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#115 of 160 Re: Ford Focus 2001 Rear Brakes Squealling!! [paintcrazy]
Aug 27, 2006 (8:04 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 (1:30 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 (12:41 pm)
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 (12:46 pm)
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 (4:43 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.
#120 of 160 Re: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 (SE) [haataa]
Sep 03, 2006 (4:56 pm)
that should be covered under the warranty.
#121 of 160 Re: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 (SE) [explorerx4]
Sep 03, 2006 (9:23 pm)
The ignition problem where your key won't turn is NOT a warranty item after the first 60,000 km in Alberta. You have to pay for it yourself, Ford dealers are very expensive for this! In Edmonton call Dial Locksmith who will do it for under $200 usually. Ford charges anywhere from $400-700..I've been thru it all at the end of May!
#122 of 160 Re: Central Timer Module [kramcos]
Oct 14, 2007 (11:48 am)
My Focus Zetec just developed the same fault
Did you ever find a soloution
Nov 13, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Other sites have recommended a locksmith in San Diego that will pin a cylinder based on a digital photo and ship it to you, with instructions for less than $100. I was skeptical at first, but was pleasantly suprised when they came through with a working replacement at my doorstep in 2 days. If you have nut drivers, a T20 torx driver, a small slotted screw driver, and half of a brain, you can replace it in less than 30 minutes.