. 
108000 mi

US $310
leaking water pump 
127000 mi

US $150
Passenger side motor mount failed causing excessive vibration. 
182000 mi

US $28
Replaced ignition coil to correct intermittent misfire. 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

99000 mi

US $50
Thermostat housing was leaking. The seal between the plastic housing and the engine head was broken. 
116000 mi

US $50
Rear motor mount was bad 

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2003 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

48000 mi

US $60
Passenger motor mount defective. 
50000 mi

US $50
Replaced defective DDPFE valve, which controls EGR valve gases. 
58000 mi

US $110
Replaced faulty ignition coil pack. Also replaced rear transmission mount discovered to be defective while above repairs were made. 
146500 mi

US $380
I replaced the cat and put on a cat back exhaust. 
147000 mi

US $50
Replaced the oil pan. The old one had so much rust I was worried it might start leaking at any time. I replaced the flex pipe between the Cat and the Cat Back. 
160000 mi

US $320
Replaced starter. 

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2003 Ford Focus

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

73000 mi Coolant was leaking slowly out gasket on undercarriage. Gasket tightened. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

124000 mi broken motor mount 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

119000 mi

US $550
Car started to smoke while driving pulled over and had billowing white smoke from radiator fluid leaking all over the place. There was a broken plastic connector. 
132680 mi

C $800
replaced fuel pump and fuel filter 
155000 mi

US $60
crack in oil pan 
170000 mi

US $406
Oil pan gasket leaking. Had replaced. Valve cover gasket leaking. I replaced it. 
172000 mi

US $400
Water pump and serpentine belt replaced 
177500 mi

US $150
The OEM flex-tube header pipe had to be replaced. The hangers were broken and had to be repaired. 
187500 mi

US $260
Thermostat housing cracked. Major loss of coolant ensued. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

50840 mi

C $250
Leaking coolant through a crack in thermostat housing - replaced housing, also replaced thermostat at same time (precautionary, thermostat was original, 6 years old). 
55800 mi

C $650
Removed and replaced valved gasket cover. 
50840 mi

C $1000
Engine thermostat housing was leaking engine coolant, coolant not reaching heater, no heating in car. 
58900 mi

C $800
Most of the exhaust was replaced, except catalytic converter 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

89000 mi

US $50
Thermostat housing failed. Drained coolant, replaced thermostat housing, and flushed coolant system. 
105000 mi

US $400
Replaced leaking thermostat housing and thermostat. Replaced leaking valve cover gasket. 
188300 mi

US $500
The original Timing belt broke after 189,000. We had a good run. Luckily the Zetec in a non-interference engine so I was back up after one day in the shop. 
122000 mi

US $70
The thermostat housing began leaking moderately so I replaced it along with the water outlet. This seems to be a problem spot for Zetec engines. 
123000 mi

US $93
The cooling fan resistor shorted. Car would overheat when sitting idle for a few minutes. Fans come on when AC is going so that meant fuses and relays were fine. I replaced with OEM piece and also had to replace the pigtail connection. 
127000 mi

US $400
Clutch finally gave out. I personally replaced it along with the flywheel.  Also replaced upper and lower pan gaskets, rear main seal. 
137000 mi

US $100
PCV hose collapsed causing a blocked hose causing oil leakage through valve cover gasket. 
105000 mi

US $491
Car was running rough and sluggish and surging. Mechanic found burned ignition wire and related issues. 
120000 mi

US $450
#4 Ignition coil burned up. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

35417 mi

US $150
Fuel Pump replaced (cost estimated). 
48103 mi

US $300
HEGO Sensor (Heated Exhaust Gas Oxygen?) (Warranty - Cost Estimated). Valve Cover Gasket (Cost Estimated) 
80470 mi

US $50
Thermostat Housing and Thermostat Replaced - seepage. Known flaw, oil drips down on the plastic thermostat housing and expands the sealing O-Ring, causing the housing to crack and seep coolant. Best fix would be a Viton O-Ring or RTV. 
102925 mi

US $70
Coil Pack Module Replaced (mis-fire) 
109132 mi

US $138
Radiator Fan Resistor and Harness replaced - common of Focus - usually no sign of failure other than the fans no longer come on at low speed. 
114550 mi

US $50
Replaced Valve Cover Gasket - leaking 
115080 mi

US $113
Replaced all three motor mounts. Used AutoZone parts - bad decision. 
123200 mi

US $118
Replaced AutoZone motor mount with Ford part. 
125325 mi

US $80
Replaced failed AutoZone coil pack module with Ford part. 
129447 mi

US $10
Gates Tensioner 38188 Gates Pulley 36200 Only tensioner failed, but I figured I should change the pulley while I was doing it. Stant 10837 Was getting a pending P0456 code. New cap fixed it for a year or so, but pending code eventually came back. 
130330 mi

US $5
I was still having problems with the thermostat housing leaking. Since I had replaced it before and the old part wasn't bad, I decided to re-install the old part with some sealant on the housing. Ultimately, it didn't solve the issue. 
145960 mi

US $175
Coolant seep from radiator and heater hoses at housing in cold weather. R/R thermostat housing with early Focus housing (common failure item) and coolant tank (cloudy) and related hoses. Failure likely due to previous R/R of spring clamp. 
146860 mi

US $2
Replace PCV Valve for Oil Leakage, but the problem was actually the valve cover gasket. 
147832 mi

US $25
Replaced PCV elbow. The original 13-year old elbow cracked and broke when I replaced the PCV Valve earlier. Also replace the PCV valve with a Wells factory one. PCV rear hose was collapsed. Common Focus problem. Replaced hose. (Part came with PCV elbow and was included in previous price.) Replaced valve cover gasket to try and correct leak. Also replaced valve cover vent hose as preventive maintenance. Did not fix leak. Replaced leaking oil pressure switch - previously mis-diagnosed as oil pan gasket leak. 
148287 mi Removed and re-installed valve cover gasket - still leaking. 
150472 mi

US $2
Replaced plastic valve cover with used 1995 Contour valve cover, VS50460R Gasket and EC-757 Oil Cap to correct valve cover gasket leak. Minor leak at upper radiator pipe, not sure if hose or pipe. Removed spring clamp, cut portion of hose and replaced with worm clamp. Still leaks, will need to replace hoses. 
153988 mi

US $40
Replaced leaking lower radiator hose. Repair would have taken less time, but I had to use a Dremel to cut off one of the factory spring tension clamps. 
156237 mi

US $2
Added HEET to gas tank - car was having cold start issues. 
158600 mi Replaced high speed fan relay with spare. Radiator fan was not turning on. Fan motor was fine. Problem was not corrected. 
160141 mi

US $17
Replaced low speed relay. Fan still not coming on. 
122000 mi

US $310
MAF Sensor failure. 
63000 mi Thermostat housing loosened up leaking fluid tightened assembly. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

98000 mi

US $80
ENGINE RATTLES IN REVERSE. REPLACED BOTH FRONT ENGINE MOUNT AND REAR TRANSMISSION TORQUE STRUT. 
114000 mi

US $1050
Replace worn out timing belt and water pump. Replaced defective EGR tube. 
119000 mi

US $735
Cranks but doesn't start. STS replaced defective fuel pump. Found multiple cracks on the bottom of the coolant recovery tank that leak antifreeze. Not sure how the cracks were formed. There were no signs of impact of abrasions from the engine mount. Replaced with a new tank to stop coolant leaks. 
146795 mi

US $55
OBD P0125. Thermostat stuck open. Replaced thermostat and gaskets. Eng. temp.turned to normal. OBD P0125 cleared. 
158500 mi

US $80
Vibration during idle, replaced engine mount located on near the passenger side front fender. 
159000 mi

US $40
Engine vibrates and misfires and shown CEL P0300. Replace all (4) spark plugs and ignition wires. CEL and vibration/misfire cleared. 
162000 mi

US $68
CEL P0303 returned. Replaced ignition coil and clear CEL to see if it resolves the misfire issue. 
102000 mi

US $200
Air Intake hose developed a hole and needed replacing 
124029 mi

C $2000
valve train dropped - engine too expensive to repair. engine replacement recommended 
89000 mi

US $1000
Upper Motor Mount 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

124660 mi

C $50
cleaned MAF sensor as engine idle is erratic and engine stalls when going to a stop 
144000 mi

US $165
Replaced passenger side motor mount. Worn mount was transmitting engine vibration into the cabin. $80 
146500 mi

US $12
PCV hose deteriorated and collapsed. Replaced Hose 
161000 mi

US $250
Replaced fuel pump 
127000 mi

US $500
damage to evap line 

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2002 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

159000 mi

US $200
I recently had the DPFE and oxygen sensors replaced. 

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2002 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

80000 mi

US $150
Thermostat housing leaked. Valve cover gasket failed causing oil to hit the header and smoke. 
152000 mi

US $650
fuel pump 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

170-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

43000 mi

US $980
Intake Manifold Rudder Control (IMRC) and Actuator needed replacement. 
50000 mi

US $483
Engine light on. Diagnosed as O2 sensors. Both replaced. 
81000 mi

US $80
Thermostat housing lower plug leak. Plug removed, OEM washer replaced with new hi-temp washer. Apparently this is common on the Focus SVT, not sure about other Focus models. 
135000 mi

US $200
There was horrible vibration in the cabin and steering wheel. Replacing the motor mounts fixed it. Ford OEM ONLY! The cheap ones I tried first did not work, the Ford OEM eliminated the vibrations. 
135000 mi

US $20
Spark plug channel was full of oil, valve cover gasket was leaking. Ordered a Ford OEM gasket and replaced it. No more leak! 
41000 mi

US $200
Valve Cover Gasket replaced. Caused leading into spark plug reservior. 
51000 mi

US $200
Broken pin on ECU harness. Loss of power under load. Pin replaced and harness repaired. 
52000 mi Check Engine Light illuminated for lean condition. Shop reset light and added injector cleaner to fuel. Light came back on 2 days later. 
52000 mi

US $250
Upstream HEGO Sensor replaced. 2nd time in 12 months.  
76880 mi

C $30
Thermostat housing plug. Rubber seal breaks down from heat and coolant will start leaking. New Thermostat does away with the plug. Common problem for SVT Focus. 
63240 mi

C $850
Variable manifold actuator and cable. 
107260 mi

C $350
coolant leak- thermostat housing and thermostat replaced, pressure tested. 
74000 mi

US $31
Cooling fan failure. 
75000 mi Blown heater hose. 
108000 mi

US $500
Dual Stage Intake Controller. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

110000 mi

US $38
Passenger-side hydraulic motor mount leaking fluid. Replaced myself in 35 minutes for less than $40. 
115000 mi

US $60
I installed two new motor mounts. 
69000 mi

US $120
new ignition switch (original has weak internals now) Specialist auto-key guy came to house and installed new barrel - uses same key thankfully. 
77000 mi

US $1300
top end oil leak (new valve gasket); front suspension work: new strut bushes (mounting bearings) and link; New timing V-belt (service item.)New engine rear mounting. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

48360 mi

C $850
Replaced ignition and had an new electronic key "cut." They started with a new key, but that apparently wasn't the problem - seems something was wrong with the ignition...$850 later...it works again. 
53000 mi

C $600
A plug in the engine block heater (never use it) corroded and "fell out" which drained all of the coolant out of my car and the engine shut down ASAP. Independent repair shop removed the block heater, tested the engine, etc. It runs fine. 

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2002 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

80000 mi

US $980
Several repairs to the entire cooling system, including a new fan, thermostat, wires that were melted from overheating, hoses, etc. Many of the parts replaced were parts that had been replaced within past 3 years prior due to same issue 
80000 mi

US $160
Faulty EGR valve and DPFE sensor had to be tested and replaced Replaced leaking valve cover gasket 
190000 mi

US $865
I had oil in my coolant resevoir and found I needed to have my head gasket changed. 

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2001 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

107500 mi

US $350
Changed timing belt, timing tensioner, and water pump 
127000 mi

US $75
Radiator hose blew. Had replaced. 

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2001 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

112000 mi

US $650
Leaking gasket where thermostat connects to engine block. Leaking valve cover gasket. 
228000 mi

US $50
Serpentine Belt 

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2001 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

61000 mi

US $446
Coolant leak. 
100200 mi

US $50
Fuel pump needed replacement and was covered under factory bulletin 03N01.  Dealer said that DPFE sensor and pcv hose also needed replacement for $400, but I replaced them myself for about $50. 
125000 mi

US $200
Car stalls and will not idle after warmed up on a highway on a warm/hot day. May stall on deceleration, or at stop. Annoying and potentially dangerous. So far replace PCV valve, throttle body, throttle position sensor. 
81000 mi

US $1470
Fuel system problems - fuel pump, fuel rail pressure sender were replace. Plugs and fuel filter also replaced. Oxy sensors replace by independent shop for considerably less than dealer price. 
101700 mi

US $130
Rough idle and misfiring cylinder. Replaced bad ignition coil. Replace spark plug wires too. 
120300 mi

US $145
Broken fuel pressure regulator. 
118420 mi

C $40
exhaust hangers rusted 
102280 mi

C $450
Replaced Fuel Pump in June was defective. Replacement also defective replacing second tomorrow 

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2001 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

70680 mi Fuel pump replaced by dealer - service bulletin, no cost to me. But 2 wks earlier car stalled, wouldn't start. Had it towed to local garage, car started fine when it got there, charged me $157 for "diagnose problem & replace fuel filter". 
103580 mi

C $25
Front exhaust pipe was old and rusted - broke apart from flex pipe. Mechanic put in a small piece of pipe and welded it. A temporary fix - will have the flex pipe and front exhaust replaced next month. 
105400 mi

C $550
Front exhaust and flex pipe replaced (mechanic did a temporary welding fix during a previous visit), $400. 
108500 mi

C $210
Thermostat sticking open, according to mechanic (temp gauge often stays near cold after a lot of driving, even on hot days). No parts available locally - ordered in from another city. Car runs fine but gas mileage is really bad. New thermostat installed. Metal-on-metal squealing sound near alternator - mechanic removed alternator, sound was coming from a vibrating pulley underneath. Cleaned and lubed everything, noise not as bad, but still there - decided to live with it. 
117460 mi

C $300
Straps that hold gas tank in place had to be replaced (one completely broken and the other heading that way). Clunking noise from rear when going over bumps (separate from noise caused by sway bar bushings at the front). 
121520 mi Cam shaft broke. Was not worth fixing. Am keeping the car for parts. Bought another focus wagon (2003). 
146000 mi

US $30
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket 
158300 mi

US $30
Replaced leaking Water pump inlet tube 
170300 mi

US $65
Replaced collapsed pcv tube 
196000 mi

US $80
Replaced thermostat housing 

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2001 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

83080 mi

C $234
Replace the leaking thermostat housing 
402700 mi

US $400
Engine lacked power. Replaced engine with dyno tested engine. 
179000 mi

US $45
replaced engine mount 

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2001 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

127300 mi

US $12
Heater hose outlet pipe, aka water pipe, cracked and sprayed coolant when operating temperature reached. The crack was hard to see, but very easy to replace. The pipe sits on top of the radiator. 
136500 mi

US $30
Valve cover gasket was no longer sealing, and oil was pooling in spark plug wells. New gasket from Amazon replaced easily. 
137000 mi

US $200
Fuel Pump and Fuel Pressure Sensor would lose fuel pressure. Car would have major difficulty starting and would idle and run roughly. Replaced pump first and problem persisted, so sensor replaced next on advice of Ford repair technician. 
140000 mi

US $40
Thermostat housing was cracked again. This is the third replacement in 140,000 miles. Paid $40 for Dorman housing and thermostat online. 
140000 mi

US $78
Replaced Ignition Coil. Car was idling somewhat roughly for a month or two, then the CEL came on and it was very rough and lost power under acceleration. Engine code was very specific. I believe this was the first replacement of the coil. 
155000 mi

US $30
PCV valve replaced, vaccuum elbow broke during replacement, rubber grommet replaced 
56000 mi

US $430
Thermostat was stuck and coolant was leaking which caused the vehicle to start overheating and put itself into Limp-home mode. 
59000 mi

US $1400
Previously was told it was a sticking thermostat, but during that first visit to the dealer, too many obstacles and traffic led to the car overheating, which may have caused other cooling system failures. 
75500 mi

US $13
Car would stall when in Neutral, or Park once warmed up. After some searching, I suspected the PCV Valve was bad, and letting oil into the intake manifold. Replaced part in 5 min, runs perfect now. 
12000 mi

US $1500
The engine blew after about an hour of heavy traffic driving. After taking the engine apart I found that the #4 cylinder had the valve seat burst into pieces and broke the cylinder walls as well as the piston rod. 
89000 mi

US $300
Rotate Tires All Cooling hoses replaced Serpentine Belt Replaced Spark Plugs replaced Spark Plug Wires Replaced Coolant Flush 

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2001 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

152000 mi

US $500
Had to finally have the clutch replaced. 
103000 mi

US $400
fixed faulty sensor (the Check Engine light came on) 

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2001 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

91760 mi

$165
Coolant leaking from Thermostat housing and Heater Hose Outlet Tube, also water pump noising. All three parts replaced. 
91760 mi Ignition key system repaired (key starting to get stuck). Brief stumble at stop lights. Drive belt pulley & tensioner changed. Three motor mounts replaced. Stumble better but still there. 
113700 mi

US $810
Check engine light. O2 sensors and catalytic converter replaced. Problem fixed. 
119000 mi

US $300
Replace idler pulley and belt 

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2001 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

45000 mi

US $1600
Damage from below vehicle broke radiator mounts and damaged radiator. Also, head gasket replaced 

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2001 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

73300 mi

US $400
Thermostat housing cracked & was leaking coolant. Replaced thermostat housing, thermostat, and coolant. 
75000 mi Fuel pump went kaput for real this time. Donated car to charity rather than fixing. 
110305 mi

US $494
Replaced ignition coil, Fuel injection power flush Tune up performed 
120956 mi

US $73
Cooling hose replaced 

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2001 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

121000 mi

US $80
Coolant hose split, and had to be fabricated and replaced. Fabrication was less expensive than replacing original part. Check engine light - replaced EGR and controls. Check engine light returned, and car will be brought back in to replace O2 sensor and tune up. 
122000 mi

US $150
Replaced (front) O2 Sensor from earlier repair. Repaid diagnostic. Car idles smoothly, drives with no major vibrations. Check engine light has not returned. 
97000 mi failed engine mount 
129000 mi

US $40
aftermarket serpentine belt tensioner failed after 20k miles 
145000 mi

US $200
throttle position sensor wore out. Specific and unique replacement part not available from Ford, had to buy new TPS and throttle body. 
153300 mi

US $50
well known thermostat housing failure causing slow coolant leak. 
167000 mi

US $100
pcv oil separator leak 
173000 mi

US $70
ignition coil replaced 
175000 mi

US $450
replaced exhaust from the cat back 
116000 mi

US $145
Replaced DPFE sensor. Replaced coolant manifold, thermostat housing, and thermostat. 
114000 mi

US $220
COOLANT BOTTLE - Leaking coolant out cracks and seams in the coolant bottle. Bottle was very deteriorated, cracked, not holding coolant. ENGINE MOUNT - The engine mount was replaced. Bubble of liquid in mount was popped and engine was thought to be cause of clunking noises. 
115000 mi

US $150
VALVE COVER GASKET - Engine oil was running out of the engine. Not just dripping. Valve cover gasket was replaced and the oil leak has stopped 
118700 mi

US $150
TENSIONER PULLEY - Driving down the road, steering became difficult, car was overheating, and many service lights came on. Tensioner Pulley was in two pieces. 
120000 mi

US $75
THERMOSTAT AND RUBBER SEAL - Coolant bottle was always empty. Never a puddle under car. Themostat and rubber seal were replaced and now coolant level remains constant. 
114000 mi

US $220
Check Engine Light. EGR code. Replaced controller. Problem returned, have appointment with Ford Dealer on 4/17. 
116000 mi

US $232
Check engine light on. Jerking at 45 mph and under. Replaced faulty delta pressure sensor, part of EGR system. 
125000 mi

US $235
Ignition lock would not turn. Replaced lock cylinder. 
161000 mi

US $160
Noisy exhaust Replaced exhaust pipe 

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2001 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

93000 mi

US $290
Key would not turn in ignition. 
145000 mi Cooling fans not working. Two motor mounts broke. 

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2001 Ford Focus 2-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

60000 mi

US $75
Fuel Pump failure. This was covered by Ford under a advisory recall. 
64000 mi

US $50
Stuck thermostat. Also replaced serpentine belt. 
122000 mi

US $200
Change thermostat housing. 
123000 mi

US $100
throttle pedal stuck in the floor, changed throttle cable 
123000 mi

US $200
Changed thermostat housing. 
123000 mi

US $100
Ignition lock stuck. Cylinder replaced. 

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2001 Ford Focus

4-cylinder manual 2WD

192000 mi

US $80
Idler pulley bearing seized up. Replaced bearing pulley assy and belt.  
208000 mi

US $100
timing belt slipped, running rougher then quitting altogether. cost of repair-$500 to $800- basically equals cost of car so I junked it. 

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2000 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

192000 mi

US $255
coil pack 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

101680 mi loose engine mounts, leaking oil pan, 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

159000 mi

US $1200
Head gasket leaking oil 
172000 mi

US $475
Rough idle, poor combustion. Replaced coil, wires, plugs, anr wire harness. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

140700 mi

US $400
Repl spark plug and related items. 
156000 mi

US $500
Engine mounts were breaking and needed to be replaced. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

157000 mi

US $20
Heater hose outlet tube leaking. 
135000 mi

US $50
Replaced both motor mounts 
138000 mi

US $30
Replaced the cylinder head temperature sensor 
147000 mi

US $250
Spark plug blew out 
120000 mi

US $100
replace vacuum hose 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

59000 mi

US $200
Plastic coolant tank developed hole causing leak. 
59700 mi

US $720
Plastic Coolant tank. The first shop, as it turned out, put a used coolant bottle instead of the brand new one they charged us for. I wrote a letter to Ford about this dealership. Engine crankcase gasket leaked. 
68000 mi

US $725
Engine mounts were collapsed. They were replaced by dealer. 
240000 mi

US $75
MAF Sensor replaced Timing Belt 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

85000 mi

US $1100
Check Light On - Bad Idle Air Control Unit 
150000 mi

US $150
Engine ignition coil had low/no voltage on cylinder #3. Giving a cylinder #3 misfire code. 
163000 mi

US $250
Car was not idling well, dieing, several mechanics told me they couldn't pinpoint the problem. This shop told me I had a broken fuel rail sensor. After this $250 repair still had problems and they coulnd't figure out what was wrong. 
163000 mi 2 wks after shop cldn't fix problem and day before another mechanic was to look at it I started my car threw a rod=toast was told it started with the timing being off which caused the comptr to work hard to try to fix and caused other mech 

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2000 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

110-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

150000 mi

US $134
engine lite remains on 
151000 mi engine light 
192000 mi

US $1345
First replacement of exhaust system components since I bought the car in 2000 - yep 193,000 miles on the original exhaust system. 
207000 mi Most likely a piston wrist pin broke when starting the car. My mechanic said the piston in cylinder #2 was not moving. Car is totaled as repair costs far exceed the value. RIP Ford Focus. You were a GREAT car. 
91000 mi Car would not start. Mechanic said engine had died and that I needed to replace it. 

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2000 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

154000 mi Head gasket failing. Exhaust in the coolant and dripping oil. Decided not to repair due to $1,000 estimate. 
114000 mi

US $84
Heat shield causes severe rumble in car when cold Tried to have diagnosed,but nothing was done We are taking back this week 
117000 mi

US $700
Fuel pump failure, probably was cause of rough idle during cold start. 
108000 mi

US $100
Coolant hose burst, leaving me stranded on the highway. 2nd time in 5 weeks for this turd! Hose cost $50 just for the part. 
177000 mi Stalling problem when sold. 

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2000 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

71300 mi

C $100
Replaced valve cover gasket 
73780 mi

C $80
thermostat housing/gasket leak. online replacement instructions followed, easy peasy. 
72225 mi

US $258
Repaired leaking thermostat housing 
86581 mi

US $199
Replaced valve cover gasket 
98632 mi

US $560
Replaced leaking bypass hose & thermostat 
102085 mi

US $500
Replace leaking radiator & hoses 
105181 mi

US $366
Replaced 2 engine mounts 
121828 mi

US $608
Replaced 2 motor mounts Replaced leaking water pump 
168300 mi

C $40
thermostat stayed open. We change it. 
174220 mi

C $800
over flow line of the gas tank changed. 
181660 mi

C $30
radiator fan pop off is notches and was dragged on the asphalt for some time ! found a use one for 30$ 
184760 mi

C $40
leak in one of the junction... 
186620 mi

C $50
bering of the pulley of the driving belt was seize : burned the belt... 
83000 mi

US $200
Replace fuel sensor. 
97000 mi

US $400
Ignition cylinder replacement. Key could not be fully inserted and would not turn. 
171300 mi

US $200
a plastic piece that connect cooling hoses got cracked. 

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2000 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

130-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

168000 mi Stalling issue when sold. 

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2000 Ford Focus 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

130000 mi

US $400
Replaced PCV valve due to some oil coming out. Replaced manifold gasket due to 130K of compression...ie oil beginning to leak through rubber gasket. 

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2000 Ford Focus 2-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

39000 mi

US $230
Cheap plastic thermostat housing cracked and leaked out all the coolant causing the engine to overheat. The car only has 39K miles on it, things like that should never happen on a car with that low mileage. 

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