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Average Mileage:
119,485 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 202015

Focus SE 2.0L 4 Cyl. Split Port

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,670 miles


Bought the car a few weeks ago, and one of the main illumination lights was out on the instrument cluster. I pulled it out and replaced the light. To my surprise the check engine light and ABS light had been pulled out of the instrument cluster to make it appear as if there were no issues with the car. I was able to get the engine light fixed (faulty gas cap), but the ABS is still on. I've run diagnostic tests and the shop nor my personal OBD checker say that there's no problem. The ABS still works, so I'm planning on just leaving it.

- , Byron Center, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 222010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 124,300 miles

In Ellensburg and Everett Ford, They were not able to figure out how to fix abs/ brake lights off.. I heard a rumor that popular 2002-2003 focus have same problem of abs/brake.. When I bought my new car ford and it was missing the part of switched of brake.

- , Ellensburg, WA, USA

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