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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,333 miles

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2006 Ford Focus fuel system problems

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 012012

Focus 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

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

When it is under 32 degrees. Gas pedal freezes up when trying a accelerate from a stopped position. I when trying to correct causes sudden acceleration.

- Freeport, IL, USA

problem #6

Feb 152010

Focus 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
Gas pedal sticking due to manufactures defect in the way the gas pedal cable is designed. There was not really a crash, but we did have to go off of the road to keep form hitting the car in front of us at a stop light. The cable was frayed and was getting stuck inside of the jacket causing the pedal to stick at the previous setting. I contacted Ford, I was told "too bad nothing we can do" if this problem is not fixed people will die and Ford doesn't care! not any real property damage, just mud and a few scratches from going off of the road.

- Goose Crek, SC, USA

problem #5

Mar 152010

Focus

  • 52,814 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus. While driving at approximate speeds of 55-60 mph, the vehicle began abnormally accelerating and then stalled. The contact was able to coast off the roadway and after twenty minutes he was able to restart the vehicle. The failure persisted. The fuel filter was replaced but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the fuel filter, pump and driver module were replaced. The failure mileage was 52,814 and the current mileage was 54,000.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 202010

Focus 4-cyl

  • 52,814 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus. While the contact was traveling approximately 55 mph the check engine warning light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle began to hesitate in a jerking motion. The vehicle was driven off the roadway. The engine was turned off and restarted after waiting for a few moments. The vehicle was able to operate normally. The fuel filter was replaced by a certified mechanic and the failure stopped. The engine light failure occurred on a separate occasion. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated the failure was contributed to the fuel pump and fuel pump driver module. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 50,000. Updated 06/04/10. The fuel pump was replaced.

- Greenville , NC, USA

problem #3

Feb 092010

Focus

  • 78,000 miles
The accelerator pedal binds in my wife's 2006 Focus. The other day it stuck open and would not release while she was on the expressway. She grabbed the floor mat and pulled it away in case it was causing it to no effect. She hit the brakes and the car wouldn't slow down. The accelerator pedal wouldn't respond to input it was jammed, after stomping her foot on it several times it finally released. Dealer claimed at first was floor mat but pointed out mat was sitting on the other side of the car - then claimed it was carbon build up on throttle body causing it to jam.

- Fort Gratiot, MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 062009

Focus

  • 58,000 miles
After accident occurred on Sept 6, 2009, I noticed that the gas pedal seems to stick especially after or during use of the cruise control. Car engine also revved in park once, and a couple of times seemed hard to brake. Car taken to dealership and diagnosed for $100. Dealership says it is not related to accident but that the throttle body needs to be replaced because the pedal is sticking and it is a safety issue - cost almost $400 not including the cost of the diagnostics. Second dealership confirmed price of throttle body and said that I needed to get it fixed because it's a safety issue. My car is a 2006 Ford. I was not able to get the car fixed. I don' T have that much money, dealership put that I refused service.

- Plymouth, IN, USA

problem #1

Nov 162006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,700 miles
: the contact stated that gasoline overflowed from the gas tank on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who upon examination determined that there was minor debris in the vent hose of the gas tank. The dealer blew out the vent hose. After the procedure there were no further problems with the gas tank. There was a NHTSA recall # 06E056000 regarding fuel system, gasoline which was found that was similar to this issue. Updated 01/10/06.

- East Marion, NY, USA

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