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#110 of 160 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 (SE)
Aug 16, 2006 (5:31 pm)
When I tell people that I have a Ford Focus ZX4 SE, I feel proud... up until today. My key is stuck in the ignition... I can turn the car on, but I can't remove the key. I've wiggled and jiggled... for nothing. I see that this is a common problem (that I wish I would have know about before my purchase last year) with a common temporary fix, shelling out $300+ to get the ignition replaced... not happening over here because I'm a broke college student. So now I get to decorate my steering collum with Hawaiian Lei's that double as a disguise for the KEY THAT'S STUCK IN THE IGNITION!!! WTF!!!
I did some more reading... yeah, my CD player went crazy on me in May but I was under warrenty and the Ford dealer got me a new one the next day... after yelling profanities at the ONLY COMPANY IN THE STATE OF INDIANA THAT CAN REPAIR CD PLAYERS IN FORD AUTOMOBILES!!!... and I had to demand a next-day appointment just to get it taken care of. :mad:of my vents... and I thought maybe I was crazy, but like others out there, my AC doesn't blow out of all of my vents.
What's next my fellow Focus owners??? I've read about breaks... and ignitions... and vents... and air bags... Please... no more problems... please... I'm broke!
Broke College Student With A Well Decorated Focus In Indiana
#111 of 160 Re: Ford Focus 2001 Rear Brakes Squealling!! [destriana]
Aug 18, 2006 (4:02 pm)
I have a 2003 Ford Focus and have been having this same problem since February. I've taken it to be fixed twice and the problem only comes back. What can we do about it? Have you had any luck getting this fixed, I can't stand it anymore.
#112 of 160 Re: Ford Focus 2001 Rear Brakes Squealling!! [briggy05]
Aug 19, 2006 (8:56 am)
Have you tried a good quality after market brake lining? That should work.
#113 of 160 Re: Ford Focus 2001 Rear Brakes Squealling!! [briggy05]
Aug 20, 2006 (9:03 am)
Thank you for your reply. I truly apprciate it. Another TSB came out in July 2006 and I took it back into the dealership, good thing I had checked on the computer because the dealer will not call you in for sure. They replaced the rear wheel cylinders and replaced the rear pads again for the 3rd time and have not had a squeellllllling noise since! YEA!!!!! It was the rear wheel cylinders the whole time!
#114 of 160 Re: Ford Focus 2001 Rear Brakes Squealling!! [destriana]
Aug 26, 2006 (6:36 pm)
I have a 2000 Ford Focus and our local dealership told us that ford does not know what causes the brakes to squeal. I have replaced mine numerous times and they start it right back up, it gets embarrassing!!! It's a shame Ford doesn't know how to fix them.
#115 of 160 Re: Ford Focus 2001 Rear Brakes Squealling!! [paintcrazy]
Aug 27, 2006 (7:04 pm)
Guess I spoke toooooo soon, the squeeling has returned yet again been almost 2 weeks since the dealer replaced the rear wheel cylinders. This is my 5th time to the local Ford dealer had it allllll done, pads, shoes, drums looked at etc. and last but not least the wheel cylinders on the rear. I was reading that CA had a class action suit regarding the Ford Focus 2000, 2001 on the internet! Sooooo sick of it and I still owe another 2 years on it! FED UP!
#116 of 160 Central Timer Module
Aug 30, 2006 (12:30 am)
I have a 2000 Ford Focus SE. About a year ago the interior light stopped working (new bulb didn't help) and the window defrost on the rear window stopped working. According to the manual I have this could be the CTM (Central Timer Module). I found out that this part is $50. The dealership said it would be a minimum of $100 to look into the problem. Has anyone had this problem? If you did, what was the cause? Thanks
#117 of 160 2006 Ford Focus ZX4 ST
Sep 03, 2006 (11:41 am)
I bought a new 2006 Ford Focus ZX4 ST sport model in January 2006. I like the car and it runs well, and I like
the extra power. I'm sorry to say, I've been unlucky with some pesky warranty problems. Two problems fixed the first time, but my car has been plagued with an intermittent problem with the TRACTION CONTROL dashboard light coming on lit solid when it shouldn't Ditto for the ABS and brake lights. The Ford dealer has been great about trying to remedy the problem but have failed to date. Now the 4th try will be with the aid of a traveling Ford Service Rep on Tuesday.
Does anyone else out there who owns an ST model Focus, have problems with the intermittent errant "Traction" control light coming on, and ABS Brake lights when they shouldn't be?
At this point, if they don't fix my car the 4th try, I'm going to either hire a lemon law attorney, or use the arbitration system.
#118 of 160 Re: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 (SE) [haataa]
Sep 03, 2006 (11:46 am)
Is you're Focus out of warranty? If not, the ignition key being stuck issue should be covered by the warranty. It sounds like Focus's (especially earlier model year ones), have had this problem a lot. If you're car is out of warranty, I would ask the Ford dealer if they will fix it
at no charge. Sometimes a dealer will for cronic problems
that they have a "Technical Service Bulletin" for. If they
won't fix it, I suggest to write a complaint letter to the Ford district office in Dearborn MI. Good luck.
#119 of 160 Re: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 (SE) [tom71]
Sep 03, 2006 (3:43 pm)
i'm pretty sure I'm still under warrenty but the ignition key isn't a warrenty issue... it costs a "cool" $300... each time it happens.