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2012 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (34%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (3%)

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

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

5000 mi Various performance issues with My Ford Touch software, discussed by email and phone with Ford. They will supposedly be resolved by the Jan. 2012 software update to be sent by mail. 
11000 mi My Ford Touch new software installation. 
1000 mi MFT locked up. Pulled 7.5 amp FUSE to MFT per SYNC tech support line. Dealer replaced MFT Screen & reprogrammed. 
4300 mi MFT issuses.... updated to latest software, still locking up. Radio loud when reentering the car, GPS not responding, blank display. 
15000 mi Replaced driver side door hinge and handle for keyless entry not working all the time. 
40000 mi MyFordTouch control module 
44000 mi The last software update resolved all MyFord Touch issues. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

3000 mi MSFT sync system is very buggy, latest TSB applied to sync system. 
8000 mi SYNC system always starts in LINE-In with a humm / buzz. Goes away when 1/8" plug inserted into jack. Dealership stated - NO PROBLEM FOUND. SYNC in other family vehicle starts in the state it was left in. No buzz. SYNC system selectively inoperative after vehicle start up. Only radio button works. Dealership stated: NO PROBLEM FOUND. Could likely not duplicate. 
9000 mi Front passenger door speaker booms and vibrates much more than any of the other speakers. I have the Sony system. Mechanic stated speaker was installed correctly and did not fix. 
12000 mi I finally got them to replace my speaker. 
23000 mi Body Control Module reflashed to fix intermittent keyless entry problem. 
Car said hood was open intermittently while driving even though hood was closed. Alarm also went off at night. Dealer replaced hood latch and hood latch sensor. 
4000 mi Update of MFT/Snyc due to the fact that the previous version was not stable 
8000 mi Reflash of MyFord Touch. Still terrible 
12000 mi Myford touch still buggy 
16000 mi Self install of MyFordTouch update. Done via USB stick, and took about 50 minutes. 
1000 mi Auto parking buttons were not connected when arrived from factory. 
83000 mi

US $20
Horn failure. replaced. 
4960 mi Ford MyTouch system freezing up and rebooting 
17980 mi Low washer fluid warning light would not activate. Speakers on front driver-side door and rear passenger-side door buzz when outputting low frequency sounds. This occurs even when bass is set below zero. 
2000 mi My Ford Touch system: slow response, navigation GPS slow to initiate. 
12000 mi Windshield washer fluid sensor 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

6300 mi gas gauge does not read properly reads full for over 150 miles same as before Dealer didnt fix it, still broken 

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2012 Ford Focus Electrical Problems

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