How long does a Ford Focus last? Based on customer reports, the Ford Focus can last up to 200,000 to 250,000 miles. If you drive 15,000 miles per year, you will get between 13 to 16 years of service life from the average Ford Focus car.
What years of Ford Focus are bad?Compared by model year, CarComplaints.com identified the 2000-2003 and 20012-2014 model years as the most troublesome for the Ford Focus. Other model years proved much more reliable. Improvements finally showed in the 2015 Focus and the 2018-2019 Focuses received fewer complaints.
Is Ford Focus cheap to maintain?Overall - the Ford Focus has yearly car maintenance costs total to $569 . ... Given that the Ford Focus has an average of $569 and that the average vehicle costs $651 annual --- the Focus is substantially cheaper to maintain.
Which Ford cars are discontinued?Ford Fusion. Ford announced plans to discontinue all of its sedans back in 2018, and its achieved that with the demise of the Fusion. The Focus, Fiesta, and Taurus have all left the scene as well, leaving the Ecosport compact crossover as Fords entry-level offering.
Are Ford Focus expensive to fix?Overall - the Ford Focus has yearly car maintenance costs total to $569 . ... Given that the Ford Focus has an average of $569 and that the average vehicle costs $651 annual --- the Focus is substantially cheaper to maintain.
Q: I have a 2005 Ford Focus wagon with nearly 60,000 miles that has noisy brakes. The brakes are original to the car and have been noisy for a long time. A mechanic recently inspected the brakes and says they are in good condition, although they don't seem to stop as well as they did when the car was new. The only problem with this vehicle so far was the replacement of a front wheel bearing. Otherwise, it is in excellent condition, has been garaged, washed weekly and received all recommended preventive maintenance.
It gets better than 30 mpg, is fun to drive, and the wagon holds lots of cargo. Since Ford no longer makes the wagon version of the Focus, we would like to keep this car as long as possible in good running condition. Based on your experience, how long do you think this car will last?
At what point would you recommend a brake job? Is there any advantage to installing new brakes before they wear out completely? Is it possible to machine the brake rotors on this car, or do they need to be replaced? Also, if you were to install new brakes, would you do both the front and rear at the same time? A: I am glad to hear you are having such a great experience from your Ford Focus.
At 60,000 miles, you have a major scheduled service, and it should, of course, be performed. You mention that your stopping power is reduced and your pads are still in good shape, although noisy. It's now time to replace the brake pads, which now have a reduced braking coefficient due to hardening.
The rotors would have to be measured and, if possible, machined on a brake lathe.
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With proper care, I see no reason why you can't get 200,000 miles from this car. By the way, wheel bearing failure is very common on this car. Reader Comment: I read your article about the 2000 Blazer with the under-dash fire. I have a 2000 Chevy K3500 crew cab which is the same body style How long will a Ford Focus last?
the 1999 Blazer and Tahoe, uses the same harness minus the rear window defogger. When I was having my alarm installed, the installer noticed that the wiring How long will a Ford Focus last?
my light switch on the harness was melted, but not to the point where any wires are touching each other. One day I did notice the smell of burning wires, and it went away real fast. I had my factory radio replaced with an after-market well after the burning wire smell issue. I noticed that there is a wiring problem with the truck, but nothing to cause a fire as of yet. What gets me is why the other writer's insurance company would not cover his damages. Fire insurance will not cover smoldering electrical problems, but as long as there was a flame, his insurance company should have covered his damage minus his deductible as long as he had the fire option on his policy.
I'm in the process of fixing the light switch wiring by cutting out the old and putting a new wiring junction with the new plug from another vehicle, as replacing the whole harness is expensive. Car Care Tip: With winter coming on us in a hurry, have your technician check the fluids for How long will a Ford Focus last? to avoid breakdowns. If fluid is dirty, simply draining and filling is not enough. It's important to use a cleaner and flush the system.
Â¬Â¢Â¬Â¢Â¬Â¢ Larry Rubenstein is a master technician who owns a North Shore service station. His column appears every Saturday.