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#1966 of 2013 Re: Focus - cruise not working
Jul 09, 2008 (9:54 am)
Cruise control not working
Car: 2007 Ford Focus SE
I bought a used Focus (only powertrain warranty) which has the buttons for cruise control. I did not test cruise control during my test drive so don't know if it ever worked. Everything else works fine.
When I turn on the cruise control I get no response - the speedcontrol light on the dash does not illuminate. If I press "set/acc" and take my foot off the gas, the car does not hold its speed.
I've checked the following:
-checked fuse #53 inside and #29 under hood - appear to be in good condition
-all three brake lights work
Is there anything else to check? Or do myself (with no specialized tools or skills)?
How much could it cost to have the cruise control fixed?
#1967 of 2013 06 Civic 4door vs Focus 4door
Aug 04, 2008 (6:08 pm)
About 3 months ago I bought my daughter an 07 Focus 4door SE automatic. The car had about 15K miles. At the same time a close friend bought thier daughter a "cooler" 06 Civic LX automatic with about 20K miles. At a get together the Dad actually got cocky and said to me the Civic would last longer and be more reliable than a Focus any day, plus the resale would be better. Knocked him down on the resale bit, when he told me he paid about $2,600 more than I did! The funny part is we talk to these folks and visit each others homes all the time. He tried to hide it from me that the Civic had 2 issues, A/C went out about 2 weeks ago, and one of the Power windows stopped working!! The Focus has about 18K now and not one issue. This just solidifies my view on Honda's "Legendary reliability".. LOL!
#1968 of 2013 Re: 06 Civic 4door vs Focus 4door [scape2]
Aug 04, 2008 (7:28 pm)
I'm an owner an '07 Focus ST, which already has the sport suspension. Lately I rode in a Civic LX coupe w/ std suspension & felt like being punished by the nervous stiff ride.
Why don't you guys swap the cars for a few minutes & show the Civic owner how "limo-like" a compact Focus SE glides over bumps, although it is the Focus SES's suspension that has a more balanced set up w/ less body roll.
& I doubt the Civic's steering feel can match the '07 Focus' European-design system.
With powerplant developed by Mazda, there's no doubt that your Focus will last long enough to see his high-resale Civic worth "only" $2000. Even if your Focus will worth almost nothing by then, he will still never get his $2600 back
#1969 of 2013 $500 please.
Aug 12, 2008 (12:26 pm)
Yeah and don't forget that you WON"T have to pay for a timing belt anytime either.
#1970 of 2013 Re: 2002 Ford Focus Rear Suspension [jacksoncat]
Aug 16, 2008 (7:54 pm)
Have the dealer install a rear shim kit. I went through 3 sets of tires by 45000, had the kit installed no more trouble. Currently have 73500 mi on car with the tires I put on at 45000 with lots of life left on the tires. Good Luck. Worked for me.
Aug 20, 2008 (3:04 pm)
has been a great car. Very overlooked on purpose in my opinion by the media. Civic has an image advantage over the Focus. When people are educated and actually drive a Focus they can see they get a great little car for a very fair price. They don't have to pay the extra $$ for image. Took my daughters Focus on a 300mile trip and at speeds of 70mph we averaged 38MPG! with the AC on at that!
Sep 05, 2008 (5:51 pm)
"Have the dealer install a rear shim kit. I went through 3 sets of tires by 45000, had the kit installed no more trouble. Currently have 73500 mi on car with the tires I put on at 45000 with lots of life left on the tires. Good Luck. Worked for me. "
Greetings. What kind of Focus do you have?
#1973 of 2013 2000 FF - REAR Coil Springs?
Sep 24, 2008 (10:30 am)
So one of my front coil springs snapped a few weeks ago and I had both replaced under Ford extended warranty program for these.
THEN, next day, Rear LH coil spring snaps.
Has anyone had this problem; assume Ford will not cover since their letter pretty specific to front.
Just seems like quite the coincidence?
Oct 27, 2008 (8:23 pm)
Will two car seats fit well in the backseat of the ZX4?
Currently I am driving a Chevy Malibu, so Im a bit concerned about transitioning from mid-sized to compact.
#1975 of 2013 Re: 2005 Ford Focus? [andersonnc]
Nov 22, 2008 (6:23 pm)
I just got a new Focus and a forward facing infant seat fits fine. Two will fit fine, since forward facing car seats don't extend much beyond the seat cushion, if at all. It's a different story with REAR facing newborn seats, which are REAL space hogs.
I'm pretty sure a rear facing infant seat won't work well in the ZX4, I know it didn't work for us with a Neon unless we pushed my wife's seat too far forward for comfort and made it max upright (I couldn't drive with the seat behind me or in the middle). We traded in the Neon on the much roomier, in the back seat, PT Cruiser, and later a Dodge Caliber and Nissan Versa also worked, but now that both kids are in forward facing seats, I got a Focus and it works fine too.
The Focus definitely doesn't have a much "behind front seat" room as the Caliber, PT Cruiser, and Versa, but those three are the exceptions to the "not much rear seat room in small cars" rule. All the small cars are ok for kids up to 10 or 11, but adults aren't very happy back there, at least American size adults.