2012 Ford Focus Consumer Review: DO NOT BUY...

2012 Ford Focus - Consumer Review

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By spill100 on


2012 Ford Focus SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


Multiple issues: 1.Presets on MyTouch screen disappear, the Sat Radio stations are still prgrammed just do not show up on screen, i see empty boxes, this has happened five seperate times. 2.While backing out of a parking space the Focus shuddered heavily and then stoped moving (as in vehicle would not continue to move), the vehicle had to be turned off and back on to correct issue, this happened twice. 3. From a standstill like a stoplight or stop sign, the vehicle lightly shudders when accelerating, this happens constantly. 4.Numerous lights inside the vehicle have malfunctioned but have been switched out as per warranty. 5. Vehicle also "stalled" out in traffic nearly causing an accident!

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I do like the design of the vehicle, but in the end this vehicle is going to hurt someone.

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Replace transmission with one that works. Ford failed to achieve a working mix of clutch and automatic transmissions. Also stop building half the vehicle in Mexico, could be a cause for the lack of Quality Control.
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By lnsmman58
on 10/10/12 08:35 AM (PDT)

Well you must have gotten a early model because I have had none of these issues except for the trans needed a software update for the slight sudder (update fixed it) and you need to call syncs help line and have them update your sync. Problem solved......

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