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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
91,130 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace (4 reports)
2003 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 262006

Focus 5 Door 2.3L I-4

  • Manual transmission
  • 35,000 miles


The Failed RIGHT engine mount was NOT covered under the powertrain Warranty !!!

- , Sandy Valley, NV, USA

problem #3

Feb 162010

Focus ES 4.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

car was making really bad noise. was told engine mounts. fixed but still unsure. i noticed with current problem i have that the whole engine moves when they shift gears in park.

- , Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 052010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,522 miles

There is a clunking noise from under the hood and I had to have the engine mounts replaced. this car is ripping me off ... I spent almost worth a brand new car just for repairing this car .. i need advise

- , Tamuning, Guam, Guam

problem #1

May 162009

Focus 2.0

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

I have had 2 engine mounts replaced and transmount. Now solenoid malfunction. Piece of Sugar Honey Ice Tea. Thanks Ford, make cars long enough to pay off and they fall apart, stop being cheap and make a vehicle that will last, who cares how small the vehicle is. QUALITY...

- , Chicago Heights, IL, USA

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