It wouldn't engage, I would back off the gas, let it settle down and it would stop doing it till the next time. Once It Locks Key Can Be Removed. Transmission Intermittently Does Not Kick Into Gears When Accelerating. It Had Happened A Few Times Before Where I Would Go To Accelerate And Would Get Stuck In One Gear, But After A Few Seconds Would Finally Kick Into Gear — When It Did Finally Kick Into Gear, It Was A Strong Jerk As If I Punched The Gas. After Looking Around Online, Apparently Many People With The Same Yr Make Model Have Had This Problem. Heat shielding needed reattachment more than once due to corroded fasteners. The most recent fix is the second time since I've owned the car.
Repair shop reloaded computer codes. Informed dealer would need to dis-assemble dash to maybe fix problem. Also, fuel economy is unimpressive. I Also Had The Same Issue With 2003 ford focus 2 Years Earlier, Dealer Replaced The Lock Then It Would Release The Key, Every Time I Parked. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.
Most Of The Time After About Up To 3 Min Later You Hear A Ting Sound Then It Locks. Very Dangerous And Very Scary. But the quality of interior materials is low grade. Car Would Then Not Go Over 25 Mph. The Ford Focus combines a roomy, ergonomic cabin and easy access with a comfortable ride and sporty handling.
It Does Seems To Park, Car Does Not Roll, But Trans Mission Stick Easily Move Away And Fll Into Other Gears, And The Car Moves. Dec 11, 2010 Transmission Problems. Vehicle was purchased on 20051222. June 07, 2007 Key Would Not Remove From Ignition. Must use key to open latch. I Went To Get On The High Way, speed Limit 65mph , Got Up To 55 And The Transmission Just Started Revving As If I Was Locked In Neutral, Almost Caused 2 Accidents From Moving Traffic, As My Car Was Driving Considerably Slower Than The Rest Going The Speed Limit.
Muffler noise is getting into the cabin. This is not an expense that I should have to incur. This Is A Major Safety Issue To Me Since Many focus Owners Have Simply Gone To Leaving The Key In The Ignition After It Sticks There And Find Out The Cost From The Dealer To Fix. It would still work with the key. When It Does Not Lock Unable To Remove The Key. After A Couple Of Weeks Noticed That The Transmission Was Not Locking When In Park. Had To Call A Tow.
I did some online research and it appears this is a very common failure. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. It can be hard to have a conversation. I am living with it!. Wind is whistling from the front passenger side.
I have had some repair work done, but the noises are still there. Pulled Off At Next Exit was Considerably Close. Oil leak from axle shaft seal. . . .
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