The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2012 Ford Fusion, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Electronic Throttle Body Malfunction

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE13003

    • Status:
      CLOSED
    • Date Opened: February 21, 2013
    • Date Closed: February 28, 2014
    • Recall: No recall issued

    Component(s): Engine

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Electric power steering failure

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE14030

    Component(s): Steering:Electric Power Assist System

    Summary: There is no summary currently available