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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Ford Focus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 202007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Ford Focus. While driving 35 mph, the clutch locked and the vehicle would not shift into gear. The contact had to maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to his home. Ford advised the owner that the parts for this vehicle are no longer being produced. The current mileage was 38000 and the failure mileage was 33000.

- Hillsboro, NH, USA

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