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Ford Focus, Hatchback
#589 of 618 windshield wipers
Jan 16, 2006 (4:27 pm)
Anybody out there have there windshield wipers stop working suddenly?
#590 of 618 Re: zx5 gas mileage [evandro]
Feb 04, 2006 (8:31 am)
Here's an update, now that the Focus ZX5 auto has passed 6000mls. It's mileage is now much more reasonable, hovering between 25 and 26MPG in my commute. A welcome improvement from 22 to 24MPG initially.
I guess that, unlike my other cars, which reached EPA mileage withing 1000mls, Ford engines seem to take longer to break in, about 5000mls.
Now all I have to put up with is driving a compact car...
#591 of 618 Wrecked car. Airbag not deployed. Anyone else?
Feb 04, 2006 (7:53 pm)
My 2005 Ford Focus was just totalled in a front end collision. The main point of impact was to the front end just to the left of center. The passenger fender is basically not there anymore, engine dropped, passenger headlamp missing etc. The hood buckled and broke the windshield. Yet, neither airbag deployed.
Has anyone else had this happen? I'm trying to reconcile a car that's totalled in a front end collision yet had no airbag deployment and am wondering if I understand how this all works.
#593 of 618 Ignition Key Alarm
Feb 17, 2006 (1:59 pm)
When I open the door to my 2005 Focus ZX5, I get a beeping sound as if the key were left in the ingition or the lights were left on. Is this normal?
#595 of 618 Focus ZX5 timing belt
Mar 18, 2006 (3:25 pm)
This is just some first hand advise on replacing the timing belt. I have a 2002 Ford Focus ZX5 (NON SVT) I recomend that you take this to a dealer, or the local shop that has connections with a ford dealer, or bring your own parts. I was advised there is no aftermarket timing belt for my car. In fact all the after market companies were unaware of the different timing belt. Good news, I got 133000 miles and there was minor cracking on the edges. But the Water pump serpentine belt and idler had to be replaced as well.
Gas miliage 29-32 miles per gallon (And I drive it hard)
#596 of 618 Re: Wrecked car. Airbag not deployed. Anyone else? [gaylecrab]
Mar 18, 2006 (5:51 pm)
i have read this post a few times and i finally figured out what was bothering me about it.
car hit LEFT of center, but RIGHT fender smashed?
#597 of 618 ZX3 gas mileage
Apr 04, 2006 (3:43 pm)
I have a 2000 focus zx3 w/ the Zetec engine but i get less then 200 miles on a full tank. Any ideas on what the problem could be?