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8.8

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$200.00
Average Mileage:
66,000 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
2003 Ford Focus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 112009

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles

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

Water leaked into car from window shield at every heavy rain, which filled the floorboard with about 3 inches of water. This also caused the heater fan to burn out, which stopped the heated/air to stop working.

- , Dinuba, CA, USA

problem #4

Jun 202006

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles

So I had the car for I'd say a few months with no problems. It could rain and nothing would happen. Then one very rainy day I go out to my car to find a pond waiting for me. The whole passenger side of the car was flooded. It was horrible. I had to (after it stopped raining) go and shop vac the water out. And the the car had a nasty smell until it was dry. It was a very unpleasant experience. I have had multiple problems with this car.

- , Machesney Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 272007

(reported on)

Focus ZX3

  • Manual transmission
  • 105,000 miles

Had a huge puddle on the passanger side floor after a night of light rain, never happened before or since and I couldn't find out where it was coming from. I looked around the window seal and it looked like the sealant had rotted or something, could probably fix with some silicone sealant between the window and seal. What a pain!

- , Hellertown, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 212007

(reported on)

Focus 4cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 86,000 miles

One rainy morning, I went to go warm up my car and found "Lake Focus." Water was leaking in from under the dash somewhere. Considering all the other problems this car has given me, I have not been able to fix it yet, so I had to actually remove the drain plug under the carpet to prevent the whole passenger side from flooding!

- , Dorrington, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 052006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 55,000 miles

after a few days of heavy rain, came out to get into my car to see a puddle of water on my passenger side floor. It was coming from under the dash. WHO KNOWS WHAT THE HELL THAT WAS.. ONLY HAPPENED ONCE.

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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