pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
127,436 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. get a Dodge (1 reports)
  3. replaced engine head (1 reports)
2000 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 032010

Focus SE 4cy

  • Manual transmission
  • 139,745 miles


Very rough noise when driving and when i come to a stop it idles and wants to shut down. I start the car on and the speedometer jumps from 0 to 120 then drops and then it starts idling. I give a little gas to keep it going. I have to keep my foot on the break (in order for the car not to shut down) to take off in reverse backing out of the drive way. Sometimes when I'm on a stop light or stop sign. Please help with this problem. I just couldn't afford a dealer ship then and now. I have a brother that does mechanic work (old school tho).

- , Kerrville, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 102010

Focus ES 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

im buying a doge f*k ford they are a POS!! all fords are F*ked Over Rebuilt Dodges ,that are Found On Roads Dead .

- , Cahokia, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 132009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

It was running, but it was chugging. Eventually the dealership diagnosed the problem. It did not seem like they wanted to fix it, but they did. I think they wanted to sell me a newer one instead. The engine runs like new now.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 022009

Focus 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

What can I say that hasn't already said about this piece of crap. I am the original owner and have lost track of all the recalls.

Head changed once under warranty, was told by a ford repair shop that it needed to changed again but of course it was out of warranty by then. Front spring broke of course before that recall. (dealer fixed it for 100.00). Stalling, rear suspension, now front suspension, rough idle, heater control switch twice, radio, I could list more but why. My new mechanic fixed the second head problem, not sure how. WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER FORD.

- , Taylor, MI, USA

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