Had this car for approx 4 months and have been.

  • 2003 FORD FOCUS
Had this car for approx 4 months and have been plagued with electrical issues. It's only been annoying until last night, when the accident happened. While driving approx. 40 mph the entire car, including steering and brakes, lost all power. In the past it was possible to safely exit the road. Last night the car slid into the back of another causing 4 people to receive minor injuries. The owners parent is a mechanic. He has worked on this car Multiple times and cannot determine the problem. Upon review of the internet, this issue is a vastly known problem that Ford should recall and fix as it appears to be a manufacturing problem. As of yet, Ford company is not doing anything except charging people an unacceptable amount of money and only providing a 1 year warranty. Do you know what the problem is that needs to be fixed? Is there a mechanic out there, not working for Ford, that can FIX this problem? Any guidance would be Greatly Appreciated!
Thursday, April 4th, 2013 AT 11:37 AM

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Check this first: Customer complains blowing under hood fuse #8 intermittently. He took it to several shops and was sold into starters, alt, and battery with no luck. I got the car and found that the start circuit wires going down along the battery and lay next to egr tube, over time insulation melted and shorted out start circuit as well as some other wires. At first glance all looks ok, insulation melted just enough to barely touch causing the intermittent short. Shrink tube the wires and fixed. Hope this helps someone else out this may not be your problem but worth a try but something like what you are talking about is best physically seen as we only have tsb's and our knowledge from vehicles to help with these kind of problems
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Thursday, April 4th, 2013 AT 1:13 PM

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