really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 1
Average Mileage:
65,253 miles

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2006 Ford Focus seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Nov 152009


  • 10,000 miles


2006 Ford Focus ZX4 yellow airbag light on dash went on and remained on. Diagnosed as high resistance in wiring system, makes safety-airbag- system inoperative. Dangerous. Repaired by Ford dealer under 5 year warranty by replacement of clockspring{wiring plastictape} in steering wheel hub. To determine severity of problem check Ford replacement parts records.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #7

Mar 102009

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,828 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated intermittently on the instrument panel. The dealer performed a diagnostic, which indicated that there was an issue with the air bags. In addition, a track harness was needed. The air bag indicator continued to illuminate and a second diagnostic was performed. The test showed no issues with the air bag; therefore, no repairs were made. The contact was concerned for her safety if the air bags failed to operate in the event of a crash. The current and failure mileages were less than 59,828. Updated 04/16/09.

- Newman, GA, USA

problem #6

Nov 032007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 Ford Focus. While driving 50 mph, he crashed into the passenger side of another vehicle. The contact stated that the airbags deployed about a minute after the crash. As of April 2, 2008, the dealer had not inspected the vehicle. The crash destroyed the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 36,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Mt Herman, LA, USA

problem #5

Oct 092007

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles


Airbags didn't deploy.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #4

Sep 102007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Driving at legal speed my side drivers airbag deploys then explodes under my left armpit causing me to loss control, but was able to gain control without an accident. Ford technicians performed diagnostics, noticed a scrape on passenger undercarriage. There conclusions was that I must have hit something on the rode. This was a small three inch scrape that so called caused the air bag deployment. I don't buy that. In my opinion, the bag should not have deployed because no accident occurred. I sustained brushes and lacerations. I do not feel safe in this vehicle and will trade in. Again, the scrape just removed the under coating, no other damage resulted. My best guess was a rock. These safety bags are not preventing personal injury, but causing them. Updated 12-12-2007 the consumer stated would have to pay a $500 deductible before the insurance company would pay the additional fee. The consumer provided an estimate for repairs. Updated 12/12/07

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #3

Jul 142006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
My son was on his way home and passenger side air bag deployed. There was no crash, no accident.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

May 172006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
: the contact stated that the passenger side air bag indicator blinks on and off. When it air bag indicator is off the passenger is not protected by the air bag. This began four days after the vehicle was purchased.

- Plattsmouth, NE, USA

problem #1

Nov 132005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
I have recently been doing a review of several incidents involving the Ford Focus one of which was relating to my father, where on instances the air bag did not deploy on the vehicles during the incidence of a crash. This is something that I have noted on several accidents involving the vehicle, where in determination of the impact should of activated the deployment of the vehicles airbags but rather the system has not reacted in any form as of thus far there has been on noted death that I know of being my father, their could be others but unsure...I have 5 notations of this happening the vehicles were diffrent peoples, bought at diffrent times, and from diffrent dealerships.

- Louisa, VA, USA

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