Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,300 miles

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2001 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

May 252004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,300 miles


I purchased my 2001 Ford Focus in October 2001. In April 2003, I had to get the front brakes, pads, shoes and rotors replaced. This is after I had always taken my car in for scheduled maintenance. I was told that none of this was covered. I was out of over $400. The same thing has happened again 13 months later. Everything needs to be replaced. The majority of my driving is highway and I can't get an explanation from Ford. I purchased a lemon. The switch also broke on my turn signals. It would not automatically turn off. This happen in Feb. 2003. Again, a year later, the same thing has happened. Someone needs to look into this.

- Dayton, OH, USA

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