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2012 Ford Focus Repair Histories

261 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2012 Ford Focus. 109 of these members (41.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 304 repairs to 2012 Ford Focuses--an average of 1.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 304 repairs.

2012 Ford Focus repair cost distribution

Chart based on 7 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

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

Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2014
12000 mi   Loose trim on bumper was re attached 
22000   The steering needs constant correction at highway speeds, there is a tsb for this and it requires replacement of the steering gear. The revised part carries the same part number as the old part but has a different finish on the steering gear. The front strut bearings are defective, causing grinding noises during low speed turns, had to be replaced according to tsb The keyless entry isn't reliably unlocking and locking the doors, according to the tsb, a reflash of the body computer to a new software was required. The vehicle's oil life monitor wasn't working properly. It never alerted me to change the oil in 21k miles of driving. Had to be reset and a reflash of the oil life system software. 
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2013
1000 mi   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   Headliner came loose. Replaced driver side door hinge and handle for keyless entry not working all the time. 
30000   leak replaced ALL clutches Replace HEADLINER 
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

Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2014
3500 mi   Dealer performed TSB 11-10-2 to address low-speed transmission shudders, shifting flares into 2nd and the occasional tendency for the transmission to refuse to downshift upon deceleration. 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   Replaced beltline molding that was coming loose. 
11000   Steering gear was replaced pursuant to TSB to correct steering wander at highway speeds. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
3000 mi   Car would exhibit RPM flare at low speeds. Dealer reprogrammed ECU with latest TSB.  MSFT sync system is very buggy, latest TSB applied to sync system. 
21000   Replace clutch pack assembly, seals, other transmission parts per TSB 11-12-13 due to bad seal leaking oil and causing slippage. 
26000   Transmission grinding between gears. Reproduced concern on test drive with tech, but Ford will not replace transmission again. 
Ford Focus in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2014
9000 mi   Steering gear replaced pursuant to TSB. Since brand new at highway speeds, there is minor steering wander that required small corrections. TSB addressed this issue. Transmission control module re-flashed to latest program. This is suppose to correct irregular shifting characteristics at low speeds under 10 mph. This was also pursuant to a TSB 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. 
13000   PCM updated to latest program that is suppose to address drive-ability issues with the Dual Clutch transmission. I was experiencing iradic behavior especially in reverse at times I thought the car would stall out. 
19500   PCM, Trans control, and ABS updated to latest program pursuant to a customer satisfaction campaign. 
23000   Body Control Module reflashed to fix intermittent keyless entry problem. REMOVED BOTH FRONT STRUT ASY'S REPLACED BOTH FRONT SPRINGS AND BEARING PLATES, REINSTALLED SPRING ASY'S, PERFORMED ALIGNMENT. ROAD TESTED HEARD NOISE IN FRONT END, INSTALLED CHASSIS EARS FOUND R/F WHEEL BEARING AND R/F AXLE SUPPORT BEARING NOISEY, REPLACED R/F WHEEL BEARING AND AXLE ASY 
24000   REMOVED TRANS, FOUND INPUT SHAFT BEARING IN CASE BAD, REPLACED BEARING, SEAL AND ALL SNAP RINGS, REASSEM TRANS, REASSEM TRANS, RESET CLUTCH, INSTALLED CLUTCH ASY, REINSTALLING TRANS UNABLE TO SHIFT REV TO 1ST, REMOVED CLUTCH AND FOUND NOT RELEASING, REPLA 
49000   Transmission was leaking at bell housing. Seals replaced and new software flashed. 
53000   Another attempt to repair the transmission. 
Ford Focus in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2011 - Feb 2013
4960 mi   Ford MyTouch system freezing up and rebooting 
17980   Firmware update for jerky automatics transmission 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. 
21040   Rear cargo cover lift strap replaced 
24180   Front-end squeak when going over bumps at low speeds. Front struts had dry/rubbing jounce bumpers. Removed front struts and removed springs from struts. Lubricated strut shaft and jounce bumper and reinstalled. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2014
1000 mi   Auto parking buttons were not connected when arrived from factory. 
18000   Rough shifts. TCM/PCM update 
37000   Rough shifting Passanger door handle sicks open, preventing closure. Parts inspected/replaced, lubricated. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2012
11000 mi   Vehicle exhibited engine flare on decel. TSB resolved issue 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2013
  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. 
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. 
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. 
24500   Replaced clutches 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
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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