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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 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 exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 212004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles


I have a 2001 Ford Focus and there is an exhaust tube that runs off the right side (looking from the front) of the manifold which broke from rusting. I searched some forums online and found that many other people are having the same problem. My car only has 60000 miles on it so I don't believe it should of rusted and cracked like it did.

- Fort Stewart, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 152004

(reported on)


  • miles
The consumer noticed that the vehicle jerked, stalled, and vibrated. The vehicle also made a loud noise while driving. The dealership serviced the vehicle and indicated that the manifold needed to be replaced. Please provide any additional information.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #1

Apr 302001


  • miles
Service bulletin for oil leaking into air conditioning from manifold. Ford says do not smoke in vehicle. Dealer offered to spray with deodorant.

- Ann Arbor, MI, USA

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