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:
53,862 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 fuel system problems

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2012 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 222014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


Felt like a surge then engine stalled. Had to pull over turn the car off then restart.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #4

Nov 112013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 65,600 miles
Trip home from work, approx 45 miles into my trip, car on cruise control going 72 mph and stalls, the wrench light comes on. I cannot accelerate using the gas pedal. Pull to shoulder, car idles rough. Turn off and back on. Continued trip without problem. Nov. 14. 2013: Car taken to local Ford dealer and they cannot retrieve any error codes. Mention throttle body but they didn't see any need to check this but replaced a supposed dead battery. Nov. 15, 2013: On drive back home from work, about 20 miles into my drive, car on cruise control at set at 70 mph stalled again with wrench light. Have no reaction at all with gas accelerator. Pulled over to stop. Car idols rough. Turned and back on again. Nov. 15, 2013:stopped at a stop sign. As I went to press the gas to make the left hand turn, I noticed that my car had died. This was a second instance with my car on November 15th. Nov. 20, 2013: On drive home, approx. 20 miles out, car on cruise control at about 75 mph, while attempting to pass a car, the car stalled. Again no reaction using the gas pedal. Had to hit break to get behind vehicle due to incoming traffic. Very bad situation. Nov. 22, 2013: In am approx 20 miles from home heading to work, not using cruise control going approx. 70 mph, car stalls. Nov. 27: cavender dealership (selma, tx) also was not able to get an error code on the car but found research information on the throttle body on 2012 for Fusion having the same issue as my car. Cavendar does not want to replace the part and it not being the actual problem. We had no incident to or from with this trip. Nov. 28: we were exactly 100 miles into our trip, when the car stalled. The car was on cruise control at 70 mph. Stopped the car, idols high. Note: I drive 120 miles daily to/from work and issue is not resolved.

- Karnes City, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 302013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
While driving at approximately 65mph on the interstate vehicle suddenly lost all power. Started stalling, engine stopped running. We were fortunate to be able to pull off on the shoulder out of traffic and turn off the motor. After waiting approximately 15 minutes, we were able to restart the car and continue driving. We drove the car without incident until two weeks later when the same problem happened again. This time at about 35 mph. Again, after waiting 10-15 minutes, the car started again. This is a great inconvenience since we live in an area where a car is a necessity but it is also a serious safety hazard since this problem has happened when accelerating into traffic, on a busy multilane, high speed highway. From reading this site, we have become aware that there are many complaints of this nature for this make and model year and we question why there has been no recall or, at very least, a consumer alert.

- Auburndale, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 312013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 37,723 miles
My son got into the car, going to the store, he said something wrong with the car. I said what, he said when I cranked it up, sound like I heard it clicking. He check the oil, it was a half of a half quart low. He left in 2 seconds he called back, said something is wrong, so his daddy went where he was, it was still running, but lost speed, it would only go 2 or 3 miles per hour. After getting it back home, it sat a little while and it was good to go. Labor day I was on interstate 85 it done the same thing to me, but I had to call a wrecker I was to far away from home. Now everyone want me to pay for the testing of the car to determan what the problem is. Ford need`S to do something about this too many complaints I have read them. !!!! don`T wait until death occurs!!!!.

- China Grove, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 232013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 38,987 miles
I started my car as normal and shifted into drive. After I had started driving my vehicle had began to shake & the accelerator would not work. I turned the engine off and waiting a few moments and turned back on and the exact same thing happened again. The third time I started the vehicle the check engine light and service wrench were lit on the dash. The third time I turned on the vehicle it was able to drive with what felt like limited power. The check engine code pulled from the cars computer ready P2111. The car was taken to the closest Ford dealer and was diagnosed. I needed to replace the "throttle body" & have all of my "fuel injectors" cleaned. When I asked Ford what the cause of this issue was they said, "its because of the places you pump gas like walmart because they are always changing who they purchase fuel from and its not a good quality." (seriously) they recommend getting gas from racetrac or qt instead of walmart. The repairs are to cost $830 parts/labor. After alot of research on this matter I have seen that alot of people are having the same issues with their vehicles & alot of them are traveling at a high rate of speed (freeway driving). This situation needs to be resolved asap before its takes a innocent life. Ford needs to accept responsibility for this problem.

- Fort Worth , TX, USA

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