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David, Antrim

Ford Focus

Parked up last nite every thing was 100 per cent got into it 2 day and would no start any ideas?

Submitted: 01/09/2015 18:20:11 | ID: 120641

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paul stokes, West Midlands

Ford Focus

My car keeps cutting out as I am driving, loss of power then just stops, only bought it two weeks ago with 70.5k on clock. Happens nearly always from cold start but has now been happening when warmed up.

Submitted: 28/08/2015 13:48:22 | ID: 120451

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deborah, Lancashire

Ford Focus

hi i have a ford focus wreg 1.6 zetec i had an alternator fitted yesterday sat so i went to shop this morning on way back there was nothing in gear stick just went all floppy cant put in any gear please can anyone help with advice thankyou

Submitted: 23/08/2015 12:53:21 | ID: 120213

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Lindsey, Dorset

Ford Focus

Hi I left my key in the ignition for too long. Now the power h as been automatically disconnected. Any body know how to reconnect it ? Thanks Lindsey

Submitted: 22/08/2015 23:00:40 | ID: 120186

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rita perry, Uzbekistan

Ford Focus

yes I have a 2009 ford focus I have two thing with this car the first time I was in my garage I turn on the to start my car and put I took my foot off the brake I give a some gas to go back out my garage the car went fast it will stop even not stepping on gas so I took to the ford dealer where I live I got back from chop they said there wrong well 3days ago it happen again this time I got police report because it worst the will not I hit my neighbor car believe it or not so can you tell what to do the because they keep on telling me there is not anything with car

Submitted: 19/08/2015 03:44:34 | ID: 120011

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Luke, Northamptonshire

Ford Focus

Hello, On my focus, hatchback, climate both the reverse light and rear fog lamp are not working. Every other electrical device is working, including the electrical mirrors (which accounts for the reverse light fuse). I have just changed the bulbs in both light housings to no avail. Any ideas?

Submitted: 14/08/2015 14:02:43 | ID: 119760

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Claire Rooney, City of Glasgow

Ford Focus

Ford Focus 2014 plate I bought this focus from motor point, only 1 previous ownerand within one month the "change oil light" came on followed shortly by "engine malfunction service now" warning message. Returned to motor point and the light was simply turned on and assured the dash board hadn't been serviced but the car was fine. Then the same messages returned Feb and I was told its due to the number of miles now looking for a service. Serviced in March and lights turned off although I asked Arnold Clark ford dealer to double check the issue. Month later lights returned again. Car taken back to Arnold Clark who had to change oil and run the car for miles to regenerate the filters which was Done in May. Now early Aug the lights have returned again Does anyone else have this issue and if so any resolutions? Or is this an underlying issue with the car?

Submitted: 08/08/2015 20:40:48 | ID: 119510

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Graham, Essex

Ford Focus

Where would I find the dead lock switch on my focus please any one

Submitted: 08/08/2015 16:12:54 | ID: 119501

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Natu, City Of Leicester

Ford Focus

I have a problem with my 2006 ford focus 1.8cdti after replacing number 1&2 cyl valves and injectors . Engine will not start and when it starts it won't rev over 2000 rpm I had diagnostic tested and I told that problem is in high pressure fuel pump I replaced fuel pump still same any idea i am bit lost here

Submitted: 02/08/2015 20:28:40 | ID: 119252

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alan, Dumfries and Galloway

Ford Focus

I have a focus 1.6 tdci estate. I keep getting warnings on the dash saying bonnet open passenger door open and drivers door open. I can't close the electric windows in the front, the interior fan doesn't work, my outside temperature gauge is reading minus 25, and when you go round a tight corner it sounds like the central locking is activated but it's not. Has anyone got any ideas please

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I had the same problem but after i refilled the engine water thing all of that things you get on the dash board dissapeard went back to normal Has from Aberdeenshire

I had the same problem but after i refilled the engine water thing all of that things you get on the dash board dissapeard went back to normal Has from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 30/07/2015 09:33:38 | ID: 119114

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Terry Woodward, Norfolk

Ford Focus

Purchaced 2 months ago and cant find a way to change the satnav display to "daytime" display looks like night mode all the time all I could find was a best contrast feature the unit is a ford system I think sd bsed non touch screen. I would be most greatful for your advice

Submitted: 25/07/2015 10:37:30 | ID: 118868

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David Goodman, United States of America

Ford Focus

Car dyed diving down the road now it will not start .Starter not Turing the motor over

Submitted: 20/07/2015 21:16:26 | ID: 118707

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David Goodman, United States of America

Ford Focus

The car motor died going sixty miles a hour .Now car will not start .Starter will try to work but will not start car.

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You may need a new cam sensor. Mine had a similar problem 3 months ago. Take it to a garage and get them to see if there is an error code in the engine management system, even if your E.M. light is not on, as mine wasn't but there was an entry for the cam sensor having failed. liz from City of Derby

You may need a new cam sensor. Mine had a similar problem 3 months ago. Take it to a garage and get them to see if there is an error code in the engine management system, even if your E.M. light is not on, as mine wasn't but there was an entry for the cam sensor having failed. liz from City of Derby

Submitted: 20/07/2015 15:19:59 | ID: 118687

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Stephen, City of Glasgow

Ford Focus

My car has recently started to struggle when I pull away in 1st gear, revs go up to 3000rpms before moving and then when I does it struggles to move, but when I eventually get to 4th gear it goes like a rocket, any ideas..

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You need a new egr thats couses power loss Has from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 17/07/2015 02:55:46 | ID: 118545

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RUSSELL, Sri Lanka

Ford Focus

HAVE HAD NO PROBLEM WITH MY CAR BUT NEED TO SHIP ALL FOUR SHOCK ABSORBERS FROM UK.WHAT WILL BE THE APPROX WEIGHT OF THE PARCEL?

Submitted: 16/07/2015 11:17:37 | ID: 118509

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derek yates, Warrington

Ford Focus

My car is making loud noise sound like something is trying to turn and it cutsoutwhen i press clutch. Pleasr help

Submitted: 13/07/2015 12:37:25 | ID: 118404

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Steve east, Somerset

Ford Focus

Where will I find the fuse for the washer pump please

Submitted: 01/07/2015 17:41:33 | ID: 117902

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dean, Stoke-on-Trent

Ford Focus

my focus will not go into second, fourth or reverse gear but will go into first, third and fifth gear so will i need a new gearbox or is it something else like gear selector or linkages and be fixed without replacing the gearbox?

Submitted: 28/06/2015 14:58:30 | ID: 117806

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Andy, Hampshire

Ford Focus

Any1 help when in second getting a rattley noise and a puff of blue smoke out of the exaust.?

Submitted: 22/06/2015 19:28:17 | ID: 117552

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Andy, Hampshire

Ford Focus

When in second gear get a rattley noise and a puff of blue smoke any1 no the answer?

Submitted: 22/06/2015 19:25:22 | ID: 117551

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George, West Yorkshire

Ford Focus

Hi recently purchased 2005 focus estate Gets hot behind dash all the time , even when fan blowing cold air can any one help

Submitted: 21/06/2015 21:16:48 | ID: 117522

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Rachel, West Yorkshire

Ford Focus

Hi I've just recently bought my car and instead on the blue ford badge it is white with red writing? Has anyone else got this colour? We have been trying to search for it but can't see them anywhere else.?

Submitted: 17/06/2015 07:28:47 | ID: 117318

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Paul Vincent, Bristol

Ford Focus

My rear brake light on the drivers side of my ford focus does not come on when I press the brake pedal. I have tried changing the good bulb on the left and replacing on the right. It may be the electrics or a short. Does anyone know how to fix it.

Submitted: 13/06/2015 22:01:43 | ID: 117166

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brett, Hertfordshire

Ford Focus

hi im seeming to have to fill my water bottle on my ford focus estate 2002 i filled yesterday and today was empth but noticed water dripping of the gearbox underneath but cant find a leak anyone help

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Hi i also have a ford focus estate 51 plate and i have to keep filling coolant and i also have coolant dripping off the gearbox, however i have found where its coming from on my car and you may have the same problem. Mine is coming from underneath the thermostat housing and dripping onto the top of the gearbox, this is common with these cars and i suspect you have the same problem. If you look just to the right of the engine (as you stand in front of the car) you will see where the HT leads for the spark plugs go into the coil pack, well just in front of the coil pack towards the front of the car you will see the thermostat housing feel underneath it its probably going to be wet. I hope this helps you let me know how you get on. dan from Hampshire

Hi i also have a ford focus estate 51 plate and i have to keep filling coolant and i also have coolant dripping off the gearbox, however i have found where its coming from on my car and you may have the same problem. Mine is coming from underneath the thermostat housing and dripping onto the top of the gearbox, this is common with these cars and i suspect you have the same problem. If you look just to the right of the engine (as you stand in front of the car) you will see where the HT leads for the spark plugs go into the coil pack, well just in front of the coil pack towards the front of the car you will see the thermostat housing feel underneath it its probably going to be wet. I hope this helps you let me know how you get on. dan from Hampshire

Submitted: 10/06/2015 17:47:51 | ID: 117042

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Pauline, Staffordshire

Ford Focus

Bllowing white smoke had turbo changed still Blowing white smoke and loss of power

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Check the oil cap and dip stick doesn't have a mayo gunge on it. This is caused my mixed water and oil. if it does then suspected head gasket failure. Does the car struggle to start sometimes and stall then struggles to start again. The reason I say this is because white smoke is usually condensation (evaporated water) and when the head gasket goes the car usually loses compression which causes really bad running. dan from Hampshire

Need to change egr Has from Aberdeenshire

Submitted: 06/06/2015 12:52:00 | ID: 116862

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Sandra, Gloucestershire

Ford Focus

There'a a '''clunk'' noise in the rear end when I've gone over a speed platform.......on the exit side .......... as though something in the boot had jumped up and down again . No problem on ordinary roads .

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Check you rear suspension bushes first dan from Hampshire

Submitted: 22/05/2015 22:12:53 | ID: 116365

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darren, Yorkshire

Ford Focus

ive got juddering when breaking at high speeds its been back to garage and they say the discs and pads are fine they have put copper stuff all over the discs which means its not juddering as bad. any idea what the juddering could be?

Submitted: 21/05/2015 19:07:31 | ID: 116326

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zoe, Swansea

Ford Focus

ford focus 1.6 diesel ghia indicators stopped working and the hazzrds have also stoped and window heaters it seems like the car has had a major meltdown help ... p.s i have no idea of the year or reg its my partners car thanks zoe

Submitted: 21/05/2015 17:19:24 | ID: 116323

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Josh, Norfolk

Ford Focus

Hi I have a Ford Focus 1.6 petrol haven't had the car very long but got a problem with the revs dropping off and the car feeling sluggish and when the revs drop off the battery light flashes I have changed the spark plugs coil pack and ht leads it's been on three different diagnostic machines and nothing is showing it happens for a couple days then goes again then comes back no warning lights at all. I need help as every garage says they don't no unless they strip the engine.

Submitted: 16/05/2015 13:32:50 | ID: 116097

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janet, Hampshire

Ford Focus

My Cat converter has gone on my 55 plate Focus. I would like to know how much this should cost to be fixed and how much it would be worth to sell privately? ..Or how much it would be worth selling as it is? Many thanks. Janet

Submitted: 10/05/2015 20:54:39 | ID: 115853

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key, Greater Manchester

Ford Focus

Fitted a new header tank, now a few days later removed cap to top level then suddenly it leaks from thermostat soon as the cap is back on stops and runs fine?

Submitted: 10/05/2015 15:09:17 | ID: 115840

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F. Boniface, Hull

Ford Focus

I have just had a new ignition switch fitted 2 months ago as my car would not start first time, just dashboard lights came on and no other noises in the engine. It`s still doing it, taken it back 3 times and it started every time for him. Omg, ! can get out to go in shops for 10 mins, get back in the car and it won't start right away, 5-6 times or more turning the key before it starts. Is it possible that the switch isn't in correctly or could it be something else? Baffled / frustrated.

Submitted: 10/05/2015 12:09:37 | ID: 115834

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Ashley, Essex

Ford Focus

Can anybody help,I have noticed my CD player in my 2013 ford focus gets hot,the CDs come out hot

Submitted: 05/05/2015 19:11:00 | ID: 115607

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Alex Arthur, Midlothian

Ford Focus

Can you please explain how I can turn on/off child locks on this car

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Hi Alex, On my 51 Plate Focus, if you open the rear doors and look around the lock mechanism area there is a little slot where your ignition key goes in and then you simply flick it one way or the other and this enables/disables the child lock . Hope this helps Chris Chris Bloomfield from North Yorkshire

Hi Alex, On my 51 Plate Focus, if you open the rear doors and look around the lock mechanism area there is a little slot where your ignition key goes in and then you simply flick it one way or the other and this enables/disables the child lock . Hope this helps Chris Chris Bloomfield from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/05/2015 10:41:41 | ID: 115513

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Andrew, Cambridgeshire

Ford Focus

Hi, I've started getting a problem when I've been driving for half an hour or so and then sit in traffic. Every now and then the dash seems to shut down, do a full range sweep on the dials, give a single beep and then works fine. The temp gauge seems fine so I can't definitely say it's an overheating issue.

Submitted: 27/04/2015 09:27:16 | ID: 115267

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peter stanier, Stoke-on-Trent

Ford Focus

child lock is on but there seems to be no keyhole by the catch to switch it off

Submitted: 26/04/2015 12:55:58 | ID: 115264

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graham, South Africa

Ford Focus

I have a Ford Focus 2008 Ambiente. When I start my vehicle the heat gauge goes straight to red. When I turn off the ignition the gauge remains there. Any answer on what it might be?

Submitted: 23/04/2015 15:26:14 | ID: 115111

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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

Hi I bought the car, 13 registration, in November 2014. The problem has occurred twice, end December 2014 and 2nd March 2015. The problem hasn't reoccurred and I still don't know why it happened. On the first occasion I just left the car after repeated tries failed to clear the message and the car wouldn't start. Returning after about 10/15 minutes car started ok. On the second occasion, again I tried to clear the message and start the car but to no avail. I tried locking and unlocking the car several times. After about 10 minutes sitting in the car I pressed the "open door" button on the key fob rapidly three times. I then was able to start the car, but this might just have been coincidence. I did not notice any other noises from passenger door or anywhere else. If you Google "Ford Focus Engine Malfunction Service Now" it appears that the fault is not uncommon and a number of suggested reasons are given. Not all prevent the car from starting. If the problem reoccurs and I find a solution I will add it to this thread. David Dingsdale from Cheshire

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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