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:
68,490 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.

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2012 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 202015


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the traction control and power steering warning indicators illuminated. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering gear needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V340000 (steering). The failure mileage was 65,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 02/10/16

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #1

Apr 092015


  • 71,980 miles
After being parked at my daughter's school, I started the car and the service steering warning and the traction control light came on. The car no longer had any type of power steering and driving the car became very challenging. If this would have gone out while I was driving especially if I was driving at high speeds, it could have caused a serious if not fatal crash.

- Wausau, WI, USA

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