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2012 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (35%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (3%)

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2012 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

74000 mi

US $4000
Bumper fell off 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

3700 mi Headliner coming loose. Took it in first time for them to diagnose (1 day). Took back after part ordered came in and it was fixed (2 days). 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

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

19700 mi Interior rear window shelf vent covers were tattered. Entire Rear Shelf cover was replaced. 
26000 mi Molding around driver's door opening torn. 
9920 mi 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 mi Chrome flaking of steering wheel trim 
3125 mi Installed missing ignition cover 
34000 mi Door seals had let go - Replaced. Chrome on steering wheel chipped - Replaced. 
39700 mi Trim on steering wheel which appears to be aluminum, began to peel. At the shop today for assessment by dealer. I've been told similar repairs they did required air bag assembly replacement. 
55000 mi Covering over vents in package shelf under back window disintegrated, probably from sun exposure. Dealer installed new covering at no charge although the vehicle is out of warranty. 
13000 mi Looking into rear window from outside could see liner behind rear seat disintegrated. Dealer ordered replacement and installed. Took a few weeks to arrive. 
30000 mi Hood Ford OVAL replaced - fading and cracking.  Steering column cover disintegrating 
12000 mi Loose trim on bumper was re attached 
15000 mi Headliner came loose. 
30000 mi Replace HEADLINER 
11800 mi 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. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

20000 mi Front passenger door wasn't "poping" open when the handle was pulled. It still opened, but required slightly more effort. Dealer replaced weather stripping around door per TSB; problem solved at no cost. 
21000 mi My moonroof leaked mainly on driver side and the front part of my headliner. Also, it leaked really bad on driver floorboard.They had Water Doctors repair it. I also made Ford replace headliner and carpet 
39500 mi

US $15
Rear shelf vent foam deterioration. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

53000 mi Chrome Trim Around Steering Wheel Was Flaking OfF. Replaced Under AirBag With This Trim Was Replaced Under The Extended Service Plan. 
4000 mi Knee pad panel on left console improperly installed and deformed. Dealer ordered part and reports backordered 
6000 mi Replace deformed trim piece, left side console 
1300 mi Squeaking noise from instrument panel. 
9000 mi Driver rear door-once opened would dump a large amount of water either on the ground/feet and in the inside of the vehicle. This was my FOURTH attempt to have fixed. 
17000 mi Silver trim on steering wheel started peeling up - actually cut my wife's fingers 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

17900 mi

US $130
DEFECTIVE Door Latch FAILURE. Door won't close. NOT covered under $1,100 Ford ESP Premium extended warranty. Luckily, it failed at dealer, so they paid for $300+ repair. I filed complaint with NHTSA. Other Ford models were recalled for this. 
28500 mi E brake handle cover came loose, replaced under warranty. 
7740 mi Headliner and overhead console had come loose. New hooks and fasteners required. Parts ordered, installed. Problem is fixed. 
35000 mi Replacement of headliner for rattles and slight separation from roof. 
22000 mi Chrome flaking of steering wheel 
37000 mi Passanger door handle sicks open, preventing closure. Parts inspected/replaced, lubricated. 
10000 mi Water stain on headliner where passenger-side front and rear door post meet the roof. Could not replicate leak, cleaned stain, though still visible. 
11000 mi Carpet on rear, passenger side seat back had com loose. headliner console had a crack 
4300 mi 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 mi Hinge on removeable cargo shelf (hatchback) broke. Dealer sent photos to Ford and it will be replaced under warranty. 
29000 mi Had piece of door trim replaced again becuase it kept coming loose. 
3500 mi 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 mi Replaced beltline molding that was coming loose. 
21040 mi Rear cargo cover lift strap replaced 
8000 mi Rear deck lift up / down strings are flimsy and break easily. Need to be replaced by ford. 
3178 mi Driver side tail lamp scratching the body 
6000 mi Cargo cover strap snapped. Replaced by dealer 
8000 mi Head liner rattles. Dealer added insulation Driver side tail lamp cover scratches the body causing paint chips. Second repair attempt. Body shop fixed the paint chips and adjusted the tail lamp cover 
14000 mi "Focus" badge on rear hatch fell off. Replaced under warranty. 
3000 mi Body panels were misaligned. Door would stick and it looked terrible. Service manager had to drive car back to assembly plant for fix. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

20000 mi clunking when cold in rear hatch area - never solved rattle in rear bumper rattles in overhead consol rear seat coming apart 
1000 mi Drive side door trim needed adjusting as the door was 'sticky' when opening from inside. Repair took less than 5 minutes. 
14260 mi Speaker rattle in driver's side rear door. 
22000 mi Water leak through left side of hatchback door. 
24500 mi Continued water leaks through hatchback, fully sealed now. 
25420 mi Small leak in the rear window under heavy rainfall 
15300 mi Passenger Seat was rattling very loudly. Took to dealer who found that the retaining clips for the fabric had broke. Replaced under warranty Paint was flaking from driverside mirror, dealer offered to repainted free of charger 
31700 mi headliner began to rattle after...dealer reglued and stated that this has been an issue on sunroof models 
42000 mi rattle comming from passenger b pillar 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

9000 mi The charging port door fell off of the car while going down the highway and it had to be replaced by the dealer. This was more complicated than it should have been. Had to order port door and paint port door. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 4WD

14000 mi Rain leaks into rear passenger door inside door panel. carpet and interior is all day. Open the door to a deluge of water every time it rains. 

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