This Fusion was recalled for the faulty transmission switch and was repaired. My Wife bought this car without me driving it first I wish I had. Here are issues I have with a Ford Fusion The design of the car seems to based on looks rather than functionality. The windshield is enormous while the seat height sits low in the car. This car has a black gauge cluster you can’t see while driving in daytime. Sun glare makes it invisible that’s a major annoyance. The Fusion seems to fight its way to steer straight down the road and into every groove. Understeer is so ridiculous you have to muscle the car into every turn. The driver side window control runs the window all the way down with one touch, not sure why, U turning takes a lot of ground too. Shutting the trunk lid seems to require a solid slam to engage the lock. Computer electronics don’t do anything for me but they seem to give mileage and fuel numbers, distance. I recommend to not buy a Fusion just on the under steering alone and the black gauge cluster are a complete design failure.
In my opinion, the 2010 Ford Fusion is hands-down the best mid-sized sedan in it's price range. The 3.0L V6 provides plenty of power yet gives you an honest 25mpg combined city/freeway. Handling is excellent: it is very stable under all conditions, making you safe and confident. It is a fun car to drive. Very quiet: one could nearly hold a conversation whispering at 70mph on a good road surface. With 104,000 miles, the only failure was the throttle-body which was fixed at no cost by Ford. Excellent reliability! After 8 years I still find the body style appealing... Nice design inside and out. She's a keeper for sure! Highly recommend.
The 2010 Ford Fusion SE has been fairly dependable basic transportation with 3 major set backs. First was the throttle body recall which I had repaired and paid for the just before receiving a recall notice. Long story short the dealer refunded payment after a few weeks of haggling. Next was gas tank vapor system recall. Dealer inspected and system was not defective. Less than a year later system fails and dealer refused to cover under recall citing recall was inspected and confirmed satisfactory. The part fails after inspection so after contacting Ford they approved repair under recall. Last issue was the computer failed. Again argued case with dealer and Ford and succeeded in repair being covered under envision system warranty since the oxygen sensor was the cause of failure.
I purchased my 2010 Ford Fusion SEL in 2011 and had the car until 2017. I loved driving this car, it handles well, smooth and quiet ride. The car was equipped with heated leather seats, sun/moon roof, microsoft sync, etc. It was a great car to drive. I usually purchase a one yr old car and then plan on driving it for 9 years. Once the car gets to be around 10-11 yrs old I purchase another slighted used 1 yr old car. I planned on having this car until 2020, unfortunately the repairs in the last 3 years (2015 and 2017) have been terrible. Realize I'm a 56 single women who drives mostly around town and I rarely have anyone else in the car. Therefore the car is not abused. First thing was the driver's side tail light, it needed to be replaced 3 times in 3 months in 2015. After the 3 time they replaced the entire housing at the tune of $475. Then in 2016 the horn quit working -- to fix this including labor (they needed to take out the air bag to get to it) cost $550... and then in 2016 the driver's side door handle from the inside didn't work - I had to roll down the window, open the door from the outside to get out of the car :-( ... so I went back and to repair/replace a broken part another $575. Then in 2017 the power steering assist light went on and after taking it to the dealer they told me it would cost $1600 to fix -- holy tamoly. After researching and realizing the car (excellent condition) blue book valued at $5500 I decided it was time to trade it in. So I only got 6 years out of it. The reliability and repairs for this car was unfortunately terrible. If you are thinking about purchasing a used Ford Fusion you might want to do more research.