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7.6

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
107,681 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. you can unlock your speedo (1 reports)
2000 Ford Focus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

May 182010

Focus 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 143,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have a 2000 ford focus, 5 speed, single overhead cam, plain Jane as you can get (old style wind up windows that you have to wind backwards for them to work). I was going down the highway and the speedometer dropped to 0 then shot back up to the mph I was going a couple times. The next morning it started fine and ran for a few minutes then spit and sputtered then shut down and would not start, it just clicked as I turned the key. Then a few minutes later it did start but all the gages were going nuts. If anyone has any suggestions or knows how to fix this PLEASE let me know as this is my only transportation to work every day! Thanks

Update from May 20, 2010: We checked the ALTERNATOR and it seems to not be working right. We are going to have it rebuilt. Will let you know what happens.

- , Slippery Rock, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 222010

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,351 miles

a few times now I'll be driving along and look at the speedometer to see that it is stuck at zero. after another 5 minutes of driving it is usually back to working again.

- , Victoria, BC, Canada

problem #3

Oct 102008

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 173,052 miles

Had a stuck speedo, where it was maxed out. It occurred after the battery went dead. After failed attempts to start the car it kinda buggered the speedo. I used the unlock method, which may have helped, but it wasn't until I drove it at highway speeds that it began working properly. No need to replace you gauge cluster if it happens to you--unless it doesn't work of course.

Unlock Digital Dash on Ford FOCUS FIESTA MONDEO ESCORT Unlock Your Ford Cougar / Mondeo / Focus / Ka Display

Details Self Diagnostics Mode

The Self Diagnostics Mode gives you in-depth information about your engine and the actual numbers in digital. To use it, follow the steps:

* Insert Key but do not turn it on * Press and hold the Trip Meter Reset Button * While holding the reset button, start your car and continue holding the button * Within 10 seconds, the display should change to "test" in LCD font and the needles will do a full sweeping. Release the Button

Pressing the button will now cycle through some 17 different modes

* 1.Shows a Gauge Sweep * 2. Shows all 8's on the LCD (LCD TEST) * 3. Illuminates all the bulbs on the dash * 4. Displays hexadecimal value for ROM level * 5. Displays the hexadecimal value for EE level * 6. Shows DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) * 7. Digital Speedometer - mph * 8. Digital Speedometer - kph * 9. N/A * 10. Digital tachometer * 11.Fuel volume * 12. Engine coolant temperature * 13. Battery voltage * 14. ABS fail * 15. Electronic brake distribution (EBD) failure * 16. Illumination * 17. Crank Sense

- , Calgary, Alberta, Canada

problem #2

Jun 122006

(reported on)

Focus ZX3

  • 65,000 miles

dealer can't find what is wrong with the car

- , Valparaiso, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 162006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 89,000 miles

THE RADIO CONSOLE WIRES BURNT OUT WHICH LEAD TO THE HEATER KNOBS NOT WORKING SO WE REPLACED IT AT 400.00 + JUST FOR THE PART- 6 WEEKS LATER IT'S BURNT OUT AGAIN. THE SPEED ODOMETER WORKS WHEN IT WANTS TO- IT'S AN OFF AND ON THING. NONE OF THIS IS COVERED UNDER A WARRANTY SO WHAT DO I DO? PAY 400.00 + EVERY 6 WEEKS SO THAT I CAN HAVE HEAT? WINTER IS COMING......

- , St Albans, Vermont, USA

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