1st Generation (2000—2007) Focus Problems

Focus owners with a 2000—2007 model year have the most problems with the interior (32%), engine (20%), and the electrical (8%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Alternator Dead 74 complaints at an average of 57,763 miles in the 2007 Ford Focus.
  2. Engine Failure 146 complaints at an average of 111,717 miles in the 2001 Ford Focus.
  3. Blown Engine 50 complaints at an average of 113,328 miles in the 2000 Ford Focus.

What Focus Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2002 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Watch out for these common problems

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