2012 Ford Fusion Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2012 Ford Fusion
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2012 Ford Fusion Problems
The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may correct the problem. As the mileage increases, internal transmission damage can occur. Repairs could involve replacement of the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Whenever major transmission repairs are made, it is important to be sure the PCM and the TCM have the latest software updates to help prevent these issues from reoccurring.
Squeaks and creaks heard while driving over bumps and turning can be caused be a couple common sources and should be carefully diagnosed. Possible weld issues on the lower control arms can cause the noise concerns and require repair kits for the lower control arms from Ford. A jounce bumper (bump stop) rubbing against dry strut plate can cause an abrasion noise from the strut area. In this case the strut assembly should be disassembled to lubricate the jounce bumper and then reinstalled.
If the transmission oil leaks out of left side half shaft area, it may be from a worn axle shaft seal. The seal can be damaged by a poor surface finish on the axle shaft. The axle shaft and seal should be replaced to correct the problem.
2012 Ford Fusion Questions
While accelerating, at the point I'm expecting a shift, it seems to start shifting but it takes a second or two to actually complete the shift. That's what I mean by "slow to shift". The engine continues to rev and I feel like it's not good for the engine.
I notice it m...
I pulled into a Shell stattion to take a little break from work. I drive the Fusion approx. 330 miles per week over a two day period from Michigan to Illinois and back. 90% of the time the vehicle stays in my garage on my off days.
Anyway, I pared in the Shell's parking lot, took a mind...
2012 Ford Fusion Recalls
The steering motor sensor may fail, resulting in loss of power steering assist from the electric power steering system. Dealers will check the power steering control module (PSCM) for any trouble codes and replace the steering gear for vehicles that have codes relevant to the concern stored. If no codes are found, dealers will update the PSCM software free of charge to resolve the concern.