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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 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.

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 112011

Focus 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal was sticking upward. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000 and the current mileage was 82,000. Updated 12/12/11 updated 12/23/11

- The Dalles, OR, USA

problem #2

Aug 152005

Focus 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact stated that none of the doors on the vehicle work properly. The drivers door can only be opened from the inside and the rear door only open from the outside. The contact has had to climb over the seats to get out of the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle has too many miles to be repaired under recall campaign number 05V030000, which is related to the rear door latch. The contact stated there is no mention of a mileage restriction in the recall. The failure mileage was 42000 and the current mileage was 104315. Updated 12/23/10 the consumer also stated the accelerator pedal would stick at times. The consumer stated she is not having problems with the front door on the passenger side. Updated 01/04/11

- Unadilla, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 232006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
- on December 23, 2006 the contact engaged the ignition while she applied the brakes and the vehicle was in park. After shifting from park to drive with the brakes still applied the rpms began to accelerate as though the the accelorater pedal had been depressed. A similar incident occurred shortly after the vehicle was purchased, but she didn't feel the need to complain at that time.

- Macon , GA, USA

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