fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,000 miles

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 202011


  • 64,000 miles


Driving my 2004 Ford Focus, when I turn on the left blinker and it starts blinking very fast so I assume it needs a new bulb or fuse. I go to replace the bulb only to find that the housing unit holding the bulb for the blinker is melted. Now I have to replace the entire thing and this cost me $120 dollars. Fast forward six months, not only is the left blinker out but now the right blinker as well, and guess what same problem not just a bulb but both housing units have melted and need to be replaced. Looked to see if there is a recall on this issue, since one, it is the material of the car the heat generated by the manufactures bulb and it continues to happen even when replaced with normal driving. Plus no blinkers is a huge safety issue. No recall! looks like Ford thinks melting car parts on their vehicles is normal.

- Oregon, OR, USA

problem #3

Dec 012009


  • miles
2004 Focus zwt 1. loss of front wiper park function ! 2. loss of headlight / auxiliary lamp function ! happened at 2 separate incidents during 2009.

- Mississauga, 00, USA

problem #2

Apr 012006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2004 Focus belt tensioner broke and battery failed. The front door had to be aligned and the door seal was replaced. The throttle cable had to be re-routed due to the cable binding. The front wheel bearings were replaced. The left rear motor assembly was replaced, the 3rd brake light lens and right side cv axle was replaced. The transmission started shifting erratically. The consumer attempted to make a turn, and the transmission would shift from 1st to 2nd gear until the engine revved up past 6000 RPM. The consumer was told there was a problem with the servo pistons. The transmission was eventually repaired. The battery failed 5 times.

- Gun Barrel City, TX, USA

problem #1

May 192004


  • miles
Electrical system failed to illuminate properly. The interior and exterior lights failed. This caused poor visibility for the driver.

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

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