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2005 Ford Focus Repair Histories

128 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2005 Ford Focus. 50 of these members (39.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 169 repairs to 2005 Ford Focuses--an average of 1.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 169 repairs.

2005 Ford Focus repair cost distribution

Chart based on 110 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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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2007 - Aug 2009
19220 mi   Center console armrest broke off pivot by owner. Decided not to have it fixed at dealer due to cost estimate being high. Decided to try fix myself first. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
26000 mi   Both tail light signals went haywire.  

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Alberta, Canada
May 2007 - Oct 2007
8990 mi   Trunk would not release with key fob or with dash button. Had to use key. Repaired under warranty. Works fine now. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2014
25557 mi   Front swaybar links replaced 
30100   Idle control valve replaced 
36000 US $79 Replaced broken air deflector that covers lower right radiator hoses. Ignition lock cylinder replaced; key would not turn in ignition to start car. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
19840 mi   Air Conditioner tensioner rattling, berring shot. Service guy did not think it was a problem. I called over one the mechanics who indentified problem in 30 seconds. This was after they had my car all day. Had to go back for another appointment to have fix Fixed air conditioner tensioner. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2014
52000 mi US $25 Replaced a burnt out blinker bulb. 
66000   Replaced front right drive axle due to boot leak. Possibly was due to hitting a curb as wheel showed damage also but did not leak air. I would have remembered hitting a curb that hard so I suspect another family member did it but would not fess up. 
89000   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   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. 
105000   The alternator began to stop charging the battery. Nearby Midas shop was able to get one quickly and replace it the same morning. 
128000   Check engine light came on. Had to replace 2 O2 sensors. 
137000   Replaced alternator. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2008
35000 mi   Leather on drivers seat cracking. Ordered seat cover 
40000   Replaced leather seat cover. Oil change. Lubricated shift linkage, hard to shift into 1st gear. 

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2005 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2011
29000 mi   rear hatch would not close unless door was slammed otherwise hatch would bounce off striking plate. problem was found to be a faulty hatch lacthing mechanism. replaced under warranty 

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2005 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
47000 mi US $519 Brake drums and pads were replaced. The original drums were out of spec. 
48000   Two kick down bands in the transmission sheared off. The bands were replaced under warranty. 

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