fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
88,650 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
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problem #5

Jul 092018

Fusion SE 4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 102,000 miles

I have had this car for over 5 years. The code that comes up refers to the throttle body, which frustrating that this issue is known and has been going on for some time for this fusion. I'm ticked because this is going to cost a fortune.

- Donna C., Hamilton, OH, US

problem #4

Nov 012017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles

I inherited this vehicle a little over a year ago. A few months after, driving home from work, the car shut off and the batter light and wrench light came on. I restarted the car and it was just fine however the wrench light stayed on for a few days and I noticed when I would drive, the car would jerk forward at times. This didn't happen again, although several several times the wrench light has come on and the check engine light only for a few days. Yesterday the car kept dying without warning with the same lights. This is dangerous and after all the research i have done, it sounds like the ETB is the issue. I do not know why Ford has not issued a recall. I have an appt at the dealership on Saturday to have this evaluated.

- Sara S., Sacramento, US

problem #3

Feb 012017

Fusion 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

I've been experiencing a sudden deceleration which apparently is NOT uncommon among Ford Fusion owners. I haven't taken it to the dealer because their repair costs have been so expensive in the past.

At the moment I am trying to schedule an appointment to have the throttle body replaced. Two weeks ago it was a water pump. In addition I have a warning light that stays on indicating that my tire pressure sensor is inoperable. Two years ago the floor panel below the engine came off while I was driving. It did this multiple times until the mechanic suggested that I remove it. It's just a noisy, whiny car and I just don't feel the love anymore! What really stinks is that I will have to pay to fix these issues before I can even dream of a trade-in or private sale. Seriously looking to replace the Fusion.

- Ami C., Prairieville, LA, US

problem #2

Jul 252016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles

While sitting at a stop light the car just cut off. Restarted and when light changed the car had trouble going again. It felt like it was having trouble getting gas. I made an appt at my local dealer and they told me it would be $120.00 to run a diagnostic to see what the problem was. I didn't want to spend the money so I left but on the way to work it cut off on me while it was running so I went back and on the way back it shut off again while I was driving This is not good but will see if they fix it and waive the $120.00 for the diagnostic. But overall it's been a good car. I'm just glad I wasn't on the interstate when it cut off on me.

- jeanieva, Glen Allen, VA, US

problem #1

Sep 112015

Fusion SE/SEL V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,128 miles

I was driving the speed limit on a 50 km/h residential street, listening to my Sirius radio, on my way to pick up my daughter. When I stopped the car for a stop sign, it completely shut off. I turned on my hazard flashers, waited a moment, trying to figure out what to do next, and then tried to start the car again. It started just fine...but my Sirius radio gave me the message that the channel was not authorized. This was not a surprise, since I had cancelled my Sirius subscription about a month earlier, and was waiting for them to cut off the service.

I contend that when Sirius shut off their service to my car, it somehow shut down the car's engine, as well. Of course, Sirius denies any responsibility, but I'm not convinced. If this had happened 15 minutes later, when we were driving on our major 417 highway, there could have been a serious accident.

This episode was brought to the attention of Ford Canada in an email, a few days after the response from Sirius. To date, there has been nothing back from Ford.

Prior to owning my Ford, I had a 2001 Acura TL. It was one of the Acuras with a faulty transmission, and it shut down while I was doing 120 km/hr on a major highway. Luckily, I was able to get the car off to the side of the highway, but there could have been a tragic ending. The replacement transmission also failed, but I was able to get it to the dealer because I knew the symptoms. Three transmissions in the Acura...wow.

If Ford is trying to cover up a serious issue because of a major commitment to Sirius, they are going to pay dearly. GM, Toyota, and now VW...is Ford the next company to be called out for trying to hide this one?

- Roger P., Ottawa, ON, Canada