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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,000 miles

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2012 Ford Focus Electric brakes problems

brakes problem

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2012 Ford Focus Electric Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 122013

Focus Electric

  • 19,000 miles


The regenerative brakes on my 2012 Ford Focus ev do not appear to be working properly and I am growing concerned that they may be unsafe, especially at highway speeds. Other Ford Focus ev's that I've tested brake differently with much more control. The brakes on my vehicle are either "on" or "off"; there is no in-between, no gradual stopping because, when pressing down on the brake pedal, nothing happens until the pedal travels about halfway, then the brakes cease and the car literally jolts to a stop. Two Ford mechanics at two different Ford dealerships and 1 Ford service manager have told me that my brakes do not appear to be working properly and that they may be unsafe; however, after numerous complaints to Ford corporate going all the way back to when I first purchased the vehicle in September 2013, Ford claims that "everything is normal, " in spite of the fact that two of their own technicians and a Ford service manager state otherwise.

- West Hills, CA, USA

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