1st Gen (2000 – 2007) Ford Focus Problems

The 1st generation of the Focus has a cumulative PainRank™ of 38.73. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2000–2007 Focus model years have sent in 2680 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the interior (32%) followed by the engine (20%) and the electrical (8%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2007 243
38.63
2006 124
30.49
2005 173
45.56
2004 170
24.13
2003 587
45.03
2002 408
49.41
2001 413
37.28
2000 553
39.36
1999 6
2.82
1998 1
0.3

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