Purchased the 2012 Ford Focus in 11-2011.
It was slow initially in responding to the gas.
The reaction time is delayed and losing power.
Over the past year, I am stalled approx. 50 times.
Recently, the gears don't seem to be lined up properly.
When the vehicle is in park, it has rolled.
When the vehicle is in reverse, then drive, the car is still in reverse.
I nearly hit a parked car backing out of a parking lot.
Right after that happened the vehicle stalled and quit completely.
Engine light was on for a short period.
After several attempts to start the vehicle again, I was forced to have a tow truck retrieve the vehicle.
Non-operable and unsafe.
Ford does not see a problem.
Ford Manufacturing will need to either recall this issue or issue full replacement of purchase on these vehicles to the consumer.
This car will cause some serious safety issues if not dealt with properly.
This is a high risk vehicle to drive and I suggest that Ford repair or issue refunds their buyers.
at 11k had broken left strut.at 16k had ser.eng light gas tank sensor bad 6 days to order and repair.3 days later light on again took back kept car 11 days said was overfilling gas tank.when took in both times had 1/4 tank of gas!whata joke.now at 24,700 have broken left bearing and broken strut again 4days in shop AGAIN! but now on speed bumps clucking sound on driverside front not taking back to them will trade for a chevy cruz or malibu.not to mention tranny spuddering on takeoffs.they now tell me will not cover rental car anymore even becouse i have extended warranty!i've had it with with FORD.....
I'm terrified to drive this thing. Much like the other reviews, the shuddering was an issue from the start, but I was told that it was part of the new design. Two years into it, I can tolerate it. However, now the car just decelerates for no reason and the check engine light comes on. Keep in mind that this happens anywhere and anytime, even on a major highway going 70 miles an hour. The first time it scared me so bad.
I took it in and they claimed it was an engine light issue, kept it for two days, fixed it, and sent me on my way. Less than a week later the car has decelerated and come to a complete stop 3 times. I took it back to the dealership...I will update you on their response.
From day one (1JAN2012) this car has been an issue. I have spent more time having the transmission checked than I should. Mine is a Lemon. I've had issues from random loss of power to not starting. There is nothing like being stranded in a parking garage after black Friday shopping. I just bought new tires and am not happy. This may look like a fun hatchback but believe me its a MoneyPit.
This is the last time I buy ford.
43,000 miles, all maintenance current, problem "unable to be duplicated", 10 times it has failed to start.
Ford should really google this problem before stating "it has never been reported issue"