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Cei Thomas, Blaenau Gwent

Ford Focus

Hi my Focus 57 estate has suddenly developed an issue, when it's cold or has not been run a lot an engine malfunction light appears sometimes going into limp mode, other times not. I turn the key off or the light vanishes then it drives fine. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated?

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Sounds like a similar problem to mine. Various intermittent problems , lots of warning lights come on and off, rest of the time car drives fine. Ford main dealer tells me it is a faulty instrument cluster, £700 + for a new one . Searching on line there are companies that will repair it for less and give a 2 year guarantee. graeme stockton from Berkshire

Sounds like a similar problem to mine. Various intermittent problems , lots of warning lights come on and off, rest of the time car drives fine. Ford main dealer tells me it is a faulty instrument cluster, £700 + for a new one . Searching on line there are companies that will repair it for less and give a 2 year guarantee. graeme stockton from Berkshire

Submitted: 17/11/2014 17:47:27 | ID: 106354

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David, Merthyr Tydfil

Ford Focus

Hi my focus drives fine in 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th but when put into 5th or reverse there's a crunch can anyone give me some advise please it's done 60000 miles

Submitted: 12/11/2014 11:38:57 | ID: 106089

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Carmel, Ireland

Ford Focus

When I'm driving my car tends to jolt now and then, it's a severe jolt with what sounds like a knocking but there is no warning lights coming up on my dash. I know something is wrong but I'm wondering would it be anything really serious?

Submitted: 11/11/2014 19:08:39 | ID: 106056

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tim, Canada

Ford Focus

I have a 2007 focus se.When I start the car the dash lights are on and driving lights are working as soon as I put the car in gear the dash lights go out,The only light that is on is the radio.It's a automatic what every gear I put it in

Submitted: 07/11/2014 00:08:03 | ID: 105804

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arthur bemrose, Warwickshire

Ford Focus

In frosty weather the driver`s door will not shut and latch?

Submitted: 06/11/2014 12:33:14 | ID: 105759

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murphy, Trinidad and Tobago

Ford Focus

I have a Ford Focus 1.6 tdci and my spark plug ceramic keeps cracking. Can anyone tell me what is the cause?

Submitted: 06/11/2014 01:48:25 | ID: 105735

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sam, County Antrim

Ford Focus

Hi there recently my 2008 ford focus zetec 1,8 tdci keeps playing up when im driving i flashinglight keep popping up on dash board beeping with the message Bonnet Open ive tryed openibg and closing the bonnet checking for faults but bonnet sames ok.. and i cant lock my car for the alarm keeps going off also Helppppppp!!!! 2nd question my ford focus 2008 zetec tdci locking system on key doesnt work which means ive to lock and open car by key does the fuse need charhed or is it best to hive ford £170 to make a replacement key thanks

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Sounds like a faulty instrument cluster, various intermittent problems . I've had problems and have discovered from research that this is a fairly common fault , Ford main Dealer £700 + for a new one or companies advertising to repair cheaper with a 2 year guarantee. graeme stockton from Berkshire

Submitted: 05/11/2014 02:27:19 | ID: 105689

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dawn clatke, Lincolnshire

Ford Focus

My car a 56 cmax had malfunction auto transmission on message. It went to ford dealer the did diagnostic it showed no fault. It has 22000 miles on clock they wiped messages adjusted gear cable. I didnt drive it for a week and today same message came up.it now clonks to get into drive and will only start with foot off the brake. Any ideas.

Submitted: 29/10/2014 14:47:05 | ID: 105292

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Sam jones, County Antrim

Ford Focus

Hi, my focus is starting ok, but when I eccelerate the car seems to be struggling for petrol, it shudders at every gear change, what is the problem????

Submitted: 14/10/2014 10:33:54 | ID: 104586

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brian durrant, Somerset

Ford Focus

front lights come on when turning over the engine. any ideas

Submitted: 07/10/2014 17:08:55 | ID: 104221

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Jenny Callaghan, North Yorkshire

Ford Focus

I have forgotten how to open petrol cap, please help

Submitted: 06/10/2014 14:46:41 | ID: 104141

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paul, Gloucestershire

Ford Focus

car just came to a stop, engine failure warning came up, changed cam sensor and crank sensor , had fuel system cleaned out fitted new filter, car ran fine for 500miles , then the exact same thing happened, coming down motorway lost power ,car just died would not start again, had diagnostic machine on car but no faults showing, any ideas, would be grateful for any help

Submitted: 02/10/2014 19:12:23 | ID: 103968

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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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