2015 was a terrible year for Ford door latches. 2016 isn’t starting off any better.
“Ford Focus door latch problems are under investigation by the government, an investigation that could possibly lead to a recall of 400,000 Ford Focus cars.
The problem can be traced to busted pawl springs which allow the door to shut without ever latching. When that happens, owners may see a “door ajar” warning light or have their doors open while going around a corner.
My guess is the investigation will be to determine if the Focus used the same pawl springs as the other cars. If so, Focus owners should expect a recall soon.