Every one I dealt with at Ford was very unpleasant", "Dual clutch automatic transmission has experienced problems since it was made. A trip to my dealer fixed the problem with a software update. Allowed sound and water to penetrate into the cab when driving. FAQs or access your I have an extended warranty that I paid for after 36 K mile expired", "repeatedly told it is a TCM transmission control module that needs to "updated"....that temporarily smoothes out the shifting pattern....it is not a smooth shifting car", "Transmission Control Module failure. Loud scraping noise brought this to our attention", "At 16000 kms our mechanic discovered deep grooves in the rotors. Neither would the phone, or the back up signal. Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure. I found a 2012 Ford Focus Electric in Saint Louis, MO. "The evap canister control valve was malfunctioning and caused my car to die and was difficult to restart after refueling. View all 162 consumer vehicle reviews for the Used 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback on Edmunds, or submit your own review of the 2012 Focus. First time it was in 2013 and it took 2 months to have the parts to fix the problem. View all 315 consumer vehicle reviews for the Used 2012 Ford Focus on Edmunds, or submit your own review of the 2012 Focus. Read consumer reviews from real 2012 Ford Fusion buyers. Air flow not working since 12000 and still not repaired. ", "Hatch would not release unless you push down on the hatch after pressing release button", "power window motor passenger side failed", "Driver's side electric window motor malfunction. It ended worse than it began", "on starting from a stop the transmission shudders like it cant make up its mind what gear to use. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors. account information here. After complaining about how long I have been a customer he covered the cost with discretionary money from Ford. Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks. SMITHY SAYS. Ford sent letters out to me and others that the transmission warranty", "The vehicle sputters when backing up and hesitates when taking off from stopped position", "Vehicle recalled by Ford for the experienced transmission issue. Dealership has done diagnostics three times and has reprogrammed and replaced the TCM. While updates have improved refinement, this transmission is still hesitant in stop-and-go traffic and sometimes transmits drivetrain vibrations through the cabin. Since admission of clutch shifting problems on this auto transmission Focus the clutch has been replace 3 times", "Whoever designed the whole transmission system should be fired from Ford. The contact points were not sealed properly. Toyota Motor Corp has dominated the 2012 US Consumer Reports new-vehicle reliability index while Detroit-based manufacturer Ford Motor Co has ungraciously slumped to … ", "Car wouldn't shift, wouldn't allow starting, and caused dash lights to all come on. ", "Prior to repair, which has now happened 3 times, the car shudders from a stopped position and when shifting gears. Get the latest in-depth reviews, ratings, pricing and more for the 2012 Ford Focus from Consumer Reports. Not that concerned about it since Ford mechanic said this is "normal". of 2012 Ford Focus owners. Symptom was a slight shudder", "I've had my Focus back to the dealer three times now to have the clutch/transmission reprogrammed. can tell you exactly how much warranty is left. You wouldn't let your son drive it? The … I wish I knew more about the switches in the car more but I am still learning, I have only had it for a week and already love it. Car has been in the shop several times, most recently it was there for 3 days. ", "Had factory recall from Ford motor, letter in mail, dealership said nothing wrong, still jerks between low gears", "Typical of this car. View all consumer vehicle reviews for the Used 2012 Ford Focus Sedan on Edmunds, or submit your own review of the 2012 Focus. ", "After owning this car since 2012 the clutch was just repacled this year, 2018. It also makes weird n", "This happened in 1st 2nd gear. The dealer replaced the linkage, the noise seems to have gone away", "steering rack replaced due to binding at highway speeds. 2012 Ford Edge Limited The 2012 ford edge is a dream. ", "Ford now admits that the dry clutch used in this automatic transmission is of a problematic design and has set empirical data points to determine if adjustment or replacement is necessary. ", "The screen stopped working and because of that, I am unable to use any Infotainment features along with phone pairing. Jake Fisher does a MUCH better job at reviewing cars, and since he reviewed the GTI he should have reviewed the ST as well. Got a recall letter that this model has a clutch that is failing. Noisy, rough ride", "Due to a recall, the entire transmission had to be replaced on the Focus. The last time they rebuilt the transmission and seemed to have fixed the problem", "My son noticed the problem and I received a recall notice shortly therafter. I think the clutch system is poorly designed, probably undersized for the vehicle. Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission. It had new pads", "Build up of brake dust on rear drums and rotor replacement on front along wiht pads. ", "This is a manual automatic transmission. I have an extended warranty and the keep fixing the part that is bad. Consumer Reports recommends you pass on this car in model years 2012 through 2016 if you’re buying used. Apart from that issue, we've been happy with the car. Then it would work when it was turned off and then on. It now shifts smooth", "Rough shifting...poor design....new clutch and software helped", "Transmission stutters sometimes in low gear", "Between 15 and 20 miles an hour the car jerks as I accelerate", "This is a sporadic occurrence, usually on acceleration", "Ford fixed it for free but it was not a recall just a customer service issue. 3.7. $3,322 - $10,950 MSRP Range. Servicing is crucial to a long and trouble free life for any car, so it's important to make sure the car you are considering to buy has been serviced as per Ford's recommendations. See the full review, prices, and listings for sale near you! Also SYNC sucks voice recognition is poor. At one point about 6 months ago it seemed to be stuck in a lower gear and sounded like it was revving constantly. All items were covered by warranty", "At 22,000 miles the transmission was replaced with a new one by a Ford dealer. Set 1 were factory installed, set 2 bought and installed by Ford dealer. They would make computer adjustments, which would help the problem for a", "Internal seal leakage. ", "Car was shuddering upon exceleration. Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving. Will likely be bringing it back again for mechanical work", "rough shifting when starting - a common problem with this dual clutch automatic. Also the seats in the back cans also fold down, so, you … Unfortunately, the cars are ineligible for the program after 100,000 miles. ", "a front axle failed and had to be replaced", "The half shaft was replaced under warranty. It is the worst car we have ever owned", "Dealer continued to update the transmission comupter service to correct the gear changing hesitatiom. ", "Clutch software adjustment made twice prior to Ford admitting a problem existed. The 2012 E-150 is a two-passenger cargo van with a 4.6-liter V8 engine. I also had an issue where the navigation thought I was in another state and would not connect, resetting the fuse for the radio fixed the issue (twice)", "Heater and fan come on but the air conditioner will not. It felt like the tires were spinning as if they were on loose gravel, but they were on asphalt", "within 6000 miles of use I was having a shuddering problem when the car shifted. I reported it and it was taken care of to my satisfaction", "The transmission didn't shift properly. Received lemon law court award. Solution was to replace control arm. Transmission capsule was replaced, which seemed to resolve problem", "Transmission didn't shift smoothly.Dealer rebuilt transmissionl at no lcost to me and stated that the transmission is now guaranteed to 100,000 miles.At this point, it seems to be working fine. I couldn't join the class action lawsuit because I didn't have enough service record documentation nor did I have any major work done on the transmission. This is a known problem with this year-make. poor shifting, jerking upon accelerating) decreased and inspection did we learn of the replacement program by Ford. Really a problem when we drive to Los Angeles from San Diego", "The transmission continues to chatter even after their adjustment? The 2012 Ford Escape is ranked #11 in 2012 Affordable Compact SUVs by U.S. News & World Report. Been to dealer three time to correct, still not corrected". Took the car in multiple times - at first they didn't do anything. ", "I believe this was covered under a recall, but the dealer used my warrantee to do the job", "received a warning suddenly that there was a transmission issue and to get service. Had to replace brakes", "got a recall notice to improve transmission control module. Trans overheated", "This model year has a dry clutch system for the automatic transmission, which is a very poor design. Had to wait several weeks for parts each replacement time due to a shortage of clutch parts. Ford EcoBlue to gama silników wysokoprężnych zapewniających doskonałe osiągi oraz spełniających rygorystyczne normy emisji spalin. idling) on taking your foot off the brake and accelerating, the clutch shudders", "Infrequent power loss & ability to accelerate", "This problem goes along with my other comments. "Oil leak found during oil change at 29,340 miles. ", "The focus makes weird rattling noises when going above 30mph. ", "Vibration issues from stopped position. Caveat: we bought an after market warranty when we bought the car (used), but it didn't cover the particular double-clutch since they said it was a dry clutch, so be sure that your warranty actually covers it if you buy one of these. Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top. Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights. Read about the new compact Ford sedan, get test results, and see photos at Car and Driver. Ford would not cover under warranty", "We've had a persistent water leak coming from behind the dashboard, for over a year and a half. There is no good way to get air from the outside of the car to the inside. It is a manual transmission in the engine but I shift as if it were an automatic. I have had it in 2 more times since and now I am on a waiting list for 4-6 weeks for a clutch", "The way Bourgeois Motors handled this issue has been a joke - we brought this car back 4 days after buying it with transmission issues and it took almost 2 years for them to replace it...and it still shutters out of 1st gear from time to time", "The dual-clutch automatic is terrible. Replaced the clutch at the same time under warranty. ", "We weren't made aware that there was ongoing issues with the 2012 Ford Focus upon purchase from the dealer. the clutch has just been terrible", "Well-known issue with 2012-2016 Focus models is the dial-clutch transmission problem. Wiring had become loose", "odometer/gas gauge became unreadable. Dealer had to reset the computer and load patches. It sometimes lugs/shudders and doesn't respond when I accelerate too quickly", "frontsealkept leaking , replaced 3 times and eveytime it would damaged the cluches", "Transmission slipped due to seal leak on the dual clutch system. Ford service was in denial about transmission problems, saying that is normal and this is a new & different type of automatic transmission. Battery sensor and connector was replaced. Eventually popped it out completely and reshaped the clasps to latch onto the door frame under the window. Problem was fixed because of recall", "Took excessive time to change to next gear. ", "Ford used a manual transmission and designed it to shift automatically. Amato Ford’s service department writers have been obnoxious to the point where we will never buy another Ford product. A class-action lawsuit againt Ford is in progress for the problem. The rough s", "Lurched and grinded between gears. Dealer replaced clutch. Who knew? It was a pre-owned with only 1K miles. Must do a sync reset to clear the issue and setup the pairing again", "Radio quit functioning creating loud uncontrollable noises in the speakers. The warranty extension on the transmission doesn't help the long term problems owners face .They need to follow VW's commitment to make customers happy when the company make a big error", "Transmission was shifting eratic at time. Switching gears takes too long, especially going up hills", "shifts rough from 2nd to 3rd, computer program was reloaded but made very little difference", "Same problem as earlier stated. We didn't know at the time we bought it, and not all Focus double-clutches have the failure. Still has an issue on occasion. Read consumer reviews from real 2012 Ford F150 SuperCrew Cab buyers. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year. Clutch and gears still worked but gears would not stay connected. They said I would have to get a new system for $750 and I declined. The Ford Fiesta does a lot really well: it's very fuel-efficient, has nimble handling, and rides like a larger car. "The cooling system developed a large leak forcing me to stop and tow car to repair shop. AAA brought car to dealer. Car still shifts into gears erratically and RPM jumps are sudden at times. Dual clutch was replaced and ended up being a recall item from Ford", "Ford knows it has a problem with its dual clutch transmission and it was no problem to have the poorly-designed clutch pack replaced under warranty. Ford needs to issue a recall. ESC available 2001-2003, 2009; standard from 2010. You will get digital access to reviews and ratings for over 8,500 products and services Check engine light would come on. "Changing the catalytic converter involves lifting the engine and removing the exhaust manifold with the converter. Ford releases periodic updates to the programming of the computer, but my car still has issue. The wiring had been an issue since my family had acquired the station wagon back in 2008. ", "Left parking light stopped working. ", "Had to have the TCM module replaced. very disappointed in the trans. The trans was leaking fluid onto the clutch and causing slippage", "from a complete stop when accelerating car would shudder and buck. I brought the complaint to the dealer(s) 8 times. Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. I will not buy another Ford product", "Transmission would "shudder", be slow to shift or slip and then re-engage", "It is common for a grinding noise and shaking to occur when the car shifts from first to second gear and second to first gear", "This is the fourth time since purchased new that I've had this issue. I had to pay for replace of clutch levers. ", "Transmission computer needed a re-boot in an attempt to fix the vibration problem. The 2012 Ford Focus has 4993 problems & defects reported by Focus owners. $4,000 plus with car 500 miles out of warranty", "My car stopped running after a banging noise. FAQs or access your Sporty handling, relatively low noise, and a well-done interior make the Focus feel more like a small sports sedan than a humdrum compact. Transmission computer module replaced under separate manufactures warrantee", "car does not shift smooth and when starting it bucks and the transmission slips. Consumer Reviews. (letting it out too fast) But, this is an automatic.It would do it after it was warmed up", "In heavy traffic the transmission slips, shudders, stalls. Eventually they made some changes and it seems to be smoother now", "Shudders, shifts rough, jerks, feels like a poor driver with a manual transmission. The most irksome of those is the PowerShift automatic transmission, which stumbles at low speeds. Dealership could not retrieve disc or fix the player. 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