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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

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2012 Ford Focus Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #11

Sep 052015

Focus

  • 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 the drivers side door latch failed causing the door to be unable to remain closed while the vehicle was in motion. The contact had to hold the door manually in order for it not to open while driving. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the drivers side door latch, but the failure recurred with the rear drivers side door latch. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for repairs. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

- Indio, CA, USA

problem #10

Aug 172015

Focus

  • 35,000 miles
The contacts owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 10 mph, the front driver side door unlatched independently without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. On another occasion, the contact mentioned that the rear liftgate unlatched independently without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear liftgate latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 35,000.

- Heights, TX, USA

problem #9

Sep 132015

Focus

  • 46,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear driver and passenger doors failed to latch and open independently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 46,000. The VIN was not provided.

- Peoria , AZ, USA

problem #8

Sep 102015

Focus

  • 79,800 miles

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

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While the vehicle was being serviced at the dealer, the mechanic noticed that the driver side rear door latch assembly fractured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 79,800.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 202015

Focus

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While opening the rear driver side door, the contact attempted to close the door; however, it would not latch and remained closed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear driver side door latch assembly was inoperable and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 47,000.

- Corona, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 222015

Focus

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear passenger side door failed to latch. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000. The VIN was not available.

- Saint Cloud, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 152015

Focus

  • 92,194 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 the latch on the rear driver side door failed to close. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where the latch was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 92,194. Updated 12/03/15

- Fernadina Beach, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 022015

Focus

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. The contact stated that the rear driver side door latch fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not available.

- Yuma, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 142015

Focus

  • 6,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While the vehicle was parked, the contact discovered that the rear passenger door latch failed. The contact had to strap the rear door down with the passenger door latch in order to keep the door closed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,000.

- Temple , TX, USA

problem #2

Mar 022015

Focus

  • miles
The driver side door latch broke while at the gas station and had to get it towed to the dealership for safety reasons.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #1

May 012012

Focus 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2012 Ford Focus. Consumer writes in regards to engine, transmission, drive shaft and electrical system problems. The consumer stated the vehicle would jerk forward, hesitate and would not go into gear fast enough when changing lanes. The right passenger power window was slower that the driver's side, the door locks would not open properly. Updated 05/25/12

- Newark, CA, USA

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