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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,734 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #10

Mar 152006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving the vehicle a noise is heard coming from the passenger's rear wheel, the wheel also started wobbling. The vehicle has not been to a dealership to determine what the problem. The manufacturer has been alerted.

- Winchester, MA, USA

problem #9

Oct 012004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles
The wheel/hubs/ bearings, and all the way around the vehicle had to be replaced. Contacted the dealer. But, problem recurred. The consumer was informed there was a recall regarding the wheel bearings, however it was for the 2000 model not the 2001.

- Pope, MS, USA

problem #8

Nov 032004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
I have discovered after having wheels removed for tire rotation and replacement that the lugs: Nuts have a stamped sheet metal cap on them which makes the plain nuts look like acorn nuts. The problem is that this cap is rattled loose by the impact wrench and falls off - leaving a nut of 17.4 mm across the flats. Since the lug wrench is 19mm, it will merely spin and round-off the nuts - leaving driver stranded, unable to change a flat tire. I tried to contact Ford about this only to discover that their invitation to "E-mail us" is a rouse - their E-mail does not work. The dealer had told me "they're all like that" and offered not resolution.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #7

Oct 232004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles

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

I am exhibiting problems with my 2001 Ford Focus LX that matches the problems listed with the recalls for the car. I am having powers surges, vibration in the front end, noises in the front end, and loss of power. I have contacted the Ford Motor Company about this and have brought the car in several times about it. They keep saying there are no recalls for my car. I know this to be false because a friend of mine got the same exact car as I did 2 weeks apart from me. He has recieved the recall letters and already had the problems fixed. I need help.

- Richfield, NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 072004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles
While driving, the consumer heard a high screeching noise from the rear of the vehicle, followed by the rear wobbling. The driver proceeded to pull off the road. The vehicle was towed to a dealership because it was undriveable. The rear wheel bearing broke prematurely. This occurred due to the defect described in the rear wheel bearing recall 01I01700 but the vehicle identification number was not included.

- Belleville, NJ, USA

problem #5

Jun 012004

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,043 miles
Faulty wheel bearing seals on 2001 Ford Focus. The seals failed which resulted in the wheel bearings on both wheels to fail completely. There was a recall regarding the issue, however the consumers vehicle was not included in the recall.

- Agden, IA, USA

problem #4

Sep 152003

Focus

  • miles

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

First time dealer replaced the serpentine belt, and second time dealer replaced nuts and bolts and serpentine belts. But squeaking noise still occurring.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 312003

Focus

  • 39,200 miles
The dealership refused to honor the recall for the rear wheel bearing 01 I 017 000 and the battery cable 02 V 288 000.

- Sarasota, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 182003

Focus

  • miles
There was a recall regarding premature failure of the wheel bearings, however the dealer stated they did not have the proper tools to correct the problem.

- London, KY, USA

problem #1

Feb 202003

Focus

  • miles
An appointment was scheduled to have the wheel bearings replaced, however consumer was informed the parts were not availalbe, and the bearings would only be inspected and not replaced.(NHTSA campaign #01I017000).

- Genoa, IL, USA

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