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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,750 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 #4

Jul 012015

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles


2006 Ford Focus. Consumer writes in regards to passenger seat belt repair issues. The consumer stated whenever a passenger, not a child sat in the right front passenger seat with the seat belt fastened properly, at some point, either right away or after driving several miles, the seat belt disable light would illuminate. It would only go out when the seat belt was un-buckled. In fact, if the passenger was seated and not wearing the seat belt, the disable light did not illuminate. The consumer was informed a new passenger seat cushion would need to be ordered due to the sensors being located there. The consumer spent over $2100 and the problem continued.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #3

Dec 102014


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the driver side seat belt failed to fasten. The vehicle was taken to the dealer; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Bethany, OK, USA

problem #2

Sep 152013

Focus 4-cyl

  • 176,000 miles
I chose 'crash' above only because there was contact between two vehicles. At a red light, the Focus rolled into the car in front at no more than 3-5 mph. Air bag deployed, seat belts locked. Zero damage to either vehicle, except small dent to the license plate, I took the vehicle to my body shop. After inspecting the vehicle, they are also confused as to why it deployed. Estimate to repair is $1800. Is this normal" is this a known issue with the 2006 Focus"

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #1

Jan 272012


  • 148,000 miles
The contact owned a 2006 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, she crashed into the rear of a vehicle that was stopped. The air bags did not deploy and the front passenger seat belt became loose. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure and current mileages were 148,000.

- Pinole City, CA, USA

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