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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,322 miles

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 012015

Focus

  • 68,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear passenger side door would not latch or stay secured. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch was faulty. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 05V3000 (locks/latches). The contact stated that the vehicle experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Black Creek, WI, USA

problem #8

Nov 072015

Focus

  • 118,811 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the front passenger side door failed to lock electronically or manually. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the the front passenger side door latch assembly and cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 118,811.

- Escondido, CA, USA

problem #7

May 072011

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 5 mph, the rear passenger door released without intent. The contact was able to maneuver to the side of the road; however, the door failed to latch properly and had to be secured with a bungee cord. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated the door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the failure occurred with the rear passenger side door latch. The vehicle was repaired in 2005 for a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 05V030000 (latches/locks/linkages: Doors: Latch). The remedy failed to correct the problem. The vehicle was not repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 09/15/11 updated 09/26/11

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

problem #6

Feb 082011

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,950 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact stated the drivers side rear door will not lock manually or with the keyless entry. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was made aware of NHTSA recall campaign id number: 05V030000 (latches/locks/linkages: Door: Latch) and was told the vehicle was not included. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage is 44,950. Updated 08/19/11

- Aroroa, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 152005

Focus 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact stated that none of the doors on the vehicle work properly. The drivers door can only be opened from the inside and the rear door only open from the outside. The contact has had to climb over the seats to get out of the vehicle. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle has too many miles to be repaired under recall campaign number 05V030000, which is related to the rear door latch. The contact stated there is no mention of a mileage restriction in the recall. The failure mileage was 42000 and the current mileage was 104315. Updated 12/23/10 the consumer also stated the accelerator pedal would stick at times. The consumer stated she is not having problems with the front door on the passenger side. Updated 01/04/11

- Unadilla, NY, USA

problem #4

May 302009

Focus

  • 23,090 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. When entering the vehicle, the contact noticed that the rear driver's side door would not open. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they determined that the latch and door handle were failing. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 23,090.

- Sun Piairie, WI, USA

problem #3

Jan 082008

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles

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

Power door locks lock unexpectialy while engine is on or off.

- Shoreview, MN, USA

problem #2

Nov 052007

Focus

  • 79,050 miles
The rear doors of my Ford Focus have twice opened while driving due to a rusted out latch mechanism. The first occurrence was 9/30/07 and the second was 11/5/07. The second time there was a child in the backseat. The car is a 2005 model and only 2 years old. The latches were recalled on 2000-2005 models but apparently not my specific vehicle. After having to pay 2 times in a little over a month to repair these defective parts, I am concerned about the safety of the door latches in my vehicle. No one was injured during either of these incidents.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 242006

Focus 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
: the contact stated the rear driver side door would not stay latched and both driver side door locks were hard to disengage. There was a NHTSA recall, # 05V030000, regarding the latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

- Montpelier, VT, USA

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