I have a 2000 Focus SE 4 door that we got in 2002. Since that time, the
passenger side rear door has never worked right. It has been to the dealer
like 3 times for repairs, but almost immediatly, the rear door will not
unlock nor open. It is like we really have a 3 door. I dread taking it to
the dealer again. The dealer does not have a bad rep and other repairs have
been great. We are also having some troubles with the trunk lid. I think the
latch keeps getting out of alignment as now it will not close at all.
Anyone else had these problems? And if so, what was the real fix??
Hmmm...are you sure the car wasn't damaged in an accident? A good appraisal
person or bodyman can spot the evidence. If so, you can try to sue the
seller or get the door and hatch re-aligned in a bodyshop.
No. We know it was never in a accident. We know the person that had the car
from day one. We can't even hear the actuator in the door when we hit the
unlock. I am sure the door is just locked. But since there is no keyhole in
the backdoor we can't get it unlocked.
I also have a 2000 Focus which exhibits the same problems and a couple of
more (gas gauge will stop functioning from time to time, brakes worn out at
30K, etc). The dealer never did really fix any of my problems. I am selling
this thing and going back to a Japanese car. From what I've read, however,
in this group and elsewhere, the newer Focii don't have the problems that
existed in the first Focus year (2000). Good luck.
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