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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,323 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 032015

Focus

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. While driving 25 mph, the door ajar warning light illuminated with no indication as to which door was affected. The contact mentioned that all doors were properly closed when the failure occurred. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 072013

Focus

  • 193,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. While attempting to open the front driver and passenger side doors, the doors failed to open without warning. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 193,000.

- Maysville , KY, USA

problem #5

May 012015

Focus

  • 100,086 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the front driver and passenger side exterior door handles failed to open the vehicle properly. The contact could open the vehicle from the inside, but not the outside. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the clamps and handles needed to be replaced in order to open the door from the outside. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,086.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 012014

Focus

  • 125,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Ford Focus. While driving at approximately 30 mph, the rear passenger and driver side doors opened without warning. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 125,000.

- Webster , NY, USA

problem #3

Mar 152013

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles
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 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.

- Oneonta, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 232011

Focus 4-cyl

  • miles
Both rear doors wont stay shut and the driver door wont open.

- West Salem, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 202008

Focus

  • 67,178 miles
I purchased a 2005 Ford Focus, my drivers side door handle has broken and the rear drivers side door cannot be opened or it will not close passenger side door handle is loose also as with other complaints nothing is being done to fix this issue a recall reported on this issues does not pertain to my VIN#. don't know why considering it is the same issue, I have one key lock on outside of car on drivers side but cannot lock car now that drivers side door handle has broke so I can not lock my car. Dealership is willing to look at it but will probably cost major monies to fix. Why isn't this consider a safety issue if you cannot get into your car. Or if the rear drivers side door swings open shouldn't have all of the 2005 Ford Focus been recalled. How many complaints need to be filed before it gets recalled?

- West Salem, OH, USA

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