2004 Ford Focus Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Ford Focus
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2004 Ford Focus Problemsrear door latch broken
The rear driverside door would not stay shut. We tried everything but the latch would not latch. We ended up taking it to our mechanic and he had to replace the entire latch mechanism. This should never happen considering that this door is hardly used and the car only has 37000 miles on it.
As the motor mounts break down or wear, additional noise and vibration may be noted when the vehicle is at idle. Replacement of the motor mounts would be required to remedy this condition.
2004 Ford Focus QuestionsAre the rear wheel bearings pressed in the hub? (1 answer)
If I replace the hub do I replace the bearings?
Jacked car up to check for play & noise found none. Recently put on used tire.
It only does this when you're driving it
2004 Ford Focus RecallsFord Recalls 2000-2005 Focus Vehicles Due to Rear Door Latch Issues
Ford has recalled certain 2000-2005 Focus vehicles in states that use road salt because corrosion may build up at the pawl pivot area of the rear door latch. This may prevent the door from latching properly. If this occurs, an occupant could fall out of the vehicle. Dealers will install a lower rocker seal to the door to prevent corrosive material from entering and will evaluate the rear door latches, which will either be lubricated or replaced.