Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,479 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 engine problems

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

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 #2

Mar 012001


  • miles
Aic valve replaced 2 times car same: Throttle cable replaced 1 intermttent problems, still. They told me "this is the way it is" its dangerous?

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 152001


  • miles
Throttle cable appears to be too long - cable has kinked and causes car to hesitate acceleration. When the car does accelerate it is sudden and could be dangerous under certain driving conditions (heavy traffic, ice on roadway). It appears my car is not the only car in for the exact same problem - the part had to be special ordered.

- Kent, WA, USA

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