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FORD FUSION - 2012 FORD FUSION Problems & Complaints

 
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by Ford Motor Company

There are 926 complaints filed for the 2012 FORD FUSION

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2012 FORD FUSION. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2012 FORD FUSION, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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AIR BAGS

8/22/2017 - ANTIOCH, CA
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD FUSION. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V024000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE LOCAL DEALER FORD FAIRFIELD LOCATED AT 3050 AUTO MALL CT, FAIRFIELD, CA 9453, PHONE NUMBER: (707) 716-2144 WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE WITH THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT WAS CONCERNED THAT HE COULD NOT HAVE ANYONE RIDE IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OF THE VEHICLE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

8/21/2017 - GRAND PRAIRIE, TX
AFTER PARKING, UNABLE TO OPEN DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR. HAD TO ROLL DOWN WINDOW AND USE OUTSIDE HANDLE TO OPEN DOOR.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/20/2017 - CALGARY, CA
DOOR LATCH BROKEN. DRIVERS INSIDE DOOR LATCH BROKEN SO YOU CAN NOT OPEN THE DOOR FROM THE INSIDE. COMON PROBLEM THAT GOES BACK TO 2006 MODELS. PLASTIC MECHANISM FAILS AND DOOR WILL NOT OPEN FROM THE INSIDE. ALSO DOOR WILL NOT LOCK SO THE VEHICLE CAN NOT BE SECURED. PREVENTING SOMEONE FROM GETTING OUT OF THE CAR HAS TO BE A SAFETY ISSUE. THERE IS A TSB FROM 2006 ON THIS PROBLEM FOR ALL FUSION, MILANO, AND LINCOLN MKZ MODELS. A RECALL ON ALL DOOR LATCHES INSIDE THE CAR WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

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AIR BAGS

8/18/2017 - CHATTANOOGA, TN
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD FUSION. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V024000 (AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER (MIZE FORD, 5348 TENNESSEE HWY 153, HIXSON, TN 37343 (423) 875-2023) WAS CONTACTED AND CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE RECALL REMEDY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE ISSUE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

8/17/2017 - DERIDDER, LA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD FUSION. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND THE POWER STEERING AND ADVANCETRAC WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO HIXSON FORD AUTO PLEX IN LEESVILLE, LA (337-239-3434) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CONTROL ARMS FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THEY COULD NOT ASSIST. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 113,000.

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STEERING

8/17/2017 - DERIDDER, LA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD FUSION. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND THE POWER STEERING AND ADVANCETRAC WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO HIXSON FORD AUTO PLEX IN LEESVILLE, LA (337-239-3434) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CONTROL ARMS FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THEY COULD NOT ASSIST. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 113,000.

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SUSPENSION

8/17/2017 - DERIDDER, LA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD FUSION. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED AND THE POWER STEERING AND ADVANCETRAC WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS. THE FAILURE RECURRED NUMEROUS TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO HIXSON FORD AUTO PLEX IN LEESVILLE, LA (337-239-3434) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CONTROL ARMS FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED AND STATED THEY COULD NOT ASSIST. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 113,000.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/17/2017 - SPURGER, TX
SECOND TIME INSIDE DRIVER DOOR HANDLE HAS BROKE, CAN'T GET OUT OF VEHICLE UNLESS YOU ROLL DOWN ELECTRIC WINDOW AND OPEN FROM OUTSIDE. CAR HAS TO BE TURNED ON FOR THIS TO HAPPEN. OTHERWISE YOU WOULD HAVE TO CLIMB OUT TO PASSENGER SIDE. THIS COULD BE A REAL SAFETY HAZARD IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. FORD ONLY WARRANTS THE HANDLE WHEN FIXED BY THEM FOR TWO YEAR. WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT 15 MONTHS AND IT BREAKS AGAIN. HERE GOES ANOTHER 216.00 PLASTIC PART INSIDE DOOR HANDLE BREAKS.

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STEERING

8/14/2017 - NORTH BELLMORE, NY
I WAS DRIVING IN MY 2012 FORD FUSION, ON A HIGHWAY IN NEW YORK STATE AND PULLED OVER AT A REST AREA FOR A SNACK. UPON RETURNING TO THE VEHICLE, I STARTED THE CAR AND WAS GIVEN A "POWER STEERING ASSIST FAULT" ERROR MESSAGE AND I HAD NO POWER STEERING. THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD HAVE DRIVEN THE CAR AND I'M THANKFUL THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN A FEW MINUTES EARLIER WHEN I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY IN TRAFFIC, IN THE RAIN. FORD HAS HAD A RECALL FOR THIS SAME ISSUE, BUT MY CAR IS NOT LISTED AND NOW IT WILL COST US $1,800 TO HAVE THIS COMMON PROBLEM FIXED BY REPLACING THE COMPUTER THAT HANDLES THE POWER STEERING. THE MECHANIC AT THE FORD DEALER LAUGHED IT OFF SAYING HE SEES IT ALL THE TIME. THE COMPUTER GOES IF YOU TURN HARD OR HIT A BUMP. FORD NEEDS TO OPEN UP THIS RECALL AND COVER THE REPLACEMENT OF THIS SYSTEM.

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AIR BAGS

8/11/2017 - PENSOCOLA, FL
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 FORD FUSION. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V024000 (AIR BAGS) HOWEVER, THE PART FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE CONTACT STATED THEIR AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT CONTACTED THE WORLD FORD OF PENSACOLA DEALER, LOCATED ON 6397 PENSACOLA BLVD PENSACOLA FL 32505, WHO INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE PART FOR THE RECALL REPAIR WAS UNAVAILABLE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 99,000. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS REMEDY NOT YET AVAILABLE.

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