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2.3

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,162 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.

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #12

Aug 272014

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles

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

Rear drivers side door will not lock. Not with the key remote or manually. Children in the back seat can open door any time.

- Portland, ME, USA

problem #11

Jul 152014

Focus

  • miles
Rear passenger door will not lock and front driver side door handle broke will not open on the outside, , went to open to get in and it just pulled up but didn't open.

- Miami, OK, USA

problem #10

Mar 192014

Focus 4-cyl

  • 92,420 miles
I own a 2006 Ford Focus ZX5. In March 2014, I notice the passenger back door would not lock. I did some research but found out there was no recall on my 2006. I did see 2005, 2008 but not mines. I did spend over $300 dollars to have it repaired and now two weeks later my front door passenger side stop working. This is a problem with the vehicle. I am the only driver and I have no children playing with my locks. I wish someone could assist me with this issue.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #9

Aug 012013

Focus

  • 130,000 miles

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

Rear passenger door won't lock. My wife "apparently" locked the car at work in an open parking lot and later went to retrieve something from back seat to find that the door was not locked. No indication was given when locking the car using the remote locking mechanism that there is an issue because it sounds like it is fully locked. It isn't. I checked the issue by having her drive up and down the road making sure she thought all doors were locked and while she had stopped, I opened the rear passenger door and jumped in the back seat much as an attacker or carjacker might do. This is a safety issue because anyone can jump in the back of the car while stopped at traffic lights even though the owner may think that the car is securely locked, it just might not be. Beware and check all your door locks on a regular basis as this seems to be reported on multiple occasions on Ford Focus internet forums. To this date, we have no idea when the actual locking mechanism failed as it is not something we, or any other driver would check on a regular basis.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #8

May 112013

Focus 4-cyl

  • 103,352 miles
The rear passenger door does not lock on our 2006 Ford Focus ZX4. It opens and closes correctly. It just won't lock, even with child lock on. All other doors operate correctly. This door operated correctly before. We heard Ford had a problem with this on previous Focus models. Cut off was the year 2005 for this problem. We feel unsafe from this problem because we Transport our senior moms to shopping trips.

- Mars, PA, USA

problem #7

Dec 172012

Focus 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
For the 3rd time a rear door lock on my Ford Focus has failed. Twice on right once on left. The lock jams. Cannot lock. But a danger to a child in the car as you cannot open the door from the inside. Nor can you secure the car from car jackers since it will not lock, .

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #6

Aug 292012

Focus 4-cyl

  • 84,574 miles

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

Drivers side rear door electric door lock will not lock. The same thing happened on the passengers side about two years ago.

- Bemidji, MN, USA

problem #5

Jun 012011

Focus

  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus. The contact stated that all four doors would fail intermittently, occasionally locking her out of the vehicle. The dealer did not offer any assistance and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. No repairs were performed. The current mileage was 66,000 and the approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

- Reding, VT, USA

problem #4

Oct 012009

Focus

  • 89,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus VX3 coupe. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side door handles don't work which made it impossible for her to exit or enter the vehicle unless she pushed on the door for a few minutes. She replaced the drivers side door handle, but it malfunctioned again. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer nor had it been repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 89,000.

- Murphy, NC, USA

problem #3

Apr 242010

Focus

  • 45,869 miles
Ignition lock cylinder failure on a 2006 Ford Focus. The key at one time couldn't turn the ignition...now can't remove key from lock cylinder without having locksmith or dealership do it at substantial cost to myself. Apparently this is a very common occurrence and is way more widespread then any little recall that Toyota has had...we need a recall or a class action lawsuit. I

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #2

May 172009

Focus

  • 65,724 miles
The key has become stuck in the ignition and will not come out because the car does not think it is park even though it is parked. The dealer insist that there was a soda spilled on the ignition and this resulted in the chip in the ignition shorting out. This key has been stuck since may and has only come out of the ignition once since then! the dealership says that they have to order this part and change out the ignition to fix it. So far, this problem has not been resolved and we cannot lock all of the doors because of this.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 122008

Focus

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 25 mph on normal road conditions, the rear passenger door opened unexpectedly. The contact pulled over to the side of the road and attempted to close the door; however, it failed to close and had to be tightly secured with a bungee cord. In addition, the latches failed to secure the rear liftgate. On two separate occasions, the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for repairs. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 49,000 and current mileage was 51,000.

- Thurmont , MD, USA

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