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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,900 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 132005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


The ignition switch and steering column was locked. The owner will contact manufacturer.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 132004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,800 miles
Vehicle was not not performing adequately. The check engine light came on. Steering column was defective, vehicle changed lanes on its on. The dealer stated no defects were found. The consumer stated that the vehicle was not guaranteed to start. Sometimes the consumer has to turn the key 10 times. The vehicle acceleration is slow then fast then muted. The vehicle does not brake right and looses power. The vehicles steering is vaque. The consumer stated that the vehicle changes lanes without the consumer steering the vehicle in that direction. The consumer stated that the malfunction light came on twice and the dealer states nothing is wrong.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

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