Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2005 Ford Focus engine problems

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 202005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Engine accelerated when I was at a stop. The engine began racing. I turned the engine off, and then on again and it still raced for a long period of time. At no time was my foot on the accelerator. The engine was racingby itself. I made a copy of the NHTSA that have been occuring with the Ford but the dealer found nothing wrong with the car. My son has a Ford escape and he just received a notice from the NHTSA about the same problem. The accelerator cable has to be relaced. I have a Ford Focus. Sincerely, mike paglia.

- Troy, NY, USA

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