definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,667 miles

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2005 Ford Focus engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 302008


  • 140,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The vehicle would not immediately start, but once it did, it stalled for approximately five minutes. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and they stated that the rotors needed to be changed. The rotors were repaired. Prior to the failure, the check engine light illuminated periodically. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 140,000 and current mileage was 153,000.

- Laurel, MD, USA

problem #2

Jun 222007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
I purchased a 2005 Ford Focus in January 2005. Approximately 14 months after the purchase the car started having major power train failure. This has resulted in the repair/replacement of the engine, the clutch 3 times, the transmission, and the shifting cables.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 212005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When my vehicle shifter is in neutral (I have an automatic trans) and the brake is pressed clusters on the dash illuminate (oil light, check engine light, battery light.) the engine stalls and I loose power steering and power brakes making the vehicle extremely difficult to stop and steer especially if I am on the freeway doing 65!. it seems to do it most often when I am on the freeway going down a hill in neutral and the brake is pressed.

- Corona, CA, USA

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