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2005 Ford Focus body / paint problems

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 032012

Focus 4-cyl

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2005 Ford Focus ZX3, hatchback. The hatch back bounces open all the time when I try to close it, and the drivers side door handle is broken from the outside. I have to get in the passenger side and release the door from the inside. If I forget to use the unlock when I get out of the car, I have to climb in through the hatchback and open the back door, then open it and reach up and unlock the front passenger door, to open the drivers side door. There is only one unlock on the drivers side door, which obviously does not help at all.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

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