2012 Ford Focus

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2012 Ford Focus
Available in 7 styles:  2012 Ford Focus 4dr Sedan shown
Asking Price Range
$9,688–$17,764
Estimated MPG

26–27 city / 36–37 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Focus

POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

Recall number: 13V523000
Recall date: 10/30/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2014 FOCUS ELECTRIC VEHICLES MANUFACTURED SEPTEMBER 15, 2011, THROUGH AUGUST 23, 2013. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, A POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE SOFTWARE PROBLEM MAY RESULT IN A STALL-LIKE CONDITION.

Consequence:

AN UNEXPECTED LOSS OF POWER WHILE DRIVING INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE POWER CONTROL MODULE, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN BY LATE NOVEMBER 2013. FORD'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 13S09. OWNERS MAY CONTACT FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/15/2011 and 08/23/2013.


ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:ANTI-THEFT CONTROLLER

Recall number: 13V475000
Recall date: 10/17/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 FOCUS ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND 2013 C-MAX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE INTELLIGENT ACCESS PUSH BUTTON START SYSTEM. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THERE IS NO AUDIBLE CHIME WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATIONAL AND THE DRIVER'S DOOR IS OPENED. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND ROLLAWAY PREVENTION.

Consequence:

WITHOUT AN AUDIBLE DOOR CHIME, A VEHICLE OWNER MAY OPEN THE DOOR AND EXIT THE VEHICLE WITHOUT BEING REMINDED THAT THE VEHICLE IS STILL OPERATIONAL, LEAVING THE VEHICLE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THEFT.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE SOFTWARE FOR THE DOOR CHIME, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 30, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13C07.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/30/2013.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/15/2011 and 04/24/2013.


EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

Recall number: 13V475000
Recall date: 10/17/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 FOCUS ELECTRIC VEHICLES AND 2013 C-MAX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE INTELLIGENT ACCESS PUSH BUTTON START SYSTEM. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THERE IS NO AUDIBLE CHIME WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATIONAL AND THE DRIVER'S DOOR IS OPENED. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION AND ROLLAWAY PREVENTION.

Consequence:

WITHOUT AN AUDIBLE DOOR CHIME, A VEHICLE OWNER MAY OPEN THE DOOR AND EXIT THE VEHICLE WITHOUT BEING REMINDED THAT THE VEHICLE IS STILL OPERATIONAL, LEAVING THE VEHICLE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THEFT.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE SOFTWARE FOR THE DOOR CHIME, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 30, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13C07.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/30/2013.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/15/2011 and 04/24/2013.


EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Recall number: 13V335000
Recall date: 08/01/2013

Problem Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012-2013 FOCUS BEV VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLIGHTS, MANUFACTURED SEPTEMBER 15, 2011, THROUGH MAY 6, 2013; AND MODEL YEAR 2013 FOCUS ST VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HIGH INTENSITY DISCHARGE (HID) HEADLIGHTS, MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 16, 2012, THROUGH MAY 7, 2013. DUE TO A WIRING INCOMPATABILITY, THE FRONT SIDE MARKER LAMPS MAY NOT FUNCTION. THUS, THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD (FMVSS) NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.

Consequence:

WITHOUT THE PROPER ILLUMINATION OF THE SIDE MAKER LAMPS, THE VEHICLE MAY BE LESS VISIBLE IN NIGHT TIME CONDITIONS, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLY WIRING, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON AUGUST 16, 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332. FORD'S RECALL NUMBER IS 13C04.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 08/16/2013.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 09/15/2011 and 05/07/2013.


EQUIPMENT

Recall number: 12E035000
Recall date: 10/02/2012

Problem Summary:

THIS RECALL INVOLVES AFTERMARKET PARTS SOLD BY YAKIMA PRODUCTS, INC. FOR USE ON MODEL YEAR 2012 AND 2013 FORD FOCUS VEHICLES. THIS RECALL IS BEING CONDUCTED BY YAKIMA, NOT BY FORD. CERTAIN COMBINED Q-TOWER AND Q128 CLIP ROOFTOP RACK SYSTEMS, PART NUMBERS 8000124 AND 8000728, DO NOT FULLY CONTACT THE DOOR FRAME.

Consequence:

WITHOUT PROPER CONTACT OF THE ROOFTOP RACK CLIP TO THE DOOR FRAME, THERE IS INSUFFICIENT CLAMPING PRESSURE AND FRICTION. THE SYSTEM MAY SLIDE OFF THE VEHICLE WHEN LOADED WITH ACCESSORIES, POSSIBLY BECOMING A ROAD HAZARD TO OTHER VEHICLES OR CAUSING INJURY TO PEDESTRIANS.

Corrective Action:

YAKIMA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND YAKIMA OR A YAKIMA DEALER WILL REFUND THE PURCHASE OF THE Q-TOWER AND Q-128 CLIP SYSTEM. THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT SYSTEM AVAILABLE FOR THE 2012-2013 MODEL YEAR FORD FOCUS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2012. ONLY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE VEHICLE RACK SYSTEM ARE AFFECTED. THIS RECALL IS BEING CONDUCTED BY YAKIMA, NOT FORD. OWNERS MAY CONTACT YAKIMA AT 1-888-925-4621.


VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:SWITCH/WIRING

Recall number: 12V149000
Recall date: 04/05/2012

Problem Summary:

FORD IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 FOCUS VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1, 2010, THROUGH OCTOBER 18, 2011. A SEAL IN THE WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR TO THE PASSENGER SIDE WIPER MOTOR MAY BE MISSING.

Consequence:

WATER OR OTHER CONTAMINANTS MAY ACCUMULATE IN THE CONNECTOR, RESULTING IN AN INTERMITTENT OR INOPERATIVE PASSENGER SIDE WIPER MOTOR, REDUCING VISIBILITY AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

FORD WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND AS NECESSARY, CLEAN AND PROPERLY SEAL THE PASSENGER SIDE WIPER MOTOR CONNECTOR. ANY INOPERATIVE WIPER MOTORS WILL BE REPLACED. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 21, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP CENTER AT 1-866-436-7332.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 05/21/2012.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 08/01/2010 and 10/18/2011.


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