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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
64,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace thermal fuse in heater blower (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Ford Focus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 172011

Focus LX Sohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 87,000 miles


Another thing to go wrong on a crappy car. This was minor though compared to all the other stuff.

- , Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012004

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

I will NEVER buy another Ford vehicle! I've had so many things break with my car I can't get ahead financially to purchase a decent car. Thanks FORD!

- , Metairie, LA, USA

problem #1

May 012006

(reported on)

Focus LE

  • 45,000 miles

Ford focus 2001 Heater Blower Failed. suspect Thermal fuse. I cannot locate the Thermal fuse or get the Heater Blower out of the car to open it and look for the thermal fuse. I need the AC working for my vacation to France..

While the Thermal fuse is not a critical safety item it should not be inaccessible. ford design guys should ensure all consumable parts can be accessed easily for Maintenance and Repair. how old are these designers - 23?

- , Cork, Cork, Ireland

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