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Average Mileage:
140,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2001 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 172010

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles


When the engine compartment gets wet the car will stall at idle or no throtle. This only seems to happen when there are severe weather conditions. I drove about 3 hours home with heavy snow and then rain and when I parked it in the garage the engine began to surge and then stalled. It would try to restart but only with full throttle and it ran very rough. When I went to restart it in the morning, after it had dried out, it was fine. This is not the first time this has happened. It usually happens when there is heavy rain with large puddles. The car will stall and then it will not start properly until I wait ten to fifteen minutes. Please e-mail me if anyone has had a similar problem and has found a solution. Thanks, ~Jon

- , Ledyard, CT, USA

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