2000 Ford Focus - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2000 Ford Focus

3,697 problems have been reported for the 2000 Ford Focus. The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for 2000 Ford Focus. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system with 1,324 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (433 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2000 Ford Focus

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
1,324
  Engine And Engine Cooling
433
  Gasoline Fuel System
278
  Suspension
271
  Service Brakes
270
  Air Bag
190
  Latches/locks/linkage
147
  Power Train
136
  Vehicle Speed Control
114
  Steering
97
  Wheel
65
  Structure
57
  Equipment
53
  Visibility
47
  Unknown Or Other
45
  Tire
38
  Exterior Lighting
32
  Other Fuel System
31
  Seat Belt
30
  Seats
23
  Interior Lighting
5
  Parking Brake
5
  Air Brake
4
  Child Seat
2

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2000 Ford Focus in the United States are 306,712 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Focus owners in the last 18 years is 3697, and the age of the vehicle is 18, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 3697 / 306,712 / 18 * 1000 = 0.67.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Ford Focus model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2000 Ford Focus in 2000.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
0
  2017
2
  2016
8
  2015
9
  2014
22
  2013
13
  2012
25
  2011
41
  2010
57
  2009
80
  2008
123
  2007
131
  2006
200
  2005
340
  2004
529
  2003
555
  2002
466
  2001
340
  2000
11

small car iamge Compare the 2000 Ford Focus with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford Focus, the following table can be used to compare the 2000 Ford Focus with the Ford Focus from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2000 Focus is 3,697 while the average number of problems reported for the 20 model years of the Ford Focus is 794.

Table 3. Compare the 2000 Ford Focus with other model years

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Focus
3
  2017 Focus
19
  2016 Focus
116
  2015 Focus
177
  2014 Focus
1,286
  2013 Focus
1,506
  2012 Focus
2,889
  2011 Focus
110
  2010 Focus
312
  2009 Focus
259
  2008 Focus
257
  2007 Focus
432
  2006 Focus
219
  2005 Focus
471
  2004 Focus
382
  2003 Focus
1,001
  2002 Focus
953
  2001 Focus
1,795
  2000 Focus
3,697
  1999 Focus
11


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