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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,093 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 wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 202014


  • 36,002 miles


It all started with slipping and movement in the front left tire. It so happened to be the axle and steering knuckle. As I was doing a tire rotation I noticed that the rear left tire has a wavy inside pattern worn out and the right rear tire is worn out from the inside. From my understanding all the wheels have to be adjusted correctly because if I were to buy a new set of tires they will be worn out the same way I found the original set and all tires should be worn out evenly if there is not a problem with the alignment in all four wheels. I also noticed that the front right tire has huge slits/cuts inside the tire. This is uncommon and abnormal for being a 2012 vehicle and being the original manufacturer tires.

- Selma, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 282014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles
All four tires had to replaced by me after only 12,000 miles. Two of the tires blew out. Power steering failure occurred while I was driving. Service advancetrac is also no longer working. I have tried taking my care to a Ford dealership but they refused to fix anything. They told me the tires were my fault, and I told them either they think I am stupid or they were not the sharpest tool in the shed if they think I believe any of these issues were my fault. I called Ford and they were no help. They told me it is up to the dealership if they decide to fix anything because the dealership is not owned by Ford. I currently have less than 20,000 miles on this car and I bought it brand new. Ford is a horrible company and does not honor their warranty. The dealership I took it to was park place motorcars in dallas tx. They have been several other problems with this car but if this was honored by Ford I will take it. No way I ever buy another Ford.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 142014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 51,463 miles
I was driving this morning and my low tire pressure signal flashed. I went to put air in the tire and the tire was completely flat! I had spare put on and this is when the "service power steering now" warning came on as well as the service advance traction control light came on.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #2

Oct 292012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 3,000 miles
Driving to work like any other day, suddenly I heard a pop. Wasn't too sure what it was but then my tire pressure low message popped up. After realizing what it was, I had to call roadside assistance to change it out and I examined the tire and saw that the outside wall was tore up and there wasn't any holes in the tread.

- Perryville, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 042012


  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion, equipped with Michelin energy saver tires, line size: P225-50-R17. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the tire pressure warning light illuminated and the vehicle exhibited an abnormally loud noise. The contact inspected the vehicle and discovered that the passenger side front tire had blown. The tire was not replaced. The dot number and the VIN were not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,000.

- Florida, FL, USA

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