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2012 Ford Focus Body and Trim Problems and Repair Histories

246 TrueDelta members own a 2012 Ford Focus. 39 of these members (15.9%) have reported paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs for their car. A total of 52 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs to 2012 Ford Focuses--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 Ford Focus problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2012 Ford Focus problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2012 Ford Focus problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2012 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

7% of the 2012 Ford Focus repairs were to the engine, 28% to the transmission, 1% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 33% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 21% to the body and trim, and 2% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 253 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2012 Ford Focus Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
9920 0 Chrome bezel on steering wheel was flaking off. Happened above the steering audio controls. Needed to get replace because the flaking chrome is very sharp and cut finger on it. 
35960 0 Chrome flaking of steering wheel trim 
51460  
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
15000 0 Headliner came loose. 
30000 0 Replace HEADLINER 
 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 4000    
6000 0 Passenger grab handle is extremely loose. It moves a good half an inch back and forth. Dealer looked at it said a clip was broken from factory. Ordered part in November dealer says it is back ordered and still no part. 
 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
11500 0 Loose trim on bumper was re attached 
46000  

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
4000 0 Knee pad panel on left console improperly installed and deformed. Dealer ordered part and reports backordered 
6000 0 Replace deformed trim piece, left side console 
37000  

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2011 1000    
4300 0 A small panel used to cover a screw on the passenger side font door was loose. Dealer originally tried flexing tabs to secure it. It still came loose so a new part was ordered and shipped to my house. 
16500 0 Hinge on removeable cargo shelf (hatchback) broke. Dealer sent photos to Ford and it will be replaced under warranty. 
29000 0 Had piece of door trim replaced again becuase it kept coming loose. 
43000  
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
3500 0 Piece of weatherstripping came lose on passenger side rear door and was getting stuck in door, making it difficult to close the door. Parts ordered. Dealer applied anti-rattle tape to the back of the front passenger door panel to silence what was becoming a persistent rattle in the vicinity of the map pocket. 
7500 0 Replaced beltline molding that was coming loose. 
23000  
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 0    
3000 0 Body panels were misaligned. Door would stick and it looked terrible. Service manager had to drive car back to assembly plant for fix. 
 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 1000    
11000 0 Carpet on rear, passenger side seat back had com loose. headliner console had a crack 
25000  

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
1000 0 Drive side door trim needed adjusting as the door was 'sticky' when opening from inside. Repair took less than 5 minutes. 
21000  

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