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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,000 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.

2006 Ford Focus accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 012013


  • 65,000 miles


The airbag safety light indicator is 'on' on the dash board. I am afraid of a front end accident and not have the airbag work. Also, the wipers scrape or skip across the windshield. Both the windshield and blades have been replaced and the skipping continues no matter the amount of water on the windshield.

- Land Oi Lakes, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 232015


  • 162,000 miles
HVAC blend door stuck in vent position. Moving, 55 mph, rural 2 lane highway. Attempted to adjust from vent mode and heard a snapping sound and the knob moved freely without adjusting the vent selection. Took the assembly apart later and determined the steel cable going to the HVAC blend door had broken free from the adjuster knob. Unable to use the defrost vents to clear the windshield until the problem was repaired. Problem repaired for $60 for a new assembly and half an hour of personal labor.

- Menomonie, WI, USA

problem #1

Jun 032013

Focus 4-cyl

  • 106,000 miles
The air vent selector jammed when it suddenly was needed for defrost, then the cable broke and the air vent setting for defrost could not be selected, leading to a dangerous situation with no forward visibility while on the highway. I found many other Focus owners with the same problem online, due to a defective seal that turns to gum and sticks shut. This can lead to unexpected and sudden loss of defrosting capability, and visibility can be lost in seconds. We also have another Focus that is starting to stick, so this is not an isolated problem with these cars, approximately from model year 2005 - 2007.

- Marion, IA, USA

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