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    3.5 (11)
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    3.2 (11)
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    1.9 (12)
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    2.7 (11)
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    3.2 (11)
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    2.9 (11)
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Ken shirk

Ken shirkMornington, Victoria

  • 6 reviews
  • 6 likes

Auto gearbox extremely dangerous

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The auto gearbox in the Ford Focus sold in Australia in recent years is faulty. If you try to accelerate quickly it will shudder and jerk to a degree that makes it dangerous to drive. It is commonly known amongst mechanics that there is a fault with the gearbox internal clutch. Unfortunately, Ford, I can only assume for financial reasons won't admit the problem. When someone gets killed it will probably be addressed. My advice is first, Google the problem to check my facts, second, don't buy Ford Focus, and thirdly scream as loud as possible on FB and all Social Media to help those who have.
Nice car, inexpensive
Very dangerous faulty gearbox

TransmissionAuto
BodyHatch
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Ripped Off

Ripped OffCanberra Central 2601, ACT

  • 30 reviews
  • 48 likes

Stay Away

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Constant problems with the audio / telephone systems. Dealer can't / won't fix them. Ford doesn't care. Vehicle was especially bought for these features and the dealer repeatedly advised they would function as advertised and specified. They don't and are an expensive toy that just doesn't work. Have been a long time Ford buyer but Ford destroyed that relationship with this over priced piece of dysfunctional technology.

December 19th 2014 Update:
I've owned many cars and many of them have been Fords. The brand new Ford Focus I bought is the worst built car I have ever owned. Multiple faults that Ford can't, won't, don't fix. Crap customer service to match crap car.

Extremely poor dealer service in Canberra.

Engine Size2 litre
TransmissionAuto
BadgeTitanium
BodyHatch
2 comments
Ripped Off
Ripped Off

Same problems with mine and same response from Ford 'customer service'. The Dealer Principal doesn't even have the common or professional courtesy to respond to my written complaints. No more Fords for me.

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Ripped Off

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teacherk6

teacherk6

  • 2 reviews
  • 5 likes

Keep well away from Ford Focus and their 'Powershift' transmission

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Engine Size2L
Transmission6sp Powershift Automatic
BadgeTDCi
BodyHatch
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Emily N Shane

Emily N ShaneNowra, New South Wales

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Disappointing!!!!

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BodyHatch
5 comments
Mark Smith
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Eric
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Annie

AnnieCanberra

  • 5 reviews
  • 1 like

I've never felt so unsafe :(

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TransmissionAuto
BodyHatch
3 comments
tazor
tazor
Annie
Annie

These issues are still there after a good set of tyre's servicing and and replacement of brakes and discs. The issue driving to Gosford happened after my car was serviced a week beforehand.

Alien2OZ
Alien2OZ

Have your car's shock absorbers and also engine mountings inspected. Engine mountings grow old and can cause a car to lose some handling, same as shock absorbers. Some mechanics don't even know this (I am an IT guy!)

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Terrible auto gearbox

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I have owned my newest model Focus auto for 18 months. The gearbox is the worst I have experienced in 45 years of driving. It shudders, It sometimes takes a second or more trying to decide which gear it should be in. It feels like the clutch is slipping.

It has not improved with time. I have taken the car back to the dealer three times with complaints about the gear box. All I get is, 'the gear box is working normally'.
It looks good.
Gear changes are a perpetual frustration. It spoils all pleasure in driving.

BadgeTrend
Engine Size2000cc
BodyHatch
1 comment
Daniella1973
Daniella1973

Me too, very disappointing...

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It looks good

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Engine Size2.0 duratec
TransmissionDual clutch 'automated manual'
BodyHatch
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Feardad

FeardadGeelong

Power Steering Failure

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Engine Size2.0 Litre TDI
TransmissionAuto
BodyHatch
2 comments
Anonymous03
Anonymous03

You got brakes.

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Ford focus.... dont ever ever buy it

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Gearbox issues. The car is dangerous to drive. Took it 2 times to the ford dealership and they cant do nothing to the car.
Fuel consumption is really bad. 10-11 l per 100km. My previous v6 was better than that.
Interior is all about plastic and no rear power windows.
Dont ever, ever buy this car
Nothing
Everything

Engine Size2l
TransmissionAutomatic
BodyHatch
1 comment
Nikko3001
Nikko3001

Looks like you bought a lemon one. Good job(!)

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Terrible

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BodySedan
2 comments
Monstaman
Monstaman
Worso123
Worso123
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Disappoined

DisappoinedAU

  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Waste of money

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I hate this car. Has given me nothing but trouble. Has done water pump, power steering rack, serp belt & tensioner, pump pressure sensor, alternator and coolent pump. Would never buy another Ford & will stay away from these European made cars. I have to give one star to finalise review but should be minus 5 stars.
Size is good.
Everything! Plastic European engine parts, very costly to fix, breaks down every 3 months, no dealership wants to trade because they all hate them.

Engine SizeVetech
TransmissionManual
BodyHatch
5 comments
tuuj
tuuj

actually most of them are made in South Africa

Julz96
Julz96

They are made in Thailand if you buy one in Australia and mine has a four year warranty...

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morphs
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Troy30

Troy30Brisbane

  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Focus Lemon

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Engine Size2LT
BodyHatch
1 comment
tuuj
tuuj

made in Africa what did you expect

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Terrible

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BodyHatch
1 comment
Mr Peter
Mr Peter
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ruxruxrux

ruxruxruxAU

  • 3 reviews
  • 2 likes

Do not buy Ford Focus

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Engine Size2000
TransmissionAuto
BodyHatch
1 comment
Vik
Vik
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nikki6091

nikki6091Perth, Western Australia

  • 2 reviews

Terrible

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Dont waste your time buy a car that doesnt brake down all the time, so I now drive Toyota Hilux and nothing compares to this car thank godness
There wasnt any pros with this car, I had the 2005 cl it spent more time in the car yard, after 18months I sold it back to them
Over rated for a new car

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Questions & Answers

peter

peterasked

Focus LW Mk1 (2011-2012)

anyone had issues with this model? looking to buy one as long as it's not a lemon ,and it is manual

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Jenny I.
Jenny I.

Hi Peter, I probably can't make a comment on a manual MK1 but trust me if you think of buying an auto, my advise would be to RUN as fast as you can away from it. I have had nothing but trouble with the gearbox in mine and have just had it fixed for the 9th time, so fingers crossed they got it this time. Good luck but buy another brand.

Seren

Serenasked

Focus

Hi I have a 61plate ford focus titanium I have a heating problem it works in all areas but to my feet why what could it be ?

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bearcat91
bearcat91

Do you mean 19? IF IT IS the current model there are buttons between the temp dials for upper and lower air con outlets. Press for on or off.

Seren
Seren

no its 2011 and yes to change were u want the air to come out works but no heating comes out at the feet area

Sal

Salasked

Focus LV (2009-2011)

Diesel auto model. Does this have the transmission problem?

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CategoryCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and HatchbacksCars and Hatchbacks
Starting Price $29,990$28,990$34,490$25,990
TransmissionAutomaticAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels17" Alloy17" Alloy18" Alloy16" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption6.4 L/100km6.4 L/100km6.4 L/100km6.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L52 L52 L52 L
Engine3 Cylinder 1.5L3 Cylinder 1.5L3 Cylinder 1.5L3 Cylinder 1.5L
Max Power134kW @ 4500rpm134kW @ 4500rpm134kW @ 4500rpm134kW @ 4500rpm
Max Torque240Nm @ 5000rpm240Nm @ 5000rpm240Nm @ 5000rpm240Nm @ 5000rpm
Country of ManufactureGermanyGermanyGermanyGermany
Manufacturer Warranty5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)5 year(s)
Release dateJan 2018Jan 2018Jan 2018Jan 2018
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