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FORD FOCUS Problems with Wheels

 
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2001 FORD FOCUS Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2001 FORD FOCUS. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2001 FORD FOCUS by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (1758 Complaints)
Date reported Nov 03, 2004
Location RALEIGH, NC
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company
Vehicle 2001 FORD FOCUS
Transmission Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 4
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Wheels

I HAVE DISCOVERED AFTER HAVING WHEELS REMOVED FOR TIRE ROTATION AND REPLACEMENT THAT THE LUGS: NUTS HAVE A STAMPED SHEET METAL CAP ON THEM WHICH MAKES THE PLAIN NUTS LOOK LIKE ACORN NUTS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THIS CAP IS RATTLED LOOSE BY THE IMPACT WRENCH AND FALLS OFF - LEAVING A NUT OF 17.4 MM ACROSS THE FLATS. SINCE THE LUG WRENCH IS 19MM, IT WILL MERELY SPIN AND ROUND-OFF THE NUTS - LEAVING DRIVER STRANDED, UNABLE TO CHANGE A FLAT TIRE. I TRIED TO CONTACT FORD ABOUT THIS ONLY TO DISCOVER THAT THEIR INVITATION TO "E-MAIL US" IS A ROUSE - THEIR E-MAIL DOES NOT WORK. THE DEALER HAD TOLD ME "THEY'RE ALL LIKE THAT" AND OFFERED NOT RESOLUTION.

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