really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,541 miles

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

May 192016


  • 5 miles


Right rear passenger door will not lock presenting a safety hazard for young children and elderly passengers. False sense of security knowing that your passengers are safely secured and not at risk for accidentally opening door and thrust out of the vehicle. Door was acidentally open while in motion.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 102016


  • 199,700 miles
The car was involved in a collision and airbags did not deploy when they should have.

- Panorama City, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 022014

Focus 4-cyl

  • 92,000 miles
The truck latch on my 2006 Ford Focus zxw would not actuate electrically when the button on the fob or on the dash was pressed due to broken wire in a wiring harness running from the interior to the rear hatch door. It would also blow fuse #63 on the back of the interior fuse panel which made replacement difficult (the fuse is really on the back of the fuse box, the manual recommends that only the dealer service or replace this fuse making this issue difficult or impossible to partially resolve immediately). Until this fuse could be replaced, my interior door locks could not be actuated electrically (power locks or fob) which was a safety concern as any children in the back seat could not be easily reached in the event of an emergency. One would need to manually unlock any and all doors from the inside of the vehicle. The culprit was wiring harness that had wires with damage to the insulation and two broken wires. I would be happy to send any and all pictures of the defects. The damage occurs when the harness bends as the rear hatch is shut due to poor design that did not incorporate a stain relief to either end of the harness where maximum bending stresses would occur. The wires may have also shorted affecting the brake light operation, marker lamp operation, and numerous other functions as there are an estimated ten wires that run in parallel in this harness and all wire except two had multiple insulation defects that potentially resulting in shorts. This is a definite safety issue and all harnesses that have the potential for this type of failure should be replaced or repaired immediately.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #2

Dec 172012

Focus 4-cyl

  • 61,000 miles
For the 3rd time a rear door lock on my Ford Focus has failed. Twice on right once on left. The lock jams. Cannot lock. But a danger to a child in the car as you cannot open the door from the inside. Nor can you secure the car from car jackers since it will not lock, .

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #1

Sep 202006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
: the contact stated while accelerating 5 mph from a stop sign on normal road conditions, a vehicle traveling 35 mph impacted the contact's vehicle on the driver side front fender. The vehicle was towed to a yard who deemed the vehicle was totaled. The other vehicle incurred slight damages. The contact sustained minor injuries. The contact expressed that the vehicle must be a safety hazard if the vehicle's parts would be scatter all over the road after an impact of low speed. A police report was taken.

- Destrehan, LA, USA

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