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2005 Ford Focus Problems and Repair Histories

122 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Ford Focus. 50 of these members (41%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 147 repairs to 2005 Ford Focuses--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Ford Focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Ford Focus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 Ford Focus problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2005 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

19% of the 2005 Ford Focus repairs were to the engine, 5% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 20% to the suspension, 37% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 5% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 147 repairs.

2005 Ford Focus repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Ford Focus repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 27% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 14% between $500 and $999, 2% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 104 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2005 Ford Focus problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 15500    
19220 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 12000    
26000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007    
0 Front swaybar links replaced 
31000 0 Idle control valve replaced 
36000 79 Replaced broken air deflector that covers lower right radiator hoses. Ignition lock cylinder replaced; key would not turn in ignition to start car. 
113000  

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 19220    
19840 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 35000    
52000 25 Replaced a burnt out blinker bulb. 
66000 621 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 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 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. 
105000 525 The alternator began to stop charging the battery. Nearby Midas shop was able to get one quickly and replace it the same morning. 
128000 285 Check engine light came on. Had to replace 2 O2 sensors. 
137000 715 Replaced alternator. 
145000  

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2005 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 33000    
35000 0 Leather on drivers seat cracking. Ordered seat cover 
40000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 25000    
29000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2007 39000    
47000 519 Brake drums and pads were replaced. The original drums were out of spec. 
48000 100 Two kick down bands in the transmission sheared off. The bands were replaced under warranty. 
 

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