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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 body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 182003

(reported on)


  • miles


The engine missed usually mildly, but sometimes violently as to shake vehicle and sometimes stall, also the vehicle experienced a raw gas smell, suspension, brake, transmission and tire problems.. consumer also noted the rear hatch popped open by itself.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 202001

(reported on)


  • miles
There is no way to secure the hatch when transporting long items & thus exhaust fumes are sucked back into the passenger compartment. The manufacturer does not recommend drilling a hole for the hook on a bungee chord to hold the hatch down & reduce fumes entering the passenger compartment. The manufacturer indicated the drilling of a hole for a hook may invalidate the warranty. This, I feel, is a health & safety concern since it is common for me to see hatch vehicle transporting common household items, like 2 X 4's from the local home center & other items as well. The hatch remains completewly open.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

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