really awful
Crashes / Fires:
26 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
29 / 1
Average Mileage:
58,127 miles

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2007 Ford Focus seat belts / air bags problems

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2007 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #74

Dec 272016


  • 75,000 miles


Side airbag, contained inside my seat on my left side as I drove, inflated suddenly and violently and unprompted by any collision event. The vehicle was in motion at the time, travelling 50 mph in a straight line in the center lane on an otherwise empty road.

- Yorba Linda, CA, USA

problem #73

Nov 172016


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Focus. When the brake pedal was depressed at 30 mph, the vehicle continued to accelerate without warning. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. The air bags did not deploy. After the failure occurred, the driver side air bag warning indicator illuminated. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

problem #72

Sep 222016

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Focus. When the vehicle was started, the air bag warning indicator remained illuminated. The failure was intermittent. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The mechanic was able to retrieve an error code for the front driver side air bag module. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000. Updated 11/29/16 updated 12/06/16.

- Beacon, NY, USA

problem #71

Nov 012013


  • 75,000 miles


The air bag light indicating that the passenger air bag even when there's a passenger on board will indicate the airbag is off. It has been doing this everysince I got the car 4 years ago. Now I have a child and people who ride in the passenger seat and safety has become a huge concern there are many reports online of this issue including on here. My family and I cannot afford to replace this or fix this our selves to my knowledge the only aftermarket parts on my car our the tires and all of the mounts. For the original manufactured mounts failed and broke.

- Madill, OK, USA

problem #70

Jun 152016


  • 124,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 124,000.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #69

Jun 012016


  • miles
Ford has put out a recall on the airbag sensor and it's not working so my light for my airbag stays on indicating the airbag is disabled and I can't afford to get it fixed and I've read online that a lot of people have been complaining about the problem with the airbag sensor not working properly for the 2007 Ford Focus you need to do an investigation on this problem asap when I start my car up the light for the airbag pops on and stays on the whole time I'm driving it is totally disabled and that's not good at all there needs to be a recall on this asap I have gone to a lot of websites and seen many people complaining about this problem

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #68

Jan 272016


  • 109,812 miles


I took an exit off the highway and came to a stop sign. When I turned left at about 15 to 20 mph, I straightened out my vehicle, and at between 25-30 mph, my driver's side airbag deployed out of my driver's seat without any reason.I did not crash into anything nor did anything crash into me. The weather was sunny, with no precipitation, and the roads were clear with no ice or snow. After the airbag deployed, the airbag light came on. The mileage was 109,812. When I took my vehicle to the dealership, they could find no reason why the airbag deployed. They wanted me to replace modules and sensors, totaling $2,800. Because there was no collision, my insurance refused to help. Ford customer service told me that they will not do anything because it is past the date of warranty. This is a serious safety issue that needs to be investigated.

- Dowagiac, MI, USA

problem #67

Dec 012015

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Focus. While driving over 50 mph, the vehicle became unstable and was difficult to drive in a straight line. In addition, the air bag sensor and overdrive sensor lights suddenly illuminated while operating the vehicle. The cause of the failures were not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 155,000. Updated 02/18/16

- Hinesville, GA, USA

problem #66

Sep 082015


  • 150,000 miles
My air bag lights comes on and off. Car hasnt been wrecked but when light comes on it will stay on for half and day. These two lights passenger and driver will come on while car is in motion going down highway.

- Albertson, NC, USA

problem #65

Oct 152013


  • 85,000 miles
Ran into a guard rail front on. Air bags never went off

- Kensington, OH, USA

problem #64

May 012015


  • 60,000 miles


For some reason, my airbag light continues to stay on for a few days and then may go off for a day before coming back on. No one has been able to figure out whey this is happening. I want to make sure this is not an airbag sensor issue or something related to the recall issues with takata. Thanks you and please get back to me as soon as you can.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #63

Jun 252012


  • miles
I am very worried about airbag light on the dash which is presently lit up since 2012. I took it to several mechanics and they won't do anything about since it is not on the list. Can someone please check and make sure takata has not extended to Ford Focus 2007 for me? thank you, sincerely, barbara perry

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #62

Dec 062013


  • 60,000 miles
Traveling at 45 mph, vehicle pulls out in front of mine and my car impacted the front end of their vehicle. Front end of my vehicle was totally damaged and airbags did not deploy but air bag light came on. Took to dealership and had fixed. Six months later the air bag light has came on and stays on. My moms Ford Focus has not been wrecked or involved in any crash and her air bag light is on and wont got off.

- Genoa, WV, USA

problem #61

May 302015


  • 88,518 miles
We were driving North at 50 mph, man going East rolled through stop sign. He T-boned us square in both driver side doors, rolling us over twice, landing back on the driver side of the car. Out of 7 airbags only one deployed. The air bag that deployed was on the passenger seat on the opposite side of where the impact occurred. I have the car, it has been untouched other than tow truck company and is locked in my parents garage, as we don't know what to do with it or next. We have tons of pictures. Pictures of the car, the scene, we have it all. Thank you

- Macomb, MI, USA

problem #60

Oct 242013


  • 54,000 miles
I wrecked my car and in the accident no airbags were deployed. Later after the local mechanic fixed the damage he returned the car to me and within 24 hours the computer reset itself and the airbag light came on indicating a problem. The light has never turned off except when the car is shut off and the airbags never have come out.

- Blairsville, GA, USA

problem #59

Jun 142013


  • 45,000 miles
1) the airbag did not deploy in an accident several years ago ( approx. December, 2011 - mileage was approx. 45,000) when the car collided with an oncoming car and was damaged on the front end and driver's side. No one was injured. During the past 2 or 3 years, I have noticed that the driver's side airbag warning light has been going on and off for days at a time. It seems to be affected by heat and humidity. It seems to go on when the weather is humid and off when the air is dry, at all times of the year. I am not sure whether the airbag would deploy when it is necessary. 2) during the past year, the power steering has making a loud grinding noise when I turn the steering wheel either right or left. A mechanic who worked on it said he put a clamp on it and refilled the steering fluid, which helped for a few weeks, but the problem has returned. So far the steering has worked well, but I'm concerned that power steering is defective and wearing out too soon.the mechanic said it was safe to drive.

- South Portland, ME, USA

problem #58

Mar 272015


  • 148,000 miles
I was driving South in the lane 2. the other driver was driving North in the first lane. The other driver was attempting a left turn she could not see past traffic in the South first lane so she continued to turn. I then T-boned the other drive. She was cited at fault for failing to yield the right of way. My air bags attempted to deploy but they did not

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #57

Feb 022015

Focus 4-cyl

  • 96,000 miles
Spring broke on air bag for no reason. Light did come on and off in the dash board. I' M writing this to inform the board that this seems to be an additional problem with these airbags. Furthermore I feel it should not be the responsibility of the consumer to pay for the repair for the amount of four hundred a D fifty dollars..

- Milford, OH, USA

problem #56

Apr 232015


  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Focus. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the air bags inadvertently deployed without warning. The contact stated that there was black smoke and fuel fumes emitting into the vehicle. As a result, the contact was unable to breath properly and his ears were ringing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Bellerose, NY, USA

problem #55

Mar 012015


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owned a 2007 Ford Focus. While driving at 35 mph, the contact crashed and rear ended another vehicle due to rainy conditions. The air bag did not deploy and the vehicle was destroyed. The passenger sustained a head injury and medical attention was required. A police report was filed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not provided. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

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