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Patty, United States of America

Ford Focus

Warning chime sounds but nothing lights up on the dashboard

Submitted: 23/11/2016 21:24:41 | ID: 136918

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Mark Dodds , Dumfries and Galloway

Ford Focus

Hi my abs , traction control light keeps coming on and off lately during when it's on the power steering seems heavier also hill assist light on saying it's not working

Submitted: 18/11/2016 20:47:47 | ID: 136778

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lee willshire, Surrey

Ford Focus

hello just a quick question on what to look for please, I flashed someone out this morning and now my main full beam will not turn back off, is there something I can look for myself/ please advise many thanks lee

Submitted: 17/11/2016 08:26:03 | ID: 136751

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Elton, Albania

Ford Focus

Glow plug lamp flashes, difficult start in morning,, and some smoke (white). I try to replace the injectors and is the same problem, engine have a bad function. max rev is 3000rpm. please help me. Computer says that cilnder 2 is knock but no solution ..

Submitted: 14/11/2016 13:17:56 | ID: 136687

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peter, Blackburn with Darwen

Ford Focus

please help..my ford focus 2007 1.8 style diesel the clutch pedal it is rite at top but still drives ok ..any one no why ..is the clutch going or it can be adjust ....thanks

Submitted: 25/09/2016 11:40:32 | ID: 135444

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Herbert, Kent

Ford Focus

I have a 2011 focus sport when pulling a way from stand still with the engine under load the malfunction triangle come up and the car goes into limp mode. This some times happens if I am driving and try to increase speed. The engine some times try's to miss a beat any help

Submitted: 25/09/2016 11:21:58 | ID: 135443

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Hayley, Kent

Ford Focus

Hi I was Driving my 57 plate focus and electrics just cut out windows went down wipers started drives fine but no electrics at all engine starts fine but wen tried new fuses they immediately blew

Submitted: 16/09/2016 20:30:56 | ID: 135218

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misty, County Down

Ford Focus

my husband changed a fuse and the car wont turn over now

Submitted: 03/09/2016 22:00:26 | ID: 134890

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Lee Johnson, Suffolk

Ford Focus

Hi, I can't work out what the 'auto' button on the lights does? Thanks

Submitted: 20/08/2016 14:43:40 | ID: 134507

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donald holmes, Yorkshire

Ford Focus

I have bought second hand locks from dismant lers with a swob key with ecu unit and alarm unit also electronic ring for key to work do I need to change everything as changed drvers door boot and angnitin but wouldn't start so had to put old ones back

Submitted: 13/08/2016 20:45:40 | ID: 134341

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diane redmond, Cheshire

Ford Focus

My bonnet is very hot after a short journey and if it is raining steam comes off the bonnet. The temperature gauge stays in the same place (about half way), so doesn't seem to show overheating. The fan kicks in when it gets hot

Submitted: 03/08/2016 16:26:33 | ID: 134089

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jay, South Africa

Ford Focus

My car is starting bt its not moving at all its like no power its ben almost 2month they trying to fix it but can't get iit right ...plz tell me what can be the problem or what do I do how can I fix this car

Submitted: 15/07/2016 22:31:51 | ID: 133562

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Andrew Thornton, West Glamorgan

Ford Focus

My stop/start light comes on and will not go off until engine is switched off, I also lose power and car will not go over 2000 revs, it's happening after about 20/25 minutes of my journey.

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It's brob your filter I had this they done the filter for me now it's ok I lost power on the moter way and thay at to tow it back to fords Ron from Derbyshire

Submitted: 04/07/2016 13:10:53 | ID: 133233

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tracy, South Yorkshire

Ford Focus

My 2006 focus lx was really quiet when first got it last month (second hand)but has suddenly gone loud rough sounding??what could it be I have had timming belt changed??thankyou

Submitted: 23/06/2016 16:48:28 | ID: 132923

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Jenny, Norfolk

Ford Focus

Hi. My Ford Focus ghia broke down a week ago, someone came out but couldn't see why it had broken down, once it was recovered home all the fuses were checked. One 30amp fuse had blown n its was replaced but still no starting. A computer for all cars was plugged in and just said "no communication" to anything. At the time it broke down on the small computer screen near the speedo it said "engine system error" and " steering assist failure". We have no idea where to go from here to find what is wrong with it.

Submitted: 17/06/2016 07:21:53 | ID: 132740

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Tara, Tyne and Wear

Ford Focus

Hello my ford focus is ten years old was working and running fine but last few months it's just been sat on a sorn just started driving it again and it has hard breaks bit stiff worn the same stop no problem but I do have to use a bit more force rather then a light touch and also a noise not sure if it's to do with break pads or engine could it just be because it's been sat awhile and maybe just needs to be driven a bit or could it be a serious problem and cost a small fortune to fix? Anyone had this problem or know what this could be so I can order the parts?

Submitted: 15/06/2016 20:02:55 | ID: 132707

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Danielle, Tyne and Wear

Ford Focus

Hello just wondering what's the best engine oil to use on a ford focus ghia 2002 engine size 1988cc 2.0.

Submitted: 13/06/2016 13:34:06 | ID: 132611

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Michael, Warwickshire

Ford Focus

With the weather being so hot in the past few days i've been using the air conditioning. when finished work i found a lot of water under the car not sure if its the air conditioning or not. I would be great full if you could let me know if it is and how much water can you get from it as it was a good puddle of water with thanks.

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Michael, you will get a pool of water under the car when using aircon.. it is condensate that the aircon system filters out and drops it under the car... can be a fair bit too sometimes depending on weather condition outside your air-conned car.., how long you were driving the car, how efficient the aircon is... R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 09/06/2016 13:46:36 | ID: 132491

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Diane Carpenter, Staffordshire

Ford Focus

My orange warning light has been on constantly for about 5 days. I topped up my engine oil as I thought it was that, but the light continues to be on. I have checked the oil cap and water coolant cap is on properly.

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Diane.. if engine oil was low there would be a RED light on. An orange light is generally one that advises or warns you that something is not quite right and to have it checked out. It will almost certainly be an orange light with a symbol.. describe what the symbol looks like then check it out in the handbook.. if you have no handbook do a google search for a likeness R Evans from Caerphilly

Don’t get “ripped off”….In June 2015 the engine warning light of my Ford Focus 1.6 illuminated. As there were no apparent “serious “ problems I extinguished this Several times over the next month by the battery disconnection method. Also during this period it was necessary to top up the Cooling Liquid around every 500 miles or so. There were no obvious signs for this. I then took the Car to the “Expert Mechanics” a Main Ford Dealer/Agent (P***YS) who charged for a Test/Analysis using “Hi Tech” Test Equipments. I received a written Invoice/Report on their Letterhead with confirmation of the verbal explanation that my car was “beyond economical repair” – it was “a write off”. I immediately took the Car to a small local Garage and discussed the situation. They connected a Laptop to the test socket for free and gave a quick look over and listened. The outcome was that one cylinder was sometimes not firing and also that there could possibly be a small gasket leak. I carried out their suggestion to purchase/use a small bottle of RADWELD and fit a new set of Spark Plugs. The car has since done over 13000 miles with no problems at all or with either Engine Warning Light or Cooling Water. BillR Bucks… Bill Ridden from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 17/05/2016 19:30:46 | ID: 131625

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linnegar, Hampshire

Ford Focus

When I start the car the bleep starts and continues to go crazy for about 2 miles when it stops - only to start again next time I go out It is driving me crazy

Submitted: 06/05/2016 17:34:40 | ID: 131221

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r robbins, West Sussex

Ford Focus

my engine suddenly dies. The engine warning light comes on . I leave the car for ten minutes and it starts again. then it happens again and the car comes to a standstill.

Submitted: 24/04/2016 10:28:25 | ID: 130754

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Mohmed, Lancashire

Ford Focus

ford galaxy ghia 2009 instrument panel switches off, rev meter goes to zero, so does the mileometer also, engine temp and fuel gauge, all at zero. The central console lights have gone out but the radio still plays, the heaters work, but I can't see any display for the heating A/C etc.

Submitted: 09/04/2016 07:05:18 | ID: 130135

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steve, Darlington

Ford Focus

my ford focus had a complete electrical blackout nothing worked car wouldnt stsrt i got some jump leads put on and it started up to now all seems to be working fine any ideas as to the problem

Submitted: 30/03/2016 15:47:39 | ID: 129685

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Gaz, Tyne and Wear

Ford Focus

Would a 60 plate interior fit straight into my 55 plate they are both 5 door thanks

Submitted: 28/03/2016 19:07:32 | ID: 129588

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sarah scott, Dorset

Ford Focus

My fan only works on 4 and the front demister isnt working , any ideas why ?

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The fan issue sounds like the fan speed regulator or rheostat may be faulty or loose/poor connection to it. The demister issue may be a fuse or may be connected to the rheostat issue R Evans from Caerphilly

get your cabin filter checked martin from Essex

Submitted: 12/03/2016 18:38:23 | ID: 128907

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sarah scott, Dorset

Ford Focus

My fan is only working on 4 and the front windscreen demister isnt working . Any ideas of the cause ?

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You need a new fan resistor. Behind the glove box. You can find it on ebay for around 6£ Mishu from West Midlands

Submitted: 12/03/2016 18:36:40 | ID: 128906

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Arnel Delena, Portsmouth

Ford Focus

Luggage compartment unlocks and unlocks by itself even when driving. Sensor keeps beeping.

Submitted: 11/03/2016 09:40:49 | ID: 128845

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Mick, Lancashire

Ford Focus

My 1.6 tdci focus 2011 has started to whine when idle and at low revs, anybody any ideas whether this is a common problem and what it could possibly be?

Submitted: 06/03/2016 20:20:11 | ID: 128647

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DYLAN WILSON, Kent

Ford Focus

Hi I have a problem with my 2005 plate Ford Focus in that when it's been raining overnight, I get the Limited Speed Mode and Engine Management light come on. 9 times out of 10, if I let it run for two minutes till it's warmed up, then restart it the issue goes away. The fault codes, 4 in total, indicated the throttle assembly needed replacing, so I had this done as well as new spark plugs and ignition leads, but I still have the same issues. I have no other issues with the car and runs well. I just can't understand what's causing this and why only when it's raining. Can anyone help?

Submitted: 04/03/2016 07:56:47 | ID: 128502

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John, Surrey

Ford Focus

My hazard warning lights won't turn off and alarm keeps going off. Can't even drive car now as four way lights won't turn off.Tryed to disconnect battery and still didn't work. Any ideas? Would be very very grateful.

Submitted: 22/02/2016 16:56:26 | ID: 128016

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John, Surrey

Ford Focus

I have a focus ST170 2003 had a flat battery so used a power pack to start it.Since then hazard lights won't turn off and the alarm goes off randomly. Tryed to disconnect the battery but it lights still go off. Had mechanic out and even he had no idea.I can't drive it as can't use indicators as four way lights won't go out. Please please help.

Submitted: 22/02/2016 16:45:40 | ID: 128015

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Mike t, Cornwall

Ford Focus

I bought this car six months ago and the emmisio. Light is after the engine has started

Submitted: 21/02/2016 12:10:34 | ID: 127954

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Mike t, Cornwall

Ford Focus

Why is my emmisio. Light on?

Submitted: 21/02/2016 12:01:11 | ID: 127952

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Mike t, Cornwall

Ford Focus

Why is my emmisio light on

Submitted: 21/02/2016 11:59:12 | ID: 127951

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Crofts, Cambridgeshire

Ford Focus

Battery light keeps coming on after travelling about 100 yards and then stays on

Submitted: 20/02/2016 12:17:28 | ID: 127891

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trevor furniss, South Africa

Ford Focus

hi there pls could u tell me the problem with my ford focus the engine warning light keeps coming up thanks

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Don’t get “ripped off”….In June 2015 the engine warning light of my Ford Focus 1.6 illuminated. As there were no apparent “serious “ problems I extinguished this Several times over the next month by the battery disconnection method. Also during this period it was necessary to top up the Cooling Liquid around every 500 miles or so. There were no obvious signs for this. I then took the Car to the “Expert Mechanics” a Main Ford Dealer/Agent (P***YS) who charged for a Test/Analysis using “Hi Tech” Test Equipments. I received a written Invoice/Report on their Letterhead with confirmation of the verbal explanation that my car was “beyond economical repair” – it was “a write off”. I immediately took the Car to a small local Garage and discussed the situation. They connected a Laptop to the test socket for free and gave a quick look over and listened. The outcome was that one cylinder was sometimes not firing and also that there could possibly be a small gasket leak. I carried out their suggestion to purchase/use a small bottle of RADWELD and fit a new set of Spark Plugs. The car has since done over 13000 miles with no problems at all or with either Engine Warning Light or Cooling Water. BillR Bucks… Bill Ridden from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 14/02/2016 20:27:43 | ID: 127595

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Graham, Middlesbrough

Ford Focus

Just wondering if anyone can help, I have 2004 focus St 170 custom pack with 9006 cd unit and sub, the problem is when a cd is playing it switches to radio and resets all the CDs on engine start up , also I can hear the sub boom , has anyone else had this problem and found out the cause?

Submitted: 14/02/2016 13:50:29 | ID: 127562

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Garry, Lincolnshire

Ford Focus

when I drive no matter the road conditions the roof keeps rattling and banging. it does not leak at all . so i was wondering if there is some way for stopping this from happening.

Submitted: 12/02/2016 21:28:37 | ID: 127506

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peter, Merseyside

Ford Focus

Can someone help I have found out that my reverse light is not working but bulb & fuse are fine thanx

Submitted: 04/02/2016 19:29:00 | ID: 127141

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Jason, Kent

Ford Focus

Does any one no why st170 is jerking when I hit over 3-4000 rpm under these rpm it runs fine just when I go to boot it a bit all I get is jerking

Submitted: 22/01/2016 20:32:56 | ID: 126551

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