Ford Focus 2009 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Focus 2009 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Ford Focus 2009: Locked in park, now won't start
The most likely cause is a faulty neutral/park start switch that prevents the car from starting unless it’s either in Park or Reverse.
Used Ford Focus review: 2005-2011
So focused was Ford on selling the Falcon that it lost sight of the Focus after its initial launch in 2002. With minimal marketing the LR Focus failed to excite the market, so there was plenty riding ...Read More
Ford Focus 2009: Is it a good car?
The Focus is a great driving car, but there are serious issues with its dual-clutch automatic transmission, so serious you should avoid it, or buy a manual. Consider others like the Mazda3, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic, Kia Rio, etc.
Used Ford Focus reviews: 2002-2015
Ewan Kennedy reviews the Ford Focus as a used buy.Read More
Used Ford Focus review: 2009-2011
Ford looked to Europe for a nifty small car but the diesel auto was a flawed Focus. New The market was in a state of transition when Ford released the LV Focus in 2009. Buyers were turning their ...Read More
Ford Focus 2009: Using too much fuel
Ford's claimed economy for the Focus manual is 7.3 L/100 km, which is a blend of city and country driving. The claimed economy in a city driving situation, which sounds like it could be like yours, is 10 L/100 km, while the claimed figure for country driving is 5.6 L/100 km. I would suggest you take it on a long trip and measure the economy in that situation before doing anything else. If it comes close to the 5.6 L/100 km claimed figure you could assume the car is running ok. If it doesn't come close then you assume something isn't quite right and investigate the problem. I would suggest you also give it a good hard run to blow out the carbon that's probably accumulated in the combustion chamber, and see if that helps.
Used Ford Focus review: 2009
Daryl Eaves bought a 2009 Ford Focus petrol manual as a second car, but is disappointed with its fuel consumption, which averages 11 L/100 km. He says that it's mostly used on short trips and asks if ...Read More
Used Ford Focus review: 2003-2013
Despite being a huge success in Europe the Ford Focus hasn't enjoyed the sales success it deserved in Australia. Ford Focus finally first reached Australia in September 2002, several years after its ...Read More
Ford Focus 2009: Tyres for reducing noise
Michelins have a good reputation for a balance of performance, wear and noise, but it's hard to say they will be any quieter on your car than the Goodyears until you actually fit them and see. Road noise is affected by many factors other than the tyres themselves. Things like the amount noise insulation in the car, the body structure, the suspension mountings to the body. The tyres, while they might have an effect might not provide the solution. I recently drove a new Nissan Tiida and the level of road noise in that car would be unbearable over the long term.
Used Ford Focus review: 2002-2011
Ford Focus finally reached Australia in September 2002, several years after its European launch. The local importer blamed the delay on the huge success of Focus overseas, but the slow start meant ...Read More
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