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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,500 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 #2

Jan 122008

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles


Key will not turn all the off and can't be removed.

- Harper Woods, MI, USA

problem #1

Dec 072007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 125,000 miles
2001 Ford Focus zts - ignition wouldn't start during summer months (not predictable); have been stranded on side of road a few times until engine cooled down (30 minutes to 1 hour) before would start again. Last week, when key inserted into car, steering wheel would be locked up and key wouldn't turn. Finally failed on me two days ago; luckily I was at home and not on the highway with my 2-year-old in zero-degree weather! dealer said it was faulty solenoid switch in starter. Have read this is very common problem that repeats itself! I hope to not have to go through this again.

- Centerville, MN, USA

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