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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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

problem #4

Jun 152002


  • miles


No summary listed for above vehicle.

- La Vergne, TN, USA

problem #3

Jul 262002

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was in an automobile accident. Upon impact the passengers seatbelt did not lock, allowing passenger to move forward hitting the windshield, face first. The air bag deployed after the initial impact of the accident. Resulting in facial swellling of the passenger and 3 loose teeth. Consumers air bag opened later also, but the seat belt locked and consumer only suffered a badly burned thumb.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 102002

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states that the seatbelts lock up when driving.

- Fayetteville, NC, USA

problem #1

Apr 262002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle was involved in a minor collision in which driver and passenger's air bags deployed, and passenger sustained major injuries. Dealer has been notified. Consumer also stated the seat belts did not perform properly.

- Annieston, AL, USA

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