really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,690 miles

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2010 Ford Focus engine problems

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2010 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #4

Jun 222012


  • 28,000 miles


On June 22, the mechanic's wrench appeared in the dashboard while sitting in idle with the gear shift in park. The Ford manual states that the warning sign is related to the throttle/transmission. I turned the motor off and restarted the car and the mechanic's wrench went away. On June 25th, the mechanic's wrench appeared again while driving at about 30 mph and the car started to jerk. It was hard to keep it in the road. I dropped it off at the dealership and they said they could not find any codes registered in the computer system. They stated they could not find anything wrong and even checked on the Ford website but could not find anything. I was told to bring it back if it happens again. This does not help because I know something is wrong or the light would not come on and the car would not act the way it had. I am afraid to drive the car in fear of having an accident. Ford is not concerned about this safety issue. There should be a recall on this problem since I have seen many online complaints about this same issue. Please don't wait until someone dies like the issue that loomed around the Ford pinto that caught fire on impact due to where the gas tank was located.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #3

Aug 152011

Focus 4-cyl

  • 45,580 miles
Electronic throttle body light comes and 2010 Ford Focus just loses power..this seems to be a on going issue....

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 142010


  • 12,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Focus. While the vehicle was stopped the engine began to idle very loudly. The contact also stated the vehicle would intermittently stall while driving at any speed. Upon restarting the vehicle it would operate normally. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on five occasions and advised the contact that the throttle body needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 12,000 and the current mileage was 19,000.

- Herminie, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 152010


  • 200 miles
While braking when coming to a complete stop, the engine starts revving very high. Depending on whether or not the car is in gear, the car will move even when applying the brake as hard as possible. This is an intermittent problem, in fact a very infrequent one. Car has been brought into dealer on two occasions re: This problem and no diagnosis has been obtained. The car has less than 1500 miles on it. Eight separate incidents have been noted, approximately every 150 miles. The problem has only occurred when stopping, never while driving.

- Bron, NY, USA

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