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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,750 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012002

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,500 miles


Problems with tires cupping, steering and upper control arms. The consumer was told by a mechanic at the dealership, that the control arms were too short in the back of the vehicle which caused the tires to tip in, when the tires tipped in, it caused the inner edge tire to wear and then the vehicle vibrated while the consumer was driving and the vehicle also pulled to the right. On two occasions, the consumer lost control of the vehicle, because of the severe vibration in the steering.

- Waite Park, MN, USA

problem #1

Aug 182002


  • miles
Vehicle frictioned against curb and front suspension control arm broke in half. Delaer has been notified. Please provide additional information.

- Bedford, TX, USA

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