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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.

9.9

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
104 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 032008

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 104 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Focus. The vehicle was not equipped with a spare tire, jack, and/or lug wrench at the time of purchase. The dealer stated that the vehicles do not come with spare tires, jacks or lug wrenches. The dealer attempted to locate a jack, spare tire, and wrench, but the manufacturer did not design a spare tire or jack for the two door Ford Focus. There had been no failure to date. The current mileage was 104. Updated 07/07/08. Updated

- Houston , TX, USA

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