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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
81,662 miles
Total Complaints:
38 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (27 reports)
  2. replace lock actuator and door latch (6 reports)
  3. never use the trunk again? (1 reports)
  4. passenger door shorted fuse, disassembled lock (1 reports)
  5. replace door lock actuator (1 reports)
  6. replace door lock fuse, un plug actuator on drivers door (1 reports)
2000 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

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2000 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #18

Aug 062007

(reported on)

Focus 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 147,000 miles



i can't this stupid trunk lock open.

any help, from anyone with same problem

auto lock system is down as well.

i got in the trunk taking trim apart and reaching in to pull the release.

then bang bang bang,, pry pry to no avail.

- , Ball Ground, GA, USA

problem #17

Nov 062007

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,850 miles

The door lock on my focus won't open, and when I took it to the dealer they worked on it for 25 mins and called me back saying that they need to open each door panel and it was going to take longer than 1 hours, being a student I couldn't afford it and took the car back but I was charged 275 (that was two of my paychecks) for that time cause those a**holes changed one fuse #63 and now i have friend who installs aftermarket alarms and says that it would probably cost me 500 to get all the assembly changed in my car. I HATE!!! this car, I would love to burn it but then I would have to walk and can't do that.


-700 on brakes cause the driver side drum broke because apparently aftermarket pads don't fit properly

-paid 260 to get new lock cylinder when the ignition wouldn't turn, my Perelli P6's were worn out in less than 30000 miles (they are supposed to last 60000)

-80 on turn signal assembly cause stopped working

-180 for new mass air flow chip because the car would shut off when idling

I will never buy a ford again I have even lost my love to ever own a Mustang Cobra. I hate everthing that FORD stands. I plan to burn my focus once it stops working. Will post video on youtube

- , Concord, CA, USA

problem #16

Oct 252007

(reported on)

Focus ZX3

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

I have replaced many things on this car, alot of times the same problem over and over again. I have manual locks and both doors will not latch and close or unlock. I have only had the problem for a few days now but when I get in or out of the car and close the door it would not latch and close nor will it open from the outside if it does happen to close and latch.. I did call ford and had them note the complaint. I have to enter and exit my car from the trunk.

- , Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #15

Sep 242007

(reported on)

Focus SE 2.0L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles


Ford dealership charged $450 to supposedly fix the lock problem and it still does not work all of the time. Don't know when I'll get locked out!

- , Williamsburg, VA, USA

problem #14

Mar 122007

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

My power locks stopped working. I tried to replace the fuse, and when I used the remote, or the interior button, it would blow the fuse. I have not taken it to the dealer yet, but I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with this issue.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #13

Sep 182006

(reported on)

Focus ZX3

  • 74,000 miles

I posted my complaint earlier. I had a few people take a look at the problem and they replaced the fuse behind the fuse panel (PAIN!). All the locks worked including the truck except the driver side door. As they drove it around the block, the fuse blew. They replaced it 4 times and same thing happened so basically the driver side door was the trigger to seizing up the other locks. (They also took apart the driver side door panel.). After giving up, i ended up taking it to FORD. They told me it cost $235 CDN for the part and a couple hours of labour. We basically determined that the lock actuator needed to be replaced on the driver side door. The rep reduced the cost on the part to $168 and I had to pay for 2 1/5 hrs of labour at $98/hr. Total cost of repairs = $420 tax included. I am still writing to FORD as this is a safety issue and I reported this to TRANSPORT CANADA. We should all do the same.

- , Markham, Ontario, Canada

problem #12

Feb 222007

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles


This is my 4th Ford. I have had good luck with all of them (sound of knocking on wood can be heard). But get this one...

So... I paid off my car and the following month the heater blower motor died, the battery needed replacing (which is cool because it was a factory battery with 7 years on it) and the power locks stopped working. No biggie cuz I have a key right? WRONG !! The driver door will not unlock either with a key from the outside or manually from the inside. Now I find myself entering through the passenger side. Talk about a pain in the ass !!

Can't imagine this is a cheap fix (nothing is) so now I gotta figure out how to get the door open, take it apart and repair it myself. Anyone got a link to that info?

- , Rochester, NY, USA

problem #11

May 102006

(reported on)


  • 75,000 miles

Recently my remote stopped unlocking my doors and then my interior auto-lock and -unlock has stopped working as well. Now I have to manually unlock and lock the doors. This is a very big pain in my ass!

- , Evansville, IN, USA

problem #10

Nov 202006

(reported on)

Focus V4

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles

This happened when the car was still under warranty. It took one month to fix and they had to fly someone out from Ford to do it. If I would have had to pay for it, it would have cost $1000. Now, 6 years and 60K miles later it's happened again! The passenger side front door and the trunk open with the key, but not the front door. Even the rocker lock won't work, so the driver's side front door won't open at all. Therefore, the car is not safe to drive.

Anyone know how to fix this?

- , Portland, OR, USA

problem #9

Dec 272006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 88,000 miles

Seen this one a lot on here. the ghosts of foci past managed to disable my lock mechanism. I wasn't worried until I read that the locks can jammed when operated manually. A little research has told me that the FUSE #63 needs to be replaced. But this is located on the "back side of fuse box" and no one seems to be able to tel me how to get to it.

Looks like i'm headed back to the Trusty neighborhood Mechanic (at least he doesn't rip me off). I like the Focus a lot, but these piddly BS problems are making me want a divorce!

- , Northville, MI, USA

problem #8

Nov 242006

(reported on)

Focus DX 2.0L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


I can't open my passenger side door!!!!! At least it is kind of fun to watch friends/family try to get into the passenger side through the driver's side door!

- , Glenville, NY, USA

problem #7

Sep 132006

(reported on)

Focus ZX3

  • 72,500 miles

My car is almost 6 years old. I've never had any problems with the locks before until last week. I heard a strange sounds from my driver side locks as I opened my door. It almost sounded like the fuse slowly died. From that point, I tested all the power locks and nothing worked except using it manually. I tried the button inside for the truck release and that also did not work. I lost power for the locks and the truck. The remote is basically useless and none of the buttons work including the panic button. I had to lock and unlock the door using the key manually. The truck does not open even if I use the key. The key does not turn left or right which I found very odd. As of yesterday, the driver side door cannot open at all from the inside and outside so I am coming into the car only through the passenger side door. After reading everyone's complaints/comments/repairs, this really is a SAFETY issue if I do get into an accident and both doors do not open, including the truck. FORD should really take a look at a RECALL for the locks. I have not taken the car into the shop yet as I am afraid of the costs to repair this but I know I will have to do this soon. It really is a pain to get in my car from the passenger side and have only 1 door to get into. I also don't understand why I cannot open my truck manually and now the doors are starting to get locked up. Does anyone know what this problem could be? I think it may be the fuse but to get to that, you have to take apart the fuse panel as its behind it (another pain). Send me your comments if you know what the real problem could be.

- , Markham, Ontario, Canada

problem #6

Sep 092006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 95,852 miles

It cost $109.63 just to have it looked at. They replaced 4 fuses before they realized that the passenger door had an internal short that blew the fuse. I was charged for all 4, is that right?

They disabled the lock on the passenger door so the fuse wouldn't blow. remote finally worked, but power button still doesn't work on driver side door, only rocker button. can not afford cost to fix passenger door at this time. Cost at least another 126.00.

- , Boscawen, N. H, USA

problem #5

Sep 092006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 96,244 miles

driver side door will not lock by any means (key, remote power button or rocker button.) I am also unable to unlock any other door except for my trunk and I can only do thay with the key. prior to this I had the same problem with my passenger door.

- , Boscawen, N. H, USA

problem #4

Jun 082006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 59,333 miles

My trunk shut one day and now it won't open. Not with the key, the keyless dudade or the release inside the car. Naturally the back seat release to drop the back seats down is on the INSIDE of the trunk. I was quoted $200CDN to fix the problem. $103 for the lock, and $91/hour for service..... unbelievable!

- , Toronto, Ontario, Canada

problem #3

Jan 302006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 63,000 miles

Maybe I should paint it orange and put a rebel flag on top, call it the General POS and crawl thru the windows.

I HATE THIS CAR!!!!!!!!!!

- , Gainesville, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 052005

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 93,000 miles

This car is 5 years old and now after many, many other problems the doors & trunk will not open with remote and now the front door will not open from the inside or outside. It is a terrible hassle and a danger to have a door that will not open. Ford should pay for this being that other people complaint about the same problem... CALLING FOR A RECALL FROM FOR THE FORD 2000!!! This Focus obviously lost its focus a long time ago!!!

- , Mount Vernon, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 172003

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 52,365 miles

I HATE MY FORD FOCUS! They had to replace this two times. The second time was due to a defective part (is what I was told).


- , Bartow, FL, USA

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