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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,767 miles

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2012 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012015


  • 56,000 miles


When taking off tranny stutters and slips in know about to dry clutch you guys should recall before some gets hurt then al least Ford would fix problem.

- Middlepoint, OH, USA

problem #2

Jun 102014

Focus 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
While I am driving (this has occurred three times) the check engine light comes on and the gears keep slipping. I take it in and they reset the computer or whatever they do and it works fine right after but continues to drive like the gears are slipping.

- Alice, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 042012

Focus 4-cyl

  • 300 miles
Myfordtouch: Unable to be heard when I call from the car using my bluetooth connected phone (3 different phones used with same outcome). When driving in the car, directions, traffic, and trying to get the operator is not possible. (note: Directions sometimes work if the car is not moving.) I tried working with my dealership (bob maxey Ford in howell, mi, visiting them many times. The last time I was there, they brought in a Ford engineer (because I had escalated my need within the Ford company). After that it worked "most of the time" for a week, when all four quadrants on my screen showed power off for about 10 minutes then slowly each quadrant powered up. From then on I was back to where I was before ie no traffic, directions, operator, and phone use. Bob maxey Ford's service manager told me on my last visit that there was nothing more they could do.............I've had it!! I've paid for something that doesn't work.......... :(

- Howell, MI, USA

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