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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
76,759 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace fuel pump (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Ford Focus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 282010

Focus Se Pzev 2.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,800 miles


well there is a half a tank of gas but will not move

- , San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 142008

Focus 1.8L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,477 miles

when pressing accelerator ...the rpm goes up then suddenly back to zero with no response of fuel feeding ... specially when engine come hot or a\c is on

- , Riyadh, Middle, Saudi Arabia

problem #1

Jul 052006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 89,000 miles

i was driving in my car one day not too long ago when all of a sudden it felt like my car was out of gas. My fuel light was NOT on and I still had a quarter tank of gas in it. I went and stopped at a gas station and put more gas in. It happened everytime my tank got to a quarter tank, it would feel like it was out of gas. Finally my boyfriend had someone put it on a machine and he was told I had very low fuel pressure. he told him that most likely it was the fuel pump. YOU GUESSED IT,.... ANOTHER RECALL ISSUE I FOUND OUT ABOUT THROUGH ANOTHER FORD OWNER> SHE HAD A 2002..... Had to replace the fuel pump... We were told that it would be 600 to replace it at a dealer. My boyfriend was able to do it for the price of the fuel pump which was 70.00 and a lot of time. HE HATES MY CAR... we are just waiting for it to get reposessed. CANT WAIT

- , Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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