2000 Ford Focus Consumer Review: leaking coolant

2000 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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SE Wagon (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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leaking coolant
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2000 Ford Focus SE 4dr Wagon


Leaking coolant after 33,000 miles; dealer replaced water pump twice. At 65,000 miles again leaking coolant; per dealer diagnosis thermostat housing froze and leaked. This ruined water pump. Dealer changed water pump, again twice. This suggested that quality of parts are bad. All total this car has had 5 water pumps for the first 65,000 miles. Car was taken to independent mechanic. After more tests to find cause of loosing coolant, it was determined that coolant was passing to cylinder and head repair has to be done. This problem is in addition to transmission electronic component failing, rear window not working, and the rough idling causing vibration.

Best Features

Comfortable, large cargo capacity.

Worst Features

Improve quality; will be the only way Ford will gain market share.
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