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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2001 Ford Focus exhaust system problems

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Engine floods and stalls at idle or in motion. Emissions light comes on wen it stalls. Owners manual states if emission light comes on, it indicates that catalytic converter is hot and can cause a fire. Vehicle doesn't start back up once it stalls, it has to be towed. There is a gasoline smell before it stalls. Dealer has tried to remedy problem 6 times. Dealer has acknowledged of other vehicles with same problem. Dealer removed fuel pump drained it and cleaned it. Dealer hooked a computer to vehicle so code would show how to repair it.

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

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