This is an update to an earlier posting. I bought a 2012 Focus SEL in May. After a short while I noticed issues with respect to wiper operation and message displays on the dashboard. To make a long story short, I was told that my car had an early build date (prior to 1 June 2011). It turns out there are a number of issues with the early build cars like mine. Also, some of the issues could not be solved. I was not happy about this at all. The dealer agreed to make things right and I am now driving a 2012 Fusion SEL which seems to be a pretty decent machine. If you have a 2012 Focus with issues and it was built prior to June 1st, ask about the early build issues, Ford HQ is aware of this. Good luck!