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3.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,060 miles

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2006 Ford Focus suspension problems

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 102008

Focus

  • 62,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus. While driving 35 mph or more the back of the vehicle began lunging to the left or the right on slippery surfaces especially whenever it rained or during inclement weather. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they aligned the rear end; however, the same failure continued to occur. The manufacturer was called and stated that the warranty expired and they would assume the repair cost. The failure mileage was 62,000.

- Peebles, OH, USA

problem #4

Nov 012008

Focus

  • 98,000 miles
The rear of the car jerks/pulls around. It is very hard to keep control of the vehicle when this happens. Thought it was an alignment problem. After having four wheel alignments done, the problem still existed. Several mechanics tried diagnosing the problem with no luck. Finally one mechanics was able to pinpoint the problem. Seems the rear lower arm assemblies are failing (defective or weak parts). My wife was in an accident a few weeks ago which I believe may have been due to not being able to control the car (back end basically does what it wants to do) this is not an isolated problem. I know of three other people within a ten mile radius who are also having the same problem with there Ford Focus. This is definitely a safety issue when it take every little bit of effort to keep your car in control especially on snow covered roads.

- Two Harbors, MN, USA

problem #3

Mar 032008

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,300 miles
Rear tires prematurely worn and damaged. 2006 Ford Focus with 34,000 miles. The passenger side rear tire wore out badly, (bald spots, and in need of replacement. Also the driver's rear tire wore out well beyond the acceptable range for the mileage. Also needs replacement. Rear end is unstable and I turned the car around when rear of car lost stability. Have an alignment scheduled but in 50 years of driving I have never had a car's rear wheels to be out of alignment bad enough to make car unsafe.

- Chelsea, ME, USA

problem #2

Nov 152007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 19,000 miles
I noticed that there was excessive tire wear on rear tires. At 20K miles the rear tires are almost bald 2/32 of tread left. There appears to be an alignment issue that dealer would not cover under warranty. I was told that alignment is only covered for first 12K miles. The front was aligned under warranty after a bad tire was found at scheduled service. It is so bad now that when you his a bump in the road the rear of the car jumps to one side.

- Ferdinand, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 012007

Focus

  • miles
Rear tires prematurely worn and damaged. 2006 Ford Focus with 21,000 miles. The passenger side rear tire wore out badl, (bald spots, and in need of replacement. Also the driver's rear tire wore out well beyond the acceptable range for the mileage. Also needs replacement.

- Cambridge, OH, USA

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