2001 Ford Focus Overview


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2001 Ford Focus Overview

The 2001 Ford Focus continued to be a favorite with reviewers and drivers for its roomy interior, smooth handling, and great gas mileage. The line's second year in North America proved a difficult one, though, with voluntary recalls for problems with a suspension bolt and with a battery cable on the premium Z-trim engine.

It seemed that if you got a 2001 Focus that was free of these production flaws, you loved it; but when they were bad, they were horrid. Bill Ford soothed investors with press conferences praising the potential of the line, and he probably wasn't spinning too hard. The Ford Focus filled a significant niche in the family compact market, and the line offered one of the most durable, affordable wagons available in the US.

Trims for the 2001 Ford Focus included the Street and SE lines, available as four-door wagon and sedan body models, a four-door LX sedan, and the performance-enhanced ZTS sedan and two-door ZX3 hatchback.


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    Front Signal Lights Wont Work

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    Door Lock

    Can't open doors or boot with key or fob

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    What's Wrong

    2001 Ford focus when accelerates speed drops and cut off restarts but no check engine light had replaced fuel pump mass air sensor what's wrong with it!!!!!

    2 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    No Power From Batterty To Car Eletrics ;fuse Not Blown Battery Ok Nothing W...

    a short circuit in the car shut everything down no blown fuses not one thing working im good at car stuff but cant think of anything els to do any ideas.thanka. john b

    139 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    2001 Ford Focus

    I have a 2001 Ford Focus. We just replace the alternator and we got a new battery. The battery light is still coming on with the battery fully charged it'll get halfway down the road and then die....

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