Re: Trunk latch and windshield wipers
"Mel Grubb" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I've got a 2003 Focus ZTS, and I've developed a couple of problems. I
> was just wondering if anyone else had the same issues. I've
> fortunately got a few months left on the warranty, so getting them
> fixed shouldn't be a problem, but I'm curious just the same.
> First, the trunk latch stopped working quite right. Sometimes it
> wouldn't open up all the way. You could open the trunk, but you
> couldn't close it again unless you "helped" the latch to open the rest
> of the way. Now it can't open on its own either. Now I have to pull
> the trunk open while pushing the trunk button on the remote in order to
> get it open. I suppose the key would work too, but the principal is
> the same.
> The second problem is with the windshield wipers. They don't always
> return to their starting position. This is most evident when the
> windshield is somewhat dry, like when it has just started raining, or
> I'm just trying to clear condensation. If I push the lever down to get
> one "wipe", the wipers stop when I let go. The do the same thing if I
> move the lever up one notch and then turn them back off mid-cycle.
> I've started turning the interval setting up, and then putting the
> lever in the first position, waiting for the cycle to end, and then
> turning them back off.
> Are there any other common problems people have had, so I can have them
> looked into as well before the warranty ends?
My focus had the same problem with the windshield wipers - I mentioned it to
the Ford dealers when I had the car serviced and they knew immediately what
the problem was! -
2 relays replaced at a cost of around 6 GB pounds fixed it...