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The only one
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By duke2012
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2012 Ford Focus SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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We have a 2012 Focus and it has been a great little car. We are averaging 33.5 mpg on a trip from GA to TX & back, interstate and stop & go driving. At 20,000 miles we started having transmission shudder, I called service at our dealer. Decided it carry it in with it was time for a oil change, in a week got a notice from Ford stating to carry it in for service on the transmission. We carried it in the first of September and got it back the same day, no more shudder. We now have a 7 year - 100,000 warranty on the transmission. Dealership and Ford did everything to make us happy. Not sure about the other post but we are happy.
"Update"; Had a recall on the door latches and they checked transmission. They called me and told me the clutch pack was out of specifications; the clutch pack, seals, door latches were replaced at no cost. We still like the car.


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Dual Clutch Trans shifting problems
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By thomasln
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2012 Ford Focus SEL 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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My trans kept dropping out of gear. No pattern - interstate, intersections, totally unpredictable. Would leave me stranded & the car would not go into gear. Ford dealer couldn't find the problem until I made video. They said I needed a $200 software patch that didn't work. I drove it 200 feet & it died in the dealers lot. After 8 days in the shop, they found a loose ground wire in the Transmission Control Module inside the transmission. I have driven about 450 miles with no recurrence of the problem. If you are having trans problems, let your dealer know to check the grounds on the TCM before you spend $. I regard it as a manufacturing & design flaw.


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REALLY!!!!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By shebamidnightr
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2012 Ford Focus SEL 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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I bought my focus brand new and for the first two years it ran like a dream the gas was good the car is cute then one day my car just randomly starts cutting off while in motion I took it to ford and they didn't and wouldn't fix it I've been to the dealership at least 4 times in the last month just to end of being told that its the fuel pulposion system and that its 2000.00 to fix and by the way it isn't covered under warranty!


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Good Luck if you buy it.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By salmark
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2012 Ford Focus Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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I have a Ford Focus 2012 that I bought used. I just got out of the dealership. Why? Engine light turned on while I was driving and suddenly my entire car is lunging back and forth and gears are going nuts. Worse of all, I can't even put it in reverse.
If you're going to get a Focus, good luck. I looked at reviews before and said, "meh, it won't happen to me." It did. Transmission might have to be replaced. Bluntly put, let's just say I'm not going to go Ford for a good time. Oh, and highway MPG is amazing. City... totally sucks. 18-23 and I don't drive rough at all. Might as well be driving a Jeep with that mileage. Thanks Ford.


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Exterior looks amazing and on the interior of a Titanium version, it looks very chic as well; though the touchscreen needs to be somewhat forcibly pushed. Let's just say it's not an iPad. If your car came with a little resonator/little intake, it sounds perfect, not obnoxious but not weak. Decent acceleration. Nice sound system.


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Fix your transmission Ford. This would have been "the car" for everyone to buy. But nope, you just had to mess up the basics. -clapclap-


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One big LEMON!
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By psugrad15
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2012 Ford Focus Titanium 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6AM)


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What a lemon and huge disappointment the car has been.
I guess I am even more disappointed in Ford for not standing behind their vehicle.
I have had nothing but issues with this car from the day I got it.
It was all quickly pushed under the rug as normal break-in time.
Well, the car is dangerous and should be recalled!
The transmission revs are highway speeds and you lose all ability to accelerate.
I have had it happen now four times and when I take it to the dealer, they cannot dublicate the issue.
So it am sent on my way again.
Well, not before I give them a laundry list of all the other items that need to be repaired.
Including that crap Ford touch system.
What a joke!
RUN!


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Start from scratch. Not sure you can save this one.


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