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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Ford Focus Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 252016


  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Focus. While driving approximately 50 mph, the check engine indicator illuminated, the vehicle stalled and completely shut off. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and towed to the contact's residence. The vehicle was later towed to a local dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel pump failed to open and caused the fuel tank to collapse. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and referred the contact to the dealer for a complete diagnostic. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages). The failure mileage was 48,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Houston, TX, USA

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