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8.6

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,332 miles

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2004 Ford Focus suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012006

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

2004 Focus belt tensioner broke and battery failed. The front door had to be aligned and the door seal was replaced. The throttle cable had to be re-routed due to the cable binding. The front wheel bearings were replaced. The left rear motor assembly was replaced, the 3rd brake light lens and right side cv axle was replaced. The transmission started shifting erratically. The consumer attempted to make a turn, and the transmission would shift from 1st to 2nd gear until the engine revved up past 6000 RPM. The consumer was told there was a problem with the servo pistons. The transmission was eventually repaired. The battery failed 5 times.

- Gun Barrel City, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 212004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,996 miles
In minneapolis 4/23/04 the car stalled in stop and go freeway traffic and took a few minutes on the freeway to re-start-mileage then-approx 2317 R/O open date R/O close date 9/21/04 10/05/04 the first 4 dates are transmission related. Initially the car would pop out of 2nd gear while slowing or turning a corner 2/03/05 2/10/05 bearings replaced 2/12/05 2/15/05 cruise inoperable 3/15/05 3/23/05 transmission replaced. 3/25/05 3/30/05 this is a throttle body replacement all of these repairs were done under warranty. In a further page I do not know what "oem" means so haven't answered that question.

- Superior, WI, USA

problem #1

Mar 172004

Focus

  • miles
While driving 55 mph a loud banging noise was heard coming from the rear wheel. Driver was able to drive the vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed consumer this vehicle was not covered under a recall.

- Wagener, SC, USA

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