|05-02-2015 12:39 PM|
2012 Ford Focus SE Hatchback Steering Assist gone
New to the forum but just wanted to give my experience on this car. Bought brand new from dealer even after reading about the problems with this car, thought I might get a good one....wrong. Transmission was first problem, roll backs on stops, hesitating etc, no power with gas mashed, stalling. Took it to my local Stealership under recall for reprogramming. Thought everything was good for a while...wrong did it again a few months ago. Shut vehicle off restarted it was fine. About a week after it did that, my wife was merging into traffic on a very busy road and the steering assist went out, basically locking the steering wheel. Thank God she was in the outside lane and did not get hit or get into an accident, she basically went off the shoulder of the road. She was so scared she was crying and I could barely understand her when she told me what happend on the phone. My children were also in the car and they were petrified. My wife will not drive the car as she is scared of it, I now only drive it 5 miles to work and back since I am the only one who can turn the steering wheel. I have been back and forth with Ford for months about fixing it under a recall since they have known about this issue for years yet they want to charge me about $2000 to repair the whole steering rack. I have called our joke of a dealership (Nick Nicholas Ford in Crystal River, Fl). I have contacted the State's Attorney, I have filed complaints with the NHTSA. I have to say I will never own another Ford of any kind again after going through this ordeal, still without a resolution to the problem. I have just seen they are recalling over a half a million Ford vehicles now for steering related problems. I can only hope they will own it and take care of this on my vehicle. I feel cheated and betrayed by a company that touts they are very serious about safety. This is my experience so far. Buyer beware of these vehicles.
|03-25-2015 06:13 PM|
A rebuilt "totalled" car that's always been hard to steer since acquired.
Prev. threads here on both troubles after accident repair with alignment/bearings etc. AND on issues trying to get a replacement steering rack working when doing a rebuild - from wiring to programming.
Proverbial can of worms for possible problems.
|03-25-2015 02:44 PM|
|markk||My local dealer said it was not covered since it has a salvage title. So I am out $1500. So be it. It makes sense that the warranty would not have covered this anyway. My 2006 Malibu Maxx has had no issues whatsoever and rides great after almost 9 years. I am wondering if my Focus was totalled due to steering problems...|
|03-23-2015 12:52 PM|
Have you had a chance to visit your dealer about your steering? I also recommend editing your post to remove your number for your privacy.
|03-23-2015 12:27 AM|
Edit: 2013 Ford Focus Steering Service Bulletin 379796/ Try this website.....https://www.automd.com/tsb/bulletin_b379796/
|03-22-2015 09:47 PM|
My steering failed and is locked out by the compter. Is my 2012 focus se under a recall?
56k miles. I am very pissed about it, it has been awful to steer on the highway and now its cooked. I am happy I made it home alive. Mark 3304644990 cell.
|03-13-2015 06:28 PM|
|rwebster28||Ive had my Focus not steer at all after start up. It had a yellow info light on also. I shut it down and then started it back up all was good. Sounds like a faulty selonoid or transducer acting up in these cars. I dont have access to diagrams so I am just guessing.|
|01-07-2015 10:20 AM|
|PratoN||I don't think I have the bad steering rack, but I have some pretty crazy tramlining going on. I think it's related to my from wheel bearings (I have other reasons why I think they're bad) but I wasn't able to replace them before the winter. (this is actually worse my on 195/65R15 winter tires - not the wide 18" low profile tires)|
|01-06-2015 10:09 PM|
|01-06-2015 07:51 PM|
I don't regret buying the Focus.. but between the steering and front suspension, I am sick of it..
I have had it in twice about the steering and the front end. I keep getting nothing is wrong, can't find any problems. So I just gave up and waiting for the complete fail, just hope my family is not in the car when It happens.
It has also been in to replace both rear wheel bearings @ 10k miles... really?? smh
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