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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,446 miles

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2009 Ford Focus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Sep 242012

Focus 4-cyl

  • 42,500 miles

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

(complaint #2) difficulty in inserting and removing key from ignition. Repositioning steering wheel sometimes "locks" and "unlocks" ignition keyhole allowing for key insertion and key removal. Complaint #1 submitted as a separate complaint and wanted to include 1st complaint with the 2nd one - turning vehicle key to start position glides rather than "clicks" to each position. Ignition key feels and sounds like ignition tumblers are stripped. Delay between start and vehicle engine actually starting when key glides to start position. This delay is a sign that vehicle will not start due to faulty ignition part.

- Avondale Estates, GA, USA

problem #3

Sep 242012

Focus 4-cyl

  • 42,500 miles
(complaint #1) turning vehicle key to start position glides rather than "clicks" to each position. Ignition key feels and sounds like ignition tumblers are stripped. Delay between start and vehicle engine actually starting when key glides to start position. This delay is a sign that vehicle will not start due to faulty ignition part. Complaint #2 is being submitted as a separate complaint and wanted to include 2nd complaint with the 1st one - difficulty in inserting and removing key from ignition. Repositioning steering wheel sometimes "locks" and "unlocks" ignition keyhole allowing for key insertion and key removal.

- Avondale Estates, GA, USA

problem #2

May 102012

Focus 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled and the power train warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the electronic throttle body sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The failure mileage was 59,000. Updated 07/13/12 the consumer stated the vehicle was under warranty at the time, but Ford stated that the power train throttle body sensor was not covered under warranty. The vehicle was repaired. Updated 07/30/12.....updated 01/14/13 the consumer stated the vehicle was still covered under power train warranty. But, was told it would not be covered. Updated 1/15/2013 the consumer requested to have the component changed. However, the closest component, to throttle body sensor is vehicle speed control and electrical system. Updated 03/18/13

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012011

Focus 4-cyl

  • 39,253 miles
I was driving my Ford Focus on the highway, running approx. 55 mph. All at once a wrench light came on in my car, and my car decelerated to approx. 10 mph. I pulled it off of the road shut the car off and restarted it, and the car ran fine the rest of the way home. Since then it has happened multiple times, without warning. I took the car to my Ford dealer shortly after the first occurrence, and was told that since the wrench light wasn't on they couldn't tell me what the problem was. Yesterday, the car did it again, but this time the engine light came on and stayed on. I took it to advance to have the code read, and was told it coded out a (tac) throttle actuator control failure. I have several friends that also drive Focus' and they all tell me that theirs is doing the same thing. I was wondering if you could get Ford to recall this problem. I have also researched on the internet and found that they are also having this issue with the mustang, F-150, and F-250 to name a few. Thanks for your help.

- Corning, OH, USA

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