Focus Door Latch Investigation Closed Following Recall

2012–13 Ford Focus owners made enough noise about their unreliable doors to spark an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) back in January.

The owners were tired of their doors flying open while driving, the “door ajar” light never turning off, and whatnot. The investigation found that the problem ran much deeper and it eventually led to a recall of 2.3 million vehicles spread out across 6 Ford and Lincoln models, including the Focus.

Now that the investigation is closing, we’d like to raise a glass of eggnog – the spiked variety – to the owners who filed their complaints online and got the problem fixed.

More details about the recall→