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2.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,047 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 #3

Nov 032014

Focus

  • 70,000 miles

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

While I am driving the car and it is moving, the driver side seat is suddenly disengaging, moving back and so leaving my driving position compromised, as my foot moves away from the gas pedal and my arms are suddenly outstretched reaching for the drivers wheel so that there is a sudden lost of control of the car. This has happened numerous times at this point.

- Doylestown , PA, USA

problem #2

Feb 282014

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles
3/1/14: Driver's side heated seat burned through upholstery and caught fabric on fire, while my daughter was driving vehicle. After searching the internet, I found that this has happened to other Focus owners. There was a service bulletin (04B16); why no recall?

- Belfair, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092008

Focus

  • 86,140 miles
Heated seat pad in back of driver's seat overheated and burned hole through seat while driving. Car had to be stopped on side of road and bottled water poured on smoldering seat. Fuse for heated seats had to be pulled, fuse did not blow on its own. Ford travelling engineers inspected seat and Ford has refused to repair seat as car is 16000 miles over warranty. Advice from Ford was to claim through owners comprehensive and let insurance company recover money from Ford. After seeking legal counsel dealership has offered to repair driver's seat and inspect passenger seat. Parts are on order, old parts will be retained in my posession.

- Crivitz, WI, USA

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