> > I have a 2005 New Shape Ford Focus Ghia 1.6 Petrol that has
> had / has
> > 6 things wrong with it, I was wondering if anyone out there
> has had
> > any similar issues.
> > 1. Paint Run
> This must be rectified by the dealer. Check very carefully in
> sunshine (if possible) for good colour match after the repair
> and reject it
> if your not 100% happy.
> > 2. Damaged Gear Shroud
> > 3. 98% of the time the reverse gear grinds when selecting
> (as if you
> > are not using the clutch)
> > 4. Rain sensetive wipers don't work properly
> Known problem, not only with Ford, but most other makes who
> use RSW's. The
> area of the glass immediatley infront of the sensor must be
> clean and grease
> > 5. Sometimes the fuel gauge after filling remains empty even
> > restarting the ignition several times.
> Common fault with the mk1 Focus, looks like they're still
> using the same
> sender in the mk2!!
> > 6. When starting the car from cold (2 Hours (ISH)) turn the
> A/C on and
> > after about 1 minute there is a loud thud that can be felt
> through the
> > floor pan, this happens after the A/C compressor kicks in.
> Very common fault from the mk1, mine does it, though about
> 30seconds after
> a/c switch on. No cure known as far as I know.
> > Have taken it to the dealer, Paint and trim have been
> repaired, new
> > fuel sender unit to be fitted in 2 weeks. Cannot find
> problem with
> > rain sensetive wipers, and at first they told me the reverse
> gear and
> > A/C issues were characteristics of the car, untill I argued
> the toss
> > with them but they have no idea on the A/C even though they
> have heard
> > it and agree that its not right.
What does bug me is the A/C Noise and the Reverse gear. I have
requested a Ford Technician to look at the car as the local dealer
does not not how to repair the A/C. If the fault is not repaired then
things could get interesting as I have spoken to Ford about consumer
This is the 4th Focus I have had, the other 3 were fine but this one
is very poor quality, I honestly think it was built on Friday
afternoon as it seems to have been thrown together.
Also I tip, donít always believe the dealer, I asked for a copy of the
repair report and to my suprise they only spent 10 mins checking my
car even though they had it all day, and then trying on the
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