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Old 08-21-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Rear door won't open - Recall 05S27 ?

Hello all,

I bought a 2002 Focus SE from a friend. Recently, the rear right passenger door won't open either inside or out. I can push the door lock to the unlock position, but it snaps back to locked. No amount of finagling moves the door.

My friend made a spreadsheet with all of the repairs and maintenance, and he had the 05S27 recall repair done in 2005. Is the above part of that issue? Will they do it again if it was already done?


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The "recall repair" that was done on my newer one was simply lubrication of the lock (spray lube, no disassembly) to help prevent "stiffness" from corrosion.....

Lubing the locks is actually regular maintenance, and lack of that MAY be the root cause of your issue.

Many folks without a family seldom use the rear doors, so they tend to get a bit "sticky" as a result of that lack of exercise. You MAY have an extreme version of that going on, so wiggle, jiggle, and try to squirt some oil in through any orfice available MAY get the door open for you, it's worked for SOME folks with similar issues.....

Once you DO get it open, time to pull the inner panel to get inside & lube things better & check operation B4 further problems with it.....

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where/how do you lube the locks?
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