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Emission Control Problems of Ford Focus



Ford Focus owners have reported 13 problems related to emission control (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Ford Focus 1
Failure Date: 05/14/2007

I own a Ford Focus 2001,zx3 for 59,000. The check engine light came on 6 times now! 2 for a dpfe sensor out, 2 for egr presser valve. Also started to stall,buck and surge at 35,000 miles, and found out the fdm had to be replaced. That lasted for a short time which the symptoms came back, and the fdm was replaced again. I have had to deal with inconvenience and the last repair which was dpfe sensor which Ford picked up 50% of cost but this car is a lemon! I also had to replace the ignition switch when the key would no longer go in. Now the check engine light is on yet again and I have to go back to bob baker Ford.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2003 Ford Focus 2
Failure Date: 03/15/2006

My purpose in submitting this letter is to notify the NHTSA that there is an emission problem with my vehicle. There is a problem with my 2003 Ford Focus ztw vehicle. Emissions from the engine area are getting into the passenger area. These emissions are causing me respiratory problems. I have problems breathing. To minimize the affects I have to drive with my moon roof and windows open. I have had the exhaust system checked by a national firm and the mechanic said the system was okay. There were no leaks. I have brought my car to my local Ford dealer three times and their mechanics could not find the problem. Something is wrong with this vehicle.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2001 Ford Focus 3
Failure Date: 08/14/2005

My car has 29,500 miles on it. I bought it used about 3 weeks ago. Following symptoms: 1 - car stumbles/hesitates/loses power at around 2-3k rpm. . . Regardless of speed. . . But stumbling/hesitation is best felt on the freeway. 2 - car has had some type of recall work and dpfe sensor replaced 17500 miles. Not sure if fuel pump recall has been performed. . . Ford dealers have been very reluctant to tell me without making me spend $150+ on a stupid diagnosis. . . That's called good business. 3 - dpfe sensor replaced prior to me picking up the car 28440 miles. 4 - 1000 miles later. . . I have the stumbling. 5 - things I've done to the car: a - replaced air filter b - replaced fuel filter c - replaced pcv valve d - replaced plugs (using bosch platinum 2) so far I've done all changes myself because no Ford dealership seems to care to offer advice or a helping hand. The consequences are that I've almost been hit from the rear due to stumbling/hesitation.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2003 Ford Focus 4
Failure Date: 07/28/2005

Caller's vehicle had a defective egr tube. The welding came off, and the fumes got into the vehicle. Dealer said it was not covered by the warranty. Caller will have to pay for its replacement. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet. Updated 1/16/2007 -.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2002 Ford Focus 5
Failure Date: 03/01/2005

I own a 2002 Ford Focus with approximately 44,000 miles. I recently had to replace the evaporator core which cost me $900. 00, I was quoted a price of $1,100. 00 through the Ford dealer. I would expect that a major part like this would have a longer life than this. The Ford dealer refused to sell the part to an outside source and stated they were saving the 11 they had on hand for their own customers, as this part has been a problem in the Focuses. We had to pay an additional $50. 00 to special order. If this is the case than why hasn't there been a recall on this part. I feel I should not be replacing major parts on a vehicle with only 44,000 miles on and another 3 years of payments.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2004 Ford Focus 6
Failure Date: 01/15/2005

I have to replaced 02 sensors 3 times in less than 50000 miles.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2002 Ford Focus 7
Failure Date: 06/10/2004

Check engine light comong on, had it in shop 5 to 7 times and they say it is the evap system, shut off the light and send me out the door!! what is up with that?.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 8
Failure Date: 04/02/2004

While driving emission warning light illuminated in the instrument panel. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

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car image   Emission Control problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 9
Failure Date: 03/15/2004

When the heat is on (mainly) I get a burning smell inside my car and looks like smoke is inside also. Was charged for the engine diagnostic at one place who said it might be under warranty, so I took it to the dealership and was charged $120 for them to say my emissions can or something was clogged. Still wasnt the problem and no one can figure out where the burning is coming from.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2003 Ford Focus 10
Failure Date: 02/27/2003

While driving home from a doctor's appointment my 2003 Ford Focus stalled and would not restart. After 3 tries the car finally restarted and I drove it to the dealership to have it repaired. They said the mass air flow system was bad and would have to be replaced. The car only has 1500 miles on it and is less than 2 months old.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2002 Ford Focus 11
Failure Date: 10/01/2002

Nar 03/13/2003 the consumer has requested that the vehicle go under evaluation by Ford to detect problems on the vehicle that was not identified after going on the diagnostic machine, because the certified inspector identified raw gas in the tail pipe and the smell was becoming intolerant. The consumer wants further investigating .

car image   Emission Control problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 12
Failure Date: 10/25/2000

While driving this vehicle will stall unexpectedly at any given speed without warning. Dealer has attempted to fix problem for the third time now. First attempt said they could not find a problem - second time replaced mass air flow sensor - now they are replacing the fuel pump. We feel this car is unsafe to drive and have lost confidence in the reliability of this car. We feel like it is an accident waiting to happen. We feel that the dealership is not competent to fix the problem and we would like to persue the lemon law rights for a refund for this car.

car image   Emission Control problem of the 1999 Ford Focus 13
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

Consumer requesting recall information on 1999 Focus. The consumer experienced emission problems.

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