2012 Ford Focus Consumer Review: Buyer Beware

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By junk7 on


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


This is a very nice car in concept but not in execution.
2500 miles and nothing but problems.
The transmission is very troubling; very noisy, shakes, vibrates and hesitates at low speeds.
The Mytouch system with navigation works very sporadically. problems - volume will suddenly go up to full blast, system will lock up (nothing works), Navigation system will report card not found and several other issues.
Had to replace front seat covers as they creased and stretched ridiculously, the center of the steering wheel popped off 2x.
Very frustrating as Ford insist that transmission is normal - very sad if this is normal.
MyTouch system is soo poor, all they say an update is coming? Sad

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Fix the transmission and MyTouch system before you sell more of these cars or at least be honest with consumers. Research these problems I am not the only one
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By cherryfan
on 03/16/12 21:15 PM (PDT)

Yep, there are software updates as Ivstyle says. You can avoid them by ordering or buying the manual, which is a great tranny, and skipping the Touch and Sync. In a few years, if not already, your phone will do all that and more. Why duplicate?

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By ritchie19047
on 01/21/12 13:59 PM (PST)

I, too experienced the tranny issues. BUT, once the fact that we have an "automated manual" transmission sunk in, and I learned how to drive it, it is the best thing since Ford-o-Matic. Who would have thought we would have to "learn" to drive an automatic. Audi, MB and BMW have used the technology for years...but this great technology has finally become affordable. Didn't have your other issues. Read my review WOWOWOW.

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By lvstyle
on 02/11/12 09:05 AM (PST)

there is a software update for the tranny as well as the sync.

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