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Door Problems of Ford Focus - part 1

Ford Focus owners have reported 44 problems related to door (under the structure category).

car image   Door problem of the 2012 Ford Focus 1
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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2011 Ford Focus 2
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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2005 Ford Focus 3
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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2008 Ford Focus 4
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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2011 Ford Focus 5
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 6
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 7
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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car image   Door problem of the 2008 Ford Focus 8
Failure Date: 07/01/2011

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 9
Failure Date: 05/21/2011

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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car image   Door problem of the 2008 Ford Focus 10
Failure Date: 01/01/2011

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus 11
Failure Date: 03/30/2006

: 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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car image   Door problem of the 2003 Ford Focus 12
Failure Date: 12/15/2005

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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car image   Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 13
Failure Date: 09/29/2005

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2002 Ford Focus 14
Failure Date: 03/31/2005

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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus 15
Failure Date: 03/15/2005

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 16
Failure Date: 02/01/2005

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus 17
Failure Date: 11/29/2004

While driving 35 mph driver's side door flew open.

car image   Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus 18
Failure Date: 05/19/2004

The passenger side rear door fails to stay shut, even when locked. The door flings open while driving.

car image   Door problem of the 2004 Ford Focus 19
Failure Date: 04/01/2004

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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2002 Ford Focus 20
Failure Date: 07/17/2003

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 21
Failure Date: 02/01/2003

The driver's door did not open from the inside or the outside.

car image   Door problem of the 2001 Ford Focus 22
Failure Date: 11/23/2002

Tired of having to bring car in for repeat break downs. Dt.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 23
Failure Date: 10/01/2002

Upon getting out of the vehicle the bottom of the door was so sharp that it cut the consumer's leg.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 24
Failure Date: 08/25/2002

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2000 Ford Focus 25
Failure Date: 07/22/2002

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.

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