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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,667 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 suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 312009


  • 19,000 miles


I was backing out of my driveway when the right front coil spring broke puncturing my tire. My car is currently at the dealership getting repairs. (estimated repair costs are $782.).

- Pennsville, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 272005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
Steering and suspension/ center support bearing/part# Y542-3B436-a failed... believe car sold out of allignment. Rear-end, believed cause all wear on front suspension components, uneven wear on all tires also, and wobbly unstable rear end. Car was repaired 6-3-2005 also, the throttle body linkage had to be replaced, worn out, was causing sudden acceleration and hesitated acceleration, sometimes acting like stuck....

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 082004


  • 10,000 miles
When braking there would be a squeaking and a rattling noise coming from the front suspension. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Fayetteville, GA, USA

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