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Door Problems of Ford Focus - part 1



Ford Focus owners have reported 63 problems related to door (under the structure category).

car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 1
Failure Date: 05/10/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving 45 mph, the driver side door opened without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 2
Failure Date: 03/26/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While attempting to park the vehicle, the rear driver side door opened. The driver was able to shut the door by putting a cord on the inside door handle and tie the cord to the seat's headrest. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for further inspection. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 3
Failure Date: 03/06/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While backing out of the driveway, the driver side door swung open independently and failed to close properly. The door ajar warning light illuminated. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 104,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 4
Failure Date: 12/19/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving 60 mph, the driver side door opened without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 33,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 5
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear driver side door lock system failed. The rear driver side door lock became unlocked and caused the door to open while driving 35 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door lock needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Ford Focus 6
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

The contact owns a 2003 Ford Focus. While driving at 20 mph, the passenger side door became ajar. The contact was able to safely pull the vehicle off the roadway to close the door. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05v030000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 100,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 7
Failure Date: 06/15/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving 40 mph, the front driver and passenger side doors opened independently and failed to close. The contact had to use cords to secure the doors in place. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2005 Ford Focus 8
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger side exterior door handles failed to open the vehicle properly. The contact could open the vehicle from the inside, but not the outside. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the clamps and handles needed to be replaced in order to open the door from the outside. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,086.

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car image   Door problem of the 2011 Ford Focus 9
Failure Date: 03/31/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Focus. While the vehicle was parked, the rear doors failed to unlock until after several attempts. The contact continued to lock and unlock the doors until one of the doors unlocked. The failure recurred on several occasions with all four doors. The contact mentioned that the window was rolled down and she was still unable to open the door from the outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2005 Ford Focus 10
Failure Date: 03/03/2015

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. While driving 25 mph, the door ajar warning light illuminated with no indication as to which door was affected. The contact mentioned that all doors were properly closed when the failure occurred. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.


 
car image   Door problem of the 2008 Ford Focus 11
Failure Date: 01/12/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Focus. While driving various speeds, the rear driver side door opened without warning and the instrument panel failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

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car image   Door problem of the 2004 Ford Focus 12
Failure Date: 12/14/2014

The contact owns a 2004 Ford Focus. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the front driver side door. The front driver side door swung open independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 770,714.

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car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 13
Failure Date: 10/04/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the driver side door opened independently and failed to shut properly. The dealer stated that the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2005 Ford Focus 14
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. While driving at approximately 30 mph, the rear passenger and driver side doors opened without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 15
Failure Date: 08/01/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving 15 mph and attempting to make a right turn, the front driver side door ajar warning indicator illuminated. The contact attempted to close the door, but it failed to properly close. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 16
Failure Date: 03/10/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving various speeds, the transmission began to hesitate in a jerking motion and the vehicle stalled without warning. After waiting ten minutes, the vehicle restarted and resumed normal operation. The vehicle was repaired under the manufacturer's customer satisfaction program where the transmission control module was replaced; however, the transmission continued to exhibit hesitation after the remedy was performed. The contact mentioned that the rear exterior passenger side door failed to unlock until after numerous attempts. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 45,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2011 Ford Focus 17
Failure Date: 08/12/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear passenger and driver side doors failed to open. The vehicle was taken to an auto body shop and the mechanic stated that the repair would cost $1,000. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 116,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2005 Ford Focus 18
Failure Date: 07/07/2013

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. While attempting to open the front driver and passenger side doors, the doors failed to open without warning. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 193,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2005 Ford Focus 19
Failure Date: 03/15/2013

My Ford Focus had a problem one year ago where a small plastic piece snapped inside the door which made the drivers side door inaccessible from the outside. A year later, today, the same thing happened with the passenger side door. Since this is a 2 door hatchback model, and the back hatch key lock is not working, there is no way to enter my vehicle. The piece that has broken is a small wedge shaped plastic component, which seems poorly made, and now requires me to spend over 300. 00 dollars, and I must wait 3 days before the car can even be inspected. I think this is a safety related issue, because what would happen if a person were to have their child in a car seat in the vehicle when they stepped out, and realized they could not enter. Also, what if someone were to consider their vehicle reliable, respond to an emergency, and then realize that they cannot assist because they no longer have entry to their vehicle. Besides the inconvenience this causes, it could indirectly or directly cause harm to a person. Manufacturers need to be held to a higher standard, especially when this could be an obvious tactic to promote extra business and profit of Ford sponsored companies.

car image   Door problem of the 2008 Ford Focus 20
Failure Date: 01/22/2013

The right rear door is locked shut and cannot be opened. This is not the result of any accident or occurance. The door cannot be opened from the inside or the outside or with the key or remote operator. If anyone is trapped inside the vehicle or if ingress is needed in an emergency, this door is inoperable. There is a mechanical or electrical failure which makes the door unusable.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Ford Focus 21
Failure Date: 12/03/2012

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Focus. The contact stated that both the rear and front passenger's side doors failed to open. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2008 Ford Focus 22
Failure Date: 07/12/2012

The front drivers side and rear passenger side doors cannot be opened from outside the car. The rear handle seems to pull normally but the mechanism does not work. The door can be opened from inside the car. The front driver side door handle pulls out loosely. When I tried to open the door 3 days ago something broke inside the door. The door can be opened from inside the car. The rear driver's side window mechanism failed right after I bought the car. The motor will go down but the window will not. I can pull it down by putting one hand on either side of the glass (after operating the button that would normally open the window) the window can be closed using the button.

car image   Door problem of the 2011 Ford Focus 23
Failure Date: 05/21/2012

Cpsc# i1250486a. 2010 Ford Focus. Consumer stated as she was entering the car her foot became wedged between the plastic casing on the door. The consumer needed help getting the casing off of her foot. She suffered a minor injury. The dealer offered to fix the vehicle.

car image   Door problem of the 2007 Ford Focus 24
Failure Date: 05/01/2012

3 of 4 doors have now broken on my 2007 Focus, due to the same problem as what was recalled on the 05 model -- the doors will not latch and/or lock. The door mechanism is the same for 2000-07, so I'm not sure why 07 was not recalled as well. I paid the dealer over $1000 to fix the front driver and back passenger doors in 5/12, and now in 7/12, the back driver door is doing the same thing -- when you go to shut it, it just pops back open, as the latch does not catch. I had to drive home from my baby shower last night with the rear doors tethered to eachother to keep the door from flapping open while I drove down the road. I have spoken with the service manager at the dealership, as well as Ford corporate, and have basically been told it's not their problem and I am on my own to pay for the repair, because my car is "too old" (just 5 years from mfg date) and has "too high mileage" (not that the doors have anything to do with mileage) for Ford to take any responsibility for what is clearly an issue of cheap, faulty parts and poor workmanship. This problem is all over the internet, and is clearly not isolated to my vehicle. Ford should be ashamed of the fact that they have ignored this problem, which could cause serious injury to it's customers (just imagine if the latch had stopped working while I was doing 70 mph down the highway!), and neither I nor anyone in my family will ever buy another Ford!.

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car image   Door problem of the 2009 Ford Focus 25
Failure Date: 09/01/2011

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Focus. The contact noticed that both passenger side doors, the rear driver side door, and the exterior door handles malfunctioned. The door handles could not be used to open the doors. The rear driver and passenger side doors would not unlock properly nor would they unlock when using the key fob or attempting to manually unlock the doors. The failure occurred multiple times. The dealer stated that the rod that was securing the locks needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred multiple times. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

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