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johnridley From: johnridley Date: January 23rd, 2007 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Are these reliability problems with the Focus historic or recent? I understand they had some serious issues the first few years, but I thought they'd pretty much fixed that.

The one thing they apparently haven't fixed is for some reason Ford uses a crappy DP sensor in the EGR system on their smaller cars that fails regularly. A friend with a Focus says he goes through them like candy; he's on his 4th one in 5 years. On their larger cars they use a more sturdy model.

You'd think they'd fix the stupid thing since it seems everyone knows about this problem. But they're pretty cheap ($40 or so) and easy to replace (10 minutes with a ratchet and a pair of pliers), and the dealers need something to do I guess.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: January 23rd, 2007 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
That problem you describe could be part of the reason they are marked down.

Lemonaid tends to mark you down until your model has had a few trouble free years. Also it may bot be all versions of your model. Forinstance they marked down the Honda Accord because the 6 cylinder version had problems with out saying that the 4 cylinder did not have the same problems.
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