I've got a 2003 Focus ZTS, and I've developed a couple of problems. I
was just wondering if anyone else had the same issues. I've
fortunately got a few months left on the warranty, so getting them
fixed shouldn't be a problem, but I'm curious just the same.
First, the trunk latch stopped working quite right. Sometimes it
wouldn't open up all the way. You could open the trunk, but you
couldn't close it again unless you "helped" the latch to open the rest
of the way. Now it can't open on its own either. Now I have to pull
the trunk open while pushing the trunk button on the remote in order to
get it open. I suppose the key would work too, but the principal is
The second problem is with the windshield wipers. They don't always
return to their starting position. This is most evident when the
windshield is somewhat dry, like when it has just started raining, or
I'm just trying to clear condensation. If I push the lever down to get
one "wipe", the wipers stop when I let go. The do the same thing if I
move the lever up one notch and then turn them back off mid-cycle.
I've started turning the interval setting up, and then putting the
lever in the first position, waiting for the cycle to end, and then
turning them back off.
Are there any other common problems people have had, so I can have them
looked into as well before the warranty ends?