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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,550 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 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 122008


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


My ignition locked up on my Ford Focus.

- Goshen , IN, USA

problem #4

Jan 312006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
Key will not come out of the ignition, there is a technical service bulletin for this repair as the problem is not an isolated instance. There are hundred of the same complaints, yet Ford will not absorb the repair.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312008

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Like thousands of others my 2005 Ford Focus ignition would not turn in a 2005 Focus and I was left stranded. This thankfully was at my workplace and I was not in any immediate danger.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 302007


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Focus with appox. 18000 miles, I am unable to start my car. Ignition switch will not turn to crank position nor will it turn on accessories.

- Americus, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 132005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,750 miles
Ignition problems, cd player malfuction, was repaired but failed again 3 times to start and towed 3 times to the dealer.

- Collegeville, PA, USA

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