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2012 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

Engine (10%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (29%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

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2012 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Fusion in Alberta, Canada
May 2012 - Oct 2016
Oct 2013

21360 mi
Fuel filler door wouldn't stay closed 
Oct 2016

54560 mi

C $125
Replaced driver side seat base heater 

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2012 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2013 - Sep 2016
May 2015

16120 mi
I had an episode of spontaneous acceleration when going very slow up a driveway. Scary situation with small children in the vehicle. 
Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2012 - Jan 2016
Jun 2013

8680 mi
Windshield washer pump not working Tranny shifting rough. Axle seal leak discovered. Replaced Heater blower motor making noise Horn honking randomly/ headlights flashing randomly/ car would be found running without using remote start. Steering column cover broken 
Jul 2013

10080 mi
Blower motor replaced Steering column cover replaced 
Jul 2015

32200 mi

C $600
Erratic shifting Severe brake fade. Total brake loss. Dealer could not duplicate. I took the car home and found my rear calipers siezed and the pads failed. I replaced all pads/rotors/calipers myself and the problem was resolved. 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Jan 2012 - Sep 2016
Jun 2013

17000 mi
Tires would lose pressure occasionally. All tires were broken down, new valve stems then the tires were re-sealed to the rims. So far looks like the are fixed. 
Jun 2014

22000 mi
Left license plate lamp socket rusted out. bulb burned out. 
Ford Fusion in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2011 - Feb 2014
Mar 2012

4000 mi
vehicle is not shifting correctly, slamming gears and over revving between shifts vehicle still not shifting properly, data recorder was installed then removed after a few weeks. 
Oct 2012

21300 mi
sunroof was rattling, headliner was adjusted the cooling fan bearing was squeaking and the blower fan was chirping both parts replaced 
Ford Fusion in Missouri, United States
Dec 2014 - May 2015
Mar 2015

124000 mi

US $100
Bad wheel bearing-replaced Battery began dying during my courier route. Had it replaced the next day. 
Ford Fusion in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

59000 mi

US $100
Right front axle seal was leaking. Repaired under Ford extended warranty. $100 deductible. Dome lamp not turning on when RF door opened. Faulty door latch. Latch replaced under Ford extended warranty. $100 deductible. 
Oct 2015

65000 mi

US $100
Oil pan gasket leaking. Covered under Ford PremiumCare ESP. $100 deductible. 
Sep 2016

75000 mi

US $100
Front upper shut mounts were making noise when the wheel was turned in parking lot maneuvers. After upper strut mounts were replaced, the noise was still present. 
Dec 2016

75000 mi
Suspension noise never fixed. 
Ford Fusion in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Mar 2016
Dec 2014

18000 mi
Lots of corrosion on terminals, car won't start. Replaced battery under warranty. 
Ford Fusion in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Jan 2015

14700 mi
Flash Sync system to latest version to correct voice recognition and iPod issues. 
Sep 2015

20000 mi
Clunk from left front when hitting dip in road while turning and braking. Dealer reproduced at first but nothing found when inspecting the suspension, but later could not reproduce noise at all. Got car back and issue returned in a day. 
Ford Fusion in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Dec 2014

20000 mi
Retaining ring broken/missing on Power Port. Rear windows did not roll up consistently. Replaced AC blower motor due to noise. 
Dec 2015

31000 mi
Rear turn signal bulb failed and fused to the socket, requiring the entire socket to be replaced in addition to the bulb. 
Sep 2016

38000 mi

US $600
Both lower control arms replaced due to worn bushings. (bushings are press-fit into the arms, and cannot be replaced separately) 
Ford Fusion in Alberta, Canada
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

7440 mi
Air con fan/motor makes high pitch whistling noise and rattling sound. System whistles when windows closed and inlet is on fresh air. Replaced something. Currently evaluating if it worked or not. Trim around rear speaker came loose. Could not repair. Had to re-book for parts to be ordered and repair to be done 
Ford Fusion in Colorado, United States
Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
Nov 2015

29000 mi
Fusion would not start/crank 1 day after purchase. An intermittent problem, dealer replace theft module 
Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

21700 mi

C $50
Sensor failed. To replace sensor needed to replace steering gear. Would have been $2,400 if the extended warranty hadn't paid. 
Ford Fusion in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2012 - Dec 2013
Mar 2013

34100 mi
transmission seal defect, transmission was leaking 
Dec 2013

46500 mi
transmission seal again!! on warranty 

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2012 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Ford Fusion in Nova Scotia, Canada
Feb 2014 - Mar 2016
May 2014

44640 mi
Vibration in drivetrain at 89 t0 80 km car is with ford Engineering had problem with this at 269 km when car has new been fighting for two years. need help. Update: replaced driveshaft with updated part. 
Nov 2014

62000 mi

C $120
vibration when appling brakes. 
Apr 2015

78960 mi
same vibration in drivetrain and transmission slipping and banging, everthing but the engine was changed still have the samr problem. also seat track has noise and movement, this was from the day I purcase it with 269 km. 
Jun 2015

84320 mi
same on going problem with transmission slipping and vibration in drivetrain. axle replaced, was making a noise 
Aug 2015

92380 mi
axle and steady bearing on going problem with this car, still have transmission vibration. 
Oct 2015

99200 mi
after another attempt, transmission slipping and big loud bang from drivetrain. happened on the highway. doesn't seem safe. 
Dec 2015

104160 mi
vibration in drivetrain. Engine smokes & rattles for 5 sec. They said noting was wrong. I sent them a video of engine noise no luck yet. transmission, brakes, trans slipping and banging engine Dual heater control fixed and blower fan replaced. 
Jan 2016

104760 mi

C $80
Had transmission rebuilt again and driveshaft replaced again. 
Mar 2016

105400 mi
problem with sway bar blots for toe wheel adjuster ect. trans mission rebuild again and driveshaft was replaced, had a chunk out of it. car was a problem from when I purchase it new . 
Ford Fusion in Alberta, Canada
May 2012 - Oct 2016
Aug 2012

2320 mi
Loss of power steering, known EPAS issue, steering box replaced under warranty 
Aug 2014

36600 mi
Recall for carb. I had a few instances where when I accelerated it bogged down that I was unsure of the cause... when the recall came in it seemed to fit. 
Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
Dec 2013

50000 mi

US $140
battery check indicated dead cells and needed to be replaced 
Sep 2015

103000 mi

US $1670
front and rear breaks/pads replaced 
Ford Fusion in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2015
Feb 2013

9700 mi
SUM: WHEN NEW, VEHICLE EXHIBITED HARSH SHIFTS FROM 1-2. GRADUALLY WORSENED AND CAME TO INCLUDE A SOFT 2-3 SHIFT AND A METALLIC FRICTION NOISE IN LOWER GEARS BY 1000MI. STARTING AROUND 7000MI, VEHICLE STARTED TO SHIFT ERRATICALLY IN TRAFFC 
Feb 2014

16000 mi
The car has a constant vibration and hard shifts with high RPM going more then 20 miles an hour, A rattle appears as I accelerate. Ford mailed a letter identifying the Vin to possible throttle body contamination. Recall in Oasis 
Ford Fusion in Michigan, United States
Aug 2013 - Nov 2016
Aug 2015

47500 mi
Throttle body was replaced under expanded warranty. The Fusion was exhibiting severe drivability issues. 

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2012 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in Delaware, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2012
Apr 2012

4000 mi
Erractic shifting/slipping. Reprogrammed powertrain computer 
Oct 2012

12000 mi
Erratic shifting, shift flares harsh shifts. 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2016
Dec 2014

37000 mi
car received new battery under warranty 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Apr 2014
May 2013

29000 mi
Airbag sensor going off at random times. Dealer traced it to a loose wire in the driver's side door panel. Whole airbag system and much of the driver's side SRS wiring was replaced. 
Ford Fusion in New Jersey, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2014
Jan 2013

9300 mi
Windshield was defective from factory. 
Ford Fusion in California, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
Sep 2012

4000 mi
Sun roof wouldn't open.They had to order a new motor for the sunroof.Day 2 was a Friday.Monday the motor sitill hadn't arrived finally on day 4 it was installed.Car was returned with soiled finger prints in 6 different areas. 

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2012 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2016
Jul 2016

38300 mi

US $225
Inside door latch replaced. 
Ford Fusion in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2016
Apr 2015

32300 mi
false reading from check engine light sensor 
Ford Fusion in Arizona, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

17000 mi
Fuel door spring came loose and was fixed 
Ford Fusion in California, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

60000 mi
Air condition blows hot air intermittently. Took it to the dealer when it was acting up but they couldn't fix it because the problem is not consistent and they couldn't diagnose. 
Ford Fusion in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

34000 mi
Battery terminal corroded into two pieces. All maintenance done, replaced harness under warranty. 
Ford Fusion in Florida, United States
Feb 2012 - Oct 2014
May 2012

4000 mi
Turned rear rotors. The rear rotors had the equivalent of 20k miles of wear at delivery! Ford would not replace them despite my insistence. I urge new car buyers to look over items like brake rotors and REFUSE delivery if something is wrong. 
Oct 2014

24000 mi
Center console AC vents replaced. 
Ford Fusion in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2012 - Aug 2016
Apr 2012

11300 mi
Harsh shift 1-2, slipping and flaring 2-3 and 3-4 despite application of TSB 12-3-7 Failure of valve body due to worn regulator valve bore. Total rebuild with replacement of all clutches, gaskets, and seals, including foward, reverse, overdrive clutches and final drive seal. Vehicle in shop for 21+ days. 
Sep 2012

18000 mi
Further work up for harsh 1-2 shift, now only when cold. Vehicle pressured tested and passed. PCM update applied. 50 percent improvement. 
Aug 2013

31000 mi
Continued harsh 1-2, flared 2-3, and other shift quality issues. update: Ford declared normal operation and I let it go.  
Aug 2014

46000 mi

US $200
Battery died with less than 36 months service life. Note car extremely hard to jump start, requires a V6 to get enough juice. It is a big 4, so I'm not surprised. 
Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Mar 2012

1000 mi
Airbag deploy light comes on and stays on for most trips. Happened frequently, then infrequently, then seldom. Dealer reset memory code, but could not determine problem. Dealer said drive until stays on, then callback for service appt. 
Sep 2012

6200 mi
Replacement of driver's airbag clock spring, after airbag deploy dash light came back on again daily for over a week. Dealer pulled 'live' code to determine, part to be replaced. Replacement of driver's airbag clock spring, after airbag deploy dash light came back on again daily for over a week. Dealer pulled 'live' code to determine, part to be replaced. Covered 100% under warranty. 
Ford Fusion in Oregon, United States
Aug 2011 - Oct 2016
Oct 2012

6670 mi
Transmission adjustment 
Feb 2013

10700 mi
Transmission software adjustment 
Sep 2013

16000 mi
Automatic transmission not shifting correctly. 
Nov 2013

24000 mi
Automatic transmission not shifting correctly 
Ford Fusion in Alabama, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

24000 mi
Emissions-service engine light came on. Followed instructions for driving 3 cycles then cold starting to see if light goes out. it didn't. Mechanic said the Emission filter cartridge had to be replaced. No cool air present. Mechanic states "impact hole in condenser. Cannot warranty". Taking to another dealer for second opinon 
Ford Fusion in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016
Nov 2014

36300 mi

US $100
vehicle entered 'limp home mode'-most likely caused by throttle body failure, a known defect, with Ford extended warranty for part. it was cheaper for me to replace part myself, rather than pay ford to diagnose the problem 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Feb 2013 - Feb 2015
Dec 2014

27000 mi

US $96
Rear brake pads and rotors were worn out. Uneven wear on driver side pads. Replaced pads, rotors, boots and springs. Completed the repairs myself. 
Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2014 - Sep 2016
Jul 2014

40300 mi
Rust on door rim (inside where the metal sheets are connected - probably leaking water) - covered repair under basic warranty by Ford - sand blasted by local body shop and repainted - lasted 2 weeks and rusting again... 
Nov 2014

46240 mi

C $5
Right side marker light replaced. Around 10 minutes. Must disassemble/assemble plastic fender cover which is tricky if there is a cold weather. Light itself is 2 minute job. 8 minutes is to fight with the plastic cover. Dealer wouldn't do it for $20. 
May 2016

70880 mi

C $715
Belt squeaking when engine is cold. Water pump leak contaminated the belt. Replaced belt and tensioner and water pump. - 
Ford Fusion in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2011 - Aug 2015
Nov 2013

31000 mi
Noisy heater/AC fan assembly. Dealer damaged bumper, forgot to fix the problem I brought it in for. 
Jan 2014

33000 mi
The HVAC fan has continually squeaked the past few months. The car is in for a second attempt to repair. The number of days in the shop was due to the holiday season, techs being out and parts having to be ordered. They did give me a loaner. 
May 2014

37000 mi
My car began making a 'knocking' noise at low speeds when stopping, accelerating or turing when temps reached 80F. Turns out it was defective front control arms. Dealer was nice - giving me an extension of the warranty so I had $0 to pay. 

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2012 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

Ford Fusion in Oregon, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
May 2013

11000 mi
Airbag deploy dash light stayed on with passenger in seat. Neither dealer or Ford Co. gave satisfactory explanation as to why this happens, Problem reported to NHTSA/ODI. Waiting for answer. 
Jul 2015

28000 mi
Passenger airbag lite on indicating airbag will not deploy with wife in seat. Dealer says wife does NOT weigh enough (Weight 98 lbs) to activate airbag. Dealer tested according to specs & found no problem. Reported to Federal Govt. 
Ford Fusion in Florida, United States
Feb 2016 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

29000 mi

US $2155
Replaced electronic assist power steering module 
Ford Fusion in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

25000 mi
AC was making a chirping noise - Dealership replaced the blower motor under warranty. Battery (small battery - not hybrid battery) would not pass inspection. Replaced battery under warranty. 

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