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2001 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Sep 012001


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Brake light came on. Next day, consumer started hearing a grinding noise. Dealer stated that there were bad brake calipers on vehicle. Dealer replaced calipers. Six months later, problem reoccurred. Took vehicle to dealer, and they stated that brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #3

Jan 112002


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There is premature wear of front brake pads and rotors. Dealer has replaced brake pads and rotors. Please provide additional information.

- Allison Park, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 152001


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Front brakes are putting out too much carbon dust and making noise when brake are applied. Dealer notified. Feel free to provide any further information concerning this matter.

- Muskogee, OK, USA

problem #1

Dec 052001


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Replacement of both driver and passenger side brake rotors and brake pads at low milage. Symptoms such as brake squeal and steering wheel shimmy when applying brakes at highway speeds due to rotor warpage with less than 5,000 miles on the car. One week after repairs the same problems are once again present.

- Garland, TX, USA

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