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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 ?

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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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?

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Had the same problem this morning with the first frost since bought focus this year Mine has key less ignition door opened okay but would not close,googled problem and it seems in cold weather grease in lock freezes stopping lock returning I just sprayed wd 40 into mechanism on door and all was fine after about 10 min.Seems it will free itself when warmed up Going to be a pain if we have a bad winter.Hope the wd 40 works for a while Jeff from Cheshire

Had the same problem this morning with the first frost since bought focus this year Mine has key less ignition door opened okay but would not close,googled problem and it seems in cold weather grease in lock freezes stopping lock returning I just sprayed wd 40 into mechanism on door and all was fine after about 10 min.Seems it will free itself when warmed up Going to be a pain if we have a bad winter.Hope the wd 40 works for a while Jeff from Cheshire

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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