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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Ford Focus AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 172007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 89,000 miles


A/C fan switch burned along with the connecting wire block, putting smoke into the vehicle, if the vehicle hadn't been turned off after seeing smoke could have resulted in fire.

- Reisterstown, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 122006

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles
I was driving my 2001 Ford Focus in the left lane of a 2 lane highway at about 40 mph when I turned the ac on and the car just stopped. I took it to a garage and they told me I needed a new compressor which would cost 1000 dollars..I found a garage that would do it for less using a used problem was this would happen every time I turned the air or the defroster on. I was afraid I would cause an accident..and am still afraid today when I drive it far..wondering if it will stall out at high speed again and cause me to have an accident. I also have had problems with the key jamming and not turning and my newest problem is I stopped for gas and when I tried to start it all I got was a clicking sound..

- Rahway, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 162006


  • miles
2001 Ford Focus air conditioning was repaired due to leak, consumer would like to be reimbursed for parts. ***** the evaporator and heater core was leaking.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

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