really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,924 miles

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2007 Ford Focus suspension problems

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2007 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 012015

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Focus. While driving over 50 mph, the vehicle became unstable and was difficult to drive in a straight line. In addition, the air bag sensor and overdrive sensor lights suddenly illuminated while operating the vehicle. The cause of the failures were not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 155,000. Updated 02/18/16

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #10

Dec 012014


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, there was a abnormal noise coming from the front and rear passenger side of the vehicle. The failure occurred multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician stated that they were receiving a vehicle structure error. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,000.

- Rensselaer, IN, USA

problem #9

Jan 012015

Focus 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
While driving on snow for the first time with this vehicle, I experienced significant and extremely difficult to control fishtailing of the rear end. I have significant experience driving in the snow, the tires are in extremely good condition and the vehicle was checked prior to the trip. The problem is not with the tires or maintenance. The problem is with the design of the suspension. After the incident, a quick internet search reveals that this is a known problem with the Ford Focus of this vintage. It is beyond belief that Ford is unaware of the problem. The vehicle is defective and unsafe. We were lucky to keep the vehicle under control and get off the road alive. Attempts to contact Ford directly have proven unsuccessful.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #8

Oct 192013

Focus 4-cyl

  • 117,000 miles


Front left tire blew causing to loose control of the car it went off road and slammed into a ditch. Front bumper and quarter panel damage, front axle broke, rims dented, suspension needs to be replaced to name a few. Almost $5000 in damage. Person jerked forward enough to have cuts in the chest/shoulder by the seat belt yet the airbag did not deploy.

- North Chesterfield, VA, USA

problem #7

Aug 182010

Focus 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
Something in the car makes a squeaky noise air conditioner gave out.

- Sultana, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 042014


  • miles
I have a 2007 Ford Focus, I have replaced the rear tires 4 times since I bought the car. The mechanic said all Focus eat rear tires. I have read several other reports of the same issue. Thanks Ford.

- Edwardsville, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 302012

Focus 4-cyl

  • 52,645 miles


I noticed a vibration that seemed to increase over time of about 2 weeks. I took the vehicle into the dealer where they replaced a wheel bearing and recommended I replace the rear tires due to severe cupping. The tires are Continental contacts with about 10,000 miles on them and should have lasted the next 5 years. I went to the tire shop where they told me that Ford focuses are known to have alignment problems and will destroy their tires prematurely. Researching the internet I found 47 such complaints over the years relating exactly to what I experienced. The problem is the rear suspension is cambered in too much at the top and Ford never made the suspension adjustable. Mine measured 1/4 inch difference between the top of the 15 inch rim compared to the bottom. This sits the car on the inside edge of the tire creating the premature wear. Ford must know this problem exists.

- La Mesa, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 152013

Focus 4-cyl

  • 22,500 miles
2007 Ford Focus St excessive tire wear. At 71,000 miles the vehicle is due for the fourth set of tires. Goodyear Eagle GT P205/50-16 tires have twice lasted less than 25,000 miles while the tires are warrantied for 50,000 miles. Alignment and balance are good and maintained, no 'unusual' wear patterns. Many owners of this vehicle have reported similar issues.

- South Lyon, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 042011

Focus 4-cyl

  • 416,023 miles
2007 Ford Focus has worn front sway bar rubber bushings at 41602 km there is a rattling sound under vehicle unit has never been driver on gravel roads repair cost estimate $ $246.49 warranty refused by Ford factory customer rep problem is related to improper sizing of bushings.

- Nelson., 00, USA

problem #2

Sep 082008


  • miles
2007 Ford Focus 6 tires bought in little under 30,000 miles dealer said nor rotating enough. Another Ford deal said it Focus is a high tire maintenance car get rid of it. The wheel alignments so extreme tilt tires are cupping on the inside but if fact specs. Independent tire dealer said this is a typical Focus and there is a fix at the cost of $500 to set the numbers closer to 0.the tires are wearing in the direction the tilt shows. Dealer says rotate more tire dealer says the numbers are not right I think if there is a fix then there is a design flaw and the dealer should pay for this because seem to be a major issue I should not have to rotate every 3000 miles.

- Toulon, IL, USA

problem #1

Apr 202008


  • miles
Severe tire wobble. Took the car to dealer. They said it needed alignment and 2 new tires. Took to a tire dealer they said that they have had many of the same cars in there with the same problem. It's that the rear wheels are toed-in 50% to much from the factory specs and it just chops the tires up. The car needs 2 new tires and a alignment job to fix the problem from the factory. I feel that the company should pay for it, since it comes off the line like that.

- Thief River Falls, MN, USA

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