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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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,871 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Ford Focus cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,871 miles


2001 Ford Focus Z3 cooling low speed fan system resistor failure, hot lead wire in plastic shielding melted, insulation melted from socket to source socket. Contacts overheated/melted, circuit's fuse did not blow. High speed fan continues to operate when air conditioner is turned on. Car overheats in traffic because low fan motors do not come on, never noticed problem as air conditioner usually on all the time. Has been ongoing for past 6 months. Just now checked resistor and found burned wiring. No fire, no injuries but given different circumstances could be a fire problem. The fuse should have protected the circuit but hasn't.

- Moreno Valley, CA, USA

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