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65,211 miles
Total Complaints:
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2004 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 262011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,211 miles


My daughter just bought a used 2004 ford focus; 1st day she had it , the key stuck in the ignition. this occurs intermittently, and is an extreme pita; she's resorted to just leaving it in and locking doors- an invitation to theft, to be sure! Did a web search and I'm incredulous at the number of sites and complaints relating to ignition problems with the Ford Focus; at this point it still starts, but when she leaves for college(6 hrs away), I'm concerned that the situation will exacerbate and she'll be stranded somewhere; guess I'll replace cylinder, what amazes me that Ford apparently refuses to acknowledge this problem.

I have 2 other daughters in the market for vehicles- it certainly won't be a Ford Focus!!

- , Ely, MN, USA

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