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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,333 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 232013

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 143,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the alternator failed due to corrosion and it was cracked in several places.. the contact replaced the alternator himself. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 143,000....updated 12-24-13

- Redford , MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 242004


  • 44,000 miles
Alternator is over charging without warning. Consumer is concerned that it will burn out the electrical system.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #1

Oct 172002


  • miles
Have there been any reported problems with rack/pinion, transmission and alternators on this vehicle since mileage has been so low yet so many problems with the car.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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