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2007 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (25%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 190 repairs.

2007 Ford Focus repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (60%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 73 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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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

136-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Aug 2008

27280 mi
Clicking Noise from steering column. Steering shaft replaced. 
Apr 2009

37820 mi

C $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 
May 2009

39060 mi
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.  
Dec 2009

49600 mi

C $300
Routine Check of brakes. Front pads replaced & rotors resurfaced. 
Sep 2010

60140 mi

C $12000
Brakes were sqeaking, Cleaned rust buidup on drums & rotors 
Dec 2010

63860 mi

C $75
Heater Recirculation Damper not operating 
Jan 2011

64860 mi

C $90
Heater/A/C Recirculation Damper repaired 
May 2011

69440 mi

C $220
Replaced Front Control Arms (Bushings were worn) 
Ford Focus in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2008 - Dec 2012
May 2008

13020 mi
Interior ceiling light works sporadically, 2nd time in shop for same problem. Replaced whole assembly, works fine. 
Jul 2008

25420 mi
Bolt holding transmission assembly in place had loosened off and transmission was lurching underneath the car. 
Sep 2009

39060 mi
car wobbled if brakes applied firmly, warped rotor driver's side mirror no longer heated to remove moisture & frost. dealer repaired, works now 
Sep 2010

48980 mi

C $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. 
Dec 2010

50220 mi
window motor, repaired under extended warranty 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2015
May 2009

48000 mi

US $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. 
Sep 2009

53000 mi

US $685
Air conditioner condenser leaking, replaced by dealer. 
Aug 2011

84000 mi

US $310
Airbag clock spring failed again, dealer repaired at my expense. 

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2007 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

151-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2013
Aug 2009

32000 mi
turn signal stopped making clicking sound, but lights still worked 
May 2010

44500 mi

US $630
right rear hub bearings went bad 
Aug 2013

92500 mi

US $60
replace replace pads cut rotors 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Jan 2014
Feb 2008

19000 mi

US $1100
Transmission burned up at 18,036 miles- Ford said warranty exp at 18,000 miles- Sorry. 
May 2008

23000 mi
Electric Lock assembly defective Installed new power lock assembly. 
Mar 2009

32000 mi
Another door lock assembly required replacement. 
Apr 2009

35000 mi

US $60
Thumping noise in front suspension. Dealer advised nothing was wrong. 
Jun 2009

36000 mi
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.  
Nov 2009

40000 mi

US $400
Pwr Steering pump- Third attempt to repair by Dealership. Could not find problem until car was out of warranty. Hummmm. 
Sep 2011

62000 mi

US $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
Apr 2008 - Mar 2015
Apr 2009

34000 mi
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. 
Nov 2011

83000 mi

US $40
Replaced headlight bulb and instrument panel lights. 
Aug 2013

120000 mi

US $40
Replaced front strut mounts. 
Sep 2013

122000 mi

US $57
Replaced leaking driver's side rear wheel cylinder. Wheel bearing started making noise. 
Dec 2013

126000 mi

US $45
Wheel Bearing noise Clutch Master Cylinder leaking. 
Aug 2014

133300 mi

US $145
Replaced front struts, strut mounts, strut bearings and stabilizer bar links. 
Nov 2014

136000 mi

US $50
Replaced leaking master cylinder 
Ford Focus in New Brunswick, Canada
May 2008 - Sep 2010
Nov 2009

13020 mi

C $150
problem discovered during yearly safety inspection. Had to replace rear sway bar links. Common problem in this area (bad roads). 
Dec 2009

13020 mi
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
Jan 2008 - Sep 2015
Sep 2009

39000 mi

US $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. 
Nov 2009

39000 mi
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. 
Aug 2011

75000 mi

US $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. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Feb 2008

3100 mi
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
Sep 2008 - Mar 2010
Oct 2008

6000 mi

US $2
Replaced left backup lightbulb. Entire assembly must be removed to replace the bulb. Dealer showed me how. 

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2007 Ford Focus Repair Histories

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