5.1

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 miles

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2003 Ford Focus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 142004

Focus 4-cyl

  • 19,000 miles

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

Consumer can shift gears without pushing the shift release button. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. On several occasions, the consumer accidentally shifted into neutral when driving and at highway speeds. On another occasion when the vehicle was shifted from neutral to drive without knowledge of having done so until the vehicle suddenly lunged forward.

- Hurricane, UT, USA

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