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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,003 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 Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 032006

Focus

  • miles

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

Cooper cobra GT radial - model: 87tp195/60R15 M + S problem: (2) tire separations and (1) separation with bubble.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #10

May 102005

(reported on)

Focus

  • miles
2001 Ford Focus ignition cylinder broke, problems with the tire equipment, engine light illuminated and the sway bar bushing needs to be replaced. The ignition cylinder had been replaced three times. The steel belts were showing through the front tires at 54000 miles. The sensor which caused the engine light to illuminated was replaced three times. The front brakes were replaced twice. The battery, radiator, thermostat and fuel pump also failed.

- Verona, NJ, USA

problem #9

Feb 082005

Focus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A grinding noise was coming from rear of the vehicle. Driver noticed that the vehicle would drive roughly. Driver took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and replaced the all four tires. Then, driver informed the mechanic that the problem still occurred and had not been resolved.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #8

Apr 152003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,000 miles

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

Tire problem, possible rear bearing problem, possible alignment problem, egr replaced- engine misfiring is beginning to reappear

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #7

Feb 282003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Tread separation on Firestone firehawk gta P205-50R16 tire. I was told by Firestone dealer # 591289 (johnstown, pa) that the tire was "cut" on the sidewall due to abuse. This tread separation is clearly due to a defect as if it were a "re-cap" in my opinion. I also had the tires looked over by an independent tire retailer who concurred with my suspicions.

- Portage, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 072002

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,036 miles
The first thing that I noticed with my car was the stalling of the engine while driving down the road. The next thing that happened was the car would shake violently while driving at speeds of 50-55 mph. At 12036 miles, I took it to a dealership and was under the impression that the repairs would be covered under warranty. They told me car needed an alignment. It also need the rotors turned and the tires rotated because at 12000 miles they were starting to wear. They gave me a bill for $101 they stated these items were "wear" items and were my responsibility. I questioned why this was happening at 12000 miles. He tried to put the blame off on me saying I brake too hard. You know that is really funny since I have a 1995 Ford escort. I bought it new. It now has 170,000 miles. I have never had any problems with the escort. The reason I bought another Ford was because I was so pleased with the performance of the escort. About the stalling, they said they put it on the computer and could find nothing wrong with it. But they went ahead and replaced the spark plugs. Well, about a month ago, I began to notice the shaking again. Then about a week after the shaking began, I had a flat. I called the dealership. They told me the new tire was not covered under warranty. I had the one tire replaced at my expense. The tire business told me the tire was so wore on the inside (where you can't see) that the wires were showing. About 2 weeks after this incident, I had another flat. Same thing. The tire was so wore the wires were showing. I had to have all four tires replaced. $300. The car is still stalling. I am afraid to drive this car. I am afraid the car will stall in traffic while I have my two year old child in the car. I have complained to Ford and they continue to say these things are my responsibility. But I don't think they should be my responsibility if a defect in the car is causing these things to happen.

- Eldridge, AL, USA

problem #5

Apr 152002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Consumer was driving and heard a noise like a bing vehicle began to sway all over the place. Later, found out that tire tread came completely off. Consumer was driving at a speed of 55 mph.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #4

May 062002

Focus

  • miles
While traveling on interstate about 60mph and without prior warning rear driver's side tire blewout into two separated piece of tread. Firestone, firehawk, dot number W279. Dealership was aware of problem.

- Lawrence, NJ, USA

problem #3

Mar 272002

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Firestone, firehawk, P205/50R15, dot unknown, original equipment on a 2001, Ford, Focus with 6600 miles. While driving 30 mph front passenger tire had a blowout, driver's front tire experienced tread separation.

- Hamlin, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 012001

Focus

  • miles
While traveling on highway another vehicle veered into consumer's vehicle and dual airbag didn't go off. Also, tire tread separated, and there was wear and tear inside of wheel.

- Vaughn, MT, USA

problem #1

Jun 262001

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Original equipment on a 2001, Ford Focus. P195/60R15 size. Tread on all four tires has started to separate from base of tires. Ford dealer has inspected tires. Consumer had all four tires replaced.

- Pittsburg, TX, USA

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