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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,736 miles

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2012 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments

problem #19

Feb 022016

Fiesta

  • 64,979 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages) and repaired; however, the door ajar warning light remained illuminated. The dealer repaired the vehicle again, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who informed the contact that the repair parts were on back order. The failure mileage was 64,979.

- Elkins, WV, USA

problem #18

Apr 202015

Fiesta

  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. While traveling 65 mph, the front passenger side door fractured without warning and opened while the vehicle was in motion. The contact had to pull the vehicle over and make a quick adjustment to the door due to the failure. The internal lights remained illuminated due to the failure, which drained the battery for months. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages), but the dealer was not able to provide the part for several months, which was not in a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The contact was unable to determine when the part would become available. The contact was still experiencing the failure. The vehicle was also included in NHTSA campaign number: 12V488000 (air bags). The dealer was unable to determine when that recall repair would be performed. The dealer did not notify the contact that the recall needed to be performed. The contact reported the failure to the manufacturer and was waiting to determine when the two recall repairs would be performed. The vehicle was still at the dealer to be repaired for the door lock failure and still waiting for the software update for the air bags. The approximate failure mileage was 92,000.

- Wills Point , TX, USA

problem #17

Jul 082015

Fiesta

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. While driving approximately 35 mph with a child seated in the rear passenger seat, the rear passenger door erroneously opened while making a left turn. The contact discovered that the door latch and lock failed and the door would not remain closed and secured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Port Charolette, FL, USA

problem #16

Jun 102014

Fiesta

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. While parked, the rear passenger side door would not latch. As a result of the door not latching, all the interior lighting illuminated while driving. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the latch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. Nine months later, the front passenger side latch failed causing the door to open while the contact was driving at approximately 40 mph. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Dunellon, FL, USA

problem #15

May 012014

Fiesta

  • 32,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. While in park, the latch inside of the rear passenger door fractured. As a result, the contact was unable to close the door. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, ten months later, the front passenger side latch inside of the vehicle fractured. The vehicle was taken to multiple mechanics and a dealer who all diagnosed that the latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #14

Feb 042015

Fiesta

  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that while attempting to reverse, the door ajar warning light illuminated. A pedestrian notified that the rear passenger door was opened and the door failed to latch. The contact used bungee cords in order to keep the door closed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Rockledge , FL, USA

problem #13

Nov 132014

Fiesta

  • 68,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. While attempting to close the rear passenger side door, the door would not close. The dealer stated that the plastic exterior door latch failed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #12

Oct 152014

Fiesta

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that the rear passenger side door failed to latch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Fullerton, CA, USA

problem #11

Oct 092014

Fiesta

  • 51,792 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 30 mph, the rear passengers side door latch became fractured. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the latch needed to be replaced. The contact had to use an interim fix of a shoe string and a seatbelt to secure the door until the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 51,792.

- Okeechobee, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 232014

Fiesta

  • 53,100 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that the rear passenger side door failed to latch properly. A passenger had to hold the door closed while the vehicle was in operation. The dealer stated that the rear passenger side door latch fractured. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 53,100.

- Hot Springs, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 242013

Fiesta

  • 25,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that the front passenger side door failed to latch properly. A passenger had to hold the door closed while the vehicle was in motion. The dealer stated that the front passenger side door latch fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 25,000.

- Hots Springs, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 252014

Fiesta

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. While driving 40 mph, the front passenger door automatically opened and forced the passenger to hold the door closed. An unknown warning indicator illuminated during the failure. The dealer stated that the door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #7

Sep 022014

Fiesta

  • 34,500 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that after exiting the vehicle, the rear passenger side door failed to latch. The contact also stated that the door failed to remain closed and the door was tied in order for the door not to open while driving. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 34,500.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #6

Jun 112014

Fiesta

  • 14,600 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated the front passenger's side door would not latch. The contact stated that had recurred one other time. The vehicle had been taken to dealer however, the part needed for the repair was not available. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 14600.

- Cathedral City, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 022014

Fiesta

  • 42,270 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that while opening the rear passenger side door, the door handle fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,270.

- Orlando , FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 282014

Fiesta

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. While attempting to drive the vehicle, the rear passenger side door swung open. Another passenger tried closing the door, but it would not shut. The dealer stated that the door latch assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 162014

Fiesta

  • 49,750 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that the front passenger side door would not close. The failure was caused by the front and rear door latch assembly. The failure occurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing and the mechanic stated that the door latch assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 49,750.

- Alamo, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 222014

Fiesta

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. While driving at an unknown speed, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated. The contact noticed that the rear passenger side door was ajar and failed to latch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the parts were unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Bastrop, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 062014

Fiesta

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the rear passenger side door opened and the latch detached. The contact also stated that the rear driver side door latch detached previously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the locking mechanism needed to be replaced. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

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