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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,175 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 windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 242009

Focus

  • 44,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the windshield wiper motor in his vehicle would not return to the off (park) position. When he turned it off, the wipers would stop in the middle of the windshield. NHTSA campaign id number 01V258000 only included the 2000-2001 models. The manufacturer provided him with a reference number and refused liability. The current and failure mileages were approximately 44,000. Updated 08/04/09.

- New Haven, CT, USA

problem #3

Oct 272007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,700 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Ford Focus. On three occasions, three window motor regulators have failed in the vehicle. The failure was noticed while driving 30 mph. The front driver side and both rear windows failed and were repaired at the owner's expense. The purchase date was unknown. The current mileage was 76,100 and failure mileage was 75,700.

- Gladstone, MO, USA

problem #2

Dec 052006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,000 miles
NHTSA previous report 01V258000 (recall id 01D-258) for Ford Focus windshield wiper motor problems - 2001/2002 vehicles. I have a 2003 Ford Focus with identical problems, wiper does not stow - as there are other reported vehicles - will NHTSA direct Ford to "recall" or fix later model year for this same issue? the Virginia safety inspection failed my car for this issue - stated Ford would fix, Ford dealer has no requirement, as this is not a "recalled year".

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 092006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
The wipers on this car do the exact same thing my 2000 Ford Focus did that had a recall they don not want to return to the home position.

- Muskegon, MI, USA

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