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4.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,424 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 172007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Focus. The vehicle has kumho, size 195/60R15 tires. While driving 5 mph, the driver side tire scraped the curb and blew out. A spare tire was placed on the vehicle. The dealer stated that the sidewall failed. The current and failure mileages were 42,000. Updated 12/12/07

- South Pasadena , FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 092004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,848 miles
I wish to report a possible defective tire. On Nov 20, 2004, I purchased a 2004 Ford Focus SE. With 5.914 miles. On 12/9/04, while driving along the interstate freeway, my car's tire blew out. Upon examination, there was several blowout tears along the outer sides of the tire. I reported the incident to the local Ford dealer who referred me to Goodyear. Goodyear said they believed the tires failure was caused by tire "under pressure" and a nail puncture. The Goodyear technician made a determination upon visual inspection based on ripples along the tear marks were caused by under pressure. The Ford dealer made the same explanation as did Goodyear. However, I disagree with the opinions of both Ford and Goodyear. Request an examination of my tire to determine if there is any tire or belt manufacture defects. My tire is a Goodyear Eagle, rsa version, size P195/60/R15. My tire is available for inspection to determine failure.

- Portland, WA, USA

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