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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,828 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

Mar 142008

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,656 miles


I had parked my car and when I tried to start it again, the wheel locked and would not become unlocked. Myself and several people tried many times to get it unlocked and it would not.

- N. Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #1

Sep 182007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
The shifter, steering wheel and ignition key all lock up on my 2004 Ford Focus. I simply guide my car to where I want to park it. Stop, put the car in park and turn off the car. When I go to start my car again, everything is locked up and takes a long time to get it unlocked. I almost have to break off the key to get it started.

- Crozet, VA, USA

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