hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,384 miles

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2005 Ford Focus electrical problems

electrical problem

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2005 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 152009

Focus 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


The hatch back lid started opening when the rear window defrost was turned on. This has resulted in many inadvertent opening of the lid while driving. While researching, I found a recall for the 2000 Ford Focus assigned NHTSA 00V411000. I pulled back the rubber boot which protects the same wire harness at the hinge point of the lid. I discovered multiple cracked and exposed wires, and on wire broken it two. I desire for this to be a recall item just as you did for the 2000 model. I have pictures if you desire.

- Lavista, NE, USA

problem #2

Mar 152010


  • 55,000 miles
The decklid wire harness has fatigued breaking 2 internal wires in the bend area. As a consequence, rear windshield wiper and decklid latch remote release function are lost. Because it is in the same harness, loosing stop lamp, defrost or vehicle registration lamp functions it just a matter of time. This failure mode has already been described only that with a different effect (loss of stop lamp). Please refer to your campaign id: 00V411000.

- Candiac, Quebec, 00, USA

problem #1

Aug 242006

Focus 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 23,152 miles
2005 Ford Focus airbag system inoperative at around 23,000 miles and 1.5 years of service. Dealership advised wiring harness severed by rodent. Not covered by Ford warranty remains uncorrected.

- Avon, CO, USA

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