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Barry Boyle, United States of America

Ford Focus

My glove compartment won't close. Husband leaned on it and it snapped open won't close. Please help...Thank You Theresa Boyle 610-565-5791.

Submitted: 07/04/2015 18:12:41 | ID: 114418

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David Dingsdale, Cheshire

Ford Focus

On two occasions, in a three month period, car wouldn't start and message "Engine Malfunction Service Now" appeared on dash. After about 10 minutes problem went away and car started ok. First occasion the car had been parked overnight and on the second occasion it had ben parked for about 5 hours. Any ideas why this should happen? Local Main Dealer said they were not aware of the problem and would need the fault to be present during diagnostics before they could offer a solution. Thanks

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Hi i have the same problem did you seem to find problem also my one make click noise from passenger side. kausar from Greater London

Hi i have the same problem did you seem to find problem also my one make click noise from passenger side. kausar from Greater London

Submitted: 28/03/2015 15:42:18 | ID: 113989

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Tom, Gwynedd

Ford Focus

Hi,can anybody tell me how to turn the cig lighter socket from being live all the time and to work off the Ingnition so it goes on and off with the ingnition switch as I want to use a dashcam. Cheers Tom.

Submitted: 20/03/2015 22:33:31 | ID: 113603

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Gray, Warrington

Ford Focus

Car will not start after putting new clutch in it?

Submitted: 17/03/2015 09:57:08 | ID: 113439

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RSKing, Norfolk

Ford Focus

is my focus zetec 1.6 tdci fitted with cam belt or chain 01/09/2008

Submitted: 13/03/2015 18:36:16 | ID: 113274

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noel, Ireland

Ford Focus

Just bought a Ford Focus Zetec S 2.0l. In the last couple of weeks and when I change gears it seems to hesitate for a couple of seconds then is fine and when I follow instructions on screen to change up a gear it seems to labour like I've changed slightly too early?

Submitted: 13/03/2015 09:44:39 | ID: 113248

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Bavnut, Greater London

Ford Focus

Hi last night I was reversing the car into the driveway when the battery light came on, and a humming sound started to come from the engine. This morning I woke up, drove the car. The problem is still there. There is a humming sound when I accelerate the car and when I slow down. when the car Idle's between 1000 and 2000 revs. The car seems to be fine. Could someone please help?

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I had similar a couple of months ago, it was OK for a couple of weeks and then it died. I got recovered home and it turned out it was the alternator had given up. fitted a new one no more problems. had to reset engine light that had comre on when it broke down. Barry Goldfinch from Berkshire

I had similar a couple of months ago, it was OK for a couple of weeks and then it died. I got recovered home and it turned out it was the alternator had given up. fitted a new one no more problems. had to reset engine light that had comre on when it broke down. Barry Goldfinch from Berkshire

Submitted: 12/03/2015 14:09:01 | ID: 113205

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David Ravia, Yorkshire

Ford Focus

When I turn headlights on my brake lights come on. I've replaced all the bulbs and no change

Submitted: 11/03/2015 03:39:57 | ID: 113130

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Mary eccles, Suffolk

Ford Focus

I have a 2011 focus cc3 diesel 2.0 does anyone know where I can get a rear boot spoiler Thanks Mary Eccles(Suffolk)

Submitted: 10/03/2015 18:14:16 | ID: 113109

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Mary eccles, Suffolk

Ford Focus

What causes a loud clunking noise from the rear of my Ford Focus 2011 cc3 when going over humps or uneven road. Sounds as if there is something loose in boot but I can not find anything. Mary Eccles (Suffolk)

Submitted: 10/03/2015 18:08:15 | ID: 113108

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Gary, Dorset

Ford Focus

My 09 diesel focus cuts out and needs to be restarted. It happens only when my foot is OFF the accelerator. The EPS (stability control light) is the only thing to come on. The car has stalled and I can usually restart whilst still rolling or whilst standing. Very rarely have problems restarting. It started about a month ago. Happened only once in a week whilst waiting to pull out. I noticed the idle revs jump above 1000 to 1500 then down to 500. It was going back to normal idling when it cut out and the EPS came on. It happened a dozen times the following week and then was fine for two weeks. Last week it happened twice in one short journey and once the following day, then fine again. This week, Today, it cut out three times in a single journey. Twice whilst at junctions, but once at 40mph! I was once able to catch it at idling try to cut out, stopped it by adding pressure to the accelerator and sending revs to 2000. Well that covers everything I experienced. No strange sounds, no juddering, nothing to tell me the car engine wasn't running (really smooth running and idling). Really catches you out when you try to pull out and it doesn't move. Fortunately I convinced myself I stalled it, despite driving without stalling it for five years. Ruled out driver error (it's happened to my wife, mechanic mate at halfords and AA guy). Any ideas....can it be fixed, or do I avoid buying a ford? Had many cars over two decades. Usually easy to diagnose and fix......but this one has me troubled.....really hate intermittent faults like this. :(

Submitted: 10/03/2015 09:29:48 | ID: 113077

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Rob, Cumbria

Ford Focus

Hi under hard acceleration my the message light comes on is there a problem. I have had it less than a week.

Submitted: 07/03/2015 19:09:00 | ID: 112923

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Rob, Cumbria

Ford Focus

Hi under hard acceleration my the message light comes on is there a problem. I have had it less than a week.

Submitted: 07/03/2015 19:08:17 | ID: 112922

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Ms L, Hull

Ford Focus

Why does my ford focus 1.8 turbo diesel judder when i go from 45 mph to 50 mph in 5th gear, but now i have noticed my engine warning light is on but not flashing and my temperature gauge is on cold all of a sudden and stays there but im still getting heat through heaters and my air con is working checked oil coolant etc and all is fine.

Submitted: 04/03/2015 20:38:38 | ID: 112756

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Tom, East Sussex

Ford Focus

Why is the dipped beam on my 2013 Focus st3 so poor? I understand it has Bi-xenon self adjusting head lights. The main beam is fine, however the dipped beam only shines a very short distance in front of the car making it very difficult to see on an unlit road. I have taken the car to my local dealer, they are a bit better but still not good. What's the problem?

Submitted: 23/02/2015 21:41:41 | ID: 112217

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paul benton, West Midlands

Ford Focus

Warning message on the dashboard to complete roof operation on my Focus convertible, also rear screen heater doesn't work when message is displayed?

Submitted: 23/02/2015 18:47:28 | ID: 112196

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Debbie Barkhouse, West Lothian

Ford Focus

Hi, my car is leaking a fair amount of diesel from underneath my car at the front driver`s side. I changed the fuel filter in case that was the problem. Now it`s not starting and I can smell diesel inside and out. Can't really see diesel on the engine though. If it`s a fuel injector will it cost a lot to fix?

Submitted: 22/02/2015 23:10:41 | ID: 112147

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E Darlow, Dorset

Ford Focus

ford focus 1.6 petrol zetec ghia automatic fault radiator fan comes on when interior heater is switched on even when cold.

Submitted: 20/02/2015 19:23:24 | ID: 112003

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P GREENAWAY, Caerphilly

Ford Focus

needle touching red on temperature gauge for about 10 seconds then going back to normal, seems to only happen when engine under load going up hill or on motorway.

Submitted: 15/02/2015 13:29:36 | ID: 111587

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Dev, Greater London

Ford Focus

Had my car serviced at fords yesterday. Noticed when I got the car back there was a little round cover missing in the drivers side footwell to the right under the steering weel. Inside where the cover should be there seems to be a push button type switch, does anyone know what this switch is for?

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Impact reset switch Chris b from Lancashire

Submitted: 14/02/2015 13:22:00 | ID: 111506

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Donna, Bridgend

Ford Focus

Hi I have recently had the bonnet lock replaced on my car and now the Bonnet Open warning light on the dash board is on all the time despite me opening and closing the bonnet numerous times. please can you advise what to do to many thanks Donna

Submitted: 11/02/2015 15:34:52 | ID: 111326

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ernest_setlhako@yahoo.com, South Africa

Ford Focus

When I start my ford focus 2 litre 2004 model, It want me to accelerates so that the engine can run, when I start it without clutch only it loses power power and stop to idle. When I reduce speed from high gear to low gear it also turns off, and I have to start it again, what could be the problem?

Submitted: 06/02/2015 17:03:12 | ID: 111012

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stephens, Somerset

Ford Focus

Hi my ford focus 1.6 has an electrical fault from the fuel pump to the main fuse box.please help?

Submitted: 04/02/2015 21:53:22 | ID: 110911

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nancy, United States of America

Ford Focus

i have a 2009 ford focus it run loud when i put my feet on the gas can anyone help

Submitted: 16/01/2015 11:11:16 | ID: 109658

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amjad, Luton

Ford Focus

When I start the car it`s ok, after driving a red star light shows in meter, then starts losing power?

Submitted: 11/01/2015 22:30:13 | ID: 109382

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Imran khan, West Midlands

Ford Focus

When I start my car and when the car is stood still I can hear a knocking sound from the front of the car but when I drive it there are no sounds and it drives perfectly. What can the noise be?

Submitted: 11/01/2015 18:50:18 | ID: 109372

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Mrs Hardy, Middlesex

Ford Focus

Can you help please? On the way home my engine light plus the warning light came on but there was no difference in the way it drove. What is likely to be the problem and is it still driveable?

Submitted: 07/01/2015 19:04:17 | ID: 109128

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claire, Cardiff

Ford Focus

Hi, my engine management light is staying on, along with a little red light next to my mileage screen, also my heaters and washers are not working. Can anyone please give me an idea what it could be?

Submitted: 04/01/2015 16:06:29 | ID: 108885

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Connie tiene, Lancashire

Ford Focus

I have the above vehicle and for the past two weeks when I have put the key into the ignition, everything lights up but the engine won't start, I leave it for 5 minutes and the. It starts up, please help a frustrated focus driver

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Hi Connie, I have the same problem but now have diesel leaking underneath my car. I replaced the battery which isn't cheap. The trouble is taking it to a reputable garage that won't charge a fortune when they see a woman coming in. Battery cost £115 Debbie Barkhouse from West Lothian

Submitted: 03/01/2015 19:17:49 | ID: 108849

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deb, Cardiff

Ford Focus

Why does the engine warning light and brake system light stay on ?. My central locking no longer works. The driver side back door won't open. The indicators don't show that they are working. Why is this ?

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Hi, I know it's a bit late for you but for anyone else who has this or similar probs check the plugs on the fuse box behind the glove compartment, it's quite easy to knock them and loosen them as they`re only covered with a bit of carpet. Just push them back in, should be fine. Engine management light might have to be reset by a garage. Hope this helps Ricky from Essex

Submitted: 31/12/2014 12:06:04 | ID: 108670

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S C Sharma, India

Ford Focus

I have a Ford fiego of 2011 make. It has a built in audio system. Recently I had to change the battery of the car. But it has created a problem. When the ignition of the car is turned and car is stabled, the light of the audio system still remains on and as a result of it the battery is discharged. What is this problem and how it can be rectified.

Submitted: 24/12/2014 10:25:12 | ID: 108401

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Mair Dobson, Lancashire

Ford Focus

Car juddering, engine light flashing. occasional clunking noise coming from rear of car.

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I have a Ford fiego car of 2011 make. It has an inbuilt audio system. Recently, when I changed the battery of the car. After the battery has been changed. I am facing a problem. When the car's ignition is turned off, the light of the audio system still remains on as a result of which the battery is discharged in the stabled car. What is the reason and how it will be set right. S C Sharma from India

Submitted: 23/12/2014 12:11:11 | ID: 108325

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Mark Stevenson, Lancashire

Ford Focus

Hi I have recently bought a Ford Focus Powershift s and when I start the car with keyless the screen displays a road like picture with an x in it. The screen then goes to the trip computer What could this be as I've looked in the manual and it doesn't show anything

Submitted: 23/12/2014 07:24:10 | ID: 108306

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gemma, South Yorkshire

Ford Focus

Whilst stuck in traffic this morning my all gauges suddenly started flickering, it only lasted a few seconds then it stopped, it intermittently did this through out the journey. As i moved out of the traffic and started to accelerate the gauges were all over the place until I'd got my speed up, then they calmed down and settled at what I assume was the correct position. They then continued to have flickering spells the entire journey. I did consider it being the battery whilst i was stuck in the traffic and so turned all blowers, lights and the radio off, but it didn't make a difference. any ideas? Could it be something as simple as the battery or could it be something worse?

Submitted: 09/12/2014 10:44:27 | ID: 107597

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lesley, Renfrewshire

Ford Focus

hi this morning i got a light on saying engine malfunction service now?? car not long serviced turned off engine waiting few moments and it started up fine . is there a underlying issue

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Exactly the same problem here Some people says it's sensor filter need to be replaced Try to check it soon sameer from Saudi Arabia

Exactly the same problem here Some people says it's sensor filter need to be replaced Try to check it soon sameer from Saudi Arabia

If you go on you tube it will tell you how to reset these warning lights by pressing the foot pedals in a certain order. They go by how many times you start stop the car, eg short journeys. My oil engine change light came on within 2 months of a service and the Ford mechanic told me as he reset the warning Des from West Midlands

Submitted: 03/12/2014 08:27:09 | ID: 107302

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hayley, West Midlands

Ford Focus

My 51 plate ford focus wont start we tried juming it with jump leads attached to my daughters c1 but nothing. The dash lights went bright then dimed, there is a loud clicking noise whilst im turning the key, it seems to be coming from the glove box? please help

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It sounds like it is either the battery or the starter motor, the loud clicking sounds like the solanoid on the starter motor. Test what voltage you have at the battery, it should be about 12.5v. If not I would put a new battery on, if it has then it has to be the starter motor. I hope this helps you. Adrian Paine from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 01/12/2014 11:40:48 | ID: 107177

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Barry Bloomfield , Suffolk

Ford Focus

When left overnight the rear wheel makes a knock after handbrake is released when vehicle move then it's ok

Submitted: 30/11/2014 17:19:04 | ID: 107144

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marco, Leicestershire

Ford Focus

hi guys I've got a problem , always the air bag light on and no more horn ??? I think is the clock spring ? if is the case who in leicester could fix it for cheap please ? thanks marco

Submitted: 29/11/2014 10:32:37 | ID: 107067

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Frank, Leicestershire

Ford Focus

Only back lights come on when car not started up need to start car up before any of the other will come on do u know why thanks

Submitted: 26/11/2014 21:44:29 | ID: 106956

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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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