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Old 07-22-2008, 11:07 PM   #1
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Until a week ago, I was the happy owner of an '03 ZX3 Focus. On 7/15, I had to swerve to avoid a car drifting into my lane and hit the concrete retaining wall at about 60 mph. The shock was enough to crush most of the front and engine block and break the axle. YET THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. Shame on you Ford.


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Old 07-22-2008, 11:20 PM   #2
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Looks pretty totaled. Are you going to get payout from their insurance?
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sue ford, that could have been the decideing factor between you living or dyeing what if ur mom and dad had been driving that and got hit head on by a drunk driver and no airbag was there to keep from smashing their face?
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I'd say contact ford too demand a new Focus RS to be imported into the US for you
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well.. that just sucks about the car.. but good thing you are ok..
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sue ford, that could have been the decideing factor between you living or dyeing what if ur mom and dad had been driving that and got hit head on by a drunk driver and no airbag was there to keep from smashing their face?
No be a man. Don't sue them for a mechanical defect that ended up causing you no harm anyways. You are suppose to sue them when you are dead or seriously injured.
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Until a week ago, I was the happy owner of an '03 ZX3 Focus. On 7/15, I had to swerve to avoid a car drifting into my lane and hit the concrete retaining wall at about 60 mph. The shock was enough to crush most of the front and engine block and break the axle. YET THE AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. Shame on you Ford.
It almost appears that this car has been wrecked before. I am guessing you are not the original owner. This is a common thing for insurance companies to do, pay out to install new airbags, but not to pay out to replace and reset the sensors that deploy them (which can be time consuming and a cost that can total a car with repairable damage).

The reason I say this, my brother does body work and has issues with insurance companies all the time about this.

Anyway, glad to hear you are alright.
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just be happy witht he fact you really didn't need the airbag in this case...it could have been worse... much worse. take the good with the bad... you could always look into things about a possible lawsuit.. i don't see that working in your favor though
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Oh please./// Stop it with the Sue Crap... You arent owned anything.... Im glad to see your okay... That looks like some crazy damage
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C'mon, tis just a scratch!!! she should be up and running tomorrow!! at least a true focus lover would!!!JKJKJKJKJK, that sucks man, what was the estimate to repair it or how much u getting from the insurance company?
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