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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,794 miles

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2001 Ford Focus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #14

Oct 292003

(reported on)

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • 6,000 miles

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

Vehicle stalls when turning in either direction. Dealer has replaced the fuel filter twice, but the problem still occurs.

- Huntley, IL, USA

problem #13

Aug 132003

(reported on)

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles
2001 Ford Focus displaying problems with transmission due to several leaks, cruise control, and trunk of vehicle. Water leaked onto the floorboard of the trunk which was only adjusted(problem repeated), the cruise control worked intermittently(new switch was ordered, the drivers side window squeaked and was fixed, the transmission leaked and was replaced but the service dealer was unable to determine the cause, water leaked in the front passenger side (problem repeated) then the R & L cowl grid was replaced to remedy the problem but didn't, coolant leaked from the upper radiator and the hose clamp was replaced, the trunk did not shut properly and the latch was replaced but did not fix the problem, the vehicle was taken in due to the parts being recalled, the real wheel bearings were replaced, the second recalled part was the pinch bolt torque and battery cable routing which was replaced, and the mechanics found that the brakes had worn out in the front and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was taken in for warranty repairs on 10 separate occasions and six attempt for the leaks, the problem in the front of the vehicle persisted. In addition, the entire transmission had to be replaced because of several leaks, several circuit and switches have broken down on the cruise control. The consumer was also concerned with the gas mileage which had consistently fallen and did not act as the promoted dealers sticker. The consumer requested a full refund for the purchase price.

- Oakland , CA, USA

problem #12

Jul 072003

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
While driving vehicle would intermittently leak gas. Owner would smell gas fumes inside of vehicle when turning it on. Noticed on rearview mirror a trail of gasoline. Had taken vehicle to dealership 3 or more times for gas leaks. Mechanic could not locate cause of the leakage, which still leaked after repairs were completed.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #11

Mar 152003

Focus

  • 55,650 miles

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

While driving, the vehicle hesitated/stalled. This was caused by a fuel system sensor.

- Pine Beach, NJ, USA

problem #10

Apr 142003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
Starting at about 39,000 miles (October, 2002), whenever my car had a quarter tank or less of gas, the car would start choking and feel like it was going to stall. If I stopped and let the car sit for a few minutes, it would be ok for a few minutes and then it would happen again. This continued after I had the fuel filter replaced, and a mechanic couldn't figure out the problem. It has happened at many speeds, but most often while on the freeway. Today, at 49,000 miles, I have more than half a tank of gas, going about 35 mph, and the same thing happened.

- Novi, MI, USA

problem #9

Mar 182003

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
The engine missed usually mildly, but sometimes violently as to shake vehicle and sometimes stall, also the vehicle experienced a raw gas smell, suspension, brake, transmission and tire problems.. consumer also noted the rear hatch popped open by itself.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #8

Oct 132002

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20 miles

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

Bad egr system followed by battery ground failure.

- Cleveland, TN, USA

problem #7

Apr 062002

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Key will not turn in ignition. Took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced locking mechanism in steering column. The fuel mileage was not consistent with what was stated, the fuel pump was replace along eith the filter, egr valve and radio, two front tires were replaced at 10,700.

- Legue City, TX, USA

problem #6

Jul 102002

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
Consumer states that the gas mileage has decreased, also when fuel goes below half a tank the acceleration is decreased.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 022002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When tank is half way full or less, vehicle will stall when trying to accelerate. Contacted dealer, and the dealer cannot find cause. Consumer stated the engine light illuminated and a senor was replaced however that did not remedy the stalling problem.

- Pennsville, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jul 012002

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

At no particular speed, vehicle jerks hard and stalls. Consumer had vehicle checked and repaired by dealer with no resolution.*akthe dealer is having consumer to monitor the vehicle when it starts failing, by pushing a button. This is supposed to pinpoint where the problem is occuring. The vehicle was downshifting while in motion, the sending unit was replaced. Also the jerking and stalling were caused by an erratic fuel pump driver module. This module has also been replaced. The ignition lock was replaced, there was a clunking noise present in the door assembly which was repaired, the wheel was out of alignment so dealer adjusted the upper ball joint, and the sun visor was broken which was also replaced.

- Pennyan, NY, USA

problem #3

May 292002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving on highway, vehicle just stalled out without any warning. The vehicle stalled as if it had run out of gasoline with an almost full tank. After letting the engine sit for a few minutes, the vehicle would restart.this has occurred several times within a few days and at various speeds from 15 to 65 mph, causing loss of control of vehicle.

- Belle Ville, IL, USA

problem #2

May 202002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states when driving if vehicle hits a bump the rear end of vehicle goes from side to side like its loosing traction of the road. Cause is unknown. Jbconsumer further states the vehicle used to give them 300 miles when the fuel tank is full to empty. Now the vehicle gives them 180 miles. The vehicle also has trouble changing gears and has been stalling. The dealer says there is nothing wrong.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #1

May 202002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that the steering mechanism is getting looser the more consumer drives, the looser steering wheel gets. Consumer states there is a lot of play in steering and that makes it very hard to steer the vehicle. The vehicle's mileage is decreasing from 300 miles to 200 miles and then to 180 miles for a full tank of fuel. The vehicle also experiences stalling and changing gears has been difficult.

- Macon, GA, USA

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