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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,795 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 7 of 7)

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problem #9

Jun 132003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles

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

Ignition switch froze and would not turn. Had to be towed to dealer at cost of $50. Switch had to be drilled out and replaced along with an inner part at a cost of around $250. Car has 54,000 miles.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #8

Mar 052003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,500 miles
Difficulty turning key in ignition (ilc).

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 062002

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Key will not turn in ignition. Took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced locking mechanism in steering column. The fuel mileage was not consistent with what was stated, the fuel pump was replace along eith the filter, egr valve and radio, two front tires were replaced at 10,700.

- Legue City, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 102002

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles

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

Consumer states that the steering wheel locked and would not unlock, the key would not turn in the ignition, the dealer replaced the ignition switch.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #5

Jun 242002

Focus

  • miles
While parking ignition switch will lock up because key will not turn vehicle on, causing vehicle to be towed. Dealership is aware of problem.

- Clackanas, OR, USA

problem #4

Jun 272002

(reported on)

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Vehicle will stall out once gas gauge reaches a quarter tank. Also, keeps getting a power surge. Policeman offered consumer assistance, and moved her vehicle. Noticed that every time she turned ignition switch, odometer would increase several thousand in mileage.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 272002

Focus

  • miles

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

When putting key in ignition key won't turn, and sometimes it will afterwards jiggle around. Took to dealer, and tumblers replaced. Also, tailgates are too high. Consumer has injured shoulders opening and closing the tailgates.

- Los Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Nov 042001

Focus

  • miles
Complaint : ignition lock would not release key and turn far enough to cut the engine off ( key would otherwise move freely). History : key would not come out on random occasions without a second try. The key would always come out on the second try and could never reproduce the problem immediately.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 012001

Focus

  • miles
When attempting to start vehicle, the key will stick in ignition and will not start vehicle. Dealership has examined vehicle three times, and failed to remedy the problem. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Hemet, CA, USA

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