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GRAHAM, Cheshire

Ford Focus

Audio stays on when igntyion is turned off,Is this the norm.Would want the audio to turn off witth key

Submitted: 30/09/2014 17:40:01 | ID: 103847

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KAREN, Dorset

Ford Focus

Speedo is not working all of the time, it keeps dropping away when driving along. Any ideas what could be the problem? I think it could the sensor?

Submitted: 26/09/2014 12:11:39 | ID: 103685

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Gordon Wilson, East Ayrshire

Ford Focus

My battery light comes on when driving but when I stop and turn the engine off, wait a minute and then turn it on, the light is out. What will cause this?

Submitted: 26/09/2014 00:59:06 | ID: 103664

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ace ntobeng, Scottish Borders

Ford Focus

I have inserted new engine compartment harnes after been burned.but now it doesn't want to crank.with another set of computer box and ignition set.

Submitted: 17/09/2014 11:17:19 | ID: 103196

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Shukman, Carlow

Ford Focus

I have no fuel going into the engine form the back pump. Tried to find the cut off switch but no luck. Can anyone help me where it is located and what else to try if still no fuel going to the engine? Checked all fuses and relays. Thanks

Submitted: 14/09/2014 22:32:40 | ID: 103100

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Sandra, Greater London

Ford Focus

Have had raid author drained need to know what anti freeze I need to fill it with please

Submitted: 13/09/2014 19:03:55 | ID: 103057

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hugo hamer , South Africa

Ford Focus

2009 , 1.6 , Ford ambiente , exaleration stuck , on 2000 rpm how do I release petrol to idle normal

Submitted: 07/09/2014 07:14:57 | ID: 102745

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Sylvia Spain , Ireland

Ford Focus

Black/brown slimy sludge in oil cap and on dip stick, engine sounding louder that usual,automatic any suggestions please

Submitted: 06/09/2014 15:56:51 | ID: 102704

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Sylvia Spain , Ireland

Ford Focus

Wet drivers side flood ,fluid look bright pink, coolant seems to run low fast and brown green gunk on inside of oil cap

Submitted: 06/09/2014 13:25:48 | ID: 102699

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Adrienne, United States of America

Ford Focus

Car is shuddering and speedometer dial goes wildly up and down. Only happens when I start the car and then the car turns off. Is it the shudder valve? What to do?

Submitted: 03/09/2014 22:24:10 | ID: 102573

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Derek Mitchell, Greater London

Ford Focus

I have a knocking from the suspension or steering, but only when warm. I have checked all ball joints and suspension joints and all seem to be ok?

Submitted: 03/09/2014 16:06:12 | ID: 102560

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danny, Devon

Ford Focus

I have just fitted a new starter motor, reconnected the battery and the car will not start. What do I need to do?

Submitted: 02/09/2014 21:00:41 | ID: 102534

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Matt, Staffordshire

Ford Focus

I tried to turn on my engine but nothing happened, just clicking. The lights are very dull and permanently on without them being turned on. When the ignition is on also what seems to be a noise from the radio buzzing or clicking with it not on. My drivers door will only lock and none of the other doors will. Is this just a problem with the battery or is this more serious? Thanks

Submitted: 28/08/2014 03:02:36 | ID: 102257

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mike, Swansea

Ford Focus

my indicator dash lights aint working and park light is on and engine light on cant lock the car

Submitted: 27/08/2014 21:46:46 | ID: 102254

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Maria, Middlesex

Ford Focus

The reversing light is half filled with water, changed bulb still does not work, the light holder where you screw the light bulb to is a little corroded with rust. How do I fix the seal so that no more water gets in. How do I fix the light so that it works. Please help. Many thanks Maria

Submitted: 23/08/2014 09:05:54 | ID: 101970

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Mike, Essex

Ford Focus

Hi, I have a 2.0L Ghia door Hatch (2000). It has a couple of issues that point to the problem being the Speed Sensor (V.S.S). These are readily available on auction sites for models up to 1.8 but I cant seem to find one suitable for my car. Does anybody know why tho is, is there actually a speed sensor on a 2.0L, and where could I purchase one. Thanks

Submitted: 18/08/2014 18:30:57 | ID: 101723

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Tom, East Sussex

Ford Focus

On my focus estate, If you fold the rear seat forward, then the rear back forward as intended to obtain near flat load space the back rest becomes marked where seat belt and seat lugs come into contact with upholstery. Poor design or am I missing something.

Submitted: 18/08/2014 16:10:08 | ID: 101709

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john graham, Fife

Ford Focus

How do I turn on bluetooth in my 2011 focus using my audio,I have used it before and now keeps coming up mute, when I press phone button on unit.

Submitted: 12/08/2014 18:28:55 | ID: 101388

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Michele nolan, Ireland

Ford Focus

Hi I bought my car this year and not sure when i should change my timing belt. Its a 1.6 focus, about 110k on the clock?!

Submitted: 11/08/2014 17:19:19 | ID: 101335

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Adam Duncan, Medway

Ford Focus

Got a new car stereo thinking my old one was broke put new stereo in and this not working either! Tested wiring with volt meter and power is there but nothing happening with stereo? Is there any other reason why my stereo won't work?

Submitted: 09/08/2014 07:08:05 | ID: 101192

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alistair, Argyll and Bute

Ford Focus

hi, problem I am having is when I start up the car, I get a shuddering shake noise seems to come from dash and I get the same noise when car switches of its fine driving,. just shudder shake when starting and switching off that lasts about 2 seconds.

Submitted: 08/08/2014 22:58:44 | ID: 101185

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john, Falkirk

Ford Focus

hi i just got a 02 focus lx 1.6 i was driving on moterway when electronic shift malfuntion light came on for a min or 2 then went out again since then my temp gauge is shooting right up and down i checked oil and was almost empty have topped up oil temp is still up and down and light comes on and off any pointer wld b great thanks

Submitted: 08/08/2014 20:59:23 | ID: 101173

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roy hughes, Northamptonshire

Ford Focus

Can u have deliverance pack put into your focus which is year old

Submitted: 04/08/2014 18:05:35 | ID: 100904

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John miller, Hertfordshire

Ford Focus

Why is the gas pedal more upright on the ford focus than a ford fiesta .(which I used as a courtesy car which was fine) The toes of my foot press the pedal before the ball of my foot on the focus but not on the fiesta which is fine. I have adjusted my seat in all positions but to no avail I think the angle of gas pedal could have been a more flatter angle,what do you think? Yours sincerely John Miller.(aged 68).

Submitted: 03/08/2014 09:53:08 | ID: 100811

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Sarah, Kent

Ford Focus

Stability Control Light(ESP) keeps coming on, garage done investigation and changed the steering wheel angle sensor, but light still coming on. Came on this morning when going round a corner at less than 20 mph. Any ideas?

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Had the same problem 12 months ago a wire from a sensor had rubbed and was earthing out. Will from Devon

Had the same problem 12 months ago a wire from a sensor had rubbed and was earthing out. Will from Devon

Submitted: 27/07/2014 12:08:08 | ID: 100425

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nicola, Dublin

Ford Focus

My car is grand 1;2;3till i hit 60k put it in4th its screwing same in 5th gears change ok its just the noise after 3th gear an dosnt move much past the 2nd rev when put it it 4/5gear the more i put my foid down the noiser it us like cant go on moter way coz its screwin at 60 even in 5 ..plz help be gratfull if u have any ideas.thanks

Submitted: 25/07/2014 18:06:01 | ID: 100346

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nicola, Dublin

Ford Focus

My car is grand 1;2;3till i hit 60k put it in4th its screwing same in 5th gears change ok its just the noise after 3th gear an dosnt move much past the 2nd rev when put it it 4/5gear the more i put my foid down the noiser it us like cant go on moter way coz its screwin at 60 even in 5 ..plz help be gratfull if u have any ideas.thanks

Submitted: 25/07/2014 18:05:55 | ID: 100345

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nicola, Dublin

Ford Focus

My car is grand 1;2;3till i hit 60k put it in4th its screwing same in 5th gears change ok its just the noise after 3th gear an dosnt move much past the 2nd rev when put it it 4/5gear the more i put my foid down the noiser it us like cant go on moter way coz its screwin at 60 even in 5 ..plz help be gratfull if u have any ideas.thanks

Submitted: 25/07/2014 18:05:51 | ID: 100344

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nicola, Dublin

Ford Focus

My car is grand 1;2;3till i hit 60k put it in4th its screwing same in 5th gears change ok its just the noise after 3th gear an dosnt move much past the 2nd rev when put it it 4/5gear the more i put my foid down the noiser it us like cant go on moter way coz its screwin at 60 even in 5 ..plz help be gratfull if u have any ideas.thanks

Submitted: 25/07/2014 18:05:44 | ID: 100343

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Joanne price, Nottinghamshire

Ford Focus

Hi, can you tell me how much it will cost and if it can be done to fit a reverse lockout, as first gear is right next to reverse? Thanks.

Submitted: 24/07/2014 13:14:07 | ID: 100280

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Chris, Leicestershire

Ford Focus

My front passenger side window will not go down. I took the motor out and when the switch is pressed it only rotates in one direction. This is also true when trying to operate it from the driver's side switch.

Submitted: 23/07/2014 10:40:36 | ID: 100196

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Jose Rey Garinganao, Philippines

Ford Focus

Hi, please help me with my ford focus 2010 hatch back 1.8L petrol SE variant. I can not start the engine, I have noticed when the ignition key is in 'on' position, the reverse light in my rear bumper is lit on despite changing into any gear position. does this mean it was interlocked in reverse? and what shall I do next to rid off from this position so I could start her up, now my car is left in a parking lot in a mall and I want to bring her to a garage but could not even start it up.

Submitted: 20/07/2014 13:08:46 | ID: 100041

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Brendon johnson, Nottinghamshire

Ford Focus

After turning ignition off. There's a clicking noise at all doors and then all door windows open Thanks

Submitted: 19/07/2014 16:24:44 | ID: 99993

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John Kelly, City of Dundee

Ford Focus

What does it mean when my heater light comes on when I let the turbo kick in? I've had it on the computer and nothing comes up

Submitted: 17/07/2014 14:51:17 | ID: 99851

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TESSA ADAMS, Suffolk

Ford Focus

When using my key fob the driver`s door opens but not the passenger or rear doors. The key fob will lock all doors. Does anybody know what`s wrong?

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Your key fob can easily be reprogrammed to unlock all with one press of the button. With the ignition turned off, press and hold the unlock and lock buttons on the key fob simultaneously for at least 4 seconds. The direction indicators will flash twice to confirm the change. Hope this helps. Graham from Kent

Submitted: 16/07/2014 15:40:18 | ID: 99789

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Paul Kennedy, Aberdeenshire

Ford Focus

My car has been back to the dealer who assures me that this vehicle doesn't have one touch windows. The window goes all the way down but you have to hold your finger on the button to put the window up. Is this correct or is he having me on? My 2000 astra had one touch windows so surely this thing must?

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This is usual with the rear windows, in case a child puts there hand out whist you are closing it. Will from Devon

Thanks for the reply it's a 3 door so only front windows goes all way down but hold to put up Paul Kennedy from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 16/07/2014 15:11:13 | ID: 99786

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sophia davies, Swansea

Ford Focus

Hello there, can anyone please help me, i'm desperate to find out the code for my radio!

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Mine is a 09 plate Focus and the radio code is on the inside of the glove box door. Geoff from Cheshire

Mine is a 09 plate Focus and the radio code is on the inside of the glove box door. Geoff from Cheshire

Submitted: 13/07/2014 11:50:57 | ID: 99565

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Crystal, United States of America

Ford Focus

I have a 2010 Ford Focus. I have Sirius Radio and a Cd player that came with the car when I bought it new. My car stereo is now acting up it plays and then cuts out all the time, even when I play the CD player and local radio channels, WHY? What do I need to look for?

Submitted: 06/07/2014 15:24:12 | ID: 99079

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Crystal, United States of America

Ford Focus

My car stereo which has Sirius radio and cd player. It cuts out all the time even on CD'S. What is the problem?

Submitted: 06/07/2014 15:20:49 | ID: 99078

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Frank Clegg, Lancashire

Ford Focus

Why does my Ford Focus` heater thermal fuse keep failing? I replaced the fuse 8 times but it`s still failing?

Submitted: 04/07/2014 12:40:29 | ID: 98943

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