The Ford Focus has earned a reputation as a reliable, well-built car since its introduction in 1999. Although multiple recalls have been issued since 2000, the car's powertrain has performed flawlessly.
Types of Recalls
The Ford Focus was recalled more than 40 times between 2000 and 2008, mostly for minor electrical, fuel and door latch problems, according to Mototrend.com.
The typical number of recalls of Ford Focuses range about 2,000 for the 2007 model year for headlamp problems to about 60,000 the same year for a fuel delivery issues. In all, 191,000 Focuses were produced for 2007.
Some recalls were limited to specific Eastern and Midwest states and in Europe, such as the 2005 Ford Focus, in which rear door latch corrosion may prevent proper latching.
A recall was issued for the 2008 Focus for headlamps manufactured by an aftermarket manufacturer. The headlamp assembly amber side reflector failed to adhere to federal motor vehicle safety standards.
Aftermarket fuel filters installed on some 2007 Ford Focuses prompted a recall because the filters did not seat properly in the fuel tube and could result in a potential leak and fire.
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