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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 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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2004 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 042005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles


I own a 2004 Ford Focus zts, purchased new in June, 2004. Since purchase, I have had the horn replaced twice, meaning the car has it's 3rd horn. The problem appears to be water entry into the horn itself, possibly shorting out the device. The water could be from a car wash, or from water entry while driving in rain. This is a safety defect, in that I have no idea whether the horn works or not until I attempt to use it. This could be a major issue if I need to warn someone of my presence.

- Burlington, 00, USA

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