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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,516 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.

2012 Ford Focus Electric engine problems

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2012 Ford Focus Electric Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 162013

Focus Electric

  • 5,000 miles


While driving at about 35 mph, a warning appeared in the instrument cluster "stop safely now'. I stopped at a traffic light and the vehicle stalled. I turned the vehicle on and off a number of times and the warning remained; the car was not drivable. After about 5 minutes after cycling the on/off function the warning light disappeared and the vehicle seemed to be back to normal. This is happened a second time on Dec 15, 2014 when the vehicle had 11000 miles. It was a repeat of the previous experience.

- Northridge, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 212013

Focus Electric

  • 8,033 miles
"stop safely now" message appeared while traveling about 30mph and slowing down for a stoplight. Car would not move while message was lit. The car had 88% charge, and was charging 5min prior to the incident. Trying to restart the car was unsuccessfully at first, but I turned the car off, opened a door, closed it, then it restarted after that. I was stuck for about 3 or 4 minutes.

- Lake Forest, CA, USA

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