Re: 2004 Ford Focus SE TSB's
"Henri" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> TSB Number Issue Date TSB Title
> 1.. 04-8-1 MAY 04 M/T - Rattling Noise at Idle With Clutch
> Pedal Released
> 2.. 04-6-1 APR 04 Suspension - Creak, Crunch, Grinding or
> Rattle Noise
> 3.. 04-5-5 MAR 04 Lighting - Turn Signal Lamps Won't
> 4.. 04-5-8 MAR 03 Interior - Carpet Pulling Away From Kick
> Not mysterious! above references for 2004 Ford Focus. Had 1, 2, and 4 on
> 2001 Focus, Still have the suspension noises, dealer is unable to fix even
> though have acknowledged the existence of these noises.
> Not expensive to fix eh! - how about the rocker cover gasket for Zetec is
> $90 and can only be obtained through the Ford Dealer. Proper battery for
> car can only be obtained through the Ford Dealer - $150.00. Bend over
> fellows here come Bill Ford and his gang.
> Corolla or a Civic more expensive than a Focus not true also these cars
> more durable and better put together The number of recall and TSB's on the
> Focus prove that.
That doesn't prove anything. Post the TSBs for the Honda, then we will have
something. Its kind of like me saying we have had a 100% failure rate of all
the IBM workstations at my office. Didn't bother to mention we only have
one, and its ten years old.
I believe the OP is looking for an automatic, so #1 is N/A.
Looking at the other ones, they are rather nit-picky. I do not see anything
like seatbelt buckles cracked, or trans fails after trans flush, or
motormounts crack. THAT would be an issue. I can deal with a stubborn turn
As for Hondas and Toyotas, well, I just don't like Toyotas, I have been hit
four times by Toyotas. NONE my fault. Honda though. They are OK, but are no
fun to drive. We had one in the family a while back, it was my Mother's car.
the HATED it! the shifting was getting worse every day, the Stereo failed,
some times it would just turn off while driving down the road. I don't mean
stall, I mean, engine off, doors unlock, dash goes dark. That's always
exciting when your in the fast lane!!
How many batteries have you bought for your Focus? Its a 2004, and the
batteries normally last at least five years. The one in my truck lasted
seven. Same deal with the "rocker cover" gasket. you go though those a lot
too?? What's the Warranty period for a Focus? three years? four years? How
much does it cost to get an extended Warranty?