Ford Focus Dashboard Instrument Cluster - common fault

Ford Focus cluster repair

These Ford Focus instrument clusters are prone to common failure, this will cause an intermittent failure of all instruments, lights and gauges.


If the instrument cluster fails while driving, then this will often cause the engine to cut out. If failure happens while attempting to start the vehicle then it will prevent the engine from starting. You will notice the immobilizer light flashes continuously when the instrument cluster fails and the mileage reading will only show dashes (-------) instead of the mileage.


Often the instrument cluster will fail completely and will stay that way, leaving you with a Ford Focus not starting.


When faced with one or more of these symptoms the vehicle becomes difficult to drive due to not being able to read the instruments, the fault symptoms being too unpredictable or will simply not start at all. An attempt to swap out the faulty cluster with a replacement unit will require coding to the vehicle at an extra expense.


Our Ford Focus instrument cluster repair service will give you better value for money, takes 2-3 working days and comes with an unlimited mile Lifetime Warranty. Not only this but we also engineer-out the faults to ensure that the Ford instrument cluster problems do not return.


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 Common Failure symptoms:

  • Loss of all instrument cluster functions and lights
  • Speedometer, temperature and rev counter drops to zero
  • Engine cuts out while driving
  • Non start
  • Immobiliser light flashes
  • Mileage shows dashes
  • Erratic gauges
  • Pixilated screen


Common fault codes:

  • P1260 - Theft Detected
  • U0121 - Lost Comms With ABS
  • U0140 - Lost Comms with Body Control
  • U0001 - High Speed CAN Communication BUS
  • U1900 - CAN BUS Fault
  • U2012 - CAN Communication Error
  • P0500 - Vehicle Speed Sensor
  • U0001 - High Speed CAN Communication BUS
  • P1260 - Theft Detected Vehicle Immobilised
  • U0155 - CAN Data from Hybrid Electronic Cluster Module Not Received By TCM
  • U0001 - High Speed CAN Communication BUS
  • U0101 - Lost Communication with TCM
  • P0106 - Manifold Absolute Pressure /Baro Sensor Range Performance
  • P0108 - Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit High Input
  • P1000 - OBD II Cycle Not Completed
  • U1900 - CAN Communication BUS Fault - Receive Error
  • U2510 - CAN Invalid Data for Vehicle Security
  • U2197 - Invalid Vehicle Speed Data
  • U2200 - Invalid ODO Count Data
  • U0155 - Engine ECU Lost Communication with Instrument Cluster


Affected Vehicles:

  • Ford Focus 1998- 2015 (all variants)


Test and rebuild: 

We fully test every instrument cluster before and after the rebuild process to ensure every instrument cluster performs as originally intended by the manufacturer and is as good as, if not better than a brand new unit. We test these units on a purpose build HIL (Hardware In-the-Loop) test rig that replicates all driving conditions, this allows us to replicate any fault described by the customer and eradicate Ford instrument cluster problems.



There is no need to re-code or reprogram your instrument cluster once you receive it back, just plug in and away you go



We take a great deal of pride in our work and will always handle your instrument cluster as if it where our own, we understand how important it is for your instrument cluster to always look as good as new when it is fitted back to your vehicle. We rebuild these Ford Focus clusters for both main dealers and independent specialist all over the globe, so you can always be assured of our very high standard of work.



Lifetime unlimited mileage*


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

To pay for the rebuild click the Shop Now link above, select your cluster and click: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the Ford Focus dashboard inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received we will test, rebuild and return your instrument cluster with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty. (if your unit turns out not to be faulty then we will refund your payment less a small testing fee and return shipping)


What if I don’t want to pay up front?

This is not a problem, if you prefer this option then follow the following steps:

Fill in and submit this test form.

Print the booking confirmation email.

Package the dashboard instrument cluster inside a sturdy box with plenty of packaging material (make sure you include your confirmation email in the box).

Send us your package by tracked courier (the shipping instructions are on the confirmation email).

Once received, we will test your cluster and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your unit is faulty and you choose to go ahead with the rebuild then we will take payment over the phone using a debit/credit card.

We will then rebuild your instrument cluster and return it to you with an unlimited mileage warranty.

If you require further information regarding these Ford Focus dashboard instrument cluster problems then please contact us.

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Comments on "Ford Focus Dashboard Instrument Cluster - common fault"
Carl says: 06/02/2024 21:55:33
Hello, do you send parts to the US. Thanks
ECU Admin says: 09/02/2024 12:46:35
Hi Carl, we certainly do. We offer worldwide shipping
Mick Warden says: 22/01/2024 21:51:48
My ford cmax 2010 has a u1900 fault it sends all sorts of fault codes I had all the faults cleared but they come straight back I was told to get the dash board refurbished how much will this cost
ECU Admin says: 26/01/2024 10:05:58
Hi Mick, for prices click the green Shop Now button above and chose your cluster
Uchenna says: 29/09/2023 23:45:30
Hello ECU Admin, do I have to send my instrument cluster with the car key?
ECU Admin says: 10/10/2023 15:29:22
Hi Uchenna, we only need the instrument cluster to rectify these issues.
Dan says: 04/06/2023 08:38:03
My 2006 ford focus , instead of displaying mileage etc now just has scrolling numbers and symbols, is this a cluster fault or should I be looking else where?
ECU Admin says: 05/06/2023 11:40:07
Hi Dan, We can look into this for you. Email us with your cluster part number and fault code scan, contact us, and we'll get straight back to you
Michael says: 16/05/2023 15:55:57
Hi 53 plate focus, fuel says empty but 50 ltr in the tank, temperature 95 degrees, speedo is erartic set at 120, rev counter works. Any ideas? Cheerd
ECU Admin says: 22/05/2023 10:29:42
Hi Michael, you may be experiencing a faulty cluster. Send us your fault code scan to [email protected] and we'll look into that for you
Brian says: 09/02/2023 23:00:51
The little square in the middle of the dashboard mileage/consumption/petrol level has gone blank, shows just a very dim light but doesnt give any readings
ECU Admin says: 10/02/2023 16:58:35
Hi Brian, sounds like you have a faulty unit. Be sure to get that into us for test and rebuild
Barbara says: 09/02/2023 14:47:10
Hi, I hope you can help, I'm from Trinidad and Tobago. I have a Ford Focus year 2006 and the instrument cluster display has gone black, unable to see the mileage section and the (PRND) section.The car is working but the gas lever is not displaying properly. It is not moving to full so I have to topup gas regularly. Thank you in advance Barbara
ECU Admin says: 10/02/2023 16:56:54
Hi Barbara, be sure to get that unit on over to us and we will happily take a look into that for you.
Ridvan Shen says: 29/11/2022 09:04:05
Hi, can you rebuilt European LHD car, with only km on the dashboard.? And how long does it take to send back the rebuild one?
ECU Admin says: 29/11/2022 09:44:22
Hi Ridvan, we can certainly help with that. For turnaround time and prices select your cluster from the following list
Stuart says: 04/10/2022 00:25:00
Hi, intermittent fault, 2007 1.6l petrol, dash lights fire up and goes to limp mode, bang on the dash and alive again ? Obviously electrical issue, what do you think? Can you fix it? Cheers mate Stu
ECU Admin says: 04/10/2022 09:43:05
Hi, get that over to us for test with a view to rebuild. To start just complete our Test Form
Will says: 05/09/2022 21:20:19
I think my clocks are gone I got the light flashing all lights on car want start but u plug computer in clear code and work again but not long .I got code u0140 an u0155
ECU Admin says: 06/09/2022 09:30:14
Hi Will, looks like you have the common symptoms and fault codes of a faulty cluster. To get your part over to us, simply complete our Test Form
Ventsislav says: 02/08/2022 17:04:39
It has comms faults that are intermittent with Ecu, bcm, abs, from instrument cluster
ECU Admin says: 09/08/2022 12:03:00
Hi, get that over to us for testing with a view to rebuild. Ensure that your wiring has been checked through.
Mark Burgess says: 01/07/2022 12:36:05
How much is it test and repair if necessary a instrument cluster on a 2005 Ford focus estate ghia kind regards mark
ECU Admin says: 06/07/2022 10:27:55
Hi Mark, just click Shop Now above and select your cluster from the list
dave smith says: 22/04/2022 17:06:18
Hi I have ford cmax, all guages work, the only area that doesn't is the small digital info centre window showing mileage, trip this a rebuild or a reset process. Thanks
ECU Admin says: 25/04/2022 10:02:02
Hi, this is often caused by hardware failure of, or associated with, the LCD display. Get that over to us for test and rebuild
Mike says: 12/11/2021 22:23:21
Working on a 06 focus Customer called me up and asked me to come look at her car today and the no gauges on the dash or the milage is working so would this dash need the rebuild that yall Offer and if so how much would it be for yall to send it and fix it
ECU Admin says: 15/11/2021 09:54:38
Hi Mike, you may well have a faulty cluster. We can test with a view to rebuild. For prices just click shop now near the top of the page
ARLINDO LOPES says: 24/10/2021 00:26:33
ECU Admin says: 01/11/2021 10:38:04
Ol� - podemos ajudar com isso. Para come�ar, basta concluir nosso teste de
Nhlanhla Khoza says: 16/05/2021 19:29:12
Hi please help my ford focus 2005 doesn't display indicators lights and speedometer doesn't work and it sometimes flashes mobiliser lights for 3-4 minutes
ECU Admin says: 17/05/2021 10:40:38
Hi Nhlanhla, we can help with that. To get your cluster tested with a view to rebuild please follow this link or complete our test form.
Kabelo says: 29/06/2020 12:44:57
Hi my dashboard cluster went blank for sometyms now I went to de dealer dey advice me to change de whole thing pls assist me
ECU Admin says: 29/06/2020 13:11:22
Hi Kabelo, looks like you have the common Focus instrument cluster failure, we can offer test and rebuild rather than you having to purchase a new one. Just select your cluster from the following list:
Simon Gill says: 28/04/2020 03:47:31
Hi i have a 2008 focus was driving down the road then it cut out and will not start again immobiliser light just keeps flashing all time
ECU Admin says: 28/04/2020 10:24:49
Hi Simon, those are all common symptoms of a faulty instrument cluster. If you would like to send us your cluster for test and rebuild please click here to get started:
stephen elwin says: 24/04/2020 23:04:50
Ford focus 2010 faclift the mileage screen does not light up at all what could be the problem and how much to repair
ECU Admin says: 28/04/2020 10:51:09
Hi Stephen, your instrument cluster may well be faulty. For prices and shipping information please select your cluster from the following list:
Ashley Smith says: 13/04/2020 11:33:56
I have a 2007 focus. Its fuel gauge and temperature gauge suddenly read fully over maximum then the next day reading normal with no fault codes shown. Is this a cluster type symptom ?
ECU Admin says: 14/04/2020 13:10:31
Hi Ashley, incorrect gauge operations is certainly a common issue with these clusters. We can fully test these cluster with a view to rebuild if faulty. If you would like to send us your instrument cluster just click here to get started:
Michael Mccarthy says: 19/09/2019 20:34:57
How long to send recieve and repair dashboard cluster for 1.6tdci focus 2009. From southern ireland
ECU Admin says: 24/09/2019 10:39:22
Hi Michael, for prices and shipping information please select your dashboard instrument cluster on the following link:
Phillip Barrett says: 17/09/2019 22:22:50
I have a 2009 focus 1.6 WU59HGX with an u1900 code plus sometimes doesn't start etc If I go for the buy now as opposed to the rebuild can I fit it straight in Or does it have to be programmed if it does I'll have to get a rebuid I ask because I'm going to Cornwall on Saturday and am also using car up till then for work so iff a buy now won't work I'll have to hire a car Regards Philip Barrett
ECU Admin says: 18/09/2019 09:29:28
Hi Phillip, any replacement will require coding to the vehicle, however we can offer a code swap from your original onto a replacement if you wish to send that into us. Just fill in the test form here:
Barry Cook says: 17/09/2019 17:45:32
Hi I have a 2014 ford Mondeo Mk 5 diesel and the problems that you have listed seem to becoming common to my car so can you fix my ECU and how much
ECU Admin says: 18/09/2019 09:22:12
Hi Barry, we can certainly look at your engine ECU for you. For prices and shipping information please select your ECU from the following Mondeo ECU list:
Stephen says: 17/08/2019 09:16:40
Good morning I've an intermitant fault with my accelerater. I'll be driving then there is no revs at all. I have to restart and go through the gears. I've also noticed sometimes when I go through the menu it looks a bit faded.
ECU Admin says: 27/08/2019 11:36:18
Hi Stephen, we can test your cluster to see if it is causing a fault for you. There may be other reasons that this is happening however, we would recommend to scan the vehicle with diagnostics and get back to us with the current stored fault codes for further investigation:
Dave Lee says: 03/08/2019 16:58:37
Hi. We have a 59 plate Kuga, when starting the car the other day every light on the cluster flashed rapidly with a clicking sound and the stereo also flashed between two different displays. The Rac came out and plugged it in, it's wouldn't distinguish the cluster but the guy thought it was the problem. What arw your thoughts please?What is the cost of having the cluster referbed please?
ECU Admin says: 05/08/2019 09:48:48
Hi Dave, we can test your cluster in isolation from the vehicle. This will determine if the cluster is at fault or not, if it is we can rebuild it for you. Just choose your cluster from the list on the following link for prices and turn-around:
Zola says: 21/07/2019 10:49:19
I have a 58 Focus Style with almost 100k on the clock. Has been a joy to use over the years, but these last couple of weeks I have been getting various warning notifications on my screen - transmission malfunction, engine malfunction, acceleration reduced, and one or two others (although I don't have flashing immobilizers or blank mileage warnings, and no error code yet). But there doesn't seem to have any effect on the car itself. Am wondering if the fault is with the cluster as you describe?
ECU Admin says: 23/07/2019 12:31:24
Hi Zola, it does sound as though the instrument cluster is faulty on your Focus. We do see quite a few with random warning lights showing without the mileage dashes or immobilizer light flashing, especially if there are no fault codes and the car continues to run without issues. If you want to get your instrument cluster rebuilt, just select your instrument cluster from this list:
Leanne says: 15/07/2019 20:47:15
Hi, Hoping you can help. The information screen on my ford focus 2009 has gone blank but still has the orange backlight. Is this something you may be able to sort, and what happens with regards the mileage details etc if you are able to sort the issue, does it still show correctly? Many thanks
ECU Admin says: 16/07/2019 09:28:24
Hi Leanne, it sounds like you have the common problem we see for these instrument clusters. The mileage will not change once you receive your unit back, it will be the accurate mileage for the car. Full rebuild prices and shipping info can be found here:
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