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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
67 / 7
Injuries / Deaths:
52 / 1
Average Mileage:
13,228 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Ford Focus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #3

Aug 302001


  • miles


Air bags deployed during a minor rear end accident. Vehicle speed was at 10mph or less. There was no sheet metal damage to either vehicle, nott even a scratch on the bumper of either vehicle. When the bags deployed, my spouse was injured by the flying winshield glass that was shattered by the airbags. She required 6 stiches to her toe.

- Covina, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 112001


  • miles
The driver side seatbelt won't deploy and remained in the fixed position. My girlfriend dropped the vehicle off at the dealer to get it fixed, and the dealer didn't even offer a rental car or anything to help remedy the situation. In instances like this, the dealer could've been held responsible for the accident involving her car had she not had any passive restraints.

- La Plata, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 132001


  • miles
While traveling at approximately 10 mph vehicle went over a bump and both frontal air bags deployed, causing damage to interior of vehicle. Windshield was shattered, and rearview mirror destroyed. Please provide any additional information/attachments.

- Nitro, WV, USA

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