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#18 of 32 Re: Ford Focus 2010 water stains on seat [dobbermansrule]
Aug 20, 2012 (5:39 pm)
I bought a 2012 Focus a month and am having the same problem with the water stained seats. I noticed it after we came home from swimming and there were stains in the seats where each person had sat and where they had leaned back. I tried to clean the areas with warm water and a white rag... made them worse, the further out I went with the water the worse it got. Then I noticed that even my water bottle sweating leaves a brown outline on my grey seats... it looks awful in an otherwise spotless vehicle. It's too much money to spend on something that ugly from day one. I am taking it in to service on Friday and they gave me the same story that they will have to take pictures and send to Ford. I told him I would be bringing a fresh bottle of water with me so that I could show him myself how it stains instantly with plain water... so they can not try and tell me it is from excessive water. My husband and I are actually thinking of recording this disaster first hand live and posting on u tube so that other consumers wont have to go through this mess and won't make the mistake of buy the Fords that seem to have this issue.... oh and I did call Ford customer service center and they acted all nonchalent about it like they didn't know anything at all!
#19 of 32 Re: Ford Focus 2010 water stains on seat [thebugsuslugme]
Aug 21, 2012 (12:51 am)
I am sorry you are having the same thing. I know how frustrating it is! One of my back doors had to be slammed hard to shut every time, Ford could find nothing wrong. Now after warranty is up the molding around the top of the car has falling so every good rain or car wash seat gets wet! Smells real bad!
Aug 23, 2012 (2:50 pm)
Does anybody have experience with the new '13s? Is this still an issue? I'm taking one of them out for a test drive in a few days.
#21 of 32 Re: Ford Focus 2010 water stains on seat [kklbs]
Aug 24, 2012 (2:34 pm)
Thank you all so much for this information as I was going to look at the 2012 Ford Focus this week. I won't even go near it now. Much appreciated. Seacluded
#22 of 32 Interior Light
Oct 04, 2012 (9:42 am)
Ive owned a 2012 Ford Focus for a few weeks now. The interior light does not come on when you either use the key remote or manually open the door. After driving the car or sitting in the car for a few minutes, re-opening the door will turn the interior light on. The dealership says there is a way to set the light to come on by pushing a combination of light switchs. However nothing seems to work and the owners manual says nothing about this. Does anyone else have this problem? Or is this normal?
#24 of 32 2012 Ford Focus Tall Drivers
Mar 06, 2012 (9:54 am)
Im shopping for a compact due to gas prices, and I put a lot of miles driving cross state lines. I like the look of the focus, and plan on test driving this week.
I am 6'4" and was wondering if there are any tall 2012 focus drivers like myself. I hear the seats do go down quite a bit (im long torso).
This car will be used mostly by myself for work, so rear room is a non issue. Wife and kids have SUV.
#25 of 32 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Tall Drivers [greenymeany]
Mar 17, 2012 (2:40 pm)
I am 6'2" tall, checked out a 2012 Focus at the Auto Show last week. The driver's seat does go waaaay down and waaaaaaay back and the wheel telescopes further than usual I would say. I was able to get very comfortable. I could also sit in the non-adjustable shotgun with the seat reclined slightly. Love the styling and feel of the car. Problem is it might seem a bit of a gas guzzler to me after driving an old Prius for 4 years. Note; the Fiesta seemed to have even more headroom but I felt as though I were sitting in the back seat.
#26 of 32 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Tall Drivers [greenymeany]
Mar 26, 2012 (10:44 am)
I'm 6'6" and have a 2012 Focus SEL hatchback with moon roof (which loses about 1.5" of headroom from non-MR version) and 6-way power seat. I have no problem getting a comfortable, and relatively upright, driving position.
I love my 2012 Focus. It handles like it is on rails and gets great gas mileage. It will accelerate smartly if pushed, but I rarely do this as I drive for mileage. It is great to see Ford making a world-class product in the USA again.
PS - I get ~32 MPG in town, ~44 MPG on highway, average is ~35 MPG.
#27 of 32 Re: 2012 Ford Focus Tall Drivers [greenymeany]
Apr 03, 2012 (6:38 am)
6'2"/225lb...and the car fits me fine. In fact it IS rather like sitting in a jet's cockpit once you get the seat and telescoped wheel adjusted right. We bought the "sport pkg" and like the look and feel. Sync's pretty cool too.