Car Problem Reports
Ford Focus rear door latch broken
Ford Focus Problem
Average Mileage: 61,428 mi (36,000 mi - 110,000 mi)
Visitor, 2007 Ford Focus, 50,000 mi
REAR OOR LATCH WOULD NOT LATCH HAD TO REPLACE THE DOOR LATCH COULD NOT FIGURE IT OUT AS NO ONE EVER SITS IN BACK SEAT AND DOOR IS RARELY USED
Both rear doors have latching problems. The right door doesn't latch at all and the left has intermittent problems. I have been quoted $665 by a ford dealer to replace both and $1100 by a non-ford facility. Like a prior review said...this should not happen, even with the mileage, because these doors are not used that often since we don't have kids at home. Ford needs to recall or provide service for this problem...it seems very prevelant looking at different websites.
Visitor, 2012 Ford Focus, 36,000 mi
Read door latch is broken
Visitor, 2012 Ford Focus, 52,000 mi
I opened the rear passenger side door of my sedan and wouldn't close after that. Seems that the latch is broken and wont stay shut, a slight pull opens the door again. I had to rig up some rope to keep the door closed and manually move the latch to a closed position so the lights inside wont kill the battery since it thinks a door is open.
Visitor, 2007 Ford Focus
I have the same problem, but with my trunk latch. I've had the latch replaced 3 times and it still is finicky about whether or not it latches
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.