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The Bunk

Member Since 23 Jan 2013
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Mk2 Focus Erratic Starting - Immobiliser Issue?

04 April 2013 - 08:11 PM

Hi, just wondering if anyone might be able to help me.


A couple of months ago I bought a used 2007 Focus and in recent weeks I've started experiencing an issue with the car not starting properly.


Sometimes I turn the key and nothing happens with the engine. If I have the car window open I can just hear a "click" and then silence. All the warning lights etc come on ok. I then have to just keep trying to start the car (sometimes maybe 10 - 15 times) until eventually the engine starts fine with no stutter or any issue.


Other times I start the car first time without any problem.


Then there is also sometimes a sort of in-between case to the above...... I turn the key and nothing happens for about 3 or 4 seconds, at which stage the engine then starts fine.


I'm not very knowledgeable about cars sorry. My initial thoughts are that this is maybe some sort of issue with the immobiliser?


The issue seems to be more likely to occur if the car hasn't been used for a while.


Has anyone experienced anything like this before?


Thanks for the help.

Small Red Light Beside Zero On Speedometer

23 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Hi, new here.

Test drove a 2007 1.4L Zetec Ford Focus today (I'm in ireland) and was happy enough with it.

However, I noticed a small red light coming on beside the "Zero" on the Speedometer. It seemed to only come on when I was accelerating. It was off when the car was stopped.

Posted a picture below of the closest image I could find on the web. You can see the small light just beside the 0MPH. It's off in the photo.

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Anybody know what this is? Is this standard for this light to come on?