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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,000.00
Average Mileage:
63,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2004 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

May 152014

Focus 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

FOUND A PLASTIC PART 91AG 18K33OEA UNDERNEATH ENGINE COMPARTMENT, ENGINE MANAGEMENT LIGHT ON CONTINUOUSLY,(CODE P0420 CATALYST BELOW EFFICIENCY P0171 SYSTEM LEAN BANK 1 HARD STARTING) NEEDS AT LEAST HALF A TANK OF PETROL O RUN REASONABLY SMOOTHLY, OTHERWISE IT IS UNRESPONSIVE TO ACCELERATOR, OR RATHER ONE HAS TO EASE OF IT TO GAIN ANY REASONABLE RESPONSE, IT THEN PICKS UP SPEED. TRIED TO IDENTIFY PART ON WEB BUT NO RESPONSE, DOES NOT SEEM TO EXIST OR WHERE IT CAME FROM? THE VIN IS NOT RECOGNIZED ON THE FORD PARTS OFFICIAL SITE.

- , Leicester, UK

problem #2

Dec 312009

Focus ES 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

Before the pain in the ass engine light problem I am now dealing with, one time the car would not start. The steering was locked and key would not turn. I call my auto repair club service who could not fix the problem. We called the ford dealer, who sent out a repair man to help with the problem. After an 1-1/2 hours and attempting different techniques he finally, got the car started.

- , San Bernardino, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 072007

(reported on)

Focus ZX3 2.3L I4

  • Manual transmission
  • 68,000 miles

Takes two to three attempts to start car when stopped for a short time like at the Grocery store or Lunch or even getting more fuel. I have the extended warranty and have made two trips to Serramonte Ford of Colma CA to get it repaired among other things, but Serramonte Ford is too inept to repair it. I need some ideas on what could be wrong, so I can get an Independent shop to verify in writing and Force ford to pay for the repair.

- , Oakland, CA, USA

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