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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,242 miles

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2004 Ford Focus clutch problems

clutch problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 052004


  • Manual transmission
  • 8,242 miles


Car stalls without notice. Sent daughter to emergency room one time. Stalls 2 different ways, while driving and sometimes when coming to a stop. Total loss of control happens. Has been in shop many, many times and they can't figure out problem. Started when car was 7 months old. Also, clutch prematurely went out. Has been replaced 2 or 3 times. (car has 26,000 miles currently). Also, thermostat has gone out many, many times- daughter has driven most of winter with no heat.

- Ft. Wayne, IN, USA

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