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FORD FOCUS - 2009 FORD FOCUS Problems & Complaints

 
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by Ford Motor Company

There are 181 complaints filed for the 2009 FORD FOCUS

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2009 FORD FOCUS. These 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. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2009 FORD FOCUS, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (16) Exterior Lighting (1) Seat Belts (2) Steering (8) Unknown Or Other (7)
Communications (1) Fuel Propulsion System (11) Seats (2) Structure (9) Vehicle Speed Control (33)
Electrical System (27) Fuel System Gasoline (4) Service Brakes (1) Suspension (24) Visibility (5)
Engine (15) Latches Locks Linkages (15) Service Brakes Hydraulic (5) Tires (17) Wheels (19)
Engine And Engine Cooling (8) Power Train (34)

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

9/17/2016 - FRANKLIN, MO
VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY...IN THE PAST YEAR...ALL DOOR HANDLES HAVE BECOME BROKEN...I CAN NOT GET INTO VEHICLE FROM OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE...I HAVE TO LEAVE DRIVER SIDE WINDOW DOWN TO OPEN DOOR FROM INSIDE ON RAINY DAYS I HAVE TO LEAVE BACKSEAT DOWN TO ENTER THROUGH THE TRUNK OF VEHICLE TO GET INTO VEHICLE...THE BACK DOORS DO NOT OPEN FROM INSIDE OR OUTSIDE...I AM CURRENTLY 28 WEEKS PREGNANT THIS IS THE ONLY VEHICLE I HAVE AND IS BECOMING VERY DIFFICULT TO ENTER MY VEHICLE...NOT TO MENTION HOW UNSAFE IT IS AND WILL BE ONCE MY CHILD IS BORN.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES: DOORS: LATCH

9/12/2016 - MADILL, OK
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 FORD FOCUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER DOOR WAS NOT REMAINING SHUT PROPERLY. THE CONTACT HAD TO USE BUNGEE CORDS TO HOLD THE DOOR CLOSED AT ALL TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 33,292.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

9/6/2016 - FRANKLIN, MO
ALL FOUR DOOR HANDLES ARE BROKEN...CANNOT GET INTO THE CAR UNLESS I LEAVE A WINDOW DOWN...ON RAINY DAYS I HAVE TO LEAVE BACK SEATS DOWN AND GET IN THROUGH THE TRUNK OF VEHICLE...FROM 2015-2016...CAR WAS STATIONARY...I WOULD TRY TO OPEN DOOR THE HANDLE WOULD BREAK YOU CAN THE PIECE THAT BREAKS FALL ON THE INSIDE OF DOOR

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

8/15/2016 - MILFORD, MI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 FORD FOCUS. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE IDLED AND WOULD NOT ACCELERATE PROPERLY. THE VEHICLE WOULD OPERATE ONLY IF THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED TO THE FLOORBOARD. THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT ACCELERATE PAST 15 MPH. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AN UNKNOWN WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT TURNED OFF AND RESTARTED THE VEHICLE SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE THE WARNING LIGHT DIMMED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALER. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 44,600.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

7/18/2016 - DALLAS, GA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 FORD FOCUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, BY PASSERS IN OTHER VEHICLES ALERTED THAT BOTH TAIL LIGHTS FAILED TO ILLUMINATE. IN ADDITION, THE PARKING LIGHT WAS INOPERABLE. THE CONTACT REPLACED THE FUSES EIGHT TIMES WITHIN THE PAST FIVE YEARS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

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ENGINE

7/11/2016 - LIVONIA, MI
DRIVING ON HIGHWAY IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC AT 65 MILES AN HOUR WHEN SUDDENLY LOSING THROTTLE CONTROL DOWN TO 35 MILES AN HOUR THE GAS PEDAL WOULD NOT RESPOND. YELLOW WRENCH LIGHT AND WAVY CAR WARNING LIGHTS APPEARED. COASTED TO SIDE OF THE ROAD AND SAT FOR 10 MINUTES. STARTED CAR AND TESTED PEDAL. EASED BACK ON FREEWAY. SCARED TO DRIVE THIS CAR.

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POWER TRAIN

7/11/2016 - LIVONIA, MI
DRIVING ON HIGHWAY IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC AT 65 MILES AN HOUR WHEN SUDDENLY LOSING THROTTLE CONTROL DOWN TO 35 MILES AN HOUR THE GAS PEDAL WOULD NOT RESPOND. YELLOW WRENCH LIGHT AND WAVY CAR WARNING LIGHTS APPEARED. COASTED TO SIDE OF THE ROAD AND SAT FOR 10 MINUTES. STARTED CAR AND TESTED PEDAL. EASED BACK ON FREEWAY. SCARED TO DRIVE THIS CAR.

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VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

7/11/2016 - LIVONIA, MI
DRIVING ON HIGHWAY IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC AT 65 MILES AN HOUR WHEN SUDDENLY LOSING THROTTLE CONTROL DOWN TO 35 MILES AN HOUR THE GAS PEDAL WOULD NOT RESPOND. YELLOW WRENCH LIGHT AND WAVY CAR WARNING LIGHTS APPEARED. COASTED TO SIDE OF THE ROAD AND SAT FOR 10 MINUTES. STARTED CAR AND TESTED PEDAL. EASED BACK ON FREEWAY. SCARED TO DRIVE THIS CAR.

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AIR BAGS

5/24/2016 - WALDORF, MD
I WAS INVOLVED IN A ROLLOVER IN 2009. THE CAR STEERING WAS LOOSE AND CAUSED ME TO LOSE CONTROL ON THE ROAD. I WAS SWITCHING LANES ON THE HIGHWAY, THE ROAD WAS UNEVEN AND THE STEERING SEEMED TO STOP WORKING. ALSO THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. IT WAS A RENTAL CAR.

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STEERING

5/24/2016 - WALDORF, MD
I WAS INVOLVED IN A ROLLOVER IN 2009. THE CAR STEERING WAS LOOSE AND CAUSED ME TO LOSE CONTROL ON THE ROAD. I WAS SWITCHING LANES ON THE HIGHWAY, THE ROAD WAS UNEVEN AND THE STEERING SEEMED TO STOP WORKING. ALSO THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. IT WAS A RENTAL CAR.

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