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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 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 drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 102008

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Focus. The cv-joint makes a noise when the vehicle made a right turn at approximately 5 mph. The dealer stated that they were unable to diagnose the failure. An independent mechanic stated that the cv-joint was defective. The vehicle has not been repaired. The current mileage was 40100 and the failure mileage was 40000.

- Doluth, GA, USA

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