hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
200,000 miles

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problem #1

Aug 072007

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 200,000 miles
Fuse was constantly blown for license plate lights, loss of power door lock function via the key fob or door switches, failure of automatic door lock system when driving, and loss of use of trunk/decklid release using the key fob or dash switch. Dealership diagnosis determined the cause to be broken and shorted out wires leading from the side of the main body of the vehicle to the base of the trunk/decklid. Repair was made with wire splices. Note: Early 2000 sedan models were recalled with a similar issue. Quite a few hatchback and sedan owners after 2000 are experiencing a similar issue.

- Waterloo, 00, USA