really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
125,667 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. purchase a Toyota (1 reports)
2000 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 222009

Focus LX 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,000 miles


Had the 2000 Focus approximately 1 year nothing but problems, running rough, engine light, reading the series of complaints similar to mine. Small L shaped connector tube with hole only showed after $140 diagnosis, but since it was readily visible, and solved a problem for a very short time, why charge a customer for a diagnosis.

Ford apparently did not put a good product on the road with this model. I personally will never purchase another Ford. However, the 2000 Focus is a great revenue stream for mechanics and dealerships. Solution the only car I will ever buy now is a "TOYOTA". Not listening to media hype. The facts speak for themselves fact is Toyota's outlast and run far better than Fords, My Toyota has twice the mileage, yes twice the mileage and no where near the problems. Toyotas are very reliable and people, including myself, are not looking for disposable cars like a 2000 Focus. I am putting my Focus on craigslist for parts and the body, indicating the engine is not running, and suggesting anyone who thinking they could fix it should do some research. Again solution buy TOYOTA!!! That is the only car I will ever buy again.

- , Roseville, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 022009

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

At times when I would start the car and get going the check engine light would start blinking and the car would not go over 40 mph. I felt like it was going to explode! It happened about 8 times in 2 months. I finally sold it and bought a Toyota!

- , Nashville, TN, US

problem #1

Oct 192008

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

I just had this car looked at by 2 mechanics a month ago. The first one fixed the broken air switch thing, but couldn't figure out what was up with the engine. Then the car stalled 6 times in ONE day and I took it to a dealer. He fixed a couple of things with it and now, today the engine was gurgling all day. I feel like I'm driving a lawn mower around. The acceleration is terrible and when I get up to 40 mph, the check engine light (which just turned on today) BLINKS like a little indicator light on a bomb! Then the car shakes a whole lot until I slow down. I really think this car is going to kill me. I have school 3 days a week and work the other 4. I don't have time to get it fixed, but I wouldn't need to work right now if this POS would stop breaking.

- , Prospect Heights, IL, USA

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