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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.

And while you wait for your steering to disappear, you'll be greeted with a transmission that shudders, vibrates or won't shift at all.

2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,576 miles

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2012 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 2 of 4)

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problem #51

Jul 132016

Focus

  • 90,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving at a slow speed, the front driver side door became ajar. The contact stated that the door latch failed and prevented the door from closing. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Udated 09/22/16

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #50

May 312016

Focus

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While attempting to close the front and rear driver doors, both door latches failed. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was not included.

- Live Oak, TX, USA

problem #49

May 172016

Focus

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear driver side and front passenger side doors would not remain closed. The contact attached a rope around the latch in order to tightly secure the doors. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.

- Westworth Village, TX, USA

problem #48

Jul 202016

Focus

  • 33,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 45 mph, the front driver side door flew open and the door no longer latched. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that there was a faulty door latch. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no recall. The failure was not remedied. The failure mileage was 33,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #47

Jul 182016

Focus

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 25 mph and making a right turn, the driver side door swung open. The contact attempted to close the door, but the latch did not engage. The contact pulled to the side of the road and attempted to shut the door, but was unsuccessful. The contact had to hold the door closed while driving home. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the latch failed. The vehicle was at the dealer awaiting repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #46

Apr 142016

Focus

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the driver side door latch failed to secure the door shut. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the latch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the rear driver side door failed to close when shut. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed for the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 49,000.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #45

Jul 122016

Focus

  • 121,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 30 mph, the driver side door opened on its own without warning. The dealer diagnosed that the door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 121,000.

- Babie, FL, USA

problem #44

Jun 122016

Focus

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 45 mph, the rear passenger side door suddenly opened. After stopping the vehicle, the contact discovered that that door would not lock or remain closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch mechanism failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified in reference to the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Windermere, FL, USA

problem #43

May 302016

Focus

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. Prior to owning the vehicle, the dealer replaced the front driver side door latch and the rear passenger side door latch. The failure recurred once the contact purchased the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the driver's side door latch was replaced. Less than a month later, the front passenger and rear driver side latches failed. The doors opened without warning and the contact had to make an adjustment due to the failure. The dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure again. The contact was waiting to determine a solution from the manufacturer and was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The failure mileage was not available. Updated 10/13/16

- Litchfield Park, AZ, USA

problem #42

Jul 072016

Focus

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving 60 mph, the driver side door swung open independently and the door ajar warning light illuminated. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Morriston, FL, USA

problem #41

Jun 152016

Focus

  • 157,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that all four doors failed to latch and remain closed. The contact mentioned that the latches were fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 157,000.

- Buckeye, AZ, USA

problem #40

Jul 012016

Focus

  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the front driver side door latch malfunctioned. The door would not remain closed and could not be locked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the internal latch assembly would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,000.

- Lakeside, CA, USA

problem #39

Jun 262016

Focus

  • 79,432 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear driver side door failed to latch and lock without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,432. The VIN was not provided.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #38

Jun 272016

Focus

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 65 mph, the door ajar warning indicator illuminated and the front driver side door independently opened. The contact pulled over and attempted to close the door several times, but it failed to latch. The contact drove the vehicle, but had to hold the door shut. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #37

Jun 162016

Focus

  • 44,064 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 6 mph, the front and rear driver side doors failed to latch and caused the door to open while the vehicle was being operated. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred on separate occasions without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the latch needed to be replaced. The front driver side door latch was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,064.

- College Station, TX, USA

problem #36

Jun 212016

Focus 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the front and rear driver side door latches failed. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000. Updated 08/29/16 the consumer stated it was the second time, the door latch failed due to internal failure. Updated 08/30/16.

- Ardmore, OK, USA

problem #35

Jun 202016

Focus

  • 59,367 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the driver side door latch fractured and the door would not close. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch was defective and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages), but the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 59,367.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #34

Jun 192016

Focus

  • 50,559 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the front passenger door failed to latch. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,559.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #33

Jun 192016

Focus

  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. When attempting to shut the driver side front and rear doors, both doors failed to close and lock in place. The failure caused the doors to easily open when the contact made a left turn in the vehicle. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latches failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 115,000.

- Harker Heights, TX, USA

problem #32

Jun 012016

Focus

  • 118,827 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the front and rear driver side door failed to latch and open inadvertently while driving. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 118,827.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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