really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,618 miles

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2005 Ford Focus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 112008


  • 86,700 miles


I was driving my Ford 2005 Focus in New York city and my driver's side curtain air bag deployed while driving. The whole driver's seat and door trim needed to be replaced.

- Port Jefferson, NY, USA

problem #4

May 222006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles
: the contact stated while traveling 55 mph over a slight rise in the road, the driver side curtain airbag deployed. There had been no prior accident. The vehicle was driven to the dealership, where it was determined the collision sensor had been activated.

- North Highlands, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 242006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 7,690 miles
Ford Focus has less than 7800 miles on it, and yesterday morning at 5:30 am while consumer's husband was driving to work on South bound on I-75 at 75 mph the driver's side air bag deployed for no apparent reason. Thankfully he was not injured however, since he was nearly the only vehicle on the road at the time this is cause for great concern. He immediately called pat milliken Ford where we leased the vehicle and they asked him to bring it in that evening for repair. This afternoon (1-25-06) we get a call from the service department that we need to file an insurance claim becuase there is a small dent under the vehicle which possibly hit the sensor and caused the airbag to deploy. They informed us that an adjuster would have to come out and look at it. This has to be a manufacturing defect. There is no way that if something hit the sensor under the car the side airbag should deploy. I have an 8-month old child who's car seat is located behind the drivers side, I can only thank god she was not in the vehicle at the time. While you prepare yourself for the bags to deploy when involved in an accident you never expect them to deploy while driving down a highway. I don't know where to begin filing a claim but I will start with you and will not end until I get some results. I never want to see this happen to anyone else. Thankfully there was no one else on the road at the time, my husband could have been seriously injured or worse, caused an accident himself when this incident occured. Pat milliken Ford told us that there have been at least 3 other Ford Focus's brought in for the same identical reason. Clearly there is something wrong that needs to be looked into for the safety of everyone who owns a Ford Focus.

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #2

Apr 082005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Hood latch was not attached properly to body. Caused hood to brake free and fly up upstrucking vision and causing a wreck. No air bags deplored and cruse control stuck on. New vehicle VIN # did not match vehicle description.

- Midpines, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 102004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,700 miles
Owner says that the side air bag deployed without incident. The owner took the vehicle to the dealer and they put it on the lift to see if there were any rocks or stones that may have activated the air bag sensor, but nothing was found. Provide further details. Consumer injured by airbag.

- Winsted, CT, USA

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