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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,227 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Ford Focus accessories - exterior problems

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2001 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Nov 282004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Rear doors very difficult to get to stay closed. When slammed, they do not latch shut. On one occasion, it took over 30 minutes slamming the doors before they finally stayed shut.

- Westmont, IL, USA

problem #13

Dec 072004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The rear driverside door of my 2001 Ford Focus SE began to not work. I noticed the door was ajar while driving down the road. I pulled over to close it and it woudl not close. It continued to bounce open. I took it to a Ford dealership. They explained to me that the latch was broken and needed to be replaced for $204. I used the door maybe two times a week. The mechanic then proceeded to tell me that the latches on the Focus are not working correctly. He said they rust out to the point of not working. Of course I'm a little peeved. I bought my first brand new car and the door lock rusts out after three years! I've owned 10 year-old cars and never had a problem. I think it's a defect of Ford and they should cover the cost. I'm just thankful, no one had to ride in my back seat and have the lock fail.

- Wakeman, OH, USA

problem #12

Oct 202002

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer was unable to open both rear doors, and the frontal driver's door from the outside. To unlock the doors consumer had to go through the passenger's front door and unlock it from the inside. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection.

- Cuba, NM, USA

problem #11

Aug 202004

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

After completing my shopping, I returned to my car. Opened my rear left door to put down my bags. Come to close the door, but it would not shut and after trying for 40 minutes, the door finally latched shut. Tried to remedy the problem at home...but was faced with the same problem, this time it took even longer to shut. Since the summer, I have not opened the door. Came online to check for a recall/defect.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #10

Sep 242004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was not able to lock or unlock both rear doors from the inside nor outside of the vehicle. Consumer had to hold the door with two loose cords. Dealerships indicated to the consumer the latch mechanism broke.

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #9

Aug 112004

Focus

  • 38,000 miles
The driver side door latch failed, causing the door to open with out warning. The dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem.

- Parma, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 052004

Focus

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2001-Ford Focus, drivers side rear door lock is difficult to open after being unlocked. I have not taken the car back to dealer to have it fixed yet due to the expense.

- North Royalton, OH, USA

problem #7

Aug 182004

Focus

  • 56,000 miles
The rear passenger door latch rusted. The dealership was aware of the problem, but did not resolve it.

- Grand Island, NY, USA

problem #6

Jul 192004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,700 miles
After opening the right rear door at a store I drove out of the parking lot before the door came open and the door light came on. After parking again I was not able to close the door, the latch seemed to be stuck in the open position. Opening the handle, moving the latch fork back and forth did not allow the door to close. After using a screw driver to pry the latch stamping it returned and latched the door closed. I have not opened the door since.

- Bellaire, MI, USA

problem #5

May 182004

Focus

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles
While driving right rear passenger door opened. The latch rusted from rain coming in.

- Galway, NY, USA

problem #4

May 112004

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The rear door latches failed, the doors would not stay latched and would open unexpectedly. After a $300 repair one door will not open.

- Slinger, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 042004

Focus 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
While driving, the door opened constantly. Also, the plastic door handles were loose. The left door would not stay shut and the locks on the inside would work intermittently.

- Medina, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 292004

Focus 4-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
The consumer stated the two back doors on the vehicle has a defective lock and the door will not stay locked and shut. The owner took the vehicle to the dealer and was told there was nothing they could do because it was past the warranty period and that the vehicle should have been looked at earlier to prevent the problem. The rear drivers side passenger door was the original problem, three weeks later the other rear door latch/lock displayed the same problem.

- Hershey, PA, USA

problem #1

Jul 152003

(reported on)

Focus

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer called complaining about having problems with door handle. Manufacturer was contacted, and stated that there was no recalls on the vehicle.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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