It sounds like a bad ignition cylinder. Focus are notorious for that. A lot of time people have trouble turning their key to start the car as well... You can try replacing the cylinder yourself if you're mechanically inclined. If not I suggest you call a locksmith; chances are he fixed Focus ignitions before and knows the drill... Literally. I would stay away from Ford dealers... They're expensive and will simply put another crappy Ford ignition in there at a cost of around $400-500.
If you do some research online you'll find a lot of websites with people having similar problems as yours.
Thursday, September 24th, 2009 AT 1:38 PM