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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,471 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 262010

Focus 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Involved in an auto accident. Vehicle pulled out into my path of travel and I was forced to hit their vehicle head on at 50 mph. After the initial impact I spun around and our vehicles hit again on the rear quarter panels. No air bags in my vehicle ever deployed.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #4

Aug 202010


  • 27,000 miles
Ford Motor Co. Refusal to warrant air bag module on 2006 Ford Focus. According to Ford, module is in the console where water got into it. Should this module be placed in a spot where water should not leak into it. During a rain storm, the carpets got wet. I will agree that water can damage this case the passenger airbag became disabled. I do not feel that Ford took proper care in the placement or the module or in water proofing in some manner..let me add this.the fuel pump on these vehicles is on top of the gas tank, it is exposed to water yet some how it is properly sealed..

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 062008


  • 12,356 miles
Vehicle was in front end collision and neither of the air bags deployed.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

problem #2

Mar 112008

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles
Serious car accident and non deployment of air bags.

- Alexandria Egypt, 00, USA

problem #1

Feb 162007


  • Manual transmission
  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus. While driving 55 mph under dry conditions, the contact swerved to avoid striking an animal in the road. As a result, the vehicle crashed into the passenger side of another vehicle and spun around a few times. The contact's vehicle sustained front end damage, however, the air bags never deployed. The police arrived and filed a report. Two passengers suffered whiplash, one of whom was pregnant and was hospitalized. Ford offered no assistance. The VIN, engine size, and number of cylinders were unknown. The approximate current and failure mileages were 20,000.

- Rivermore, CA, USA

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