Has anyone had brake problems with this car?


Asked by Nov 22, 2007 at 09:49 AM about the 2007 Ford Focus ZX3 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Such as pedal to the floor and no brakes.

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I have not heard of this being a common issue but it sounds like perhaps a master cylinder failure. Take it in and have it checked out under warranty.

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Thank you, I called the local brake shop and that is the same reply they gave.


Yes! I thought it was just me. It seems if you press the brakes, you have to let off then press again and it seems ok. I noticed this not too long a go on my '07. Then just this morning, the car in front of me got cut off and I hit the brakes, car at first started to stop, then all of a sudden seemed to continue forward and rear-ended the car in front of me. I thought it was just the ant-lock brakes, but this makes me wonder....

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if the problem continues then get ur brakes changed at a dealer. http://focus-ford.net/

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Same issue for me. Replaced master cylinder, brakes, bled them countless times to see if there was air in the line. Each time problem persists. Various repair shops say its a common manufacturing problem with the '07 but haven't had a ford dealer look at it yet. Dealer should help you best

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I have heard that it's going to be a recall on this. So far, no one's complained about it enough to repair it. But it is on all 2007s. Mine has done the same thing. Bought it right off the lot 2006. It's not only the cylinder, it's also the computer attached to it. And my repair bill is 2000 bucks and the part is on backorder from Ford. Because every 2007's got it.

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I bought this car brand new off the showroom floor in California in 2000. At 13,000 miles, my brakes were shot - pads were worn down to almost metal on metal (and I didn't ride my brakes). Then like clockwork, every 10,000 miles I could count on the same problem. Finally a mechanic told me it was a universal problem on the car - brake design flaw. Ford outright refused to acknowledge the problem. I even called headquarters and they were evasive and in full denial. Yet I read online of many Focus owners with the same brake problem (2000-2001 models) - some like me with major repair bills and some were in accidents due to brake failure. I, along with many others, joined the class action lawsuit against Ford, which did result in a settlement. Since I was already in so deep with this car, I decided to drive it into the ground. Kept it 8.5 years and 125k miles. But Ford will never ever again have my business. My advice to anyone with an early gen Focus? Get rid of it.

I only have this problem in my 2003 non abs focus when I drive on a poorly gratted dirt road. Rattles the calipers and forces the piston back so I just pump them once in a while if the road is a washboard.

That happen to me it was the master brake cylinder

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