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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 062006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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

: the contact stated while driving during winter conditions in the North East, the salt, sand and snow accumulate on the inside of the wheels causing the vehicle to vibrate violently. The dealership determined the wheels were so flat on the inside they were unable to shed these elements. The contact is unable to remove these elements at the car wash. The wheels have to be taken off and cleaned before the vehicle is safe to drive. Updated 03/28/06.

- Gilboa, NY, USA

problem #1

Mar 082004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I would like to have someone investigate the material used in the real wheel covers of the 2004 Ford Focus ztw wagon. I believe this product does not protect the vehicle from moving objects.

- Constantine, MI, USA

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