really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
84,350 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace ABS hydraulic pump control assembly (2 reports)
  3. replace ABS valve body motor (2 reports)
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problem #8

Jul 162020

Fusion SEL 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles

Almost crashed many times. Same story, you see about it online and of course Ford won’t fix it.

- jackbett13, Thompson’s Station, US

problem #7

Apr 092019

Fusion SE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles

I cannot drive my Fusion because I cannot brake safely. It takes a long time to stop the car, and pumping brake only works for a short while. The pedal goes to the floor before slowing car enough to stop. My mechanic tried to replace master brake cylinder and bleed brake lines, but the problem did not stop. He researched further and found that our 2010 model is having the exact same problems as many others due to the faulty ABS hydraulic pump control assembly system - that can only be repaired at a Ford dealer, as it must be recalibrated there. The cost estimates are almost $2,000. This is just short of the value of the car itself!! This is so very unsafe, and should be a recall. It happened without warning. The brake parts were in good repair, and should not have failed!

- HEATHER C., Saint George, UT, US

problem #6

Jun 062018

Fusion EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 122,111 miles

When approaching a red light I almost got into an accident. I attempted to stop at the signal light and the brake pedal went straight to the floor (no warning light or sound) I pumped the brakes again 2 or 3 times and the car came to a slop. The Ford dealership ran a diagnostic test on the vehicle. The pads came back good, master cylinder passed, (no leaks), and the brake fluid level was good. However, the hydraulic ABS test failed.The vehicle has approximately 122,000 miles and is maintenance regularly. Recommendation from dealership was to replace hydraulic abs unit and retest. Cost to repair: $2312. Ford needs to recall this problem immediately before someone gets seriously injured or loss of life. I filed a complaint with the NHTSA. Again, no warning lights or sounds to alert you about this malfunction.

- Kimo K., Los Angeles, CA, US

problem #5

Apr 212017

Fusion ES 2.6L V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,000 miles

Tried to stop on the beltway after having the brakes bled the first time. Wow that was close. Ford needs to come out and clean about the problem with the ABS Module. Mechanic has had my car for a week trying to correct the problem (can't bleed air from the lines). Found the problem consulting a Ford tech. 3 more days to get the part then Ford has to program it. All for $400 or more have not receive the bill yet. A brake part should not be a dealer only part that needs programed. This is not your everyday backyard mechanic, this is a national. Lucky we were not hurt nor anybody else, but someone could of been killed with a part issue like this one, why was this part never on recall?

- edwinkunkle, Chester, MD, US

problem #4

May 202016

Fusion SE 2.5L 4 cyls

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles

Purchased a 2010 Ford Fusion from Tasca Ford in Cranston RI in June of 2014. 6 months later started having braking issues, soft pedal. I inspected all brakes and replaced the 4 rotors, 4 calipers and all pads. Could not get the brake system to bleed. Towed to a garage and they could not bleed the brakes either. Found out the HCU ABS motor was bad. A $1000 dealer only part. Plus the install charge.

- dynamwebz, Cranston, RI, US

problem #3

Apr 012015

Fusion SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

My brakes in the 2010 Fusion would go almost to the floor. I had at the dealer several times and they me told there was nothing they could do. Called FORD MOTOR CO. they chose not to help and referred me back to the dealer who looked at my car for 3 days and gave it back to me with the same problem, very low brake pedal. Long story short my daughter rear ended another car and totaled my car. The Fusions brake failed like I told them!!!!

- James W M., Dearborn, MI, US

problem #2

Feb 012015

Fusion SEL 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 74,565 miles

When reversing, brake pedal goes to floor and significantly reduced stopping time. Front and back pads and rotors are fairly new. Had an issue before where drivers side caliper froze and grinding onto the rotor. Had to get caliper rebuilt. After that brakes felt mushy and tried to stop quickly at a red light but just coasted into intersection. Mechanic bled lines which restored stopping time until now when reversing.

- froboyl, Calg, AB, Canada

problem #1

Aug 132014

Fusion SS 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,000 miles

I have a 2010 Ford Fusion and one day I stepped on the brakes and they went to the floor. Since I know that pumping the brakes will stop it that is what I did. I took it immediately down to a shop and they said that the brake fluid was empty. They flushed my brakes and put new fluid in; They were unable to find where the fluid leaked. The brakes were fine for about two weeks and then it happened again. Again, I took it to the shop and the brake fluid was fine.

I called my son, who is a mechanic but lives in the State of Washington. He told me sometimes brakes need to be reverse bled and to take it to a brake shop. So I took it to a brake shop and they checked it all over; emptied the brake fluid, flushed it again; refilled the brake fluid, checked my ABS, my pads, took out the master cylinder and said there were no leaks. It did not go to the floor for them. They could not find any problems with my car. I took it home and two days later the same thing happened. Since I do know how to drive it I'm able to use it. It goes to the floor all the time.

One day as I was taking off it went directly to the floor. Because I was in a place where there was no danger I just let it go without pumping the brakes. I kept going down and down until it hit the floor and then it stopped. There is a problem here. It could be the M/C but I have read about others having this problems and putting in a M/C and that not being the problem. I do not want the expensive of putting in a M/C if that is not the problem.

- Carol G., Antioch, CA, US