20 Most Recent 2013 Ford Focus Questions & Answers

The release pin came loose. Remove cover and you will see

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Nov 29, 2018

Put back seat down and crawl through press release button or pull handle

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Nov 29, 2018

verify the solenoid / motor for the latch is good 1st 2nd does it groan or try to turn any buzzing lites or leds dimming
put a meter on it an measure voltages as you try switches

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Nov 29, 2018

Maybe an electrical fault check with your local Ford dealer

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Nov 29, 2018


2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Nov 29, 2018

If y.ou have an electric release for the trunk, then unplug it and use the key. If the trunk stays shut, then its an electrical problem. If the trunk still opens by itself it is mechanical and use the gap the other expert recommended. If this a new vehicle for you there could have been collision damage in that area with poor adjustments or cracked parts.

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Aug 03, 2018

have it check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Could have ajar switch problem .

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Jan 22, 2017

These plugs are usually on the side case, have a look you will find them.

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Jan 19, 2017

try for adjustment, cable adjustment if cable operated opening, or electric short if solenoid operated
it could be knocked down a bit making it had to latch

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Dec 30, 2016

most likely you lost the ground for that system, time to take it to a good mechanic.....

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Nov 08, 2016

If what was left on was on same power as dash & radio, could be bad fusible link.

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Aug 15, 2016

Did you take it to the dealer ? Still under warranty .. Do you know the amount of electronics that are incorporated into that vehicle , control modules , C.A.N - controller area network communication's data bus etc.... An you want someone on here tell you the reasons why ! You should read up on it .A lot of testing is the only way to find these type problems . Videos on youtube for basic electrical testing , voltage drop testing etc.... Engine Won Crank or Start

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Jul 27, 2016

Joann, 1 st check the latch assy. for any visible damage, replace if bent or worn. Sounds like the lock mechanism is seizing up, You can try to spray with a thin oil WD (penetrent oil) etc. to free up including inside lock, to lube the small tumblers inside. You have to, if able, remove latch assembly and soak in oil over night if real bad.
The lock actuator may also be defective and links below will tell more about that.
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2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Apr 14, 2016

In the fuse box with all the other fuses under the dash or the hood ,check your hand book for location.

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Apr 13, 2016

The striker assembly may be out of adjustment. This is the metal piece that the trunk lock assembly grasps when the lid is closed. These strikers usually have bolts that can be loosened allowing the striker to move up and down to obtain proper adjustment so the trunk will open/close properly

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Dec 26, 2015

Why do you need the colours? If you look at the harness there will only be 2 wires going to the bulb holder, one power, one ground. Use a 12v circuit tester, turn on the side lights and see which is live. Its usually a coloured live and black or brown ground.

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Nov 06, 2015

Modern auto transmissions often need the oil level checked with the use of diagnostic equipment. Sometimes there is a plugged hole where a service tool dipstick can be inserted for a rough level check or to draw an oil sample for testing.

Workshop manual or friendly dealer staff should be able to provide this information. If a temporary dipstick exists you will either need to buy one or make one to the same dimensions as the Ford part.

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Oct 17, 2015

Probably has the check plug that unscrews like checking older lawnmower engines oil. PITA too.

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Oct 17, 2015

Check out your wiring, remove all grounds and clean and reinstall. Check all your connectors for loose ,bent pins or poor connections. If their is a communication problem the harness will have to be carefully inspected and use an ohmmeter to check continuity of all the wires.

2013 Ford Focus | Answered on Oct 11, 2015

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