Its usually 3 times with a 4th "final" attempt at remedying the problem. Or in Florida its also having ur car in service for more than 30 days total within the first year of ownership. If you just want a new Focus to replace yours i suggest you look into the Ford Dispute Settlement Board. You send them ur service history and major problem and they will offer you either a refund or a new car. In some cases they may offer you other things also. I just accepted a new vehicle from them and we're banging out the details right now.How many times does my car to be in the shop for the same reason to consider it a LEMON or a buy back?
My car will be returning to the shop for the 5th time with Over heating issues in the past year.