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CarComplaints.com Notes: Even though the first model year of a major redesign should typically be avoided, Ford did a good job & the 2008 Ford Focus doesn't appear to have any major defects.

That said, the following model years of this 2nd generation Focus (2009-2011) do appear to be slightly better.

4.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,000 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.

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.

2008 Ford Focus transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 162010

Focus

  • 29,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Focus. Occasionally when the contact would place the vehicle into the park, the vehicle would continue moving forward as if it was not in gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where the contact was informed that the failure could not be reproduced. The contact noticed previously that the emergency brake would not stop the vehicle from moving whenever the failure occurred. The VIN was not available. The current and failure mileages were 29000.

- Florissant, MO, USA

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