2006 Ford Focus Engine Problems

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2006 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

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

Other (4%)

Chart based on 123 repairs.

2006 Ford Focus engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (6%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (59%)

< $100 (26%)

Chart based on 34 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

18600 mi Issue with fuse box and fuel pump relay. 

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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

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

148000 mi

US $78
rear torque mount 
60000 mi

US $50
Burning oil smell. Running an oil consumption test. 
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 
37000 mi

US $570
alternator failed and was replaced 
61000 mi

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

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2006 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

140000 mi Secondary emissions air pump failed. Replaced under PZEV 150,000 mile warranty by Ford dealer. 

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2006 Ford Focus Engine Problems

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