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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,000 miles

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2001 Ford Focus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 122002

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles


Car would lose power, buck and surge, stall on highway and side streets. When taken to dealership, tech couldn't give explanation for what particles were that clogged fuel pump. Charged for over $900. Tech said warranty didn't cover vandalism. However, my insurance company ruled out vandalism upon investigation to the parts and fuel sample. Bottom line, I had to pay $900 for someting that at the time wasn't ruled a "model" problem. Now I think I should be reimbursed. Fuel pump had to be replaced, lines flushed, and "contaminated" fuel to be exposed of.

- Lakewood, OH, USA

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