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2012 Ford Focus Electrical Problems

256 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Ford Focus. 50 of these members (19.5%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 92 electrical repairs to 2012 Ford Focuses--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2012 Ford Focus repairs by problem area

Chart based on 286 repairs.
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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   My Ford Touch new software installation. 
1000   MFT locked up. Pulled 7.5 amp FUSE to MFT per SYNC tech support line. Dealer replaced MFT Screen & reprogrammed. 
4300   MFT issuses.... updated to latest software, still locking up. Radio loud when reentering the car, GPS not responding, blank display. 
15000   Replaced driver side door hinge and handle for keyless entry not working all the time. 
40000   MyFordTouch control module 
44000   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   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   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   I finally got them to replace my speaker. 
23000   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   Update of MFT/Snyc due to the fact that the previous version was not stable 
8000   Reflash of MyFord Touch. Still terrible 
12000   Myford touch still buggy 
16000   Self install of MyFordTouch update. Done via USB stick, and took about 50 minutes. 
1000   Auto parking buttons were not connected when arrived from factory. 
4960   Ford MyTouch system freezing up and rebooting 
17980   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   My Ford Touch system: slow response, navigation GPS slow to initiate. 
12000   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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