Last post on Mar 13, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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Ford Focus, Performance Mods, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#64 of 105 Re: Keyless Entry System [extremed604j]
Apr 20, 2009 (1:19 pm)
If they charged you $275 and they STILL don't know what it is, then you had better take it to a PROFESSIONAL, not an AMATEUR! Unless you are a $BILLIONAIRE!
#65 of 105 Re: How can you tell if your car had a keyless entry? [oldfordmech]
Jun 27, 2009 (1:19 pm)
Is the Ford dealer the only place you can get a key with the chip made? I have a 2001 Focus with power locks and the remote. Only have one key and would like a spare.
#66 of 105 Keyless entry
Jun 30, 2009 (5:16 pm)
Suddenly my power door locks stopped working after working properly for years. I replaced the #63 fuse, the one that is not described in the manual, the one hidden under a wiring harness and operated the power door lock. After about six cycles the fuse failed again. Is this a common problem? Are other people experiencing the same problem. Does anyone know if there is a quick fix or a systematic means for diagnosing this problem?
#67 of 105 Power Door Locks
May 24, 2012 (11:28 am)
They stopped working suddenly in the last 6 months on our 2001 Focus SE. Figured it must be the fuse so got the owner's manual out and opened the fuse door only to discover that the 20 AMP fuse for the locks is on the backside of the fuse block! Took it to my mechanic and he dropped the fuse block and changed the fuse. All was fine for about a month, then it blew again. I asked them if they could put pigtales on the fuse so it would be dropped down and I could easily change it (as I wasn't interested in spending the time or money to investigate why it blew). They were able to do so and on the way home I bought a box of fuses to keep in the car. It's been about 2-3 months and everything is working fine and I haven't had to use any of those new fuses!! Coincidence, or did moving the fuse help?? Don't know the answer but not questioning!
#68 of 105 Ford Focus Audio and Entertainment System Questions
by kirstie_h HOST
Mar 13, 2012 (7:45 am)
#70 of 105 bad service from Ford
by tdi guy
Sep 27, 2005 (7:21 am)
This hurts as I have been driving Fords exclusively since 1982. However, I have less than 2200 miles on my new Focus SX4 ST and the CD player has failed. I was playing MP3 files when it spit out the CD with an error code of "Bad CD." Subsequently, every CD that I try to load, even commercially available music CD's get rejected as "Bad."
It is a recurring problem as documented here and elsewhere. My dealer said that they would have to send the unit out for repair or replacement - will take three weeks. I called Ford customer service and was told that they could not help. It is a new car, I am a loyal Ford customer, and it is their premium "audiophile" unit. Am I being unreasonable to think that three weeks is too long to wait - hell, the car is barely three weeks old. I would have hoped for more from Ford. Apparently, loyalty to the company is a fool's game. If Mr. Ford is serious about turning his ailing company around, customer service and product accountability will need improvement.
#71 of 105 Re: bad service from Ford [tdi guy]
Sep 28, 2005 (4:23 am)
The supplier of the audio systems has had them on back-order due to the high number of defects as listed in TSB 05-10-19 that affects not only Focus, but also Fivehundreds, Freestyles, Mustangs and F-150s. I just had mine replaced in the Freestyle and it took 3 weeks to get the radio in from the supplier. Although it is in a Ford product and they have responsibility to replace it the problem lies with the manufacturer of the radio, NOT Ford. A little patience and then everything will be ok.
#72 of 105 Re: bad service from Ford [cmuniz]
by tdi guy
Sep 28, 2005 (6:20 am)
Thanks for the info - much more than I got from Ford. My son has a 2003 Focus with the audiophile head and is on his second replacement after only 25,000 miles. Can I assume my replacement will be free of defects, or will I receive another unit likely to fail? I have had Ford products ranging from my current Focus to a Lincoln and have a sense of brand loyalty. Of course, it helps that my brother-in-law just retired after 33 years at Ford and my father was an engineer there. Nevertheless, it's frustrating to get the run-around when all you want is some information. Thanks for taking time to point me in the right direction.
#73 of 105 Re: bad service from Ford [tdi guy]
Sep 30, 2005 (2:55 am)
My new radio/CD changer seems to be working ok, but it's too early to tell since previous problems seemed random. I'll be able to tell after a long trip this weekend. My daughter and her husband both work for Ford in Dearborn and I currently drive a Freestyle and thinking about trading in a Subaru for a Focus for my wife.