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2007 Ford Focus Problems and Repair Histories

116 TrueDelta members own a 2007 Ford Focus. 45 of these members (38.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 126 repairs to 2007 Ford Focuses--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2007 Ford Focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2007 Ford Focus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2007 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 2007 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

13% of the 2007 Ford Focus repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 10% to the brakes, 25% to the suspension, 36% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 126 repairs.

2007 Ford Focus repair cost distribution

Of the 2007 Ford Focus repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, 56% between $100 and $499, 15% between $500 and $999, 7% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 54 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 2007 Ford Focus problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 22940    
27280 0 Clicking Noise from steering column. Steering shaft replaced. 
37820 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 0 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.  
49600 300 Routine Check of brakes. Front pads replaced & rotors resurfaced. 
60140 12000 Brakes were sqeaking, Cleaned rust buidup on drums & rotors 
63860 75 Heater Recirculation Damper not operating 
64860 90 Heater/A/C Recirculation Damper repaired 
69440 220 Replaced Front Control Arms (Bushings were worn) 
81840  
Ford Focus in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 13020    
13020 0 Interior ceiling light works sporadically, 2nd time in shop for same problem. Replaced whole assembly, works fine. 
25420 0 Bolt holding transmission assembly in place had loosened off and transmission was lurching underneath the car. 
39060 0 car wobbled if brakes applied firmly, warped rotor driver's side mirror no longer heated to remove moisture & frost. dealer repaired, works now 
48980 150 The bearings in the transmission went bad. Dealer covered under the drivetrain warranty. No cost to us. picked up from shop after transmission repair, week later, front wheel bearing and accelerator cable had to be done. 
50220 0 window motor, repaired under extended warranty 
 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 20000    
48000 235 Air bag warning lamp on, replaced clock spring in steering column. Warped rotors causing shimmy upon braking, replaced rotors and installed new pads. High-speed shimmy caused by worn sway bar links, replaced and problem fixed. 
53000 685 Air conditioner condenser leaking, replaced by dealer. 
84000 310 Airbag clock spring failed again, dealer repaired at my expense. 
111000  

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 29000    
32000 0 turn signal stopped making clicking sound, but lights still worked 
44500 630 right rear hub bearings went bad 
92500 60 replace replace pads cut rotors 
93000  
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 18000    
19000 1100 Transmission burned up at 18,036 miles- Ford said warranty exp at 18,000 miles- Sorry. 
23000 0 Electric Lock assembly defective Installed new power lock assembly. 
32000 0 Another door lock assembly required replacement. 
35000 60 Thumping noise in front suspension. Dealer advised nothing was wrong. 
36000 0 I went back again and requested that another service tech. look at the car with better hearing. At that time they discovered and replaced the Suspension Control Arm.  
40000 400 Pwr Steering pump- Third attempt to repair by Dealership. Could not find problem until car was out of warranty. Hummmm. 
62000 300 Rear Wheel Bearing 
 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 16000    
34000 0 Power steering howl. O-ring between reservior and pump replaced. Headrest moves up when getting into car. Drivers seat belt adjuster stuck in full up position. Told by dealer that it was caused by owner. Noise coming from rear of car. Sounded like a hammer tapping on the brake drum. E-brake cable clip replaced with revised clip. Horn quit working. Electric trunk release would usually buzz but not release the trunk latch. Worked occasionally or if lifting the trunk while buzzing. New trunk release installed. 
83000 40 Replaced headlight bulb and instrument panel lights. 
120000 40 Replaced front strut mounts. 
122000 57 Replaced leaking driver's side rear wheel cylinder. Wheel bearing started making noise. 
126000 45 Wheel Bearing noise Clutch Master Cylinder leaking. 
130000  
Ford Focus in New Brunswick, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 4340    
13020 150 problem discovered during yearly safety inspection. Had to replace rear sway bar links. Common problem in this area (bad roads). 
13020 0 Clutch travel had changed, with very narrow catch threshold. Shop inspected clutch and bled the system and problem appears to be better now. However it still feels different than it used to. May require another trip. Squeaking when hitting bumps. E-brake cable was making noise. Shop installed plastic clips to keep it in place. Issue resolved. 
 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 12000    
39000 450 Steering wheel and car were vibrating annoyingly around 65-70 mph. The front sway bar needed to be replaced, and also the tires were pretty worn. Replacing these items fixed the problem. 
39000 0 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. 
75000 250 The trunk latch was not working reliably--it often required multiple attempts to get it to latch securely. The latch was replaced and that fixed the problem. 
116000  
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 2480    
3100 0 Squeaky door hinge. 
 

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2007 Ford Focus 2dr Hatch

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 5000    
6000 2 Replaced left backup lightbulb. Entire assembly must be removed to replace the bulb. Dealer showed me how. 
 

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