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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,316 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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2003 Ford Focus fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 022004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,633 miles


While driving at any speed vehicle stalled. Consumer restarted the vehicle, and drove it to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the fuel pump needed to be replaced and he replaced it. However, the problem recurred, and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer six times.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 072003

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,000 miles
I currently have 7000 miles on my Focus. The fuel pump has been replaced 3 times the fuel rail pressure sensor has been replaced. Its in the shop again. Car stalls constantly. Lots of excuses, no solutions. Currently researching lemon law.

- Ogden, UT, USA

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