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.
2004 Ford Focus Recalls
Ford Recalls 2000-2005 Focus Vehicles Due to Rear Door Latch Issues
Body, Interior & Misc.,March 9, 2005
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