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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,165 miles

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2001 Ford Focus engine problems

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #33

Sep 182003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,500 miles

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

My vehicle feels like it's missing or about to stall and I have taken it to Ford and they say they can not do anything for me.they say it's a characteristic of Ford Focus 2001 with just over 19,000 miles. It is so bad that I feel like running it into a tree sometimes. Please help me!!!!!!! thank you.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #32

Dec 102003

(reported on)

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 46,759 miles
While driving at any speed vehicle would suddenly stall. This almost resulted in a rear end collision. Dealership had done a diagnostic test on the vehicle, but no failure was found.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

problem #31

Oct 042003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
I was turning a corner to merge on to highway and car stalled and died on me in traffic. I was almost rear ended.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #30

Sep 302003

Focus

  • 52,000 miles

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

Was driving for a few minutes engine light came on. Had taken vehicle to dealership, and was informed by mechanic that cause of engine illumination was not known.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #29

Aug 272003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
3 major complaints for 2001 Ford Focus zts 1.) front suspension needs a right arm replacement 2.) engine light turned on and was turned off when brought to Ford dealer shop. 3.) on a separate occasion, car stalled while driving.

- Bayside, NY, USA

problem #28

Aug 202003

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles
2001, Ford, Focus stalled while merging into traffic from on ramp.

- Nazareth, PA, USA

problem #27

Jul 272003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,500 miles

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

Car stalls without warning at various speeds on various occasions.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #26

Jul 152003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
2001 Ford Focus - engine stalls, car only runs 2-3 mph.

- Avondale, AZ, USA

problem #25

Jul 052003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,437 miles
Engine stalls and power loss and brakes not responding resulted in rear end collision with another vehicle.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #24

Jul 282003

(reported on)

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
The vehicle shut off while driving at various speeds and the exterior lights shut off as well. The consumer managed to avoid a collision. This happened nine times. The dealer attempted to fix the problem three times but the problem had not been determined.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #23

Jun 152003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Problems similar to EA02-022. Stalls (enigine shuts off) while driving on freeway or at any speed. Fails to start in driveway or parking lot, then car gets towed to repair shop and car works fine with no problem found. Replaced fuel filter with no effect on problem. Verified spark works and relays are closing when car would not start. Happens very frequently. About once per week. Car now has 58,000 miles on it and problem started to occur around 32,000 miles. Please fix this is dangerous!! stalls occur without warning. Stalling this often makes this problem higher risk than an occasional stall.

- Picayune, MS, USA

problem #22

Nov 012002

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55 miles
When on a cloverleaf interchange from freeway to freeway, right when I begin to accelerate again, the car begins to shake violently back and forth. Also, when I then try to accelerate by pushing the gas pedal, the car slows down or stalls. The only way to correct the issue is to stop the car, turn it off, and restart it. This is particularly frequent when coming off mn-100 and getting onto I-394. I have taken it to the dealer twice. They keep saying it's the tires. I have paid over $500 to have it fixed now and the car still malfunctions. In addition, the check engine light has been on the entire time.

- Richfield, MN, USA

problem #21

May 202003

Focus

  • miles
The vehicle stalled without warning, and did not restart.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #20

May 142003

Focus

  • miles
While driving, the vehicle stalled and did not restart.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #19

May 142003

(reported on)

Focus

  • 43,000 miles
The engine stalled without warning.

- Easton, PA, USA

problem #18

Apr 172003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,077 miles
I have a 2001 Ford Focus which is stalling in traffic. The motor accelerates while driving, making the transmission shift hard while driving. The vehicle drops speed while driving without any indications. Vehicle stalls if the air conditioner is turned on when the outside temperature is 75 degrees or more. This problem has been going on with the car three weeks after purchasing the car may, 2002. And to date, April 19, 2003, it continues. The vehicle has been serviced numerous times for the dash lights blinking which also caused the car to stall in traffic when temperatures above 75 degrees. During the winter months the car did not have stalling problem, only the lights blinking. Since the weather is getting warmer, the vehicle is stalling with the above problems again.

- Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

problem #17

Apr 172003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,000 miles
I have a 2001 Ford Focus zts. With a 1/2 tank of fuel or less, my car stalls in mid acceleration, while going around curves, due to what feels like lack of fuel. I have had to pull off to the side of the road when this happens because once the curve is passed, I do not immediately get fuel back to the engine. I have avoided several accidents because of this. This has been a recurring issue for a couple of years, but it's getting worse. It originally started with a 1/4 tank or less. Now it's a 1/2 tank or less. It's starting to worry me. This happens at normal driving speeds and is much worse when trying to accelerate into traffic from an off-ramp.

- Lynchburg, VA, USA

problem #16

Apr 092003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,980 miles
Car stalls when coming to a stop.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #15

Apr 012003

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
The vehicle started to buck/hesitate. The consumer checked the vehicle over and decided to replace the fuel filter, however the problem continued.

- Bordentown, NJ, USA

problem #14

Mar 312003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,400 miles
The engine mount broke from the vehicle.

- Canto, MI, USA

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