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FORD FOCUS - 2010 FORD FOCUS Problems & Complaints

 
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by Ford Motor Company

There are 152 complaints filed for the 2010 FORD FOCUS

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2010 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 2010 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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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/21/2015 - RIVERVIEW, FL
I TOOK THE CAR IN FOR THE 120K SERVICE. THE SERVICE WAS COMPLETED. A WEEK LATER I TOOK THE CAR BACK AND ASKED THEM THE CHECK A YELLOW CRUSTING UNDER THE DASHBOARD IN THE FRONT PASSENGER FOOTWELL. THEY DID AND SAID THEY DID NOT KNOW WHAT IT WAS OR WHAT WOULD CAUSE IT. A WEEK LATER WE NOTICED A SMELL IN THE CABIN. THE CAR WAS NOW 3 YEARS OLD AND WE HAD HAD A SIMILAR SMELL 18 MONTHS PRIOR THAT COST US $1800 TO REPLACE THE AC CORE. SURELY THIS COULD NOT BE ANOTHER AC CORE PROBLEM. I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THEM AND THEY FOUND NOTHING WRONG...EVEN THE SMELL HAD GONE. I TOOK THE CAR AND ON THE WAY HOME I NOTICED THE CAR WAS BEGINNING TO OVERHEAT...FORD WAS ALREADY CLOSED. I PULLED OVER AND CHECKED THE RADIATOR. I TOPPED IT UP AND IT TOOK A GALLON OF WATER. I WATCHED THE LEVEL FOR A FEW MINUTES AND IT DIDN'T MOVE. I DROVE HOME OK AND RECHECKED THE RADIATOR...SAME LEVEL. IT DROVE THE FOLLOWING DAY OK TOO. THEN IN THE EVENING I NOTICED IT WAS GETTING HOT AGAIN. THIS TIME I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY DOING 70MPH AND IT SUDDENLY CUT THE POWER ON THE ENGINE. I WAS IN THE MIDDLE LANE AND HAD TO DODGE TRAFFIC TO COAST TO A HALT ON THE SHOULDER WITH THE ENGINE AT IDLE SPEED AND NO POWER. THE CAR WAS IN DRIVE AND MY FOOT WAS FLOORED, BUT THE ENGINE PRODUCED NO POWER WHATSOEVER...DIDNT EVEN REV HIGH. WHEN I CHECKED THE RADIATOR AGAIN IT WAS VERY LOW AND TOOK ANOTHER GALLON OF WATER. I MANAGED TO DRIVE HOME AGAIN BUT NEITHER THE AC NOR THE HEATER WOULD WORK. WE ALSO NOTICED THE CARPET IN THE PASSENGER FOOTWELL WAS NOW WET AND THE SMELL WAS BACK WITH A VENGANCE. I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO FORD AND THEY TOLD ME THE HEATER CORE WAS THE PROBLEM AND HAD CUT THE POWER TO THE ENGING BECAUSE THE CAR WAS OVERHEATING AND TO PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE ENGINE. IT COST ME ANOTHER $1800 FOR THE HEATER CORE AND THE CARPET TO BE REPLACED.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/21/2015 - RIVERVIEW, FL
I TOOK THE VEHICLE IN FOR ITS 60K SERVICE AT APPROX 62K. ALL WAS OK. ABOUT 2 DAYS LATER I NOTICED A FUNNY SMELL IN THE CABIN. I PUT IT DOWN TO WHATEVER CHEMICALS THEY USED ON THE 60K SERVICE. ABOUT 3 DAYS LATER THE SMELL WAS GETTING WORSE, BUT ALSO THE AC WASN'T COOLING LIKE IT USED TO AND MY THEN 9 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER PASSED OUT IN THE CAR BECAUSE OF THE SMELL. I TOOK IT TO FORD AS THE INCIDENT HAPPEND STRIAGHT AFTER THE SERVICE AND THEY SAID NOTHING THEY DID WOULD HAVE CAUSED IT, BUT IT LOOKED LIKE THE AC CORE AND THE SMELL WAS PAG OIL. I TOOK THE CAR TO ANOTHER GARAGE AND THEY SAID THERE WAS NO FREON IN THE AC SYSTEM. THEY RECHARGED THE SYSTEM AFTER CHECKING FOR LEAKS AND NOT FINDING ANY. A WEEK LATER (TWO WEEKS AFTER THE INITIAL SERVICE) THE AC WAS NOT COOLING AGAIN. IT MUST HAVE BEEN SOMETHING FORD DID...AGAIN THERE WAS NO FREON IN THE SYSTEM. THEY GAVE ME THE SAME STORY AND THAT IT WOULD COST ME $1800 TO GET IT FIXED...WHY SHOULD I PAY $1800 ON A CAR THAT'S 18 MONTHS OLD? WELL, BECAUSE I NEEDED THE AC IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SUMMER AND ITS THE ONLY CAR I HAVE. I COMPLAINED TO FORD DIRECTLY ASKED THEM TO PAY HALF THE COST AND THEY SAID I WAS "NOT USING THE AC CORRECTLY" AND AS SUCH WOULD NOT PAY FOR ANYTHING. I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO FORD AND THEY SHOWED ME THE "CORRECT WAY TO USE THE AC"...THE SAME WAY I USE THE AC.

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AIR BAGS

1/19/2015 - TUPELO, MS
I USE TO OWN A 2000 FORD FOCUS AND THE SAMETHING HAPPENED WITH IT..IT WILL CRANK GOOD FOR AWHILE AND THE IT WILL GET HARDER TO CRANK.NOW I OWN A 2010 SAME CAR. AND THE IGNITION DONE GOT HARD TO CRANK..SO I'M THINKING ITS THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR THE AIR BAG DONE SLIPPED..COULD YOU PLEASE ME RESOLVE THUS MATTER.

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WHEELS

1/19/2015 - TUPELO, MS
I USE TO OWN A 2000 FORD FOCUS AND THE SAMETHING HAPPENED WITH IT..IT WILL CRANK GOOD FOR AWHILE AND THE IT WILL GET HARDER TO CRANK.NOW I OWN A 2010 SAME CAR. AND THE IGNITION DONE GOT HARD TO CRANK..SO I'M THINKING ITS THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR THE AIR BAG DONE SLIPPED..COULD YOU PLEASE ME RESOLVE THUS MATTER.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/19/2015 - TUPELO, MS
I USE TO OWN A 2000 FORD FOCUS AND THE SAMETHING HAPPENED WITH IT..IT WILL CRANK GOOD FOR AWHILE AND THE IT WILL GET HARDER TO CRANK.NOW I OWN A 2010 SAME CAR. AND THE IGNITION DONE GOT HARD TO CRANK..SO I'M THINKING ITS THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR THE AIR BAG DONE SLIPPED..COULD YOU PLEASE ME RESOLVE THUS MATTER.

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AIR BAGS

1/14/2015 - EVERGREEN , AL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 FORD FOCUS. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS FAILED TO DEPLOY. THE DRIVER SUSTAINED NECK AND BACK INJURIES THAT REQUIRED MEDICAL ATTENTION. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DESTROYED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 102,000.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

12/31/2014 - GILROY, CA
DOORS RANDOMLY FAIL TO OPEN FROM INSIDE. MOST OF THE TIME IT IS THE REAR DOORS AND CAN ONLY BE UNLOCKED FROM THE MASTER (FRONT) RELEASE. IT ACTS AS IF THE CHILD LOCK IS ENGAGED, BUT HAVE VERIFIED IT IS NOT. I SEE THIS IS A PROBLEM FROM NUMEROUS OWNERS, SO WILL HAVE IT CHECKED AT THE NEXT SERVICE VISIT. JUST WANTED TO ADD MY CAR TO THE OTHER COMPLAINTS.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

12/31/2014 - BERKLEY, MI
THE CAR STARTED JERKING FORWARD AT A STOP LIGHT - TURNED THE HEAT OFF AND IT STOPPED JERKING. PULLED INTO A PARKING SPACE AND PUT THE CAR IN PARK IT STARTED REVVING ITSELF AND JERKING FORWARD (MADE IT UP TO 2000RMP BEFORE I COULD TURN IT OFF). WAS AT A STOP SIGN AND THE CAR STARTED JERKING FORWARD - BEFORE I COULD TURN THE HEAT OFF THE CAR STALLED OUT COMPLETELY. TOOK TO THE DEALERSHIP SAID THE THROTTLE BODY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. CAR JERKED FORWARD: IDLE, PARK AND OCCASIONALLY IN DRIVE. I KNOW THAT OTHER FORD MODELS HAVE HAD PROBLEMS WITH THE THROTTLE BODY AND I BELIEVE THAT FORD RECALLED AND FIXED THE OTHER MODELS. IT MAKES ME WONDER IF THE FOCUS IS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM AS THE OTHER MODELS DID. MAYBE THE RECALL SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO THE FOCUS ALSO.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

12/16/2014 - MILROY, PA
THE BACK DOOR LOCKS WILL NOT UNLOCK; I HAVE TRIED TO CHANGE THE "CHILD PROOF LOCK" TO BE DISENGAGED, BUT HOW DO YOU GET THE DOOR OPEN TO EVEN CHANGE IT IF THE DOOR WON'T UNLOCK. THIS HAPPENS ON AND OFF; NOT ALL THE TIME; SOMETIMES THE DOOR WILL OPEN; SOMETIMES THEY WON'T. THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS IF YOU NEEDED TO GET OUT OF THE VEHICLE IN AN EMERGENCY. WAS THERE A RECALL ON THESE DOORS? THANK YOU.

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LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES: DOORS: LATCH

12/12/2014 - DREXEL , MO
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2010 FORD FOCUS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT BOTH THE REAR AND FRONT PASSENGER'S SIDE DOORS FAILED TO OPEN. THE DEALER WAS UNABLE TO DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 40,000.

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