Average mileage: 68,709 (100–189,000)
13 model years affected: 2001
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90 people reported this problem
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.
Driver door no longer closes. I have to drive with one hand holding the door shut, and the other hand steering and shifting (manual tranny) . this is a HUGE safety hazard and I am highly disappointed that ford has not done a recall to fix the problem.
Drivers side back door wont close, appears to be the latch mechanism not working.
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.
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
2006 Ford Focus ZX5 rear hatch won't latch at all now.
It was beginning to not unlatch from the keyfob or from the car when the button was latched intermittently. But it would latch and open with the key.
It was working from the keyfob and from the inside button and then today, it opened and won't close/latch.
Like I saw mentioned here. We don't use the rear hatch that often. I've rarely heard of cars having this issue, until I did a google search and found this site.
It looks like I begin the hunt for a replacement latch.
Hope this edit's, the first post had the year as 2002 but it is a 2006 ZX5 Hatchback
This is the second time this has happened to me. First time, drivers side passenger back door wouldn't latch and my daughter was in the back seat. The car at the time had about 60,000 miles on it. I took it to the ford dealership where they gave me a hard time for two days. I felt that this is a safety hazard and they should fix it.. They tried to make me pay for it, this is a ford problem not wear in tear, I explained to them. Two days went round and round.. Finally they gave in... Now at 100,000 miles the other side went out tonight. This has to be an issue with ford.. I will be calling someone other then the dealership in the morning. Because this time it was my 12 yr son on the side that didn't latch.. My question is how many people r going to be injured or a child fall out of the car.. Very disappointed in the dealership service and ford not recognizing a problem.
driving down road door opened lucky child was in car seat....ford needs to do something before someone gets hurt or dies from faulty door latch.......to many people having issues with doors not opening or closing and have to tie door shut which isnt safe at all
Read door latch is broken
Same thing happened to me door opened up on me I had to have it replaced the latches I'll check on the repair for the latches something like 600 some dollars and ford should replace them at no cost to the consumer's for safety reasons
driver side rear door will not latch properly.
Both of my rear doors are having latch problems and the right one will not latch at all and stay open. I took it to Ford dealer and they said it would be an $800 repair! I am frustrated with Ford.
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.
all four of my doors are broken. all four from the outside, 2 from the inside as well as the outside.
I have the same problem as everybody else 2013 Ford Fiesta rear passenger door will not stay shut this is a work car nobody's ever been in the back seat I open it up the other day to get my suitcase out and the door will not shut I had to put a bungee cord between the two door handles to hold the car door shut I called the Ford dealer in Palm Springs to my surprise they had two in stock wanted $110 I called for they said they're not aware of the problem I told them and its all over the internet they told me to go ahead and have the dealer fix it if they get a recall they would reimburse meI told him that it was a safety issue and they should fix it
2012 Ford Focus. Rear door will not shut. I have it tied off with the seat belt. Now driver door came open today. Can get it to latch sometimes if I cycle through the door lock
multiple times. Major safety issue Ford! Update. After numerous emails and phone calls to for only to be told it wasn't there problem. I contacted a local TV station that contacted Ford and ran a story on it Ford finally covered the repair. They should have covered this from the start and still need to address this latch problem.
Had to order and install a new latch mechanism
09/10/15: Opened driver side rear door to remove item from car and door would not latch in closed position. Secured door with rope using inside arm rest handles to keep door from swinging freely. Went to a Ford dealership in late afternoon and was told there was a recall on this issue; parts will need to be ordered. Was asked to bring the vehicle back to the dealership in the morning and leave it for the day/possibly weekend.
09/11/15: Recall only deals with Fiesta and Fusion models. My 2014 Focus issue reads like the official Fiesta and Fusion recall problem description. Fine. I'll pay and send the old part along with my NTSB complaint. Also, was told parts are on back-order and there is no availability/delivery estimate. My parts scavenger hunt has only just begun.
right rear door would not shut had to replace door latch, now again right rear door same problem, rear doors are hardly ever used!
rear door latch suddenly broke they want 456 to repair