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2017 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 123hp 1.0L I3 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
Dec 2017 - Sep 2018
Aug 2018

13000 mi
oil pan leaking replaced oil pan gasket covered under warranty front axle bearing not tightened at factory, came loose and damaged cv joint which was replaced under warranty. Not sure if this is related to the oil pan leak. 

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2017 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 345hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

1500 mi
Dealer removed shipping blocks. Car was riding rough, making rubbing noises while cornering, and getting harder to corner due to understeer. The shipping blocks were not removed during PDI and the tires were overinflated by 20PSI. 
Jun 2018

20000 mi
Noise from hatchback. Sounded like something rolling around inside. Technician disassembled hatchback and found a loose fastener. Driver's seat squeaked. Technician replaced seat rail. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

7000 mi
Replaced head gasket 
Ford Focus in Arizona, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

3370 mi
Replaced driver’s side interior rear door panel and passenger side front interrior door panel. Both were significantly misaligned from the factory - poor quality control to let the car be shipped with them. LED light on one door panel needs to be ordered and replaced per the service advisor. Another trip will be needed. 
Jan 2018

3983 mi
Replaced Passenger side front door panel LED light 
Mar 2018

4788 mi
Pressure tested engine under Ford Customer Service Program 17B32. Car failed pressure test, so the engine was inspected for evidence of coolant in the cylinders. Evidence found so both the head gasket and cylinder head were replaced. 
Ford Focus in Northwest Territory, Canada
Dec 2017 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

8060 mi
Ebrake boot pulled away from console. Interior Seat came loose on the track 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

17000 mi
Head gasket recall. Factory installed incorrect gasket. 

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2017 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Oct 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

2500 mi
nav screen flickering. software update - better but not fixed. heated steering wheel heating uneven. checked and found within spec - no better. 

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2017 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

2480 mi
damaged wiring harness from factory 
Jun 2018

14880 mi
a/c turning off on hot days 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 148hp 1.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Romania
Jun 2016 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

14880 mi
rear suspension bolts tighten, no spare part replaced. 
Apr 2018

24800 mi

$80
Squeaky noise detected, tie-rod end and dumper flange replaced. 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

10000 mi
There was a thumping/rattling noise. The tsb#TSB-16-0083 
Jan 2017

11000 mi
Water seems to come inside the car when it rains. It smells horrible after it rains like mildew, but it still hasn't been fixed 
Aug 2017

15503 mi
It's common problem with the focus transmission. They just go bad. The car will start stuttering when you take off 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 345hp 2.3L I4 6-speed manual AWD

Ford Focus in Alaska, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

6000 mi
Rear defroster always on at low power, won't turn off. Repair attempted by replacing relay, problem still present. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

4500 mi
Rattles in both B-Pillars. Brought the car in 3 times so far. They added more pinch welds to the B-Pillars last time and had to paint. Did not correct issue. 
Dec 2016

7000 mi
Brought car in for TSB BCM re-program. 
Dec 2017

16000 mi
Emissions recall performed, reprogram ECU. BCM recall applied. 
Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

6820 mi
Needs a new head gasket. Head was confirmed to be ok. Once apart, head was found to have a problem and was replaced. Runs great. Maybe a bit stronger than before but might all be in my head, lol! 
Ford Focus in Delaware, United States
Nov 2017 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

13875 mi

US $7430
Complete motor was replaced due to hole in piston 
Mar 2018

22000 mi
FSA replace the head gasket. Noticed no signs of a problem but many other owners did. 
Ford Focus in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

8295 mi
replaced axle seal (front right) 
Mar 2018

26000 mi
recall for cylinder head and head gasket 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

10400 mi
CEL with code P0300 (multiple misfire) on cold start. No other symptoms. In shop for two days - compression/ignition good, no plug fouling, etc. Code cleared and car released. 
Jun 2017

12500 mi
Same issue as before - CEL with code P0300 (Random multiple misfire) thrown at startup. Driveability and performance completely unaffected. Dealer scanned, documented and cleared code while car was still in the check-in area - total time: 10 mins. 
Mar 2018

19500 mi
No start, would power accessories. Dealer tested @~200 CCA out of rated 550. Battery replaced under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

8000 mi
Leaking timing chain cover. 
Nov 2017

11000 mi
Turbo oil feed tube had a bad banjo bolt. Dealer tech cleaned engine, introduced dye into oil and observed oil seeping from crush washers for turbo oil feed tube banjo bolt. 
Feb 2018

14000 mi
Timing chain cover found leaking again. Vehicle down a half quart of oil. The dealer tech had to put in an order for some seals- crank and a few other pulleys don't have reusable seals, apparently. I don't know if these washers were replaced the first time it went in for the timing cover leak. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2017

9000 mi
Burning smell coming from transmission - dealership unable to identify cause; Ford told dealer to replace transmission and clutch plate. Repaired under warranty. Frozen RF wheel bearing, which was also frozen in the knuckle. both replaced under warranty. 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 123hp 1.0L I3 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Arizona, United States
Apr 2016 - Nov 2017
Jul 2016

2700 mi
fan belt contacted radiator hose 
Oct 2017

21000 mi
Coolant in cylinder 2. The long block was replaced as was the turbo. 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

16000 mi
A/C stopped blowing through vents even though the fan motor was running. Started working on its own when brought to repair shop. No codes showed up when tested according to shop. The shop recommended replacing cabin filter. Replaced filter by the vehicle owner. 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

11000 mi
Reported that transmission shifting was rough, shuttered when shifting. Technician reprogrammed PCM and TCM to latest update. PID data record shutter RPM is 145 within expected limits. No other repair needed. 
Dec 2017

17059 mi
REPORTED CAR HESITATING/ SHAKING ON ACCELL/ ADVISE CAUSE: 160109A REPROGRAM PCM AND TCM PERFORM SHUTTER TEST PASS 717 WFC:P59 42 PART #:7B546 AUTH CODE 717 17059 7B546 16-0109A 0.60 TESAT TO VERIFY CONCERN AND REPROGRAM PCM AND TCM TO LATEST CAL. PERFORM CLUTCH RELEARN AND PID DATA RECORD SHUTTER EVENTS APP1 27.4.45% ISSA 2774 HIGH AND 2605 LOW SHUTTER RPM IS 169 WITHIN EXPECTED LIMITS NO OTHER REPAIRS NEEDED AT THIS TIME 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Montana, United States
Feb 2016 - Mar 2017
Apr 2016

4500 mi
Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC. Replaced pressure transducer Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC 
May 2016

6200 mi
Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC Pulled fault codes, attempted to fix AC. Replaced vehicle computer. Catastrophic engine failure. Not repairable Catastrophic engine failure. 41 days at the dealer for this repair. I have brought this car to the dealer for repair/diagnosis 12 times for a number of problems in first 3 1/2 months of ownership. Filed Lemon Law claim. 
Sep 2016

11000 mi
Into dealer for trip #7 for A/C problems. Intermittent problem. Dealer had no solution. Recurring problem. Intermittent AC issue 

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2016 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Oregon, United States
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
Jan 2018

6000 mi
Traction battery not charging. Dealer replaced 12v battery. Problem not resolved. 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 123hp 1.0L I3 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

25600 mi
Cooling fan running even on cool days. Shutter assembly defective cutting off air flow. Shutter assembly replaced under warranty. No further cooling fan issues. 
Mar 2018

33000 mi
Thermostat housing defective. Part on national back order for 60 days. Repaired under warranty at no cost. Car now reaches normal operating temperature. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

5000 mi
The electric power steering unit failed. However, the dealer said it was safe to drive, just hard to steer. 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2015 - Apr 2017
May 2016

16000 mi
AC fuse blown 
Mar 2017

29000 mi
AC failed. They thought that compressor died( said there was a defective batch and they are back ordered). They have replaced 2 compressors, had problems programming some control module( maybe got it replaced too). It ended up being defective connection harness. We had rental car provided. 
Apr 2017

30000 mi
Radiator fan stopped working not long after previous AC repair. Car gave "overheat warning light" in slow moving traffic. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
May 2015 - Jan 2017
Nov 2016

29300 mi
Experienced some bucking. Sent for a recall, which the dealer resisted performing. Mechanic found clutch assy needed to be replaced. Replaced said clutch assy. All under warranty. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2015 - Jul 2018
Dec 2017

28000 mi
The Clutch Was Slipping. The car has the manual/automatic transmission 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

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

Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2015 - Mar 2018
Sep 2017

70000 mi
Transmission could not find gear, I believe it was a control module 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Saskatchewan, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jul 2018
Aug 2017

7440 mi
Right side inner CV joint boot was leaking grease. Had to take back they did not adjust wheel bearing proper, wheel is lose. Car was at 12000km date Aug 24 2017 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Colorado, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

8000 mi
Car would stall out and loose power in any gear at any speed. Dealer said it was a sensor issue. Kept throwing sensors at it. Got fed up traded in the car for a GTI 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

16700 mi
Check engine light on for misfire. Known issue being worked by Ford engineering. Code cleared, told to check back in two weeks on status of fix. 
Ford Focus in Rhode Island, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

14000 mi
rough starting with hesitation and ocassional stall 
Ford Focus in Colorado, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

3000 mi
Front grill did not stay attached to bumper retainer clips. Dealer replaced grill/clips 
Nov 2015

3000 mi
Grill was popping loose from bumper trim. Dealer removed bumper and re seated grill. Noticed they did not plug in the driving lights so will be returning to dealer. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
Mar 2017

25000 mi
Electrical issue with steerable headlamps. Warning light and right front headlamp not steering properly. Was not corrected. Required additional dealer visit in April. Second attempt at repair in late March 2017. Same issue. Warning light in dash for steerable headlamp malfunction. Not repaired on second visit. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

2000 mi
The headliner rattled badly, it drove me crazy. The headliner was replaced, It took two trips, one to gather the info required for Ford to approve the repair, then a break for the parts to arrive and a second for the work to be done. 
Ford Focus in Colorado, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2017
Jun 2017

18000 mi

US $90
A/C belt was torn; replaced with new belt 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

10000 mi
Excessive noise coming from front drivers side at 45+ mph. Wheel bearing replaced. Stuttering of transmission. Clutch bearing replaced. 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2018
May 2016

10400 mi
The seat belt height adjustment would not go up into it's highest position. the height adjuster also rattled. I was told a piece of foam insulation from the headliner had come loose and slid down. It was re-glued in place. Problem solved? 
Jul 2017

20000 mi

US $100
Four wheel alignment. The alignment had been off since the car was new. I finally had it fixed. 
Aug 2017

24000 mi
Transmission shifting poorly, jerking. Replaced clutch pack 
Ford Focus in Connecticut, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

35000 mi
Performed Pinpoint TE. Performed update to PCM/TCM. Performed adaptive learn. 
Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
Apr 2017

9000 mi
Door locks would click on and off constantly. Doors would open and lock constantly while driving. It was repaired on the second visit. 
Ford Focus in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2015 - Oct 2017
Oct 2017

63000 mi

US $110
Radiator cracked leaving my wife stranded and requiring a tow. When received car back the fans did not work as the car overheated. Dealer never plugged the fan module in. 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

6200 mi
Lane Keep Assist panel on windshield rattling. Dealer replaced cover 
Mar 2017

15000 mi
Navigation system, maps, Travel Link failed to work with SD card error. Replaced SD Card, Card reader, and sync module. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Nov 2015 - Feb 2018
Jun 2016

9000 mi
Sync system started connecting to phone intermittently. Software update installed. 

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2015 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

24500 mi
Replace 12 volt battery under warranty 
Ford Focus in Vermont, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2018
Aug 2015

3700 mi
Brakes would skip or slip when applied. TSB repair involved an actuator. 
Nov 2015

7100 mi
Brakes or traction control slips when slowing down at certain speeds and when slight turn in wheel. Possibly not a repair issue but condensation on the brakes that slip at the right speed or scenario? Could not replicate, hasn't recurred. 

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2014 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

19000 mi
Replaced transmission parts.it was a recall part 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Dec 2016 - Jan 2018
Jan 2017 The battery would not hold a charge, the car didn't want to start in cold weather and had to be jumped twice in one day. It was 21 months old and it failed the dealers computer controlled battery load test. It was replaced under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

59000 mi
Recall for door latches 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

7000 mi

US $773
Rubber CV boots broke on both axles. Replaced at owner expense. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

70500 mi

US $430
Evaporation problem ? Something about intake evaporation or seal? Don't remember all details. Caused check engine light to come on. 
Jun 2016

78000 mi
Reprogram transmission -- recall item. 
Mar 2017

98000 mi

US $109
Fluid got onto the clutch and negatively affected its performance. The clutch required replacement. 
Aug 2017

114000 mi
Warranty work again on PowerShift trans. 
Ford Focus in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2014 - Apr 2017
Nov 2015

11000 mi
transmission needed reprogramming - covered by TSB 
Mar 2016

14000 mi
shuddering between 1st and 2nd gear at low speeds dry clutch assembly needs to be replaced under warranty 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

6000 mi
transmission sensor and computer adjusted 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Sep 2017 - Nov 2017
Nov 2017

49000 mi

US $100
Battery died 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Sep 2015 - Sep 2017
Mar 2015

20000 mi
shuttering on acceleration, clutch pack replaced 
Ford Focus in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2016 - Dec 2017
Jul 2016

40000 mi
Automatic clutch assembly needed to be replaced. It was causing a shuddering when moving from stop. 
Sep 2017

43000 mi
Automatic clutch assembly needed to be replaced. It was causing a shuddering when moving from stop. This is the second replacement 
Oct 2017

43000 mi
PCM was replaced. Can was idling very rough... 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

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

Ford Focus in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Mar 2017
Jul 2014 Fuel pump stopped working at 184 miles, 5 days after delivery. Fuel pump replaced. 
Ford Focus in Kentucky, United States
May 2014 - Jan 2015
Aug 2014 Transmission started jerking in and out of gear. Then shifting erratically. So parked vehicle and Ford set wrecker. Dealer said they reflashed software. They thought program was corrupt. So far problem hadn't returned. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

37355 mi
Replaced clutches and seals under warranty 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2018
Dec 2015

25000 mi
Replaced clutch pack to correct slipping issue. Repaired under factory warranty. 
Mar 2016

28000 mi
Battery had dead cells. Replaced under factory warranty 
Aug 2017

48000 mi
Replaced clutchpack on dual-clutch transmission. Also updated program, per factory tech bulletin. Repairs done under factory warranty. 
Sep 2018

59000 mi
Replace transaxle clutch pack under extended warranty. 
Ford Focus in Iowa, United States
Dec 2014 - Nov 2016
Dec 2015

25000 mi
Dual cluth assembly had to be replaced by a Ford recall for a known issue in these transmissions for the 2014 model with the transmission jerking taking off and sluggishness. 
Nov 2016

42000 mi
Transmission had begun to shudder again when traded. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

5000 mi
Fuse replaced for 12v accessory outlet. 
Nov 2016

9200 mi
"C" post trim loose and rattling over minor bumps. 
Dec 2016

9000 mi
Transmission was reprogrammed but did not result in complete fix so dealer ordered a newly redesigned Focus clutch and seal kit. Parts replaced in December...seems good! 
May 2017

10000 mi

US $396
Recall-16V-643: Replaced door latches 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

80500 mi

US $450
Electric Power Steering System failed. Ford refused to help with repair. Required entire new steering rack due to non serviceable electronic module. Rear wheel hub bearing wore out. Replaced both sides as preventative measure. 
Nov 2015

81600 mi

US $75
Timing cover gasket failed and started leaking 
Jan 2016

88000 mi

US $250
Shocks and Struts 
Feb 2016

88000 mi

US $800
timing cover gasket failed, leaking oil onto accessory belt, causing belt to slip and requiring repair. 
Mar 2016

88000 mi
Using about a quart of oil per 1,000 miles. Had wiring harness issues. I got rid of it to avoid future problems. I really wish Ford would stop selling those pieces of junk. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2015
Jun 2015

34000 mi
Minor oil seep through cam gasket. Quickly repaired under warranty. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

103-horsepower 1.6L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in New Brunswick, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

24800 mi
Electrical short from a wire rubbing against the engine block that caused battery charge indicator to illuminate about ten seconds after starting the car. Might have been squirrel damage, but I cleaned out the engine before taking it in, and it was repaired on warranty. Airbag clockspring contact not conducting well, causing light to illuminate. Airbag clockspring replaced under warranty 
Oct 2017

26040 mi

C $300
Horn had to be replaced. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

1000 mi
Unknown Electrical drain. Technician took apart every electrical system to find pinched wires, body module replaced, wiring replaced. 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Jan 2014 - Nov 2018
Mar 2014

7000 mi
faulty connector for rear window motor 
Apr 2016

30300 mi
one rear brake pad worn due to caliper stuck. everything else was fine. 
Jun 2018

42000 mi

US $250
"Check engine light" came on. intake manifold pressure sensor replaced 
Jul 2018

47000 mi
manifold pressure sensor/wiring replaced. initial repair in june didn't seem to resolve 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

10000 mi
Buzzing noise from wiper pump when off for at least an hour. Issue was resolved by replacing body control module. 
May 2017

38500 mi

US $110
Air conditioning will randomly be warm instead of cold. Ford refused to fix the issue saying they could not replicate. I replicated it on the way home. 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Aug 2015 - Dec 2017
Jan 2016

47800 mi
Completed recall for stumbling and stalling. Wiring harness splice replaced under recall. 
Feb 2016

49300 mi

US $200
Car bucked and stalled, no restart. Needed to be towed to dealer. Dealer cleaned MAP sensor, not under warranty. Reflashed PCM. Car runs, but lumpy idle. Rear brake replacement with new brake pads and rotors. The original, factory-installed right rear brake caliper bracket had stripped bolt, needed new bracket and bolt. 
Jun 2016

55000 mi
Intermittent check engine code. Pulled P0420 code several times but doesn't stick around long enough to go to dealer. 
Apr 2017

73000 mi
Factory catalyst had failed, causing previously reported cat efficiency codes. Replaced with another used OEM catalyst, and corrected all the issues. Rear hatch, hood, and door were found to be rusting at crimp seam, under the seam sealer and paint. Brought car into dealer for inspection; dealer took photos and sent to Ford for repair approval. Ford corporate denied the claim, even though car is in rustproofing warranty period. 
May 2017

75000 mi

US $50
Factory horns had failed several times due to bad wiring or loose connector. Replaced with aftermarket horns and secure DIY wiring. 
Jul 2017

81000 mi

US $90
Sway bar link broke on a road trip. No dealers kept stock. Had a local muffler shop cut off the leftover part to avoid tire damage. Replaced at home upon return. 
Nov 2017

87000 mi

US $60
Evap purge valve failed, causing car to stumble and stall after fuel up. Replaced valve with new oem 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Apr 2014 - Aug 2017
Aug 2014

6900 mi
Replaced motor mount. The 1-2 shifts were quite dramatic with an occasional firewall thump from the motor. Clutch engagement was also trickier. 
Aug 2017

56000 mi
2 TSBs to fix Body Control Module and Rear Door Latch. 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Jan 2015 - Jul 2015
May 2015

4000 mi
Engine is stalling 
Jun 2015

4000 mi
Rear seat bench leather was separating 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
Apr 2014

1000 mi
Check engine light repeatedly coming on, overboost condition code. Vacuum hoses switched from factory. 
Apr 2015

17700 mi
Engine sound symposer stopped working, fix came from Ford service bulletin (TSB). 
Apr 2017

52000 mi

US $400
New front brake pads All-wheel alignment 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
May 2017

17100 mi
Engine was shuddering when letting off throttle during stop/go traffic with the clutch in, and exhibiting other symptoms of faulty ground splices in the engine harness. Tried to convince dealer to perform TSB for ground splices, unsuccessfully. Dealer "couldn't reproduce". Performed repair myself, successfully. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

59000 mi

US $1350
Bad flywheel. Replaced clutch and flywheel. 
Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Aug 2016
Mar 2016

17000 mi
Noise from the drivers door, when opening. Drivers door upper trim / windown run channel replacement 
Ford Focus in Nevada, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

8000 mi
Erratic idle and hesitation. Was diagnosed as part of a TSB campaign. 
Ford Focus in Colorado, United States
Mar 2014 - Feb 2016
Jun 2014

8000 mi
Car stalling/dying under deceleration. Diagnosed as loose signal return splices. Repaired under warranty. Covered by published TSB. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 103hp 1.6L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Great Britain
Feb 2016 - Mar 2018
Oct 2016

26000 mi
Engine malfunction light came on. I took it to a Ford dealer. They diagnosed the problem as mass air flow pipe fault. A new pipe was ordered, so my car stayed for 2 days. As my car is still under warranty the repair did not cost me anything. 
Nov 2017

42000 mi

£240
The vehicle had trouble starting. We took it to our local garage and they diagnosed a problem with the clutch sensor. They had to keep it 2 days as they had to order a new sensor and then it was quite a lengthy job replacing it. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

3700 mi
High beams would not come on 
Apr 2017

35000 mi
leaks Repair transmission leak 
Apr 2018

55000 mi
[DCT] clutch premature wear 
Ford Focus in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2014 - Mar 2018
May 2017

30380 mi
transmission jerking in stop and go traffic. Dual clutch replaced AC Stop intermittent. Body Control Moduke was replaced 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2016
Feb 2015

7900 mi
Shuddering, vibration when accelerating from a stop. 
May 2015

9000 mi
Shuddering, jerking, upon acceleration. Replaced clutches, seals. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

45000 mi
Performed Transmission TCM recall program and clutch adaptive learning. Verified and perform open recall 15B22 Rear drivers wheel bearing failed and replaced. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2014

6000 mi
replaced clutch asy 
Aug 2016

20600 mi
Recall by Ford to replace the "clutch" 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jan 2018
Mar 2017

26000 mi
Confirmed problem(s): TCM/PCM reprogram, recall #15B22 Clutch shudder (TBS #16-0199...) Dealer replaced dual clutch under recall. No charge and no hassle. 
Ford Focus in New Brunswick, Canada
Apr 2016 - May 2016
May 2016

19220 mi
Vehicle jerks when starting off and when the transmission shifts between 1 & 2 and 2 & 3 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Nov 2014 - Jan 2018
Jul 2015

12500 mi
Update software 
Oct 2015

14300 mi
Critical update for trans 
Jan 2017

19000 mi
Replaced clutches New oil pan gasket 
Oct 2017

41000 mi
Ever since the clutches have been replaced every once in a while I can smell them braking in. Not standing still but when on it getting on the freeway. Clutches started chatting again until I ran from 20-80 full on and cleared the dust. Now as good as new 
Ford Focus in Quebec, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

22500 mi
Left driver door rubber seal worn 
Feb 2017

41540 mi
Clutch assembly needed replacement Cooling fan Blower motor Keyless entry would not work driver side, they removed handle and noticed humidity in electronic system, dried and silicone added for waterproofing. Lower left edge of rear trunk door, (I have a 5 doors Focus), showed wear as when close it rubbed with bumper top part. I had same problem when I bought the car and they told me they fixed it, maybe at around 25000km, I just noticed it happened again but now that is out of warranty they are reviewing if they will repair it or not. Waiting for an answer from them. 
Oct 2017

47120 mi
The dealer finally agreed to fix the hatchback lower left door rubbing against the rear bumper and causing rust issue. At no cost to me. Took 6 months to finally get it done as the dealer kept sending me back and forth to other member of the dealership. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

23000 mi
Shuddering and jolting in low gears. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

18000 mi
Needs clutches 
Nov 2015

20000 mi
Clutch 
Oct 2016

25000 mi
Reprogram 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jun 2014 - Oct 2015
Jun 2015

12000 mi
Clutch replaced under warranty. Shuddering, jerking, slipping. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

5000 mi
Rear tail light was not properly attached to body in one location- Dealer corected 
Dec 2014

11000 mi
Harsh shifting of auto transmission. Went to three dealers before problem was corrected by Shults Ford, which actually cares about the customer. They repaired a small leak and updated the software. Car now shifts smoothly, a total transformation. 
Dec 2015

30000 mi
AROUND 30,000 MILES, TRANSMISSION CLUTCHES BECAME WET FROM LEAK RESULTING IN CHATTERING. FORD IS REPLACING TRANSMISSION IN 6-8 WEEKS. 
Mar 2016

35000 mi
Transmission was repaired with redesigned clutch assembly and seal kits from 2016 Focus-Transmission now shifts perfectly 
Jul 2017

61000 mi

US $100
Interior light fuse failed- Fuse replaced all system currently OK 
Jun 2018

79000 mi

US $100
Replaced rear wheel bearing under extended warranty. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2017
Mar 2016

34000 mi
Automatic transmission clutches were slipping causing shuddering. Dealer replaced the clutches and seals. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

28000 mi
Automatic DCT. Transmission would shudder when shifting. Happens at both low speeds and high speeds. Dealer flashed TCU, low speed shudder still present, high speed shudder fixed. 
Feb 2018

54100 mi
Transmission was shuddering at low speeds again. Dealer diagnosed issue as bad clutch and a leaking seal. Dealer replaced clutch with updated part, replaced seal, and flashed the ECU/TCU with the latest software. Issue appears to be resolved. Transmission shifts very well now, no hesitations or shuddering at any speed. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
May 2014 - May 2015
Oct 2014

8200 mi
Shudder and rattle noise 
Ford Focus in New Hampshire, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2017
Mar 2014

4000 mi
Controls on the steering wheel for volume, radio stations and voice activation broke. Initial repair unsuccessful, parts ordered. Part for steering wheel audio and voice controls were replaced 
Aug 2014

10200 mi
Rear sway bar link lower nuts were loose and replaced but became loose again. Installed two new lower link nuts/rear. 
Oct 2015

26000 mi
Shuttering and grinding from transmission. Clutch assembly replaced (automatic/manual transmission) Coolant leak found while clutch was being replaced, water pump was replaced as well. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Apr 2017
Jun 2015

15000 mi
Clutch judder. Computer was reprogrammed. Problem not fixed. clutch judder still there. they are ordering a new clutch system. Parts are on national back order. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Jul 2014 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

33000 mi
Ford known trans issue with automatic dual clutch. Warranty repair. Other than being annoying, I have not found the issue to be a major detriment to the performance in general. 
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

17000 mi
Vehicle was shaking furiously upon accelerating from a stop. Computer was reprogrammed. Time will tell if it's fixed. Sounded like a common issue. A small oil leak developed. Quarter sized spots on garage floor. The timing cover gasket was faulty. They replaced the gasket under warranty. 
Jun 2016

31000 mi
The previous shaking that I reported turned out to not be a bad computer program (no surprise to me) but rather a faulty clutch. The part was on backorder due to high demand. Sounds like a recall is needed. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Jul 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016

28500 mi
Steering gears all replaced 
Mar 2016

31000 mi
Drivers side door seal on body fell apart around 4000 miles. Finally got part covered under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

28000 mi
Rear seat belt buckle broken; replaced. 
Jan 2017 Loose bolt inside hatch interior panel on passenger side. 
Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Oct 2016 - Dec 2017
Dec 2016

32000 mi
Clutch was bad. Shuddered excessively. Clutch was replaced and now runs how it should. TCM died and vehicle acted as it were in neutral when it was in drive. Vehicle had to be towed to dealership. Ruled bad TCM and replaced. Car runs as it should now. 
Jun 2017

37000 mi

US $130
Hit pot hole, caused wheels to go out of alignment 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Mar 2014 - Jul 2018
Mar 2017

19350 mi
Upgraded computer control of Transmission under one recall but refused to do the second recall. 
Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

66000 mi

US $200
Replace clutch again 
Ford Focus in Oklahoma, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

29000 mi
The gear slipped as I approached an off-ramp on the highway and the revs jumped up. Took it to get checked and they changed the clutches on the dct. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Dec 2014

12000 mi
Transmission part needed replaced due to poor and jerky shifting. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

42000 mi
Clutch plate worn, causing bad shudder on low gear shifts. Plate replaced under warranty, issue resolved. 
Apr 2016

52300 mi
Minor oil leak caused by bad seal, replaced under warranty 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Apr 2018 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

31000 mi
Wheel bearing replacement. 
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2015

18000 mi
cluch shudder 
Aug 2017

47500 mi
the DCT clutch was repaced 
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014

13300 mi
replaced both upper wheel bearings 
Oct 2014

17500 mi
Replaced Clutch and Seals 
Sep 2016

55000 mi

US $80
Shudders needs clutches again sold car! 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

30000 mi
small oil leak at timing cover, dealer repaired (removed/reinstalled silicone) 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Apr 2015 - May 2018
Feb 2015

11500 mi
I noticed a "metal on metal" noise and brought the car to dealer. They told me it was just normal engine noise. A couple thousand miles later, there was a "knocking" noise in the engine. Ford wanted me to drive the car in, I insisted upon a tow (under warranty). They took a week to diagnose that it was indeed a spun bearing. They solution was to replace the entire shortblock. 
May 2018

61000 mi
Car started stalling while driving. Found to be bad EGR purge valve which caused suction on the fuel tank, imploding the fuel tank. They had to replace the fuel tank, fuel pump, EVAP canister, and EGR Purge valve. Was covered under extended 75K mile warranty that I purchased with the car. 
Ford Focus in Georgia, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Mar 2015

6000 mi
Rattle coming from overhead console. Glove box door misaligned and not closing properly. Broken trim around parking brake handle. Hatch misaligned and not always closing properly. 
Ford Focus in Oregon, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
Nov 2014

11500 mi
I have an oil leak at the rear of the engine. The dealer couldn't pinpoint the leak so they installed dye in the engine oil and told me to come back in one or two weeks. Intermittently the air bag light comes on. This is because the DTC is throwing B0029 (voltage spike for 1-6 seconds). The dealer with help from Ford was unable to pinpoint the problem, reset the DTC, and told me to come back it it recurs. They used the UV dye to ascertain that the leak was from the oil pan gasket and replaced it. Intermittently the air bag light would come on. They were able to track it down to one connector which they cleaned and the problem went away. 
Apr 2016

44200 mi
Airbag light was on. Dealer disassembled interior to remove, clean, and reassemble wiring loom. The light came back on (for the third time) within 12 months. 

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2014 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Nov 2016
Aug 2015

14500 mi
"Stop Safely Now" fault. Replaced high voltage cabling due to issues with pins within the cable. This is part of a TSB, but not a recall 
Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Mar 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

1000 mi
Plastic triangle in front of driver door missing a plastic clip. The part left a large gap causing wind noise. 
Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

12000 mi
Parking brake cable loose causing banging over bumps. Clip installed to fix. 
Mar 2016

20000 mi
Drivers seat squeak. Seat track replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2017

30000 mi
Replaced coolant pump for heater. Heat was non functional. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Jul 2018
Jun 2018

57000 mi
modem in head unit failed and had to be replaced 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2017
Jan 2015

1200 mi
Headlight defective A bunch of various trim issues, nothing fixed 
Jun 2016

8000 mi
Replace charge port because outside lights defective 
Aug 2016

8000 mi
Replace defective shock absorber 
Oct 2017

13000 mi

US $200
Replace 12V battery 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2017
Sep 2015

12000 mi
Electric system or sensors were not shutting off when car was turned off. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

6300 mi
Front passenger "sticks" and is difficult to open from the inside. Dealer initially fixed problem, but it has since returned. 
Oct 2015

11000 mi
Front passenger door "sticks" and is difficult to open 
Jan 2016

4700 mi
Hi voltage wiring got wet in the rain and had to be replaced. This is Day 7 and the repair is not yet completed (Ford has yet to find/ship the right part to the dealer). Problem is subject to a recall. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Aug 2015

6100 mi
Replace high voltage wiring harness. I received a "Stop Safely Now" error once. In diagnosing this they found (unrelated to this error) that the harness connector was slightly cracked. 

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2013 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Replaced Steering Column Navigation System didn't work 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Slovenia
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

40300 mi

€50
switch for bonnet latch. 
Mar 2018

57040 mi

€1
alarm went of during stationary. and also during driving i got massages "bonnet open". i just use some contact spray for contacts of switch. seems it is helping. tonight and today's drive shows no messages. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2014
Feb 2014

31000 mi
Hesitation in to drive. Reprogramed computer. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

55000 mi
Shudder in gears 1-4 in moderate acceleration. 
Ford Focus in Colorado, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

50000 mi
Transmission jerking and leaking 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

41000 mi
ford software upgrade did include a mechanical part. Car drives like new now....even better. They also did door latch recal work. Car was in for reg maint svc. 
Ford Focus in Utah, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

21000 mi

US $375
The electronic latch on the trunk stops working with no rhyme or reason and there is no key to open the trunk. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

31000 mi
rough shifting with shuttering and hesitation when shifting 
Ford Focus in New Mexico, United States
May 2013 - Apr 2015
Oct 2014

15000 mi
Rear deck-lid vent disintegration, presumably, by sun. 
Apr 2015

15000 mi
Transmission reported as leaking. Dealer declared problem as under warranty. I decided to trade it in. I think the 2013 Ford Focus was literally made out of garbage. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014
Aug 2013

10000 mi
Went to complain about jerking of transmission 
Dec 2013

20000 mi
Take it in for jerking, they found it has a transmission leak, yet to be fixed. 
Feb 2014

25800 mi
Car would jerk, they reflashed transmission and it runs great now. Repaired leak. 
Dec 2014

34000 mi
Right before I got rid of it, the heater and air conditioner were acting up. Transmission had also started to jerk again. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Oct 2016 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

60000 mi
Paint on metal prevented the ground from connecting from the battery. Battery would run down in a matter of days. Bought the car used from dealership. They worked on it twice trying to figure out the problem. Took 2 plus weeks but they found and fixed it at no charge to us. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016

9700 mi
shudder at low speed. Replaced clutch and gearbox. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

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

Ford Focus in Maine, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

37000 mi
replaced loose lower tie rod 
Sep 2015

45000 mi
clutch pack for automatic manual replaced 
Dec 2016

61000 mi

US $345
had to replace rack and pinion system - 1600 dollar repair if I had to pay full amount. 
Apr 2017

63000 mi

US $67
Replaced driver side sway bar link 
Sep 2017

70000 mi

US $60
Replaced passenger side sway bar link 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2017
Apr 2016

24200 mi

US $100
has been in the shop for trans replaced seals power & trans control modules twice.  Then for electrical/ no start no nothing PCM & TCM & WIRING. now h vac blower motor on hi when turned off. Now replacing BCM. NEVER LEFT DEALER YET HVAC cabin wiring harness problems from the last time it was in the shop. I should not have had to pay due to problem was from former repair under warranty. Tired of being boned by FORD. 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2017
Dec 2014

32000 mi
Complete failure of electronic steering rack unit. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2018
Apr 2013

1500 mi
Sync module completely failed and needed to be replaced. 
Ford Focus in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015

1000 mi
Brought it in 2 times for repair on transmission slipping and studdering, 1st trip they did not fix it, was fixed after 2nd service drop off, they replaced the clutch and adjusted the computer control 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Apr 2013

1640 mi
door was adjusted 
Aug 2015

19620 mi
Experienced transmission judders. Dual clutches replaced and s/w reprogrammed. 
Aug 2017

32860 mi

C $100
Dual clutches replaced for second time. fuel tank cap less filler system causing engine check lights and fuel sending sensor faulty 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Aug 2015
Jul 2015

52000 mi
Transmission electronic control module, required the complete removal of the transmission, covered under Ford's extended warranty. 
Aug 2015

52000 mi
Transmission still not shifting correctly, pulled transmission, replaced control module(s). Dealer gave me full price for trade in on new car, glad this one is gone, POS... 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

31000 mi
Car currently receiving updated clutch per Ford TSB for DCT clutch shudder. 
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

60000 mi
Transmission giving errors, rough shifting, neutralizing, going into failover mode. 
May 2017

105000 mi

US $950
Emissions control - catalytic converter worn out, needed replacement. 
Aug 2017

110000 mi

US $500
Oxygen Sensor 
Feb 2018

120000 mi

US $1500
Replace aging and worn brake parts, typical brake job. Alignment, tires, etc. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Georgia, United States
Nov 2016 - Oct 2017
Dec 2016

88000 mi

US $260
Replaced purge valve. 
Sep 2017

119000 mi

US $129
Car wouldn't start and for a few days before the failure it took longer than normal to get it to start. I replaced the battery and all is fine. 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2017

50000 mi
Driver side tie rod replaced Driver headlight had leak. Removed headlight (2 screws), identified leak and applied silicone sealant. Applied series of software updates to Sync as it was frequently dropping Bluetooth connection. Updates improved situation, but Bluetooth still drops intermittently 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

73000 mi

US $100
Headlight was not working, had to get body control module reflashed 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 252hp 2.0L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Aug 2016
Jun 2015

32000 mi
Engine/Trans mount TSB 
Ford Focus in New South Wales, Australia
Jan 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2015

40300 mi
Engine mount broke 
Nov 2017

89900 mi

A $2300
Heater core leak 
Apr 2018

96100 mi

A $600
Earthing fault fixed, caused by previous bad repair from another shop on front bumper 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2017
Jan 2014 Battery failed 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

7300 mi
some emissions system TSB and a motor mount and shield 
Aug 2014

12000 mi
sun roof and front passenger door rattle 
Dec 2015

23000 mi
fixed broken glove box rattle in sun roof parts on order 
Jan 2016

10000 mi
parts in and repair completed 
Dec 2016

29000 mi

US $100
check engine light: a sensor and electrical harness repair 
Mar 2018

38000 mi

US $100
Door didn’t lock via door button and seat belt light not working replaced seat belt tensioner reprogrammed window drivers side and relaxes door handle Replaced door handle drivers side and painted 
Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2012 - Oct 2013
May 2013

9000 mi
Third brake light had water inside of lens 
Jun 2013

12000 mi
Driver side headlight plastic was bubbling, headlight assembly was replaced My Ford Touch, album art would appear upside down and very small, constant indexing of hard drive. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2014
May 2013

8000 mi
Turbo boost disappeared during regular driving, turbocharger found to have become disconnected. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

57000 mi
Grinding in 2nd Gear, bad Syncro likely. Transmission replaced under Powertrain Warranty. Needed an alignment after hitting a pot hole. They had to realign the subframe then did the toe. Tie Rods and Jam Nut Seized. Dealer could not remove, wanted to replace them for $500. Tie Rod and Jam Nut removed at home after being soaked in PB Blaster. 
Nov 2016

58200 mi

US $50
Lug Nuts Over Torqued when Dealer aligned car, nuts seized and were destroyed upon removal. Wheel was slightly damaged (cosmetic). 
Jun 2017

65000 mi

US $30
Parking brake would stick, bought new cables did not install them as I was able to "re-grease" the existing cable and it seems to work. Will need to replace eventually. 
Ford Focus in Arizona, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2018
Nov 2014

23000 mi
Replace water pump 
May 2016

48900 mi
High pressure fuel pump 
Mar 2017

67000 mi

US $670
Engine mounts Rear shocks 
Jun 2017

73000 mi

US $100
Rear hatch 
Jan 2018

80000 mi

US $300
Front brake and rotors 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2015
Dec 2012

1000 mi

US $65
engine oil level low - below minimum line on dipstick. 
Aug 2013

15000 mi
Replace all engine mounts, roll restrictor, clutch line 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2015
Dec 2013

8000 mi
ford tech service bulletin, replace motor mounts, no charge 
Oct 2014

14200 mi
Tech service bulletin- engine wiring. Engine would die at low speed while approaching traffic signal, but would immediately restart. Only happened a couple of times.  
Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2014
Sep 2013

1000 mi
TSB for motor mounts. Dealer ordered the parts 
Oct 2013

2000 mi
My ford sync malfunctioned. System update installed 
Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Nov 2012 - Apr 2017
Aug 2014

20460 mi
Tsb for motor mount replacement. Recall for headlight replacement. 
Jul 2015

32940 mi
Engine light came on. Wiring harness was repaired. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2016
Jul 2013

7000 mi
Several paint issues discovered due to contaminates under paint causing a bump. Brought in for TSB to replace motor mounts due to excessive motor movement under moderately aggressive acceleration. Movement was bad enough to allow engine to hit firewall. 
Aug 2015

54500 mi

US $145
Front left wheel bearing starting making noise at around 50,000 miles. Took several trips to the dealer and assistance from Ford Coporate to resolve. Wheel bearing was replaced under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jun 2013 - Apr 2014
Oct 2013

5000 mi
Bang noise when shifting through gears 
Nov 2013

3500 mi

US $100
TSB for Engine mounts & clutch line TSB for Engine mounts & clutch line 
Mar 2014

5000 mi
Tsb to reprogram Digital Audio Processor 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

22000 mi
replace upper and lower motor mounts 
Dec 2013

29000 mi
A piece of the clutch pedal came off. Had to have a new clutch pedal ordered. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
May 2013 - May 2017
Sep 2013

3100 mi
Windshield wipers needed adjustment as the swing was too wide and running over the trim.  The speedometer which is electronic, failed to read properly it was either running too high or too low. Not yet resolved, intermittent. 
May 2015

12800 mi
Recall work provided. Had to cut, splice and re/re ignition wire due to stalling issues 
Oct 2016

24060 mi
Check engine light came on and turbo boost intermittent. Replaced knock sensor. Check engine light has come on again and same error codes presented. Data has contacted ford for more solutions. Problem still outstanding 
Nov 2016

24460 mi
Cel issue unresolved. Now in winter storage so wait for spring. 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Jul 2013

4000 mi
Car had stuttering and CELs thrown. When CEL or Service Engine Now warning active, car was dangerous to drive. Depressing clutch caused car to stall and engine cut power significantly. 
Aug 2013

5000 mi

US $100
Continued issue with CEL and Service Engine Now warnings. Car was dangerous to drive. Car would throw error and then clear if restarted. Problem was intermittent. Dealer blamed air filter. 
Sep 2013

5000 mi
Repeated CEL and Service Engine Now warnings. Wire harness stretched and frayed. Known issue. TSB released to repair issue. Third trip before fixed. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2015
Aug 2013 Bumper scrape (car hauler) repaired by dealer at no cost. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

3000 mi
Nick in leather on console armrest. TSB 13-6-10 for excessive drivetrain motions (jackhammering driven wheel) under moderate to severe acceleration. 
Jan 2014 TSB 13-6-10 (updated in December by Ford) finally performed by dealer on delivery of uprated transmission mounts and mounting hardware. 
Jul 2016

53700 mi

US $100
Split sway bar bushing, left rear. Sway bar links, shackles, insulator assemblies and bushings replaced, both sides. 
Sep 2016

57000 mi

US $129
Sunroof leaked from both front corners into the interior during a heavy, all-day rain. A neighbor in the next campsite provided sealing tape and saved an 18-mile trip into town. Dealer found debris in the sunroof drains and cleared them. Rattle upon raising the rear hatch. Dealer couldn't locate the source, but the rattle persists, sounding of a plastic bit that's adrift. 
Dec 2016

61000 mi

US $130
Check engine light revealed an air pollution control component failing; replaced part under extended warranty at 60,000 mile service. Also, owner repaired earlier reported hatch rattle herself after dealer tech failed to find source of noise 
May 2017

69000 mi

US $1000
Replace worn factory shocks w/OEM parts. 
Mar 2018

82000 mi

US $110
New discs required resurfacing due to uneven wear. Shop had previously said in October 2017 that they couldn’t diagnose an owner-reported bearing noise that was found in March to be due to worn bearings in all four wheels and worn front hubs. Bearings on all four wheels as well as both front hubs were replaced. 
Ford Focus in Alberta, Canada
May 2013 - Sep 2017
Aug 2013

2480 mi
My Ford Touch update. Update fixed some glitches. 
Ford Focus in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Aug 2013

18600 mi
Front strut mounts Vehicle stalls when clutch is engaged, rpms drop, rough idle Shifter gets stuck. Cannot shift into 1st,3rd,or 5th gears. Will come loose after pulling over and working the shifter back and forth. Motor mounts weak. Hard shifts cause drivetrain bang/shock. Wheel hop produces bangs. D pillar panel loose. Door misaligned Paint bubbling around underside of hood. Taillights rubbing against body Sound symposer cutting in and out. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2016
Oct 2014

27300 mi
Recall 14S17 Engine Wiring Splice Repair. The headlight warning light had come on briefly twice. Engine would frequently "stumble" when resuming after a stop. 
Mar 2016

45000 mi

US $210
Wipers auto running -- not responding to switch. Sensors replaced. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2015
Jun 2013

752 mi
Bang on acceleration sin 1st and 2nd caused by trans support. Dealer has just received bulletin. Part has been ordered and will take day to install when it arrives. Bang on acceleration sin 1st and 2nd caused by trans support. Dealer has just received bulletin. Part has been ordered and will take day to install when it arrives. 
Sep 2013

4000 mi
The trans problem in reported in June still has not been fixed. I have been to the dealer 4X now to find out when they will be getting around to taking care of this problem. I am now told fix will come in end of OCT. We will see. 
Nov 2013

5000 mi
Ford finally sent parts and they were installed in 1 day . The car is performing as it should now 
May 2014

10000 mi
Stud broke off front wheel hub. After some push back dealer agreed to fix on Warranty. 
Jul 2014

10000 mi
I took the car in for a KLUNK in the front end which I correctly guessed was in the suspension. Turned out the tie-rod end was loose. Probably from when they changed the hub. 
Apr 2015

23300 mi
Door lock unlock 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2017
Oct 2013

8500 mi
Paint flaked off of the bumper in one irregular patch the size of a U.S. Quarter. A noticeable black patch on a white bumper. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

5300 mi
Unable to deselect autolock. Required reprograming. Warranty. 
Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

5000 mi
Electrical short in sun visor wiring caused fuse to blow for power windows and other dash lights. Was fixed after 2 days in a rental. 
Oct 2013

10000 mi

US $130
Continuous vibration at 40-60mph had tires rebalanced 3 times at out of pocket expense by Ford. Problem is still somewhat apparent with steering wheel vibration at speed. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Nov 2012 - Sep 2017
Dec 2015

28000 mi
computer brain and navigation needed to be replaced 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Mar 2013 - May 2014
Dec 2013

8000 mi
Had TSB done for the motor mounts and clutch upgrade. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2015
Aug 2013

11100 mi
Broken wheel stud, required replacing hub Replaced left front strut mount, making noise. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2016
May 2015

24000 mi
Replaced the transmission due to failing synchros. 
Ford Focus in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Jul 2013

3300 mi
Air conditioning stopped working. Repair involved resetting a connection between the clamte control system and the A/C compressor. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2015
Jun 2013

5000 mi
TSB to replace all motor mounts with redesigned mounts and to replace clutch line with a longer one. The factory motor mount was to0 soft for the amount of torque, too much movement of the engine during shifting at high RPM, causing a bang and wheel hop. 
Nov 2013

10800 mi
Check engine light came on and then started flashing. The car lost power and would shudder above 2000 RPM. Car threw trouble code PO301 Cylinder 1 misfire. Upon further diagnosing was found Cylinder 1 coil pack was no longer working. 
Nov 2014

26300 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed and put the car into limp mode. Check engine light illuminated and a P0087 DTC low fuel rail pressure was thrown Engine wiring harness had bad splices. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Aug 2014

25000 mi
An incorrectly crimped wiring harness results in rough starts/poor performance. Experienced 3 times, after heavy rain. No boost pressure, ran poorly until restarted. Recall has been issued, parts end of Sept. Recall ID: 14S17. 
Ford Focus in North Dakota, United States
Feb 2014 - Mar 2014
Feb 2014

10000 mi
Issue with turbocharger spool 
Mar 2014

11000 mi
Same issue as before, same engine code P0299 Fixed the issue, found a torn vacuum hose 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2017
Oct 2014

35500 mi
Inner door seal cracked at bottom of door Turbo waste gate open when accelerating 
Jan 2015

38500 mi
lower door seal torn 
Apr 2015

41200 mi

US $235
Charcoal canister fail resulting in pressure sensor in fuel tank failure. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Aug 2014
Aug 2014

13000 mi
buttons on the steering column do not always work. 
Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2017
Jan 2014

22000 mi
SYNC module had to be replaced. 
Sep 2014

32000 mi
Transmission did not like going into 3rd gear. Transmission is not serviceable, replaced transmission. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2016
Sep 2013

2000 mi
Slightly out of alignment (centers slightly to the left) 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2018
Nov 2013

1000 mi
Head line rattled and was replaced. Motor mounts replaced 
Jun 2018

47000 mi

US $20
A/C recharge 
Ford Focus in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013 I had the TSB 13-6-10 done before picking up the car. Basically the rear engine mount is too soft and will bottom out (bang) when shifted hard. 
Dec 2013

2000 mi
Rear view mirror is slightly distorted when using the flipped 'night mode'. Got the mirror replaced and the problem is still here but not as bad. 
Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Jul 2018
Aug 2016

24700 mi

US $110
Key was not recognized by vehicle (MyFordKey not found!) and several relays were inop with false warning lights. Diagnostics by dealer were inconclusive. No parts replaced. Fixed by reset of ECU by detaching battery for 10 mins. 
Nov 2016

26400 mi

US $500
Same key issue as before, was found to be two faulty grounds. Battery was replaced prior to ground diagnosis. 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

34000 mi
Door hinge on drivers side door has a metal squeak. Replaced the slide and removed door, extensive diagnosis by techs and body shop. Problem was unable to be pinpointed. Problem not resolved. Headlamp fault warning message randomly displayed on DIC(Driver Info Center) throughout ownership. TSB to resolve issue via BCM reprogram. I believe it is fixed but sometimes goes 6+ months before issue presents itself. Update: never reappeared. TSB preformed for Idle quality problems and dips. Related to earlier recall done on a poor quality wiring splice. Rattle with rear spoiler. Earlier repairs for rattles and water leak. Nothing was repaired at this time. Screws keep falling out of the spoiler and the trim covering has started rattling now because it has been taken off many times. Whirring noise happening under load at low RPM. Could be related to an earlier bearing replacement of the half shaft support, but I believe it is a separate issue Coolant Smell coming from vehicle after driving. No coolant loss, no visible leaks. However spoken to other owners who have reported same problem. Rough idle, surging, other rough running when cold that resemble carbon build up on intake valves. Continues to get worse over time. Dealer says no problem, could not reproduce but admitted to not driving it when it was cold. 
Sep 2015

36000 mi
Spoiler rattle was resolved by the dealer by using threadlocker. The rattle was a trim clip that fell off during a previous repair for the spoiler bolts. Both fixed and resolved. 
Sep 2016

44000 mi
Ford Corporate was involved, engineering rep said it was considered a engineering defect with the car. Solution was to cut out A pillar and repair. I chose to decline the fix as it would compromise the safety cage of the vehicle and residual value. 
Ford Focus in Oregon, United States
Oct 2015 - May 2018
Apr 2015

2000 mi
Recall- wiring harness recall done because the car had a defective wiring harness. the problem that made the recall necessary: if the AC was on, the car was very very prone to stall in first gear even with the gas pedal was depressed. 
Mar 2017

39000 mi
Recall repair done during oil change. The recall was for door latches that would not work in hot weather. >Problem one that occurred due to repair- after the repair the windows would not work because they fell out of their tracks, had to return to the dealer to have the windows fixed. >Problem two> the after the door latches were fixed they would not lock for the first 8 hours after I got the car back. The new latches are larger and the motors to electronically lock the doors were not strong enough... (only front two doors were lockable because only they have keyholes). 
May 2017

40000 mi

US $250
The Sync system decided to turn on randomly while the car was completely off. this caused the battery to die on me twice while I was at work. I would get back to the car and the Sync screen would be on and the radio would be on. The battery died after about a week of this. The local dealer had to do a series of diagnostics and had to do a hard-reset of the sync system multiple times until it stopped randomly turning on when the car was off. they also had to replace the battery because of the sync-caused problem. Hasn't happened since. 
Jan 2018

49000 mi
Fuel pump failure. vehicle went into limp mode (shut off turbo, severely reduced power), required replacement of the fuel pump. no charge because it was covered under the powertrain warranty. 
May 2018

55000 mi

US $120
tubing between inter-cooler and turbo disconnected randomly. lost use of turbo. 
Ford Focus in Arkansas, United States
Nov 2015 - Nov 2017
May 2015

22000 mi

US $1200
Mysterious hole in back side of radiator under the fan shroud, dealership said it was "road debris", radiator replaced, not covered under warranty. 
Sep 2015

25000 mi
Rear main seal failure #1, repaired under warranty 
Nov 2016

33000 mi
Rear main seal failure #2, repaired under warranty 
May 2017

42000 mi
Rear main seal failure #3, repaired under warranty 
Sep 2017

45000 mi
Rear main seal failure #4, repaired under warranty 2nd gear synchro failure, transmission replaced under warranty Oil pan replaced under warranty due to "casting concerns" possible cause of repeated rear main seal failures. 
Ford Focus in Colorado, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2018
Jul 2015

12000 mi
Tailgate unlatched warning 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

114000 mi
Air conditioning stopped working. Blowing hot air. Decided not to repair it. 
Sep 2017

120000 mi

US $350
Finally decided to look into what was wrong with AC system. Found a hole in an AC hose. Replaced the hose and recharged the system. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Mar 2017 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

73000 mi
stalling problem since 2014. Six visits with five parts replaced and still not fixed. Escalated to Ford corporate who do not get involved with these issues. They deflected me back to my dealer to resolve. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Aug 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

69000 mi
"Engine Fault Service Now" message on dash. Car goes into limp mode. Car has been to dealer 7-8 times in last 18 months for same issue. Same symptoms continue. Only happens once every 2 weeks or so. Will go away with key cycle. 
Ford Focus in Alabama, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

18100 mi
Battery was replaced under warranty. Determined that some cells were faulty. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012 Turbocharger intercooler hose became partially detached, causing a decrease in power and hissing noise during acceleration. To repair, hose was reattached. ~45min self repair. 
Dec 2012

3000 mi
Software update to address MyFordTouch navigation system issues. Display would lock up and need to be hard reset via a fuse pull. Issue occurred twice in the first 2500 miles of driving. 
Jun 2013

6000 mi

US $30
Factory turbo intercooler pipe came loose again. Took car to shop, reattached. 2 days later, pipe came loose again and shop replaced the factory hose clamp with a beefier one. So far no issues. 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Nov 2014
Mar 2014

6000 mi
I could not pump gas in addition to smelling gas. It would keep cutting off the pump. That turned out to be a spider web in the fuel line (weird), but they also noticed a fuel line fault, so they replaced it.  
Oct 2014

19000 mi
Inconsistent revs when the clutch was pushed in. The rpm would dip way too low when idling, almost stalling out. Wiring harness needed to be replaced, faulty splicing job. It was a recall. Also got a preventive TSB done for center dash. Took it in for a gas smell, but that was ruled NPF 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

57200 mi
2nd gear grind 
Jun 2015

80000 mi

US $130
Needed new battery 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Oct 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2013

3700 mi
updated the firmware for the myford touch/sync system. fixed some flaws and introduced a bunch of others ... 
Apr 2013

6700 mi
once again an attempt to fix mysync issues. 
Jun 2013

8000 mi
the mysync computer failed entirely on thursday afternoon. saturday, the entire car was dead. battery drained flat. got a boost. sunday, entire car was dead. got a boost monday and took it to the dealer. they couldn't find the cause. super! 
Aug 2013

10200 mi
once again myford touch sync needed an update. unknown if anything broke from that - just got the car back. also the boost gauge failed requiring a special part sent from detroit, hence the 3 days total in the shop. had to return to get the boost gauge fixed. some chip. performed 10k service. returned the car with four underinflated tyres. impressed? not much .... also the myford touch update once again defeated daylight savings time. 
Mar 2014

16000 mi
passenger side tail-light assembly has been ingesting rain since new. finally managed to prove it to ford, who replaced it under warranty. 
Oct 2014

21500 mi
moonroof surround rattled whether moon roof open or not. nasty chemical odour detected after a/c operation (fans still running but a/c off). dealer cleaned out the air filter but that didn't cure the issue. 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2013
Mar 2013

1000 mi
Headliner misaligned from factory with passenger's window seal, Dealer service adjusted Could not add fuel to vehicle, multiple gas station pumps would recognize as "Full" when tank near empty. Dealer fixed and listed as "Slow fuel tank fill spitback" 
Apr 2013

1700 mi
Rear window washer fluid emptying into trunk on vehicle's subwoofer, fluid tubing was disconnected before washer sprayer inside the vehicle from factory. Dealer disassembled rear interior and reconnected. 
May 2013

3000 mi
Entire dashboard replaced due to soft touch material separating from backing over instrument cluster.  Rear tail lights adjusted, rubbing paint off exterior. Shifter cabling lubricated and adjusted, creaking when vehicle is moving. 
Ford Focus in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jul 2015
Feb 2014

14840 mi
Turbocharger failure and O2 sensor failure 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2014
Aug 2013

4900 mi
The motor mounts are too soft and I'm on the list for the TSB repair. Parts supply is apparently thin. 
Ford Focus in Arkansas, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2015
Oct 2012 The car arrived with a dent in the lower right corner of the right rear door. The dent appears to have happened before the panel was painted in the factory. 
Oct 2013

17000 mi
Factory motor mounts too soft allowing too much engine movement during hard shifts. All mounts replaced under a TSB, car is much firmer with shifting and reduced engine movement. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2012 - Apr 2018
Dec 2013

20000 mi
Service Action Item - fix inoperable side marker lights on HID equipped Focus ST, basically they added a few amber LEDs to the outward eyebrow LED strip 
Jul 2014

27500 mi
Adjusted/replaced HID component; message on dash said that the light malfunctioned and required service. The lights were still working, so I'm not sure what the problem was. 
Feb 2015

35000 mi
CEL on. EEC Test returned code P007B/P260E replaced ACT valve, ACT sensor. Wire harness replaced for field service item had a damaged crimp and wire (done at another dealer) Wire harness replaced and soldered. Covered by warranty. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

34000 mi

US $140
Battery failure. Only 140 A available at full charge (unable to turn the starter). 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Mar 2013 - Apr 2017
Mar 2015

39000 mi
Clutch packs were defective. Is a common problem with this car. New clutch packs and reprogramming done under warranty. 
Mar 2016

59000 mi
Transmission control module failed. Repaired under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014

5440 mi
Had to be towed to the dealer. A disconnected wire (apparently beneath the driver's seat) leading from/to the battery caused a complete loss of electrical power - nothing worked. several minor issues with Sync system 
Ford Focus in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2014 - Nov 2017
Dec 2016

65000 mi
Replaced clutch. Warranty covered repair. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

8000 mi
Tsb for shudder on take off 
Sep 2014

8000 mi
Still shudder in Trans. Sold car 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2016
Aug 2013

16700 mi
Parking brake plastic grip handle broke. Slides back and forth - makes it hard to push button to de-activate brakes. Note: no hard cranking the parking brakes used before breakage. 
Sep 2013

17000 mi
warranty work. cover handle replaced. 
Apr 2015

51200 mi
Clutch and transmission related. Replaced TCM (computer)and calibrated. 
Sep 2015

61000 mi
Had to replace clutch due to transmission fluid contamination. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

13000 mi
Noticed vehicle hood had been originally installed incorrectly. Hood "misaligned", scraping headlight on one side, large gap on other side. Dealer sent me to a non-Ford collision shop. Hood will be repainted & realigned properly-2-3 days. 
Feb 2015

42780 mi

C $183
PCM repair 
May 2016

65720 mi

C $135
Reprogram PCM to latest software level & perform adaptive drive strategy on transmission (POM outdated). 
Jun 2016

66960 mi
Transmission issues- Replaced & reprogrammed TCM, replaced O rings 
Sep 2017

88294 mi

C $875
Break job- pads & rotors- front & rear. 1st brake job on this vehicle. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

4000 mi
Problems with transmission started to develop at 600 miles. Shudder, poor shift quality, rattling/grinding. Dealer reluctant to do any repairs, claimed it might get better over time but it did not. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2013
Jul 2013

7000 mi
Hatchback struts began leaking fluid and no longer held the tailgate open. Was replaced at dealer at no cost. 
Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

3000 mi
Fuel pump 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Apr 2013

3000 mi
Passenger window leaking into the interior. Car hesitated upon accelerating. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Jul 2013 - Apr 2018
Nov 2014

10000 mi
Replacement 
Mar 2015

14000 mi
Rattle in doors 
Jan 2016

7700 mi
Rough shift transmission 
Apr 2016

31000 mi
Lack of power 
Sep 2016

33000 mi
NOs smoot change if transmission 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

Ford Focus in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jul 2017
Sep 2016

57000 mi
Had dual clutch transmission replaced as well as the ecm. Recall by ford 
Jul 2017

58000 mi
Car had engine system failure light pop up. Dissappeared after 2 restarts. Car was vibrating significantly at freeway speeds. Dealer replaced pcm (power control module). 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

60300 mi
Updated the Sync version. The version on the car was 3 versions behind the current version and the Ford site indicated that it was up to date. Dealership updated the version under recall. 
Jan 2018

60350 mi
Performed 14M01 ppt 4pm difference 320. Replaced clutch assembly. PCM TCM updated. Adaptive learning reset. RVC RPK2XMJ0NRY5N. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

5000 mi
Driver's door lock froze and door wouldn't stay shut. 
Jul 2014

12700 mi
Clutch pack leak/repair and replace clutch. 
May 2015

32100 mi
Knocking noise over bumps at low speed. Suspension pats lubed and noise went away. Stuttering, surging, rough gear changes 
Jul 2015

35800 mi
Clutches replaced. Transmission reprogrammed. 
Jun 2016

57000 mi
Clutch software update 
Aug 2016

60000 mi
Clutch replacement and master cylinder replacement Starter failure while at dealer, starter replaced 
Oct 2016

62700 mi
Broken steering bearing 
Oct 2017

79000 mi

US $100
Clutch replacement Front engine mount replaced 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

9000 mi

US $60
Transmission housing squeek. 
Ford Focus in Oregon, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
May 2013 Transmission shuddering, lunging, poor shifting. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Oct 2012 - Sep 2016
Nov 2013

17000 mi
DCT Transmission was shuddering. RCMP and RCMP reflashed. Rattle in front end. 
Dec 2014

33000 mi
Rattle in front suspension. Performed TSB. 
Aug 2015

43000 mi

US $100
TPMS sensor failed in wheel. Replacement quote $230 but I paid $100 deductible on extended warranty. 
Feb 2016

48300 mi
TCM bad. Car had intermittent start. 
Jun 2016

54000 mi
Clutch pack replacement. 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Jan 2014 - Oct 2017
Dec 2016

15000 mi
Speedo reads 2mph high at all speeds - verified with 2 GPS sources. Dealer said "that's weird", wouldn't do anything about it. Not a tire size issue; reads 12 at 10 and 72 at 70. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

53000 mi

US $200
Worn pads on front and back. Bad front caliper 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015

33300 mi
Transmission Control Unit failed, car had to be towed to the dealer as car could not enter any gear nor engine start. Reported "Hill assist" errors and transmission weirdness before complete failure. 
Jan 2018

52000 mi
Stereo does not play MP3, Bluetooth, or any other input put FM Radio sometimes, needs to be rebooted to work again. Wrong track info displays, system becomes unresponsive to voice commands. Out of warranty, so living with it. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - Apr 2017
Aug 2014

80000 mi
New clutches for the second time It seem like the automatic trans is only good for about 38,000 miles Sync system is a piece of junk It been in 12 times and still does not work right. The AC just broke for the 2nd time. When they repaired it one of the o-rings was not seated right in the high pressure line, so it blew out. 
Oct 2014

94800 mi

US $105
Sync system is now working after another software update. 
Aug 2015

131800 mi
The emission valve stuck open. And created a negative vacuum in the gas tank. It imploded the gas tank. Had to replace gas tank, canister, fuel pump, and emissions valve. The valve is a 38.00 part that cased this to happen. The second set of clutches are shuttering and slipping again after 50k miles. Clutch is almost 1 yr old. Ford said I have a one yr warrentee on it. On July 1st they ordered part. On August 1 they told me they are not going to repair it . 
Sep 2015

139000 mi
TCM failure, lost transmission functions Ford is covering these two 150k miles When this goes bad the trans goes into neutral With no power to the drive train if you are doing 65 miles an hour and a semi truck is behind you, its over. 
Mar 2016

152000 mi

US $460
Oxygen sensor front 
Jun 2016

166000 mi

US $1400
Shift motor and actuator was bad Had to pull trans out. 
Oct 2016

181300 mi

US $400
Right rear wheel bearing 
Apr 2017

200321 mi

US $800
Injectors 4 Wires were rubbing on a sharp edge of the intake manifold, causing injector on -#1 cylinder to not function. 4 wires had to be spiced. But this is after I spent 1000.00 to replace the injectors. Only to find out it was bad wires. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

8000 mi
During a road trip, I'd had issues with the NAV showing my accurate position which made driving directions almost useless, plus other various Sync by Microsoft issues. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2017
Dec 2013

15000 mi
Headliner separated form moonroof opening - basically the glue or velco holding up the roof panel around the rear of the moonroof opening gave up. 
Oct 2014

16200 mi
MFT system randomly reset itself twice, erasing the trip ODOs, and restarting the system. Dealer kept for a day to see if it would happen again. Dealer updated system and did system reset. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

38500 mi
The driver's power seat height mechanism didn't work. Don't know if it was a switch or motor issue. The front/back and recline functions worked fine. All fixed under warranty from dealer. 
Aug 2014

39100 mi
Under a Ford TSB, the dealer replaced the dual clutches and the clutch seals. 
Nov 2014

41000 mi

US $100
Under a Ford TSB, the front strut bearings, struts, and caps were replaced. It solved the low-speed clunking sounds coming from the front end. 
Jul 2015

46700 mi
Clutch was slipping, causing shuddering on take off and other odd shifting behavior, including ratcheting/grinding noise between shifts. The clutch pack was replaced. There was a front end clunking noise at low speeds. For the second time, the dealer packed lube into the strut bump stops. There might have been parts replaced. 
Apr 2016

52300 mi
Car ran great when cold in the morning, but after several trips, the transmission would act up, shuddering and grinding. The technician saw a code thrown by the transmission control module (TCM) and replaced it. 
Aug 2016

54000 mi
This second clutchpack went bad also, and it was replaced. The car shifts nicely now, but who knows 6 months down the road, which is when the last clutchpack began misbehaving. 
Jun 2017

60000 mi
The dealer tightened up the exhaust heat shield that was rattling terribly. 
Sep 2017

64000 mi
Dealer replaced the DCT clutchpack with revision B. This will be the third clutchpack on this car. Hope this does the trick. 
Ford Focus in Colorado, United States
Jun 2014 - Aug 2018
Mar 2015

54000 mi
The transmission control module failed. It was replaced and was under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Aug 2016
Aug 2015

24900 mi
Warranty replacement of clutch due to judder 
Mar 2016

30000 mi
New clutch - faulty replaced under warranty. It now needs another. 
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2014
Sep 2013

12000 mi
Front upper strut mount bearing was replaced under warranty. 
Jul 2014

20300 mi
Car rattles on acceleration. They verified a fluid leak. Per TSB 14-0131 they replaced transmission fluid, replaced seals and clutch assembly. Reprogrammed PCM/TCM. Was given a letter and told rattle during shifts is normal for this trans. 
Ford Focus in Quebec, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

13020 mi
Once a year the clutch gets burnt. Had to replace it and the engine plates twice, as well as gasket leakage and electrical problems with the dome lights and infotainment system 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2013 - Jan 2015
Jun 2013

3000 mi
Passenger seat won't adjust 
Oct 2014

20500 mi
Recall on transmission. I was having major problems, it got to the point that I was afraid to drive the car in fear of getting hit. It had no power at all. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

39000 mi
Car was only using gears 2,4,& 6 and would slip the clutch to engage gears. Dealer reflashed TCM and did a drive cycle. Issue has returned (Clutch Fork A High Circuit) and car has been scheduled to be repaired. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Sep 2013 - Feb 2014
Nov 2013 Replaced trim on instrument panel that was incorrectly fitted from time of assembly. 
Feb 2014

3000 mi
Paint flaking off lower corner of windshield pillar. Repainted by dealers body shop. 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

42000 mi
Car still not fixed. Clunking from front end. Sway bar endings or control arm bushings suspected. Waiting 2 weeks before returning to the shop. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Apr 2013

8000 mi
BCM reprogrammed per TSB to fix dome light not turning on with remote unlock Airbag light on tech found loose connector and reset light 
Sep 2013

29000 mi
Both front doors emit terrible creak from check strap whenever a stop passes Hatch closing assist handles both popping loose constantly Instrument panel display does not turn on sometimes till after a minute of driving. TSB for this issue but dealer said it did not apply 
Dec 2013

33000 mi
Doors still creaked dealer said it couldn't be fixed. Sold vehicle because it was a structural concern to me and an embarrassment 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

36800 mi
Whistle in the blower system. One internal duct door wasn't closing all the way which created the whistle sound 
Feb 2015

41000 mi
Input ports in center console (USB, SD Card, and Audio In) stopped working. Visit identified the problem as a failed module in the console. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2017
Sep 2013

17000 mi
Remote lock & unlock on both manufacturer-supplied keys stopped working. Dealer confirmed that remote unlock feature was no longer programmed for the keys. Dealer re-programmed the keys. 
Mar 2015

49000 mi

US $80
Replaced faulty evaporative emissions purge valve. 
May 2016

71900 mi

US $70
Replaced upstream oxygen sensor that had thrown a check engine code. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Sep 2012 - Oct 2017
Mar 2015

30000 mi
Window started to slow on way down over winter months and ended up getting stuck in the down position. After a couple rough rasp on the door the window would go up. Window motor was replaced. Took about 2.5 hours at the dealer. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2013

8000 mi
-Car clunked a bit over speed bumps, and made a loud clunking noise when the car was full of people and I braked. -Dealership replaced the control arm under warranty. -Don't yet know if the car still makes noise when it is full of people. 
Aug 2014

26900 mi
Oil was leaking from between the engine and the oil pan. Replaced gasket. Non-My Ford Touch sound system would no longer recognize the USB stick that was inserted. The system was reset (accessed through the menu) and the problem was resolved. 
Dec 2016

62000 mi
My check engine light went on, and I was noticing that the car was occasionally running rough. The culprit was the Vapor Canister Purge Solenoid, a $50 part on Amazon. Replacing the solenoid fixed the issue. 
May 2017

82000 mi

US $80
Replaced front pads and bled brakes. The front passenger-side inside pad wore through, while the rest of the pads had life. Will monitor front pad life to determine if a front caliper rebuild is in order. 
Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Apr 2013 - Jul 2014
Oct 2013

9000 mi
SYNC system does not work 50% of the time. Does not recognize my voice, loses bluetooth connection with phone, does not play music, etc. Dealership told me there was nothing that they could do. SYNC system does not work 50% of the time. Does not recognize my voice, loses bluetooth connection with phone, does not play music, etc. Dealership told me there was nothing that they could do. 
Feb 2014

13000 mi
Car was in for Sync update. When I got car back, all gauges and electronics quit working and Service Immediately appeared on screen - then went blank. Dealer was unable to get car to repeat this. SYNC is still NOT working! Worst system ever! 
Jul 2014

22000 mi
SYNC never fully fixed. 
Ford Focus in Nebraska, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2015

36000 mi
Panel that holds headlight switch broke loose. 
Aug 2016

52000 mi

US $100
Broken power window switch in right front door. Switch replaced. 
Dec 2016

56000 mi
Leaking valve cover gasket. 
Ford Focus in Georgia, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2017
Apr 2015

27500 mi

US $400
Large paint defect on hood (imperfection caused paint to blister and separated from metal), dealer refused to warranty. Will repair at a local shop at personal expense. 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Mar 2014

15000 mi
Wind noise above 70 miles per hour in above passenger rear tire. However, dealer could not replicate. No repair completed, and problem persists. 
Ford Focus in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2013 - Feb 2017
Oct 2014

29300 mi
Passenger door rattling with certain frequencies from stereo. Dealer replaced door panel clips, which fixed it for about two days. Update: The panels may have settled in over time, because I didn't do anything else to fix it, but didn't notice it much later in the car's life. 
Oct 2015

44700 mi

US $180
Water pump failed, started making clicking sound, got worse, engine overheated. Water pump replaced under powertrain warranty. One tire pressure sensor failed. Noted by message in vehicle display "Tire pressure sensor malfunction" or something of the sort. Replaced, not under warranty. 

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2013 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2014
Sep 2014

11000 mi
Electric car would not start, would stop while driving. After 4 weeks over 3 separate trips (car was towed in 3 times) in the shop, on their 3rd attempt, they found a dodgy high voltage power cable problem and replaced it.  
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2016
Feb 2015

10800 mi
Wh/mi efficiency data, Brake Score & Driving Score data was not properly transmitted to the MyFord Mobile website for EVs. Telematics Control Unit (TCU) was replaced but issue is not solved. Ford engineering is continuing to investigate. Reverse would not engage immediately when shifting to R. Car would hold brakes as if starting out on a hill even when on flat ground. Software update applied per TSB 13-11-12. 
Sep 2016

26000 mi
Problem communicating with the MyFord Mobile website never fixed. After I turned in the car at the end of my lease I got a call from Ford saying that the new 3G modem would fix this & that they were now available. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

20000 mi
While completing the door latch recall, they noticed a broken cable and had to order the part which took a few days. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Sep 2015
Mar 2013

2000 mi
Blower motor stopped working. Inside temp sensor module replaced under warranty. Bent pins on connector. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2014
Sep 2013

1000 mi
Vehicle issued a Stop Safely Now message and then stopped. I was able to restart it. Dealer could not find anything wrong. There is a NHTSA investigation on this issue. 
Oct 2013

1200 mi
The "Stop Safely Now" problem was solved through a recall that reprogrammed the power control module. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Jul 2012 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

2000 mi
Replaced cable for high voltage battery. Replaced high voltage batteries. 

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2012 Ford Focus

Engine not specified

Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

27000 mi
Ford could never fix my car..I finally sold it at a lost. When an bought an 2013 KIA. 
Ford Focus in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2013 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

9920 mi
power window motor shot. ordered new motor. to be installed march 15/13 sync would drop calls. sync kept indexing ipod. 
Ford Focus in Mississippi, United States
Jan 2015 - Jan 2015
Jan 2015

74000 mi

US $4000
Bumper fell off 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Wagon

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Israel
Jan 2012 - Dec 2017
Sep 2012

5580 mi
The known problem of stuttering in low gears. They drove the car and explained it is an inherent quality of the dry double clutch and it is not a problem by itself.Their answer was expected but at least now my complain is registered 
Feb 2013

8460 mi

$150
This was the yearly maintenance. The gear stuttered more. They did something to the car computer. Now much better but still.. 
Mar 2013

8680 mi
The stuttering at low speeds increased and got more noisy. This time they changed the clutch to a new improved one and now works fine again. 
Oct 2013

13640 mi
car suddenly started stuttering and behaving erratically, dealer supposedly updated the computer and now drives ok!! 
Jan 2015

9920 mi

$2
They changed one of the 3 parts supporting the weigh of the motor. It was giving a slight tremor on the steering wheel Cruise control stopped functioning for 24 hours then came back. The garage did not find anything wrong but changed the computer unit of this system(located in the steering wheel). 
Nov 2015

31000 mi
The recurrent problem with Focus : the clutch was stuttering at low speeds.They did an update of the car computer software and now its much better 
May 2016

34960 mi
A transmission malfunction message appeared and the car had severe problems changing gears. The drive computer malfunctioned and was replaced by a new one. 
Aug 2017

50840 mi
The chronic problem of transmission in this model. This time dealer was convinced a made full repair at his cost (warranty covered) 
Dec 2017

53320 mi
Routine maintenance plus changed one of three engine supporters of the engine ("engine mounts'?) 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2016 - Aug 2018
Aug 2016

50760 mi
Had the TSM module changed because the car would not shift into reverse gear. Recall. 
Nov 2016

61140 mi
Went to replace the clutch for the second time, all cost covered under warranty. 
Feb 2017

64480 mi

C $400
Had to replace the lower ball joint 
Aug 2018

88040 mi
Diagnosed with bad AC valve. 
Ford Focus in Alabama, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

88000 mi
rear wheels constantly out of alignment, 5 sets of tires in 80K miles. We have paid to align car 5 times, WORST car 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2013
May 2012

3000 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). TSB work performed for wiper motor. 
Sep 2012

8000 mi
Factory recall on transmission/shifting performed because car showed some sluggishness when shifting. Intermittent bluetooth/SYNC microphone issue since headliner was fixed earlier. 
Mar 2013

16000 mi
Sluggish and "jumping" when in reverse sometimes. 
Jun 2013

16000 mi
Still hesitated when going into reverse. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - May 2014
May 2014

1000 mi
DCT transmission failure. Leaky seals Transmission slipping, noise , vibration. Clutch Assy. replaced. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2012
Feb 2012

5300 mi
Car has been in the shop 4times dealer cannot locate/identify problem 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

21000 mi
Engine light came one; TSB 13-12-4, replaced canister purge valve and charcoal canister. Repair attempt failed after 20 days. Engine light turned on; small evaporator leak; replaced capless tube, reset KAM and ROAD test to verify repairs. Car in dealer shop for nine days. Repairs did not work, returned to dealer 13 days later. 
Aug 2014

24400 mi
Engine light turned on; replace fuel tank pressure sensor; refer problem to Ford tech hot line. repairs did not solve problem. 
Oct 2014

27000 mi
Engine light turned on; unknown repairs did not resolve problem. 
Oct 2015

35300 mi
Recall notice for software. Vehicle message system indicated transmission failure 
Ford Focus in Victoria, Australia
Jul 2012 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

25420 mi
Cruise control SET PLUS switch failed. 
Jun 2015

27900 mi
Clutch and seals replaced under warranty. 
May 2016

35960 mi
Some vibration noticed through steering wheel particularly when motor is cold. Intermittent pulsing noise at idle. Was in for 60k service at same time. Said they couldn't find source so I will try again in a few weeks. 
Jun 2016

37200 mi

A $1
Vibration at steering wheel fixed with replacement of engine mount.  Intermittent pulsing idle diagnosed as PCV valve - not yet fixed. 
Dec 2016

40300 mi
PCV valve never fixed. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
May 2015

81300 mi

US $100
I was driving down the road and all of the sudden the car would not move. I had to have it towed. The repair shop said it was the TCM. I had to have it replaced and a new one re-calibrated. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2015
May 2015

28300 mi
tranny repair,calibrate computer,bearing,strut,wiper repair & loose-- a piece of coprolite ( petrified human dung ) never buy another one !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Jun 2015 - Nov 2015
Jul 2015

36500 mi

US $3000
Transmission failed 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
Nov 2014

45000 mi
Dealer couldn't figure problem. Reset computer and said to drive until new error code was generated. 
Jan 2015

46000 mi
Problem finally ascertained-transmission seal leaking in to clutch per TSB 14-0197 and Customer satisfaction program 14m01-vibration caused by clutch design flaw.NO PARTS IN STOCK. Told no parts for 6 MONTHS!!!. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

59600 mi
Replace front input shaft bearing due to loud whining noise that varied with speed and tranmission gear Car displayed that it had a tranmission problem and would not exceed 25 mph. Replaced transmission control module. Normally would not be under warranty since powertrain warranty has expired, but an extended warranty was applied by Ford Motor Company due to the number of issues that customers were having with the car. 
Ford Focus in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2012 - Aug 2013
Jan 2013 Transmission slipping in and out of neutral. Feels like surging and can't get any amount of speed up. I was told the trans guy is booked for one month. It's one week now at the dealer and no action. 
Mar 2013

31000 mi
This is third trip in 3 months for same problem. Dealer has no clue what to do since no engine light or code. Loss of power, surging and transmission slips into neutral if pressed. Always on start up. Shut off car and goes away the next time. 
May 2013

33480 mi
Shudder in lower gears 1-2 & 2-3. A new trans. Control update for this problem released in April 13 The update done today. So far problem is gone Improved shifting 
Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Aug 2017 - Aug 2017
Aug 2017

63000 mi

US $300
Short causing driver ajar light to be on all the time 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

20000 mi

US $324
Driver's window motor replaced. It had died. The car bucked, hesitated, and stuttered when starting from a stop in traffic (zero to 10 mph). The free fix they did magically restored the car to a perfect dream, with smooth starts since then (April 2018 at present). 

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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
May 2012 - Dec 2012
Jul 2012

1300 mi
When the car was new, a soft pedal start was jerky. It was only smooth if I had a normal amount of pressure or floored it. They said the computer chip needed to learn my driving style. It did learn me perfectly in 6 weeks. Smooth now. 
Ford Focus in New Mexico, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
May 2014

20099 mi
Rear main seal leak. Replaced seal and resealed the oil pan. Rear main seal leaking where oil pan and main seal meet. Removed flywheel, AC compressor, oil pan, and rear main seal. Replaced rear main seal and resealed oil pan. Reinstalled other parts mentioned above. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

22000 mi
Transmission failure from stop into intersection vehicle automatically dropped into neutral (causing engine to rev, subsequently catching it thrusted forward and this repeated twice in about 30 seconds. Rear sensor came on in display gauge even though car was in Drive and moving forward. Same problem as before; car "slipping" out of gear and then catching creating a deceleration followed by a lurch; repeated again 2 times all within 30 seconds. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2016

72800 mi

US $200
Both rear wheel bearings needed replacement, rear brake pads were also serviced at this time. 
Aug 2016

79600 mi

US $650
Have a loud grinding/whirring noise coming from front end. Thought it was wheel bearings. Dealer said it was the carrier bearing. That was replaced along with the halfshaft and axle nut. 
Oct 2016

83000 mi
TCM failed (a known issue with an extended warranty) while driving, dealer replaced under warranty 
Nov 2017

98000 mi

US $6
Replaced rear brake light that went out. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Jul 2012 - Jul 2014
Jan 2013

5000 mi
The trans. has been jerky and clunky since the beginning. Gave the car time to "learn" and then asked for help. They did the recommended computer updates and we are now in the same boat. "Learned" again, but not good. 
Jun 2013

11000 mi
Same horrible lurching or hesitation you never know. Still horrible shifting.The car has been in the shop for hesitation, grinding, rough shifts, and driving forward when in reverse. Ford says its performing to specs and can't duplicate the issue even though they keep updating software, etc. Same stuff. Horrible shifting experiences. 
Aug 2013

13000 mi
Same horrible transmission issues. 
Sep 2013

16000 mi
same issues, same non-repair. have been working with ford customer service with no resolution yet. 
Jul 2014

30000 mi
still clunked,lurched,and/or hesitated. Lemon law claim filed in March. Won case in arbitration in June. 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2014
May 2012 recall-car rolled down hill when foot was removed from brake. Tranmission was slow to react. they re programmed the computer in car. 
Ford Focus in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013 Transmission shifts into neutral while at highway speeds and in turns. Car bought back. My Touch. Car bought back. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Jun 2015
Jan 2015

36580 mi
Entertainment system made loud unpleasant noises. It was out of warranty and the dealer wanted $500 to fix. We declined and drive with no entertainment now. Due to shape of the unit, it is impossible to replace with an aftermarket radio. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2012
May 2011

3125 mi
Installed missing ignition cover 
Jul 2011

4597 mi
Sync would continually freeze Reset APIM Sync same Issue Replaced APIM Starter replaced 
Jan 2012

17385 mi
SYNC freezing - reset Apim 
Dec 2012

34000 mi
Door seals had let go - Replaced. Chrome on steering wheel chipped - Replaced. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2013
Sep 2012

4000 mi
Customer satisfaction letter dated May 2012 offered reflashing of body control module, transmission module and ABS module to correct driveability concerns. 
Mar 2013

9000 mi
The MyFordTouch system was reflashed to improve the appearance of the menu screen. The Sync system was reflashed to improve audio transmission through the microphone. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Jul 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2012 Had to reset myford touch 
May 2016

44300 mi

US $200
Noise when turning wheel, Replaced upper strut mount 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Apr 2014

43500 mi
Failed computer 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

23000 mi
Passenger side rear wheel bearing was defective cause loud rumbling noise. Passenger side mirror would not tilt up or down. Rough engine idle. Poor shifting at low speeds. 
Ford Focus in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2014 - May 2017
Jun 2014

17000 mi

US $4
Right brake light inop. Remove and replace. SYNC Vehicle Health Report idenitified problem. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2016
Feb 2015

52300 mi
When transmission was rebuilt prior to my ownership dealer installation spring tabs were left on the clutch actuators. They were ground up inside clutch and affected shifting of the car. New clutch assembly & input shaft seals installed n/c. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Apr 2017
Dec 2015

45260 mi

C $900
Touch screen (APIM) stopped working so needed a new one. After a lengthy fight with Ford and the dealer, it was not covered by warrantee and had to pay out of pocket. 
Apr 2017

60140 mi

C $502
Replaced front left wheel bearing. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jul 2012 - Mar 2014
Jul 2012

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. 
Mar 2014

30000 mi
Steering column cover disintegrating Hood Ford OVAL replaced - fading and cracking.  
Ford Focus in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2014
Sep 2012

6000 mi
Transmission System Software Update 
Dec 2012

8000 mi
Car was shuddering during acceleration at around 20 mph. Clutch assembly replaced. Sync with My Touch bluetooth repeatedly looses connection with phone. System randomly resets with maintenance dialogue. 
Apr 2014

19300 mi
Interior rear window shelf vent covers were tattered. Entire Rear Shelf cover was replaced. Transmission Stutters during acceleration. Transmission software reset. Problem recurred shortly thereafter. 
Dec 2014

25000 mi
Replace clutch assembly for damage from leaking seals causing transmission to stutter during acceleration. Wheel disconnected from car @ CV Joint and axel rod. 
Ford Focus in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2012 - May 2015
Jan 2014

25500 mi
Molding around driver's door opening torn. 
Dec 2014

35000 mi
TSB 14-0197 transmission shudder 
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2013
Jun 2011

1000 mi
MFT locked up. Pulled 7.5 amp FUSE to MFT per SYNC tech support line. Dealer replaced MFT Screen & reprogrammed. 
Aug 2011

4100 mi
MFT issuses.... updated to latest software, still locking up. Radio loud when reentering the car, GPS not responding, blank display. 
Feb 2012

15000 mi
Headliner came loose. Replaced driver side door hinge and handle for keyless entry not working all the time. 
Dec 2012

30000 mi
leak replaced ALL clutches Replace HEADLINER 
Jul 2013

39000 mi
MyFordTouch control module 
Sep 2013

44000 mi
The last software update resolved all MyFord Touch issues. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2015
Oct 2013

49000 mi
Hard, jerky shifts. New clutch needed for dual clutch transmission. Currently on order 
Nov 2013

50200 mi
Hard Jerky shifts, transmission replaced 
Nov 2014

66000 mi
Touch screen froze for a few days. Took to dealer but it started working again. Dealer refused to check system 
Apr 2015

70000 mi
Radio would turn off and not work, had same issue in 2014 APIM replaced 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

101000 mi

US $800
The car had shifting issues, so they had to replace some internal parts. 
Dec 2015

128000 mi

US $565
I was losing large a amount of coolant every day, so they had to replace the radiator because of a small hole. 
Ford Focus in Iowa, United States
Aug 2011 - Jan 2015
Nov 2011

5000 mi
Heat shielding beneath transmission tunnel began rattling, with noise coming through transmission tunnel into passenger compartment. Dealer secured shield material with sheet-metal screws. 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. 
Mar 2012

11000 mi
My Ford Touch new software installation. 
Jul 2013

38300 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. 
Sep 2013

45000 mi
At low speeds transmission lets the engine lug at low rpm before downshifting, causing noise and vibration. Dealership inspected transmission and revised settings (presumably software). Seems improved but only driven a few miles since. 
Jun 2014

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. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2014 - Apr 2018
Nov 2015

39000 mi
Ford recommended free update to Transmission Control Module (TCM) programming. 
Nov 2017

53000 mi
Transmission control module failed, fully covered by extended warranty for this issue based on recall notice 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2014
Sep 2011

12000 mi
Loose trim on bumper was re attached Loose trim on bumper was re attached 
Apr 2012

21500 mi
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 Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Oct 2012
Sep 2012

17980 mi
Transmission had to be re programed and works great now as well as the MYFORD had a upgrade 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2013
Jan 2012

6000 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. 
Jun 2013

30000 mi
Water pump leak. All coolant lost in 2 minuted. 
Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

42000 mi
The check engine light came on and the car went into "Limp Mode" and would not shift out of 2nd gear. It eventually started working after sitting a while and restarting. The dealer replaced the clutch actuator (thankfully under warranty). 
Oct 2016

43000 mi
The transmission stopped powering the vehicle in the middle of an intersection after stopping. It took multiple key cycles to get the vehicle to shift into gear. Transmission Control Module (TCM) was replaced. 
Jun 2018

45000 mi
Water was leaking into the car due to the sunroof drains being plugged. I used an air compressor to clean them out and it has worked flawlessly since. 
Ford Focus in Georgia, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

85000 mi
It was a recall and I was experiencing the symptoms. Updated transmission software. 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2014
May 2012 This was a reprogramming Ford was doing of the transmission, antilock brakes and engine control module (I think). It improved transmission performance. 
Ford Focus in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2011 - Jul 2015
Jan 2012

8060 mi
Had the PCM updated to the latest to address stuttering during shifting. Turns out Ford had released a TSB for it and Motortrend magazine and the New York Times had released articles on how this TSB updates was overdue and made a huge diff. 
Mar 2012

9920 mi
Check engine light came on and brought to dealer because auto transmission was shifting rough. They had to do another reflash of the PCM with a newer update than the one they did in February. Passenger side backup light stopped working all of a sudden. Dealer fix and said there was a ground problem with the wiring in the passenger compartment. 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. 
Sep 2013

35960 mi
Chrome flaking of steering wheel trim 
May 2014

56060 mi

C $65
Rattling noise from front end. Replaced end links and solved problem. 
Nov 2014

71480 mi

C $250
Lower control arm bushing worn out. Passenger side. Replaced and had to get a wheel alignment. 
Jul 2015

88040 mi

C $250
Rear passenger reverse light shorted out. Had to rewire. Front Struts rattling. Deal said they needed to be replaced. Replaced them myself. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Mar 2016
Oct 2014

56800 mi
Transmission shifts into neutral while driving on a flat road at moderate speed. Ford attempted power train computer reflash [failed] followed by replacing transmission control module [computer & actuators] 
Sep 2015

77000 mi
Hardware [APIM] failure for the 'My Ford Touch' system. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2014 - Jun 2017
May 2016

34100 mi
Dealer noticed earlier that car shuddered when accelerating forcefully. Said that the clutch was faulty. They replaced the clutch under warranty for free. Transmission behaviour improved massively with the new clutch. 
Apr 2017

36270 mi

C $250
There was a clunking noise going over bumps that developed gradually over time. Worn out front stabilizer links had play in bushings. Dealer replaced the front stabilizer links, eliminating the noise. ----- 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Mar 2013

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. 
Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
May 2011 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

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 
Ford Focus in Iowa, United States
Mar 2011 - Nov 2018
Oct 2013

38800 mi

US $15
Rear shelf vent foam deterioration. 
Nov 2014

54000 mi
Bearing noise from front end. Left front bearing/hub assembly repaired under power train warranty. 
Mar 2017

87000 mi

US $238
Front suspension rattles on bumps. 
Sep 2018

106000 mi

US $300
Radiator leaking slightly. Water pump seal leaking heavily. Check engine light illuminated. Code for Sensor 1 (upstream) 
Nov 2018

108000 mi

US $45
Braking was normal, but brake fluid reservior was at minimum. Decided to replace front pads rather than topping off. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Mar 2018
Oct 2016

107880 mi

C $275
Replaced front wheel bearing on passenger side 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

30000 mi
The car would occasionally rough idle with no check engine light. They replaced the an ignition coil and a spark plug. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
Sep 2012

2000 mi
Mirror switch broken. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2014
Dec 2011

4000 mi
Knee pad panel on left console improperly installed and deformed. Dealer ordered part and reports backordered 
Jan 2012

6000 mi
Replace deformed trim piece, left side console 
Oct 2013

30000 mi
Update system pron to latest software to improve drive-ability, again. Shifts MUCH better (off line and 1-2) but mileage down 1-2mpg. 
Sep 2014

47000 mi

US $160
Right rear shock leaked oil, lost gas and became ineffective. Replaced both rear shocks with aftermarket parts, rides MUCH better. 
Ford Focus in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2012
Apr 2012

2000 mi
automatic transmission failed to shift properly. "check engine" light on. 
Ford Focus in Utah, United States
Nov 2014 - Aug 2016
Feb 2015

55000 mi

US $775
Internal radiator leak 
Mar 2015

56000 mi
Transmission clutch replaced per TSB 
Dec 2015

73000 mi
Replaced with new clutch due to shuttering 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

9000 mi
When trying to set the cruise control on the highway it would not prompt to set speed. This was my 3rd attempt by the dealer to have fixed. 1st/2nd repair-dealer said "no issue/no known fix" 3rd-computer update. 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. 
Ford Focus in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2012 - Oct 2017
Aug 2013

28000 mi
Car shudders between 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd gear and also shudders in low gear at slow speed up a steep grade. Transmission was re-programmed. Car improved a lot but still has shuddering up hills at slow speed in 2nd. 
Oct 2016

63500 mi
Re-programmed TCM and then car failed to shift out of 2nd gear. Replaced Transmission Control Module under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

32240 mi
Dual clutch transmission, replaced both clutches. Shudder gone, but still shook when stopped in Drive. Traded car. 
Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

141000 mi
Transmission control module failed, was not shifting into certain gears. Turns out there was an extended warranty on this to 150,000 miles. $1000 part replaced for free Battery light on. Battery was replaced over the winter. Found drive pulley coupling slipping 
Ford Focus in Tennessee, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

16000 mi
Silver trim on steering wheel started peeling up - actually cut my wife's fingers 
Aug 2013

32000 mi
Condenser replaced 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
Jun 2017

88000 mi
Car stalled out, and wouldn't turn back on. Computer overrode transmission, it was part of a recall. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

27580 mi
The steering wheel controller for the operational display (trip odometer etc.) failed 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2015
Aug 2013

52700 mi
Chrome Trim Around Steering Wheel Was Flaking OfF. Replaced Under AirBag With This Trim Was Replaced Under The Extended Service Plan. Car stuttered A Couple Times. Dealer Said The Software In The Engine Computer And Transmission Were Outdated. They Both Needed To Be Reprogrammed. 
Nov 2014

111000 mi

US $200
Car would not start first time you turn the key. Requires a new range selector. 
Feb 2015

124300 mi
Start issue came back. Transmission control module was diagnosed as bad. Covered under extended warranty with $100 deductible. Since then ford extended the TCM to 10 years/150k. Refund for deductible has been issued. Battery failed load test when in for regular maintenance. 
Dec 2015

159000 mi
Check engine light..dealer diagnosed catalytic converter is bad. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Oct 2014
Jan 2014

31100 mi
Transmission felt like a solenoid was going. Required an update and reflash of the tranny module. 
Aug 2014

61700 mi
Control module 
Oct 2014

66000 mi
Transmission issue remains 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Nov 2015
Jul 2012

1200 mi
Squeaking noise from instrument panel. 
Mar 2015

12000 mi
Battery would not hold charge. Battery was replaced under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Apr 2013

18060 mi
Jerky transmission. 3rd trip but to my reliable guy who test drove just after bad trip. No sign of jerky but he suggested every time I shut off the engine, the computer re-boots. More dealer trips planned. 
Jun 2013

21700 mi
In shop for 10 days of warranty work on transmission. A cracked seal leaked oil and the computer kept me in 1st gear to prevent damage. Now fixed but still shudders sometimes in reverse, and ascending hills at slow speeds e.g. approaching stop lights. 
Sep 2014

43400 mi
I'm not happy with the transmission. I think it slips at highway speeds (confirmed before it was rebuilt). Sometimes it hesitates when cresting a peak, mini-lurches when starting, or mini-surges at parking lot speeds. Still plagued with Bluetooth SYNC issues. Doesn't respond to button. And can go dead/back to radio when initiating a call. 
Nov 2014

45880 mi
sync. Again. They said they would replace the switch on the column. no time, I returned. didn't replace the switch but did download again (7th? 8th? time). So far it works more reliably. fingers crossed. Insufficient heat. They replaced the thermostat assembly. 
Apr 2015

52260 mi
continuing issues with Sync. No joy. Sync still fails to activate when 'lever' pulled. will take it in again at tire changeover/oil change. 
Apr 2016

67580 mi
Continued rough shifting on acceleration. Sure wish I had my stick shift back. Will take in for repairs when I swap snow tires. 
Jun 2016

67580 mi
Transmission never fixed. Also continued problems with SYNC. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2012
May 2012

7000 mi
parking brake light stayed on harness replaced 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
May 2012 - Oct 2016
Jul 2013

22000 mi
The Focus 'automatic stickshift' was shifting improperly for and, after several trips back to the dealer where I was told, "Unable to duplicate problem," I threatened to call Ford. Problem detected and still waiting for backordered parts. Ford called me and offered a rental car at no charge to re-repair the transmission stumbling on acceleration from a stop. The repair was effective as the dealer was instructed to replace the clutch-packs which had been malfunctioning. 
Oct 2016

95000 mi
clutches were again a problem and they were replaced and reprogrammed. This is the 5th or 6th repair. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

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

Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2015
May 2013

16000 mi
Software update to Sync 
Jun 2014

27000 mi
HVAC air inlet shroud somehow leaked water into front passenger footwell 
Ford Focus in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2012 - Sep 2013
Apr 2013

7640 mi
Headliner and overhead console had come loose. New hooks and fasteners required. Parts ordered, installed. Problem is fixed. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2014
Apr 2012 Was built with faulty parts. Had rattle when going over rough roads and bumps. Dealer replaced several parts in front suspension on both sides. 
Ford Focus in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Apr 2013
May 2012

9000 mi
Loaded updated computer data for transmission & ABS system. Loaded new data for trans/ABS 
Aug 2012

14200 mi
Clutch problem. It was replaced, problem is cured. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Aug 2016
Feb 2013

21200 mi
Bad sync module. Part wasn't in stock and took 2 days to arrive. Update: New one still malfunctioning. 
Apr 2013

24500 mi
Bad Sync module had to be rebooted. Second module having same issues after multiple resets, but I haven't had a chance to go in and get a new one. This part ford has now offered everyone a 5yr 100k warranty on. 
Aug 2014

63000 mi

US $120
reservoir is losing coolant, but no apparent leak knocking in front suspension battery failed, 63k miles, 28 months 
Apr 2015

75700 mi
leaking engine mount shuddering. ordered replacement clutch. not cooling. ordered new ac controller. 
Jun 2015

79000 mi

US $50
replaced engine mount since part arrived replaced AC controller 
Jul 2016

97000 mi
Install third clutch, flash TCM 
Aug 2016

97000 mi
California lemon repurchased by ford for transmission clutches. SYNC module never fixed. 
Ford Focus in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2012 - Sep 2014
Jun 2012

10000 mi
Clunk at speeds under 25 MPH Buzz from center speaker 
Sep 2012

14000 mi
Clunk 
Jun 2013

22000 mi
Chrome flaking of steering wheel Speaker Buzzing 
Ford Focus in Oklahoma, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2013
Aug 2013

19100 mi

US $35
PCM software update to cure harsh shifts 
Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2011 - Mar 2015
May 2012

7400 mi
Ford My Touch computer update sent to me and preformed by me. Very succesful. Touch screen much more responsive and no longer crashes. 
Jun 2012

7000 mi
Recall to replace update transmission computer module for much improved shifting 
Feb 2013

14100 mi
My Ford Touch Update 
Sep 2013

18000 mi
Update for my ford touch, installed by me, sent by Ford directly to me. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2014
Dec 2011

2000 mi
My Ford Touch system: slow response, navigation GPS slow to initiate. 
May 2012

4700 mi
Update flash for power train computer module, ABS brake system & emissions control 
Mar 2013

12000 mi
Windshield washer fluid sensor 
Sep 2014

23000 mi
Car stuttering from stop; software re flashed for DCT. 
Oct 2014

23000 mi
Hesitating between gears 1 & 2 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
Nov 2011

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. 
Jan 2013

21000 mi
Replace clutch pack assembly, seals, other transmission parts per TSB 11-12-13 due to bad seal leaking oil and causing slippage. 
Jul 2013

26000 mi
Transmission grinding between gears. Reproduced concern on test drive with tech, but Ford will not replace transmission again. 
Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
Nov 2013

30000 mi
Check engine light came on, problem determined to be because of transmission, dealer reprogrammed transmission software. Check engine light came on, dealer determined there was a faulty oxygen sensor in car, replaced part. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Aug 2011 - Jul 2017
Nov 2013

8000 mi
Battery failed 
Ford Focus in Virginia, United States
Jul 2011 - Nov 2016
Feb 2012

7000 mi
Driver-side window & mirror control panel stopped functioning correctly. Back-lighting of buttons flashed - on for about 2 secs, off for about 5 secs. When off driver-side window and mirror controls did not work. 
Sep 2015

55000 mi
Warranty item - acceleration was jerky at low speeds. Transmission computer firmware was updated. Drives like it's brand new now. :) 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Aug 2015
Dec 2012

26000 mi
Transmission kicks and shifting hard from 1st to 2nd under normal acceleration. After tests, diagnosed faulty clutch. Replaced clutch assembly and seals. Learned from online forums that problem plagues clutches on many new Focus and Fiesta. 
Sep 2014

55000 mi
Transmission slips on acceleration when hot, does not engage in to 2nd gear correctly. "Check parking aid" warning light came on also. Replaced Transmission control module and both problems were solved. 
Jun 2015

67000 mi
Fluttering noise when going from 2nd to 3rd. Performed diagnostic that showed issue. Ford knows the clutch is the issue and was making a new one. Took 4 months to get new clutch in. Car was drivable but issue worsened over time. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Aug 2018
May 2011

1000 mi
Auto parking buttons were not connected when arrived from factory. 
Mar 2012

18000 mi
Rough shifts. TCM/PCM update 
Jan 2013

36000 mi
Rough shifting Passanger door handle sicks open, preventing closure. Parts inspected/replaced, lubricated. 
Sep 2015

83000 mi

US $20
Horn failure. replaced. 
Apr 2018

114000 mi

US $50
Replace fuel system purge valve to fix idle problems, O2 sensor related error codes, and catalytic converter error codes. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Apr 2015
Dec 2011

8000 mi
Vehicle shudder on tip in when accelerating from a stop. Removed transmission, replaced clutch assy. Car lags/bogs/hesitates on tip-in from stop or on downshift when passing. Very dangerous when turning from suicide lane. Dealership stated: Caused by-NORMAL, No problem Found. Issue not present after transmission was repaired. 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. 
Jul 2013

37000 mi
First stage clutch replaced again (see repairs when car was new) for delay and shuddering. Dealer said it was a known problem-stated there were multiple supersessions of that clutch. 
Aug 2014

59900 mi
Transmission exhibits severe hesitation on tip in. Shifts are harsh and erratic between 1,2 and 3. Dealer stated Ford acknowledges problem. Extended the warranty. Dealer r2 fluid, reflashed module and said Warranty ppwk is in the mail. 
Apr 2015

63000 mi
Sold vehicle. Ford changed 3 first stage clutches, loaded a TSB and it still exhibited the same characteristics. Symptoms would improve with new tranny fluid (2qts) for a period of time. 2012 Focus loaner did the same thing. 
Ford Focus in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2011 - Feb 2013
Aug 2011

4960 mi
Ford MyTouch system freezing up and rebooting 
Jun 2012

17980 mi
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. 
Oct 2012

20540 mi
Rear cargo cover lift strap replaced 
Feb 2013

24180 mi
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 Ohio, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2012

11000 mi
required a software update because the wiper fluid sensor wasn't working. Carpet on rear, passenger side seat back had com loose. headliner console had a crack 
Sep 2014

42000 mi
Software update to address transmission shudder and grinding. Problem appears to be better, but is still there somewhat. 
Ford Focus in Nebraska, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2014
Jun 2012

11000 mi
Driver's side window stopped working. Dealer fixed along with 2 recalls. 
Ford Focus in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2011 - Sep 2014
May 2014

32000 mi
poor shifting. significant jerking while traveling up large hills at low speed. Dealer performed tsb and reset cpu that controls shifts. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Aug 2011 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

20000 mi
Shudder when starting from a stop. 
Ford Focus in Georgia, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2015
Jul 2012

8000 mi
Rear deck lift up / down strings are flimsy and break easily. Need to be replaced by ford. 
Oct 2012

13700 mi
There was a slow studder shift issue reported on websites and I requested and received the ECU firmware upgrade to reduce this problem. Wheel constantly failed to hold air. I believe the valve stem or seating of the tire was the issue. The slow leak was very annoying, finally after a couple of weeks, the dealer took the tire off, replaced the valve stem & remounted tire 
Aug 2013

30600 mi
DO NOT BUY A FORD FOCUS. TOO MANY PROBLEMS WITH THE "SYNC" ( I guess I should have known when the thing is powered by Microsoft). This is the worst vehicle that I have ever owned. It gets good gas milage, cheap to own, but poor quality 
Sep 2014

74000 mi
Car stumbled and died in the drive thru line at Starbucks on the way to church on Sunday morning. WOULD NOT restart. Used the key in the slot and it still wouldn't start. Kept saying "Parking Assist needs Service". Very funny, i DON'T 
Dec 2014

78000 mi
Ford Sync is the worst consumer software that I have EVER used. I should have been wary when I saw the "Powered by Microsoft" logo, but failed. Ford caused me to give the car to my daughter & to drop the brand, I just bought a new '15 Mini 
Mar 2015

78000 mi
Returned to dealer AGAIN for transmission slipping issues while in Drive. NUMEROUS problems with this car. Dealer checked and then re-programmed the Transmission shift unit. Car likely to get new Transmission in next 6 months Said Dealer 
Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2013
Mar 2012

1000 mi
MyFord Touch update installation. 
Jun 2012

5000 mi
Transmission software update. 
Jul 2012

6000 mi
Vehicle stalled while driving and would not restart. Vehicle was towed to the dealer. Vehicle was out of fuel. Fuel gauge was showing nearly 1/4 tank when engine stalled. Dealer was unable to replicate problem; still not working. Passenger side windshield wiper became intermittently inoperable about a week after recall repair. Vehicle had been towed to dealer other than one that performed the recall work; stated they found tools from the other dealer under hood. 
Aug 2012

7000 mi
Continuing problem with false readings from fuel gauge. Dealer checked gauge cluster and determined no problem. Dealer discovered fuel tank was warped, replaced the tank. Windshield wipers became misaligned. Driver's side wiper did not completely wipe its field of view, and the passenger side wiper was smacking into the moulding on the side of the windshield. Also, wipers were hitting each other on return. Continued false readings from fuel gauge. Dealer checked all systems and determined gauge was reading accurately. Car was returned with gauge reading approximately 1/2 tank. 2 days after car was returned with gauge indicating 1/2 full and assurances there was no problem, and having been driven about 60 miles, car stalled on a freeway in traffic. Ford roadside assistance delivered fuel. Started; driven to dealr Dealer determined car had defective gas tank purge valves, and replaced them on previous trip. Also determined that the fuel pump had been damaged and needed replacement. Part was on order, and required a separate visit to complete repair. 
Feb 2013

13000 mi
"Focus" badge on rear hatch fell off. Replaced under warranty. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

6000 mi
rough shifting hesitation 
Nov 2014

13300 mi
Replaced clutches in transmission and re flashed transmission software 
Ford Focus in Georgia, United States
Oct 2011 - Jul 2013
Jan 2012

US $23
Reprogram PCM/TCM with latest software updates and perform adaptive learning for Powershift. 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2012

5600 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. 
Aug 2012

16200 mi
Hinge on removeable cargo shelf (hatchback) broke. Dealer sent photos to Ford and it will be replaced under warranty. 
Jun 2013

29000 mi
Had piece of door trim replaced again becuase it kept coming loose. Had update performed on the MFT APIM. There was a TSB for the update and it fixed the stereo from tuning to random FM stations after a phone call or voice command. 
Feb 2015

62000 mi
Clutch felt like it was slipping at low speeds and light acceleration. The transmission was pulled and examined and no hardware issues found. New software was flashed. Minor improvement noticed. AM radio reception was not very good. I learned that there was a service advisory for this so I reported it. They replaced the AM antenna and not the reception is much better. 
Mar 2015

63000 mi
Check engine light came on and car lost power to the wheels while on the highway. Was towed to dealer. The Transmission Control Module (TCM) was replaced. The new transmission control was a lemon and failed within 100 miles. Was towed back to dealer and it was replaced again. 
May 2015

66000 mi
Nav maps intermittently failed to load. Diagnosed as a defective media hub which had to be ordered. Took car home while waiting for part. 
Sep 2016

94000 mi

US $93
AC was blowing hot air. On first visit they couldn't find the leak so they added dye to the coolant. After driving a week with dye in AC coolant they identified the leak. A tube assembly was replaced. 
Mar 2018

124000 mi
Recall performed on defective door latch. No issues was noticed prior to taking it into the dealer. 
Ford Focus in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2012 - Mar 2013
Apr 2012

1860 mi
Typical problem with the new automated manual transmission: lurching, poor idle. Controlling computer was reprogrammed and the problems were reduced. There was a TSB, that the dealer reluctantly admitted to when pressed. 
Jul 2012

3500 mi
Noise from right front. Front right spring replaced including top bearing. 
Ford Focus in Washington, United States
Nov 2011 - Oct 2014
Oct 2012

5000 mi
One of the lights within the headlight assembly came loose and was reseated. 
Jan 2014 Sync system became completely inoperable (black screen, not responsive to buttons). Dealer replaced control module. 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2018
May 2012

4300 mi
The PCM TCM ABS system needed to be reprogrammed. Sync system was malfunctioning and required update. Driver windshield wiper blade drags Proximity sensors are not calibrated correctly and do not warn driver of obstacle until 6" from obstacle. Prior to system updates, sensors would warn at approximately 2 to 3 feet prior depending on speed. 
Sep 2012

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. 
May 2013

20000 mi
Attachment bracket on rear deck lid broke and had to be replaced. 
Oct 2013

28000 mi
Car had bad wheel bearing on Drivers side rear wheel. 
Nov 2013

28800 mi
Right rear wheel bearing was bad, had to replace. 
Jan 2015

32500 mi
Clutch was shuddering (again!). The clutch had to be cleaned because a leak had developed. Then the oil leak had to be repaired. Ford cannot fix the transmission shuddering problem via programming or replacement parts. The flawed design causes premature wear and tear in the clutch assembly. This car will have to be repaired every year or two until it dies! 
May 2015

47000 mi
Clutch assembly and bearings had to be replaced again to stop shuddering during gear changes. 
Aug 2015

50700 mi
Had to yet again reprogram the transmission. 
Dec 2016

73000 mi
Transmission has to replaced yet again for the shuddering problem and bad shifting between gears. 
Apr 2017

79000 mi
Peeling thin metal plating on steering wheel caused a bad skin cut and had to be replaced. Car lurches on start and then wants to stall out. The service technician essentially said that's how the transmission works and essentially said nothing was wrong despite so many recalls and repairs done previously that never really fixed the problem. 
Jul 2017

83000 mi

US $160
Transmission is jerky and shudders upon acceleration when changing gears. The repair technician just said the transmission operates as designed. In essence, Ford's new corporate strategy is to deny the long standing problem doesn't exist even though there are numerous class action lawsuits regarding their transmissions and this is a very well known problem. Battery was replaced 
Aug 2017

88000 mi

US $59
Transmission again shudders badly when shifting gears. Dealership said nothing was wrong even though I can reliably replicate the problem just driving the car off the lot and they tried to levy a service charge of $59.00 on me to discourage me from bringing the car back for what is a well known and documented problem. A week later, my service charge was refunded when I ran the issue up the flagpole. 
Dec 2017

90000 mi

US $109
Repaired valve cover leaking.  Also, took the transmission in for repair since it is shuddering again between gear shifts, but Ford's policy is simply to refuse to repair the issues regardless of recall our factory extended warranty which I purchased. 
Ford Focus in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2017
Oct 2013

41700 mi
Replaced the clutch (a recommended TSB) and reprogrammed transmission. The clutch had a mild shuddering issue previously. Recommended by ford - good to do this in warranty! 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Dec 2013 - Oct 2015
Dec 2013

34000 mi
MyFordTouch needed to be updated and the audio control module was replaced. I had an issue with the steering wheel controls being quirky. The new module fixed the issue. 
Oct 2015

55000 mi
TSB recall for transmission control module. Smoothed out the shifting. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

60000 mi
Automatic transmission clutch - parts ordered 
Apr 2017

84000 mi

US $900
Replace clutch pack Replace motor and transmission body mounts Replaced evaporator 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
Apr 2016

79200 mi
Recall for reflash of the transmission. Seemed to improve it. 
Sep 2016

85000 mi

US $900
Broken hose drained the AC 
Dec 2016

85000 mi

US $120
horn needed to be replaced 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

32000 mi
There was shuddering upon taking off from a stop,and/or while making a turn from a stop. The clutch was replaced along with a newer updated seal. Along with an update on the transmission software. 
May 2016

39000 mi
When starting the car, as I'd push the on the starter button the starting time was getting longer than before 1.5sec. All of a sudden nothing. I had started noticing this about 2-3wks prior. I had it towed to dealer. Code diagnostic is TCM. 
Ford Focus in Idaho, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

28000 mi
Sometimes the dome lights were not coming on when unlocking doors with key FOB. Took it to the dealer and said there was a TSB for this. They updated the software in the BCM, all works now. 
Nov 2013

28300 mi
E brake handle cover came loose, replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2014

30200 mi
I had a small shudder and slipping from the clutches. There is a TSB for this which is a trans leak, then clutches would get oil soaked. All they had to do was to remove and clean the clutches and replace the seals. Works much better now. 
May 2015

34000 mi
When listening to stereo with key acc. mode for about 10 min, then when turn car on radio would turn itself off, they couldn't find anything, just said it might be a battery saver mode, they also reprogrammed the software, seems fine now. 
Feb 2016

37000 mi

US $45
Once in a while it would briefly flashing hill start assist on start up, dealer put it on the scanner, did not find anything, also hasn't done it since that time. 
Jun 2016

38000 mi
Clutches were shuddering and slipping a little, dealer reprogrammed it, but it still needs new clutches and seals, which are on a national back order right now. 
Jul 2016

38300 mi
Parts finally came in, after about a months wait. The dealer replaced clutches, seals, throw out bearing and reprogramming. 
Dec 2016

40000 mi
Flashing hill start assist on start up, took it to the dealer diagnosed as a faulty tcm which was replaced under it's extended warranty. 
Nov 2017

45000 mi
Slipping and shuddering, replaced clutch packs and seals with reprogramming. Also had the battery replaced. 
Feb 2018

47000 mi

US $166
Exterior passenger side door handle bezel broke that holds the door handle in place, replaced and repainted bezel. It was originally caused by them replacing the door latches under a recall. It was not properly put back together correctly on that one side. 
Ford Focus in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2014
Oct 2011

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. 
Dec 2011

12000 mi
I finally got them to replace my speaker. 
Jan 2012

13000 mi
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. 
May 2012

19000 mi
PCM, Trans control, and ABS updated to latest program pursuant to a customer satisfaction campaign. 
Aug 2012

23000 mi
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 
Sep 2012

24000 mi
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 
Dec 2013

49000 mi
Transmission was leaking at bell housing. Seals replaced and new software flashed. 
May 2014

53000 mi
Another attempt to repair the transmission. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Jan 2013

23000 mi
Addressed dual clutch transmission issues or stuttering/hesitating during 1st/2nd gear shifts. Slight leaking led to more robust review of trans. 
Jul 2013

19000 mi

US $45
Stutter/shimmy when accelerating between 1st/2nd and 2nd/3rd gears. 
Dec 2013

23000 mi
vehicle shuddered when shifting between 2nd and 3rd¦ hunted for the right gear, revved excessively before shifting 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

27000 mi
shifting issue, under warranty, only required a re-flash. ps: car is delivering an honest 38+ MPG on the road, drops to about 34 in town. 6sp AT 
Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2014 - Aug 2014
Jun 2014

37000 mi
Window Washer Fluid container cracked. Presumably from heat fluxuation. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Dec 2017
Oct 2017

58000 mi
Transmission shudder on acceleration. Clutches replaced under warranty 
Ford Focus in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2015 - Mar 2018
Dec 2016

27280 mi

C $900
Water leak from sunroof. Had to clean out drains, dry out interior. Driver side window will not open. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2017
Oct 2015

51000 mi
Wheel motion sensor died. 
Apr 2016

59000 mi
Clutch was completely replaced as per technical service bulletin. 
Oct 2016

67000 mi

US $100
Driver side suspension and mount failed and needed replacement. 
Feb 2017

72000 mi

US $100
Seals were replaced on transmission as they had failed. 70k maintenance work done as well. 
Jul 2017

75000 mi

US $25
TCM was replaced again; this marking the third time. 
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

35000 mi
Replaced all 4 headlamp bulbs & re-aimed headlights. Left side was aimed way too low during body repair. Replaced bulbs as part of normal maintenance, switched to a higher output set. 
Jan 2017

35500 mi
Tachometer was hanging up. I removed the instrument cluster (very easy on this car), removed back cover, removed tach & speedo motor covers, cleaned & lightly lubed rotor & gears, reassembled, & tested. Has worked perfectly since the repair. 
Jul 2017

43000 mi

US $697
After getting new tires and 4-wheel alignment, rear noise was still quite pronounced. Noise was diagnosed as rear wheel bearings. The car is in the shop at this time and both sides are being replaced. 
Oct 2017

48824 mi

US $120
Problems were fast idle, or low idle with stalling, and Check Engine light (MIL). Codes were for lean mixture. I misdiagnosed problem as caused by throttle body, so ordered that part. Before it arrived I found info online pointing to fuel vapor canister purge valve so also ordered that part. Replacing the purge valve cured the problem, but also replaced throttle body since I already had it. Car runs fine now. This repair also seems to have reduced clutch chatter/shudder (DPS6 6-speed automatic) during shifts - we will see how that lasts.. Manifold vacuum is not used for any function by the transmission, so I don't know if it's coincidence or not. 
Ford Focus in New York, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

24200 mi
Transmission Control Module had a short circuit, bad wiring - required replacement. Part # AE8Z7Z369F 
Ford Focus in Indiana, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

78000 mi
Wheel out of balance. Vibration still exists in the car. Still solving problem. Next step is investigating transmission. 
Jan 2016

82800 mi

US $40
water pump replacement. I performed it myself with normal tools. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2016
Jul 2015

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. 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. 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2015

71000 mi
MFT went black and stopped working. PCIM replaced under Ford extended warranty on that unit. 3 day repair due to need of ordering part. 
Feb 2016

77600 mi
DCT clutch plates repaired under warranty for second time. 
Sep 2016

84000 mi
New TCM required. Part backordered 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Jul 2016
Feb 2015

33440 mi
Dual clutches replaced under warranty. Ford extended warranty to lifetime because of unresolved design defect with leaking seals 
Jul 2016

40300 mi
Transmission control module died. New TCM installed under warranty. Dealer first tried reprogramming TCM but this made the problem even worse 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2017 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

124000 mi

C $500
Power steering died. This has been a horrible car, transmission and clutch have also been replaced. 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2015

49000 mi
Transmission shifted rough and jerked at low speeds. 
Dec 2015

51000 mi
Car jerked and halted. Shop could not duplicate, computer said everything within params. 
Jan 2017

58000 mi
Back pressure wasn't allowing a quick and normal fill up 
Ford Focus in New Hampshire, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2018
Jul 2012

3178 mi
Driver side tail lamp scratching the body Sirius travel link not working 
Sep 2012

6000 mi
MyFord Touch 3.2.2 update crippled the rear camera and the active park assist. Dealer re-flashed the software. Cargo cover strap snapped. Replaced by dealer 
Nov 2012

8000 mi
Head liner rattles. Dealer added insulation Navigation constantly freezes. Updated the Sync MyFord Touch to version 3.5.1 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 
Oct 2013

21000 mi
Grinding noise from 1st to 2nd. Worse when turning left. Applied TSB 13-9-4. Seems OK now 
Oct 2017

59000 mi
Passage side window switch stopped working. Dealer reconnected the loose wires 
Aug 2018

64684 mi
Clutch replaced for free under extended transmission warranty 
Ford Focus in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2012 Bought new on 8/27 with 7 miles on car. 8/28 car jerking upon acceleration after stop. Little power on inclines. 8/29 took in for service. Only 187 miles on car. 8/30 throttle body replaced. Was told car was fixed and that I could pick up. 8/30 returned car to service as problem returned, but worse. Hearing a slight rattling sound in engine when car was bucking and jerking. Almost lost power several times on way back to dealer. 9/2 car still in for service. 220 miles on car. 
Jun 2013

14000 mi
Shudder in front end returned and getting worse. Perform TSB 13-4-5. Reprogram PCM and TCM Car still shuddering, but not as bad. Shuddering worse when A/C is running. Perform 13-4-5 Replace trans clutch. 
May 2014

28600 mi
Car bucking and jerking when accelerating. Worse when driving on incline, shudder when shifting. Tech found TSB 140047 Reprogram PCM TCM (AGAIN!) Tech says within specs. July, 2014 shudder still present. Dealer- maybe replace clutch (AGAIN!) 
Aug 2014

34000 mi
Returned car to dealer for ongoing shuddering on 8/11/2014. Told clutch needs to be replaced again. As of 8/16- still at dealer. Opened a case with Ford 6/2014 for Buyback/Replacement. Ford offered X plan and poor trade-in value instead. 
Jan 2015

22000 mi
I'm hoping someone can offer some insight... I've had ongoing issues with the transmission and clutch since purchasing new. The clutch has been replaced twice and the transmission has been reprogrammed 4 or 5 times now (within 35, 000) 
Aug 2016

66400 mi
Third internal clutch replacement. Also another transmission reprogram (at least 2 reprograms per year for front end shudder) 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Feb 2017 - Sep 2018
Mar 2018

64000 mi
Experienced transmission shuttering and overheating. Dealer replaced transmission control module covered by an extended warranty that Ford introduced due to high rates of dual-clutch transmission issues. 
Ford Focus in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

125000 mi

US $2000
Replaced dual clutch assembly, shiftforks, seals and bearing 
Ford Focus in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2013
Feb 2013

10800 mi
Updated the SYNC system 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
May 2012 - Feb 2017
Sep 2012

4000 mi
Issues with sync not working with iPod or USB flashdrive for music. 
Ford Focus in Wisconsin, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2012

22000 mi
I had taken my new-to-me car in for its first oil-change at one of the quick-change type places. They said it had an oil leak from the rear main seal. Dealer confirmed this diagnoses but did not have the seal in-stock. Dealer was going to replace the rear main seal on my car to fix an oil leak. Turns out they didn't have a tool they needed to complete the repair. Dealer replaced rear main seal to fix an oil leak, changed the oil and rotated the tires. 
Jun 2013

36000 mi
Passenger front and rear windows would not roll up and down. TSB reflash fixed. Also, low wiper fluid warning light would not come on. TSB reflash fixed. 
Sep 2013

40000 mi
The vehicle was shuddering and hesitating at the top of 2nd gear. 
Dec 2014

64000 mi

US $73
Transmission shudders when shifting, especially at low speeds. The dealer replaced the clutch packs an reprogrammed the transmission. Engine was vibrating loudly. Dealer replaced an engine mount. This happened immediately after I had my car in to have the clutch packs replaced. Dealership states they did not cause this problem. I don't believe them. Initially wanted to charge $199. 
Oct 2015

75800 mi
The car had no power in reverse and wouldn't shift out of first gear. Transmission error message on dashboard. Transmission Control Module and clutch packs were replaced. 
Dec 2016

97000 mi
The clutch packs went bad again. The dealer replaced the clutch packs under warranty. Also reprogrammed the PCM/TCM 
Dec 2017

109000 mi
Recall was performed to replace door latches. 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Jun 2015

43000 mi
2nd gear was slipping severely when warm 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Aug 2016
Sep 2014

9000 mi
Computer adjusted for shifting problem, car balked and stuttered on low gear shift, especially stop and go traffic 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Jul 2017
Apr 2013

19500 mi
Cruise Control would not turn on, but when it was reviewed, it was working as normally. Nothing was repaired, but I will be actively monitoring this issue. 
Sep 2013

26000 mi
Cruise Control intermittent again. A problem was finally found with the switch and a part was ordered. 
Nov 2013

27700 mi
The cruise control was intermittent again after trying to prove my case over and over with video evidence and test drives with the techs and other personnel. A problem with the clockspring and wiring harness was found and both were replaced. 
Jul 2014

34500 mi
Sync was reset to accept Bluetooth Audio. 
Jan 2015

31300 mi

US $45
Transmission shuddering, lurching, bucking, and loss of power issues. 
Mar 2015

43000 mi
New clutches and seals installed. TCM reflashed with latest revision. 
Sep 2015

47000 mi
Driver's door latch not working properly. Door was not latching and staying closed. It could swing open freely. Was eventually repaired when parts arrived weeks later. 
Oct 2016

59500 mi
New clutches and seals for the transmission. 
Mar 2017

64700 mi
Driver's side rear door latch failed. I brought my vehicle in for repair as well as to perform the recall on the remaining door latches. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2013
Aug 2012

5000 mi
Replaced front coils and upper strut bearings per tsb#12-6-17 
Jun 2013

18000 mi
Clunking noise when driving over bumps or dips. Most noticeable when driving slowly. TSB item to replace left strut. Same problem occurred with right strut at 5,000 miles. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2013 - Nov 2014
Sep 2013

63000 mi

US $1004
Loud noise while driving and increased when a wheel was placed under load (ie turning). Both front wheel bearings and axle center support bearing reported were found to be bad. 
Nov 2014

87000 mi
Dual clutch transmission exhibiting known problems or clutch slipping and grinding noise between 1st and 2nd gear shift. Ford Dealer updated the PCM and advised that shudder experienced by clutch slip was normal. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Oct 2013
Apr 2011 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. 
Jun 2011

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. 
Jul 2011

4000 mi
Update of MFT/Snyc due to the fact that the previous version was not stable 
Sep 2011

6900 mi
Reflash of MyFord Touch. Still terrible. Reflash of MyFord Touch. Still terrible 
Nov 2011

12000 mi
Myford touch still buggy 
Mar 2012

16000 mi
Self install of MyFordTouch update. Done via USB stick, and took about 50 minutes. 
May 2012

18600 mi
Tsb for transmission 
Aug 2012

24700 mi
Replaced clutches 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2012
Aug 2011

11000 mi
Vehicle exhibited engine flare on decel. TSB resolved issue reflashed MFT with latest software. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2014
Nov 2011

3300 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. 
May 2012

7000 mi
Replaced beltline molding that was coming loose. 
Aug 2012

11000 mi
Steering gear was replaced pursuant to TSB to correct steering wander at highway speeds. 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Aug 2014
Jun 2013

18000 mi
A/C recharged by dealer. No other parts. Recommended A/C be shut off before turning off engine. 
Apr 2014

38800 mi
Car acted like it was in nuetral. Transmission Control Module replaced. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Dec 2017
Aug 2013

35000 mi
Replacement of DCT transmission to correct hesitation, grinding and shifting problems. Replacement of headliner for rattles and slight separation from roof. 
Jul 2015

61000 mi
Transmission shudders while accelerating. Dealer said it is both a TCM module reprogramming and clutch replacement issue. Dealer reflashed TCM but needed to order replacement clutch parts which are nationally back ordered for 2-3 months. 
Nov 2015

64400 mi
Had to wait four months for new clutch parts to arrive. Part of a TSB and covered under the original factory warranty. 
Jun 2016

70000 mi
Driver's front wheel bearing worn and replaced. 
Aug 2017

84000 mi
TSB for replacement of door latches to prevent doors from opening by themselves. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

160-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2011 - Sep 2017
Nov 2012

14260 mi
Speaker rattle in driver's side rear door. 
Mar 2015

47120 mi

C $2000
The electric power steering failed and a new steering rack assembly was required. 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Mar 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

26500 mi

US $885
A/C compressor replacement. 
Ford Focus in Idaho, United States
Sep 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

74202 mi

US $25
Replaced radiator overflow bottle and hose due to a crack in the bottle and the hose had rubbed against the serpentine belt causing a hole. 
Ford Focus in Missouri, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011

5600 mi
gas gauge does not read properly reads full for over 150 miles same as before Dealer didnt fix it, still broken 
Ford Focus in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

20000 mi
rear seat coming apart rattles in overhead consol rattle in rear bumper clunking when cold in rear hatch area - solved by routine maintenance of rear shock absorbers. 
Apr 2018

85000 mi

US $30
Fuel vapor canister/valve was clicking. Slightly audible from cabin. Replace house/canister assembly. 
Ford Focus in Michigan, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
Dec 2011

1000 mi
Drive side door trim needed adjusting as the door was 'sticky' when opening from inside. Repair took less than 5 minutes. 
Nov 2012

8100 mi
Blown fuse in car adapter. 
Jan 2013

9700 mi
Bluetooth connectivity with phone and GPS was completely lost. Phone and GPS sync together just fine but the car's bluetooth connectivity isn't recognized by either device. 
May 2013

13000 mi

US $1
12V socket for navigation plug in stopped working. Same problem as 6 months ago. I suspect again it's a blown fuse but haven't had a chance to look yet as I just noticed yesterday but am taking to dealer next week to find any potential bugs. 
Apr 2015

35300 mi

US $100
Oil leak into transmission requiring a replacement of parts and teardown and cleaning of the transmission. 
Jun 2016

45000 mi

US $450
Transmission would not easily shift into 1,3,or 5th gear. 
Dec 2017

60000 mi

US $500
Sway bar and control arm replacement. 
Ford Focus in Florida, United States
Jan 2012 - Jul 2018
Aug 2013

20600 mi
Water leak through left side of hatchback door. 
Oct 2013

24500 mi
Continued water leaks through hatchback, fully sealed now. 
Feb 2015

41300 mi
o2 Sensor failed, covered under Ford's power train warranty. Would have been $250+$90 diagnostic+installation labor for apx. $450 if not covered under warranty. 
Mar 2016

58000 mi

US $980
Bushings dry rotted loud crunch on bumps, replace both lower control arms. Engine oil leak in two spots. 
Aug 2017

73750 mi

US $680
Oil pan gasket replaced due to significant leaking 
Ford Focus in California, United States
Feb 2012 - Jul 2018
May 2012

5000 mi
USB Port stopped working, part ordered. 
Jun 2012

6000 mi
Repaired USB w/ ordered parts. 
Aug 2013

25300 mi
Strut Bearing Failure SYNC failing to see USB Device 
Mar 2014

28000 mi
strut failure, strut bearing failure, both were replaced 
Ford Focus in Texas, United States
Sep 2011 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

37100 mi

US $520
Leaking radiator replaced 
Jun 2014

42000 mi

US $185
Tire pressure sensor replaced 
Ford Focus in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2011 - Mar 2013
Jan 2013 Wheel bearing so bad, apparently the wheel was ready to fall off. 
Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Dec 2014
Sep 2013

25420 mi
Small leak in the rear window under heavy rainfall 
Ford Focus in Alabama, United States
May 2013 - May 2016
Nov 2014

29700 mi

US $848
Sync system operated erratically. A module was replaced. number pad on dash repaired. 
Ford Focus in New Hampshire, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

38000 mi

US $50
Horn not working. Was covered under the extended warranty I purchased with a $50 deductible 
Ford Focus in Rhode Island, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2013
Jan 2012

5000 mi
Car suddenly bucked and there was a significant loss of engine power, could not keep it at highway speed without high revving the engine. Took to dealer, the only thing they could find was that I had the wrong PCM software installed 
May 2012

14900 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 
Nov 2012

30700 mi
headliner began to rattle after...dealer reglued and stated that this has been an issue on sunroof models 
Apr 2013

41800 mi
rattle comming from passenger b pillar 
Ford Focus in Maryland, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

13000 mi
Driver's side power window stopped working. 
Ford Focus in Illinois, United States
Oct 2011 - Aug 2012
Jan 2012

3100 mi
Emergency brake would not fully release after parking, leaving the brake light on. Bolts that hold the brake in place were loose. They were torqued down, fixing the problem. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

143-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic FWD

Ford Focus in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Nov 2015
Jun 2013

10000 mi
This was a software update for the Ford Focus Electric. 
Sep 2013

13000 mi
Amber side lights were not wired. This was a recall fix. Small lights, hard to notice. I only learned of it through the My Ford Focus Electric forum first, then the recall notice. 
Nov 2013

16000 mi
Ignition Button needed software update. 
Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Sep 2014

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. 
Feb 2015

13700 mi
We are getting a yellow "wrench" light that indicates the vehicle needs to be taken to the dealer for service. The dealer can not find why the light is on and resets it. The light still comes on--but not all the time. 

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2012 Ford Focus 4dr Hatch

123-horsepower 1.6L I4 6-speed automated manual FWD

Ford Focus in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Mar 2016

62000 mi
Shift motor and programming, rear main seal 

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2012 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 4WD

Ford Focus in North Carolina, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

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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2012 Ford Focus 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Ford Focus in Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2012 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

14880 mi
hole in boot of cv rod 
Sep 2015

24800 mi

C $140
auto had a noise when going over bumps - replaced front stabilizer links 

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