really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,850 miles

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 062015


  • 35 miles


I bought my car from the original owner. I had to buy a re-furbished motor, the tires were splitting and the suspension and air conditioner all needed repairing. When I received the recall from dot, [xxx], I immediately contacted tallahassee Ford. They denied there was a recall and I was mistaken. My VIN # was listed in the recall. I tried several times but Ford kept giving me a run-around and they lied. So now, I have apparently missed a deadline which was not listed on the original notice to me. I am a senior citizen and this has really stressed me out and it really makes me not to purchase another Ford from anyone. On ethics alone, I should be able to make them do what they basically refused by lying to me. It was in motion and went to the shop within two weeks after the notice. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #7

Jul 212014

Focus 4-cyl

  • 157,000 miles
All 4 Eagle GT tires that are only 6 months old are worn and scalloped due to a know problem to Ford technical service bulletin id: 10034585 July 10, 2010 and service bulletin no.: TB-21399 component(s): Tires NHTSA id number: 10034585. Our mechanic ran a diagnostic and service bulletin search for possible manufacturing issues to cause the tire wear. The solution that Ford has come up with it to add 4 additional upper control arms at $140 a piece plus labor. When I spoke with Ford they indicated that the problem is a known one but are unwilling to do anything to correct the problem. They are waiting until people are either injured or killed to correct the problem. Advised them that I will keep all receipts for new tires. This is the 4 set of tires in 3 years due to this problem. I advised them I will wait until the tires are totally worn and cause an accident and damage and then let my insurance carrier deal with their faulty vehicle.

- Itasca, IL, USA

problem #6

Oct 212010


  • miles
Goodyear Eagle GT tire shows signs of tread separation around perimeter of tire where sidewall meets tread.

- Trenton, MI, USA

problem #5

Dec 142008


  • 92,112 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The manufacturer of the tires was B.F goodrich and the tire size was P205/50/16. The contact stated that the tires have excessive tread wear. As a result of the tire blow-out, the tire failure increased the risk of vehicle crash. She had to replace the tires on two occasions. The manufacturer will only assume partial responsibility. She has pictures of the failed component. The failure mileages were 20,000.

- Wardensville, WV, USA

problem #4

Nov 112004


  • 212 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact stated that there was a serious defect with the rear brakes. The rear brakes have been replaced six times since the vehicle was purchased. In addition, the rear tires have been replaced eleven times without any explanation. The manufacturer has not provided assistance. The current mileage was 83,463 and failure mileage was 212.

- Murrells Inlet, SC, USA

problem #3

Nov 292008


  • 66,000 miles
My family and I were coming up from Florida when it started to rain. I felt the car slipping on the road so I moved over into the far right hand land. The car slipped again and I hydroplaned and crashed car on Nov. 29th due to tires that were only 6months old. I felt these new tires had been worn smooth after only 10,000 miles of usage with a car that had no brake or alignment issues. The tires were full of air at the right pressure and I noticed no tread issues before leaving out of town. When filling out the police report, the officer wrote me a ticket claiming the accident happened because of the tires. We had to stay overnight in a hotel and purchased new tires the next day. I still retain the tires.

- Hapeville, GA, USA

problem #2

Apr 252007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,659 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact noticed that the wear bar was exposed on each tire. The mileage was 44,244 when the new tires were purchased. The tire manufacturer and brand were toyo tires, the dot#cx3V862205, and the size was 205/15vr16. The tires were 40,000 mile tires, which caused tire failure at 19,415 miles earlier. The tire dealer was notified. The current and recent failure mileage were 63,659. The consumer states that every 5,000 miles the were rotated twice by Ford Motor Co and twice by her husband. The consumer also states she has a 90,000 mile warranty. The consumer states she wants to reimbursed for a portion of the cost of the new tires. Updated 05/13/07

- Grahamsville, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 152007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,785 miles
I recently had a tire failure. I am not sure what to call it as the entire middle section of rubber came completely off. There was only a small amount (if any) sidewall left (I have photos). I took it to a Goodyear dealer who replaced it at a "prorated" rate although my understanding of the warranty was that it would be completely covered. I had it replaced and paid the $80. I also contacted Goodyear to make sure this was their policy and that my transaction was handled correctly, I included a photo with my correspondence. They informed me that it was their policy and the dealer had contacted them about my incident. They also assured me that a tire should not do that and they are sorry about it. I am feeling that this is a very dangerous possibility, if it had been a front tire I would not have survived the incident as I would have lost total control (Goodyear tire).

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

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