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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,174 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2009 Ford Focus brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 262015


  • 1,174 miles


Before taking a right out of the parking lot, I turned my blinker on (with my foot on the brake) and the car accelerated forward instead of turning. I kept my foot on the brake and the car speeded up even more. I finally crashed into a fence onto private property. Then I came to a full stop when I hit an SUV. This crash completely damaged the front of my 2009 Ford Focus.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

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