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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford Focus steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 282005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,500 miles


On sun 8/28/05 I was driving North on I69. Just South of exit 25 I was going to pass a rv. I checked my mirrors and though it was safe to pass, but I missed judged the car behind me and he was in my passing lane. I jerked back into my lane. When straightening up something popped in my steering. As a result I when sliding sideways down the highway. I finally ended up slowly gliding down the guard rail. I could not steer my car.

- Rochester , MI, USA

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