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Old 07-23-2019, 07:27 AM   #11
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2015 Focus SE rear hatch is randomly opening while the car is running and in gear. Nothing on the remote or dash is being touched. It does it with both keys. The hatch closes securely and does not have excess play, but seems like an actuator or something may be acting up.

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Slo86GT Why would it be so awful if it happened on the freeway?

You'd get an annoying light on the dash to ignore for a few minutes until you can pull over, and even then that is defeatable by the OK button on the wheel IIRC.

Why are people so scared that their metal cage has a vulnerability in its armor? It's not like because the hatch pops, the warning light comes on then wheels will fall off and put you into a wall, flipping the car over and demolishing itself and killing all passengers.

It's a latch. It popped for some reason, could be as simple as the mechanism being misaligned. Yes, by all means get it looked at and fixed.



This is about an absolutely useless answer. People are coming here trying to find solutions, not some holier than thou attitude. Clearly we/they understand the need to have it looked at/fixed or they wouldn't be here to start with.

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Old 07-23-2019, 02:00 PM   #13
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Why would it be so awful if it happened on the freeway?

You'd get an annoying light on the dash to ignore for a few minutes until you can pull over, and even then that is defeatable by the OK button on the wheel IIRC.

Why are people so scared that their metal cage has a vulnerability in its armor? It's not like because the hatch pops, the warning light comes on then wheels will fall off and put you into a wall, flipping the car over and demolishing itself and killing all passengers.

It's a latch. It popped for some reason, could be as simple as the mechanism being misaligned. Yes, by all means get it looked at and fixed.

This is about an absolutely useless answer. People are coming here trying to find solutions, not some holier than thou attitude. Clearly we/they understand the need to have it looked at/fixed or they wouldn't be here to start with.
If you are concerned, yes go get it looked at and fixed. If you read this far, you know you can check the bump stops. If it is not that and your hatch is properly closed, then give Ford a call.

There was also a recall related to the hatch but it only pertains to actually pressing the button on the dash:
https://www.cars.com/research/ford-focus/recalls/
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