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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,000 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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2006 Ford Focus windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 182011

Focus 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


First noticed windshield wipers would slow down and become sluggish during use. After about 10 minutes of continuous use, the seized up and completely stopped working. This was while driving on the freeway during a heavy storm. Instantly, no visibility, had to pulled off onto the shoulder, to call roadside assistance. Took vehicle into Ford service and they stated no problem found... about two months later, almost the same scenario, wipers stopped working on the freeway, took back into Ford dealer, they found out the wiper motor was overheating after 10 minutes and shorting out. Wiper motor removed and replaced. $450. Interestingly, every other 2006 Ford models where recalled for a wiper motor issue, except the Focus. Personally, I believe that the Focus should have been included in the recall.

- Morro Bay, CA, USA

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