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2009 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 82 repairs.

2009 Ford Focus repair cost distribution

Chart based on 18 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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2009 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2015
Nov 2010

29000 mi
Interior fan speed 3 not working correctly. Part orders and installed Blend door moan. Replaced actuator. Dealer got(or order) wrong part from supplier twice Both headlights had spider cracks. Replaced. 
May 2011

33500 mi
Clutch pedal return spring broke. Replaced spring. Had to keep car overnight to get parts. Repair took less them 2 hours once part arrived. 
Mar 2013

55000 mi
Accessory belt tensioner making noise 
Aug 2013

58000 mi

US $102
Windshield washer resevoir leaking. Replaced. 
Oct 2014

67000 mi

US $100
Driver side door latch close indication not working. Door open chime and visual indication on constantly 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2013
Jul 2009

3000 mi
Multiple thin areas, corrosion spots, and dust/hair in paint. Complete repaint. Rear passenger door hung too high. 
Jun 2011

37000 mi
Emergency brake cable squeaking as vehicle encountered bumps; known problem area with a TSB fix that had been requested twice earlier but never performed. Noisy injectors on start-up, a known minor problem; solved per a TSB part addition to the fuel rail that had been previously requested but not installed. 
Apr 2012

53000 mi

US $50
Replaced end links for the second time since new. Factory item has plastic joint components that failed twice. I paid to have new Moog end-links with grease fittings installed, and hope these solve the rapid wear problem I've experienced. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Mar 2010

43000 mi
Diode for Cooling Fan Relay Burnt up at 38,000 miles. Warranty was for 36,000 and Ford would not cover it. 
Sep 2010

63000 mi

US $300
Clutch Slave Cylinder 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Apr 2009 - Apr 2010
Sep 2009

9000 mi
Car takes on damage from road debris on doors and dogleg. Paint strips away over time. A glaring oversight in windtunnel testing. Clear Bra material applied by Ford to prevent damage. 
Feb 2010

12000 mi
Drivers seat fabric separating from pad. Ordered new pad. Ignition switch stiff and hesitant to return. Asked for TSB for repair...said car does not fall under TSB but will fix anyway..ordered part. Fuel injectors ticking loudly. Ordered fuel rail insulator to quiet them down. New seat fabric replaced on bottom cushion. Was told that fabric will "tighten up" when outside temps stay above freezing. Will keep you posted on this one. Ignition switch replaced. There was a TSB out on it but dealer claimed my car was not included in the TSB. They did verify the concern however and replaced it anyway. Ticking injectors "fixed" by putting foam insulator on fuel rail. Much quieter now. So far, I'm impressed with Fords quick resolution of problems..not so impressed however with how many there are on such a basic, 10 year old platform. 
Apr 2010

14000 mi
Belt tensioner failure. Glazing belt. Ordered part. Belt tensioner and belt replaced. Just too many problems with this car with 17,000 miles on it. Does not inspire confidence. Selling car. 

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2009 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Kansas, United States
May 2010 - Aug 2010
Jul 2010

14000 mi
There was a squeak in the rear of the car that was noticeable when going over large bumps. There was a TSB for a squeaky brake cable. The TSB called for a sleeve to be put over the cable in the problem area. This fixed the issue. 
Ford Focus in Montana, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2012
Jun 2010

10000 mi
During rain storms the drivers side front and rear floors got very wet, but they could not replicate it in the shop. 
Aug 2010

15000 mi
Still leaking water during rainstorms. They said it is the front windshield leaking, but does not explain how it is getting to the back floorboards. We will see if this corrects the problem this time. They had to replace the windshield. The windshield shop put in their own brand, and Ford made them replace it with a CarLite windshield so that it maintains its warranty. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2015
Aug 2010

24000 mi
Piece of trim near rear passenger warped and was replaced. Front passenger door sometimes needs two pulls to open. 
Sep 2010

25000 mi
Dealer replaced latch mechanism inside of door 
Feb 2013

89000 mi

US $50
Replaced sway bar end links 
Sep 2013

103000 mi

US $500
rear shocks & passenger lower control arm 
Nov 2013

105000 mi

US $250
front struts and connecting links 
Jul 2014

125500 mi

US $300
issue with passenger cv joint 

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2009 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

143-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2015
Feb 2010

19000 mi
Check engine light on 
Sep 2010

22000 mi
Sync module was replaced 
Ford Focus in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2009 - Dec 2010
Oct 2009

5000 mi
Resonance problems in the exhaust that cannot be fixed. I'm very annoyed and not sure how I will proceed.  
Feb 2010

9500 mi
Hopeless. Problems are mounting with this car and Ford has no intention of fixing any of it. I'm selling it and am done with Ford after driving only Fords for 16 years. There is an accessory noise that sounds like a clunking coffee can rolling around. Dealer says there's no fix of course. Something in the door is swinging around loose and knocking against the inside of the door and the door itself. Dealer of course refuses to fix. Clutch position sensor switch has malfunctioned causing the idle to hang even with the clutch in. Switch squeaked since new, then started popping and the idle started hanging. Dealer doesn't have a clue what they're doing and replaced the spring. 
Dec 2010

19000 mi
Various noises previously reported still present when car sold. 

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2009 Ford Focus 2dr Coupe

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
Apr 2010

34720 mi

C $640
Brakes squeaking during stop, so I scheduled a pad replacement. On inspection garage advised I had plenty of life left in the pads, and the squeaking isn't an indicator of excessive pad wear at this time. Passenger-side door difficult to open from the inside, won't unlock from the outside using remote doors. 
Dec 2013

96100 mi
Exterior door handle became uncoupled from door latch, so the car door couldn't be opened from the outside. This 'repair' was just a diagnosis. I'll need to get parts to repair. 

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2009 Ford Focus Repair Histories

76 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2009 Ford Focus. 29 of these members (38.2%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 82 repairs to 2009 Ford Focuses--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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