fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,010 miles

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2006 Ford Focus suspension problems

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2006 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 232007


  • 40 miles


Ford Focus station wagon with 40,000 miles on tires. Tires worn completely down to bare metal on both rear tires. I drove into a parking lot to shop and heard hissing noise. Saw damaged tires changed leaking tire to spare tire. Wear on inside of rear tires only. Local tire dealer looked at alignment and commented that Focus tires frequently blow due to "tow" irregularities in alignment. Difficult to adjust tow to manufacturer's specifications without excessive wear on rear tires. I replaced tires. I was advised to rotate tires frequently and have alignment checked regularly.

- Wilbur, WA, USA

problem #3

Jul 092008


  • 27,500 miles
27500 miles, 2006 Focus ZX3, I noticed as going over speedbumps and parking into parking spot, my car made creaking noises as if the bottom of the car was going to fall off. I took this to my dealership and it took them a while and eventually they found rust on the springs. They filed off the rust and put the car back together, no more creaking.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 152007


  • 12,000 miles
Bought car with 12,000 miles on it in 2007. Noted vibration and pull to the right shortly after purchase. Took to a dealership for alignment and told the alignment was perfect. After another month and having to replace all the tires due to bald spots, took car back to the dealership. They showed me the computer print out and confirmed that there was nothing wrong with the alignment. Second set of tires now prematurely wearing and car continues to vibrate at highway speeds and pull to the right. Tires rotated every 6,000 miles and all highway driving. Like the car but feel unsafe with this problem.

- Alachua, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 102007


  • Manual transmission
  • 8,500 miles
Vehicle starting problems. Took it to dealer a few times and it still does it from time to time. An advisory was issues, but still did not fix the problem. Rear passenger bearing went bad around 9000 miles. Front brakes were already worn out at 17000. They replaced them, and still went out around 21000. Had to use other company pads/rotors to go by. Rear brake shoes were cracked, not used, cracked. They said is normal. Many suspension noises. They said all was okay. I changed the suspension from my own money since they were no help and still same noises. Now they blame the E after market suspension on the problems. Other users and people I have talked to complained about same or similiar issuse.

- Northridge, CA, USA

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