Ignition Module problems of the 2000 Ford Focus

24 problems related to ignition module 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   Ignition Module problem 1
Failure Date: 05/05/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Focus. While driving 50 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. When the contact attempted to restart the vehicle, the ignition pin inside the ignition cylinder failed. He was unable to control or move the steering wheel and the brakes did not function. The vehicle was pulled to the side of the road and towed to the dealer. The dealer stated that the ignition control was the cause of the failure. The failure previously occurred two years ago. The dealer refused to repair the vehicle for free because the work that was previously done was only for a year. They are now charging the contact the same price for the repair, but he refuses to have his vehicle repaired at the dealer. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 85,000.

car   Ignition Module problem 2
Failure Date: 03/22/2008

I recently was stranded 30 miles from my home due to my ignition locking up. My keys would not even budge and I had to have my vehicle towed and paid for the repair ($400). They replaced the ignition module.

car   Ignition Module problem 3
Failure Date: 12/01/2006

Tried to start car, but ignition would not turn with key inserted. Ignition remains locked even with new key.

car   Ignition Module problem 4
Failure Date: 08/21/2006

: the contact stated while attempting to start the engine, the keys would not fit into the ignition. The vehicle was towed to a dealer who determined the ignition module needed replaced. The manufacturer was alerted.

car   Ignition Module problem 5
Failure Date: 08/01/2005

2000 Ford Focus developed problems with the ignition. ** answer required*** the ignition switch had to be drilled out and replaced.

car   Ignition Module problem 6
Failure Date: 07/19/2005

Ig nition on a 200 Ford Focus locked up. Ignition and steering wheel will not turn. Aparently this is a common problem with this car. Upon completing a web search for possible repair options I saw hundreds of complaints for the exact same problem. I'm calling to have the vehicle towed to the dealer where I will undoubtedly be raped and pillaged over a Ford MD that they are unwilling ackowledge or honor.

car   Ignition Module problem 7
Failure Date: 07/15/2005

I own a 2000 Ford Focus zts and the key will not turn in the ignition. According to multiple postings on the web this is a constant problem for Ford Focus owners.

car   Ignition Module problem 8
Failure Date: 09/07/2004

Ignition system has failed for the 3rd time in 40,000 miles - I can insert the key into the ignition and turn it through the first three position, but cannont turn it into the start position. Both previous failures where repaired at Ford dealerships with the replacement of the ignition cylinder.

car   Ignition Module problem 9
Failure Date: 08/25/2004

Key will not turn in ignition. Well known trouble by dealer. Wanted $500 to repair.

car   Ignition Module problem 10
Failure Date: 06/29/2004

The key would not go into the ignition. I had to have the car towed to the dealership and have the ignition replaced.

car   Ignition Module problem 11
Failure Date: 06/15/2004

I purchase my 2000 Ford Focus lx on September of 2000. Since then ive had nothing but problems with this vehicle. I drove it for 10,000 mile and the ignition cylinder locked up and left me stranded. This also requird a new set of keys because the ignition cylinder strips them. I also had to replace brakes and tires 4 times in 3 years. The fuel pumped failed 3 times now also. I was at work yesterday and the car once again had a locked igniton cylinder. Luckily for me the car is out of warranty. I had to get another set of keys made a year ago because they got stripped(again). I would not have a problem with this but they are 120 dollars for 2. But going back to yesterday, I recieved a phone call from the dealership saying that it will cost 500 dollars to fix the ignition cylinder. What is going on here when I can't find one person who as ever had to replace this part on their vehicle? I have a problem believing that Ford can make something so defective!.

car   Ignition Module problem 12
Failure Date: 05/20/2004

Well documented failure of the 2000 Ford Focus ignition cylinder. Mine failed for the second time and Ford only offered a 50/50 coverage option.

car   Ignition Module problem 13
Failure Date: 03/15/2004

The complete ignition module requires replacement on my car. I was told by a Ford motor CO customer service representative that this particular problem is wide spread and would probably be covered by the company. I was told today that although there are quite a number of incidents with this particular part it is not yet a recall and therefore we must pay approximately $400 to repair it. I do not feel this is fair. I was also told that even though we have an extended warranty it is not the correct level of coverage and would also not be covered.

car   Ignition Module problem 14
Failure Date: 05/05/2003

Ignition cylnder is stuck.

car   Ignition Module problem 15
Failure Date: 02/24/2003

Ignition key would not turn, when attemping to start the vehicle. Replaced ignition lock and cylinder. R/r fuel delivery module.

car   Ignition Module problem 16
Failure Date: 04/01/2002

In highway traffic vehicle shutsdown unexpectedly. Dealer has replaced fuel pump, and computer board. Problem keeps reoccurring. Please provide any further information.

car   Ignition Module problem 17
Failure Date: 01/17/2002

I have a 2000 Ford Focus lx. The ignition cylinder "fell" or broke or whatever it is called. The net effect is that the key would not go into the ignition and had to be towed to the dealer. It was replaced under warranty on Jan 17, 2002. 19500 miles approximately. The next time the ignition switch failed was December 4, 2002. Same symptoms and the ignition switch was replaced again. Again under warranty. Approximately 33394 miles. Now again November 5, 2003 the key is having trouble sliding in and out again. I'm sure I'll be up for another ignition switch replacement and re-keying soon. I really feel Ford needs to fix this problem and then recall so that we can had reliable ignition switches. Thanks carol.

car   Ignition Module problem 18
Failure Date: 09/01/2001

While driving vehicle at approximately 40mph it would suddenly die out without any warning. Would lose all power steering and brakes. Taken to dealership each time and had speedometer repaired/ wiring harness replaced, and brain box of computer repaired. After each repair problem would reappear. Manufacturer is buying back vehicle.

car   Ignition Module problem 19
Failure Date: 06/06/2001

To start vehicle key in ignition switch and ignition computer chip must be in sync with one another. When its not in sync, vehicle can stall out while driving in middle of traffic. Had taken vehicle to dealership, and mechanic replaced computer chip and ignition switch/ key. Stalling problem has reappeared.

car   Ignition Module problem 20
Failure Date: 03/01/2001

Vehicle vibrated real hard when it started up and cut off. It has been to dealer 5 times. Dealer has replaced computer, and changed ignition key and more. Dealer has never said why, and didn't have a remedy to problem. Consumer has tried lemon law, but vehicle was over the mileage at that time. Consumer called Ford, and was told to work it out with dealer. Problem is still not resovled.

car   Ignition Module problem 21
Failure Date: 09/18/2000

2000 Ford Focus ignition cylinder.

car   Ignition Module problem 22

Engine stalls while driving, dealer does not know why this has happened and does not know how to correct it, possibly engine or computer related.

car   Ignition Module problem 23

Vehicle did not start. Vehicle was towed to dealer, who replaced the ignition cylinder.

car   Ignition Module problem 24

Consumer states cannot fully insert key into ignition cylinder due to it being defective. The is the 3rd cylinder replacement for this vehicle.

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