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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
83,048 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
2001 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 012009

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles


The turn signal in my Focus won't turn off like it should. Now I look like a little old lady who forgot to turn off her turn signal. I don't know how it broke. It just stopped working on day.

- , Metairie, LA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012007

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 80,000 miles

Heard a crack from the steering column and the turning signal would never go back by itself on both direction.

- , San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012004

Focus ZX3

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,137 miles

Signal light won't turn off automatically. Asked Ford ... not under warranty. Apparently, it's supposed to do that before the extended warranty is up. Clearly it's normal wear and tear...

- , Abbotsford, BC, Canada

problem #1

Nov 152006

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,056 miles

What a hassle! I shouldn't have to manually move the turn signal handle back into the neutral position. I took into the dealership, to see if they could look at it, they wanted 90 bucks just to take a look. Its a safety issue, why can't they fix it for free. If your anywhere in San Diego and you see a silver Focus with its turn signal on, just honk and I will understand.

- , Carlsbad, CA, USA

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