Radio/tape Cd Player Problems of Ford Focus
Ford Focus owners have reported 19 problems associated with radio/tape cd player (under the equipment category).
#1 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2013 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2013 Ford Focus. While driving residential streets at approximately 25mph, the car sounded an unfamiliar warning tone along with the message "stop safely now" - at which point, I coasted the car to a stop (unfortunately this happened to be in the middle of an intersection). Even though I had no throttle control at this point, the car refused to shut down after multiple presses of the "start" button. I eventually took my foot off the brake, hit "start" again, opened the door and this seemed to cycle the car to "off" mode. I then tried again to start the car and it worked - after about 10 seconds of driving the "stop safely now" error came on again. I pulled over this time and shut the car down for 10 minutes - I was able to later drive the car home. Waited an hour and decided to have my wife video tape me while driving incase this happened again. . The error occured 3 more times and is all on tape - all while coming to a stop or accelerating from a stop. I shudder to think what would happen if this occurred on my normal commute on the carpool lanes of the 405 or 110 -or worse, decided to power down in the middle of a left hand turn!- this would be a huge liability and safety risk for myself and family. The car is currently with Ford and I'm in a rental until we have a resolve - I didn't find out until after signing a 3 year lease that this is now a well known issue (at least to the NHTSA and on many Ford forums and in articles on the internet) it's an amazing car and I hope Ford figures this out very quickly. This radio/tape cd player issue occurred Jul. 21, 2013.
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#2 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2005 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2005 Ford Focus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 3FAFP37N55_. Vehicle has intermittent driveability issues. Occassionally the vehicle stalls and the radio will come on by itself. Also, there is a loud bang coming from the rear of the vehicle. The dealer was unable to find the source of the problem. . . Updated 07/22/13. The failure date was September 12, 2012.
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#3 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2006 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Ford Focus. The VIN of this Focus is 1FAHP34N26_. The first incident of keys getting stuck in the ignition was on November 27, 2009 in iowa. We live in minnesota and had to go to the Ford dealership to have the ignition replaced for $485. 91. Less than five years later on June 4, 2013 the keys got stuck in the ignition again. This time luckily we were at home. I researched online and found that this has been a problem well known to Ford since 2000, yet they refuse to fix the issue. After some more research I found a solution. There is a three ring piece between the shifter handle and the shaft. Simply push it back up toward the handle and presto the keys come out. This is a free solution. I am curious if I called Ford if they would tell me this solution or for that matter even fix the part since it is less than five years. Is it under warranty? another problem is our cd player has a cd stuck that we cannot get out. We were told that it would be cheaper to go to best buy and buy an upgraded one than to have a dealership fix it. At 85000 miles another problem is we had to get our heat shield replaced because it was rusting and about to fall off. This issue happened on 11/27/09.
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#4 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2003 Ford Focus
Recently we purchase a used 2003 Ford Focus that has the blaupunkt radio. A new radio station was programmed and the button pushed to store it. Right after the radio started turning on and off with music blaring then silence then blaring again over and over. There was no way to stop it even after turning the car off. I know this may seem insignificant but at the time we were driving on the highway, the passenger set the station and then this started happening which was very distracting to the driver. It could very easily have caused an accident. Blaupunkt sent an email admitting this is a defect if you set a station that has blank rds information. Subsequent web searches showed a lot of people have had this happen. I'm reporting it becuase Ford passed it off as no big deal but I think it's an unsafe condition. This problem occurred on Jun. 12, 2007.
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#5 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2002 Ford Focus
Ford Focus: back door will not always latch. My son almost fell out of the car, thankfully he was strapped into his car seat. I shut the door and was driving away when the door flew open. Focus is white,only 1 1/2 old and has rust spots all over the car. The trunk of the car has the most rust. The radio dial has melted feels like you are playing with bubble gum. Have also had problems keeping the car on the road in rain and snow. I take the turnpike to work and feel that I am going to slide into another car if I go faster then 25 miles an hour in the rain or snow. It was Jul. 25, 2002 when this radio/tape cd player issue occurred.
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#6 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2002 Ford Focus
The car involved is a 2002 Ford Focus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FAFP33P52_. The vehicle was taken to the dealer because noise was heard coming from the front brakes. The dealer replaced the front brakes. The brake problem continued. The radio had no bass and after the vehicle was shut off the radio would turn back on. The failure date was Wednesday, September 3, 2003.
#7 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2002 Ford Focus
I recently purchased a used 2002 Ford Focus. I have been having trouble with the brakes, the radio, and water leaking in through the front passenger side. The brakes squeak everytime I apply them. The radio only works for one minute and then it fades out, all you can hear is static. The most important of these problems is the leak. It has rained really hard three times in the past month, and all those times I have found the carpet in the front passenger side soaking wet. I have taken it back to the dealership from which I bought it, but they say that it is not covered under the 90 day warranty. I have reaserched on the web and have found that there are many complaints like mine. The Ford company should be made responsible since they are the manufacturers of the car. This radio/tape cd player problem happened on Oct. 21, 2005.
#8 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2002 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Ford Focus. A couple years back my passanger motor went out and had to get it replace. Now my radio does not work and my cd's are stuck in it. I have written Ford but got no responce. Please help. This problem occurred on July 17, 2008.
#9 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The car involved was a 2001 Ford Focus. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FAFP34361_. Radio repaired and replaced 4 times for same problem: radio sound cutting in and out intermittently. It was Friday, Jun. 8, 2001 when this radio/tape cd player issue occurred.
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#10 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The vehicle is a 2001 Ford Focus. Radio/cd/clock unit appears to short out at various unpredictable times. The cd or radio will act as if the unit is turned off; however the clock display also disappears from the panel. After 10 minutes or longer the clock display will return to the screen - with the correct time and the radio/cd portion can be turned back on as if was turned off. During these "shutdowns" I can not do anything to make the unit work. This includes using the on off buttons and any and all of the other control option/buttons. This has happened three times that I am aware of since I have been driving this 01 Focus 4 door model. Starting in April of this year 2006. This radio/tape cd player problem happened on 04/01/06.
#11 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car involved was a 2000 Ford Focus. While driving 15 mph consumer noticed smoke was coming from dashboard/ radio, and clock stopped working. Dealer found radio had shorted out. This radio/tape cd player problem happened on Thu., Mar. 29, 2001.
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#12 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of the problem Focus is 1FAFP34P8Y_. Consumer states radio was replaced by dealership, but is still not working properly. This problem occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001.
#13 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car involved was a 2000 Ford Focus. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FAFP34P2Y_. Ford blue oval certified dealer made two attemps to fix cassette player and still does not work correctly. Tape deck will turn on by itself when key is the off postion or not even in the switch. Dealer installed recondition unit , owner upon picking car up notice it did the same thing dealer took another look at unit. Owner asked dealer to not install another unless it would sovle problem , owner has no confidence in dealer to work neatly with out causing more problems. Dealer left second unit in place . Owner will accept this is a problem Ford does not have a answer to. It was Wednesday, May 2, 2001 when this radio/tape cd player issue happened.
#14 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The VIN of this vehicle is 1FAFP3430Y_. The amplifier keep's going out with the sony system that was installed in the Ford Focus sony addition car and I had it change twice but the problem is still there Ford sent me a letter about to have the system replace and the same thing happen again with the new amperifer. This radio/tape cd player issue occurred July 10, 2001.
#15 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car involved is a 2000 Ford Focus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FALFP34P2_. Defective brake rotors. Dealer has yet to be contacted. Consumer also states the windhsiled wipers are inoperative, the striping on the driver side door has always been loose, also radio buttons were stuck,drivers doorlock does not unlock all the time with remote key. This radio/tape cd player issue occurred Monday, Oct. 1, 2001.
#16 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of the problem Focus is 1FAFP3432Y_. Since purchase of vehicle radio did not work as it should be, causing problem at time when turning it on. Please provide more information. The failure date was Tuesday, November 27, 2001.
#17 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car was a 2000 Ford Focus. When slippery out, the brakes will not grasp properly. Therefore, the vehicle will slide. Dealer can not duplicate problem. Consumer also experienced these difficulties as followed, power steering system (exploded, w/3-4 week repairs), trunk lock was broken, keyless entry system works improperly, the trunk lock has been replaced twice, the radio has been replaced 3 times & still occurs, the winshield arm recently broke, and concludes that the vehicle also slides in dry weather. Consumer adds that she had filed a complaint w/ board of Ford, the case was lost after recieving a loaner car (due to taking vehicle in for repairs) and says that she cannot afford to buy out the lease (will have to wait until oct 2002). This issue happened on 12/02/00.
#18 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car involved was a 2000 Ford Focus. 7/00- tape was stuck in stereo, had to replace stereo. 3/01- had to replace front brack pads at 11000 miles. 11/01- ignition locked on vehicle. Had to replace ignition. 3/02- transmission was neutralizing when driving. Had to replace transmission. 5/02- car was stalling. Ford unable to detect problem. 9/02- car was not accelerating and stalling suddenly- had to replace fuel pump. 9/02- had to replace front brake pads and back brake shoes at 34000 miles. This radio/tape cd player issue occurred Mar. 7, 2001.
#19 - Radio/tape Cd Player problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of the problem Focus is 1FAFP34P8Y_. From date of purchase, cdplayer/radio would work/not work, same with main inside light. Front passenger fllorboard filled with water regularly. On date in question car was driven approx 15 miles and parked. While parking, car stalled. Car restarted and was able to be parked. 15-20 minutes after parking, lot attendent noticed smoke from under hood. Lot supervisor checked and flames shot out from under car and hood. Fire dept was called and put out fire, but fire had spread quickly and consumed engine. Fire marshall said fire was electrical in nature. Car is unsalvagable and I had only owned it 5 1/2 months. It was Sat., Jun. 12, 2004 when this radio/tape cd player issue happened.
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