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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,459 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Ford Focus clutch problems

clutch problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 47,100 miles


Clutch pedal failed due to failed/defective weld, leading to damage to clutch master cylinder. Weld showed indication of insufficient heat penetration. Defective part should have not passed quality inspection. Defective part available. Car stranded in gear.

- Carlsbad, CO, USA

problem #1

Feb 132003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,818 miles
I just bought vehicle used in November with 13K on it. The trunk latch was the first thing that wasn't working right. It woudn't work unless I shut it really hard. The split rear seat doesn't latch either. Now after15K miles and three months have passed and I keep loosing brake fluid. I took it to the dealer and a tech found that the clutch master cylinder is leaking fluid. I wonder if that is why my clutch is slipping?

- Piqua, OH, USA

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