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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
7 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
5 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,158 miles

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2006 Ford Fusion seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Sep 132016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Hanover, PA, USA

problem #22

Sep 062012


  • 80,032 miles
I was sent a letter about the passenger airbag needing replaced. I had this done September 2012 because the warning light was on. Do I get a refund since I already had to take care of it.

- Westerville, OH, USA

problem #21

Jun 012016


  • miles
Takata recall. I have to drive four kids every day for my job. It's a huge liability and I cannot work with my car in the condition it is in right now. Lexus dealerships have the same problem as mine and are giving free rentals until the problem is fixed. I am hoping to see if I am able to qualify for a free rental so I can continue to work until parts become available for my car.

- Loomis, CA, USA

problem #20

Jul 011016


  • miles


Ta katakana recall I got a letter in July said dealer will contract me and I haven't heardrum anything it's not safe to drive this vehicle until it's fix but I don't have a choice I have to drive it on vacation next week the problem need fix before someone else gets hurt.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #19

Jun 202016


  • 120,500 miles
Takata recall. I noticed about a month ago where my passenger airbag is located thedash is slowly coming up. Like the airbag is slowly inflating inside and pushing the cover up. Is it safe to keep driving the vehicle or will it one day soon explode and cause injury to me or my family. I noticed this as my car was parked.

- Mandan, ND, USA

problem #18

Apr 292016


  • 181,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator flashed intermittently for approximately two years. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but no recalls were found pertaining to the VIN. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 181,000.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #17

May 272016


  • 130,000 miles


The contact owned a 2006 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 45 mph, another vehicle turned in front of the contact's vehicle. As a result, the contact T-boned the other vehicle. The air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact stated that her left arm was broken and was transported to the emergency room by ambulance. The vehicle was destroyed and towed. There were no recalls for the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Shelby Township, MI, USA

problem #16

Dec 152015


  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the driver's door opened while driving. The contact stated that this was a recurring issue. In addition, the contact stated that the air bag light remained illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 127,000....updated 02/19/16

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #15

Jul 102015


  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the foam was protruding from beneath the housing of the air bag. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Queensbury, NY, USA

problem #14

Nov 292014


  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph attempting to engage the brakes, the brakes failed to stop the vehicle causing it to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The airbags failed to deploy and the seat belt did not lock. The contact sustained unknown injuries and medical attention was required. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 85,000.

- Tilton, IL, USA

problem #13

Jul 042014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • miles


When driving on the highway and roadway, such as bridges this summer, my vehicle stalled several times, lost power coming almost to a complete stop, putting my family and I at risk. When I pressed on the gas to accelerate, the engine begin to race, causing the "check engine light" to come on. It also jerked and skidded as I tried to maneuver the steering. To avoid accidents on these occasions, the vehicle had to be pulled over and subsequently, parked. Highway driving was also avoided most of the summer for safety and concern. There is also an issue with the front driver side airbag, as recent as this summer, the seal became distorted, twisted and cracked in the dashboard. Lastly, about 2 weeks ago, the rear door lock on the driver side no longer works, the door must be opened manually from the inside of the car. These are valid vehicle defects and safety issues and Ford must step up and do the right thing for all parties of interest.

- Quincy, MA, USA

problem #12

Apr 062011


  • 45,000 miles
Passenger side air bag bulging out of the console afraid it is going to discharge at anytime and hurt myself or passenger this is dangerous. Also front driver side lock decided to break and only way to exit is to roll down window also has potential to be dangerous. Why is there not a recall on all these dangerous items that seem to reappear on every complaints listed.

- Gallatin, TN, USA

problem #11

Aug 132014


  • 85,000 miles
The dashboard is bulging/buckling against the passenger side airbag. The bubble appears to be caused by the dash material surrounding the airbag becoming detached or unglued. The position of this bulging and separation cause concern that the airbag may malfunction upon deployment.

- Henrico, VA, USA

problem #10

Jul 082014


  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the passenger side dashboard was separating which could possibly expose the air bag. The contact mentioned that the passenger side air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the entire dashboard needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 53,000.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #9

Apr 012014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 99,000 miles
The dashboard is separating from the passenger air bag area and seems to be stretched by something, unsure as to cause as nothing is apparent. Also the front left defroster air vent near the windshield started to detach from the dashboard as if it was under spring pressure to do so. The local dealer says there is no fix for this to his knowledge, except to replace the entire dashboard. The dashboard does not appear to be made of material that stands up to uv lighting as to wear and now appears to be either poor quality materials or was factory installed improperly.

- Calhoun, GA, USA

problem #8

Jul 082014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact noticed a protrusion on the passenger side dashboard where the air bag was located. It appeared as if the air bag would deploy at any moment. The vehicle was taken to two mechanics who both stated that the protrusion was not caused by the air bag. The vehicle was taken to a body shop and the mechanic stretched the material to repair the dashboard and closed the opening that was created. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 62,000. Updated 09/15/14

- Owensboro, KY, USA

problem #7

Mar 282014


  • 25,167 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while sitting idle, the front passenger side air bag erroneously deployed. The contact was startled, as there was no impact to the vehicle to warrant air bag deployment. The dealer was made aware of the failure and declined to assist. The manufacturer was also made aware of the failure but provided no assistance due to the age of the vehicle. The vehicle was not replaced. The failure mileage was 25,167.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #6

Aug 012010


  • 50,000 miles
2006 Ford Fusion: Two safety issues 1. the dashboard on the passenger side near the air bag is warped/bulged. The air bag indicator flashes on every once in awhile. I am concerned the air bag will deploy causing harm. This is a major safety concern. 2. complaint: Cracking and popping in my front suspension when turning or going over bumps. About two years ago I took my car to a Ford dealership and they stated there was a technical service bulletin and a "sub frame assembly kit" needed installed. Ford wouldn't cover the repairs but I bargained they ended up covering the cost of the part and I paid labor. Problem seemed to stop for awhile but is now back. My concern is if the subframe breaks it will cause an accident. I drive 25 miles to work Monday thru Friday, 90% is highway.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #5

Sep 132012


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while traveling 45 mph, the vehicle was involved in a crash with another vehicle. Upon impact, the air bags did not deploy, which caused the contact's chest to strike the steering wheel. The contact sustained back, neck, hip and chest injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer had not been contacted. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #4

Oct 082008


  • 36,643 miles
I was proceeding through an intersection to turn left. A car that was supposed to stop ran the red light and T-boned me directly in the driver's side. His airbag deployed (front). My 2006 Ford Fusion is equipped with front and side airbags. None of them deployed. I was transported to the hospital with fractured ribs and ultimately, needed pt to restore my neck and left arm rotator cuff to full use and back to normal position. Progressive insurance insisted on repairing the car - total over $17,000 damage to vehicle. No one checked out airbag system and all assume it is working properly. I disagree. The door post where the sensors are located was smashed in, driver's door would not open, cut and rebuilt floor of car.

- Sharpsburg, GA, USA

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