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.
2010 fusion SE automatic 2.5l 4cylinder
31 mpg combined. Bought the car used in 2010 with 20,000 miles for $13,000 vehicle now has 70,000 miles. I have had no problems with this vehicle to date. I drive 70 miles everyday about 30% city 70% highway and get 31 mpg very happy with the car fun to drive
and economical. Oil change every 7k miles with full synthetic oil. have not changed spark plugs. Right break light went out $10 to fix. have taken several trips from DallasTX to EL Paso Tx 600 mile trip got 41 mpg vehicle not even rated to get 40 mpg exceeded my expectations was hesitant due to reading reviews about transmission have not had such problem.
Bought 2010 Ford fusion in 2011 with 12K miles. It is now 2016 and vehicleh has 167,262 miles on it running strong no check engine light. Oil changes every 7,000 miles (save $) spark plugs not required to be changed until 90K miles (saved $) break pads not changed until 130K yes! 130,000 miles still had plenty of life to them only changed them because I had bought everything already. Getting 29 avg mpg and 32 on the highway. Not all is perfect 1 tire air pressure sensor went out at 80k chose not to fix it. Valve cover seal replaced at 120k cost me $60 and 45 minutes of my time. 87 octane fuel (cheapest $) my Ford fusion is what I need. I also drained&filled transmission fluid at 100K &150k. A/C still perfectly cold for this Texas heat. I forgot to mention the "check fuel inlet" message common problem fixed it by cleaning area and placing a $15 gasoline locking cap. **UPDATE** fusion now has 178,000 miles on her have taken her on several trips 700 each way without problems or hesitation. I changed the coolant fluid and thermostat at 168,000 (drain and fill, 1st distilled water no thermostat 2nd time actual coolant/antifreeze/thermostat), I once more changed the transmission fluid at 175,000 (drain and fill x2) I had the "limp mode" a red wrench warning light come on at 171,000 miles ( loss of power while driving, pulled over stopped,turn vehicle of, back on, vehicle back to normal and drove it home. I was aware of the recall and new what it was immediately. I called dealerships and scheduled the recall for the throttle body. I was saving the recall mail in the glovebox and took it to dealer to get it fixed ( throttle body replaced ) $0 cost to me :). MPG has gone down to 27 mpg highway combined 25, so I changed spark plugs. I also replace the cabin air filter every 30k miles. At 178K one of the 2 rear license plate light bulbs went out I replaced both. Car has never been garaged and sits outside all day/night in texas heat paint has been fading/clear coat peeling on hood. I still believe this is the best car I have owned and that I got my moneys worth. Engine not smoking, a/c really cold, I've never done an alignment (drives straight) I drive it about 300-400 miles a week. Preventive Maintenance! Preventive Maintenance!
We had a 2010 Fusion (37K miles) serviced for this throttle bottle issue last week. Our mechanic friend, who works for a Lexus dealer, was not able to diagnose or replicate the issue. We finally took it to a Ford dealer and were pleased to learn that there is a brand new warranty extension program that covers this repair. We were told it would have been a $700 repair. Hope this helps someone!
Don't get me wrong, I like my fusion. Especially as far as the sporty yet conservative look to it. The ride is very smooth and quiet, much more like a luxurious ride than expected!!! Unfortunatley, as MANY have previously mentioned, THE THROTTLE BODY!!! Apparently this year and model have a HUGE problem with this. And it's about $415 to fix..not cheap. And as others have stated its very scary when it goes off and EXTREMELY dangerous...but for some reason ford doesn't want to recall it?!?! The throttle body is the only major repair I've had to do on it so far. The check engine light comes on a lot and the transmission seems very unpredictable.