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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,023 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

problem #4

Nov 202003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle was taken to the dealer for a routine inspection, and mechanic determined that the rotors and master cylinder needed to be replaced, and replaced them three times due to worn out parts.

- Fillmore, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 072003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Car has many issues in regards to the braking system. Car has been to the shop on more than 10 occasions. The front brakes have been replaced 2 times in 3 months. Finally I was told my master cylinder was bad. It apperently was replaced, when I drove the car after this repair my brakes 'went to the floor' I alsmost rammed into another car. The brakes are completley messed up and a safety danger. I was told by brian the service advisor at titus-will Ford that my brakes are safe, however he would not back it in writing. This shop refused to service my vehicle in regards to this issue according to them nothing is wrong. So beware in Tacoma, I have unsafe brakes. I have been in contact with Ford and they are useless also.

- Lakewood, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 232002

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,093 miles
While getting on the off ramp when I went to stop the brakes *popped* and failed completely. I had to stop the car with the hand brake. Had it serviced by Ford and it was a master cylinder failure.

- Auburn, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 142002

Focus

  • miles
Driver experienced catastrophic brake failure resulting in crash.

- Plantation, FL, USA

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