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Latest 2006 Ford Focus Problem Reports

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2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP36N16W- Bemidji, MN: August 29th, 2012
Drivers side rear door electric door lock will not lock. The same thing happened on the passengers side about two years ago.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP34N66W- Boiling Springs, PA: July 10th, 2012
The transmission went out at 43,000 miles. The powertrain was under warranty at the time, but the ford dealer repaired only certain parts of the transmission. Now, 25k miles later, the transmission is again bad. Ford refuses to fix because the car is no longer in warranty, and there is no recall. I think the car's transmission was defectively manufactured.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAHP34N66W- Hamden, CT: May 19th, 2011
The trunk light would not come on when trunk was opened (replacing the bulb didn't help). Later, the 'door open' dash light came on and stayed on. The electric trunk open button sometimes would not open trunk. A bit of troubleshooting with a vom at the trunk light pointed to an electrical problem (a voltage drop when a new bulb was placed in the trunk light socket). Turns out that the wiring bundle (containing six individual multistrand wire lines) had five of the wires lines fatigued apart , breaking the five circuits. The wire lines were sometimes making intermittent contact when the trunk was opened and closed, not necessarily with the matching wire line. I could hear noise as the wires were moved past each other (not sure if this was just physical scratching or, worse, electrical sparking). Since i sometimes carry a gasoline container in the trunk (lawnmower gas container returning from gas station), i feel that the design of this wiring to the trunk is faulty and could lead to a fire under the right (and not uncommon) circumstances. After several conversations with the ford motor co. , a repair was made (i partially paid for the repair) where the wiring was replaced. I am not sure if the repair will be any safer than the original design; hence this complaint with the hope that a safer design (e. G. , one without such a tight radius of bend) could developed and retrofitted into this car.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP36N07W- Jensen Beach, FL: April 14th, 2011
I have a 2006 ford focus with aprox 65,000 mileage. Recently, the air bag indicator light comes on occasionally, more often and for more lengthy periods more recently. It seems to match the issues of new ford pickup truck recall in which airbags deploy without notice or cause - resulting apparently from frayed/shorted sensor wires - preceded by illumination of airbag dashboard indicator, as occurs in my 2006 ford focus. Is there cause for concern with my family's use of this car? Thank you.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP38Z36W- Delmar, NY: February 27th, 2011
2006 ford focus st. Driver side seat back has broken/cracked during normal operation. Reaching for change in pocket to go through a toll booth, seat back frame broke on the right hand side causing driver to lurch back toward back seat and temporarily lose control of the vehicle. Ford motor company refuses to assist in repairs. Seat back should never break as it is the only protection a passenger has in the event of a rear end collision. Seat back has not been repaired.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAHP34N16W- Mcdonough, GA: January 3rd, 2011
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.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAHP34N76W- Vassar, MI: October 20th, 2010
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.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP37NX6W- Richboro, PA: May 17th, 2010
The key cannot be removed from the ignition. The car does still start and drive fine, but no matter what i do, the key will not come out. It might just be for a few hours but more so it happens for at least 24 hours. It seems to also happen after the car has been used on a warm day, so it will first get stuck that evening when the car is put into use again. It is costing $285 to get it fixed because it needs a new ignition.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP31N46W- Ocean City, MD: May 10th, 2010
Keys are stuck in the ignition.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP34NX6W- Greenville , NC: April 12th, 2010
The contact owns a 2006 ford focus. While the contact was traveling approximately 55 mph the check engine warning light illuminated on the dashboard. The vehicle began to hesitate in a jerking motion. The vehicle was driven off the roadway. The engine was turned off and restarted after waiting for a few moments. The vehicle was able to operate normally. The fuel filter was replaced by a certified mechanic and the failure stopped. The engine light failure occurred on a separate occasion. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician stated the failure was contributed to the fuel pump and fuel pump driver module. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was unknown. The current mileage was 50,000. Updated 06/04/10. *lj the fuel pump was replaced.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP34N36W- Slidell, LA: February 27th, 2010
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.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAHP34N96W- Anacortes, WA: December 15th, 2009
The contact owns a 2006 ford focus. During application the accelerator becomes stuck. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. She was advised that they may have to make an adjustment, and that the throttle cable was shredding. She repaired the vehicle at an expense of $300. 00 dollars. The failure and current mileages were 58000.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP34N76W- Phoenix, AZ: September 28th, 2009
The contact owns a 2006 ford focus. The contact stated that he can not remove the key from the ignition. The dealer was contacted. Upon contact a technician stated that he would have to pay $300. 00 to replace the ignition switch. No repairs were made. The manufacturer was contacted, but no assistance was provided because the warranty expired. The failure and current mileages were 32000.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAHP36N36W- Bothell, WA: August 3rd, 2009
The contact owns a 2006 ford focus. The contact noticed that the tail light bulb was melting down the plastic cover assembly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that the tail light assembly needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 22,000. The taillight socket assemblies overheated. Updated 09/04/09. *jb

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP31N16W- Tully, NY: March 26th, 2009
I have had 3 wheel studs break off while changing tires from summer to winter and back. Took to 2 dealers and contacted ford and none of these sources would honor 3/36 warranty regarding manufacturing defects. Dealers stated that studs were rusty and that they were probably put on to tight. This false, as i do this myself with a torque wrench per vehicle specs. This could be a very dangerous condition if i was changing a flat on some rural road or busy highway and i could not get wheel of without breaking wheel studs. Rust on the studs caused by road salt and debris through the open wheel nut design is a problem that should be corrected by ford.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP34N86W- Norcross, GA: March 9th, 2009
I have a 2006 ford focus and my key is stuck in the ignition. I have contacted the dealership and ford customer service and they were no help. The is a common problem with the ford focus but they won't issue a recall on it. This is a safety issue- my car is at risk of being stolen and i don't have the 400. 00 they ask to repair this.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP34N46W- Sacramento, CA: February 13th, 2009
The key gets stuck in the ignition and won't come out. I have to remove one of the battery cable from the battery, remove the key from the ignition, then replace the battery cable back. This has happen more than once.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAHP36N16W- Two Harbors, MN: January 15th, 2009
The rear of the car jerks/pulls around. It is very hard to keep control of the vehicle when this happens. Thought it was an alignment problem. After having four wheel alignments done, the problem still existed. Several mechanics tried diagnosing the problem with no luck. Finally one mechanics was able to pinpoint the problem. Seems the rear lower arm assemblies are failing (defective or weak parts). My wife was in an accident a few weeks ago which i believe may have been due to not being able to control the car (back end basically does what it wants to do) this is not an isolated problem. I know of three other people within a ten mile radius who are also having the same problem with there ford focus. This is definitely a safety issue when it take every little bit of effort to keep your car in control especially on snow covered roads.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP31N66W- Pomona, CA: December 29th, 2008
2006 for focus 2. 0 i-4 blew out spark plug out of the head n with ignition coil. End result finding that the car had the wrong spark plugs from the factory. And ford wont fix their mistake. The car is under warranty.

2006 Ford Focus - 1FAFP38ZX6W- Juntion City, KS: October 13th, 2008
2006 ford focus with low mileage replacing brake pads and rotors for the 3rd time, my concern is of faulty parts ford company may be using and if so, due to the obvious safety concerns should i be alarmed and should i worry when myself and my family are traveling in the car will the brakes fell. Ford charged me the first repair cost and now just a few months later ready to charge me again for the same repairs.