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Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems of the 2000 Ford Focus



Eight problems related to gas recirculation valve (egr valve) have been reported for the 2000 Ford Focus.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 1
Failure Date: 08/20/2007

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Focus. While driving 2 mph, the vehicle shut off. When the contact restarted the vehicle approximately two minutes later, the check engine light illuminated. The contact smelled smoke coming from under the hood. He raised the hood and noticed flames. The fire department extinguished the fire. The weather was dry and approximately 100 degrees at the time. The current and failure mileages were 140,000.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 2
Failure Date: 06/01/2007

2000 Ford Focus-air intake manifold (failure). Symptoms, rough idle, stalling, causes computer control system to make engine run lean furthering the problem. On the lower side of the air intake manifold is what appears to be an air intake control valve. The material disintegrates over time which allows excessive air into the air intake manifold, causing the oxygen sensor to detect to much oxygen and sending the computer a signal to increase the amount of fuel. The engine speed at idle decreases to around 500 rpm and stalls. At higher speeds, the engine runs rough and has substantial lack of power and misfiring. Dealer examined vehicle and tried to defraud me by encouraging me to replace numerous items at the same time. Inspection cost was excessive, so I took the vehicle home and raised the hood to investigate further. An air sucking sound was heard and it was discovered this air stop or valve had disintegrated. The way it was discovered was by following the sound to the part and touching it to confirm a vacuum into the engine. When touched the part disintegrated into my hand. I proceeded to temporarily seal the leak with duct tape and the idle increased to normal speed and the vehicle quit stalling. Thereafter, I went to my local kragen auto supply and picked up a rubber hose cap about 3/8 inch diameter internally. Then I took the duct tape off and forced the rubber hose cap over the air valve which sealed the leak. Since then I have not had any problem. The dealer recommendations would have cost me around $1,000. 00 in repairs. The actual repair cost me around 0. 35 cents. Fords original equipment part should be on recall because it should not disintegrate. I can understand wear and tear and mechanical failure, however I can not and will not accept product disintegration as acceptable in current automobile technology, and neither should our governments national transportation and safety administration.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 3
Failure Date: 07/15/2004

While driving vehicle hesitated. Dealership informed consumer that the problem was pertained to the failure of the egr valve.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 4
Failure Date: 02/01/2003

I have had problems ever since I bought my 2000 Ford Focus with all the recalls - I have had my brakes redone and here under a year they are needing done again - not enough mileage - window mechanism not working on two windows - engine and airbag light on - constant problems with a car that everyone is having problems with the same things.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 5
Failure Date: 07/17/2002

While moving in very heavy stop & go traffic on freeway, engine suddenly & without warning lost power & stalled. No warning lights, no engine codes. 3 occupants, a/c on, 95 degree f outside temp, 1/2 tank fuel. Engine restarted after several attempts but could not develop power to accelerate. Engine continually stalled. 45 minutes later after a tow to nearest Ford dealership, engine started & ran normally. Dealership test drove, inspected & performed diagnostic tests. Found no codes, no problems.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 6
Failure Date: 05/08/2001

2000 Ford Focus stalls in traffic. I've had my car into the dealership's service center numerous times for this problem. They have never been able to reproduce the complaint. I've had a flight data recorder installed on it to capture what is going on with it. However, everytime the car stalled, it goes completely dead and I was not able to capture any data. The stalling seems to occur only during the hot summer months. Since I live in arizona, being stranded in 110 degreees in itself is a safety factor, not to mention trying to safely get over to the side of the road.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 7
Failure Date: 02/10/2000

When ouside temperture is higher than 60 degree, the car would stall if restarted while the engine is still hot. Dearler told me it's because the pcm is interacting with the winter fuel addictive and causing the car to stall, and they can't do anything about it. Now I am afraid to drive when the whether is warm. There were few times, the car stalled right in the middle of the road and become very dangeous. I hope NHTSA can look into this. Thank you very much.

car   Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problem 8

Throttle is sticky. Warranty is covering the problem. Ts.