Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
113,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. the dealer told us that we needed to replace a head (1 reports)
  2. tps/throttle body (1 reports)
2000 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 162009

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


This car sucks!! I had a ton of problems with it and only had 100,000 miles. A Toyota or Honda would never do this. It would always stall and hesitate all the time. It was gonna take $2,000 to fix the problem and the trade-in value was only $1,700!! DO NOT BUY ONE!!

- , Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Dec 012008

Focus DX 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles

Gee, another complaint about Ford, hard to believe. Anyway my hesitation problem was diagnosed as a faulty TPS by myself ( I am an ASE master tech, L1 ). I foolishly thought this was an easy and inexpensive fix. Dealer informed me I had to buy an entire throttle body assembly and a new wiring harness for about $250.00, ouch! If I had a manual transmission I could have bought a TPS for about $40.00, put it on in ten minutes and been on my way. Instead I waited about two months for Ford to manufacture a replacement part ( It was back-ordered ) got hammered for way more money than this should ever have cost. I think I made my contribution to their bailout. We won't miss this company when it is gone.

- , North Kingstown, RI, USA

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