CarComplaints.com Notes: Power steering problems started rearing their ugly head in the 2010 Fusion, so you'd think Ford had plenty of time to make sure those problems didn't creep into the 2012. But here we are.

The Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS) is a mess. It fails at an alarming rate. Don’t believe us? Take a look at NHTSA’s data on the subject.

And much like the power steering, we’re still seeing the same throttle body failures that started in 2010 continue in 2012.

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NCAP 5-Star Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

Driver FrontPassenger FrontDriver SidePassenger SideSide PoleRollover
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IIHS Crash Test & Rollover Safety Ratings

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2012 Ford Fusion 4-door sedan

2012 Ford Fusion 4-door sedan Good performance in front, side, rear and rollover tests.

Moderate Overlap FrontSmall Overlap FrontSideRearRollover
G Overall
A Head/Neck Injury
G Chest Injury
G Left Leg Injury
A Right Leg Injury
G Restraints
G Structure
TEST NOTES: Applies to models built after January 2007. Get the full IIHS report »
Not tested. G Overall
A Structure
Driver
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
Rear Passenger
G Head Protection
G Head/Neck Injury
G Torso Injury
G Pelvis/Legs Injury
TEST NOTES: . Applies to models built after January 2007. Get the full IIHS report »
G Overall
G Geometry
G Dynamic
TEST NOTES: Manual - power cloth seats. Get the full IIHS report »
G Overall
TEST NOTES: Applies to models built after April 2010. Get the full IIHS report »
 

Ratings only apply to the model and body or seat type tested. The date of manufacture and optional safety equipment can affect results. For full details see www.iihs.org.

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