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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 282004


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I bought the car with 0 miles on it. I heard loud squeaky noise in the brakes at any speed when slowing down. The first week, I took the car back to Ford. Ford sent me home telling me it was dust in the drums. They said it should wear off in a while. 1 month later and the noise still was present not better or worse. I took it in again, they had the nerve to tell me to just wait longer. 3 months and the noise continued. I then took it back and they put new brake pads. I had the car for 3 months and the brake pad were bad"?? they put new brake pads on, and again the noise remained. Will they ever fix this problem??" it is now 1 year after and the noise remains. Don't buy a Focus, even brand new and 100,000 mile warranty and still have problems no one will fix.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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