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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,690 miles

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2010 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #44

Sep 022016

Focus

  • 162,448 miles

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

At a stop sign pulling into traffic, car stalled. Applied pressure to gas pedal and would not move. Pulled over turned car off, restarted and then pulled back out into traffic and car worked fine for rest of day. Conditions: 1/2 tank of gas, in morning car warmed about 10mins, 69' degree temp outside. Mileage 162,448

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #43

Sep 012016

Focus

  • 162,448 miles
At a stop sign pulling into traffic, car stalled. Applied pressure to gas pedal and would not move. Pulled over turned car off, restarted and then pulled back out into traffic and car worked fine for rest of day. Conditions: 1/2 tank of gas, in morning car warmed about 10mins, 80' degree temp outside. Mileage 162,442.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #42

Sep 012016

Focus

  • 162,433 miles
At a stop sign pulling into traffic, car stalled. Applied pressure to gas pedal and would not move. Pulled over turned car off, restarted and then pulled back out into traffic and car worked fine for rest of day. Conditions: 1/2 tank of gas, in morning car warmed about 10mins, 85' degree temp outside. Mileage 162,433.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #41

Aug 302016

Focus

  • 162,394 miles

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

At a stop sign pulling into traffic, car stalled. Applied pressure to gas pedal and would not move. Pulled over turned car off, restarted and then pulled back out into traffic and car worked fine for rest of day. Conditions: 1/2 tank of gas, in morning car warmed about 10mins, 72' degree temp outside. Mileage 162,394.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #40

Aug 122016

Focus

  • 162,177 miles
At a stop sign pulling into traffic, car stalled. Applied pressure to gas pedal and would not move. Pulled over turned car off, restarted and then pulled back out into traffic and car worked fine for rest of day. Conditions: 1/2 tank of gas, in morning car warmed about 10mins, 68' degree temp outside. Mileage 162,177.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #39

Aug 162016

Focus

  • 162,177 miles
At a stop sign pulling into traffic, car stalled. Applied pressure to gas pedal and would not move. Pulled over turned car off, restarted and then pulled back out into traffic and car worked fine for rest of day. Conditions: 1/2 tank of gas, in morning car warmed about 10mins, 80' degree temp outside. Mileage 162,177.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #38

Aug 132016

Focus

  • 162,223 miles

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

At a stop sign pulling into traffic, car stalled. Applied pressure to gas pedal and would not move. Pulled over turned car off, restarted and then pulled back out into traffic and car worked fine for rest of day. Conditions: 3/4 tank of gas, in morning car warmed about 10mins, 80' degree temp outside. Mileage 162,223.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #37

Aug 232016

Focus

  • 162,345 miles
At a stop sign pulling into traffic, car stalled. Applied pressure to gas pedal and would not move. Pulled over turned car off, restarted and then pulled back out into traffic and car worked fine for rest of day. Conditions: 3/4 tank of gas, in morning car warmed about 10mins, 80' degree temp outside. Mileage 162,345

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #36

Aug 262016

Focus

  • 162,368 miles
At a stop sign pulling into traffic, car stalled. Applied pressure to gas pedal and would not move. Pulled over turned car off, restarted and then pulled back out into traffic and car worked fine for rest of day. Conditions: 3/4 tank of gas, in morning car warmed about 10mins, 80' degree temp outside. Mileage 162,368.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #35

Aug 112010

Focus

  • 5,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Focus. While driving various speeds, the engine stalled while the throttle body control and check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle body control failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the computer system failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 5,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #34

Jul 192016

Focus

  • miles

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

Car does not accelerate properly at times. When pressing gas pedal car does not move accordingly. Stalls at random times on highway.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #33

Apr 012016

Focus

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the vehicle jerked and lost acceleration while driving at various speeds. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle stalled. The failure occurred on numerous times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Maumelle, AR, USA

problem #32

Jun 012016

Focus

  • 87,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while attempting to accelerate, the vehicle hesitated. On another occasion while attempting to accelerate, the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that the wrench and the check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the throttle body sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 87,000.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #31

Mar 152016

Focus

  • 82,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Focus. When the vehicle was stopped, the engine cut off. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed and the throttle body assembly was cleaned. The failure recurred within three weeks and the vehicle was taken back to the local dealer. The dealer made the manufacturer aware of the failure and was informed that the issue was normal. The contact notified the better business bureau and was referred to NHTSA. The failure mileage was 82,500.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #30

Jul 152015

Focus

  • 57,000 miles
Just after I left home two wednesdays ago; after about 1/4 mile, my car suddenly started to decelerate and the wrench light immediately came on. I drove it to my repair shop (about 14 miles away including a highway) and although it never stopped, I had to keep hard on the accelerator to get just over 50mph. They said that there was nothing wrong, it was due for an oil change. When I picked it up, it did drive normally. However, the next time that I drove it (the following evening) the same thing happened (at the same location from my home). This time both the wrench and engine lights came on. I stopped and turned the car off. I started it after a minute and the speed dropped to zero after a few yards. The next morning on the way to the repair shop, it again decelerated to zero. The shop said that it was a throttle sensor and I paid almost $200 to get it fixed (I had to wait until Monday). Two days later, last Wednesday, at the same location, the car decelerated again to zero (three times). I had an emergency appointment that day so I had to drive it. That night, I had just gotten on the highway to come home when the same thing happened. Thankfully, it was very late and no one was behind me because there wasn't a shoulder on which to pull over. The next morning, I was taking it to the Ford dealership when the same thing happened twice. The soonest appointment available was this morning. According to the Ford service rep, this is normal; all cars suddenly stop even on the highway. This does not appear to be normal to me. I would think that suddenly losing control of one's car, especially on a highway, is very unsafe. Sometimes, I've driven without incident and sometimes, I have this problem. The only thing that I can in common is that when it occurs, it's always within a couple of minutes after I start driving.

- Vernon, CT, USA

problem #29

Jul 062015

Focus

  • 82,490 miles
Going down highway and engine stopped dew to throttle pedal position sensor no throttle response at all

- Independence, MO, USA

problem #28

Feb 192015

Focus

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly lose power and failed to accelerate. During the failure, the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who diagnosed that the throttle body was faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 140,000.

- Deerfield, NH, USA

problem #27

Feb 192015

Focus

  • 123,000 miles
When I drive my car it jerks when I drive a certain mph.. I was on the free way and it felt like I wasn't going to be able to stop or didn't no if my car would stop... my power steering is not working when I turn a corner it makes a grinding noise and when I found out what the problem which was my power steering pump I got it fixed an now the power steering leaks out an still makes the noise.. I feel really unsafe in my car an am afraid to drive with my son in it.

- Maple Heights, OH, USA

problem #26

Feb 052015

Focus

  • 86,000 miles
When driving this car and the speed reaches about 40 mph the traction control light comes on and the car reduces speed and you can push the pedal all the way down and it will go no faster than 30 mph. The only fix is to hit the traction control switch on the dash and this turns the traction off and allows you not to get killed. I took it to the shop to see if any trouble codes would pop up and the scan said the car was fine no issues. When you drive the car it tells a whole different story.it will not be long until some one gets to an intersection and a truck is barring down on them and the car will not safely accelerate to get you out of danger. I have found nothing that will fix this problem so I will try to sell it back to a dealership. Sad thing is we still owe $5000. On it but don't feel safe in it. New car time, skipping Ford this time until they take some accountability and try to fix this issue.

- Saint Cloud , FL, USA

problem #25

Apr 172012

Focus

  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Focus S. the contact stated while driving 70 mph, the vehicle would decelerate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the throttle body was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000 and the current mileage was 68,000.

- Romeo, MI, USA

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