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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$500.00
Average Mileage:
69,442 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace line (2 reports)
2001 Ford Focus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 052008

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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

AC lines had a hole in them. Tried restocking the Freon, but to no avail. Local mechanic shop said they could replace the hose, and save me a lot of money. Try as they might, they weren't able to replace the hose due to the fittings. Ended up having to order new hoses from Ford, as well as a new condenser. Cost me wayyyy more than I would have desired, seeing as it's such an old car, but having AC is a must if I ever want to resell the thing for more than scrap metal.

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 032005

Focus SE Wagon 2.0L Zetec

  • Manual transmission
  • 83,885 miles

Ford has placed the Aluminum dryer bottle and aluminum line underneath the front passenger side fender, this is a very high corrosion area. The system developed a hole in the crimped connection, this is still a dealer item here and they want $100 just for the aluminum line.

- , Kingston, ON, Canada

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