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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 7 of 7)

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problem #20

Feb 012002

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle has stalled twice at 65 mph. Dealer has replaced computer chip and fuel pump. Both times cruise was on, but not set.

- Lorranie, OH, USA

problem #19

Jul 152001

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at 5mph a frontal collision occurred. Upon impact, both air bags voilently deployed causing major injuries to driver, there was minor damage to the vehicle. Vehicle stalled due to fuel system failure. Fuel pump has been replaced.

- Belle Ville, IL, USA

problem #18

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 #17

Apr 242001

Focus

  • miles

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

My vehicle has just been turned into our dealership this morning, for the same repeated problem of engine check light coming on while driving vehicle. This is our 5th visit, and we are on our 4th egr valve. Same complaint, the car drives sluggishly, shutters and about 2 months ago shut off while driving. This happened while my 14 year old daughter were driving the vehicle traveling through a major intersection at night. We were in the process of a left hand turn, at this particular intersection, 2 lanes of traffic are turning left at the same time. We were on the inside lane, making our turn and the Focus shut off. We were nearly rear ended, and barely avoided a large intersection accident with traffic behind us quickly braking and swerving into the other lane. It was terrifying! we have had the fuel pump replaced, and each time of our complaint, the dealer cannot diagnosis the direct problem. I have read numerous articles regarding other Ford Focus vehicles having similar problems. Just recently have read about the paint chipping off from the inside of the gas tank, causing a blockage, so that fuel cannot flow through into the pump. There is a definite problem. How many other Focus owners are experiencing these same repeated difficulties? I purchased this vehicle for a good reliable car for my 16 year daughter to eventually have, and considering the experiences I have had with shuttering, shut offs..do not want to put her behind the wheel of this car for safety reasons. Our paperwork from the dealership seems to accumulating, with no direct answers.

- Wixom, MI, USA

problem #16

Apr 012002

Focus

  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle without any warning will stall out the consumer also smells gas. Contacted dealer and the dealer replaced the fuel pump. Nlm

- Middlebury, IN, USA

problem #15

Apr 162002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle is sputtering in warm weather, like it was going to stall. Vehicle has not been taken to dealer yet. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #14

Mar 182002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer states that the vehicle stalls in warm weather at various speeds. The dealer has determined that the fuel pump restricts the fuel flow and causes the stalling. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #13

Apr 162002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle sputters in warm weather like it is going to stall. Vehicle not taken to dealer yet. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 192002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle stalls in warm weather at various speeds. The dealer has determined that the fuel pump is restricting the fuel flow and causes the stalling. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #11

Apr 162002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls in warm weather at any speed. Dealer determined the fuel pump restricts the fuel flow, causing stalling.

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #10

Apr 082002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle stalls in warm weather at any speed. Dealer determined the fuel pump restricts fuel flow, causing stalling. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #9

Mar 202002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls in warm weather at any speed. Dealer determined the fuel pump restricts fuel flow, causing stalling. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #8

Apr 062002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer states that the vehicle stalls in warm weather at various speeds. The dealer has determined that the fuel pump restricts the fuel flow and causes the stalling. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 142002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that the vehicle stalls in warm weather at various speeds. The dealer has determined the fuel pump restricts the fuel flow, causing the stalling. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #6

Apr 092002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls in warm weather at any speed. Dealer determined the fuel pump restricts fuel flow and causes stalling. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 162002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle stalls in warm weather at any speed. Dealer determined the fuel pump is restricting fuel flow causing stalling. Nlm

- Erie, PA, USA

problem #4

Mar 092002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 55 mph vehicle started jerking. Dealer determined fuel pump had to be replaced.

- Depew, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 042002

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While trying to start vehicle, engine would start to turn over and then cut off, when attempting to restart vehicle, a high-pitched whirring sound was heard, vehicle had to be towed, dealer found the electrical supply to the fuel pump had become disconnected.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #2

Mar 142002

Focus

  • miles
3/07/02 engine failure at 35 mph -- 3/14/02 engine failure at 65 mph on interstate 95. Fuel pump replaced after 3/07 failure -- returned to dealer after 3/14 event -- dealer states 'could not verfy cust concern at this time' -- have seen other concerns on your site -- please look into this before someone is seriously injured or dies.

- Wallingford, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012001

Focus

  • 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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