fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,800 miles

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problem #5

Mar 302004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 21,000 miles
Smelled fuel strong smell after parking the vehicle overnight. Unsuccessfully attempted to start resulting in fuel spraying from the top of the fuel tank over underside of vehicle.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #4

Jun 272003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Nov of 2002 took to dealer the car was purchased from, told them it was running sluggish and the gas guage didn't always register. Told nothing wrong, could not dulpiate problem. Took to neighborhood dealer for same problem, replace fuel filter. Had all this work done before warranty expired in Feb 2003. Never was notified about possible fuel pump. I feel this was left out so the Ford deaership and company didn't have to cover this part. I have had problems with both locate dealership on getting repairs completed. Having to return the car two or three times to one dealers. I have filed complaints about the leak of service with Ford. My milage is 39,400, I have my service done regularly by Ford. Went to take my daughter to school on June 27th,2003. My car started then died, them wouldn't start again for about 30 minutes. Drove to dealer very sluggish. I have spoke to Ford about paying for the repairs with no luck. Their service managers was the one who bought it to my attention this was a common problem with the Focus. Then I starting to investigate it myself and his right. He told me of about 10 fuel pumps his replaced in less then 2 months. I personally found other Focus owners with the same problem. Ford needs to recall fuel pump and make this car safe.

- Casa Grande, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jan 152001


  • miles
Consumer stated the gas cap was difficult to open, the dealer replaced the gas cap.

- S. Euclid, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 202002


  • miles
Fuel filler hose has cracked, and cause fuel to leak out while driving. Dealer notified.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Nov 201999


  • miles
Fuel door lid broke in half.

- Houston, TX, USA