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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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,838 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 242006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,627 miles


Intermittent stalling issues with my 2005 Ford Focus wagon. It will stall without warning both going over 50 mph and idling in traffic. It has been back to the dealer 4 times with no resolution and is going back in 2 days.

- Madison, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 192005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
I bought this car brand new and it gets the worse gas mileage I have ever seen. I never get better than 25 mpg highway. I bought this car with the Ford dealer telling how great it was on gas. That I would average 32 mpg. I complained to my dealer when I bought it and they said I was averaging 31.7 mpg according to there computer. That is not true! then they said it needs a break in time of 5000 miles. I have 15000 miles on the car and I drive on the highway every day. Many other Focus owners have complained but Ford ignores us.

- Lancaster, CA, USA

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