Door Problems of Ford Focus
Ford Focus owners have reported 41 problems associated with door (under the structure category).
#1 - Door problem of the 2005 Ford Focus
The VIN of the problem Focus is 3FAFP31N35_. 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. It was Friday, Mar. 15, 2013 when this door issue occurred.
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#2 - Door problem of the 2008 Ford Focus
The vehicle was a 2008 Ford Focus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Focus is 1FAHP35N28_. My car has had issues with the doors for quite awhile. Its always been annoying, but its never really seemed like such a big deal to me. Today, hot summer day, I went shopping with my boyfriend, he said I'm going to go get your car I will be back, as 30 minutes pass he is finally back to tell me that my door will not unlock. The key would not unluck the door. I have had problems with the back doors just being stuck on lock for days at a time but it always eventually fixes itself, which is why I have never reported it before. But today I had to pay 30 dollars for a locksmith to come out and unlock my door. I am not very happy because I am a poor college kid who could really use that money on something else. As I research this online I see more than enough complaints about the very same thing happening to people with the same car that I have. It could have been very dangerous if for some reason there was a kid in the car that we could not get out. It infuriates me that no one will do anything about this. I think it is only fair that this problem be investigated and if necessary the cars be on recall to get fixed for free. Thank you. The failure date was Fri., Jul. 1, 2011.
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#3 - Door problem of the 2008 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Ford Focus. 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. This problem occurred on Thursday, July 12, 2012.
#4 - Door problem of the 2007 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Ford Focus. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was 1FAHP34N87_. 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!. It was 05/01/12 when this door issue occurred.
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#5 - Door problem of the 2011 Ford Focus
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FAHP3GNXB_. 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. It was Monday, May 21, 2012 when this door issue occurred.
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#6 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The VIN of the car is 1FAFP34P9Y_. The 2000 Ford Focus started making a grinding noise 3 weeks after purchasing it. The back riders side wheel bearing was bad. It has now been changed 3 times in less than 1 year and 6000 miles! we found there had been a recall on this same thing back in 2001,and was fixed. So its still going bad and Ford wont stand behind it! also the door handle wont work and that was a recall that was fixed too, also to bad so sad! Ford has turned into a very bad company to do business with!we have always had Fords,but that's about to change!. It was May 21, 2011 when this door issue happened.
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#7 - Door problem of the 2008 Ford Focus
The VIN of this vehicle was 1FAHP35N78_. The reporting person owns a 2008 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear doors would not open. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 74,000 and current mileage was 80,000. This door problem happened on January 1, 2011.
#8 - Door problem of the 2004 Ford Focus
The car was a 2004 Ford Focus. The rear doors are intermittently inoperable. They sometimes jam and will not open, and then there are times the won't shut. However, there have been times while driving that door will just open on it own. This problem occurred on Apr. 1, 2004.
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#9 - Door problem of the 2003 Ford Focus
The car is a 2003 Ford Focus. We bought our car used in November of 2004, since then, we have had the driver door handle break twice and the passenger handle break once. Of course, this is not life threatening but it is really annoying to not be able to get your child in the back seat without having to unlock and open all the doors before you can get to the right door. We have had the handles replaced twice which was covered by the warranty, but it is broken yet again, and I'm not sure our extended warranty will cover it. It is obviously a manufacture problem, even though I can't find any other complaints of this nature. This door problem happened on Dec. 15, 2005.
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#10 - Door problem of the 2002 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2002 Ford Focus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 1FAFP34352_. While getting out of the vehicle with transmission in neutral and engine still running, driver's door had automatically locked, consumer was unable to gain entrance until spare key was used. Dealer and manufacturer have been notified. It was July 17, 2002 when this door issue occurred.
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#11 - Door problem of the 2002 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Ford Focus. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FAFP36372_. The remotely controlled door locks spontaneously lock while the driver is outside of the car. This is a safety hazard. If there were small children in the car, or an elderly disabled person, the driver would be unable to get back in. If the car locked itself while a lone driver was in a dangerous desolate area, this too would be a hazard. I know of another woman who had the same problem with her Ford. Her dealer said that since her car was out of warranty, it could be fixed for $75. 00. My dealer says there is nothing wrong, and cannot be fixed. My car is still under warranty. It was Apr. 21, 2002 when this door issue occurred.
#12 - Door problem of the 2002 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Ford Focus. Severe creaking/rubbing sound coming from rear door on driver's side of vehicle. Noise occurs while driving at all speeds. Sounds as though door is out of alignment or improperly mounted. Dealer has attempted to diagnose and repair the problem on two occassions (4 days total out of service), and has been unable to fix. Dealer most recently stated that some creaking is normal due to flexing/twisting of frame of vehicle while driving. Creaking/rubbing, meanwhile, is getting worse. It was July 17, 2003 when this door issue occurred.
#13 - Door problem of the 2002 Ford Focus
The vehicle was a 2002 Ford Focus. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Focus is 1FAHP34312_. Ford issued a rear door recall, which was not found at this time. Consumer contacted the dealer for repairs, but there were no available parts in order to do repair, which is dangerous because the doors could open unexpectedly. This problem occurred on Thu., Mar. 31, 2005.
#14 - Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The car involved was a 2001 Ford Focus. VIN of the vehicle was 1FAHP36351_. Automatic door locks cannot be disabled. As soon as shifted to either reverse or drive , locks engaged. Consumer and his wife are diabetic, and worry if they pass out during an accident, they would be locked inside vehicle. This door issue occurred Monday, Jul. 2, 2001.
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#15 - Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Ford Focus. The VIN of the car is 1FAFP38381_. Power door locks have activated incorrectly. While outside the car scraping the windshield, car running, the power door locks went into the locked position, preventing me from getting into the vehicle. The failure date was Feb. 18, 2002.
#16 - Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Ford Focus. Tired of having to bring car in for repeat break downs. Dt. This issue happened on 11/23/2002.
#17 - Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Ford Focus. The passenger side rear door fails to stay shut, even when locked. The door flings open while driving. It was Wed., May. 19, 2004 when this door issue occurred.
#18 - Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The vehicle is a 2001 Ford Focus. While driving 35 mph driver's side door flew open. This door issue occurred 11/29/04.
#19 - Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Ford Focus is 1FAFP34PX1_. 2001 Ford Focus - the consumer received manufacturer's recall 05s27 concerning corrosion of the rear doors in March 2005. Called the dealership, and they said that this recall did not affect this vehicle because it was not a hatch back car. Contacted the manufacturer, and they said the same thing; this would not effect this vehicle. The rear driver's door will not close due to the corrosion. This door problem happened on March 15, 2005.
#20 - Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus
The vehicle was a 2001 Ford Focus. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FAFP33P51_. : the contact stated three of the doors on the vehicle will not open and the driver door will not stay closed. The dealership has been alerted. It was 03/30/06 when this door issue happened.
#21 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car is a 2000 Ford Focus. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3FAFP3138Y_. Driver's side door will not open from inside. Dealer has inspected vehicle three times.
#22 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle involved was a 2000 Ford Focus. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FAFP3434Y_. While vehicle was parked in the driveway there was a fire in the door on the passenger's side. Owner was able to put out the fire. There was a 95% chance that vehicle would be totalled. It was 08/13/2000 when this door issue occurred.
#23 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Ford Focus. Automatic door lock on the back rear door droke. Nlm.
#24 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car is a 2000 Ford Focus. Power door locks stopped working. Consumer had to use key to get in and out of vehicle, then, after a week of using key, the door locks locked up, and could no longer use keys. Consumer had to climp in and out of vehicle through window. It was Tue., Jan. 9, 2001 when this door issue happened.
#25 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Ford Focus. VIN of the vehicle was 1FAFP343XY_. Driver's door lock switch broke. Locks are automatic and lock when vehicle is started. Driver's door would not open after vehicle has stopped. Would exit from passenger side. Other three doors would fail to lock when driver's door automatically locks. Had not taken vehicle to dealership. This door issue occurred Sunday, Sep. 23, 2001.
#26 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FAFP36P4Y_. When car is engaged in gear the door locks should lock. The don't. I took the vehicle into Ford and they replaced the fuse the first time, as they were testing it they blew 2 more fuses. They then replaced the 2nd and told me it would be ok. When I got home tonight the back passenger door would not unlock the other 3 doors did. Now none of the door will lock or unlock with the remote or with the button inside the car. It was Tuesday, November 27, 2001 when this door issue happened.
#27 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car was a 2000 Ford Focus. Vehicle identification number (VIN): 3FAHP3139Y_. At the time to lock or unlock doors will not operate. Sometimes doors will stay locked. Had taken vehicle to dealer, they found that problem was due to a fuse that had to be replaced. Please provide more information. This door issue occurred 02/25/02.
#28 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car involved was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FAFP36P5Y_. On 3-22-02 at night, parked, I tried to unlock the right rear door at the same time that the passenger attempted to open the door. The plastic door handle made a cracking noise and the door handle apeared to be looser than before without the tight return to original position. The door opened and closed properly. I did not think this was a priority repair so waited until my spring break the next week. On 3-27-02 I had the rear right door opened, I closed it and drove off. Within half a block the door swung opened at a stop light and a passing motorist told me about it before I drove off. I closed the door and proceeded down the hill, within 3 blocks the door swung opened again. I checked the handle and found it popped out into an open position. I forced it back into place, there was a similar cracking noise to that made when the original damage was caused. I drove immediately to the nearest Ford dealership where an appointment was made for 3-29-02. I did not carry anyone in the back seat until the repair was completed. The service order described the repair as, "removed right rear door panel-replaced inner handle-broken & out of position in ratchet assembly-retest-ok. The dealership treated this as a warranty repair. I am concerned that this is not a fluke accident, as the locks automatically engage when the car is put into gear, and unlocking the rear door at night would be a common occurrence. Passangers could be at risk, especially small children. It was 03/27/2002 when this door issue happened.
#29 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of the problem Focus is 1FAFP3837Y_. Truck lid will not stay closed. After dealer repair, would not open. Electrical system failed. Auto door locks do not lock. Currently electrical locks will not work. Pat milliken Ford states rear passenger door is shorting system out. This door issue occurred Jun. 2, 2002.
#30 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of this vehicle was 1FAFP343XY_. Passenger side door will not open or unlock manually or remote. Dealer and manufacturer have not been notified at this time. Campbell Ford stated that was one of the characters of the lock and refused to fix under warranty. Consumer took to other dealer and found it was covered under warranty. The failure date was Mon., Jul. 22, 2002.
#31 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car was a 2000 Ford Focus. The VIN of this vehicle is 1FAFP36P1Y_. All four doors lock automaticly after getting into vehicle. When trying to get out of vehicle the door becomes stuck, unable to open with key on the outside of door. Pulled windows, still could not open doors. This issue happened on 08/25/2002.
#32 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The vehicle having this issue was a 2000 Ford Focus. Consumer states when the vehicle is washed during the winter, the doors will not close completely.
#33 - Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus
The car involved is a 2000 Ford Focus. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FAHP3435Y_. Power locks lock when you press the up window keys and sometimes just on thier own when the car is in idle. This is not counting the automatic locking when you put it in gear to drive after start up. Dt. This door problem happened on Tue., Jan. 1, 2002.
Other Structure related problems of Ford Focus:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Frame And Members problems||21|
|Trunk Lid problems||11|
|Hatchback/liftgate Hinge problems||5|
|Underbody Shield problems||4|
|Frame Rust problems||4|
|Door Hinge problems||3|