If you find out a noise on your vehicle, you are right to be concerned of it and take it seriously, although it is plausible that nothing critical will occur, it is also plausible that it is the sign of a more important fix. A noise that happens in the trunk of your Ford Focus is luckily more a indication of a small adjustment or service, rather than a complicated one. To support you in your research, we have chosen to write this content to present you with the most likely solutions to your problem. First we will see that this trunk noise on your Ford Focus can come from accumulated dirt, the problem can also come from a loose lock and finally, it can even come from a simple rivet that sits inside your bumper.
Noise in the trunk Ford Focus : Accumulated dirt that triggers poor closing
We will therefore start with a trunk noise on your Ford Focus triggered by dirt accumulated on your joints, lock for example. Indeed, it is plausible that on a vehicle that is already a few years old and whose cleaning is not always a main concern or that the roads used are not very clean that dirt collects at the trunk gasket. This problem triggers a poor closure of the trunk and a noise that can sound like a crack. To check if you are in this scenario, open the trunk of your Ford Focus, verify the condition of the gasket that goes around the entire tailgate and clean it with a wet/soap cloth, dry the whole thing and try to close the trunk and take a dentred road to see the impact. If this is not the case, continue to the other hypotheses that will probably give a solution. It is plausible however that you have a trunk noise on your Ford Focus that is connected to other sources such as shock absorbers, do not hesitate to have a look to this content on the noises at the back of a Ford Focus.
Noise in the trunk of my Ford Focus : Loose lock, clicking noise
Second probability, you may also, over time, experience a locking system that became loose. And this is one of the most probably alternatives. Indeed, knowing a trunk noise on your Ford Focus is very often connected to this problem. Several solutions are available to you subject to the level of play you have with your lock. The first is that occasionally the offset is minimal and a simple greasing of the system with thick grease is appropriate to resolve the trouble. Secondly, it is also plausible that you really have a lot of play on your lock and that each time the trunk “jumps”, in which circumstance you would have to take off the cover that allows access to the lock (inside the trunk). Then, using torx screws, you unscrew the striker attached to the threshold, just push it back a little towards the inside of the trunk and tighten it again. Don’t forget to check the centering of the striker in relation to the trunk lock. If after looking at the trunk of your Ford Focus closes badly, it means that you have moved it too far, duplicate the operation by pushing the striker less.
Noise in my trunk Ford Focus : Rivet following plate swap in the trunk/ bumper
Finally, one of the last possibilities. It is that following a license plate swap you were unfortunate and that a piece of rivet fell backside your plate. Indeed, when a plate change is made, to remove the old one the procedure used is to drill the existing rivets in order to put out the license plate. Sadly, it can happen that part of the rivet falls into the hole of the bumper and it will therefore wander inside the bumper and can cause an annoying noise. To check that it is this problem you are experiencing, and that you have a trunk noise on your Ford Focus linked to a rivet, you will need to check that it is in the tailgate open it and stir it to discern the noise. If this is your situation, you will have to remove the linings from the trunk to remove it. Finally, if it is your bumper, it is in this rarer and more embarrassing situation, you will have to remove the bumper to remove the bits of rivet that are running around.