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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
117,171 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Ford Focus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2004 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 182010


  • 149,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear seat center seat-belt failed when she attempted to release her five year old grandchild.instead of the seat belt loosing, it tightened around her stomach. The seat-belt had to be cut in order to release her. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The failure and current mileage was 149,000.

- Toledo , OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 162009

Focus 4-cyl

  • 85,342 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Ford Focus. While seating in a booster seat in the drivers side rear seat, the child was able to tie the seat belt around his head. The vehicle was taken to the dealership. They just looked at the vehicle and suggested the consumer contacted NHTSA. The current and failure mileages were 85342. Updated 12/22/09. The consumer had to cut the strap. Updated 12/29/09.

- Parlin, NJ, USA

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