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2005 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (19%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 193 repairs.

2005 Ford Focus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (25%)

Chart based on 122 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

Engine not specified

Ford Focus in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

108000 mi

US $1100
dash gauge went dead, radio flashed Low Batt and went dead, car surged too dangerously to drive, then went dead. replaced battery, alternator, serpentine belt, antifreeze. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2009 - Oct 2014
May 2009

45260 mi

C $380
exhaust shield rattling since 60k km low oil pressure, low batt light flickering on. Found faulty ground in rear hatch harness. Not replaced due to high cost 
Nov 2009

50840 mi

C $800
Front brakes repaired only. 
Mar 2010

57040 mi

C $100
Fix of rattle heard during idle when listening outside the car. Concerned of an engine problem, finally discovered as a vibrating heatshield hitting the exhaust manifold. Shield was bent. Mechanic repaired by unbending and refastening it. 
Nov 2010

65720 mi

C $300
front suspension links changed 
Jan 2013

76040 mi

C $200
Internal short causing quick batt. discharge. typical of Focus SW, rear hatch harness shorted. 
Jun 2013

76880 mi

C $50
damaged side light (from a block of ice) + internal short diagnostic (no side door locks work):no success yet.. 
Sep 2013

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.. 
Oct 2014

81220 mi
Never located short. Used a small battery charger. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2013
Jul 2010

75000 mi

US $280
Front pads and rotors replaced, alignment. 
Feb 2011

86500 mi

US $116
worn RF sway bar link 
Jun 2011

94000 mi

US $220
Replaced left front sway bar link and left front tie rod end. 
Oct 2011

100000 mi

US $500
Replaced front struts and rear shocks. When attempting to do alignment mechanic could not adjust rear. Adjusting bolt was seized up on left rear control arm. Only way to remove was to cut off control arm and replace. 
Mar 2012

112000 mi

US $115
Right stabilizer link replaced for 2nd time, also checked for other snapping, clunking noise (loud) coming from front end. Could not determine where it was coming from. 
Ford Focus in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2007 - Aug 2009
Oct 2008

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. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Jul 2010 - May 2013
Nov 2010

111000 mi

US $160
Intermittent position on wiper switch not working - relay replaced. 
Feb 2011

115000 mi

US $175
sway bar links replaced 
Jun 2011

120000 mi

US $350
Ignition would not go into lock position, transmission shifter did not go fully into Park. Ignition lock cylinder rebuilt, transmission linkage adjusted on 2nd trip. Problem solved. 2nd trip was gratis. 
Sep 2011

125000 mi

US $25
Exhaust hanger at muffler broke: repaired/rewelded at dealer. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

105000 mi

US $260
Rear right (passenger) side wheel bearing went bad and made lots of noise. Two hours labor plus parts for repair. 
Jul 2013

106000 mi

US $50
Recharged the air conditioning. It was barely cooling. 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Dec 2015
Dec 2009

85000 mi

US $650
Fuel pump replaced 
Jun 2010

87000 mi

US $130
Electric tailgate latch replaced 
Sep 2010

89000 mi

US $100
Turn rotors, replace anti-rattle clips 
Apr 2011

94000 mi

US $25
Headlight dimmer switch repaired--stuck on high beam so headlights burned out 
Jun 2011

97000 mi

US $400
Replaced front sway bars and rear shocks. 
Nov 2011

105000 mi

US $470
Alternator replaced along with original serpentine belt 
Aug 2012

115500 mi

US $100
Replaced engine mount 
Jan 2013

119000 mi

US $55
Faulty headlamp socket replaced 
Jul 2013

125000 mi

US $40
Replaced both taillight sockets and modified taillight housings with a Dremel tool due to heat from the lamps warping the housings, causing the sockets to freeze inside and become inoperative. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Sep 2009 - Jul 2015
Oct 2009

58000 mi

US $300
pads replaced in rear drums; unevenly worn front left tire caused front to rear tire swap; suspension realigned 
Dec 2009

62000 mi
Rear electric defroster not working; mech. traced short, and got it working. After one or two days, it stopped working again. Mech. fixed problem; no cost, but no explanation of fix. 2 wks later, it has stopped working again! Have Not yet sched. job. 
Jan 2011

102000 mi

US $10
Tailgate license plate lights: poor weather sealing-awash with salt/road water; plastic bracket in tailgate has broken two of three brass-in-plastic bolts; bulb terminals BADLY corroded, 1 completely gone VERY FLIMSY DESIGN: LIGHTS ARE OUT 
May 2011

110000 mi

US $450
"Accumulator" in AC system required replacement; works fine now. 
Aug 2011

116000 mi

US $336
Bad ball joint Stabilizer link(s) replaced. Second time since purchase! 
Apr 2012

131000 mi

US $413
The top brackets that secure the struts were rattling, and needed to be replaced. As an aside, the stabilizer links have had to be replaced twice on this car, once because of hitting a bump in the road. My Fords:'glass jaws' suspensions. 
Oct 2012

142000 mi

US $100
Master control switch for power windows replaced 
Jul 2013

158500 mi

US $200
The center dial for climate control- direction of vented air- is not working properly. A mechanical cable and another part were ordered, and I expect the repairs to take another day (1 + 1 more will = 2 days). 
Aug 2013

161000 mi

US $70
Two dials are "frozen" - dials will not turn. The temperature dial and the selector dial. This is a continuation of a prior condition/repair. Mechanic suspects the problem is farther down in the plenum. 
Sep 2013

165000 mi

US $714
Replaced front left wheel bearing Replaced alternator 
Jan 2014

172700 mi

US $170
The license plate lamp at the rear of my Focus wagon has been a problem for years. Poor design allowed salty water to collect in the socket. I switched to LED circuits twice before they failed. Ford now has replacement kit for problem. 
Sep 2014

187000 mi

US $335
Ball joint replaced. Replaced axle shaft 
Oct 2014

188300 mi

US $296
Rear door on driver's side has failed again: won't latch. Part ordered during ball joint repair. 
Mar 2015

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. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Colorado, United States
Mar 2009 - Jan 2010
May 2009

48000 mi

US $80
New front brake pads. 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Sep 2010 - Oct 2013
Oct 2010

68320 mi

US $37
Replaced instrument cluster housing due to scratches on clear plastic Replaced stabilizer bar end links (both sides) 
Jan 2012

88300 mi

US $270
Diagnosing problem of bad ignition coil. Then I purchased coil myself and installed myself 
Feb 2013

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. 
Oct 2013

97000 mi

US $50
The engine will not idle. This is still a work in progress. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2013 - Jan 2016
Feb 2013

186000 mi

US $100
I could hear a noise. Car felt like I was driving on snow/ice, on DRY pavement. Mechanic found driver rear bearing failed. Wow.. 186000 miles and a bearing failed. sheesh... I couldn't get 200000? (joking) I Love This CAR! ... Very Reliable! 
Mar 2013

192200 mi

US $170
Right Outer TieRod and Oil/Filter Change, all wheel alignment. Nice ride. I LOVE THIS CAR! 
Oct 2013

205500 mi

US $150
Replaced the rear rotors, pads, and the front pads. The OEM lugnuts were in poor condition.I have 16 new. Total cost for pads, rotors, lugs $150.Self Install. Next brake job,replacing calipers& front rotors. Semi-Metallic Pads. Need 2 Tires. 
Dec 2014

234000 mi

US $65
Both front sway bar linkage(s) were replaced for a reasonable fee. 
May 2015

245000 mi

US $15
Hood latch needed replaced. - changed oil. Still running great after 244,444 miles. No mechanical problems to report.  The cable for the vent/floor/defrost selector needs replaced next payday (If I can remember) I love this car!!! 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2013
Oct 2009

100000 mi

US $15
Burned out headlight. Replaced both myself. Due to very little room to work under hood, took over an hour and multiple scratches on hands. 
Nov 2010

114000 mi

US $350
Front wheel bearings. 
Jan 2011

116000 mi
Front wheel bearings. 
Jun 2011

120000 mi

US $540
MacPherson struts replaced 
Feb 2013

136000 mi

US $360
New alternator. Seals for cam. 
Ford Focus in Iowa, United States
May 2007 - Oct 2010
Jun 2010

84000 mi

US $80
Replace window switch for driver's side window. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

26000 mi
Both tail light signals went haywire.  
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Jan 2005 - Mar 2010
Jul 2005

3200 mi
Multi-Disc changer jammed, replaced under warranty. 
Nov 2008

37000 mi

US $376
Clutch and flywheel replacement due to early failure, covered 75% under warranty. 
Feb 2009

45000 mi

US $100
Both front sway bar end links failed. 
Ford Focus in Iowa, United States
Nov 2008 - May 2011
Dec 2008

39000 mi

US $137
Anti-sway bar links were worn out and needed replaced. 
Jul 2009

47000 mi

US $421
Returning problem of the AC intake manifold hose leaking. Second time this has occured first time occurred under warranty. 
Feb 2010

57000 mi

US $160
Focus wear on the brakes, front pads were gone and front rotors had warped. Replaced all four rotors and pads with aftermarket. 
Sep 2010

71000 mi

US $500
Carrier bearing. Passenger wheel bearing. 
Feb 2011

78000 mi

US $102
While returning from Florida, rear brake calipers seized up destroying pads and rotors. Calipers were freed up to work again. 
Apr 2011

81000 mi

US $161
Front brake rotors warped, unable to turn due to being drilled and slotted. New pads, rotors and brake flush done. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

90000 mi

US $300
Alternator needed replacement. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Aug 2007 - Sep 2014
Aug 2007

25557 mi
Front swaybar links replaced 
Nov 2007

30100 mi
Idle control valve replaced 
Apr 2008

36000 mi

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. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
Jun 2012

68000 mi

US $200
O2 sensor replaced. 
Dec 2014

91000 mi

US $120
Senor 
Ford Focus in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2008 - Dec 2015
Dec 2010

40000 mi

US $1600
Transmission "hanging up" in first, abruptly shifting into 2nd, other gears normal, shop said problem caused by failure of seal between engine and transmission 
May 2011

43500 mi

US $3
Accessory port failed, fuse replaced 
Jan 2013

60000 mi

US $200
Emission control sensor 
Jun 2014

70000 mi

US $900
Band broke which controls 2 and 4 speed in auto trans 
Mar 2015

77000 mi
Fan switch failed, replaced 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2015
Apr 2009

88000 mi

US $83
The front sway bar bushing was loose. It was making a "crunching" noise when the car was turned. The dealer repositioned the bushing. The noise is gone.  
Jan 2010

98000 mi

US $240
The seal on the inside of the driver's side rear door came loose. It was put back into place by the dealer. (The amount for the repair listed above included an oil change and tire rotation.) Replacement of the right rear brake light/turn signal. The door ajar light kept coming on, even when the doors were all shut. The sensor was replaced. 
May 2010

106000 mi

US $359
The car's air conditioining needed to be recharged. This was done by the dealership. It marked the first time that the air conditioning needed to be recharged since the car was bought brand-new in November 2004. 
Jun 2011

127000 mi

US $110
The light bulb behind the speedometer was replaced.  The fuse for the power outlet was replaced. 
Aug 2011

132000 mi

US $3
The car would not shift out of park. This refers to the transmission shift lever, not the transmission itself. A brake light fuse was replaced, and the transmission shift selector now works. 
Sep 2012

154000 mi

US $80
The car would not shift out of park. This refers to the transmission shift lever, not the transmission itself. A brake light fuse was replaced, and the transmission shift selector now works. 
Jan 2013

164000 mi

US $80
The fuse for the brake lights burned out again. This prevents the car from being shifted out of park. 
Jun 2013

167000 mi

US $50
The rubber strip on the inside of the passenger side rear door opening was coming loose. The dealer reattached the trim. 
Feb 2014

182000 mi

US $900
The alternator needed to be replaced. As a result of the alternator failure, the battery and battery cable also had to be replaced. 
Jan 2015

201300 mi

US $504
The passenger's side rear-wheel bearing needed replaced. This, in turn, required work on the rear brakes. The weather stripping around the rear passenger side door was reattached. 
Feb 2015

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. 
Jun 2015

209000 mi

US $90
A bracket holding the exhaust pipe had broken. This was causing the car to rattle. The bracket was replaced. 
Ford Focus in Georgia, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

152000 mi

US $3029
TRANSMISSION REBUILD! Cooling fans went out. Sensor replaced. 
Ford Focus in Delaware, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Oct 2012

121000 mi
door handles stick so i sprayed some lube in/on them. 
Sep 2013

146000 mi

US $150
replaced a/c condenser and accumulator small coolant hose was leaking 
Nov 2013

148000 mi

US $110
replaced passenger-side engine mount-- a common failure point for these vehicles. 
Jan 2014

150000 mi

US $126
tension pulley was weak, letting belt slip. 
Mar 2014

152000 mi

US $192
alternator started making grinding noises, and only charging occasionally. 
Ford Focus in Connecticut, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

103000 mi

US $674
Replaced transmission mount to fix vibration, but this made it worse. Told needed engine mount, decide to trade car. 
Ford Focus in Alberta, Canada
May 2007 - Oct 2007
Mar 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 South Carolina, United States
- Jun 2010
Jun 2010

40000 mi
Dealer had to repair loose Airbag sensor on Drivers side. Covered under warranty of used car. 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Apr 2009 - May 2013
Jul 2009

39680 mi

C $100
Wiring harness assembly for hatchback needed replacement due to short, rendering brakelights inoperable. Cost for parts and labour was $440.00 which was covered by extended warranty, less $100 deductible. 
Jul 2010

48980 mi

C $154
Creaking noise from rear suspension - bushings were replaced 
Apr 2012

63640 mi

C $256
Rear wheel bearing needed replacement Relay for reverse indicator lights failed - replaced. License Plate light failed - assembly was replaced 
Apr 2013

71920 mi

C $100
Heater fan bearings failed - replaced under extended warranty. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Oct 2014
May 2009

29760 mi

C $60
Car very hard to start when cold. 
Jul 2010

42540 mi

C $200
Brake pads worn and needed replacement. 
Apr 2012

63700 mi

C $500
Worn driveshaft bearing. Worn front sway bar links. 
Mar 2013

75640 mi
Muffler hanger broke resulting in muffler hanging by exhaust pipe. Replaced hanger with clothes hanger. 
Feb 2014

87420 mi
Parking brake won't hold car. Cables diagnosed as stretched. Did not repair at time. 
Jul 2014

90900 mi

C $730
Parking brake cables fixed when rear brakes replaced. Plus oil change. Total $730. Front sway bar links. 
Sep 2014

93000 mi

C $100
Rust repair 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2014
May 2009

46000 mi
Cruise will not activate periodically. Cruise control module replaced, but problem remains. 
Jun 2009

46000 mi
Second unsuccessful repair trip for cruise control. 
Jul 2009

46250 mi
Cruise Control Module replaced 
Aug 2009

48000 mi

US $350
Front wheel bearings had gone out 
Jan 2010

50300 mi
Dead battery- battery cables were also corroded and new battery did not work initially 
Nov 2011

61000 mi

US $400
Two engine mounts replaced 
Dec 2012

65000 mi

US $290
Upper engine mount had worn out 
Sep 2014

70000 mi

US $220
Control switch for driver power window was replaced; all four windows were not operating from driver's controls Clutch issue never resolved, however we did find out what was causing it: although the clutch was not engaged, the pedal was occasionally sagging enough to fool the cruise control unit that it was. Just had to lift the pedal up a little with my foot. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jan 2016
Nov 2015

97300 mi

C $350
Replaced worn out brake rotors and pads. Front link kits. 
Jan 2016

97960 mi

C $750
Wheel started wobbling on long highway trip, and ABS/traction control warning lights went on. Replaced both rear wheel bearings / brake drums. 
Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

139000 mi

US $450
Oil pan replacement 

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2005 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2014
Jan 2014

146500 mi
Headlight Bulb Change 
Aug 2014

159000 mi
Replaced Front Sway Bar End Links 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

94000 mi

US $625
Replaced fuel pump and filter. Also had trans fluid an filter changed. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Nov 2010 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

85000 mi

US $2900
Entire transmission rebuilt due to failed parts. 
Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

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 Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Sep 2008 - Jul 2010
Nov 2008

26660 mi

C $65
Rattle in rear passenger side of car. Was loose seat bracket.  
Feb 2009

29140 mi

C $50
Hand brake was not providing much hold. 
Feb 2010

34100 mi
Knocking sound from Driver's Side rear Suspension 
May 2010

34720 mi

C $350
warning light for traction control and abs illuminated. Traction control and ABS warning lights illuminated. 
Jul 2010

35960 mi

C $60
warning light for ABS, traction control and brakes were on. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
May 2007 - Aug 2014
Jun 2008

52000 mi

US $25
Replaced a burnt out blinker bulb. 
May 2009

66000 mi

US $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. 
Jul 2010

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. 
Mar 2011

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. 
Jun 2011

105000 mi

US $525
The alternator began to stop charging the battery. Nearby Midas shop was able to get one quickly and replace it the same morning. 
May 2013

128000 mi

US $285
Check engine light came on. Had to replace 2 O2 sensors. 
Oct 2013

137000 mi

US $715
Replaced alternator. 
Aug 2014

156000 mi
The controls for the a/c and heater ceased to work and I was told it would cost over $1,700 to replace the parts. I was planning to drive the car for another year but I was not going to spend that much money to fix a 9 year old economy car. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2010 - Sep 2011
Mar 2010

65100 mi

C $50
replace CD player right front seatbelt slow to retract 
Sep 2010

71300 mi

C $60
Replace ignition cylinder. Key was stuck in it. 
Nov 2010

71920 mi

C $50
replace radio 
Sep 2011

78740 mi

C $300
replace outer tie rod 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2013
Sep 2010

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. 
Mar 2011

35000 mi

US $420
electric door locking actuator for drivers door became inoperative. would not operate either manual or elect. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2010 - Aug 2010
Jul 2010

68200 mi

C $800
Alternator & Battery 

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2005 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2008
Aug 2007

35000 mi
Leather on drivers seat cracking. Ordered seat cover 
Jan 2008

40000 mi
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 New York, United States
Jun 2007 - Aug 2009
Jan 2007

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. 
Jan 2009

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. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
May 2006 - Mar 2010
Jan 2006

5000 mi
Door not sealing properly -- whistling sound in windy condition -- had to be adjusted 
Ford Focus in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2005 - Mar 2010
Aug 2005

28000 mi
Replaced passenger side drive shaft due to noisy axle bearing. Also replaced stereo due to defective CD insertion motor. Both repairs covered under original warranty. 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
May 2007 - Dec 2015
Apr 2010

66000 mi

US $240
Oil change tech spotted a bad front-passenger hub bearing. Another shop replaced the bearing assembly after quoting $100 less. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2015
Aug 2014

146700 mi

US $200
Starter lost teeth on gear. Replaced. 
Aug 2015

150700 mi

US $240
Cracked hose housing 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2011
Sep 2007

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
Apr 2008

47000 mi

US $519
Brake drums and pads were replaced. The original drums were out of spec. 
Jun 2008

48000 mi

US $100
Two kick down bands in the transmission sheared off. The bands were replaced under warranty. 

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