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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,030 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.

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #10

May 172016

Focus

  • 156,300 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The front passenger side airbag malfunctioned in that it deployed without reason. I was driving (in motion) straight down a city road. It made an extremely loud noise that affected my hearing, expelled a lot of white powder that smelled bad, and tore up the side of the passenger seat. The airbag warning light went on.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #9

Dec 022014

Focus

  • 160,000 miles
It start with door busting all the time, then I switch it off..now it want crank, just bust.

- Mcbee, SC, USA

problem #8

Jul 172010

Focus

  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Ford Focus. The passenger side doors would not open. There was a recall for the unlatched doors that was repaired by the dealer; however, the failure has occurred again. The drive side and rear right passenger windows have failed. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who informed her that the plastic clip that holds the windows together was broken and to contact the manufacturer regarding the repairs. The driver seat would not move back and forth because the seat handle was stripped. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 180,000.

- Chillicothe, OH, USA

problem #7

Nov 112001

Focus

  • 107,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2001 Ford Focus. The contact stated that she experienced numerous issues with the vehicle which included the passenger side struts which had to be replaced twice. The vehicle would sit sideways when parked. The back of the front passenger seat would not lock into place, so it slid forward while the vehicle was in motion. The headlights were too dim and did not provide adequate lighting on the road. The front driver's side seat belt alarm would ring although the seat belt was engaged and the latch would also pop open suddenly at times. The vehicle stalled while the contact was driving and would accelerate suddenly. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the repairs would have to be performed at the contact's expense. The current and failure mileages were approximately 107,000.

- Collinsville , IL, USA

problem #6

Jun 152003

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
When driving at an undetermined speed, the consumer heard a popping noise coming from the rear driver's seat. The consumer noticed that, the instrument panel lights would flick on and off. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealership for inspection.

- The Dalles, OR, USA

problem #5

Sep 232003

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
Rear wheel bearings are wearing out on vehicle. The automatic transmission does not shift properly, the consumer discovered the wrong transmission fluid was in the vehicle. The front windshield cracked due to excessive heat. The rear seat latch, the seat fabric and the key ignition failed. The windshield wipers wore out, which were only used about seven times and the rear brakes had to be replaced.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 092003

(reported on)

Focus

  • 1,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The driver side front tire had blown out. The passenger side tire was found worn on the inside along with an exposed wire. (these two tires were not of the same manufacturer) other problem were as followed: The button on the cassette player had broken, the adjuster button for the side view mirror on the passenger side had popped off, while driving the over drive light flashed and the vehicle jumped in/out of over drive (transmission problem-per mechanic), the battery light came on, there were no fuses in the wires under the passenger seat, trunk lock popped off, A/C button light on the dash came on when the heat was on, the brakes squealed(since purchase), there was a blind spot on the passenger side mirror, and when the headlights were on, the driver was unable to see other vehicle's due to the seats being too high. Mr scc

- Uknown, DC, USA

problem #3

Sep 212002

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
The back seat handle on the passenger seat broke off in consumers hand, consumer states that the metal is still stuck inside.

- Joshua, TX, USA

problem #2

Aug 212002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While backing vehicle into the driveway, the engine surged and the vehicle shot back toward the house hitting it. The vehicle then shot forward bending a metal fence. Consumer suffered injuries to the neck, also, in the accident the front seat broke, putting consumer into a 45 degree angle.

- Boise, ID, USA

problem #1

Aug 212002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When returning from being out owner was backing vehicle into driveway when it suddenly accelerated rearward. Vehicle struck the wall, and then bounced back into street, hitting a pole. Driver's seatback collapsed in the process.

- Boise, ID, USA

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