Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,000 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.

2005 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 012010


  • 104,000 miles


The key gets stuck in the ignition switch of my 2005 Ford Focus. I have purchased a new key and the key still gets stuck. The classic Ford Lincoln Mercury of columbia, Inc. 177 greystone boulevard columbia SC 29210 (803) 779-3673 dealership called in a locksmith and the problem still exists. I have spent $453 and the key still gets stuck.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 122005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
We recently purchased a 2005 Ford Focus zxw SE 4 door station wagon, VIN [xxx] from scarff Ford in auburn, Washington. While returning from out vacation a black plastic piece of vent material about twelve inches long fell from underneath the driver's side dash and lodged behind the brake pedal and accelerator. We were on the freeway at the time traveling about 65 miles per hour. My wife was driving and with a great deal of difficulty I was able, from the passenger seat to reach and dislodge the obstruction. We were extremely lucky to avoid a life threatening accident. The next day, July 13, 2005 I took the car back to scarff Ford and they reinstalled the part at no charge. However, I am very concerned that this incident could repeat itself with other Ford Focus owners and have a far worse outcome. One thing I did notice was while the żżvent pieceż had provisions for four attaching screws, there appeared to be only one in use. This may have been partially to blame, but I have no way of knowing. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Auburn, WA, USA

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