2012 Ford Fusion - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2012 Ford Fusion

1,491 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 619 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags (224 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2012 Ford Fusion

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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 1491, and the age of the vehicle is 6, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 1491 / 296,093 / 6 * 1000 = 0.84.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Ford Fusion model year vehicles.

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
125
  2017
341
  2016
218
  2015
240
  2014
277
  2013
193
  2012
1

small car iamge 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 1,491 while the average number of problems reported for the 13 model years of the Ford Fusion is 1,070.

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

Model Year Number of Problems
  2018 Fusion
6
  2017 Fusion
115
  2016 Fusion
199
  2015 Fusion
239
  2014 Fusion
490
  2013 Fusion
990
  2012 Fusion
1,491
  2011 Fusion
2,252
  2010 Fusion
4,723
  2009 Fusion
692
  2008 Fusion
1,064
  2007 Fusion
954
  2006 Fusion
702


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