hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,918 miles

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problem #36

Jul 182019


  • 160,000 miles
Third time having a problem with ignition switch! car will turn on but won't start, costing more to fix than the car is worth.

- Chester, SC, USA

problem #35

May 202018


  • miles
Ignition not working properly.key has to be turned several times to start car when parked.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

problem #34

Jul 242018


  • miles
Putting key in ignition doesn't always start the car...I've had to tow my car home after trying for 30 minutes. Only to have it start when my husband tried. Its been an issue ever since he bought it. Currently hasn't been driven in 2 days because of this.

- Burkburnett, TX, USA

problem #33

Mar 122018


  • miles
Insert key, turn to start, will not start, have to push in key hard for the ignition to start car

- Livingston, TX, USA

problem #32

Jun 012017


  • miles
The ignition switch is very difficult to turn or start the car. If I do not play with the steering will it will not start. I don't think that it should be this hard to start a car.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

problem #31

Oct 012017


  • 84,323 miles
The ignition, at times dose not start car. Battery stays charged.

- Cadillac, MI, USA

problem #30

Oct 042017


  • 93,000 miles
Ignition switch worn parts, common complaint recall earlier models, problem persists in 2009 Focus. Warrants recall and Ford fix.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #29

Jun 152017


  • 82,000 miles
The doors become locked and you cannot open them from the inside or outside. All unlocking devices to unlock the doors will not unlock them. Took to a mechanic and he got locked inside the car and could not get out. This is an extremely hazardous situation.

- Snowmass, CO, USA

problem #28

Jul 202017


  • 95,000 miles
Air bag light is stuck on randomly makes a "dinging" sound. Tires continue to wear out at a rapid speed, ignition switch will get stuck an engine will not turn over-can't find a cause. And the A/C stopped working this week, mechanic looking for a leak unable to figure out these issues and why they all started with in past month. Each problem they can't find solutions or tell me it's probably a sensor or the heat. They hook it up to the computer and it shows nothing wrong"!"!

- Seguin, TX, USA

problem #27

Nov 152016


  • 128,000 miles
All 4 door latches and locks do not work correctly. Very dangerous!!! I can't get out or get in through any doors at times. It's different every day. They won't open with fob or manually. I see there are thousands of people with the same problem. Recall and get this fixed before someone gets killed because they can't get out!!!!!!

- Girard, KS, USA

problem #26

Jan 042017


  • 86,000 miles
Rear doors are jammed or stuck on lock, for no reason. Power locks will not unlock them and doing so manually does not work either. These doors cannot be opened from the inside nor the outside. My child locks are not on. I also keep my car dust free and lubricated. This could be a huge safety concern if I were to get into an accident and were to be locked in my car. My car should be able to be unlocked and locked whenever I please and whenever is needed. The fact that I cannot even unlock them manually is dangerous.

- Elmira, NY, USA

problem #25

Jan 042017


  • 86,000 miles
Rear door locks appear to be jammed or permanently locked. Will not unlock with power locks or manually. This happened randomly out of nowhere. My drivers side door handle also broke so I am only able to use one door on my vehicle right now. The rear doors will not open from inside or outside hence why I said they appear to be jammed for no reason. This is a huge safety concern if I were to be in an accident and get locked inside my car.

- Elmira Heights, NY, USA

problem #24

Apr 242016


  • 58,000 miles
Okay the vehicle is 2009 but only has 58,000 miles. Sometimes I have difficulty inserting the key into the ignition and trying to start car. I sometimes have to try and jiggle the steering wheel. Yesterday I turned the vehicle off, took the keys out of the ignition, opened the door to exit the car and the alarm or warning wouldn't shut off. I got back in the car, shut the door, it still wouldn't shut off, so I put the key back in the ignition to turn it on then off again, and that worked but I still have occasional issues with starting the car.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #23

Aug 022011


  • 39,700 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Focus. The contact stated that both rear passenger side doors would not open when the unlock button was depressed. The contact stated that she had to depress the unlock button several times before the doors would unlock. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. No further details were available on the repairs. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,700.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

problem #22

Sep 112015


  • 50,000 miles
At approx. 50,000 miles the ignition switch was difficult to turn eventually unable to turn key over. Had a new switch installed and now six months later it's starting to go out again. Very poor quality switch.

- Spring Valley, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 012014


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The contact mentioned that while having the repairs performed, the technician notified him that the ignition housing needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000. Updated 02/19/16; updated 05/02/18

- Maryland Heights, MO, USA

problem #20

Nov 222015


  • 70,000 miles
Sometimes the car doesn't crank or start and it has happened around 6 times since we bought the car in 2011. It isn't the battery because I have just replaced it but seems like the ignition switch or cylinder is the problem. Any help would be appreciated

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #19

Sep 122015


  • miles
The car had been running perfect then after a motor mount was replaced the car started then went dead immediately. The car will turn over but it isn't firing right now it gave no warning. The computer read a throttle actuator trouble code and that's all. The car will keep turning over after I release the key it has not done this before now we had some trouble with the ignition locking up and we have to turn it really hard to start get the key in the starting position. The ignition system is one of the problems and the throttle body will update when I find out more.

- Gilbertown, AL, USA

problem #18

Aug 032015


  • 149,950 miles
Driving on freeway at steady 70mph, engine dropped to idle speed. No prior indication of trouble. Vehicle was slowing down. Wrench light was on. Accelerator pedal had no effect. I put in the clutch pedal, and coasted until I reached an area area where I could pull off to the side. This was in a tight construction area. Fortunately, I was in the right lane and not near other vehicles at the time of the incident. Otherwise the outcome might have been very different. When I was stopped, the engine continued to run, but accelerator had no effect. With no alternative, I shut off the engine. I then started the engine. Operation appeared normal with no wrench light on. I got off the freeway and checked connected my code reader. No diagnostic codes. During some subsequent driving, there have been no further events or indication of problems. I am getting a Ford oem throttle body to replace my existing. This is apparently a known Ford problem that has avoided a recall despite the potential dangers associated with this type of failure.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #17

Aug 302013


  • miles
What it is that been happening for years now is the ignition switch will not allow my key to turn over the car to start it. I have too jiggle it to finally get it to strart my concern is something going wrong and causing a major problem

- Fairfield, CA, USA

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