really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,500 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

problem #3

Mar 182011


  • 53,000 miles


Re: 2006 Ford Focus ZX4 - in March 2011, as I was driving home under normal driving conditions, the driver-side airbag that is located in the driver's seat deployed for no reason whatsoever. I was not in an accident, did not hit a pothole, run over anything, or stop suddenly. The deployment caused temporary hearing loss in my left ear for several days and bruising to my back/shoulder area for several days. The deployment of the airbag also cracked a section of the inside of my car that houses the seatbelt. When the airbag deployed, it also ripped apart the upholstery on the entire left side of the driver's seat, since that's where it was located. The noise and jolt of the airbag deploying caused me to swerve on the road, but luckily I did not get into an accident. The warranty on my car is expired and I cannot afford to replace the airbag or repair the driver's seat, so no action has been taken.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 262010

Focus 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Involved in an auto accident. Vehicle pulled out into my path of travel and I was forced to hit their vehicle head on at 50 mph. After the initial impact I spun around and our vehicles hit again on the rear quarter panels. No air bags in my vehicle ever deployed.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 172010


  • 69,500 miles
I was driving on I-75 and for no reason whatsoever the passenger side, side impact airbag went off causing the cabin to fill with smoke and the passenger have a sore shoulder. We were not in a crash, did not hit a pot hole, animal, bump or have anything happen to the car. The cruise control was on at the time of the incident. I called Ford customer service and they said because it was out of warranty they couldn't do anything and to turn it into insurance. The car has 69,500 miles on it and shouldn't matter if it is not under warranty anymore because an airbag should never under any circumstance go off unless your in a crash. Insurance will not cover the problem. Car is at dealership getting an estimate.

- Vassar, MI, USA

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