Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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3.3

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,000 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 Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 202011

Focus

  • miles

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

Ford Focus wheel and ignition locked up. Cant turn key or wheel! I have red multiple problems with this and cant believe Ford has not recalled this issue!!! the best part about all of this is my car just got out of warranty! you suck Ford and your cheap [xxx] dealers!!!!! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 052009

Focus

  • 44,000 miles
Ignition and steering wheel completely locked up when I put the key in while heading out on my lunch break. I'm really disturbed that the NHTSA has not done anything to make the Ford Motor Company fix this problem which is a chronic, well-documented safety hazard. My car is now completely immobile and had to be towed back to my residence. Luckily my father is going to be able to fix it, but there are many people that don't have this option and have to spend hundreds of dollars to fix a problem caused by faulty materials knowingly used by Ford. I will never buy a Ford again.

- Safety Harbor, FL, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008

Focus 4-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
My 2004 Ford Focus zts with 79,000 miles on it ignition froze and left me stranded at work for 1 hour in 90 degree heat. I called Ford dealership and they told me that I'm lucky that I have not replaced my ignition at least three times with 79,000 miles. I was also told that the ignitions fall apart and there is no warranty to protect me against the manufacturers defect. I also googled Ford Focus ignitions and there are thousands of people who have had the same problem lucky I have only experienced this once.

- Superior Township, MI, USA

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