Pipe hanging down from car

ford
focus

#1

My husband has a 2005 Ford Focus ZX4 SE, and there is what looks to be a black plastic pipe hanging down underneath his car. It’s approximately in the center of the vehicle, about as thick as a finger, and almost touches the ground. What could this be and how urgently do we need to take it in somewhere to be fixed?


#2

If the car is driving fine, no other problems, it could just be a cable wrap or pipe insulator that broke. If you have a handy person, jack the car up and look under. If not, take it to a garage and let them take a look. Either way, it doesn’t seem urgent, but you should have it looked at quickly.