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fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
2001 Ford Focus body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012008

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


Sucky, we had to figure out how to lay down the seats without being able to open the trunk and then we had to crawl into the trunk and take a variety of handy dandy tools to get the dang thing open. It still sticks all the time and we have to be extra careful not to put anything in the trunk that we are gonna want out like groceries don't get put back there. but it would be great place to hide the dang boyfriend. just kidding.

- , Laramie, WY, USA

problem #1

Aug 152006

(reported on)

Focus ZX3

  • 84,000 miles

Well this is the third thing to go wrong in a month on my car. The trunk got stuck would not open, nor would it close. Took it to the dealer and they said it would be $248 to fix, well they somehow opened it and reshut it. Strange thing is is that it has worked since they did that.... really weird, so I have not taken it back to the dealer, since it seems to work now.

- , Cleveland, TN, USA

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