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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
85,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. order new shift cables and replace (1 reports)
2003 Ford Focus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012010

Focus ES 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

Daughter drove the car that evening, but getting in the car in the morning and does'nt go into gear, stuck on third gear. so I towed it to my house. Taking off the middle consol where the gears are at. snapped off both cables from the stick shift and notice the shift cable was broken, Ford dealer had to order one for 135.00, when you remove it, it comes in a set. I can't believe the cable broke, because it hard just cutting them, but for it to snap. Must be a faulty part, because cable should not break. Defect-which Ford should be reponsible and pay for repairs.

- , El Paso, TX, USA

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