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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,650 miles

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2001 Ford Focus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 4 of 7)

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problem #80

Mar 122004

Focus

  • miles

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

Consumer received a recall on his daughter's vehicle for the fuel pump. Consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, and left it there for 2 days. When consumer picked up the vehicle he found that dealer did not replace the parts that should have been replaced. Also, consumer did not think that mechanic actually checked the vehicle after doing recall repairs. He stated that the recall called for the replacement of the fuel pump with fuller. Vehicle was still doing the same thing, hesitating and stalling.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #79

Nov 012002

Focus 4-cyl

  • 32,330 miles
The consumer received notification about the fuel pump problem on 2000 and 2001 Ford Focus. Ford dealers and service didn't know about the problem. The consumer discover that if she refilled the tank before the vehicle ha 250 miles, the problem would not occur. The first time the problem occurred the vehicle sputtered and eventually stalled. It felt like a fuel problem per consumer, in which she placed "stp fuel injection" in the tank and filled it which stopped the problem. Recal#03V482000

- Bayfield, WI, USA

problem #78

Feb 172004

Focus

  • miles
NHTSA recal 03V482000 concerning stalling. Recall remedy was performed on February 17,2004. Since then, vehicle has stalled four times. While accelerating vehicle hesitated, and then stalled in the middle of an intersection. Consumer contacted the dealer who charged the consumer to do a diagnostic test.

- Oakland, MI, USA

problem #77

Mar 092004

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles

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

While driving at any speed engine would either surge or stall without any warning. Dealership was contacted, and informed the consumer that fuel pump needed replacement.

- Black Creek, NY, USA

problem #76

Aug 012003

Focus

  • miles
Consumer experienced sudden lost of power and surging at different levels of speed. The consumer received a recall regarding the fuel pump, the vehicle was inspected and it was discovered there was a problem with the pump. The consumer was informed the part was not available and had to be ordered. The consumer was told the pump and filter would be replaced, however the filter was not included in the recall and would cost $40. The consumer requested reimbursement.

- Klickitat, WA, USA

problem #75

Jan 052004

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles
The vehicle was taken for repairs after the consumer received a notice of possible problems from the manufacturer. Vehicle started to have symptoms with the engine light coming on, power lost and stalling. The consumer had an accident as a result. The consumer also requested reimbursed. Recall#03V482000

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #74

Feb 182004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 29,000 miles

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

Consumer received NHTSA recall 03V482000 concerning fuel pump problem. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, and dealer replaced fuel pump, charging $25 for parts and $40 do for labor. Total charge was $75. Consumer objected paying for labor because the recall letter indicated it was free of charge.

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

problem #73

Feb 122004

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
While driving vehicle stalled, and the engine check light illuminated. Vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the mechanic did an inspection and found no problem.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #72

Jan 272004

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Consumer received a letter concerning fuel pump filters. On several occasions the transmission failed leaving the consumer stranded. The dealership replaced the part but the transmission failed again.

- Ivel, KY, USA

problem #71

Jan 302004

(reported on)

Focus

  • 15,000 miles
Vehicle intermittently stalled. Vehicle was serviced on 3 separate occasions for this problem by 2 different Ford dealerships. Yet, the same problem recurred.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #70

Jan 302004

(reported on)

Focus

  • 75,000 miles

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

Dealership tested the fuel pump and indicated that it was defective, but didn't replace it. 120 miles later engine misfired. Dealership replaced the fuel pump, and determined that it was not the cause of engine misfiring, consumer indicated engine wasn't misfiring or showing any other sign of problems until dealership started working on it.

- Brookville, IN, USA

problem #69

Jan 172004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Failure of fuel pump caused vehicle to stall and die in the middle of a street without warning, causing vehicle to have to be towed in for repairs. Ford paid to replace the pump but refused to pay to replace the defective filter or reimburse towing expenses. Fuel filter problem is documented on a so-called recall notice no. 03N01, but Ford is advising dealers to replace part only if it fails and will not stand by it's consumers for full reimbursement of expenses associated with defective part.

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #68

Dec 292003

Focus 4-cyl

  • 36,976 miles
While driving at any speed, the vehicle intermittently stalled. The dealer informed the consumer that the fuel pump module was defective. Also the brake rotors pads, and calipers needed to be replaced. The engine light had come on due to the fuel pump being inoperative. Ford made the repairs but failed to replace the O rings which caused the pump to fail again. Ford had fuel pump recall #03no1 but the same exact part went bad. The rotors were warped due to the calipers seeping fluid, binding the pistons.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #67

Feb 242004

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles
Recall 03V482000 concerning stalling. While driving on the highway vehicle stalled. Driver pulled the vehicle to the side of the road without incident. Dealer indicated to the consumer no problem could be found. The consumer showed the dealer a letter from Ford about the fuel delivery pump. The dealer told the consumer that the repairs would not be done unless it happened again. No repairs were done to the vehicle. Roper Ford honored the recall on 1/29/04.

- Salem, SC, USA

problem #66

Jan 152004

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
While driving 45 mph the vehicle stalled without warning. The dealership was contacted and the technician replaced the fuel pump. The vehicle is now on it's third fuel pump. Please provide any additional information.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #65

Jan 102004

Focus

  • miles
Recall 03V482000 concerning stalling. Dealer indicated to the consumer that recall repairs will only be done when the vehicle experiencing problems with the recalled part.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #64

Jan 102004

Focus

  • miles
Recal 03V482000 subject: Concerning stalling. Dealer indicated to consumer that recall repairs will only be done when the vehicle experienced problems with the recalled part.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #63

Nov 202003

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
On several occasions the engine my 2001 Ford Focus stopped while I was driving down the road. I was able to restart the car but it got to where I could only go a mile or two and then the engine would die again. The Ford dealership replaced the fuel pump to the tune of $450 but I have seen numerous references on the web to other Focus owners having this same problem and I think Ford should have recalled the car and taken care of this problem. I have a long commute in heavy traffic and I definitely think that getting run over by some other vehicle because my car stalled out in front of them is a "safety" issue.

- Woodbridge, VA, USA

problem #62

Nov 262003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have had 3 fuel pumps installed in 5 weeks. This is more than just a recall problem - this is a defective component. How do I document this for the lemon law in the state of Michigan.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

problem #61

Nov 032003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,900 miles
Intermittently vehicle stalled. The first time the vehicle stalled in the middle of an intersection. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer for service and the dealer replaced the fuel filter. The vehicle stalled again. At this time the dealer replaced the fuel pump at the consumer's expense. The manufacturer denied there was a recall on the fuel pump.

- Tulare, SD, USA

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