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#524 of 577 Re: Focus fails to start periodically [focusnogo]
Jan 19, 2006 (5:41 pm)
I had that problem with my 2005. I also had a severe brake problem and Ford, after 5 months of me hounding them, finaly replaced it with a 2006. But anyways, there is a technical service bulliten out for that one. Mine had 4000 km when it started doing it on an intermittent basis. The garage threw on the service bulliten and it cleared it right up. I never had to use the gass pedel though...just had to crank it over a couple of times...
#525 of 577 Re: Zetec misfiring [dupes01]
Jan 20, 2006 (4:37 pm)
Try switching to a Top Tier gasoline ( www.toptiergas.com ) or running some fuel injector cleaner through it (Techron by Chevron works great, some others work but some don't). If a few tanks of gas don't solve the problem, you'll have to keep investigating and let us know what you find out. My next guess would be spark plugs and spark plug wires, but first try a more detergent gasoline.
#526 of 577 Re: Air filter change! [351capri]
Feb 28, 2006 (7:44 pm)
I own a 05 zx3 and the air filter is a lifetime element Or so ford says, good for the life of the vehicle. what is interesting is the air filters life is supposed 150,000 miles umm I think I may want to keep my car longer than that?
#527 of 577 Re: Focus fails to start periodically [focusnogo]
Feb 28, 2006 (7:53 pm)
My 05 focus has the same problem lucky its very rare, usally on very hot days, Took it to the dealer and they told me the same thing cannot reproduce the problem. And they had no CEL (check Engine light) but she has not done this in a while. I was lucky to my ford dealership took up the bill on the rental 2 weeks and still could not fix my foci, but none the less I researched this and its a very common problem for any ford. Something to do with the MAF ( mass air flow) sensor and condesation. Hey as long as she starts after the sec attempt Im happy. because the car is a very reliable vehicle and is very fun to drive.
#528 of 577 IGNITIION LOCKED!!!!!
Mar 15, 2006 (11:03 am)
I HAVE A 2004 FOCUS, 39,000 MILES AND THE IGNITION LOCKED UP COMPLETELY. ALWAYS HAPPENS AFTER THE WARRANTY EXPIRES. $200 DOLLARS FOR LABOR & $120 FOR THE PART. SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE.
#530 of 577 Re: Don't Buy A Focus [phowell1]
Mar 23, 2006 (6:09 pm)
phowell1, You think bottoming out in a zx3 is bad I drive a SVT and front driver side tire bottoms out fiercly around any rght turn
#531 of 577 Re: IGNITIION LOCKED!!!!! [soleils]
Mar 30, 2006 (6:38 am)
Good luck with that ignition lock-up. I am working on my fourth ignition (2000 Focus). Once I get it started I try to remember to pull the key out in ACC- it worked well for many months. Then my mechanic accidentally turned it all the way off and spent the bettter part of two days labor "fixing it"- Guess what- It just happened again after 2 months use! I can't in good conscience sell the thing. Furthermore I cannot believe it is not a recall. Some backdoor latch is recalled but not the ignition. That ignition proves beyond a doubt that there is truly EVIL in the world!!!
#532 of 577 2005 Focus Issues
Apr 17, 2006 (10:53 am)
I have had my 2005 focus for about 4 months know and it has been in the shop more than on the road it seems. My shifter link fell off on the way to a concert which was very convenient and left me out 300 bucks, and now on my way back to school somthing with my clutch broke. I pushed down the clutch and heard a pop. Anyone know whats up with this? I am also seeking action for a replacement since my car has just over 9,000 miles on it. I would appreciate it if anyone could give me suggestions on who to contact.
#533 of 577 Re: 2005 Focus Issues [jturc]
Apr 18, 2006 (3:51 pm)
New car warranties are automatically transferred to the new owner. Since you have a 2005 Focus with less than 36,000 miles, you need to be taking it to a Ford dealer for free repair work. I'd start doing oil changes there (on special, about $35) to keep the warranty in effect. Virtually nothing else is required to preserve your warranty.