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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,848 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Ford Fusion accessories - exterior problems

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2012 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 022015

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 69,545 miles


Door latch drivers side broken.

- Gilbert, AZ, USA

problem #2

Nov 192014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
After stopping vehicle, drivers door would not unlock.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #1

Oct 012014


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the driver side internal door handle failed to open the door. As a result, the contact had to roll the window down and open the door using the exterior door handle. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Frankfort, KY, USA

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