pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
92,450 miles
Total Complaints:
8 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace throttle body (4 reports)
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problem #8

Jun 112016

Fusion SE 3.2L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 122,000 miles

I purchased a 2010 Ford Fusion in 2014. I am the 2nd owner of the vehicle. This is the first time I have ever purchased a Ford and it will probably be my last. Since I purchased this car I have had a number of issues such as bad calipers and now the Electronic Throttle Body. I know there can be issues with other car models and makes but I am totally against Ford cars at this point. There has been several complaints regarding the ETB in several of the Ford Vehicles and the Ford Fusion 2010 was included in the problem. However, Ford never did a recall on this issue and only offered a customer satisfaction program that was only to appease certain VIN numbers ,which is totally unfair to other owners of the Ford Fusion. I hope that other owners of the Ford Fusion have had better lucked than I have. I am really disappointed with Ford. I think I will go back to Toyota's.

- evcabiness, Axton, VA, US

problem #7

May 242016

Fusion SEL 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,000 miles

The throttle body on my 2010 Ford Fusion was part of the 2014 Ford recall. I had it replaced in June 2014. The problem returned May 24, 2016 and was diagnosed by the Ford dealer as the throttle body needed replaced AGAIN. Thank goodness for the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty. I've been very disappointed with this car - power train failure within first 2 years and two recalls in 6 years!

- elintx, Spring, TX, US

problem #6

Apr 242015

Fusion SE 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,540 miles

Driving in to work the wrench light came on and the car started running rough. I shut it off and when I restarted it the light when off. I took it to the Ford dealer I had purchased it from (they had also done all the maintenance on it) and they said no code appeared, but it could be the purge valve or fuel pump. Since that was a guess and was $800+, I didn't have that done. My question is, if this is a common problem why didn't they know anything about it? Did they really not know about it from 2 years previous? Shakes my faith in the manufacturer trained mechanics. I did pay them $100 to hook it up to their "diagnostic" machine - that was certainly money well spent.

- Michael S., Saint Paul, MN, US

problem #5

May 152014

Fusion SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Car looses power every block and wrench light comes on. Took to dealership and they say throttle body needs replacing. However they say they update the cars computer to better work with throttle body. 6 months later problem came back and worse. Can't go one block from without light coming on. Annoyed and I almost got into an accident too many times because the car jerks and takes off on its own and won't take off at other times. Horrible. Going to dealership this week.

- demarlche, New York, NY, US

problem #4

Jul 042015

Fusion SE 2,5

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles

Similar to others with this concern / problem. Once engine stalled at red light. Engine restarted right away.

- Jack E., Everett, WA, US

problem #3

Aug 042015

Fusion LS 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,300 miles

Driving car on the street at slow speed, when all of a sudden it stalls on me again and cuts off right in the middle of the road. I spoke to Ford company about the throttle body recall but because my car is over the mileage, I did not get any help. Which I feel is unfair due to the fact I have only owned the car for 1 month and knew nothing of the recall they had on this vehicle. I am unable to drive on the highway for long periods of time or use my air conditioner. I never know when the car is going to cut off on me now. Which is very dangerous for me and my children.

- sroper, Cincinnati, OH, US

problem #2

Jun 252012

Fusion ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,719 miles

while driving car jumps and wrench comes on cant give it gas, pulled over restarted the car wrench went off car ran fine for a while. i took it to ford dealership they checked it said it was throttle body but not covered under warranty. charged me $80.00 to tell me that was what it was. not at all happy about this ive only had this car for less than a year its already messed up. and i think ford should have to fix this problem. it could cause some serious accidents if this happens in traffic. my husband says that someone will get killed or seriously injured before anything gets done. please dont buy a fusion and dont expect the service dept to fix it. when you get a new car you dont expect it to be sitting on the side of the road.

- knix9123, rome, GA, US

problem #1

Aug 142013


  • Automatic transmission
  • 130,000 miles

I was yeilding to traffic, luckly NOT on a main highway when suddenly my car started trembling very roughly and the wrench light appeared. I had to turn the engine off in the middle of the road and restart. I have two kids in the back seat might I add. This kept reoccuring until I finally made it home. Once home I hooked up the code reader and it read throttle stuck open. After researching this problem, I came to realize that this is a reoccuring problem for many many people. Over 150 pages alone on the exact same complaint. Sounds to me like a defected throttle body which should be recalled! Would would have happened if I was on the hightway going 100mph with my children in the backseat and this would have happened? This problem has been investigated in the past yet still no recall. I guess ford will only start caring when people actually start dieing over there screw up. Nice to see that they truely care about the safety of their customers! Never again ford, never again!

- bobbieb, Edmonton, Alberta, canada