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2001 Ford Focus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 102004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Events leading up to the failure: Check engine light came on has never gone off since, highly increased running noise, engine hesitation that at highway speed it causes the whole car to jerk failure: I took the car in and they told me I needed a new head that Ford had redesigned a new one and it would cost $1000. The one I currently have deposits carbon and will keep doing so until it eventually gives out. The thing that irks me is Ford obviously knew there was a design flaw if they designed a new one, therefore I feel they should be covering this. Corrections: None, cannot afford. Will have to drive it until the car gives out.

- Shawano, WI, USA

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