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Common Focus Problems

Combining complaint information with other data from lawsuits, recalls, and NHTSA we've come up with a list worth keeping an eye on.

Focus Key Won't Turn In The Ignition

From 2000 to 2003, the Focus has a serious problem where the key won’t turn or can’t be removed from the ignition. The problems is covered under the standard manufacturer warranty, but the problem typically happens later on.

Ford’s Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) Failures

Power steering is one of those things you don’t think about until it’s gone. And owners of Ford cars with electronic power assisted steering (EPAS) are thinking about it all the damn time, if you catch my drift.

MyFord Touch Complaints

Ford’s customer satisfaction has been in steady decline since 2010. MyFord Touch was also released in 2010. This is not a coincidence. The system was Ford’s attempt at an all-in-one, in-dash communication and entertainment system. What owners got instead was an unresponsive, difficult-to-use a...

Explorer Cracked Rear Panel

Own a 2002–2005 Ford Explorer? Chances are your lift-gate is cracked. Complaints about cracked rear panels in that generation of Ford SUV’s – including the Mercury Mountaineer and Lincoln Aviator – is one of the most commonly issues reported on CarComplaints.com

Latch Failures Allow Doors to Fly Open

Ford is having a tough time with its door latches. The seemingly simple devices keep finding new ways to fail allowing doors to fly open while driving, or rebound and hit you when you go to close them. The issues have been investigated and recalled, but keep expanding to include more cars and ...

Worst Overall Complaints

Let's take a look at the wost overall Focus complaints submitted to CarComplaints.com over the years.

The complaints are sorted by their relative PainRank™ – a score created by combining data about when the problem started, how much it costs to fix, and the overall pain rating submitted by owners.

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Recent Focus News

The last few stories about the Focus. You can dive deeper by seeing news specifically about recalls, investigations, or lawsuits.

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