really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,834 miles

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problem #6

Mar 162007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact stated that the 2002 Ford Focus was iinvolved in a crash on 03/2006, which had the passenger front strut previously repaired. The vehicle now had a noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The contact replaced all tire. He took the vehicle to the dealership, and they informed him that the tie rod had backed itself out of its position. The dealership stated that they could not understand what caused the tire rod to slip. He did have the stabilizing link repaired after the crash.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #5

Aug 052006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
My 2002 Ford Focus SE wagon has had innumerable problems. Firstly..melting battery cables due to poor and faulty wiring that could have caused an explosion of the battery had I not had to pay to get it fixed along with purchase of two new batteries thanks to the melting battery cables causing a short in the system. It subsequently killed the alternator which had to be replaced. It also subsequently killed the thermostat and the solenoid switch which caused overheating and dying problems with the car while driving. Most recently the passenger side wheel bearing went out and was causing driving problems unable to control car. Now more recently, it had to have a faulty tie rod placed which nearly caused me to have an accident. And as of last Friday, its back in the shop again this time for engine stalling at 65 miles per hour which nearly caused yet another accident because I was passing another car and mine suddenly began vibrating so bad and then lost power and I had to struggle my way to the median. This car is dangerous and Ford refuses to do nothing about it. I have paid out nearly $2000 on all these problems which were similar to issues already recalled and yes I am mad. I have called Ford and complained but to no avail.

- Knoxville , TN, USA

problem #4

Jan 012006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,000 miles
: the contact stated after driving on bumpy road conditions a clanking noise was coming from the front suspension. The contact inspected the vehicle, and determined the sway bar link wore out, and the tie rod ends cracked. The contact replaced the sway bar link and front tie rod ends. The vehicle was not seen by a dealer. Updated 2/7/2006 -

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #3

Jun 232005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
Tie rod bolt fractured caused the collapse of the front steering assembly of the driver's side in a 2002 Ford Focus as described in ODI EA02-023.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 142002

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,000 miles
Front suspinsion bad

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 032002


  • miles
Consumer states while driving heard a loud squealing noise, consumer then discovered that the tie rod broke off.

- Seattle, WA, USA