pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
74,786 miles
Total Complaints:
14 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. have to buy entire window track/motor replacement (6 reports)
  2. prop window up (5 reports)
  3. not sure (3 reports)
2000 Ford Focus windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2000 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #14

Sep 282008

Focus SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


for having only 22,000 miles on my car and living in AZ where your windows are hardly ever down or used up and down i think this is absolutely ridiculous

- , Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #13

Aug 062008

Focus ZTS Zetec

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Well, I am on my second window regulator. I can't believe there are no re manufactured ones available. You have to buy a new one everytime the plastic piece breaks, which is becoming more frequent. Just replaced the left rear last December, and now the right one is broke. 60,000 miles and you can't keep the windows up! I hope Ford has fixed this in the new Focus. I'll never find out cause I wouldn't buy another one.

- , Omaha, NE, USA

problem #12

Mar 102008

Focus ZTS 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 34,000 miles

I love this car, but have you ever been driving down the interstate and open up a rear window for fresh air and the window disappears? so you get the window back up and put something against it to keep it from falling down, then not even a month later the same thing happens to the other rear window. common designers whats going on. create something to better keep your windows in place. anyone wants to steal anything out of my car all they have to do is push down on the windows. get it fixed!!!!!

- , Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #11

Jan 162008

Focus L4 Sfi Dohc 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


Me and my ex both have the 2000 Ford Focus and both cars have the same problem the stupid cheap piece of sh*t plastic clips that hold our windows on their tracks have broken and in both cars three out of the four windows are broken!!! Being help up by a number of things tape, door stop, and wood stick. After reading others complaints I am saddened but assured that ford has made a crappy choice in going cheap! The time has come for the both of us to get new cars and with out ford offering and help in the area of the windows I am thinking of looking else where when buying a new car!!!

- , American Fork, UT, USA

problem #10

Apr 282008

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 78,000 miles

Rear passenger window just went. I know the exact problem, as this is the 3rd window that has fallen victim to this failure (previously driver's side front and driver's side rear).

I intend to fix this myself by permanently fixing the window closed rather than shelling out another $350 (which would bring me close to $1000 in repairs to keep the windows working on my $10k car).

- , San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #9

Mar 012005

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles

I cant understand why there is not a recall of the plastic piece that keeps the window in track.........everyone should write to the Ford company and complain about it ......I know I am going to .....

- , Belleview, FL, USA

problem #8

Jan 212005

Focus V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles


I have to continually pull the window up with my hand and I have a door stop holding

the window up.It doesn't hold so when the kids are in the backseat, according to the ''weat

weather, they either get wet or cold. Everyone says that it can't be fixed.

- , Conyers, GA, USA

problem #7

Apr 182007

(reported on)

Focus 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Both windows fell of track due to crappy clamp. Then window breaks plastic carriage that is not sold separately (have to buy $170 assembly to get the plastic parts). I think I can make my own for less.

- , Poway, CA, US

problem #6

Aug 222007

(reported on)

Focus SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 108,000 miles

Three of the windows do not work now. Used broken yard sticks to keep them up. When I called to see how much it would cost to fix they said $100 to look at them and most likely $100 per window. What a crock and now to find out that mine is not the only one. Ford is going to get an email.

- , Apple Valley, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 062007

(reported on)

Focus ZX3 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

Cheap little plastic parts that hold the window on the track broke off. The window fell down into the driver door. Parts are not available individually. Have to buy entire motor/regulator. Very inconvenient as it is the rainy season.

- , Winslow, AZ, USA

problem #4

Mar 072007

(reported on)

Focus LX 2.0L

  • Manual transmission
  • 102,000 miles


Cheap plastic is crap. Its just one problem after another with this dealership. Ford is garbage. Make some better vehicles for christ sake

- , Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

problem #3

Nov 162006

(reported on)


  • Manual transmission
  • 103,000 miles

Three months ago, my back right window fell. I was unable to get it to stay up. So I went to Ford, they priced the repairs at $400.00. I had the window fixed by a local mechanic for $350.00. Three days later, kid you not, I was driving down the interstate and my right window fell. This time i was able to keep it up by pushing it up. Until today, when my friend's girlfriend asked to borrow it because her Jeep Cherokee was in the shop. When she shut the door, the window fell and shattered, spraying her with glass. Two windows same car.

- , Avon, IN, USA

problem #2

Aug 302006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 78,000 miles

Same exact problem as listed already, cheap plastic piece broke, releasing the line for the power window, still working on fixing it

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 182006

(reported on)

Focus SE

  • 60,000 miles

There is a tiny cheap plastic piece on the part holding the window to the track that has broken on 3 out of 4 windows on my car. Each time it cost 150 dollars JUST for the replacement parts and I installed them myself because I can screw it up just as much as the mechanics at Ford can. It would be entirely easy and inexpensive for Ford to make this part out of a more durable material so that this problem never occurs. At the very least Ford could just sell the small replacement part so that I don't have to buy the entire system (tracks and motor). I have to return a perfectly good motor every time and it is such a waste. I don't even use my windows (at least the back two that broke first) very often. I can only imagine how often I would have to repair them if I actually used them! This is cheap and Ford should do a recall and take care of the problem. If 3 out of 4 of mine broke I am quite certain others have had this problem as well! I love my car and my family has been rather dedicated Ford owners but crappy craftmanship will only cause them to lose more and more customers.

- , Bosque Farms, NM, USA

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