really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,357 miles

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2003 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Apr 062004


  • 3,000 miles


While driving 5 mph vehicle stalled. Consumer was able to restart the vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 092004


  • miles
While driving the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic. Please provide any additional information.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #1

May 072003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 812 miles
2003 Ford Focus svt. (850 miles) car has a high speed surge and a bad miss off the line. No matter how much you play with the clutch pedal and the gas the car always falls on its face then picks back up.(realy bad when its cold) its been at the dealership 3 times. The 1st time they said it was a pinched fuel line and the gas tank had to be droped. 2nd time was the same a pinched fuel line. And now the 3rd time their telling me that im not the only one with the problem and just wait till Ford figures it out. Im pretty sure it had nothing to do with the fuel line.(who know how long I will have to deal with Ford on this matter).

- Brentwood, CA, USA

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