Car in shop several times due to transmission slippage that always has to be adjusted. Shifting from reverse to drive causes a big jerk..and the latest is intermittent battery dying - dealer says battery bad and replaced for $200.00! ...First time owning ford and not happy with it at all! All reviews seem to be consistent and Ford not doing anything but raping pockets! Last one for me! Here I come Chevrolet and may be consider Honda - also the head rest and seat is poorly designed.
I come on here to see if the problems I'm having were just my bad luck. It turns out that I'm not.I bought a Fusion SE 2.5 auto used in 2011 with 10000 miles on it two weeks after I bought it the master cylinder went out. Then two months later the trans went out the control unit and valve body were the problem. A month after that the power steering hose blew. Three weeks after that the ac quit. About a week ago the alternator went out. All this and the car only has 35000 miles on it. trust me this car is a crappy car. I hope my review will keep at least one person for buying this car.
This is the worst car I have ever had. We bought a 2010 used and it had no apparent problems. A month later the throttle body needed replaced. Then we fixed that and the o2 sensors are out so we get 18 mpg. and now the power steering is out, and it has already cost 114 to reset the code because it's hydraulic and It broke the day after fixing it with the same power steering problem, and now ford is charging 1070 to fix it. This car is junk. The throttle body and power steering are problems that are a big problem for this vehicle, yet no recall has been made. wish i had known that its such a common problem!! Do not buy if you want a safe and reliable car. i will not put my 3 month old in this
I purchased this car in September with 55K miles on it (SE fully loaded, Auto Trans.). I fell in love with the SYNC system, moonroof, and general level of comfort and build quality in the interior. About a month after purchase however, this car showed its true colors. It has had the stalling issue fixed twice, and still has intermittent issues. On left turns it makes a loud grinding noise, and on heavy acceleration the engine knocks. The rear quarter panel comes loose at high speeds and the headlights fog worse than london. I had to take out an extended warranty from my credit union in hopes of not being wiped clean financially because of this junk pile, hopefully it will get better.
Seems to be an ongoing issues for many. My 2010 fusion has 26K miles and at random times will lose power while driving down the highway. I push on gas pedal, and nothing happens. First two times no engine light came on. I coast over to side of highway and put the car in park, it shakes very bad. Then I turn the car off. I restart the car and is fine. This has happened 4 times now, so car is in shop. They think it is Throttle Body. Ford Dealer says, there is no re-call since they don't have that many complaints. This can be a very dangerous outcome waiting to happen. I just want to get the word out to others to be aware of this.
I-4 SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)I-4 SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Options on test vehicle
Rapid Spec 302A ($2,740 -- includes blind spot information system with cross traffic alert, rearview-mirror-mounted back-up camera, power moonroof, 12-speaker Sony sound system with six-CD changer); 3.0-Liter Duratec V6 Engine ($1,610); 18-Inch Machined Aluminum Wheels With Painted Pockets ($295 -- includes 18-by-7.5-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, P225/45R18 V-rated performance tires and sport tuned suspension).
2,967cc (152 cu-in)
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
240 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
223 @ 4,300
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I=4.584:1; II=2.964:1; III=1.912:1; IV=1.446:1; V: 1.000:1; VI: 0.746:1; Final Drive=3.59:1
Dead consistent regardless of technique or traction control. Leaves the line with barely a chirp from the tires and rails rapidly through 1st and 2nd gear. Needs two shifts to get to 60 but does so pretty quick. Engine sounds and feels good at high rpm. Quick shifts at redline.
Respectable brake feel even with some fade. Tracks straight with max ABS. Good body control (little dive).
Skid pad: Non-defeatable stability control (only traction control turns off). Springy steering with vague info. Subtle ESP intrusion starting with singular brake application that bleeds into throttle closing. Slalom: Decent turn-in characteristics, but not much feel from the wheel. Decent grip and some welcome roll stiffness. Not bad, but not benchmark either.