2012 Ford Focus Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Ford Focus

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2012 Ford Focus Problems

rear door latch broken

The rear driverside door would not stay shut. We tried everything but the latch would not latch. We ended up taking it to our mechanic and he had to replace the entire latch mechanism. This should never happen considering that this door is hardly used and the car only has 37000 miles on it.

Warped Front Brake Rotors Can Cause Steering Wheel Shimmy

Warped front brake rotors may cause the steering wheel to shimmy when the brakes are applied. Our technicians tell us the brake rotors and pads should  be replaced to correct this concern.

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2012 Ford Focus Questions

Is the felt covered cardboard panel on the bottom of the engine necessary? (1 answer)

The panel under the engine compartment is falling apart. Do I need to replace it or can I just leave it off?

Why is there significant outer tire wear on my driver's side tire? (1 answer)

The driver's side tire has outer wear, but passenger side has no unusual wear.

My vehical will not start. Battery has a good charge whats wrong? (2 answers)

Everything lights up when you turn the key on but when you turn it to run it dose not start. Ther is no click no groan no all most just silance. What could it be?

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2012 Ford Focus Recalls

Door Latches Do Not Secure The Door Closed

The door latches may not secure the doors closed, and could open while driving. Dealers will replace the door latches with improved parts free of charge to resolve the concern.

Exterior Lighting Concern

Certain Focus vehicles equipped with HID headlights are being recalled because the front side marker lights may not function. The vehicle will be less visible in nighttime conditions without the illumination of the side maker lights, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will modify the headlamp wiring to correct this concern.

Passenger Side Windshield Wiper May Stop Working

A seal in the wiring harness connector to the passenger side wiper motor may be missing. As a result, water or other contaminates may enter the connector, causing intermittent and/or complete failure of the passenger side windshield wiper motor. Reduced visibility caused by failure of the passenger wiper motor can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect, and if necessary, clean and properly seal the electrical connector for the passenger side windshield wiper motor. Any inoperative motors will be replaced. The Ford recall number is 12S29.

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