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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 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.

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 #1

May 272006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 65,000 miles


The rear wiper in my 2001 Ford Focus ZX3 stopped working. Upon investigation I found that 5 wires in the wiring harness going into the hatch lid had cracked insulation and exposed conductors. One wire was completely severed. I have used electrical tape to temporarily render the situation safe until I can make a more permanent repair. I have also learned than many other 2001 Focus owners have experienced the same problem. I believe the exposed conductor constitute a serious fire hazard.

- Glenville, NY, USA

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