2000 Ford FOCUS Electrical System problems & defects.

2000 Ford FOCUS Electrical System problems & defects.
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If you are driving a 2000 Ford FOCUS, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Electrical System problems and defects. Total reports: 151.

Consumer Rented A Car From Budget Rental. Vehicle Locked Up, And Driver Was Not Able To Turn Off Or Start Vehicle. When This Happened, electrical Doors Would Not Open. Consumer Had To Climb Out Of Window, And Car Just Died. This Has Happened On 4 Different ford, focuses That Consumer Had Rented. Consumer Feels This Is Very Dangerous Because It Could Lock Up On The Highway. *ak

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in COLUMBUS’, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 19, 2000

All Instrument Gauges Don’t Work At Start Up, But Come On After About A Minute Of Driving, Dealer Not Able To Duplicate Problem, Radio Will Not Turn Off After Vehicle Is Turned Off, Bad Fuse #f50 Replaced, Possible electrical System Failure. *cj

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3139YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ROWLETT, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20000501. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 18, 2000

Consumer Stated The Gas Gauge Failed, The Brakes Were Squeaking, The Mirror Was Torn Off By Repeated Car Washes, Gas Leaked On The Both Driver And Passenger Side Carpet, And The Truck Latch Was Broke, Also The Fues Burst On Locks. *yh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAHP3139YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in HERNDON, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 25, 2002

When Applying Brake Pedal It Would Go To The Floor, Also Brakes Will Grind. Rotors Had To Be Turned, And Brakes Were Replaced 7 Times, But The Problem Reoccurred. *ak Transmission Slips And Jerks And Rpms Jump. No Problem Found. Consumer Hears Loose Gravel Sound From Right Front Wheel Area. Dealer Found Wheel Well Loose. Dealer Found Serpentine Belt Failed Causing Whistle Squeal Under Hood. Gas Light On With Full Tank And Door Ajar Light Is On. Dealer Replaced Battery. Evaporative Hose Loose. Dealer Removed And Installed Fuel Tank. Cigarette Lighter Not Working. R-cup Hold Bubbling. Driver Side Mirror Knob Falls Off. Rear Child Seat Latch Cover In Broke. Front Driver Seat Metal Fell Out. Both Headlamps Moulding Fall Out. Sunvisor Mirror/bracket Moulding On Passenger Side Between Door / Dash Loose. Broken. Right Outer Ac Vent Broken. Loose Carpet On Right Front Floor. Pillar Trim Coming Off. Deck Lid Wire Harness Had Tp Be Replaced. Clicking Noise From L/h Front Of Vehicle. Egr Valve Replaced. Left Rear Tail Lamp Is Out. Engine Light Is On. Problems With Rewind Button For Am/fm Cassette. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33PXYW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in APOPKA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20020801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 20, 2000

There Is A Very Bad Squeaking Noise When Braking, And When Consumer Lets Off The Brake There Is A Grinding Noise. Driver States More Than Twice Brake Pedal Was Applied, And Pedal Went To The Floor. ford Has Been Contacted.*ak.also Consumer Was Complaining Of The Transmission Slipping, The Cigarette Lighter Was Not Working, Cup Holder Bubbling, Serpentine Belt Was Replaced Due To A Squeal Coming From Under The Hood, Gas Light Was Coming On When The Tank Was Full Of Gas, Door Ajar Light Was Coming On, Starter And Battery Were Replaced, Driver Sider Mirror Knob Fell Off, Rpm Runs High, Headlamp Molding Was Replaced, Sunvisor Was Broke, Rear Child Seat Latch Cover Was Broke, Air Conditioner And Heater Were Replaced, Passenger Door Trim, Driver Seat Metal Bar, Rewind Button For Am/fm Cassette Was Inoperative, Carpet Loose, Pillar Trim Was Coming Off, Ticking Noise Was Coming From The Front Of Vehicle, The Egr Valve Ws Replaced, Rear Tail Light Was Out, The Bulb Was Replaced, Deck Lid Wire Harness, A New Fuel Tank Was Installed Due To The Engine Light Illuminating, The Front And Rear Brakes Have Been Replaced Due To Warpage, Also The Speedometer Stopped Working.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33PXYW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in APOPKA, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20020801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Aug 25, 2001

Fuel Pump Problems: When Making Right Hand Turns, Or Driving Around Extended Right Hand Curves (like Freeway On- And Off-ramps [aka Cloverleafs]), The Car Nearly Stalls When Attempting To Accelerate After The Turn. When Consumer Steps On The Gas Pedal, The Engine Seems To Stop Running. When Consumer Lets Off The Pedal, The Engine Runs Again And Once The Car Has Rolled In A Straight Line For A Short Distance, (50-100 Ft.), Consumer Is Able To Accelerate. This Problem Begins To Show Up When The Fuel Gauge Indicates The Fuel Tank Is Less Than Full. At That Point, The Stalling Problem Only Occurs After Making A Hard Turn. The Stalling Problem Is Easier To Replicate As The Amount Of Fuel Indicated By The Fuel Gauge Drops Below 3/8 Of A Tank. This Problem Has Not Occurred When Making Any Left Hand Turns. Rear electrical Problems Up Until About 38,000 Miles, These Problems Were Intermittent, And Werenot Evident Most Of The Time. Consumer Had The Vehicle Checked At A Dealer And They Were Not Able To Locate (or Even Reproduce) The Problem. Recently, The Problems Began To Reoccur More Frequently, Until Now, They Are Present Virtually All The Time. The Problems Occur Together. If One Part Of The System Is Functioning Properly, The Other Parts Are Functioning As Well. The Problems Are, The Right Turn Signals Flash Quickly. The Right Turn Signals Flash Quickly When The Brakes Are Applied. If The Turn Signal Is On Without The Brakes (as In Approaching A Turn Or Signaling A Lane Change), The Turn Signal Flashes Normally. The Left Turn Signal Is Never Affected. The Rear Window Defroster Does Not Work. The Light On The Switch Illuminates When Pressed On But The Window Does Not Clear So There Seems To Be No Power Going To The Wires Of The Defroster. Taillights And Back-up Lights Illuminate. When The Switch Of The Rear Window Defroster Is On (and The Defroster Is Not Working) The Taillights And Back-up Lights Illuminate.*jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3438YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in HATFIELD, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

While Driving The Vehicle At Any Speed, Strong Chemical Fumes Spread Through Out The Vehicle. The Dealer Has Been Made Aware Of The Problem. Nlm The Tire Rod Has Loosened, The Battery Had Blown, And The Engine Light Had Stayed Illuminated. Scc

Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PLEASE FILL. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SANDUSKY, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MATHEW FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SANDUSKY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44870 .

May 02, 2002

The Vehicle Began Stalling At Every Stop Light Or Intersection When Braking. The Owner Managed To Turn Around And Drive Back To Her House. The Vehicle Has Been Towed To The Nearest Dealership For Diagnosis. Please Describe Details. Ts

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in GULF POINT, MI. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Nov 25, 2002

Continued Problems With ford 200 focus Zts. Bearings, Electircal System, Brake And Paint Issues Among Others.

Mileage was 27 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP383XYW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in VIENNA, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000101. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: TED BRITT FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 703 591 8484 . DEALER’S CITY: FAIRFAX . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VA.

Dec 16, 2002

Consumer Called Complaining About Having Problems With The electrical System On The Vehicle. Also Stated That The Power Windows Does Not Work Also The Power Locks On The Vehicle Do Not Work. Dealer Was Contacted And Vehicle Was Taken To The Shop On Three Different Times And It Was Finely Fixed But Consumer Still Thinks That The Vehicle Still Has Different Issues. Ts The Brakes Squealed, And The Vehicle Would Shut Off When The Brakes Were Applied Hard, And The Vehicle Would Have To Be Placed In Park In Order To Restart. A Fuse Was Replaced And Had Blown Again, There Was A Short Ground In The Wire On The Rear Passenger Door Shorting To The Ground, Recall 00s50/deck Lid Wire Harness, And Two Door Lock Actuators Were Replaced. Scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P4YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in NEW LONDON, CT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991215. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: WHALING CITY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 860 443 8361 . DEALER’S CITY: NEW LONDON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CT. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 06320 .

The Consumer Has Experienced The Following: The Replacement Of The Left Dash Board Cluster (temperature Gauge Inop From The Time Of Purchase), Reattachment Of Rubber Seal Around Driver Door Window, Reattachment Of Fuel Pump, Reattachment Of Headliner In Rear Of Vehicle, Uncrimping Of Fuel Line, Lubrication Driver Door Handle(sticking), Lubrication Of Catch On Rear Passenger Side Door(had Come Open While Vehicle Was In Motion), Replacement The Turn Signal Switch In Steering Column-had To Be Turned Off Manually, Persistent Noises/vibrations In The Front End Of Vehicle Starting At 36k Miles And Was Told That The Tires Had Tread That Was Too Narrow/were High Performance Which Wasn’t Needed/was Also Told That The Vibration Was Caused By Improper Tire Care And Tire Cupping, The Left Rear Shock Needed Replacement, And The Radio Goes Out-sometimes Goes Out When The Heat Is Turned Up High. Scc

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LATROBE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Consumer Has Experienced Many Problems With This Vehicle. There Is Occasional Grinding Noises When Braking Suddenly, The Brake Pedals Squeak, The Transmission Jumps Out Of Gear, There Are Problems When Accelerating, The Vehicle Stalls When Driving Above 55 Mph, The Cruise Control Is Inoperative, And Various electrical Problems. *jg *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAPP3437YU. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in TARPON SPRINGS, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000818. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph. DEALER’S NAME: GARY BROWN FORD . DEALER’S CITY: HUDSON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 34667 .

Consumer Noticed A Fire Near The Shift Lever While The Vehicle Was Turned Off. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in CASCO, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Ignition Failed, Had To Be Replaced, Tires Wear Incredibly Fast (4 Sets Of Tires At 45000 Miles), Radio Cut Out, Had To Be Replaced Twice, Brakes Failed At Least Three Times Causing Two Accidents, Dealership Said They Replaced Them, But Lied And Never Did, Was Forced To Spend $500 Having Them Replaced, Trunk Doesn’t Close, Bad Suspension, Spun Out On An Exit Ramp

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P9YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, MD. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001020. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MILLER BROTHERS FORD .

Mar 01, 2001

The Lights On The Console Flickered On And Off, And Also The Vehicle Stalled Without Warning.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P5YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in BISHOPVILLE, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: SHERWOOD FORD . DEALER’S CITY: BERLYN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MD.

The electrical System For The Doors Failed, Which Caused The Driver Side Door Not To Open.*jb *ts

Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3431YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 20010201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 27, 2003

The Vehicle Stalled Intermittently, The Dealer Diagnosed The Problem As A Defective Module, Which Caused electrical Problems. *jb The Odometer/speedometer Had Shutdown, The Trunk Opened, The Keyless Entry Is Inoperative And Sometime The Passenger(s) Get Stuck In The Vehicle Due To The Faulty Locks. Scc

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P5YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in STAFFORD, VA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Mar 19, 2003

Consumer Received Poor Service From ford Motor Company, As Well As From Following Local ford Dealers Morande ford Of Berlin, Ct And Ray Seraphin ford Of Vernon Ct, And Different Opinions From ford Employees Concerning Multiple Recalls On A-frame/stereo/windshield Wiper Motor/rear Wheel Bearings, electrical System, And Sudden Acceleration/lurching. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3435YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in WEST HARTFORD, CT. Vehicle was purchased on 20000801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: MORANDE . DEALER’S CITY: BERLIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CT.

Mar 12, 2003

After About 10 Days Of Buying My 2000fordfocus The Problem. Started And One Year Later The Problems Are Still Coming Like Clock Work. First My Breaks Were Squealing I Called The Dealer, He Said Not To Worry About It Until I Had Time To Come In. 1 To 2 Months Later, After Several Calls Asking If It Was Still Okay To Drive, I Took My Car In And The Routers And Breaks Were Bad, They Sd I Should Have Brought My Car In Sooner. Well Per There Request I Took My Time. I Had To Pay The Get This Taken Care Of. It Didn’t Stop There, My Tires Kept Getting Flats So I Has To Once Again Replace At My Own Expenses. Now The Real Problems Start, My Cruise Control Was Just Out Of Control, My Car Would Accelerate Every Time I Would Put In On Cruise. The Windshield Wipers Would Not Work And My Radio Kept Turning Off By Itself. I Had Once Again At My Own Expenses Replace My Windshield Wipers Calling The Maintenance. Dept. At Meridian ford. They Fixed The Problem. With The Cruise Control And It Was Working Fine For About 2 Months It Is Now Happening Again! Now I Have Problems With The Key Getting Stuck And Will Not Turn, The Trunk Will Not Shut, And My Car Will Shut Off When The Car Is In Idle. It Turns Off If In Park Or Drive After About One Min. Idle. This Is Very Frustrating. And Has Caused So Many Financial And Stress Problems. I Don’t Feel Safe In This Car And I Feel Cheated! I Was Sold A Lemon! A List Of What Was Wrong With My New Car..bad Breaks, Bad Routers, Bad Windshield Wipers, Bad Cruise Control, Bad Trunk, Bad Tires, The Key Gets Stuck And Will Not Turn, And Now It Turns Off While In Idle. All These Things Are Still Wrong With It And Its Costing Me Money, Stress,time And It Is Costing Me To Be Late On My Car Payments And Other Bills Because I Have To Pay For All This Crap To Be Fixed! Why Is This Happening! Do I Need To Get A Lawyer Or Do You Need To Replace Or Fix My Car At Your Expensive. I Have Lost So Much And Feel Helpless. I Hope This Does Not Fall On Deaf Ears. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P6YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in HOMEDALE, ID. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: MERIDIAN FORD .

Feb 05, 2003

I Have A 2000fordfocus Zts Automobile With Approximately 10000 Miles. I Just Had A Problem With The Electric Lock System. The Electric Lock Door Actuator In The Right Rear Door Failed. The Entire Locking System Stopped Working And The Right Forward And Left Rear Doors Both Locked Closed. The Doors Were Not Able To Be Opened Manually From The Inside Or Outside. This Bothers Me Because I Feel A Possible Entrapment Situation Could Result If This Occurs As A Result Of A Traffic Accident Or Water Submerged. My Failure Occurred As I Was Loading The Car For My Trip Home From Work. I May Have Had The Right Rear And Left Front Doors Open At The Time Of The Failure, Which May Explain Why They Were Not Affected. Normally, The Doors Will Open From The Inside Even If Locked. This Failure Overrides That Safety Feature. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3831YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ELIZABETH CITY, NC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991115. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOWN & COUNTRY FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SUNBURY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 27979 .

Mar 15, 2003

Car Stalls. Sometimes Dies While Driving Even At Highway Speeds Of 55 Mph. Have Towed Car Several Times To Dealer But Once There, The Car Starts And They Can’t Find Anything Wrong So I Have To Pay The Towing. Last Trip To Dealer (about A Week Ago, They Did Find Something Wrong And Of Course What They Found Was Not Under Warranty) Now It Happened Again….this Time We Got Stranded Out Of Town. This Is A Very Serious Problem With The fordfocus. I Bought This Car So My Son Would Have Reliable Transportation But Has Become More Of A Problem Than Not Having A Car At All. Need Help To Resolve. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P8YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20020425. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: RED MCCOMBS FORD . DEALER’S CITY: SAN ANTONIO . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.

Apr 19, 2003

When The Key Was Placed Inside Of The Ignition, The Vehicle Failed To Turn Over. *jb

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 22, 2003

While Driving The Traction Control Module Failed. *nlm Which Failed Every Few Days. The Vehicle Would Shut Down With Dash Light Warnings. *scc

Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP31382R. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LINCOLN, NE. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20020401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: ANDERSON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 402 458 9800 .

Apr 23, 2003

-2000fordfocus Lx – Bought Used On April 14th. Both Interior And Exterior Of Car In Excellent Condition, Ran Extremely Well, One Owner Repo, Clean Title. -was Rear-ended In Very Low Speed, Low Impact Collision, No Frame Buckling, Bending, Or Damage To Car Other Than Scratched Rear Bumper – Truck Lid Will Not Latch Now. Multiple Mechanics And Appraisers – Unable To Find Problem. -while Driving, Dash Gauges And Car Speakers Will Suddenly Stop Working (speedometer Goes To 0, Odometer Goes Blank, Fuel Gauge Goes To 0) And Then Spontaneously Come Back On With No After Effects. Car Stalled While Stopping After One Of These Episodes. Occasionally When Car Is Started, The Odometer Will Spontaneously Reset Without Prompting (not The Main One, The Resetable One). -random Codes Being Thrown To Computer – Car Has Had Two Diagnostics Run In Two Weeks, The First For Two Codes: 1. A Mechanical Issue, 2. For electrical Difficulties In The Dashboard – The Car Was Thoroughly Inspected And No Defects Were Found. Seven Days Later The Computer Reported An “evaporative System Leak” – Once Again The Car Was Thoroughly Inspected And No Defects Were Found. After The First Diagnostic, A Rear Brake Light Went Out – After Removing The Light And “fiddling” With The Wiring, The Mechanic Got Its Normal Function To Resume. -the Car Has 36,000 Miles, I Had The Brakes Inspected The Day After The Car Started Shaking Violently When I Pressed The Brake Pedal. The Rotors Are Warped Terribly And I Will Have To Have The Entire Brake System Replaced, Including The Rear Drums – I Do Not Consider This Normal, Especially In Such A Young Car. -it Has Had Two Recalls Filled In The Last Month, One For A Pinch Bolt And The Other For A Wheel Bearing. No Other Recall Campaigns Were Open. These Problems Have Continued Since The Recalls Were Completed. -i’ve Owned This Car For Less Than A Month. The Cars Pre-purchase Inspection Came Up Clean. The Car Is No Longer Under Any Kind Of Factory Warranty.*jb

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LOS LUNAS, NM. Vehicle was purchased on 20030414. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: B&M AUTOMOTIVE . DEALER’S CITY: LOS LUNAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NM.

Apr 14, 2003

Vehicle Has A Major electrical Problem. While Driving Vehicle Gauges Will Go “beserk”. Door Chime Activates, All Lights Flicker On And Off, Transmission Changes Gears,and The Vehicle Stalls.*ak

Mileage was 66000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3432YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ROCK HILL, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 17, 2003

The Turn Signals On The Dash Appeared To Work Fine (left And Right) But The Rear Turn Signals Did Not Work At All. The Consumer Stated He Received A Ticket. *nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):PROVIDE. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MIDLAND, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 27, 2003

At Any Speed, The Vehicle Intermittently Stalled On The Highway. Vehicle Had Been To The Service Dealer Seven Times For The Same Problem. On One Occasion, The Dealer Replaced The Fuel Pump, But It Did Not Fix The Problem. When The Incident Happened, After About Six Minutes, The Vehicle Could Be Restarted. Manufacturer And The Dealer Have Been Notified. *ak When The Vehicle Stalled The Odometer Went Blank. When The Odometer Was Functional Again, The Vehicle Could Be Started. The Power Relay Was Found Open And Was Replaced And The Fuel Pressure Dropped While The Vehicle Was In Motion. *scc *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3836YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991123. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: PAYTON WRIGHT FOR . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 817 481 3531 . DEALER’S CITY: GRAPEVINE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 76092 .

Sept 02, 2003

Water Leak In My 2000fordfocus. Upon Reading This Website I Realize The Other Problems I’ve Had Are Similar To This Car. Car Stalling, Fuel Gauge Sticking, Radio Going Out, Carpet Being Replaced,wiper Problems Etc. When It Rains The Water Can Fill The Passenger Floorboard 2-3 Inches. I’ve Had The Leak Checked At Several Different Places And So Far No One Can Find The Leak. According To This Website The Dealer Can’t Find The Problem Either. My Car Is Not Under Warranty Any More, And I Was Informed If The Leaking Continues It Will Damage The “brain” Computer Or electrical System. If That Happens And I Have To Spend A Couple Thousand To Fix, But If The Leaking Is Not Found It Will Just Happen Again. I Feel This Car Is Unsafe And Should Have A Recall. Also, I Have Not Received Notice Of All The Recalls That Pertains To This Car. I Have Received Only One Pertaining To The Back Real Wheel Bearing, Which Was Replaced At Dealer. But I See That There Have Been Others. Why Was I Not Notified? *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in JACKSONVILLE, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20010417. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: MIKE DAVIDSON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 904-725-3060 . DEALER’S CITY: JACKSONVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 32211 .

Nov 17, 2003

The Owner Was Unable To Unlock The Rear Doors From The Inside And Outside. The Consumer Took The Vehicle To The Dealer Four Times. *ak The Entire Automatic System Stopped Working. The Rear Door Behind The Drivers Seat Was Unable To Be Unlocked Or Opened From Either The Inside Or Outside Of The Vehicle. The Passenger Side Door Became Jammed. The Lock(s) Were All Replaced And Failed Twice At The Dealership. The Automatic Window’s Worked Intermittently. *scc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP36PXYW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in CAMBRIDGE, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: QUIRK FORD . DEALER’S CITY: QUINCY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MA.

July 04, 2003

Engine Check Light Illuminated, And Vehicle Hesitated When Trying To Accelerate. Dealer Determined That There Was An Electronic Malfunction Within The Vehicle Which Was Sending Incorrect Codes To The Electronic Control Module. *ak

Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3135YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

fordfocus Se Year 2000; Purchased Nov 1999; Since 1999 I’ve Had 10 Or 11 Recalls; A New Transmission Installed; Now My Car Periodly Will Not Start, I Have Put The Car In The Shop From Jan 2003 To Oct 2003 For The Same Problem; Dearler Cannot Find The Problem They Give Me A New Battery To Solve The Problem; However I Still Have The Problem; I Just Recently Got The Car Out Oct 24 Then On Oct 26 Stranded Again 30 Miles From My House With A 11 Month Old Baby; Car Would Not Start. Its Back In The Shop Again On Oct 27. Milage On The Car Is A Little Over 73,000 Miles My Warrenty Expires 75000. Is Their A Lemon Law This Would Fall Under. I’m Scared To Drive The Car With My Baby. I Still Owe On The Car. What Can I Do To Resolve This Problem?*ak

Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3432YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LAVERNE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19991114. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PERSON FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 909-593-7411 . DEALER’S CITY: LAVERNE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 91750 .

Jan 14, 2003

The Consumer Noticed That All electrical Tail-lights And Lights Inside The Vehicle Were Lost. Upon Inspection By The Mechanic On The Vehicle, An electrical Wire Was Found To Have A Short. Please Describe Details. *ph

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FILL IN. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in OLNEY, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Battery Cable Shorted Out. Also, There Were Some Broken Wires In The electrical System. Recalls Were Issued For Both Of These Failures. *ak The Manufacturer Indicated Tht The Consumer’s Vehicle Was Not Included In The Recalls Due To Vin. The Throttle Body Cable Malfuntioned. *nm

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP383XYW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LEBANON, PA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: MAGUIRE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 717-838-8300 . DEALER’S CITY: HERSHEY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 17078 .

The Driver Placed The Key In The Ignition But The Vehicle Would Not Engage. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer For Analysis. The Mechanic Determined The Ignition Switch Needed To Be Replaced. *nm The Ignition Switch Was Replaced Two Times, Power Locks Were Inoperative, Alarm Was Inoperative, Trunk Inoperative, And The Window(s) Were Hard To Close (must Be Forced Down 3-4 Times). *sc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P2YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MAXTON, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. DEALER’S NAME: CHAMPION FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 877 865 0837 . DEALER’S CITY: ROCKINGHAM . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC.

Dec 30, 2003

While Driving, The Vehicle Stalled Due To electrical Failure. There Were No Brakes Or Steering. The Vehicle Crashed Into A Tree. Driver Dislocated Her Shoulder And Sustained A Head Injury. *ak The Rear Wheel Bearings Was Replaced, The Fuel Filter Was Replaced *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P1YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ANDREWS, NC. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20001211. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph. DEALER’S NAME: JACKY JONES . DEALER’S CITY: ANDREWS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 28901 .

Oct 23, 2003

The Consumer Experienced Two Defects With Her Vehicle. *ph The Back Passenger Seat Belt Was Placed In Backwards Per Manufacturer, The Volume On The Radio Increased And Decreased Without Control, The Gear Stick Slid Off The Post, The Vehicle Stalled When Going To A Complete Stop, The Power Knob To The Radio Would Become Sticky Whenever The Sun Was Present, The Trunk Would Not Open, The Ignition Switch Jammed Twice, The Rear View Mirror Was Stuck In The Open Position, And The Steering Wheel Adjuster Did Not Exist. The Consumer Requested Compensation. *sc *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3439YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in HAYNEVILLE, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Ignition Doesn’t Work, Steering Wheel Locks And Ignition Cylinder Occasionally Comes Out. Also While Driving, The Steering Wheel Fell Off. *la The Vehicle Overheated When The Air Condition Was Turned On, The Dealer Replaced A Pinched Wire Behind The Dash, The Air Condition Was Not Cool Enough, The Evaporator Core Had A Leak. *jb

Mileage was 30488 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P6YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: MAROONE FORD .

The Consumer Is Unable To Open The Vehicle Doors With The Remote. The Consumer Would Have To Manually Use The Key To Enter The Vehicle. The Dealership Was Notified, But Did Not Resolve The Problem. *mr

Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP343XYW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in BALTIMORE, MD. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 16, 2004

My 2000fordfocus Wagon That I Purchased In Nov Of 2003 Burned In My Work Parking Lot With Only 30,000 Miles On It With No Warning, No Suspicious Noises Or Problems. I Drove To Work, Parked In The Lot, Walked In, And As Soon As I Logged On To My Computer Security Was Calling To Inform Me That My Car Was On Fire. The Car Burned The Engine Compartment And The Front Passenger Area Completely Within 15 Minutes. The Fire Department Told Me That It Started In The Engine Compartment. Security Said From Their Video That It Also Showed To Have Started In The Engine. The Flames Shot Up Over 10 Feet Within Minutes Of The Fire Being Noticed. When The Car Was Purchased I Refused To Buy It Without A Warranty So The Dealership Gave Us A 12 Month Or 12,000 Mile Warranty (and We Purchased The Extended) But Now They Are Saying They Have No Record Of Anything But The Easycare Extended Warranty That We Purchased. We Find This Strange Since We Have Had 2 “warranty” Repairs At No Charge Since The Purchase And There Was Never Any Question Before. The Insurance Compnay Has Asked That We Go Talk To The Dealership This Evening One More Time To Try To Straighten This Out Before They Pay It And We Loose Money As Well As Having Our Premiums Go Up. One Of My Other Big Concerns Is That Our Other Vehicle Is Also A ford And It Has Depreciated By Some 10,000 Dollars Since We Purchased It In June Of 03 New So We Cannot Trade It In Anywhere Or Sell It Without Being So Upside Down As To Hurt Ourselves. I Personally Have Absolutely No Confidence In ford And Will Never Purchase From Them Again. If Anyone Can Help Me With This Or Give Advice Please Do So By E-mailing Me At Julie.ledbetter@hillwood.com. Thank You.*ak

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3634YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MCKINNEY, TX. Vehicle was purchased on 20031113. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BOB TOMES FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 972-548-1111 . DEALER’S CITY: MCKINNEY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75069 .

Apr 30, 2004

I Purchased A 2000fordfocus From Carmax In Miami Fl During The Last Weefk Of January. Immediately After The Purchase I Experienced Many Problems. I Have Been In And Out Of The Dealership And Have Been Given The Run-around. I Lost 12 Hours Of Work, Been Late And Been Left Stranded By The ford Twice. I Have Had About A Dozen Loaners And Am Currently Still In One (4months Later). I Am Paying For A Car That I Do Not Have And As A Result I Do Not Want It Anymore. I Want Something Else.i No Longer Wish To Do Business With Carmax And Want Them To Purchase The Car Back From Me. However I Am Not Upside Down And Do Not Feel That Is Fair Since I Have Only Had The Car About 14 Days Since I Bought It. I Need Help!*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P8YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MIAMI SPRINGS, FL. Vehicle was purchased on 20040129. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: CARMAX . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 305 436 5494 . DEALER’S CITY: MIAMI . DEALER’S STATE CODE: FL.

Feb 01, 2004

Rear Passenger Door On The Left Side Locked And Will Not Open, Either From The Inside Or The Outside. The Consumer Took The Vehicle To The Dealer And Was Told That The Locks Were Not Covered Under The Warranty, And It Will Cost In Excess Of 500.00 For Repairs. *ak The Consumer’s Wife Was Working With The Left Rear Door. The Switch Had Come Loose And The Left Door Was Currently Working. The Right Door Was Still Failing. No electrical Power Switches Were Working On The Doors. Six Fuses Were Replaced. The electrical Problems Were Still Not Repaired. The Door Problem Occurred Two Days After Purchase. *sc *jb

Mileage was 44000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP36PXYW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Vehicle was purchased on 20030802. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BILL COLLINS FORD . DEALER’S CITY: LOUISVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: KY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 40218 .

Aug 04, 2003

While Driving Vehicle Stalled. Consumer Restarted The Vehicle, And Drove It To The Dealer For Inspection. Mechanic Determined That The Spark Plugs Needed To Be Replaced. Consumer Informed The Mechanic That The Problem Recurred, And Had Not Been Resolved.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P5YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in CHULA VISTA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

July 30, 2004

We Have A 2000fordfocus And It Has Been In And Out Of The Shop For The Same Problem. The Car Stalls At Times And The Lights Of The Car Go Off And On As Well As The Radio And The Speedometer Go Crazy From On Side To The Other. I Can Be Driving And Have The Radio Off And It Will Turn On. The Car Stalled For The First Time On Oct. 22 2001 And It Didn’t Restart So We Took It To ford And They Replaced The Fuel Pump. The Car Drove Good For A While And Then It Started All Over Again. So We Took It To ford On Sept. 30 2002 And They Told Us That It Was Altenator. So We Had It Replaced. The Car Did Good For A While And Then On July 16 2003 The Engine Would Stall. ford Said That This Time It Was Vacuum Leak And They Replaced The Tube Assembly. The Car Still Had The Same Problem And We Took It In On July 18 2003 The Engine Would Stall. ford Said That It Was The Fuel Pump Once Again. So We Had It Replaced. The Car Still Had The Same Problem So We Took It Back To ford And They Said It Was The Altenator. We Couldn’t Afford To Have It Fixed By ford So We Had The Altenator Fixed With Someone Else. On Sept. 17 2003 We Could Not Start The Car And We Had To Have It Towed. ford Said That It Was The Ignition Cylinder And We Had It Replaced. After All Of This The Car Did Ok For A Little While But On Jan. 28 2004 The Engine Begain To Stall Once Again. ford Said That It Was The Fuel Pump Once Again So We Had It Replaced. On Feb. 4 2004 The Gas Would Leak When You Filled The Tank. ford Said It Was The Pump Retaining Nut Not Seated Properly. The Car Still Did Not Act Good It Started Out Slow With The Car Stalling Every Now And Then And Then It Just Would Stall And Turn Off While You Are Driving. And Sometimes The Car Would Not Ever Start Again Untill 15 Min Would Pass And Then It Would Start. On Aug. 20 2004 We Took It To ford And They Said That The Alternator. So We Had It Replaced For The 3rd Time. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 32271 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34PXYW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SURFSIDE BEACH, SC. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000821. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WESTWAY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 972-659-0333 . DEALER’S CITY: IRVING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75062 .

Oct 22, 2001

Headlights/radio And electrical Parts Would Come On And Off On Their Own. Consumer Drove Vehicle To Dealer For Inspection, But Mechanic Could Not Duplicated The Problem

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SHREVEPORT, LA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 13, 2004

Everything Was Great With The Car Until Recently. Can Insert Key Into The Ignition, But Cannot Turn The Key. I Pull The Key In And Out Until Something Catches And It Will Finally Turn. Sometimes It Takes 2 Minutes, Sometimes 30 Minutes. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, SC. Vehicle was purchased on 20040606. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: DODGELAND OF COLUMBIA . DEALER’S CITY: COLUMBIA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: SC.

Oct 12, 2004

1) Stalling, Stuttering And Or Slow Acceleration 2) Gauges And Lights Inside And Outside The Vehicle Are Fluctuating As They Wish. He Car Was Taken To The Dealer Three Times So They Could Diagnosis And Work On The Problem. 1st Time There Was A Recall Performed On The Fdm (fuel Delivery Module). 2nd Time They Gave It A Computer Update And Then All Of The electrical Problems Began To Occur. Third Time They Sent Me Away Saying There Is Not A Problem. 2 Weeks Later With All The Symptoms Giving Lots Of Problems (shuttering And Stuttering, Car Stalled Many Times While Traveling On The Interstate Etc.). Finally It Quit All Together When electrically It Blew Up Or Shorted Out Somewhere. All The Gauges Were Fluctuating Empty To Full,0 To 100 Mph, Air Bag Illuminated Etc. Cabin Lamps Went Crazy. The Car Smelled Like It Was Burning In The Cabin. Found No Burnt Or Melted Wires. I Called The Dealer To Get Them To Pick Up The Car And They Told Me The Battery Went Dead. When They Test Drove It Now Being The Fourth Time They Said It Needed New Spark Plugs And Wires. I Just Cannot Believe What They Are Telling Me So I Pulled This Vehicle Out Of Their Care. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 47000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P8YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LAKEMONT, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000115. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: DUVALL FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 7067824231 . DEALER’S CITY: CLAYTON . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 30525 .

Apr 20, 2004

Many Problems, The Radio Started Shorting Out Almost Immediately. I Have To Replace My Tires At Least Once A Year (10,000 Miles.) At 37000 Miles After The Bumper To Bumper Ran Out, My Air Conditioner And Heater Fan Only Worked On 4, 1, 2, And 3 Did Not. I Took It To ford, The Diagnosis Was An Open Circuit Which Cost Me $409.00. ( I Think I Was Ripped Off) Last Month I Took A Road Trip And Whenever I Would Climb Steep Inclines The Car Sputtered And Eventually Died. There Was No Indication Of My Car Overheating. After About 5 Minutes Or So The Car Would Start And Continue To Sputter Up The Hill. This Made It Extremely Unsafe For Me And My Family Resulting In A Near Collision With A Truck. This Week, My Car Wouldn’t Start At All, There Was Some Corrosion On The Battery Terminals So I Cleaned Them W/a Wire Brush. I Also Noticed That The Cables Looked Burned. The Car Started After We Jumped It, But Died After Removing The Cables. I Have Spent More Money On This Car Than Any Other Car I Have Ever Owned. My Last Car Was A ford Escort, I Still Have It, It Is 10 Years Old And Has Well Over 100000 Miles On It With No Problems. I Have 9 Payments Left On My focus And Will Be Selling It After That. *jb

Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3834YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in GARDEN GROVE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000812. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WEBB FORD . DEALER’S CITY: GARDEN GROVE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 92843 .

Oct 31, 2004

First Problem Started With Vehicle Stalling- Found Out That Fuel Pump Was Faulty. Pump Was Replaced Because Of Recall. Second Problem Started With No Warning- Remote For Door Locks/hatch Back/anti-theft Stopped Working And Automatic Door Locks Also Stopped Working. Even After Replacing Battery In Both Remotes Still Does Not Work. At The Same Time Keyless Entry Stopped Working I Noticed That When I Turn On My Rear Windshield Wiper The Rear Hatch Opens. I Fear That This Could Be A Safety Issue Because If Driving During Rain Can’t Use Rear Wiper Or Hatch Can Open And Anything In Rear Of Vehicle Could Fall Out Causing An Accident. Please Notify Me If This Is A Re-occurring Problem And What Can Be Done To Remedy It. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP36P5YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ANCHORAGE, AK. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

May 10, 2004

The Consumer Stated The Vehicle Had electrical Problems. The Lights Were Turning On And Off. The Cause Is Undetermined. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in BURNA, KY. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

May 01, 2003

Coming Home From Work My Engine Light Came On , I Took It To A Friend And He Check It And Said It Was As Cylinder Misfire He Reset He Code(?) And Said That He Didn’t Guarantee That It Wouldn’t Come Back On . It Work Fine The Rest Of The Day , But When I Was Again Coming Home From Work The Next Day It Came On Again ,i Immediately Turn Around And Took It To The Garage Where I Get Repairs Done . He Also Said It Was A Cylinder Misfire And Suggests I Replace My Spark Plugs And Wires , He Also Cleaned Something Else And Something Iac ( You Can Tell I Don’t Know Squat About Cars)i Paid 149.00 For This Service . A Day And Half Later I Was Back In The Garage With The Same Problem (engine Light On) This Time He Says It Something With My Transmission Code And To Call The Co. And See If There Is Or Was A Recall On It . Some Thing About Flashing The Computer. I Have Only Had This Car Since August 2004 And Have Trouble With All This And With The Key Not Working But The Car Was Still Under A 30 Day Warranty And The Car Salesman Took Care Of That Problem. I Am Just Wondering What Next ,how Much , Money Does Not Grow On Trees Around Here. After Reading All The Complaints On This Here Website I Wonder Why I Even Bought A fordfocus. I Also Have Very Squeal Brakes Constantly , And My Rear Passenger Tire Has A Problem And My Son Won’t Even Let Me Drive My Car Till I Get It Check Out There Is More Money. My Car Only Has 44,000. Miles On It. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P5YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in CHAMBERSBURG, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20040815. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 22, 2005

Fatality Vehicle Fire, Dec. 8 2004. My Husband Is The Original Owner Of A 2000fordfocus, Subject To Numerous Service Visits To Bill Brown ford, Livonia Mi For: Ignition, Steering Column, Wheel Bearing, Brake, Rear Window Control, Seat Belt &trunk Latches, Overhead Light And Engine Light. The Vacuum Line & Fuel Pump & Valve Assembly Were Replaced 2/03, Followed By Stalling. In 6/03, A/c Compressor & Manifold Line Replaced. Fuel Line & Pump Failure In 8/03, Resulted In Gasoline Spill On Residential Street Minutes After Parking. Bogging Followed Repairs, Pcm Reprogrammed & Leaking Pvc Tube Replaced 1/04. Fuel Pump Again Replaced. In 8/04, Our 24 Year Old Son Took Ownership Of This Problematic Car. We Are Uncertain As To Whether Vehicle Malfunction Caused A 35 Mph Collision With A Fire Hydrant. An Immediate Engine Explosion And Fuel Fed Fire Trapped My Son And His Passenger. Described By Police As A Relatively Minor Crash Which Would Not Be Expected To Claim Lives, The Subsequent Unexplained Engine Fire Claimed Two Young Lives. A Malfunctioning Driver’s Airbag Was Also Detected. This Incident Was Originally Reported To Nhtsa By My Husband (#10104088). I Am Supplying These Additional Facts For Your Clarification. Please Correct Your Posting Of “0” Injuries As There Were 2 Fatalities. Please Take Effective Action To Save Lives, As These Trouble Plagued Vehicles Seem To Become More Lethal As They Age. Confirmation Of Receipt Of This Information Is Requested. *nm *sc *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle was on fire. 2 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P4YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in REDFORD, MI. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Dec 08, 2004

Car Is A Lemon. Radio Has Failed Multiple Times. Door Locks And Ignition Lock Have Failed Multiple Times. Current Problem Is Car Stalls At Intersections. Emission Light Is On And Stays On. Deal Can Not Fix.*jb I Consider The Stalling At Intersections To Be Very Dangerous. If Someone Is Moving Forward Assuming The Car Will Move, And It Does Not Because Of The Stall, A Crash May Result.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P0YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LYNNWOOD, WY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 03, 2005

I Have Had This Car Since 2003 And It Has Been Nothing But Trouble. I Have Had It Into The Shop For Many Of The Previously Stated Repairs- Ignition Lock, Revving/ Gas Line Sticking, Broken Windshield With No Outside Cause, Cracked Side Mirrors From Cold, Etc. This Week My Rear Window Fell Into The Door And Would Not Roll Up. The Estimate Is Close To $400. I Have Had Other Problems, So Many I Can’t Recall Them All Now. I Would Advise Others To Avoid ford Products In The Future- I Certainly Will. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Vehicle was purchased on 20020101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Feb 14, 2005

While Going 65 Mph, A Vehicle Pulled Off The Ramp In Front Of The Consumer. The Consumer Applied The Brakes And They Failed To Work. The Consumer Lost Control Of The Vehicle. *sc All Of The Lights On The Vehicles Digital Meters Where Blinking. The Vehicle Flipped Three Times And Landed On The Roof. Prior To The Accident The Vehicle Had electrical And Brake Problems. All The Digital Figures On The Dash Would Blink On And Off. *tc *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3830YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SHREVEPORT, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20040803. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: YOKEM TOYOTA .

Jan 01, 2005

Events, Just Normal Driving. Sway Bar Link Disconnected Causing Sharp Rightward Pull At Highway Speed. Continued Smelling Of electrical Burning From Dash Panel With Intermittent Instrument Failure, And Airbag Lights Flashing. Smoke Came From The Vent Systems A Couple Times, But No Fire Noticed As Of Yet. Nothing Has Been Done To Correct Failure, Costs Too Much For Me To Have ford Diagnose The Problem, $500+ For Dash Labour Costs To Pull It And Inspect.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 86000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3137YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ST. CATHARINES, 00. Vehicle was purchased on 20031203. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 100 mph.

Aug 13, 2004

The Consumer Had Numerous Repairs Performed On Her 2000fordfocus. *jb Recall Campaign#02v288000 & 00v411000. Repairs That Have Taken Place Within One Year: 14 New Tires Because Of A Problem With The Wheels, Engine, Transmission Jerking, Re-wired, Battery, Overheating And Muffler. *sc

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in NORCROSS, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 24, 2005

Dt: On Sunday The Owner’s Wife Made A Right Hand Turn Off Of Mentor Onto Hart Street. The Engine Shut Off Like The Key Had Been Turned Off And The Engine Burst Into Flames. The Vehicle Was Towed To Classic ford But Has Not Been Looked At By The Insurance Company Yet. The Cause Of The Fire Has Not Been Determined. Both The Fire And Police Departments Were At The Scene. The Entire Front Of The Vehicle Has Complete Fire Damage. There Were No Other Vehicles Involved. Prior To The Fire There Were No Problems With The Vehicle. The Vehicle Owner Feels The Fire Was The Result Of A Faulty electrical System. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3830YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MENTOR, OH. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20030612. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CLASSIC FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 440-266-3000 . DEALER’S CITY: MENTOR . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44060 .

July 10, 2005

While Driving My 2000fordfocus, I Came To A Four Way Stop And The Car Ceased To Work, As If I Had Turned Off The Key…no Sputtering, Just Stopped. I Restarted The Vehicle And It Lurched Forward, Died Again, Just As Before. As I Looked Out The Front Windshield, I Observed Smoke Coming From The Hood Of The Car. I Exited The Car And Flames Were Coming From The Wheel Wells. I Immediately Called 911. People Began Spraying Water On The Car From Garden Hoses, Two People Stopped With Fire Extinguishers And Nothing Put Out The Flames. When The Fire Department Arrived, Within 10 Minutes, The Entire Front Of The Car Was Destroyed. Pieces In The Engine Compartment Were Melting And Falling Off The Engine Onto The Ground. Police Arrived To Direct Traffic. The Car Was Towed To Wendle ford, And My Insurance Company Removed The Vehicle To Their Premises The Next Day. I Still Have No Idea What Could Have Caused This Problem In A Five Year Old Vehicle With No Prior Problems. As I Have Seen Several Other Incidents Of Fire In This Vehicle, The Government Should Make ford Motor Company Investigate Why This Is Happening Before Someone Gets Killed! *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3838YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SPOKANE, WA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20030709. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: WENDLE FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 5093437485 . DEALER’S CITY: SPOKANE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 99207 .

Aug 03, 2005

For No Apparent Reason While Driving Home From Work, My Car Battery Light Came On, Then Stalled, Smoke Began Emanating Form Under The Hood, Then The Car Went Up In Flames. I’m Very Lucky I Was Not Injured. The Car Was Totaled. This Car Has Been Nothing But Problems Since I Bought It. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3637YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in STATEN ISLAND, NY. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000615. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ISLAND FORD .

July 13, 2005

Engine Compartment Fire (four Days After ford Dealership Replaced Ignition Lock Cylinder). *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3639YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ROME, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000414. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CHATSWORTH FORD . DEALER’S CITY: CHATSWORTH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Aug 26, 2005

Dt: The Caller Said Automatic Locks On The Doors And Trunk Did Not Work. The Keyless Entry Remote For The Locks Will Not Work To Lock Or Unlock The Vehicle. Neither The Dealer Nor The Manufacturer Were Willing To Provide Any Financial Assistance. *ak *nm

Mileage was 30400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P7YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MILFORD, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000223. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: CASTRUCCI FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 513-831-7010 . DEALER’S CITY: MILFORD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 45150 .

Sept 13, 2005

Purchased 2000fordfocus, Vin [xxx] From Croft ford On Dec. 19, 2001; Mileage Was 12,163 (car Was Still Under Warranty); Have Been Unable To Walk Since March Of 2002 (mileage On Car Is Now Just Over 13,000; Last 200 Plus Miles Has Been Put On By ford Dealerships Attempting To Fix Car). Have Had This Car In To Several ford Dealerships; None Of Which Can Solve Problem Of Engine Surges; Dash Lights Sweeping; Transmission Bolting; Etc., Etc., Etc. This Car Is Not Safe To Drive; I Have Notified ford Motor Company; The Dealerships, Etc., And Feel That It Should Be Covered Under “manufacturer Warranty” .. Instead Latest Was That ford Dealership Wanted $500 To Replace Alternator And Could Not Guaranty That Would Fix Problem; I Already Paid $105; Plus $110 And The Same Problems Are Happening. The Car Has Been At The ford Dealership In Woodbridge, Va, For Over 2 Weeks, Which Leaves My Family Without A Car To Transport Me. This Is Not Right. I Told Todd Croft Of Croft ford That I Needed A Good, Dependable, Safe Car Because This Would Be The Last Car I Ever Purchased. He Knew That I Did Not Drive Much At All And I Feel That He Sold The Car (with An Existing Problem) To Me Thinking That I Would Never Know. My Daughter Was The One Who Realized This Car Had A Serious Defect And Took It To Croft ford To Be Fixed Several Months Ago; To Date, It Still Is Not Fixed; Is A Danger To Drive, Not Only To The Person/occupants Of The Car, But To Any Vehicles Near When The Power Surges Occur And The Transmission Bolts. *jb Updated 07/18/2012 *js Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 12685 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3132YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LOCUST GROVE, VA. Vehicle was purchased on 20011219. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: CROFT FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 570 888-2366 . DEALER’S CITY: ATHENS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 18810 .

July 26, 2005

2000fordfocus. Radio Started Turning Itself On And Off About 3 Months Ago. A/c Started Doing Same This About 1 Month Ago (on Same Panel On Dash). Now A/c Will Not Work At All, But Radio Continues To Turn Itself On And Off Whether Car Is Running Or Not. *nm

Mileage was 96000 miles. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LAFOLLETTE, TN. Vehicle was purchased on 20030501. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: TED RUSSELL FORD . DEALER’S CITY: KNOXVILLE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TN.

July 01, 2005

Dt: The Contact Stated There Was An electrical Problem. The Dealer Said It Was A Problem With The Sensors Within The Fuel Pump. The Dealer Said They Would Need To Replace The Sensors To Remedy The Problem. Due To The Numerous Attempted Repairs That Have Not Corrected The Problem He Was Not Going To Have The Vehicle Repaired At This Time. The Contact Already Spent Enough Money Having The Vehicle Repaired, And Should Not Be Out Any More Money For Attempts To Repair The Vehicle. *ak

Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34PXYW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MARGATE, FL. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20011201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: FORD AT POMPANAW .

Nov 15, 2005

There Is A Leak In The Resevoir For The Radiator, electrical Problem With The Radio. The Radio Keeps Losing Power When Going Down The Road. The Master Switch For The Passenger Window Does Not Work, The Rear Passenger Window Assembly Is Broke Leaving The Window Not Able To Stay Up. There Is A Funny Noise When Driving Down The Road. It Sounds Like A Crackly Noise. Half Of The Time The Heat Will Not Work. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in KING, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20050901. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . DEALER’S NAME: EVANS USED CARS . DEALER’S CITY: KING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NC. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 27021 .

Jan 06, 2006

Dt*: The Consumer Stated While Traveling 40 Mph The Occupants Started Smelling electrical Smoke. The Occupants Realized The Vehicle Was On Fire In The Dashboard; Smoke Was Billowing Out Of Dashboard. The Consumer Pulled The Vehicle Off The Road And The Occupants Exited. The Vehicle Was Extinguished, And Then Towed To The Consumer Home. There Has Been No Inspection Of The Vehicle. The Manufacturer Has Been Alerted. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 99335 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP36P6YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in FAIRFAX, VT. Accident was reported to Police. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20000301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: BURT PAQINS . DEALER’S CITY: SAINT ALBANS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: VT.

Jan 20, 2006

Our fordfocus Has Been Nothing But Problem Since We Bought The Thing. The Wiring Was Shot About 4 Months In, And We Could No Longer Use The Electronic Locks, Or Trunk Opener. However, The Latest Problem Would Be The Ignition. I Was Getting Gas When I Went To Put The Key In The Ignition And It Was Stuck. Luckily, After A Brief Panick Attack I Managed To Get It To Start. Today, Unfortunately We Weren’t So Lucky, And The Steering Wheel, Brake Pedal And Ignition Are All Frozen And Are Unable To Start The Car. I Now Have No Vehicle For Work Tomorrow Morning, And Am Furious With This Unreliable Vehicle. Someone Must Do Something About This! *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in NORWOOD, 00. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MCCURDY .

Mar 14, 2006

I Took My Vehicle To The Local ford Dealer On March 2, 2006 After I Was Having Trouble With It Stalling And Then It Was Hard To Restart. They Replaced The Fuel Pump And Fuel Filter. Then On May 19, I Took The Car In Again To Have A Recall On The Locks Fixed And To Assess The Check Engine Light Being On. I Was Told That Their Was An Evap Leak At The Gas Cap And One Would Be Ordered For Me. During This Wait I Experienced A Strong Gas Smell Surrounding The Vehicle And Coming Up Through The Vents. Then On June 4 (the Cap Still Not Replaced), I Was Getting Poor Gas Mileage. As I Was Backing Out Of A Driveway I Noticed A String Of Gas. As I Was Driving Down The Road I Was Losing Gas. I Went From Half A Gallon To E In Less That 8 Min. Until I Arrived At My Destination And The Car Died. I Put It In Neutral And Rolled To Safety. Then I Had To Have It Towed To My Local ford Dealer Who Is Currently Assessing The Situation….please Help!!! Previous Problems Includes, But It Is Not Limited To The Following Problems (cuts Out, Dies, Hesitates{coil Pack Replaced}, The Key Not Fitting Into The Ignition {jammed The Key In & Wd40}. *nm

0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P3YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SULLIVAN, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER’S NAME: SULLIVAN FORD .

June 04, 2006

Early On I Had Issues With Stalling But Just Thought It To Be Weird For The Car Would Turn Back On..would Power Down While Driving Then I Could Start It Over Again. Wasn’t Until Recently It Became An Issue That Worried Me When I Was On A Trip And It Did It 3 Times In A Row And It Wouldn’t Start On The Second Time But Then Did On The Third Try. I Had Been Pulling Out Into Heavy Traffic When Car Just Died.. Everything Went Dead. Tonight My Engine Light Came On And I Started Searching The Net Looking For Reasons Why When I Came Across The Stalling Issues With The fordfocus2000. I Have Also Encountered Multiple Problems With The Car Over The Years And Until Recently Have Stayed Under 50,000 Miles. I Also Had The Locking Of The Ignition Which Was Replaced By The Dealing But Last Time I Took The Car In For The Rear Bearings They Told Me My Car Was Not One Of The 21 States It Had Issues With. I See They Have Now Included That To Go Into All 50 States. At This Point I Am Really Scared To Drive This Car Anymore And Was Just Getting Ready To Do An Out Of State Drive Which I Am Putting On Hold. I’ve Had Other Issues That Are Nothing Compared To The Car Stalling Out In Traffic.. It Just Stops.. Steering Freezes Brakes Lock.. Its A Mess And A Danger To My Child’s Life And Mine. The Latest Problem Of Stalling Plus The Gas Pressure Seems To Be An Issue.. I Press On The Gas And It Seems To Sputter As If The Car Wasn’t Getting Enough Gas And Almost Dies.. I Thought Maybe My Clutch Was Going Out But That Doesn’t Seem To Be The Case. It Has Not Been A Cause Of An Accident Thank Goodness But Have Come Very Close. This Is A Danger To Other Drivers And To Myself. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P2YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in IMPERIAL BEACH, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19991220. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FULLER FORD . DEALER’S CITY: CHULA VISTA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 91910 .

Aug 08, 2006

2000fordfocus Zts, Started To Smoke From The Fuse Box, Within 3 Minutes The Engine Compartment Was On Fire And Car Was Totally In Flames. No Warning Signs, Nothing Odd About How The Car Ran. Just Riding Along And Smoke Starts And I Pulled Over Asap And The Car Went Into Flames. Nothing Was Done To Correct What Ever Problem It Was…the Car Is Destroyed. No One Knows What Caused The Failure. When The Car Started To Smoke, The Smoke Came From The Fuse Box On The Drivers Side. The Smell Of Burnt Plastic Was Smelled And As I Stated Before The Car Was In Flames. I Had Just Enough Time To Get Out Of The Car And Away From It. *nm

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 78500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3838YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in COULTERVILLE, IL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20050521. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CHUCK RYAN CARS . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 228-864-9706 . DEALER’S CITY: LONG BEACH . DEALER’S STATE CODE: MS. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 39560 .

Sept 20, 2006

I Purchased A Car From Mega Motors On 10/3/06. On 10/04/6 The Car Cut Off On Me In The Middle Of The Expressway. I Took The Car To The Shop And A Computer Diagnostic Test Proved That The Sensors Are Out On The Car And That The Transmission Is Out Of Range. I Took The Car Back To Mega Motors On 10/05/06 And I Also Provided Them With A Copy Of The Diagnostic Report. The Company Isn’t Doing Anything To Help Me, All They Are Telling Me Is That They Can’t Fix The Car But I Can Come Pick It Up. I Didn’t Have The Car Two Days Before It Messed Up On Me In The Middle Of Traffic. Ruiz Auto Shop Said That The Car Is No Good. I Tried Calling Mega Motors Again But They Just Keep Me On Hold For A Really Long Time. As A Paying Customer I Feel Like I Was In Danger For My Life And I Can’t Get The Company To Provide Me With Another Car Nor Give Me My Money Back, After Two Days Of Having The Car. I Contacted The Bbb And Found That This Company Has Had Nine Complaints Since 2003. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P8YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20061003. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:U. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MEGA MOTORS INC . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 214-391-2523 . DEALER’S CITY: DALLAS . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 75217 .

Oct 03, 2006

In 2004 Vehicle’s Ignition Key Lock Fails To Work Properly. Vehicle Is Towed To ford Authorized Repair And They Correct The Problem. In 2006 Vehicle’s Ignition Key Lock Fails Again. Vehicle Is Taken To ford Authorized Repair And Corrected Again. Both Times I Was Left Stranded Since The Vehicle’s Ignition Key Would Not Turn To Start The Vehicle And Could Not Be Removed From The Ignition. Vehicle’s Dash Lights Suddenly Failed While Driving At Night. Lights Come On And Off. Several Times During Nightime Driving The Lights Fail. Vehicle’s Door Power Door Locks And Trunk Locks Fail And Cannot Be Opened With Keyless Entry. A Fuse Continues To Fail Possibly Due To A Short In The Wiring System. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 82175 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3834YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DRUMS, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20020307. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: BARBER FORD .

Oct 14, 2006

The Car Had Been Driven 2-3 Miles, Then Parked. About 15 Minutes Later The Fire Was Spotted. Flames Were 12 To 15 Feet High Before The Fire Dept Arrived And Put It Out. *jb

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3836YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ST CHARLES, MO. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 20020601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: KLABEN FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 330 673 3139 . DEALER’S CITY: KENT . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44240 .

Dec 09, 2006

The Car Was Having Trouble Starting We Replaced The Battery Checked The Cables Had The Starter Tested The Guy Said It Was The Nuetralization Switch. He Got Back Into Start The Car And It Locked Up. It Is Now Still Sitting There For Them To Figure Out How To Fix It. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3432YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in BENTONVILLE, AR. Vehicle was purchased on 20040326. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 30, 2007

I Drove A 2000focus Zx3 For 3 Years Without A Single Problem. On March 2007 (90000 Miles) The Car Stalled And Died Completely In The Middle Of A California Freeway. After 5 Min I Was Able To Restart The Car And Drive To My Mechanic (not A ford Dealer). Computer Analysis Showed A Faulty Mass Air Flow Sensor. He Replaced It ($450). Two Days Later, The Car Stalled Again In A Residential Area (20 Mph And Full Tank Of Gas). The Car Restarted And I Drove Back To Same Mechanic. He Didn’t Find Anything Wrong And Suggested I Should Drive To A ford Dealer. They Replaced The Fuel Delivery Module At No Cost Because Of ford Recall #03n01. After That The Car Stalled (and Died) Again While Pulling Out Of A Parking Lot (5 Mph And Full Tank). ford Technicians Drove The Car For 150 Miles While Hooked Up To A “flight Recorder” And Found Nothing. I Drove It For 20mi With A “flight Recorder” And It Stalled Right Away. I Tried Restarting It And It Stalled Again (4 Times In A Row). I Was Able To Record The Data Using Flight Recorder. For The First Time The Check Engine Light Was On (code P1237). The ford Dealer Inspection All The electrical Wires Looking For A Faulty Connection Ground. After Re-wiring They Test-drove The Car Again. They Think The Car Is Ok Now. This Has Been My Third Week Without A Car. I Was Renting A Car In Order To Go To Work (paying To Go To Work). I Can’t Afford To Spend More Money On More Surprises. I Have Been Stressed Emotionally And Financially. Even If The Car Is Ok Now, I Don’t Feel Safe Driving It (or Any Other ford). At This Point I Decided To Sell The focus To The Same ford Dealer. I’m Complaining About The fordfocus And ford In General (as A Corporation And A Brand) For Allowing Such A Flaw To Be Sold To The General Public. I Have Been Very Well Treated By The Service Department At The ford Dealer. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3130YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in IRVINE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20001021. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: FORD .

Mar 07, 2007

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. The Contact Stated That The Power Door Locks Stopped Working. The Contact Noticed That The Fuse For The Power Door Lock Had Failed. He Replaced The Fuse, But The Passenger Front Door Failed To Unlock. He Did Not Experience Any Failures With The Other Doors. A Dealer Has Not Inspected The Vehicle To Determine The Cause Of The Failure. The Current Mileage Is 78,500 And The Failure Mileage Was Unknown.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P8YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in TOLEDO, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20060601. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: YARK AUTOMOTIVE .

Apr 26, 2007

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. In July Of 2007, The Door Locks On The Vehicle Began To Malfunction. The Contact Changed The Fuse, But This Did Not Correct The Failure. The Tail And Brake Lights Also Began To Malfunction, Followed By The Rear Hatch. The Dealer Advised Him Not To Drive The Vehicle Because A Fire Had Taken Place In The Wiring. The Contact Is Currently Awaiting The Vehicle Diagnosis. The Current Mileage Was 42,338 And Failure Mileage Was 42,000.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 42000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3638YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in WALTON, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20070530. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: PRIVATE OWNER .

June 28, 2007

Smelled Smoke Coming From Vehicle And Upon Exiting Vehicle Fire Was Coming From The Underneath Of The Engine Compartment. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 91000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3635YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LORAIN, OH. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MIKE BASS FORD . DEALER’S CITY: ELYRIA . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44035 .

Mar 03, 2008

2000fordfocus Ignition Failure. Car Ignition Locked/froze Up And I Had To Have The Car Towed And The Ignition Replaced At A Cost Of Some $500. This Is A Widespread Problem With The fordfocus And ford Refuses To Reimburse Me And Has Not Addressed The Problem With A Recall. *tr

Mileage was 76495 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P6YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LACKAWAXEN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: HONESDALE LINCOLN-MERCURY . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 570-253-1800 . DEALER’S CITY: HONESDALE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: PA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 18431 .

Apr 12, 2008

Unable To Turn Ignition To Start Car With Key, Regular Mechanic Unable To Fix Problem, Had To Be Sent To A ford Dealer To Replace The Lock Cylinder At A Cost Of 350.00. *tr

Mileage was 60 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3130YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in NEWARK, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 29, 2008

Well, Basically, My Ignition Has Gone Out On My 2000fordfocus For The Third Time. I’ve Gone On The Web And Have Read The Same Problem Happening To Other People. The Key Will Not Turn The Ignition And It Will Not Start. I Think This Should Be Investigated Due To A Safety Hazard. Imagine Being In A Remote Location And Being In Need Of Medical Attention And Your Car Not Starting? Imaging Going Hiking And Twisting Your Ankle, After Suffering Through Agonizing Pain, You Realize You Have To Suffer Much Longer Because You Can’t Turn The Key In You Ignition. I’ve Never Had To Experience Any Of These Situations, But I Have Experienced My Third Ignition Failure. The First Two Were $300 Each, And I Just Got Off The Phone With A ford Dealership And They Told Me It Would Cost $600?? Price Gouging In Our Time Of High Gasoline Costs?? I Believe These Faulty Parts Need To Be Investigated. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P9YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ALBUQUERQUE, NM. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 28, 2008

2000fordfocus #1 Car Has Been Owned By Me Since 2001 (bought From A Dealer With 13k Miles On It), It Gets Used Lightly And Never Goes On Long Trips. I Use It Just For Local Driving, To And From Work. (about 5 Miles A Day, Car Has 80k Miles On It) This Car Is A Lemon! I Have Had Some Of The Strangest Problems And Gone Through More Recalls Then Anyone Should Have To. #2 Problems I’m Having Currently: Suspension Car’s Front Passenger Side Spring Has Broken, Makes Very Loud Crunching Noises When Turning, Needs Repair. electrical Car Has Smelled Of Burning Rubber, And electrical System Has Started Smoking On More Then One Occasion, Have Come Very Close To Going Up In Flames. Turning The Car Off Then Disconnecting The Battery Terminal Cures The Problem Temporarily. Was Also Told By Local Mechanic Front Axles Are Bad, And Need To Be Replaced Soon But Do Not Know Much More About It. Problems I’ve Had: Fuel Pump Recall, Door Latch Recall, And Battery Cable Recall. Have Also Had Problems With The Rear Bearings Of The Car, Paid Out Of Pocket To Fix Those, Because Dealer Told Me There Was No Recall On Them. After Reading Nhtsa Campaign #01i017000 I Have Since Learned Otherwise. #3 All The Problems I’m Having With The Car Currently Are Not Fixed. All The Other Ones Were Repaired By The Dealer With The Exception Of The Rear Wheel Bearings. The Front Spring Is Still Available As Is Still On The Car, And He electrical System Is Still Intact. I Will Have To Replace The Spring Soon But I’ll Hold On To It. The Same Goes For The Front Axle’s. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P0YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in CUSHING, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 01, 2008

I Am Experiencing What Thousands Of Others Have Experienced With The 2000fordfocus. For The Past Year, We Have Intermittently Had The Ignition Switch Lock Up, Unable To Turn The Key And Start The Car. I Have Been Stranded Many Times. My Mechanic Told Me This Is A Overwhelmingly Common Problem With The 2000focus And Suggested Tapping And Banging On The Ignition Switch To Get It To Turn. This Worked For About A Year, However, As I Am Finding Out By Reading These Complaints, It Finally Has Frozen And Will Not Turn. ford Wants To Charge People Four Hundred Fifty Dollars To Replace This Defective Switch, Only To Replace It With Another Defective Switch,which Will Ultimately Need Replacing , Yet Another $450.. My Husband Purchased An Ignition Switch From An Auto Parts Store, Only To Have To Take It To ford Anyway To Install Because They Get You By Charging $150. To “reprogram The Pats System On The Key. At What Point And How Many Vehicles Have To Be Reported To Be Defective , How Many Owners Have To Be Charged Thousands Of Dollars To Replace Defective Parts With Defective Parts And ford Allowed To Keep Charging And Recharging Us To Fix The Same Problem Rather Than Being Accountable For The Problem And Recalling The Part?? Why Aren’t Consumer’s Protected Against This? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 96000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAHP3131YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in HATBORO, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 12, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. The Contact Stated That The Instrument Panel Lights Illuminate Intermittently. In Addition, The Speedometer Does Not Work Properly At Times. The Vehicle Will Idle Roughly Or Fast And Has To Be Shut Off In Order For The Idling To Stop. The Vin Was Not Included In Nhtsa Campaign Id Number 00v302000 (vehicle Speed Control:cables). The Current Mileage Was 106,000 And Failure Mileage Was 105,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P4YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in BUTLER, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 13, 2008

2000fordfocus The Car Was Being Driven And Had Just Pulled Into Our Neighborhood When The Ac Fan Stopped Running And I Noticed The Smell Of Smoke. The Car Was Pulled Over Immediately And Turned Off. Smoke Started Pouring Out From Under The Dash Board And Burst Into Flames. 911 Was Called The Fire Trucks Came And Put The Fire Out. The Entire Interior Is Gone While The Engine And Drive Train Are Fine. The Car Is Totaled. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 98000 miles. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in GAINESVILLE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 20, 2008

2000fordfocus, Ignition Cylinder Locks Up And Cannot Turn Key To Turn On Car. I See That There Has Been A Lot Of Reported Incidents Of The Same. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 125884 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3638YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DUBLINE, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 25, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. While Driving Approximately 15 Mph, The Contact Smelled A Burning Odor In The Vehicle. He Pulled The Vehicle Over And Opened The Hood, But Did Not Find Any Smoke. In Addition, The Coolant Temperature Was Fine; However, He Felt Is Was Extremely Hot Under The Hood. He Entered The Vehicle And Noticed That The Service Engine Light Was Illuminated On The Instrument Panel. He Has Not Taken The Vehicle To Be Diagnosed By A Mechanic. Through Online Research, The Contact Discovered Nhtsa Campaign Id Number 02v288000 (electrical System:battery:cables) For The Same Symptoms He Was Experiencing In His Vehicle. He Had Also Been Experiencing Loss Of Power And Hesitation In The Vehicle While Traveling At Low Speeds. He Discovered Nhtsa Campaign Id Number 05v030000 (latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch). The Manufacturer Stated That His Vin Was Not Included In Either Recall. The Contact Believes The Vehicle Should Be Included Since He Is Experiencing Identical Failures. The Current And Failure Mileages Were 73,450.

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3130YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in HARRISVILLE, RI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Aug 26, 2008

Turning The Key In The Ignition Has Become More And More Difficult. To Where It Has Taken Up To A Half An Hour To Actually Get It To Turn. It Is Most Certainly A Safety Concern Where In There Is The Possibly Of Becoming Stranded Somewhere. *tr

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LA VERGNE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 05, 2008

00 fordfocus Taillights Not Working. Found That ford Has A Recall For The Wire Harness Decklid. Took Vehicle To A ford Dealership Was Told That My Vehicle Is Not Part Of The Recall. I’ve Numerous Recalls On This Vehicle Already. Vehicle Was Overheating. Was Told By ford Dealership That Needed A New Radiator, Cost Me $800. When I Picked Up The Vehicle It Was Still Overheating, Come To Find Out I Only Needed A New Water Pump. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3432YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DETROIT, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 02, 2008

fordfocus Key Will Not Turn In The Ignition. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 112000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3435YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MARYSVILLE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 10, 2008

After Months Of Issues Starting The Car And The Key Not Turning, The Ignition Now Is Completely Locked. The Key…both Keys Provided By The Dealer At The Time Of Purchase…will Not Turn The Ignition. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 66000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3432YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in GLADSTONE, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 26, 2008

This Will Be Our 5th Ignition Replacement Since Purchasing This Car New In 2000. The First Three Were Covered. Since We Have To Pay Another 500 For This One We Have Been Making Due By Leaving The Key In And Not Completely Turned Off By Just A Hair. Or On The Occasion We Forget And Take It Out We Have To Beat It With The Back Of A Screwdriver To Get It To Engage. This Has Caused Me To Get Out And Leave The Car In Drive On Several Occasions Since I Got Use To Putting The Car In Park Before Removing The Key I Can No Longer Remove The Key So I Am Distracted By Digging Out The Clicker So I Can Get Back Into My Car. This Is So Dangerous! My Car Rolled Across The Library Parking Lot And Into Another Car. This Could Have Been A Child Run Over! All Because Of This Ignition Problem. I Have Never Left My Car In Drive In Over 32 Years Before This Trouble! I Have Been Stranded In Relentless Heat With Children And Freezing Temps Again With Children. This Is With Out Question A Situation That Needs To Be Recalled. We Should Not Have To Keep Paying For A Design Flaw. It Is Not From Over Use Or Heavy Key Chains. There Are Many Many Days I Don’t Even Leave The House To Use It. I Don’t Stop And Start The Car A Lot. This Is A Very Dangerous Problem And Will Not Be Taken Seriously By ford. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3834YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in WESTBROOK, ME. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 18, 2008

Starting 2 Years Ago Rear Hatch Would Intermittently Unlock When Brake Pedal Was Depressed. Problem Was Worse In Cold Weather. Within Last Two Weeks, Rear Brake Lights No Longer Work When Brake Pedal Is Depressed, And The Rear Windshield Wiper No Longer Functions. All Symptoms Point To A Failure In The Wiring Harness Leading From The Car Body To The Rear Hatch Lid. Online Forums Of focus Owners Document Broken Insulation And Wires In This Wiring Harness. A Similar Problem Was The Target Of A Nhtsa Recall Of focuses From This Model Year, But Apparently Only Applied To The Sedans. I Have An Appointment With My ford Dealer To Repair, But Without A Recall I Will Be Forced To Pay Out Of Pocket. Please Investigate This Issue And Report A Recall Soon If Appropriate. The Brake Light Failure And Spontaneous Opening Of The Rear Hatch While Driving Are Serious Safety Hazards. Here Is An Example Of Other Owners Reporting This Problem Online: Http://forums.focaljet.com/team-pit-stop/457417-all-zx3-owners-please-read-potential-safety-hazard.html. *tr

Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3136YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in WINONA, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Nov 25, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. The Contact Was Able To Insert The Key Into The Ignition, But It Would Not Turn And Start The Vehicle. The Failure Began In 2003. She Took The Vehicle To The Dealer And They Installed A New Ignition Lock In The Vehicle, Which Resolved The Issue. Currently, Five Years Later, The Failure Recurred. The Contact Believes That A Recall Should Be Issued, But The Manufacturer Refuses To Be Responsible For The Defect. The Vehicle Is Currently Parked At Her Place Of Employment. The Failure Mileage Was 37,000 And Current Mileage Was 90,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P2YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in GARFIELD HEIGHTS, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 06, 2006

I Am Writing Regarding My 2000fordfocus Zx3. I Was Left Stranded In A Town 50 Miles From My Hometown. The Key Went In And Wouldn’t Turn. I Had To Have It Towed 3 Times To Get It To A ford Dealer ( Who Is The Only One Who Could Fix The Problem). It Cost Me 380.52 To Get The Car Fixed, In Which 221 Of That Was Just Labor! But Since They Had To Program The Ignition, They Were The Only Ones To Do It. After Researching The Problem, I Have Found Thousands Upon Thousands Of Complaints About This Problem. Also, The Tow Truck Drivers Said They Tow 2 Or 3 Of These A Month Because Of This. ford Has To Be Aware Of This Problem. It Is Unfair That They Have Not At Least Recalled The Part. As A Consumer, I Can Safely Say I Have Lost A Lot Of Respect For ford. As A Child I Grew Up A “ford Fanatic”, However Due To The Purchase Of My focus And The Carelessness Of The Company To Take Care Of The Minor Problems With The Car, That Has Changed. ford Needs To Recognize This Problem And Do Something About It. I Have Warned All Of My Friends With focuses Of This Problem, And They Are Just Preparing Themselves For This To Happen. Something Must Be Done About This Problem! Until Then, I Am Unsatisfied With ford‘s Service, And Product. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 114591 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAHP3136YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in HUGHESVILLE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 26, 2008

There Is No Indication Or Warning To When This Problem Will Occur–it Is Purely Random. It Has Happened To My Wife Three Times In The Past Year. When The Key Is Put Into The Ignition, It Will Not Turn. Thus, Leaving The Driver Stranded. A Locksmith Had To Be Called To Work On The Ignition. Fortunately, This Time She Was Stranded At Church (the First Time Was At A Shopping Mall And The Second At Work). But, Should She Have Been Somewhere Unfamiliar Or Isolated, This Would Have Made Her Quite Uncomfortable Being Alone. *tr

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P2YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in KANEOHE, HI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 05, 2008

My Daughter Went To Drop Off Lunch To My Other Daughter And The Ignition Locked And The Key Wouldn’t Turn. According To Clarence Ditlow With Auto Safety .org This Is The Number 1 Reported Defect In The 2000-2003 fordfocus, So Why Isn’t ford Recalling This Vehicle Problem??? My Daughter Called ford Customer Service About This Issue And The Rep Told Her That This Is A Problem That Has Been Happening And That They Would Probably Have To Recall This Issue. I Then Called ford Customer Service Several Days Later And The Representative Told Me That There Is No Record Of Any Problems Relating To The Key Locking And Not Being Able To Drive The Vehicle. I Was Very Upset And Said Goodbye And Went On The Internet To Do My Research And Found That This Was A Common Problem With This Vehicle. I Will Never Buy Another ford If This Is The Way They Represent Their Vehicles. I Then Called ford Back After My Research And Inquired Why The Other Rep Had Told Me That There Was No Record Of Any Issues Of This Type With The focus. All I Want Is For ford To Stand Behind Their Product. Nothing My Daughter Sis Could Of Prevented This Issue And Now ford Wants Me To Pay For The Ignition To Be Replaced At A Cost Of $400 To $500 According To Research Shown. Unbelievable… Please Help… *tr

Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP36P0YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ROCKLEDGE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 03, 2008

Ignition Failure After Replacing It Roughly 1 Year Ago. 2nd Ignition Cylinder To Be Replaced In This Car. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in GRAND FORKS, ND. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 09, 2008

2000fordfocus- The Ignition Locked Up, The Car Cannot Be Started, The Steering Wheel Is Locked And It Cannot Be Put Into Gear. After Looking On The Internet, It Is Apparent That This Is A Wide Spread Problem With This Year, Make And Model And ford Is Ignoring This And Letting Their Customers Pay For An Obvious Manufacturer Defect. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3436YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DALE CITY, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 09, 2008

Due To A Failure Of The Power Lock Actuators In A 2000fordfocus Se (s/w), The Passenger Door And The Rear Passenger Door Have Jammed Door Locks. The Doors Can Not Be Opened Any Longer By Key, By Inside Door Opening Handle Or By The Remote Fob. The Consequences Are That The Only Egress From The Particular Car Is Via The 2 Driver Side Doors, Making Half Of The Car Unusable. Passengers Who Should Enter Via The Functioning Doors Of The Vehicle Into The Side Of The Vehicle With The Jammed Doors Do Not Have An Escape Route In Case Of Accidents That Involve The Functioning Side Of The Vehicle. This Is An Extremely Dangerous Situation For Any Driver Or Passenger. An Internet Search For “focus Jammed Door” Or “focus Jammed Door Lock” Returns Numerous Instances Of The Same Problem, Occurring On All fordfocus Doors Including Trunk/hatch. Drivers Enter Their Vehicles Through The Passenger Side Or Even Through The Trunk Because Some Door Locks Are Jammed Due To Failed Power Lock Actuators, With All Safety-related Hazards And Consequences. The Jamming Can Occur At Any Time; There Is No Way To Predict It And To Take Preventive Measures. A Repair Is Exorbitantly Expensive Due To The Fact That The Doors Cannot Be Opened By Key Or Door Opening Handle To Gain Access To And Replace The Power Door Actuator That Is The Cause Of The Jamming. ford Is Neither Willing To Acknowledge This Widespread Problem Nor Participate In The Cost Of Repairs, Thus Forcing People To Take Unacceptable Safety Risks. Because Of The Serious Safety Hazard That The Jammed Doors Present And The Unpredictability Of An Occurrence Of The Problem, A Safety Recall Action Should Be Initiated By The Nhtsa To Force ford To Make Repairs Free Of Charge. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 90303 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3637YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SNOHOMISH, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 10, 2008

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. The Contact Stated That The Keys Have Been Stuck In The Ignition For Over A Week And Cannot Be Removed. He Went To A Locksmith And They Replaced The Ignition At The Cost Of $125; However, The Failure Was Still Not Corrected. He Called ford Customer Service And Was Informed That Nothing Could Be Done To Assist. The Failure Mileage Was 85,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3439YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in VALPARAISO, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 05, 2009

This Morning I Tried To Start My Car To Go To Work And For The Second Time In Four Years The Key Would Not Turn In The Ignition. I Have Read There Are Others Having The Same Issue With The focus And Yet There Has Been No Recall And The Part That Was Replaced Last Time Continues To Have To The Same Issue. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 165500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3132YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in KATY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 06, 2009

Faulty Ignition Switch. The Same Major Problem Everyone Else Is Having With The fordfocuses. Ignition Cylinder Locked Up On Me Without Warning. Stopped To Get Gas And When I Went To Put Key Back Into Ignition It Wouldn’t Even Go In At First. I Though I Was In The Wrong Car. Finally Forced Key In Ignition. It Took Me A Long Time But I Fortunately Was Able To Finally Jiggle It Free And Get Engine Started. First Warning Sign Was In 2006 When It Temporarily Gave Me A Problem, But Now It Was Being A Constant Problem. I Had Done My Research On The Internet As Well And Called Around To Different Locksmiths. I Was Able To Drive Veh To A Locksmith And Have A New Ignition Cylinder Replaced. They Did Not Have To Reprogram The Keys As I See ford Is Charging All Of These People Besides Their Ridiculous Labor On Their Defective Parts, In Which They Are Still Replacing Defective Parts. It Cost Me Under $100 To Have Repaired With Reassurance The Ignition Would Outlast Any Keys That I Have To The Veh. ford Is Pathetic For Not Admitting This Defect And Having A Recall. Yes It Is A Safety Issue!!!!!! When You Never Know That Unsuspecting Your Keys Lock Up And Won’t Turn The Ignition. *tr

Mileage was 67000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3135YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LOUISVILLE, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 11, 2009

Yesterday, Feb. 11, 2009, I Came Home From School, Parked, And Turned Off My Car(2000fordfocus) Only To Find That My Key Would Not Come Out Of The Ignition. So In Turn I Just Left The Key There Obviously And Went In My House. Following Day Before School I Try Once More To Remove The Key, No Luck, I Drive To School, Park, Turn Off Car And Again Tried Removing The Key And Once Again No Luck. Later On I Car Pulled With My Friend In His Car To Work, After Work He Dropped Me Off At My Car To Go Home. I Get In My Car Only To Find That Now It Wont Even Start. I Called My Friend With My Cell Phone That I Was Blessed To Have And He Came Back So I Was Spared From Being Stranded. We Hooked Up The Cables To Jump The Car And No Luck What So Ever, All We Merely Got Was A Nice Clicking Sound. The Battery Was Dead, All Because The Key Could Not Be Removed From The Ignition Thanks To ford‘s Selfishness And Not Issuing A Recall. All In All My Car Remains In That Parking Lot And I Am Left Without A Car. Thank You ford. *tr

Mileage was 108674 miles. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SUNBURY, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 12, 2009

1-2. Ignition On My fordfocus Has Locked Up; Apparently This Is A Widespread Problem That Almost Every focus Owner Has. The Key Cannot Be Turned, So The Car Will Not Start, Leaving Me Stranded Wherever My Car Happens To Be. Since I Drive Back And Forth To School Several Times A Year (a 4 Hour Drive) This Leaves The Potential To Be Stranded In Backcountry Indiana At All Hours Of The Night, With No Way To Start My Car And No One I Know Nearby To Pick Me Up. 3. I Will Be Replacing The Ignition Cylinder To Correct This Problem. However, Since All fordfocus2000-2003 Ignition Cylinders Are Defective And Have This Same Problem, It Is Very Likely To Happen Again, And Instead Of Being Stranded At A Friend’s Apartment, I Might Be Stranded Much Farther From Home. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P1YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in BLOOMINGTON, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 12, 2009

On 3-2-06 I Was Unable To Start My Vehicle Because The Key Would Not Turn..i Had To Have My Car Towed To A Mechanic Where The Steering Column Had To Be Removed, The Ignition Switch Had To Be Removed, New Ignition Switch Had To Go To Locksmith To Be Key Coded, Then A New Installation Switch Was Installed. The Cost Was About $300 Plus Towing Plus Inconvenience…too Many Of The Same Complaints..ford Should Recall Problem/reimburse People Who Pd. *tr

Mileage was 64000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P1YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MEDFORD, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 02, 2006

I Have Been Stranded Several Times In My focus. Hoping That Every Time I Get In My Car That Today Is Not The Day. The Key Won’t Turn In The Lock And After So Many Failed Attempts, Worrying About The Cost Of Repair. The Car Sat For Two Months And Killed The Battery. Unfortunately The Car Has Become Such A Hassle To Drive. I Was Late To Work And Got A Point On My Super Strict Attendance Policy. This Problem Has Put My Employment At Risk. The Car Has Also Been Fixed Previously For The Same Issue By The Past Owner, I Found Out. Called The Dealer Where It Was Fixed And They Told Me That I Was Out Of Warranty And There Was Going To Be An Hefty Cost. Why Won’t ford Stand Up, And Say They Put Unreliable Parts Inside What Is Suppose To Be A Reliable Car. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in STERLING HEIGHTS, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 03, 2009

Like So Many Others My Key Gets Jammed Up It Wont Turn Wont Start The Car And You Get Stuck Where Ever You Happen To Be At The Time. *tr

Mileage was 149000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3433YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MILNER, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 14, 2009

I’ve Had 2 Major Problems With My 2000fordfocus Se. My Ignition Is Locked. The Key Will Not Turn At All, The Key Will Go In But Will Not Turn With Much Research Online I’m Seeing That I Am Not The Only Person That Has Had This Problem, And The Problem Is The Ignition Cylinder. 2nd- I’ve Been Having Problems With The Instrument Cluster In My Car, And Once Again With Alot Of Research I’m Seeing That I Am Not The Only One With This Problem Anyway. *tr

Mileage was 105554 miles. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MONTROSS, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 18, 2007

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. He Noticed That The Wires Would Bend, Fray And Break When Closing The Rear Liftgate. While Closing The Liftgate, The Vehicle Lost All electrical Power To The Rear Wiper, Washer And The Top Rear Brake Light Which Also Caused The Cruise Control To Become Inoperative. He Removed The Sleeve And Mended The Wires Together Which Caused The Components To Function Correctly; However, The Contact Felt That If The Wires Continued To Bend, The Failure Would Recurr. He Consulted The Manufacturer About Recall 00v411000 But Was Told That His Vehicle Was Not Included. The Current Mileage Was 47,766 And The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 45,000.

Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP36P2YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DAYTON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 19, 2007

I Have A 2000fordfocus Zx3 And While I Am Driving Down The Highway My Transmission Will Rev All The Gauges In The Car Will Go Up And Down And My Headlights Flash. I Have Taken It To A ford Dealership They Say They Fix The Problem And As I Pull Away The Same Thing Happens. So Why Is It That ford The People That Make My Car Can’t Even Tell Me What’s Wrong With It. So Having Taken My Car To Four Different Places And The Problem Keeps Happening, Nobody Seems To Know How To Fix It, I Guess I Will Have To Get Another Car (it Will Not Be A ford). This Is Really Great Timing With The Economy And All. I Mean I Put A New Alternator On, A New Battery, I Had The Ground Wires Cleaned, A New Ignition Switch Put On. Oh Yeah It Always Smells Like Something Is Burning Under My Hood (like When You Blow A Candle Out). It’s Pretty Bad When You’re Driving On The Highway And Basically Your Car Dies,somebody Could Smash Into You Causing A Pile-up. I Am Afraid To Drive My Car Who Knows What Will Happen Next. I Just Think If You Make A Product You Should Know How To Correct The Problems So You Have A Safe Vehicle. *tr

Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3137YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in CARNEGIE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

May 20, 2009

The Ignition System In My 2000fordfocus Zx3 Is Now Locked And The Key Won’t Turn The Cylinder. There Has Been Progressive Problems Leading Up To This. The Key Started Not To Turn The Cylinder At All Then Would. Further Investigation Online Says That This Is A Major Problem On All Model focus‘ Within The Years Of 2000-2005. *tr

Mileage was 105000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3132YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SPOKANE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 01, 2009

I Purchased A fordfocus2000 From John Thorton On Thorton Road In Lithia Springs On Or About 7/2005. I Also Traded In My Lexus 1991 Vehicle Which I Had Just Fixed Up For 2000.00 And Plus The Dealer Asked For A Down Payment Of 1200.00 Which I Gave, And I Requested Them To Add A Warranty Which They Did Not In The Contract. The Vehicle Was White And Black Inside. I Drove Smooth For About 4 Months Until One Day As I Was Driving The Vehicle Cut Off. I Had The Brakes Redone, And Some Other Work. I Took The Vehicle Back To The Dealer And They Worked On It And Charged Me Some More. Until I Realized The Mechanic Called Me Name For Pick Up And He Stated To Me Thinking I Was Another Person, My Vehicle Is Ready And It Had 3 Recalls On It In The Past. I Assume He Meant Me, And Come To Realize It Was My Car He Was Speaking About. Every Since Then, My Car Would Cut Off At Stop Lights And While I Was Driving. I Was Told By The Dealer Mechanic It Has A Short Wire That Can Cause A Fire And There Is Nothing They Can Do. I Placed The Car In Ch 7 In Bankruptcy In 10/05 And He No Transportation Except By Bus And Cab. ford Dealer In Lithia Springs, Ga 30122 Sold Me A Car With 3 Recalls As Part Of The Car’s History. I Don’t Know What Else It Involved. *tr

Mileage was 100000 miles. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LITHIA SPRINGS, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

July 01, 2005

Heat Damage To Battery Cable, Smoke Was Coming Off Of Battery Cables, The Cables Were So Hot They Melted. Car Now Will Not Start But Occasionally Cranks Very Slowly.. This Is Exactly As The Recall Issued By Nhtsa In 2003 On The Same Make And Model. Your Campaign Number 02v288000. My Car Is Now A Fire Hazard And Can’t Be Driven. Need Help. *tr

Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3836YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DELTONA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

June 08, 2009

I Bought My Daughter A 2000fordfocus In 2008, In Feb 2009 The Key Would Not Turn In The Ignition At All. We Played With This For About A Half An Hour And It Final Turned Over. Then In June Of 2009 Same Thing Happen To My Daughter. Went On Line To Read Other Peoples Reviews And There Was Plenty Of Them About The Ignition Cylinder Lock. One Very Helpful Which Saved Me A Towing Bill Of Telling Me To Hit The Key In The Ignition With The Palm Of My Hand And It Worked, So Was Able To Get The Daughters Car Home. 300 And Some Odd Dollars I Have Replace The Cylinder Lock And Hope That It Doesn’t Fell Her Again. I Feel That ford Should Look Into This Problem For There Is Many People That Have Had The Same Problem. Like I Said I Bought The Car For My Daughter And Glad That It Didn’t Break Down In An Unsafe Part Of Town. Some People Say That They Didn’t Grease Them Enough, I’m Not Sure Of The Problem But Feel That It Should Be ford‘s Responsibility To Replace This Part Or At Least Give A Good Explanation Of Why It Is Happening To So Many fordfocuses. There Are At Least 50 Complaints On This On A Site Called Focal Jet, Which Was Very Helpful To Me. Please Take A Look Into This Problem. Other Than That The Car Has Been Great For The Daughter. *tr

Mileage was 138000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3838YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in FT. THOMAS, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 05, 2009

2000fordfocus Se, Purchased New 04/2001 — 06/02 – Car Died On Fathers Day, Replaced Battery With One From Auto Zone; ?/03 – At Service Call For Recall Of Harness Wiring, Complained About Led Lights Flickering, No Problem Found; 10/05 – Car Died, Towed To ford, Battery Replaced; 12/06 – Service At ford, Complained About Led Lights Flickering Again, No Remedy; 06/07 – Car Died, Towed To Chrysler Dealer (my Employer), Could Not Locate Prob, Charged Battery, 06/07 Car Died, Replaced Battery; 06/07 Car Died, Towed To Chrysler – Replaced Alternator; 09/08, Ignition Locked/replaced; 02/09 Car Died, Towed To ford, Replaced Battery; 06/09, electrical System Warning Light Illuminates At 35-40 Mph. Positive Battery Cable Insulation Melted. Service At Dodge (employer) – Reroute Positive Cable Directly To Bolt On Connector To Battery, Problem Continues – Carried To ford, They Advise Alternator Is Bad And Must Be Replaced. —- 9 Years, 5 Batteries, 3 Alternators, Problem Not Corrected. Dealer Continues To Treat The Symptoms, Not Cure The Disease. Something Is Causing This To Happen Continuously. Numerous focus Owners At Least Through 2003 Experience Same Issues. Service Advisor Admitted To Me That They “replace A Lot Of Batteries And Alternators In focuses” And That “it Seems To Be Inordinately High Numbers”. Other Problems With This Car Include 3 Sets Of Inferior Brake Pads (finally Had A Good Set Installed By An Independent Mechanic) And Cracked Motor Mounts Causing Intense Vibration Especially When Engine Is Cold. Seeking Remedy For electrical Issues – Considering Consulting Attorney To Start Class Action Lawsuit. Concerned About Potential Fire Hazard. My Daughter Was Driving This Car For Past 2 Years, Finally Knuckled And Bought Her A Great Chrysler Pt Cruiser For Her Personal Safety. I Am Not In A Position To Acquire Another Vehicle For Myself And Must Continue To Drive The focus Until Otherwise Capable Of Another Vehicle. Will Never Buy ford Again. *tr

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3439YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ALPHARETTA, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 15, 2009

After Stalling Out The Engine Of My 5 Speed Transmission In 1st Gear, The Car Wouldn’t Start Again And In Fact Lost All Power. It Was Jump Started, But In 1st And 2nd Gear, It Sputtered And Lurched Forward, Then Died Again. We Had To Have The Car Towed To The Shop As It Was Undrivable. Lucky We Were Just In A Parking Lot And Not Out On The Road Or It Could Have Been Disastrous. Even The Emergency Flashers Would Not Turn On Due To No Power. The Repair Shop Said That The Battery Is Completely Dead And That The Battery Cables Were Melted. *tr

Mileage was 107560 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3836YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MCKINNEY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

July 15, 2009

Car Key Gets Stuck In Ignition. Will Not Come Out. *tr

Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3138YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MOUNT ORAB, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 17, 2009

My Key Won’t Turn In The Ignition Of My 2000fordfocus. *tr

Mileage was 80000 miles. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in PALM BAY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 23, 2009

Key Would Not Turn. Seems Like There Is Problem With Ignition Cylinder. *tr

Mileage was 107000 miles. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SHERMAN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 20, 2009

2000fordfocus Zx3 Battery Cables. Not Included By ford In Vin Range For Current Recall 02v288000 ” Cause The Battery Cables To Short Resulting In Heat Damage To The Cables. Besides Heat Damage, The “check Engine” Light May Illuminate, The Vehicle May Fail To Start, Or Smoke, Melting, Or Fire Could Also Occur.” Although This Vehicle Suffers Identical Symptoms Plus Stalling In Traffic Which Puts Operators Life At Risk.. *tr

Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3135YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Oct 01, 2008

The Key Won’t Release From The Ignition Also The Ignition Won’t Turn Off And If The Car Was On Fire Or Motor Caught On Fire You Could Not Turn Off The Ignition To Shut The Car Off. *tr

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in BANGOR, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 14, 2009

Ignition Key Won’t Turn In fordfocus2000 Zx3. It Left Me Stranded In College Had To Tow My Car Home. *tr

Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3134YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in KALAMAZOO, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 29, 2010

Key Will Not Turn To On Position. *tr

Mileage was 170000 miles. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 21, 2009

fordfocus2000. 63,000 Miles. Key Would Not Go All The Way Into Ignition (original Key) Also Tried Second Key (original Key, Not Used Much). Fortunately, Car Was In My Driveway. Had Car Towed To Dealership. Ignition Replaced. There Had Been No Indication Of A Pending Problem. *tr

Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3432YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in FUQUAY-VARINA, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 01, 2009

2000fordfocus Ignition Doesn’t Work. Key Won’t Turn In Ignition. *tr

Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P8YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in PEACHTREE CITY, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 05, 2010

I Have A 2000fordfocus. After Driving It To A Gas Station I Pumped My Gas And Got Back Into The Car To Leave. I Put My Keys Into The Ignition And The Key Would Not Turn And The Wheel Was Locked. I Could Not Get It To Turn At All. Several People Tired To Get It To Turn Including A Tow Truck Driver And A Mechanic. All Said It Is A Common Problem In fordfocus‘. *tr

Mileage was 122000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3435YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in TEMPE, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 14, 2010

I Tried To Start My Car And The Key Wont Turn In The Ignition. I Have Met 50 More People Since Yesterday Who Have Also Had This Problem. I Cannot Afford To Replace An Ignition Especially If It’s A ford Mistake. ford Should Be Held Responsible For The Defect. *tr

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MINE HILL, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 06, 2010

Ignition Key Will Not Turn On Our 2000fordfocus. I Have Lubricated The Lock Mechanism For Several Years After Learning Of This Problem, Prior To Having Mine Occur. Sometimes Key Will Insert But Not Turn. Other Times Key Will Not Fully Insert. In Both Cases I Am Left Stranded. Key Problem Is Not Affected By Position Of Steering Wheel, Shift Lever Interlock Position, Etc. Problem Appears To Be Within The Key-tumbler Mechanism. With Such Wide Spread Knowledge Of This Problem, Why Hasn’t ford Done A Voluntary Recall? This Problem Could Occur During A Life-threatening Situation E.g. Rush To Hospital., Robbery Attempt, Etc. The Reported Frequency Of Incidents, As Viewed On Internet Sites, Would Indicate A Magnitude In Excess Of ford‘s Previous Suv-tire Failure Rollovers. The Key Issue Is More Than An Inconvenience, It Is A Safety Issue! *tr

Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3630YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 04, 2009

My Wife Drove To The Movies. After The Movies She Found She Couldn’t Turn The Key In The Ignition. She Jiggled It And Tried For 20 Minutes Before Calling Me. The Car Is A 2000fordfocus. My Wife And Her Friend Were Stranded In A Bad Part Of Town Due To A Malfunction. When I Called My Dad About It (he Is A Service Manager For A Chrysler/jeep Dealership) He Told Me It’s A Terribly Common Problem For The 2000-2003 focus. I Called ford. They Told Me The Same Thing. Says The Fix Them All The Time. I Asked Why It Wasn’t Recalled Since My Wife Was Left Stranded And They Wouldn’t Answer. I Am Just Glad That My Kids Weren’t In The Car. It Was Only 20 Degrees Outside. ford Needs To Fix This! *tr

Mileage was 112000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P0YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in GALLOWAY, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Dec 29, 2010

I Have A 2000fordfocus. Without Warning, The Key Could Not Be Inserted Into The Ignition And Rendered The Vehicle Useless This Evening. It Appears ford Knows About This Very Common Failure According To Many Owners (via Online Forums) With The Same Issue. ford Doesn’t Consider It A Safety Issue And Hence Not Recall Worthy. Consider This, When The Failure Occurred To My Wife This Evening After Work, It Was 6 Degrees Fahrenheit Outside And Dark Too (and Well Into The Negative Digits With The Wind-chill). This Clearly Seems Like A Safety Issue In This Regard For Anyone…luckily Our 5 & 3 Year Old Children Were In The Safety Of Indoor Daycare At The Time (what Would Have Happened With Two Small Kids Late At Night In A Parking Lot With Sub Zero Temps?) According To A Professional Locksmith, This Is A Known Issue And He Fixed The Same Thing On Another focus This Morning. He Will Be Replacing The Ignition Cylinder With A Non Oem Cylinder Which Will Remedy The Issue. The Oem Cylinder Has Known Issues. The Replacement Cylinder (made By A Different Manufacturer Does Not) Does Not Have The Faulty Mechanism The Oem Cylinder Has. The Steering Wheel Is Also “locked” As A Result Of This Failure To The Ignition Cylinder. I Would “hope” That This Failure Wouldn’t Occur While The Vehicle Is Driving Down The Road. Catastrophe Could Be The Result. *tr

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3835YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MARSHFIELD, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 04, 2011

The Key Would Not Fit Into The Ignition And Would Not Turn Making The Car Unusable And Stranding Me For 5 Hours While Waiting For A Locksmith. There Was No Warning This Would Happen. The Ignition Just Stopped Working. This Is A Well Document Defect In fordfocus Models. The Locksmith Replaced The Ignition For $300. *tr

Mileage was 73000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P6YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 20, 2011

Ignition Locking Mechanism Not Working – Can Not Start Car. Key Will Not Turn At All. A Known Problem With fordfocus2000 – 2003. This Problem Should Be Investigated, ford Seems To Deny The Problem And Is Lining Their Pockets Still With The Repair Money ($400 +). One Day Somebody Is Going To Get Stranded And Get Seriously Hurt. (thank God For That Cell Phone). It Is Absolutely Ridiculous This Has Not Been Recalled. Crooked American Car Companies – I Did Not Buy This Car It Was Given To Us With Only 26,000 Miles On It And It Only Proves I Would Not Buy American Cars. How Sad For Economy And Lack Of Doing The Right Thing. *tr

Mileage was 28000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3132YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in PORT ORANGE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD.

May 25, 2011

My Sixteen Year Old Daughter Has Been Stranded Three Times Because Her Key Would Not Turn The Ignition. The First Two Times She Was Close To Home And Was With A Friend, So She Called My Husband And We Met Her And Took Turns Jiggling The Steering Wheel And The Key Until, Finally After About Ten Minutes, The Key Turned, So The Second Time, It Took Over An Hour, But Did Not Give Up Because Of The First Time. The Last Time, My Daughter Was Alone,late At Night And Fortunately, She Was Able To Call Us On Her Cell, But We Had To Get Up Out Of Bed, To Rescue Her And After Over Two Hours Of Trying To Get That Key To Work, We Gave Up. We Had To Abandon The Car And I Guess We Will Have To Call A Locksmith, But Have Been Told That They Have To Use The Same Ignition And It Will Most Likely Happen Again. *tr

Mileage was 120000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P5YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ALBANY, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 06, 2011

I Drove My 2000fordfocus Zx3 To Work And Back With No Problem. I Parked It At My House And Later That Night When I Went To Take My Car Out The Key Would Not Completely Fit Into The Ignition. The Steering Wheel Is Locked The Key Is Almost Completely In And I Cant Get It In Any Farther. I’m Either Going To Have To Take It To A Dealer Or A Locksmith Most Likely. I’m Lucky I Wasn’t Out Late Or Far From Home. *tr

FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LANSDALE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 18, 2011

Engine Compartment Fire Extending Into Passenger Area, Fire Had Started In The Area Of The Driver Side Headlight. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3431YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SMITHFIELD, RI. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

June 28, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. While Driving At Approximately 40 Mph, The Vehicle Suddenly Stalled. The Contact Inspected The Vehicle And Noticed The Battery Cables Had Melted. After Moving The Battery Cables The Vehicle Restarted And The Contact Was Able To Drive With Constant Deceleration. The Check Engine Light Illuminated On The Instrument Panel Intermittently. The Contact Stated That The Wires Had Completely Burnt With Time And He Had The Wires Replaced. The Failure Continued. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For Diagnostics. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Stated There Was A Recall Under Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 02v288000 (electrical System:battery:cables) But The Vin Was Not Included. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 175,000.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 175000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3436YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DALLAS, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

June 15, 2011

Put The Key In Ignition Would Not Turn. Tried For Over 2 Hours. Had Car Towed To ford Dealer. Afterward Saw Online This Problem Happens Alot On This Model. This Is A Used Car We Bought For Our Daughter. She Was Stranded Over 3 Hours And 50 Miles Away. ford Knows Of This Problem And Does Not Address It. This Is Unacceptable. *tr

Mileage was 66000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P1YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in WINDERMERE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 19, 2011

The Ignition On My 2000fordfocus Is Defective In That The Key Does Not Go All The Way Into The Ignition. This Problem Appears To Be Systemic With The focus. The Car Is Stranded In The Path Of Oncoming Cars And Presents A Danger To The Public. Systemic Issues Across A Large Span Of Vin Numbers Present A Safety Issue And A General Public Nuisance. Cars Are Stranded In Intersections And Places Of Business Because Of Defective Ignitions That Are Known To ford. These Issues Are On Blog Sites In Large Numbers. I Trust The Transportation And Safety Board Will Recognize The Significance Of This Problem. I Am Requesting An Investigation That I Am Sure Will Reveal Public Safety Concerns By The Sheer Number Of Incidents Of This Ignition Failure. *tr

Mileage was 168005 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP33P2YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MONCKS CORNER, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 18, 2011

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. The Contact Stated That The Automatic Locks Were Defective And The Rear Driver Side Door Could Not Be Opened. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure Who Did Not Offer Any Assistance Since The Vehicle Was Not Included In Any Recalls. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And The Current Mileage Was 103,000. Updated 02/03/12*lj The Consumer Stated All Of The Doors Became Sluggish. The Fuse For The Power Door Locks Failed. The Fuse Was Replaced And Failed Again. The Driver’s Side Door Stopped Opening And Would Not Unlock. Updated 02/10/12

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 103000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P3YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in ITHACA, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20030706. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: FAMILY FORD . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 860-745-1111 .

Aug 01, 2011

The Key Lock Cylinder In My Car Failed To Turn Over One Day. I Was Stranded For 3 Hours Due To A Faulty Lock Cylinder And Had To Pay $540 Dollars To Get The Part Repaired. I Called The ford Direct Line For Assistance And They Refuse To Accept Responsibility For The Issue. They Acknowledged To Me On The Phone That They Know This Is A Common Issue, Yet Nothing Can Be Done Until A Lawsuit, Or Recall Is Issued. I Will Never Buy Another ford Vehicle. *tr

Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3834YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in EVANSVILLE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 14, 2012

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. The Contact Noticed That The Battery Wiring And Case Were Melted. The Contact Referenced Nhtsa Campaign Id Number: 02v288000 (electrical System:battery:cables) But Was Advised By The Dealer That The Vin Was Not Included In The Recall And Offered No Further Assistance. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure And Confirmed That The Vehicle Was Not Included In The Recall. No Repairs Were Performed. The Current Mileage Was 42,650 And The Failure Mileage Was 42,400.

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 42400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3634YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MEDFORD, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 13, 2012

Plastic Insulation Of electrical Connector That Connects Right Headlight Bulb With Wiring Overheated, Melted And Caused Smoldering Fire That Led To Damaging Smoke Deposits In Headlight Assembly. Fire Stayed Contained To Headlight Housing. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 110123 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAHP3637YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in SNOHOMISH, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Feb 24, 2012

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. While Parked, The Contact Placed The Key In The Ignition And Was Unable To Turn The Key. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer For A Diagnostic Test. The Technician Stated That The Ignition Would Have To Be Replaced. The Contact Also Noticed The Front Driver?s Door Handle Was Loose And About To Fracture. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 99,000. ….updated 08-24-12 *bf The Consumer Stated The Door Handles Broke. Updated 08/30/2012 *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 99000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3438YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in RUSHFORD, NY. Vehicle was purchased on 20120521. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. FORD FOCUS 2000 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ED LEW SALES . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 718-684-4888 . DEALER’S CITY: DEPEW . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 14043 .

June 26, 2012

The Battery Cable Coming From The Positive Terminal Is Melted. Upon Investigation I Found That This Was A Recall: Nhtsa Campaign #02v288000. However ford Is Claiming That My Vin Is Not Part Of The Recall, Even Though It Is Specific For My Model And Year, And Even Though My Car Is Experiencing The Exact Issue That The Recall Is For: Faulty electrical Wiring That Can Lead To A Fire. I Have Not Had A Fire In My Vehicle, But A Melted Cable Is Close Enough For My Liking. Battery Terminal Cables Should Not Be Melting, Period. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 110000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAHP3139YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MIAMI BEACH, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

July 16, 2012

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. While Parked, The Contact Inserted The Key In The Ignition But The Key Could Not Be Turned. The Vehicle Was Towed An Independent Mechanic For Diagnostic Testing However, The Mechanic Advised That The Vehicle Would Have To Be Taken To The Dealer For Inspection. The Vehicle Was Not Taken To The Dealer For Diagnostic Testing. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 150,000. Updated 01/09/13*lj

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 150000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAFP3138YR. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in KNOXSVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FORD FOCUS 2000 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 24, 2012

I Was Starting My Car, On First Start Did Not Start When Retried Starting There Was Nothing Tried Again Nothing Opened Hood And Smoke Was Coming Out From Battery Cover. Removed Cover And Battery Cables And Battery Were Very Hot The Positive And Negative Cables Started Melting. When Had Cooled Enough To Touch Removed Positive Cable And When Tried Replacing Cable There Was A Lot Of Sparking, Called My Mechanic Who Picked The Car Up Inspected Cables Found Them To Be Defective Contacted ford And The Said They Knew Of This Problem But Because Of The Date And Manufacturing Place Of The Car It Is Not Covered Under The Recall For This Problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 108235 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP34P6YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MACHESNEY PARK, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 17, 2013

Very Hard To Put Key Into Or Remove From Ignition, Have Not Removed Key In 8 Years. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3836YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in LANCASTER, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 2004

The Contact Owns A 2000fordfocus. The Contact Stated That The Passenger Side Tail Light Would Not Illuminate. She Also Experienced Other electrical Failures On The Passenger’s Side Of The Vehicle. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Independent Mechanic For Diagnosis And The Bulb Was Changed But The Failure Recurred. The Manufactured Was Notified But They Offered No Assistance. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure And Current Mileage Was 224,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 224000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3430YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in DETROIT, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 03, 2012

I Was Pulled Over On My Way Home From Work Almost Midnight, And Was Notified By The Officer That I Had No Taillights, But My Turn Signals And Hazard Lights Were Working. The License Plate Light And Running Lights Are Not Working Either. In Addition, Several Months Ago The Dashboard Lights Blew A Fuse, And Have Repeatedly Blown The Same Fuse. I Saw That The Wires On Top Of The Hatchback, Inside The Rubber Tube, Are Cracked And Broken. I Saw Online That This Is A Recurring Problem. There Could Have Been An Accident, As I Work Second Shift And Always Drive In The Dark. I Don’t Know How Long The Lights Have Been Out. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3639YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MANTUA, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Aug 21, 2013

While Driving The Vehicle The Electric Dash Cluster Quit Working And The Vehicle Cut Off In The Middle Of Traffic. The Alternator Was Replaced Then The Vehicle Did The Same Thing A Few Months Later. The Battery Cables Were Replaced And The Battery And The Alternator Were Replaced As A Precaution. The Vehicle After 4 Days And No Driving Longer That 35 Miles A Day The Same Thing Happened Again While Traveling Down The Interstate.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 180000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1FAFP3637YW. FORD FOCUS 2000 problem was reported in MADISON, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Mar 24, 2014