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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
29 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
33 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,049 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.

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2001 Ford Focus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #10

Aug 262002

Focus

  • miles

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

No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Culver City, CA, USA

problem #9

Aug 242002

Focus

  • miles
No summary listed for above vehicle.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #8

Jun 212002

Focus

  • miles
While driving at 5 mph, a minor accident occurred where consumer's vehicle bumped into into another vehicle. The air bags deployed prematurely causing the windshield to shatter. Consumer received burns to hands and eyes.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #7

May 122002

Focus

  • miles

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

While driving the consumer was involved in an accident. Upon impact the air bag deployed and caught on fire. The consumer suffered severe burns. (attorney for client, keith couture, states not to contact client, address and phone above are that of the attorney).

- Chalmette, LA, USA

problem #6

Feb 192002

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated that the air bags deployed during a rear end accident, injuring the driver and the passenger who sustained severe face burns. Also, the windshield shattered and covered the occupants with glass.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #5

May 032002

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
The issues with the air bag is that upon deployment it shattered the windshield, showering glass throughout the interior of the car causing cuts and scratches in addition to the burns from the air bag components. Ford corporate stated that this was abnormal, however the dealer service department stated this was normal.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #4

Feb 192002

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer stated that the air bags deployed during a rear end accident, injuring the driver and the passenger who sustained severe face burns. Also, the windshield shattered and covered the occupants with glass.

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #3

Dec 272001

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Airbag light was on. Light stays on while vehicle is running. Contacted dealer and dealer stated to bring vehicle in.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 192001

Focus

  • miles
While driving vehicle at 35 mph and suddenly braking air bags depolyed without reason. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated sensor reading indicated airbags had not deployed. Sending a representative to check vehicle.

- Mclean, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 142001

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While I was parked I wanted to simulate how it would feel holding onto the assist handle as I was making a sharp left turn and as I dis this, the handle broke and half of it detached from its mounted position.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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