definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,340 miles

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2005 Ford Focus body / paint problems

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 112014


  • 73,000 miles


My focuses rear passenger side door wouldn't lock and neither of the rear doors could lock automatically. This is a safety concern because if someone (small child) pulled the handle they could fall out. I also tried locking the child lock but then the door wouldn't close. I had to get this fixed at a local auto shop and it cost $400. It seems like from what I have read on the internet this is a common problem with the Focus.

- Brookings, SD, USA

problem #4

Dec 092009


  • 53,000 miles
There is water leaking from my car into the engine. It is seeping under the cowl. This is causing water to get into my air filter and causing problems with my maf system. This problem occurs when it rains or when I wash my vehicle. I just purchased the vehicle on Nov. 9 2009. I was not disclosed of this issue. I have not taken it for repair as repair costs are astronomical. I have seen hundreds of others with the same vehicle (Ford Focus) with water leak problems. I own a 2005 Ford Focus. I am terrified to drive my car in the ran because it hesitates and causes the engine to misfire. I am scared that it will happen on the road and I will get killed and ran over my truck or something. Please do something about Ford poor workmanship.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #3

Jul 172005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2005 Ford Focus. The consumer stated the grill and headlights were out of place. When the vehicle was taken to the dealership, they were not sure if they were going to able to fix the problem. The dealership made adjustments, but the consumer didn't feel it was properly corrected. The consumer stated only one half of the headlight assembly was able to be put in compliance. He has been told the radiator support panel was built in an improper position. Ford stated the vehicle was built within tolerance. It should not affect any safety components. When the consumer asked for that in writing they were unsure of themselves. The consumer stated the hood sits too low at the fender near the right A- pillar, the consumer stated there was no problem before the vehicle was serviced.

- Victorville, CA, USA

problem #2

May 142005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 490 miles
The dashboard panel frame is severly rusted.

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #1

May 142005

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 210 miles
Brand new Ford Focus has heavy rust on the dashboard frame. The Ford Motor Company says this is normal oxidation on untreated metal.

- Irving, TX, USA

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