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9.9

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
280 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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2006 Ford Focus cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 292006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 280 miles

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

: the contact stated that the vehicle's venting system blew white flakes and dust inside the vehicle when the heater or air conditioning unit was activated. The first time the incident occurred the heater was on. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who cleaned inside the venting system but could not find any problem with the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times because white flakes continued blowing through the vents. The dealer determined that a cleaning agent that may have been used to clean metal known as soldering flux may be the cause of white flakes coming from the vents. The evaporator coil housing was replaced on 04/07/06. The evaporator coil housing was cleaned on 04/21/06. The vehicle venting system was cleaned again on 05/23/06, but the problem persisted. The contact expressed concern about this causing a respiratory problem.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

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