Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace fuel tank (1 reports)
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2012 Ford Focus fuel system problems

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2012 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012012

Focus ES 1.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles


gas pump kep clicking off when filling

This is the second major problem with this car. I am going to have to get an extended warranty, because I don't trust this car any longer. I was told their a defect in the fuel tank, that Ford has redesigned. But there was no recall.

- , Madras, OR, USA

problem #1

Dec 212012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles

My focus stops filling at multiple gas stations with different pump styles like the tank is full, except its far from full. It has gone to the dealer twice. Still the problem persists.

- , Hudson, MA, USA

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