Car Stall problems of the 2000 Ford Focus - part 1

133 problems related to car stall have been reported for the 2000 Ford Focus. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2000 Ford Focus based on all problems reported for the 2000 Focus.

car   Car Stall problem 1
Failure Date: 04/04/2017

2000 Ford Focus lx sedan - well maintained and cared for. At approximately 58,000 miles and without warning went to start up and heard a loud bang under the hood followed by a lot of metallic sound and then stalled. Attempted to restart and heard more metallic sound. Turned off engine had towed to mechanic. Mechanic diagnosis is #4 valve seat drop failure causing extensive shrapnel damage. Engine would need to be replaced. After internet research see that this is an issue that Ford knows about the Focus sohc 2l engine valve seat defect and they wont do anything about it.

car   Car Stall problem 2
Failure Date: 05/08/2016

The contact owned a 2000 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled. After restarting, the contact noticed there was an abnormal burning odor and smoke came from the side of the engine where the battery was connected. Afterwards the vehicle ignited into flames. Prior to the failure, the vehicle had its battery replaced. The fire department had to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it was deemed totaled. The fire investigator informed the contact that the fire started from the battery cable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. There were no injuries reported. A police report was filed. The failure mileage was 100,000.

car   Car Stall problem 3
Failure Date: 08/16/2012

We were driving the car and it started stalling/sputtering. We just purchased the car from a dealer and less then one month prior to the incident we passed with excellent emissions. We took the car to a mechanic and he said that the cylinders weren't working properly and caused one of them to crack. 2 of the park plugs weren't properly working. It happened suddenly and we only drove the car to and from work.

car   Car Stall problem 4
Failure Date: 06/09/2011

The contact owned a 2000 Ford Focus. The contact stated that smoke began to rise through the vents while they were driving the vehicle at an unknown speed. The contact also stated the vehicle stalled and the brakes would not engage when they were applied. As a result, the vehicle coasted to a stop. The contact looked under the hood and noticed the engine was on fire. The police and fire department appeared on the scene to extinguish the fire. The vehicle was towed the contacts home where it was clasified as destroyed. The vehicle was not inspected. The contact also stated that the brake booster was completely destroyed. The failure and current mileages were 120,000.

car   Car Stall problem 5
Failure Date: 08/15/2010

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Focus. The vehicle stalled while driving approximately 45 mph; yet, there were no warning lights before the failure occurred. The contact stated that he experienced the failure several times. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The failure and current mileages were 69,000.

car   Car Stall problem 6
Failure Date: 12/28/2008

While idling in a parking lot, the vehicle suddenly and without notice, through a rod through the block of the motor causing instant and catastrophic failure. If this had happened on a highway at 60 mph it could have caused an accident and or injury. Ford is aware of this problem with 2000 model year Focus and have not done anything to remedy the situation. I purchased and installed a salvage motor for almost $2000.

car   Car Stall problem 7
Failure Date: 10/15/2008

2000 Ford Focus stalls on right hand turns only the problem has become a problem now.

car   Car Stall problem 8
Failure Date: 08/19/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the vehicle would intermittently stall when attempting a turn at any speed, in either direction. The failure would occur most often when attempting left turns. Once the contact was able to restart the vehicle it would operate as normal. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where he was informed that the crank shaft was shifting back and forth, causing the crank shaft position sensor to fail. The vehicle was not repaired. In addition, the power windows were inoperable except for the front driver window. The failure mileage was 93,000 and the current mileage was 117,000.

car   Car Stall problem 9
Failure Date: 03/11/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the vehicle would not pass inspection. The dealer performed over $500 worth of repairs to the vehicle and stated that they passed it for inspection. They even placed their own inspection sticker on the vehicle. Less than a week later, the check engine warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. Later, the vehicle still would not pass state inspection. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic and they discovered a hole in the engine and that the transmission was twisted. While driving the vehicle home at an unknown speed, it stalled. No repairs have been made to the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were over 100,000.

car   Car Stall problem 10
Failure Date: 10/22/2006

: the contact stated while driving 30 mph, the readings on the gauges spiked, all the warning lights illuminated briefly, then the rpms seemed to slow and the vehicle stalled completely. The vehicle was pushed to a parking lot, however the vehicle was not seen by a dealer.

car   Car Stall problem 11
Failure Date: 02/16/2006

I was returning to florida from new orleans in mid February, 2006 when my car stalled. It was extremely hot outside and the engine seemed extremely hot, but the temperature gauge showed no problem. I waited a half hour and the car restarted only to stall again after 20 minutes or so of driving. This happened the whole way down to florida. I spent 5 nights in motels and had a Ford dealer in north florida supposedly fix the problem for $200. 00 only to have it stall again about an hour or two from the dealership. I waited until nightfall when it would be cooler and made it all the way to tampa before it stalled again. I cannot drive my car long distances (100 miles or so) in the florida summer heat.

car   Car Stall problem 12
Failure Date: 01/01/2005

While driving and upon making a left or right turn vehicle stalled which almost caused an accident. Consumer contacted the dealer. However, the dealer will do nothing to assist the consumed. Recall 03v482000 concerning stalling was issued.

car   Car Stall problem 13
Failure Date: 09/09/2004

While driving vehicle stalled. Consumer was unable to restart vehicle, and had it towed to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that engine needed to be replaced.

car   Car Stall problem 14
Failure Date: 09/01/2004

The vehicle stalled while driving. This failure is possible related to recall 03n01. Recall number number (03v482000) the consumers vehicle experienced engine problems (engine hesitation, loss of power, and surging)as a result of a faulty fuel pump. . Read more...

car   Car Stall problem 15
Failure Date: 07/29/2004

While driving at any speed vehicle stalled intermittently, resulting once in a crash.

car   Car Stall problem 16
Failure Date: 07/14/2004

While driving 75 mph vehicle stalled. Consumer managed to pull over, and had the vehicle towed. But on one occasion was able to restart the vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

car   Car Stall problem 17
Failure Date: 06/17/2004

While driving 70 mph vehicle stalled. Consumer restarted the vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. . Consumer claims intermittent stalling which started five months after purchasing vehicle.

car   Car Stall problem 18
Failure Date: 06/03/2004

While driving vehicle stalled. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

car   Car Stall problem 19
Failure Date: 04/05/2004

While driving at an undetermined speed vehicle stalled, causing consumer to drift off the road. Mechanic informed consumer that the engine failed.

car   Car Stall problem 20
Failure Date: 03/15/2004

Recall 03 v 482 000 concerning stalling. Vehicle stalled and hesitated while in motion. Vehicle was repaired for this recall by the dealer, and problem recurred.

car   Car Stall problem 21
Failure Date: 03/06/2004

Nhtsa recal 03v482000 concerning intermittent stalling. After recall repairs vehicle stalled without warning. Dealer determined that vehicle needed a new engine.

car   Car Stall problem 22
Failure Date: 03/03/2004

While driving vehicle stalled.

car   Car Stall problem 23
Failure Date: 02/23/2004

(2000-Ford Focus zts - 29,536 miles) in addition to a prior incident when my car stalled on highway 635 when I was going approx. 60 mph in the center lane, it has stalled "twice" today within just 1 hour during my lunch break! in all incidents the car lost all power and the engine stopped without any prior warning whatsoever. In both occurences, I was driving at the posted speed limit and was neither accelerating nor decelerating when all of a sudden, the radio went out, warning lights came on and the engine died. I was stuck in the extreme left lane of 'us 75' and narrowly missed being hit by multiple vehicles.

car   Car Stall problem 24
Failure Date: 02/18/2004

While driving 15 mph the vehicle stalled. The driver attempted to restart the vehicle when she noticed steam coming from under the hood. The driver lifted the hood and saw steam and smoke coming from the battery compartment. The vehicle caught on fire and was towed by the insurance company.

car   Car Stall problem 25
Failure Date: 02/15/2004

When driving at an undetermined speed vehicle stalled. This caused the driver to drift to the side of the road. Driver was able to restart the vehicle. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealership, however, the mechanic was unable to duplicate the problem.

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