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2012 Ford Focus
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: You should probably steer clear of the 2012 Focus. Otherwise, you might not be able to steer at all.
The 2012 is the first Focus to offer Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS). It's also the first year with massive power steering failure. These things are not mutually exclusive.
Worst 2012 Focus Problems by Category
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- transmission problems217NHTSA complaints: 18
- interior accessories problems87NHTSA complaints: 13
- steering problems63NHTSA complaints: 345
- engine problems41NHTSA complaints: 345
- windows / windshield problems34NHTSA complaints: 15
- electrical problems31NHTSA complaints: 175
- body / paint problems28NHTSA complaints: 281
- exterior accessories problems27NHTSA complaints: 120
- fuel system problems19NHTSA complaints: 78
- clutch problems18NHTSA complaints: 9
- AC / heater problems16NHTSA complaints: 2
- suspension problems13NHTSA complaints: 18
- seat belts / air bags problems7NHTSA complaints: 52
- brakes problems4NHTSA complaints: 59
- cooling system problems2
- wheels / hubs problems2NHTSA complaints: 23
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 717
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 169
- lights problemsNHTSA: 9
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