Safety

The Focus received a Good overall rating Ч the highest possible score Ч in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset crash test. In the side-impact crash test, the coupe received a Good rating, while the sedan scored one notch below with an Acceptable rating.

The Focus comes standard with six airbags, including side curtain airbags, but antilock brakes Ч an important safety feature that's becoming increasingly standard on small affordable cars like the Focus Ч is optional. It's bundled together with an electronic stability system. For the 2010 model year, both of these features become standard. For additional safety feature information, visit the Standard Equipment & Specs page.

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    Engine oil cooler - removal and refitting
    Note: Suitable sealant will be required on refitting - see text. Removal 1 Remove the engine oil filter (Chapter 1). 2 Note the angle at which the coolant hoses are set, then disconnect the hoses ...

    Rocker gear - dismantling and reassembly
    Dismantling 1 With the rocker assembly removed as described in Section 4, extract the split pin from one end of the rocker shaft (see illustration). 6.1 Rocker shaft assembly components 2 Take ...

    Cleaning the interior
    Seat belts WARNINGS: Do not use abrasives, or chemical solvents to clean them. Do not allow moisture to penetrate the seat belt retractor mechanism. Clean the seat belts with interior cleaner o ...