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.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
55,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace half shaft & seal (2 reports)
2012 Ford Fusion transmission problems

transmission problem

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2012 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 072015

Fusion 4S

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


Noticed a small leak in the driveway mid winter...taken this to my mechanic, and they have since replaced the half shaft, bushings and the seal. The mechanic complained it was a tough fix, and in doing so say that I now have a bad front drivers side wheel bearing? Hmmm? This has taken my car out of commission for a week now, and I am not happy with this situation as they say there is a bulletin out from Ford on this issue, and I will probably have to replace the passengers side as well...another 700 bucks! Not very happy with this since the vehicle is ONLY 2 1/2 years old!

- atthemike, Middlefield, OH, US

problem #1

Feb 022015

Fusion SEL 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles

I have noticed a leak under my car at around 45,000 miles. I made a mistake in never pointing it out to my dealership... for that, I feel really bad. Or course I heard what was wrong with the car... after it passed the 60,000 mark for powertrain warranty.... during my first oil change after that mark.

Symptoms I can now relate to this issue are: transmission would slip and hard knock when accelerating from near zero while making a turn to the right (e.g. stop and go at red lights).

Estimated cost is $700.

Web searches show this is a very common issue and many are calling for a recall on the transmission.

- oblivion55, Chantilly, VA, US

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