Brakes making scraping noise

Asked by Victor Oct 22, 2022 at 12:12 PM about the 2012 Ford Focus

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2012 Ford Focus brakes makes scraping sound when braking. We checked
front pads maybe 3 mos ago and they were good with plenty of thickness.

2 Answers


The most frequent scraping sound coming from brakes is the low pad indicator chattering. If so, you need to get the brakes looked at before you start to wear the rotor. There could be something stuck in the brake assembly; debris you picked up from the street. Inspect yourself... Now.

1 people found this helpful.

I would next Check rear shoes or pads also for wear or damage. (Once , on the previous generation of focus, I found a faiIrly worn (¾) rear pad that came unglued from the brake shoes and had spun around with the drum. Surprisingly, it wasn't felt through the brake pedal or car body.)

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Own this car?

Share your experience with others.

2012 Ford Focus

Review another car

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
  • #2
  • #3
    Gene Arnett
View All

Know more, shop wisely


Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Fusion
820 Great Deals out of 9,818 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
1,191 Great Deals out of 33,345 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Fiesta
137 Great Deals out of 2,094 listings starting at $2,563
Used Ford Mustang
964 Great Deals out of 24,837 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Escape
2,075 Great Deals out of 43,235 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla
1,600 Great Deals out of 25,809 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord
1,383 Great Deals out of 29,508 listings starting at $700
Used Volkswagen Golf GTI
212 Great Deals out of 4,946 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Camry
1,967 Great Deals out of 42,530 listings starting at $1,100
Used Chevrolet Cruze
488 Great Deals out of 6,775 listings starting at $1,000
Used Hyundai Elantra
870 Great Deals out of 23,936 listings starting at $2,295
Used Ford F-150
5,625 Great Deals out of 125,041 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda MAZDA3
504 Great Deals out of 12,775 listings starting at $1,100
Used Nissan Sentra
763 Great Deals out of 36,724 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars for Sale

2018 Ford Focus For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 781 listings starting at $4,990
2017 Ford Focus For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 726 listings starting at $4,995
2016 Ford Focus For Sale
67 Great Deals out of 752 listings starting at $3,500
2015 Ford Focus For Sale
52 Great Deals out of 567 listings starting at $3,499
2014 Ford Focus For Sale
75 Great Deals out of 987 listings starting at $2,962

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.