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10.0

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

engine problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #13

Mar 232003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

It is a 2001 Ford Focus with 50,000 miles. The engine began stalling. We took it to our dealership and they indicated that we had not done anything wrong and that is was just a defective engine. It is going to cost us $1,700 to fix. According to research I have done, many investigations have been conducted and complaints have been made.

- Happy, TX, USA

problem #12

Mar 152003

Focus

  • miles
While driving at any speed and with no warning the vehicle stalled and was difficult to restart.

- Clinton, NY, USA

problem #11

Mar 182003

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
The engine missed usually mildly, but sometimes violently as to shake vehicle and sometimes stall, also the vehicle experienced a raw gas smell, suspension, brake, transmission and tire problems.. consumer also noted the rear hatch popped open by itself.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #10

Mar 142003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,550 miles

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

I bought a 2001 Ford Focus. The throttle was sticking and was hard to take off and then it would lurch forward all of a sudden. I took it to the dealer and they oiled the cable and it worked for a few hours and got stiff again. I took it to another dealer and they replaced the throttle body. That problem was fixed. Now when I drive it the check engine light comes on and then it dies. I had to have it towed back to the dealer. I feel this car is not safe.

- Marysville, WA, USA

problem #9

Mar 012003

Focus

  • miles
The vehicle stalled without warning, the dealer was unable to correct the problem.

- Boyds, MD, USA

problem #8

Feb 012002

Focus

  • 21,000 miles
While driving vehicle stalled, resulting in loss of brake and steering functions. As a result, consumer collided with a truck.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #7

Jan 032000

Focus

  • 3,200 miles

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

While traveling on the highway the vehicle will hesitate and shut down without prior warning. Dealer is aware of the problem.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #6

Sep 262002

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
After the vehicle has been driven for a while and then parked for less than 15 minutes, the vehicle will not restart. Sometimes the vehicle will stall out and lose all power steering. The owner has contacted the dealership.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 182002

Focus

  • miles
While driving and with no warning vehicle will shut off, and it will be hard for consumer to control vehicle. Dealer notified.

- Hillton, NY, USA

problem #4

Aug 272002

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
When accelerating vehicle completely shutsdown without warning due to carbon getting into cylinder head or dirt getting into fuel pump.

- Cambridge, WI, USA

problem #3

Jun 252002

Focus

  • miles

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

At start up vehicle will die.dealer has been notified. Please provide additional information.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 012002

Focus

  • miles
While driving vehicle will stall out. Engine cylinder blew out. Dealer contacted.

- Centerville, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 012000

Focus

  • miles
When accellerating fast either from stop or while shifting into second gear...engine makes a clunking sound. Took it to the dealership and the technician said to be a motor mount. He said it wasnt stiff enough, but that new ones would elicit same occcurrance. Car does not have to be driven hard to get clunking sound. Dissatisfied with reaction and lack of action.

- Conesus, NY, USA

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