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Old 02-20-2013, 09:10 PM   #21
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My 2007 ford focus rear door also will not lock manually or with the remote. Report this issue on Safercar.gov https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ This is a safety issue because our kids can just open the rear door because you have no ability to lock the door and/or use the child safety lock feature. This happened to my 2007 Focus and dealer asked for $500. Please report all car issues to the people who force the Auto companies we just bailed out to fix our cars. You are leaving the public at risk. If your kid or a disabled passenger opens the door moving down the highway and falls out of the car because of this issue; Ford is going to pay big time lawsuits on this one. REPORT REPORT REPORT!!! Will you help each other and submit your car safety issues to the authorities? Please let me know if there is something else I can do to get FORD to Fix this issue!
You are retarded nobody bailed out ford you crybaby!

You car is out of warranty and you can fix it by stop being a dumb ass and take it apart like i said.. Or buy the new part i think its like 300 for the part its a all in one unit thats why its expencive.
Jus complaining online isnt gonna do shit...
Its gonna make ford look bad when in reality its not a common problem on a 8+ year old car
Also i hope idiots do open the door and fall out... the child lock works just cant lock the outside part... I worked for ford i did this to my car either 2 or 3 times it only happens when idiots use the indicator as a lock switch button you use the drivers/ front passenger lock key to open the locks only....
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:26 AM   #22
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This exactly happened to me before too. I bought a replacement from the dealer I was working at,
but after a while of spraying with grease. It fixed itself and I returned the part. Try to keep all your doors lubed up (don't use wd-40). Hope it works that part wasn't cheap. Just give it some time if you
Can wait and spray the living $ out of it.
hi im having same prob one door wont lock. do i need too remove door cover to get in and spray or or can i just spray the lock latch.. sorry im a female and have no idea :)
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rear door won't lock

No spray will not help I did this year's ago and had to do it last year on another 05 I bought if it helps it will end up binding again
Spray is a good preventative measure but make sure it's the ford approved stuff.
if you cannot move the lock indicator. Almost always it is caused by my rear passengers pushing the lock indicator and not waiting for me to hit the unlock button.

To see if you need to buy a new part you need a variety of torx bits and some knowhow to remove the lock assembly and I further disassembled it.

Once I did that I saw the plastic cogs were out of alignment and one was pushed where it would not engage. Once realign Ed I lubricated Re assembled and never had another problem as long as people did not touch the indicator and use it like an old fashioned pull lock.

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If the problem is the same as on earlier models that indicator seizes the latch up when one tries to unlock and lock at the same time. You can fix that without getting into the latch at all, I've documented it elsewhere on this site.

I've done it too and easily fixed. One screw and pop the assembly out to get to lock cable and then fish the cable BACKWARDS. No need to mess with latch at all.

It can happen opening the door handle too if you happen to have your hand lean slightly against the indicator to lock at the same time and not that hard to do.

'Almost always it is caused by my rear passengers pushing the lock indicator and not waiting for me to hit the unlock button.'

Exactly. It happens when the lock and unlock happen at the same time. Once you know how it does it you can make it happen over and over. And you then know what not to do to have it go for years with no issues.
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So this was from another forum, but it worked like a charm for my 2006 Focus:

Had similar problem on the rear door of my 2004 focus, ie would not lock with the remote or manually. Fix was very simple; a light tap with a hammer using a socket extension on the three bolts that hold the lock actuator in place (on the end of the door). Must have freed up the jammed mechanism. Working perfectly again!

Basically place the socket extension against the bolt, light hammer tap, move to next one, repeat, and voila!
I was amazed and stupefied.
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So this was from another forum, but it worked like a charm for my 2006 Focus:

Had similar problem on the rear door of my 2004 focus, ie would not lock with the remote or manually. Fix was very simple; a light tap with a hammer using a socket extension on the three bolts that hold the lock actuator in place (on the end of the door). Must have freed up the jammed mechanism. Working perfectly again!

Basically place the socket extension against the bolt, light hammer tap, move to next one, repeat, and voila!
I was amazed and stupefied.
Every tool has a hammer side...

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That little idea may well work............the actual issue being deep inside the latch.
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Wow, I can't believe that actually worked...

Un-Freakin'-believable. I had taken the locks out of an '05 that is bound for the bone yard to replace the locks in our '07 which had seized in both rear doors, but before I took the '07's door apart, I thought I'd have one more look on-line. I saw your post and figured it's costs nothing to try it. It freed up both rear doors! Incredible! Thanks for sharing the tip.
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