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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
127,333 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.

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 242013


  • 155,000 miles


I've had my 2001 Ford Focus for years now and I have had problems with my ignition (got that replaced) and my windshield wipers work when ever they want to and will sometimes turn on its own. Also my trunk will not open at all. I've taken it to different places to get it fixed and no one has been able to open it. I purchased this vehicle so that I could save on gas but all I'm doing is wasting a crap load of money on just repairing everything.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #2

Nov 102010


  • 116,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Focus. The contact stated that he attempted to open the rear passenger side window however, the window opened and fell into the door panel independently. The contact stated that he attempted to close the window but it would not respond. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that the window motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 116,000.

- Brunswick, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 012011


  • 111,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear driver side and rear passenger side window regulator motors failed. Several months later, the front passenger side window regulator motor failed. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure and informed the contact that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 111,000 and the current mileage was 115,000.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

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