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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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving, the heated seat activated. After it was on for 30-40 minutes a smoldering smell was detected. The foam liquefied and came through the seat. The dealership replaced the seat. This happened two more times and the seat was replaced. On the third failure minor injuries were sustained.

- Stacy, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 012005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer received recall notice concerning seat heater/cooler. However, the consumer has been waiting since January. She was told twice that the parts were in. However, when she contacted the dealer she was told the parts did not come in.

- Flat Rock, MI, USA

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