Very Interesting , what lying troll is that "Shylock". You recently
unmasked? - give every one a break. Who elected you the newsgroup cop???
You sure like to demonize or run down any poster to this group who says
anything bad about Ford, why is that?
Could it be that you are a troll, you only respond when some post is
detrimental to the Focus so you respond to minimize any concerns. Or could
it be you are a person who buys a car, has a lot of problems with it and
cannot bring themselves to face the fact that they made a mistake in buying
it. So they keep professing that there is nothing wrong with these cars.
If you knew anything about Ford Focus cars, (I doubt if you are in the
automotive business), you would be aware that the ignition lock failures are
a very common problem on 2000-2002 Focus cars, as well as the DPFE sensor,
water leaks into the car through the cabin filter moulding etc etc.
Ford will not recall the Focus for the ignition lock because it is not a
safety problem - go figure.
The dealers are very aware of it.
Ford does not! have a very good track record of dealing with defects on
Ford Focus cars period. In 2001, for over a year they denied that there was
a problem with rear brakes squealing, or the premature wear out of front
disc pads. Ford customer service , when called, will still say that they
have never heard of any ignition lock up problems with the 2000-2001 Ford
Focus or any other problems. And the warrantee with the fuel pump is
Ford will only replace it once. So if the fuel pump is replaced in the 10
year period and packs in later, the owner now pays for a new one.
For those of you who would like to find out about the "this is not a common
problem", a web site you might want to check is
http://www.focaljet.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php and run a search on
ignition lock problems and any other problems. This web site is all about
the Ford Focus and has may postings on problems with the Ford Focus as well
as some of the good things, accessories and add ons..
Not a Troll, never been one and never will.
"I doubt that. I have had an ignition lock problem, and I'm sure there are a
few others, but most of the recent mentions have been from one lying troll,
who I recently unmasked. I see no evidence that this is a particularly
A number of years ago there was a bit brew about Ford ignition switches that
would overheat and catch fire when the vehicle was left overnight. There was
talk about class-action suits then too. But for all the fuss, the actual
number of proven cases of damage was very small. Rumours spread fast,
particularly when people smell money.
Ford has a good track record of dealing with defects on early North American
Foci, including the special ten-year warrantee extension on fuel pumps. If
there was a significant problem with ignition locks, they would have covered