Ford Focus 1999-2013

Car model


Name Number of models Recalls Bulletins Investigations Consumer Complaints
Ford Focus 1999 0 0 3 0 15
Ford Focus 2000 6 18 295 18 5339
Ford Focus 2001 8 14 175 14 2536
Ford Focus 2002 8 8 138 10 1398
Ford Focus 2003 13 7 104 1 1410
Ford Focus 2004 12 6 54 1 508
Ford Focus 2005 5 5 50 1 688
Ford Focus 2006 5 2 24 0 306
Ford Focus 2007 5 2 22 1 657
Ford Focus 2008 2 2 21 1 297
Ford Focus 2009 2 0 23 0 374
Ford Focus 2010 2 0 22 0 424
Ford Focus 2011 0 0 16 0 42
Ford Focus 2012 0 2 17 0 953
Ford Focus 2013 0 2 0 0 69

Ford Focus model

Ford Focus bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
STRUCTURE - BODY
01180309/01/2001625826Subject regarding body-rear liftgate spoiler- removal and installation tips. *jg2001-12-03
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
1494905/01/2001620191Information regarding pre-delivery inspection of windshield and rear washer fluid reservoir level. *tt2001-07-19

Ford Focus Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
AIR BAGS - FRONTAL
03/05/20031
 Consumer loss control of the vehicle, and the air bags did not deploy.*jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
08/01/20041
 Vehicle's sensors keep going out. *mr the vehicle had to be taken to the shop about every two weeks for the same problem. *sc *jb
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - WIRING
1
 The consumer has had numerous recalls on the vehicle, the consumer feels they should not have to pay for the expense of renting a vehicle while the other vehicle is being repaired. nlm
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
04/14/2001209/30/2000
 While driving, consumer states vehicle stalled, vehicle was restarted twice and the engine idled smoothly but stalled each time in less than one minute, the vehicle was towed to dealership and consumer was informed that the problem could not be duplicated, the problem happened again and consumer was told that problem still could not be found.*jb
 Consumer states she is experiencing problems with starting up vehicle, when the ignition is turned, the engine will vibrate very hard and cut off, consumer states it only seems to happen when weather is hot, vehicle was taken into dealership for an inspection but the problem could not be found, consumer states that vehicle now stalls in the middle of traffic. *jb
EQUIPMENT - ELECTRICAL - AIR CONDITIONER
18000104/01/2000
 Problems with vehicle's air conditioner blowing hot air and fuel gauge inoperative.*mr *mr
EQUIPMENT - RECREATIONAL VEHICLE - LPG TANK VALVE/GAUGE
18000104/01/2000
 Problems with vehicle's air conditioner blowing hot air and fuel gauge inoperative.*mr *mr
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY
1
 Ltr fm the cfas opposing nhtsa decision to close safety investigation of the ford focus for model years 2000 thru 2002 re:stalling. *mr *scc data collected during a preliminary evaluation indicated that the stalling symptoms were primarily due to clogging of the fuel delivery module . *jb
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - FUEL PUMP
08/02/20032
 This is the second fuel pump i have had to pay for in 14 months. their is a problem here that should be addressed as a recall. i am very disappointed in this ford focus.*ak
POWER TRAIN - AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
100005
 Firestone tire sidewall blowout occurred with ford focus zx-3. *mr the problem occurred while crossing some train tracks and heard a bump/pop. the consumer found the passenger side rear tire sidewall cracked and looked as if the tire blew out from the inside out. also the brake pads failed at 10k miles, the auto transmission did not shift properly, the rear wheel bearings had gone out at 24k miles, and the windshield crackled, and cracked when the temperature was 107 degrees. vehicle model zx-3. *scc *jb
2
 Vehicle is experiencing transmission problems, when the accelerator is pressed, the vehicle won't go, the gears have a hard time adjusting in between gears. *slc
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
1
 Vehicle experienced premature brake problems. nlm
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
100005
 Firestone tire sidewall blowout occurred with ford focus zx-3. *mr the problem occurred while crossing some train tracks and heard a bump/pop. the consumer found the passenger side rear tire sidewall cracked and looked as if the tire blew out from the inside out. also the brake pads failed at 10k miles, the auto transmission did not shift properly, the rear wheel bearings had gone out at 24k miles, and the windshield crackled, and cracked when the temperature was 107 degrees. vehicle model zx-3. *scc *jb
STRUCTURE - BODY - DOOR
1
 There is a squeak in the rear passenger side, the dealer ordered parts for a quarter trim panel, however the wrong side was ordered and the problem has not yet been fixed because the correct parts have not come in.
SUSPENSION - FRONT - CONTROL ARM - LOWER ARM
01/01/19011
 Foia request all documents relating to pe02044 involving the suspension, failures of lower control arms on 2000-2002 ford focus automobiles.*mr(nar) *cb *jb
SUSPENSION - REAR
100005
 Firestone tire sidewall blowout occurred with ford focus zx-3. *mr the problem occurred while crossing some train tracks and heard a bump/pop. the consumer found the passenger side rear tire sidewall cracked and looked as if the tire blew out from the inside out. also the brake pads failed at 10k miles, the auto transmission did not shift properly, the rear wheel bearings had gone out at 24k miles, and the windshield crackled, and cracked when the temperature was 107 degrees. vehicle model zx-3. *scc *jb
TIRES
107/01/2000
 Rear passenger firestone tire blew out while driving. nlm
TIRES - SIDEWALL
100005
 Firestone tire sidewall blowout occurred with ford focus zx-3. *mr the problem occurred while crossing some train tracks and heard a bump/pop. the consumer found the passenger side rear tire sidewall cracked and looked as if the tire blew out from the inside out. also the brake pads failed at 10k miles, the auto transmission did not shift properly, the rear wheel bearings had gone out at 24k miles, and the windshield crackled, and cracked when the temperature was 107 degrees. vehicle model zx-3. *scc *jb
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD
100005
 Firestone tire sidewall blowout occurred with ford focus zx-3. *mr the problem occurred while crossing some train tracks and heard a bump/pop. the consumer found the passenger side rear tire sidewall cracked and looked as if the tire blew out from the inside out. also the brake pads failed at 10k miles, the auto transmission did not shift properly, the rear wheel bearings had gone out at 24k miles, and the windshield crackled, and cracked when the temperature was 107 degrees. vehicle model zx-3. *scc *jb
VISIBILITY - WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER
1
 The passenger's side arm is longer than the driver's side, the driver's side does not effectively wipe away the water from the passenger side blade, it leaves a pool of water at the top of the window that drips down the driver's side constantly. *slc
WHEELS - LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
 Consumer was denied recall repair 00v-303 of the rear wheel hub retaining nuts because dealer was refuses to offer a rental while repairs are being made. nlm