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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Ford Focus engine problems

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 152003

Focus

  • miles

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

First time dealer replaced the serpentine belt, and second time dealer replaced nuts and bolts and serpentine belts. But squeaking noise still occurring.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 222003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
Car made squealing sound from the engine compartment. They checked, and found that serpentine belt was loose. They replaced under warranty at 31500, but it is totally rare for a serpentine belt to go bad that early.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012002

Focus

  • miles
I was stopping at a light to turn. As I was slowing down I heard a big clunk. I thought I ran over something so I checked but nothing was there. I noticed my battery light was on but the light turned green to turn so I started to go and had no power steering. I pulled over at the liquor store and had my friend look under the hood. Upon pulling on the serpentine belt, the tensioner pulley fell right out of the bottom of the car. After looking over the incident we found a snapped off bolt in the street. Snapped neatly at the beginning thread. Also on the pulley, the mounting arm was snapped in half. I know ntsa is investigating many parts on the Focus, so I thought I'd give a heads up about this just incase it could pose any serious problems later on. Thanks and have a nice day.

- Stanton, CA, USA

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