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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14 miles

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2005 Ford Focus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 092005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 14 miles

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

The contact stated the shift cables continued to break. This happened three times since purchase of vehicle and once prior to purchase. The dealership replaced the cables twice, made adjustments to the cables once, and replaced the transmission. The contact did not know what repairs were made before purchase. The vehicle is still hard to get into gear. This usually happens before it breaks.

- Olivehurst, CA, USA

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