Axle Assembly problems of the 2000 Ford Focus

14 problems related to axle assembly have been reported for the 2000 Ford Focus. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2000 Ford Focus based on all problems reported for the 2000 Focus.

car   Axle Assembly problem 1
Failure Date: 03/23/2008

The contact owns a 2000 Ford Focus. While driving 30 mph, the contact heard a grinding noise. Minutes later, the front end of the vehicle collapsed. She pulled over and noticed metal hanging from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the garage and the mechanic stated that the front passenger side spring struts failed. The mechanic replaced the sway bar links, the inner tie rod, the cb boot, the driver side axle, and the front passenger side hub bearing. The current mileage was 90,982 updated 5/19/08.

car   Axle Assembly problem 2
Failure Date: 03/30/2003

The consumer was driving on the highway at approximately 55 mph and heard a loud "pop" from the front wheel area. Without warning, the consumer loss control of the vehicle and crashed, which caused severe injuries for some passengers. Inspection revealed the right front axle had separated. Related investigation pe 02-044.

car   Axle Assembly problem 3
Failure Date: 09/30/2002

Car stalled along side a road seemed like "vapor lock" would not start, had the car towed to dealer, he checked it out and reported found nothing wrong, car started, computed checked out ok. It took dealer two days to check out car did not get a write up from the dealer concerning this check out of the vehicle. The car has been through 4 sets of rear tires plus one set of snow tire in less than 55,000 miles all rear tires show the same pattern cupped and bald within 5-8 thousand miles dealer has provided 3 sets of tires we have provided 2 rear end allignment has been done twice. This car was also part of rear axel recall tires slide sideways. Dt.

car   Axle Assembly problem 4
Failure Date: 07/10/2002

While driving 45mph front axle cracked.

car   Axle Assembly problem 5
Failure Date: 05/18/2002

I had to take my 2000 Ford Focus to a mechanic because of a sudden loud scraping noise and an inability to properly steer. I was told that 3 of the 4 bolts that hold the axle support brace were missing and the axle was in danger of collapse. Mechanic added 3 bolts - problem was fixed.

car   Axle Assembly problem 6
Failure Date: 04/02/2002

No summary listed for above vehicle.

car   Axle Assembly problem 7
Failure Date: 03/26/2002

I was driving down a 35 mph road. When I stepped on the brake to stop front passenger side wheel completely buckled under the car. I skidded approximately 40 feet into a parked car. Upon further inspection the axile was broken in half which happened before it hit the parked car. The complete wheel assembly is now sitting in next to the car in the auto body shop. At the present time, Ford motor CO. Does not want to acknowledge any responsibility for what happened to the car.

car   Axle Assembly problem 8
Failure Date: 11/27/2001

While driving could hear noise on the movement of vehicle had seen recalls on axle of vehicle. Decided to take vehicle to dealer, and they found out that problem was refferred to rear axle of vehicle. But this vehicle was not involved in recall becausethey could not fixed problem without charging consumer. Please provide more information.

car   Axle Assembly problem 9
Failure Date: 08/02/2001

While driving heard a loud noise. Took vehicle to dealership, axle had broken.

car   Axle Assembly problem 10
Failure Date: 04/29/2001

Rear tires have been replaced four times with 60000 mile tires and it is eating the tires in less than 20000 miles. The rear of the car is vibrating and bouncing at all speeds but is worst at 55 to 65 mph. I have tried to get it fixed several times and the dealerships keep saying it is the alignment. Alignment has been corrected and verified several times with no result. All recall work to date has been completed by dealerships.

car   Axle Assembly problem 11
Failure Date: 08/05/2000

Consumer owned vehicle for only 6 days. Was driving at approximately 50 mph when axle broke, causing left front tire to fall down, resulting in loss of control and an accident. Vehicle was a total loss. Please provide further information.

car   Axle Assembly problem 12

A faulty axle assembly caused consumer to hear a whining noise from the right front of the vehicle while driving. Nlm.

car   Axle Assembly problem 13

While driving on the highway and applying the brakes suddenly, the front right wheel collapsed under the car due to the axle breaking. Driver had to apply the emergency brake. Nlm.

car   Axle Assembly problem 14

Axle assembly failure.

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