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Eric Gardner, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Ford
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Experience:  ASE Certified Automotive Technician with a Bachelor’s Degree in Automotive Technology
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We're looking at a 2102 Focus SEL and it has a grinding

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We're looking at a 2102 Focus SEL and it has a grinding going on and you can feel it in the gas pedal and brake pedal
JA: Where exactly do you think the noise is coming from? And how long has this been going on?
Customer: We haven't bought it yet, Dealer is trying to say its from sitting. There's like a chatter when you accelerate slowly but when you get up to a decent speed it seems to go away, but you can still hear something
JA: What year is your Focus?
Customer: 2012
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 2012 Ford Focus SEL
JA: Are you fixing your Focus yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No. debating whether to buy it for granddaughter
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: not off hand
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric Gardner replied 10 months ago.


I am not aware of any know issues with the 2012 Focus' with what you have described.

Did the grinding get louder when you lightly pressed the brakes to slow the vehicle?

If you would kindly rate my service as three stars or higher at the top of your screen, I can do an indepth search that will quickly give me any safety recalls, technical service bullitens etc...