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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,149 miles

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2001 Ford Focus engine problems

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #74

Jul 272007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 85,000 miles

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

While driving on an interstate highway the car began to surge and loose power. Eventually the car stalled completely. This happened while traveling in normal conditions at ~65mph. The date given is the most recent occurrence. This same situation occurred once before ~1 year ago under the exact same conditions. Engine surge has been a persistent problem with the vehicle since it was new (~6 years).

- Glenville, NY, USA

problem #73

Jan 092006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2001 Ford Focus engine stalling.

- Pinckney, MI, USA

problem #72

May 042003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles
Vehicle stalls at freeway speeds - restarts poorly and runs rough. Happens when gas tank about 1/4 full (about 7 gallons fills tank. Vehicle then runs ok.

- Marlton, NJ, USA

problem #71

Nov 052002

Focus

  • miles

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

Consumer is concerned about recall on Ford Focus 2001 for engine fires.

- Merrick, NY, USA

problem #70

Nov 292002

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with the engine. Also stated that while driving the vehicle the vehicle lost total power and had it towed to the dealer. Dealer was contacted and stated that there was a part that needed to be replace was a processor.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #69

Nov 202002

Focus

  • miles
Engine stalling problem. At a running speed of approx. 45 mph the car started to buck and sputter and after managing to pull it off to the side of the road, it finally stalled. After letting it sit for a few minutes I was able to start it and drive it on without incident. The problem has occurred before back in September of this year. It is my hope that the NHTSA will have Ford recall the car so the problem can be fixed before it causes me to have an accident. I've checked online and apparently I'm not the only one with this particular problem. Please help us all. Sincerely, bill macholdt

- High Bridge, NJ, USA

problem #68

Oct 052002

Focus

  • miles

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

Second failure occurred 11/15/02; engine hesitates and stalls when gas tank is btw 1/4 and 1/8 full.

- Glendale, WI, USA

problem #67

Nov 072002

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
The car is popping in front, scrubbing in rear, hesitates, loosing power, friendship Ford of bristol could not find the problem while it was under warranty. Now that it's out of warranty I'm giong to have to pay for it, because of there screw ups and it's not right Ford should stand behind there vehicles.

- Piney Flats, TN, USA

problem #66

Jul 202001

Focus

  • miles
I'm from Canada ignore the last half of address thanks engine sputtered then stalled would not start. Noticed round silver dome attached to gas line near the firewall under hood was very very hot. The air conditioner was also on just before it stalled. The car would not run right until I cooled off that silver dome thing attached to the gas lines. It was so hot I thought it was going to explode. We left the car alone for about 30 minutes then put cold compress on that silver dome to cool it off. Went to dealer they thought I was nuts. I never use the air conditioner again and in the summer I often stop to cool down that silver dome. This sould be a safety recall before some Focus blows up. Even now the car still idles ruff and stalls when it gets hot using the air conditioner gets the engine even hotter, the car stalls easier.

- Canada, CA, USA

problem #65

Oct 022002

Focus

  • miles
Engine stalled 5 times while driving under normal conditions.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #64

Mar 012002

Focus

  • miles

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

The check engine light illuminated and was told it was a faulty switch that needed to be reset, the problem has not yet been resolved.

- Joshua, TX, USA

problem #63

Oct 022002

Focus

  • miles
Engine stalled 5 times while driving under normal conditions.

- Allentown, PA, USA

problem #62

Oct 102002

Focus

  • miles
Consumer states while driving at highway speed the engine hesitates.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #61

Jun 012002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Twice since buying this car experienced complete stalling on the hwy--almost lost control and nearly had a fatal accident

- Boyds, MD, USA

problem #60

Sep 212002

Focus

  • miles
Consumer states that while driving the vehicle stalls. Dealer was notified.

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #59

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 #58

Aug 162002

Focus

  • miles
The car completely stalls (dies) randomly. This has happened 5 times thus far. 2 times the car has died on the freeway going approxamitely 70 mph. 3 times it has died going about 10 mph and lost its power steering at the same time. It is a major safety hazard.

- Daly City, CA, USA

problem #57

Feb 012002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states there is a vibration in vehicle and steering wheel at speeds over 55 mph. Vehicle sways back and forth, also vibration when braking. Dealer has replaced and balanced tires. Vehicle has been taken to dealer 6 times could not remedy problem.*akthe spindal was stripped affecting brakes and causing vibration and pulsation. It was stated that the spindal appeared to be defective from the manufacturer. The engine stalls.

- Warren, OH, USA

problem #56

Sep 092002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at highway speed and without any prior warning the vehicle stalls resulting in loss of all power. This problem has 0ccurred during early start up, and when vehicle has been driven over an extensive period. Consumer has contacted dealer, dealer has replaced fuel pump and filter but the problem still occurs.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #55

Apr 222002

Focus

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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