definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,000 miles

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problem #3

Nov 272008


  • 56,000 miles
This complaint is in regards to a 2002 Ford Focus and the failure of the ignition module from allowing my key to turn. Fortunately enough when this incident occurred I was not in a bad neighborhood or stuck out on the highway in the desert. It has occurred each time I've tried to turn the key, and it's only after significant effort and near injury to my wrist and index finger was I able to get the key to turn. I have researched online and noted many discussion boards stating the other consumers who have had this same problem. There is a petition circulating that currently has over 2800 online signatures regarding this problem. This is a very dangerous problem. It could occur in the wrong neighborhood or in the most isolated places and isn't safe for the consumer when they get stranded because of this faulty part that Ford does not try to fix with proper materials.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 192006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
The ignition solenoid fails on this model. Upon searching online and talking to a few locksmiths it would seem the ignition is substandard/faulty in my car. How exactly does a keyed lock fail" is this a known issue"

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012005


  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
2002 Ford Focus zts locked ignition --tumblers were out of synch? found out that this was a common problem but the dealer won't authorized to fix it without charge. Paid $293 for repair. Seem to be a problem which could be a recall issue. Thank you for your concern.

- Agoura Hills, CA, USA