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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
12 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,721 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2012 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #1

Jul 202012


  • 5,100 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. The contact was driving 3 mph and crossing an intersection when another vehicle crashed into the front driver side of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The driver sustained bruised ribs, tendonitis on her right arm and shoulder and neck pain. The contact mentioned that the driver of the other vehicle sustained a bruised wrist and pain to the left knee and leg. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 5,100.

- Penargyl , PA, USA

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