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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,836 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #6

Feb 092004

Focus

  • 3,018 miles

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

While driving 40 mph, the consumer lost steering control. This caused a minor crash, and the vehicle went into a ditch. The consumer had the vehicle towed. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #5

Jul 222003

Focus

  • miles
While driving T at normal speed, vehicle caught on fire, causing brakes and steering to fail, resulting in a front collision. Dealer notified.

- Towanda, PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 062003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
2001 Ford Focus suddenly loses power when taking a sweeping right hand turn. Power loss makes power steering inopearble and car comes to rest in middle of road or highway ramp.

- Penllyn, PA, USA

problem #3

Sep 262002

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

After the vehicle has been driven for a while and then parked for less than 15 minutes, the vehicle will not restart. Sometimes the vehicle will stall out and lose all power steering. The owner has contacted the dealership.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 212001

Focus

  • miles
While in motion consumer lost power steering. While at the service station, the mechanic explained the power fuel container was dry and that a new pump might be sufficient. The serviceman who wrote up the invoice only reported that the power steering was hard to turn. Consumer requests help in this situation.

- Unknown, 00, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001

Focus

  • miles
While driving at any speed and vehicle hits a bump steering is difficult to maintain. Vehicle wanders unexpectedly from side to side. Dealership has examined vehicle several times. Shocks and tires were changed twice. Please provide any additional information / documentation.

- Odanah, WI, USA

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