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clewis3090 12-19-2012 12:16 PM

2010 focus door problems
I have a 2010 focus se 5speed 4 door and i have a problem wit my doors back passenger doesn't open at all lock or unlock rear driver only opens from the inside and front passenger door works ok doesnt always open from the outside and tha lock moves rapidly wen u hit unlock on tha door or key fob but doesnt actually lock it and tha driver door works perfectly except on occasion wen it doesn't open from tha outside the rear outside handles feel loose bt they are still connected iv had it services and tha dealership replace all door latches except the driver one and the doors have tha same issues again and its out of warranty so i need help finding out wut is wrong so i can fix it myself thanks

gtferrari 12-19-2012 12:55 PM

i would get a wiring diagram and a dvom (digital volt ohm meter)
use the diagram to figure out what wires to test for. look for the ground wire. in ohm mode connect one lead to the ground and the other to the neg terminal on the bat. should read 0.0

now set it to vol= not vol~ find the positive wire and put a lead on that then leave the other on the neg term of the batt. press the button. you should see 12.6 volts

most likely you are looking for a bad ground or resistance in the wires or connections

clewis3090 12-19-2012 01:48 PM

Thanks ill try that were about to get a lot of snow so it might b a week or so but what would u think about my door handles not feeling like theyre attatched to nething they dnt have ne resistance to them or y the dealership replaced the parts that they did and that it fixed them for a few thousand miles n started actn funny again

gtferrari 12-19-2012 06:43 PM

Well i had the same problem but have a coupe. It only affected one door. This was all under warranty but they never did replace it or remove it. Just sprayed some pb blast in it and called it good. There is a lot of dust that gets up into that area. I would have to hit the unlock twice to get the mechanism to engage properly. After they sprayed it the problem went away mostly. But if they replaced the part there must be another problem.

clewis3090 12-23-2012 01:02 AM

has anybody else had this problem or anything similar with a 2008 through 2011

Richard7 08-18-2014 09:42 AM

For no apparent reason, the rear passenger-side door on my 2010 Focus SEL would not unlock. I've tried the key fob and the driver door lock control many times. I lowered the window on that door and tried to move the lock knob manually but it won't move. The locks on the other three doors appear nicely coated with white grease. I checked the child lock switch on the driver-side rear door and it seems OK. I put a few drops of oil around the door lock knob. There does not appear to be any easy way to remove the door panel.

I contacted the dealership and they say that one has to remove the inside door panel by accessing it through the rear seat somehow and to look for any linkage problems. They say that it is not an easy job.

Anyone else have this problem?

Ryokuro 08-18-2014 04:26 PM

#1) Removing door panels is easy. Don't let your dealer say otherwise. You'll need a torx bit, and a couple of screwdrivers.

#2) I had this problem on my DRIVER door. All I did was just sit and cycle the lock a couple dozen times and it fixed itself. Doesn't help you, I know, but if you can remove that door panel, try moving the bars back and forth that actuate the lock.

Richard7 08-19-2014 10:44 AM

Thanx for the tips Miztaken! I'm going to give 'er a go.

ThaKillerKlown 08-19-2014 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by trevor_shiggs (Post 4597607)
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Publication Date: November 9, 2009

FORD: 2009-2010 Focus

This article supersedes TSB 9-21-1 to update the production build date and vehicle model years covered.

Some 2009-2010 Focus vehicles built on or before 10/15/2009 may exhibit a rear door that does not lock or unlock when using the power lock control switch, remote keyless entry (RKE) transmitter, or manually activating the door lock. This may be due to the upper interior door lock rod interfering with the interior door panel grommet.

Follow the service procedure to correct the condition.


No tools are required to perform step one.

Turn the door lock rod soldier by hand two (2) complete rotations in a clockwise direction to slightly lower the soldier in the door panel grommet. (Figure 1)

Figure 1 - Article 09-23-4

In a circular motion, wiggle the lock rod in the grommet to slightly enlarge the inner diameter of the lock rod grommet.
Using the power switch or RKE transmitter, electronically actuate the locks. Does the affected door lock now work properly?
Yes - Repair is complete. Do not continue with this procedure.
No - Continue to Step 4.
Remove the interior door panel of the affected side. Reference Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 501-05 for removal and installation procedures.
Using the power switch or RKE transmitter, electronically actuate the locks. Does the affected door lock now work properly with the interior door panel removed?
No - Stop with this procedure. Reference WSM, Section 501-14 for additional diagnostics.
Yes - Proceed to Step 6.
Straighten the vertical door lock rod using pliers or other suitable tool to reduce or eliminate the interference between the lock rod and the door panel grommet.
Verify door lock rod bell crank is properly inserted and positioned on the door. Reference WSM, Section 501-14 for additional information.
Install door panel per WSM, Section 501-05, and verify proper operation.

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