Ford Focus 2018 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Ford Focus 2018 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
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Ford Focus: How can I make my car faster?
If you have a non-turbo Focus model I'd suggest looking to trade it in on a turbocharged ST or RS model Focus. These models can be easily upgraded to be made much faster, however before you modify your car you should talk to an engineering signatory in your local state to ascertain if the modifications are legal.
Ford Focus: How to change a battery
Press the grooved buttons on the side of the smart key, then lever the raised centre section on the rear off. Pop the metal key out and, using a metal screwdriver split the key in half by inserting the screwdriver into a slot inside the end of the key. You can then access the battery, prising it out and replacing it.
Ford Focus: How do I unlock the steering wheel?
Press the start button with your foot on the brake, while you wiggle the wheel to the left and right.
Ford Focus: What battery does it need?
Whatever battery your particular model comes with, which should be written in the owner's manual.
Ford Focus: What year parts are interchangable?
There are four generations of Focus, built since 1998. If you cross-shop parts in between those four broad generations you stand a better chance of finding interchangeable parts.
The generations are, 1998-2005, 2004-2011, 2011-2018, and from 2018-on.
Ford Focus: How to change the oil
The oil change process hasn't really changed much in the last 100 years of internal combustion engines, as you need to drain the old oil out, remove the old oil filter, fit a new filter, refit the drain plug and top up the engine with the correct amount of oil. However, some modern cars (like Fords) have sensors in the oil pump that cause problems if you take longer than 10 minutes to change the oil. For this reason I recommend taking your car to a qualified mechanic to have the oil changed to avoid costly engine repairs.