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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,870 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Ford Focus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 012007


  • 140,000 miles


Deceleration pedal. My Ford Focus 05 gas pedal just jammed when on the highway after I softy brake, so the speed of the car gradually slow down until I press really hard so it become normal again. It happens every year in the winter. In the summer, it runs smoothly as normal.

- Forest Park, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 112007

Focus 16-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 27,328 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. While driving 2 mph, the contact noticed fuel leaking from the vehicle. The dealer stated that the fuel filter erupted and caused fuel to spray out. The vehicle was repaired. Another dealer replaced the clips that kept the filter attached. The current and failure mileages were 27,320. The consumer stated she smelled a strong odor of gas from the vehicle and upon inspection found that gasoline was leaking from underneath. The consumer stated took the vehicle to the dealer who informed her the fuel filter was not seated correctly. The consumer took the vehicle to the previous dealer who informed her that they had installed the fuel filter correctly that it must have been faulty clips. The consumer was informed by the dealer she would be receiving a check for reimbursement but to no avail. Updated 10/11/07

- La Grande, OR, USA

problem #2

May 082005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 150 miles
Hard starting, after it starts then it idles rough for 10-15 second. Slip in 5th gear. All problems only happen sometimes.

- Washinton, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 152004


  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
Car bought Sept 2004. Car regularly doesn't start, and if it does always runs at over 3500 RPM for up to 5 minutes with no accelerator pressure. Alarm goes off when driving, for no reason. Car swerves and vibrates on road in dry and wet conditions (seems like steering and / or suspension broken / defective). Brakes also creak. All problems from car purchase to now, March 2005. Taken to 2 dealerships on 4 separate occasions, who could not "replicate the concern". reported to Ford Motor Company in January who informaed me that the original dealer service manager would contact me. So far, 7 weeks on, and no contact. Possible lemon law case.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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