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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
92,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Ford Focus accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 102009

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles


If I go to unlock the trunk from the inside, the button will push in but the trunk wont pop open. I have to use the remote to open the trunk, the button is just pointless.

- , Columbia, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 012007

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

The trunk lock doesn't stay open when it is unlocked, so I have to pull the emergency trunk release string every time I close it. Occasionally that doesn't work either, and I have to pry the lock apart to shut the trunk.

The interior trunk button does not unlock the trunk if the car is running or the keys are in the ignition....... and I can only get the trunk to open if I am standing there, and pull it open as I press unlock while it makes the clicking sound--- otherwise it locks itself again immediately. (which means the interior trunk release button is useless)

- , Greeley, CO, USA

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