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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2001 Ford Focus suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 022002

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles

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

Consumer called complaining about having problems with steering vibration. Also stated of having problems with the fan on the motor. Dealer was contacted and stated that the aligment or the ball joints to be off.

- Orange, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 072002

Focus

  • miles
Attempting to enter freeway at approx 50 mph, the front right felt like it was starting to skid. The next thing I know, the airbags had deployed, with the passenger air bag cover shattering the windshield. No sheet metal damage to car. The front right ball joint had separated, the control arm broke, causing the tire to go flat at a 45 degree angle to the path of travel, tore up the wheel and broke the rotor. The only thing holding the front wheel to the car was the strut tower. Police came out but no report done. Ford will not honor warranty even though car has less than 19000 miles on it. This is wrong as front suspension collapsed, and airbags should not have deployed as car skidded/slid to a stop.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 012002

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
At no particular speed, vehicle jerks hard and stalls. Consumer had vehicle checked and repaired by dealer with no resolution.*akthe dealer is having consumer to monitor the vehicle when it starts failing, by pushing a button. This is supposed to pinpoint where the problem is occuring. The vehicle was downshifting while in motion, the sending unit was replaced. Also the jerking and stalling were caused by an erratic fuel pump driver module. This module has also been replaced. The ignition lock was replaced, there was a clunking noise present in the door assembly which was repaired, the wheel was out of alignment so dealer adjusted the upper ball joint, and the sun visor was broken which was also replaced.

- Pennyan, NY, USA

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