definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,532 miles

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2005 Ford Focus electrical problems

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

Nov 242006

Focus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,700 miles


Key will not come out of the ignition - we have no money to replace anything.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 272006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,546 miles
2005 Ford Focus. The key is stuck in the ignition. It will not come out. I have been told I will have to replace the ignition. Single mom here don't have the money.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Jan 012005


  • Manual transmission
  • 9,000 miles
I purchased a brand new 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 in December of 2005. Upon delivery I noticed my car had a hard time starting and the whole engine would shake and knock. After a month I took it into the dealer and they said they couldn't find a problem. The condition continued and I took it in again and they couldn't find a problem but asked to keep it for an overnight start. I brought it in a few days later so they could keep it over night and they found a bulletin by Ford saying they know there is a hard start problem but they don't know how to fix it. I then had to have the driver's seat belt replaced because it wouldn't unlatch occasionally. I then had to have the passenger side door casing replaced because it was discolored. Then about a month and a half ago I was driving down the highway at 62 miles an hour and my clutch went out and my car died in the middle of the highway. I was almost hit by another car and had to weight in 90 degree weather for 2 hours for a tow truck to come. My car was towed to Ford and they said my fly wheel had crumbled and my clutch was bad. It took them 9 days to replace my clutch. A day later my car would not downshift without grinding and I had to take it back to the dealer. They said that this time they had to replace my transmission because it was ruined as well. To this day my car is still in the shop and has been there for 32 days just for the replacement of the transmission. My car is only 8 months old and has been in the shop for repair or diagnosis for a total of 45 days so far. Neither wendle motors or Ford will replace the car so I am perusing a lemon law case.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #2

Sep 152004


  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
Car bought Sept 2004. Car regularly doesn't start, and if it does always runs at over 3500 RPM for up to 5 minutes with no accelerator pressure. Alarm goes off when driving, for no reason. Car swerves and vibrates on road in dry and wet conditions (seems like steering and / or suspension broken / defective). Brakes also creak. All problems from car purchase to now, March 2005. Taken to 2 dealerships on 4 separate occasions, who could not "replicate the concern". reported to Ford Motor Company in January who informaed me that the original dealer service manager would contact me. So far, 7 weeks on, and no contact. Possible lemon law case.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 132005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,750 miles
Ignition problems, cd player malfuction, was repaired but failed again 3 times to start and towed 3 times to the dealer.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

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