Ford Focus owners have reported 50 problems related to door (under the structure category).
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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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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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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.
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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.
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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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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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 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!.
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The contact 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.
The contact owns a 2002 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear driver side door only opened when moved left to right. The contact also stated that the door would not open when unlocked. The failures occurred on several occasions. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05v030000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.
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: 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.
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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.
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Contact stated the passenger's side door will not unlock . Also, the back passenger's door will not unlock. Vehicle was taken to the dealership to be checked. She was told that the vehicle will need to be taken to a body shop to fix the doors.
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.
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.
While driving the door ajar light illuminated then suddenly the rear passenger's side door opened on the consumer 2000 Ford Focus. The door would not catch without having to lock and slam the door several times.
While driving 35 mph driver's side door flew open.
The passenger side rear door fails to stay shut, even when locked. The door flings open while driving.
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.