Ford Focus Dashboard Instrument Cluster - common fault

Focus instrument cluster fault


This Ford Focus instrument cluster is a very 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.

The fault normally always starts out as an intermittent fault but will become permanent with time.


We are currently rebuilding customers own instrument clusters with an unlimited mileage lifetime warranty.


Common Failure symptoms:

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


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 intermittent
  • U0001 - high speed can communication bus intermittent
  • P1260 - theft detected vehicle immobilized intermittent
  • U0155 - can data from hybrid electronic cluster module not received by tcm permanent
  • U0001 - high speed can communication bus intermittent
  • U0101 - lost communication with tcm permanent
  • P0106 - manifold absolute pressure /baro sensor range performance intermittent
  • P0108 - manifold absolute pressure/barometric pressure circuit high input
  • P1000 - obd II cycle not completed
  • U1900 - can communication bus fault - receive error intermittent
  • U2510 - can invalid data for vehicle security intermittent
  • U2197 - invalid vehicle speed data intermittent
  • U2200 - invalid odo count data intermittent
  • U0155 - Engine ecu lost communication with instrument cluster


Affected Vehicles:

  • Ford Focus 2004 - 2011 (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.



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*


Price and product info: Ford Focus instrument cluster rebuild


How do I get my unit rebuilt?

Pay for the rebuild here: Get yours rebuilt

Print the payment/booking confirmation email.

Package the Ford Focus 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, rebuild and return your Ford Focus dash 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 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 dash cluster and call you to advise on the outcome of testing, if your cluster 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 this Ford Focus dashboard instrument cluster then please contact us.


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Comments on "Ford Focus Dashboard Instrument Cluster - common fault"
Dave Lee says: 3/8/2019 4:58:37 PM
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: 5/8/2019 9:48:48 AM
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: 21/7/2019 10:49:19 AM
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: 23/7/2019 12:31:24 PM
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: 15/7/2019 8:47:15 PM
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: 16/7/2019 9:28:24 AM
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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