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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,263 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #12

Jan 062003

Focus

  • miles

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

My Ford Focus has been having abhorred brake wear. I have put 50,000 mile on it and had to replace the rotors and pads 3 times. I know of cars going 80000 with no problem. There has got to be something wrong I have had no problems of this nature with any other vehicle.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #11

Apr 092003

(reported on)

Focus

  • 1,000 miles
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 #10

Mar 182003

(reported on)

Focus

  • 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 #9

Mar 012003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Front breaks squeaked. Brought to dealer. Put in front brakes and pads. Still squeaked. Back to dealer. Told me now I needed rear brake shoes and the drum needs to be sanded. Car is driven normally and only has 14,000 miles on it.

- Island Park, NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 042003

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
While braking the vehicle experienced extended stopping.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 282003

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
Squeaking brakes.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

problem #6

May 182002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer reported battery failure. On another occasion the brakes failed.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #5

Jan 092003

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The vehicle is in need of front and back brakes. The brakes are noisy and consumer feels that this is premature.

- North Highland, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 272002

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,600 miles
Consumer stated the battery light indicator illuminated, just as stated under recall#02V288000, however dealer would not repair because the VIN was not included. Ts. consumer stated the dealer did fix the battery indicator problem at no charge, also the brakes and rotors was replaced.

- Indian Trail, NC, USA

problem #3

Oct 262002

Focus

  • miles
Consumer states while driving 50 mph the brakes failed causing the driver to press the brakes real hard causing the air bag to depoy and had to apply the emergency brake to stop the vehicle.

- San Deigo, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 012001

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brake vehicle veers sharply to the left. This causes the rear driver side tire to wear prematurely, tire was replaced twice. Dealer found no problem.

- Iberia, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 042002

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
While driving vehicle the brakes squeak very bad. Took to the dealer several time for repairs, the brakes have been replace and now the same problem occurs.

- Puyallup, WA, USA

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