Question about 2007 Ford Focus (3 Door) Hatchback
Intermittent starting of engine. Error message 'immobiliser active' 'engine malfunction'. Started a few times today no problem. Following an 8 mile drive I tried again and there was no response except for the above message. Any help??
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
okay try this....talk to your parts store and get a battery load tester, and find out if the battery is indeed dead. My guess is it sounds like the Altenator is dying. they are around 50-100 and can be install by a pro in minutes.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009
I have the same car but don't have that problem with this one however, I did with the 99 I traded for this one. I figured out that if the wheels were not left straight, any degree of angle facing either direction, would freeze something in the steering column and not allow it to start. Had it towed twice before the tech said he had the same problem in the past. Never happened after that. The prob I had with the 2004 Taurus, bought a cheap battery from wal-mart and it ran everything but my car, tech said it's probably the reason the alternator had failed. Check your brand of battery. My battery light stayed on for two months, started fine, switched the battery from the wal-mart one, light went off instantly.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
So what's your question?? The codes don't lie, they pinpoint a specific problem that is causing problems. If the codes point you to the immobiliser then I would start there, your always free to get another scan for a second opinion..
Posted on Nov 05, 2009
This is one of them faults thats very difficult to diagnose but if what you say is right then i would change the drivers door lock ,they are repairable as they are a sealed unit on these cars,but i did have a similar problem with a petrol version on one of the first models of these cars about a 99 or 2000 as i remember and it would play up just like this ,open and close the door lock with key three times and it started.then be ok for a week then not start again so i had the key man down with his programmer and he checked it out for the key remote and found nothing wrong with either the master or the spare key and he said try changing the door lock because he had this problem before with other ford focus models and mondeos .Change the lock and it was ok for a week but the owner sold the car for a new car on the scrappage scheme so i never did find out it was ok after that
Posted on Jun 04, 2010
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