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#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.
#120 of 160 Re: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 (SE) [haataa]
Sep 03, 2006 (3:56 pm)
that should be covered under the warranty.
#121 of 160 Re: 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 (SE) [explorerx4]
Sep 03, 2006 (8:23 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 (10:48 am)
My Focus Zetec just developed the same fault
Did you ever find a soloution
Nov 13, 2007 (4:02 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.
#125 of 160 oil smell in 2001 wagon
Dec 07, 2007 (7:08 pm)
i have a 2001 wagon with 40K on it and I started smelling a burnt oil smell in the car especially when the heater is on and I'm in stop and go traffic. Anyone else have similar problems? i replace the valve cover gasket about 2 months ago and it hasn't helped.
thanks for any input you might have.
#126 of 160 Re: Ignition Switch [pcleveland2]
Apr 30, 2008 (6:56 pm)
I dont think the tumbler likes too much weight on it. I got to the point of just having the one car key on the ring and I havent had a problem after that.