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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$10,000.00
Average Mileage:
62,448 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2003 Ford Focus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 242009

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 92,345 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

air bags did not deploy on impact but deployed after impact also had problems with door locks trunk latch squeaky brakes

- , Lewes, DE, USA

problem #2

Jul 152008

Focus ZX3 2.3L

  • Manual transmission
  • 55,000 miles

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air bag does not deploy air bag does not deploy

Until a week ago, I was the happy owner of an '03 ZX3 Focus. On 7/15, I had to swerve to avoid a car drifting into my lane and hit the concrete retaining wall at about 60 mph. The shock was enough to crush most of the front and engine block and break the axle. YET THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. Shame on you Ford.

- , San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 192008

Focus EX 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 40,000 miles

So today I had just stopped at a stop light and looked in the rear view mirror to see a Ford mustang Barreling down on me. With no time to react, i was rear ended at 50 MPH, which sent me into a Ford F-150. Now this was a hard hit. 50 MPH knocked my hat off my head, ripped the stereo console out, gave me bad whiplash, a f*cked knee, and magically broke my seat. After calling everyone necessary I called my insurance company. When asked if the airbags deployed, i had to look at my car.

Nothing. Not even the horn cover had been cracked open.

Now how the F*CK can you get hit at 50 Miles an hour, and the airbags NOT DEPLOY!?

Do not buy Ford.

I would've been safer in a damn Pinto.

- , Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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