2012 Ford Fusion - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2012 Ford Fusion

1,408 problems have been reported for the 2012 Ford Fusion.
The following chart shows the 21 most common problems for 2012 Ford Fusion.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's steering
with 590 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
(199 problems).

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2012 Ford Fusion in the United States are 296,093 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Ford Fusion owners in the last 6 years is 1408, and the age of the vehicle is 6, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2012 Ford Fusion in 2012.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

65

2017

322

2016

215

2015

240

2014

277

2013

193

2012

1

Compare the 2012 Ford Fusion with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Ford Fusion,
the following table can be used to compare the 2012 Ford Fusion
with the Ford Fusion from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2012 Fusion is 1,408
while the average number of problems reported for the 13 model years of the Ford Fusion is 1,022.

Table 3. Compare the 2012 Ford Fusion with other model years