A freshening didn't hide the fact this was a nine-year-old design. Once our top-rated small car, this version rated only midpack. It retained some of its agile handling, plus the composed ride and roomy interior. But fit and finish and noise remained weak points. Further, there was no longer a telescoping steering wheel, or assist handles to aid access. Braking distances got longer.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
NA
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags available. ESC available 2001-2003, 2009; standard from 2010. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2008.
Road Test

A freshening didn't hide the fact this was a nine-year-old design. Once our top-rated small car, this version rated only midpack. It retained some of its agile handling, plus the composed ride and roomy interior. But fit and finish and noise remained weak points. Further, there was no longer a telescoping steering wheel, or assist handles to aid access. Braking distances got longer. Fuel economy improved, but it was still not great for the class.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
coupe
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 (140 hp)
  • 2-liter 4 (132 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Ford Focus owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The seals on all the rear passenger windows leaked in water and had to be replaced"

Scott S., MO (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Lots of rattles. Using felt on dash panel to stop rattles"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"For the past six years vehicle has been making squeaks which caused me to replace several bushings with no success."

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattles in the dash board consistent with engine idle and operation at certain engine speeds (RPM)"

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I am not sure where the squeeks are coming from but the whole car tends to rattle. We have had the suspension to the front wheels fixed twice."

Anonymous, MO (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I bought my car with 98,000 miles in 2017. When I got it, it had rattles, but they have become more prominent."

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"loose bolt"

Scott S., MO (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I will have to go under the car to find rattle/rattles"

Alan A., MI (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"NOISY SUSPENSION COMPONENT"

Klaus D., MI (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It has an annoying high pitched squeak that we cannot find the source for"

George K., IA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"makes noises and rattles while driving"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise in front end, maybe struts. Brakes squeak"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Continuous squeak from front driver's side"

Anonymous, AB (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the dashboard around the speedo squeeks the window pillar squeeks and the back wheels wells or shocks squeek"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"once the car had around 100,000 miles on it, things stated loosening up and making noises"

Robert T., NH (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"squeaks under car while driving, mechanic can't find. squeak near speedometer, can't find except wood wedges shoved in can stop squeaks. cold weather ,car, squeaks more."

Alan A., MI (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattles during driving"

Anonymous, UT (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When accelerating, there is a loud rattling sound"

Judy W., AR (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"The wind noise from the front (mostly driver's side) is more than you hear in the back seat or passenger side front. No apparent reason for it worse there (window appears tight)"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"a/c stopped working -- a serious problem in South Florida. Dealer completely fixed it for $2000; a good investment."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The a/c system needs to be replaced. Started when the car was 6-7 years old. The car heats only."

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Cost to repair this AC problem is more than the current value of the car, so I chose to run without AC."

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Premature part breakdown."

Karen D., MI (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan door wouldn't move, so the A/C was stuck in defog and fan while blowing, would blow on you, just on windows until fixed."

Alonso D., TX (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"wiring for blower switch shorted out and burned preventing blower from working"

Anonymous, ME (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"The evaporator stopped working and it took some time to obtain an accurate diagnosis. The fix is nearly $1000 and requires removal of the dash, so it will remain unUSble"

Greg S., WA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Evaportor failed, resulting in no cooling"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Slight crack, leaking coolant, have not decided to repair as yet since it is quite costly $800 give-or-take"

Anonymous, NH (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Refrigerant pressure has dropped so it needs recharging."

Anonymous, BC (2009 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Started 4 years ago. Had it recharged which lasted about 4 months. Have not had air conditioner since as repair very expensive."

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"AC is not ice cold. We needed to add coolant"

George K., IA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Failed to cool"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"It seems every Spring, I have to recharge my refrigerant in the AC system. Mechanics say they find no leaks, but it has to be re-charged every Spring. Runs about $100 each time"

Timothy F., PA (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working in august 2018. blows hot air, i have new can of refrigerant to put in."

Frank B., PA (2009 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"The alignment was not manufactured correctly. An alignment kit had to be added to the car to align the car correctly so the tires would wear evenly"

Brigitte S., ID (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"The ride was getting pretty rough and uncomfortable. Shocks and struts had never been replaced so had the front ones done and now it is much better."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory standard struts had to be replaced at 75,000 miles"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking shock left rear"

Ralph M., NJ (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Needed two new sway bar links."

Arthur B., IL (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace both suspension stabilizer bars in front of vehicle and front struts."

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Snapping sound during left steering input has been heard for many years. Attempts to locate source of noise unsuccessful until discovery recently that noise is coming from driver side tie rod joint in steering rack"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"The tie rods ends began to rattle. Pins were replaced. Problem cured. We also replaced a motor mount because the engine was vibrating"

Bob H., MO (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"bad roads in Michigan caused ball joint linkage to fail,$250 TOOK CARE IF PROBLEM."

Alan A., MI (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Ford Focus models through 2011 have a badly designed rear steering geometry, causing accelerated wear in the inside of the rear tires. On this car, the original rear tires wore out in 15,000 miles. Adjustable rear control arms are available on the af"

Skylar C., CA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"due to a rough winter and pot holes and tire wear it needed an alignment. that corrected the problem"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Bought the car used from the dealership. Immediately noticed a light grinding noise sounding like from the front wheels. Dealer evasive. Took it to an independant, thinking it was worn brake linings. The independant said it was the wheel bearings"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front wheel bearing failed. New bearing 90 dollars non Ford. I installed it myself"

Pervie M., CA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"noisy - replaced now much less noise"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"molding and trim near the floor and side mirror inside molding came off a little after purchase"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I have had several ford focuses. The paint always peals behind front wheel wells and in front of rear wheel wells, below doors"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Holes and rust appearing"

John H., ON (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Both rocker panels rusted out and had to be completely replaced. Body shop said no OEM panels were available for this car so they had to make them from scratch."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rocker panels have rotted significantly. In spite of the fact that the car has been washed regularly and waxed twice a year. Showed up 2 years ago, body shop told me there was no fixing the problem."

Anonymous, MN (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The rocker panels started to rust. After a few months the problem rapidly got worse. My previous Ford Focus (2003) had the same problem, which became so bad that the car was not safe. I have recently (March)had the rocker panels on my current car repaired. However, they did not treat the inside of the back doors and it is starting to rust again."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The rocker panels are rusted. The driver's side back door no longer latches."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Ford Focus Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"After 5 years of daily use and the next four years of occasional use both in a northern climate with salted and sanded roads the rocker panels suddenly showed signs of rust. Stripping down the browned and/or bubbled areas showed evidence of moisture under the paint and chip guard. Sanding and repainting seemed to work until the next winter. Then large holes, browning, and bubbling appeared."

Anonymous, ME (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Quarter panel trim at base"

John H., ON (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Serious rust has developed around the driver side mirror. I'm keeping it sanded and sealed but it keeps reappearing. Ford has refused to do anything about it in the past"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"So basically the brake fluid kept getting low (had to refill weekly) so i took it in, i had a leak and they replaced the rear calipers or cylinders (drum brakes on the rear) - still a slow leak from somewhere but i'm not quite sure where at."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace them"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"The cylinder was leaking oil and the brakes were not working. Upon repeated repair the brakes are still not working well"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Trip to California and it was noted that the brakes weren't working very well plus squeaking"

Sharon C., MN (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"expected wear - not an issue with me"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were seized on and broke when trying to remove"

Eric S., NB (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"The handle on the parking brake has to be pulled very hard and far to engage"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"front rotors pitted and worn. Needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Terrible squealing noise enough so others would notice and wonder why we didn't get it fixed"

Sharon C., MN (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine mounts

"ENGINE MOUNTS BROKE (3) TIMES MIGHT BE THE WAY MY WIFE DRIVES BUT I DON'T THINK SO."

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"2 of the engine mounts were causing extreme vibration during operation of the car. Problem was corrected with the replacement of all the motor mounts"

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine vibration at idle in gear has been excessive for many years. Passenger-side engine mount was replaced a couple years ago but little help. Now, drive-side mount has been replaced and vibration is gone"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"They wore out"

Anonymous, MO (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"If the driver's door is open, it dings, unless I hit a sweet spot on the steering wheel. I have been told the problem is in the steering column"

Anonymous, NE (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Tail light bulbs"

Anonymous, ID (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure monitor light comes on occasionally, randomly, when tire pressure is actually correct"

Anonymous, NM (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Windshield washer has not worked for several years, in spite of numerous attempts by the local Ford dealer to repair it."

Anonymous, GA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"broken pedal return spring developed into a worn clutch rotor which required replacement"

Glen S., NT (2009 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Transmission had a total failure and had to be replaced with a used part. Cost was about $1,400.00"

Gregory L., NY (2009 Ford Focus)

"Transmission began leaking heavily from where it attaches to engine block, while driving. Was advised that complete replacement of the transmission was the safest and most economical route due to the area of problem"

Melinda M., NJ (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed and replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

"Windshield cracked starting at bottom edge and slowly advancing in a curve over one foot long. This started on a cold winter night while in garage"

F H., MI (2009 Ford Focus 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"the windshield glass seems to break very easy. I have had to replace the windshield 3 times in less than 4 months"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

"Shortly after buying the car, the driver's door latch fell down inside the door."

Donald B., NC (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Alternator broke while on vacation and and to be replaced, cost $100 even with the certified warranty"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

"Had to replace 2 of the 4 coils within 3 weeks of each other"

Terry C., ON (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"They had to replace the gas pedal. It was a sensor problem"

Anonymous, IN (2009 Ford Focus SES 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"The problem is not usually noticeable when the transmission is not as responsive when you hit the gas. It sometimes takes the car a fraction of a second long to response when you hit the gas. The most noticeable experiences happened 2 times. First was 1-2 years after purchasing the car. The automatic transmission wouldn't switch gears at no matter how much you pressed to gas and the rpm get high. I had to pull over and shut down the car and restart it. The 2nd time this happened was about 4 years into owning the car. Same thing happened and I did the same thing to resolve the issue. It hasn't happened again since the 2nd time."

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"had to replace a simple coolant hose clamp that failed which allowed all the coolant to drain and the car had to be towed to the dealer"

Terry C., ON (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Overheating

"My Focus has overheated once on an extremely hot day (100+ degree). I suspect it is due to an engine coolant leak, but have not gotten it resolved yet."

Anonymous, (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Muffler

"Muffler rusted out. I thought all makers used stainless steel exhaust systems (Honda does), but Ford has cheaped out and used steel."

Center S., VA (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"The motor died on the airbag on the driver side. I understand how important it is. But I'm such an old car replacing the airbag motor was $1000. Not worth it for a car with 214,000 miles on it it only gets driven into town for miles away once or twice a week"

Anonymous, CT (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Cannot get the CD's to eject for the 6-disc player"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"the right front speaker is scratchy and low on power"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford Focus SEL 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"ignition system failed, cost $300.00 to replace, the key would not start the car without jiggling key ?"

Frank B., PA (2009 Ford Focus S 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"pcv is too complicated to replace for such a simple device"

Anonymous, KY (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Gasket failed, causing oil leak which flooded some spark plugs, resulting in the engine not be able to be started."

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford Focus SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
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