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I have a new 1907 Ford Focus se.leased from a dealer 9/08.I don't remember exactly but 4 or 5 times (2 within the past month) the engine has gone "Clack, clack, clack" when I tried to start it so I had to call for service. The first time,it was taken to the Ford garage and I was told the problem was that extra things were plugged into the cigarette lighter outlet and was charged over $100. A month ago the battery was checked and no problem found by the garage. The other times a jump start worked. What do I do now - carry an extra battery and jumper cables?

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  • jerry vasquez Jan 23, 2012

    youre sure it aint wack wack wack



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Actually if you do a search on these cars there has been alot of issues like yours. Iam not sure what state you live in but many have LEMON LAWS to protect individuals like yourself. I would go back to my dealer and rasie some hell and tell them to fix it. OR trade or get your money back under the lemon laws in your state. There is no reason for a new car to have these issues.

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