These cars definitely experience low-speed torque steer under acceleration, which is annoying. And the electric power steering does not offer the best feedback (I really wish my 2012's steering felt more like my 2005 ZX3's), however it sounds like those of you who've had your steering racks replaced -- and have posted your complaints in this thread -- are experiencing something that is not right. Maybe it's the new rack or the way the new rack was installed. I would take it back to the dealer and get them to find the problem.
2012 Ford Focus SE, ╠╬╝, Sport Package, Ingot Silver. 1993 Volkswagen Fox. Formerly: 2005 Focus ZX3 SE, ╠╬╝, Pitch Black, SVT suspension.