The Ford Fusion is agile and satisfying to drive, with a sporty feel. Its V6 engine and automatic transmission make for a smooth and responsive powertrain, the four-cylinder option is a bit coarse however. Additionally, Fusion's interior is well made and space is generous.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2009 Ford Fusion owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"An ABS module malfunction (don't remember which) resulted in ABS warning light coming on. Cost more than $900 to repair"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford Fusion S 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS light came on. Took to service center. Mechanic said the breaks worked fine but ABS was not operational. Made appointment to Fix ABS. Took car in. Mechanic fixed ABS"

Anonymous, WI (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace the control box for the braking system, 1700 dollars"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"I have had an ABS failure. The pedal went to the floor and the light stayed on. The dealer could find nothing wrong. I believe he reset the ABS module or cleaned the wheel sensors, they said they did not. No TBS on this issue. I believe Ford has a serious problem. I have talked to other Fusion owners who have had the same issue"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The ABS module has malfunctioned, and the warning light is on. Repair estimate is $1,000, so I have elected to not fix"

Paul D., SC (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS was used while sliding down ice hill. After activation stopping was severely diminished. See Federal Highway safety investigation opened December 2016"

Anonymous, NC (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The abs light came on was told that would have to replace pump and would be well over 1000 dollars for just part"

Richard B., TX (2009 Ford Fusion S 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The ABS system has failed. Then in turn the brakes did not work. Ford will not fix it for free. The only alternative is to disable the system then the brakes work fine. This is an electrical issue. It happened 3x before we discovered the cause"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The hydraulic pump stopped working and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, GA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"abs LIGHT stayed on-dealer had to replace shaft-front axle, sensor asy"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Many reported problems with brakes that Ford refuses to acknowledge or fix or recall. Brake pedal goes to floor occasionally."

Anonymous, NY (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Calipers

"calipers not releasing pressure causing premature wear"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"bad design ,they freeze up to often and have to be replaced to often"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Ford Fusion S 3.0-L V6)

"Rear caliper stuck, caused brake wear"

P M., MA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers froze. Had to replace rotors, pads, etc"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"Break failure due to manufacture defect Switches to stop the break fluid."

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"needed new rotors"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion SE)

"The rear brake rotors and pads had to be replaced because they were less than the state requirement. Virginia requires a state inspection of cars and trucks every months months."

Martin J., VA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)
Parking brake

"does not fully release"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Both front and rear brakes have needed to be changed every 9 months. This cannot be just from aggressive driving or poor brake choice."

Anonymous, OH (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"Early brake wear on rear brakes"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"Needed rear brakes replaced at 25000 miles. We have driven Fords for 40+ years and never needed brake replacement before 50000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"We seem to have had many brakes repairs in the 6 yrs we've owned it . Approx 5 brakes and 3 times rotors and once the drums"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear brakes wore prematurely and had to be replaced at approximately 66,000 miles. The rotors were damages and the repairs cost me over $300 at the dealer"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)
Rotors

"rotors very unevenly worn"

Jonathan L., MS (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes and Rotors are now procured almost exclusively from China by all car manufacturers. They cannot be be machined as in the past and do not last as long"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"front rotors caused excessive vibration when braking; rotors badly rusted and had to be cut off"

Gregory S., MA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Bushings

"Suspension bushings are worn out which is not surprising at 9 years. The surprise is needing to change the suspension components because the bushings can't be replaced. The dealer wants $1500 just for the front end."

Anonymous, NV (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Rough ride - recommended replacement is 80000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"Lower control arms require replacement"

Andy G., TX (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"Front shocks were leaking. Replaced shocks as well as springs on front"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The struts had to be replaces and the cost exceeded ten thousand dollars for the replacement, five thousand for the first iteration and again five thousand for the second. The car hasn't had any other major problems, but I am not happy about the cost of those suspension elements, that is an excessive cost for a car that has been cared for by the dealer that it was purchased from, and although I was generally happy with their service I am not happy with the fact that those struts were as costly as it happened to be to replace them."

Terry S., CA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Must use motorcraft parts for any of these issues or car will not drive the same."

Forrest G., GA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The rack had to be replaced at about 65,000 miles, which I consider to be very much premature"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"I'm not concerned. We live on a windy road and have a steep driveway. When cars get old, steering components wear due to the former, and motor mounts and transmission mounts wear due to the latter. The car handles beautifully and has been quite satisfactory"

Michelle D., CA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"Car failed Missouri state safety inspection due to bad inner tie rod end"

Steven R., MO (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Bad wheel bearings"

Anonymous, TX (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The passenger side rear wheel bearing needed replacement"

Ken B., CA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Exhaust leak required repair. Declined $1000 repair, $500 repair addressed problem, but leak may be reappearing."

Seth J., OH (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"I received a letter from Ford in March 2017 the passenger side airbag may be defective and they would replace it when they received the part. I contacted Ford in April 2018 to inquire about the replacement. They said the replacement airbags was expected in the 2nd quarter of 2018. They offered me a loaner so I would not have to drive my car. My Fusion is currently sitting at the dealer and they gave me a rental to use."

Anonymous, VA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"air bag recall not fixed yet"

Forrest G., GA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"confusing and does not seem to provide useful info"

C W., VA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"The airbags were recalled and needed to be replaced by Ford."

Katherine K., CA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"factory recall"

Douglas A., WI (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It appears to be a loose connection under the driver's seat as the air bag intermittently comes on when the driver's seat is moved forward and backward."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"The passenger side airbag was replaced due to a recall. My wife and I did not want to drive the car unless the airbag was replaced. Ford Motor Company paid for a rental car. Initially the rental car was a Focus because the rental agency (Enterprise) did not have a Fusion. It was upgraded to a Fusion about a month later. The part of the process I did not like was having to leave my car with the dealer for about 6 months. It was parked and never moved during that time. I stopped by the dealer once a month to check on the car. I also called Ford Motor Company each month for an update of when the replaced airbag might be available. Initially I was told it would be available during the 2nd quarter of 2018. After June 2018 it was month to month, but they told me the cars that were before mine on the priority list. The delay was due to the slow manufacturing of the new airbags."

Martin J., VA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"It took over a year to get airbag replaced! my local dealer lied about lack of parts,went to another dealer 20 miles away,they fixed it in two days!"

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Noise. Deterioration of metal resulting in holes. Also resonator was replaced."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup sensors went out. Dealer pretty much said it was electrical and would cost around $1,000 to fix"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"CD player stopped working. I removed it."

Fred N., GA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"The 6 CD player gives a lot of "load error" messages"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"It won't take more than 1 disc in the 6-CD system, and a single CD can get stuck - will not eject"

Dean R., NY (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After changing dead battery, CD changer shows load error when trying to load CD, makes noise when starting car"

Adam B., DE (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"With parking or headlights turned on, the display is dimmed to a barely readable level"

Dean R., NY (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Screen did not actually go blank but did give erronous readings"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The satellite converter quit. Had to go to 2 dealers to fix."

Anonymous, NE (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

"The volume button actually changes the radio stations instead"

Anonymous, IL (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Clock

"The clock light went out and the dealer tells me the only way to fix it is to replace the radio for $500+. I doubt that and haven't fixed it"

John G., OH (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Rear left tail light has burned out repeatedly"

Michele R., PA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"My brake switch went bad, but I didn't immediately know that was the issue. I had been driving for a few days with no brake lights without knowing it. Was having trouble shifting out of park with the brake depressed. I Googled it and figured out it was the brake switch, then took it in to be fixed. It cost $300+ at the dealership."

Anonymous, IA (2009 Ford Fusion S 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Dash lights and digital displays dim or go off unexpectedly but eventually return to normal. Occurs in sub zero weather"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Headlights

"Headlights were trouble-free until a few years ago. Both burn out incidents were with the driver side lamps. I think that both involved the low beam. PepBoys had a sale on H11 Sylvania bulbs and I sought the service department there to replace the bulb. After some time, the service manager told me it would involve removing the front end of car and cost much more than the price of the bulb. I declined their offer to do the replacement. I then went to the dealer from which I had purchased the car and conferred with a manager of the QuickLane. He asked a fellow with whom he was speaking to change out the bulb, which he did in a few minute. Unfortunately I didn't get to watch how he made the change over. When the headlight blew recently, I purchased a new bulb and watched several YouTube videos on how to do the removal and replacement. Although it took me more like 30+ minutes to complete I did not have to remove the front end of the car to do it. ??"

Anonymous, MD (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"drivers seat no longer heats - dealer wants $ 650 to fix - declined"

Anonymous, CA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"The driver's side seat heaters went out. It will cost $500+ to fix"

John G., OH (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Interior lights

"A dash light that illuminates the analog clock in the middle of the dashboard stopped working. What I was told by a dealer service person was that the bulb was particularly expensive and that the replacement would be costly because the bulb was behind a cover plate that had to be carefully removed to change the bulb. It's very annoying not to be able to see the time at night even if I turn on the interior lights. I'm more than a little wary to try what I've seen on YouTube to effect this repair and have lived without the clock light annoying as it is."

Anonymous, MD (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Internal door handle stopped working, it was the only thing excluded on the factory warranty."

Anonymous, MN (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior drivers side door handle broke."

Anonymous, MO (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"Inside door handle broke"

James C., CA (2009 Ford Fusion S 3.0-L V6)
Locks and latches

"Driver's side interior door handle broke"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"Unable to open driver door from inside"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Mirrors

"Had to replace the plastic part"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Trunk lid would not stay in upright position"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

"It is extremely loud"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"Engine light went on. Dealer diagnosed as a failure of the cooling fan in the engine. Fan replaced. All's well"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Overheating

"Coolant dumped due to break in a line. Cylinder deactivation kicked in, I stopped quickly, had the car towed, and in the 11 months or so since, no problems have surfaced. Thank God and Ford for cylinder deactivation, which is quite obvious on a 4-cylinder and saved the engine."

William R., GA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Radiator

"The coolant intake into the engine block failed and the engine lost all coolant"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Ford Fusion S 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Thermostat

"The thermostat has failed. It's located behind the right front wheel and requires about 3 book hours to replace. The part is under $40. As I live in a hot climate I have not bothered to replace it."

Anonymous, NV (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"Water pump internal plastic parts had come apart and was leaking. Also replaced leaking thermostat and sensor. Now the cooling motor is very loud and I am told by the Ford service dept that this is normal. However, it was not loud before the repair"

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"It sounded just like it was a diesel. Corrected problem before major problem accord."

Gary V., IL (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"trim box around passenger air bag coming loose. had repaired once but same problem"

James C., CA (2009 Ford Fusion S 3.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The clear coat layer of the hood is starting to chip and peel. Severe discoloration apparent in places where clear coat has already worn off"

Anonymous, KS (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a random spot on my trunk lid that has begun to lose its paint. It's not on the top or any place that sticks out where it could have been chipped. It is on the inset that holds the license plate, but about six inches from the plate"

Robert P., TX (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Floor Rusted through in one place."

Gregory S., MA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"Premature spidering on roof x5 spots. Peelling paint at front of hood. Rust on rear window runner. Rush under rear Ford emplbem on trunk. Rush on top near front window x2"

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"Rear wheel wells both show surface rust and chips due to pebbles while driving on back roads"

Anonymous, VT (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"stopped working. being repaires"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"Senors that controls the temp Right after warranty $690 to repair $12 senor No Quality"

Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"car will not get as cold as it used too."

Forrest G., GA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Fan stopped working. Lost all defrost, ac, heat."

Anonymous, VT (2009 Ford Fusion S 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"The auto temp setup failed in cold weather"

Anonymous, OH (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Transmission lines running to the radiator rusted out and leaked on driveway."

Anonymous, QC (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"transmission fluid lines rotted and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"leaking fluid from half shaft"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Had leaking oil cooler line replaced, then had to replace radiator because it was cracked at oil line junction"

Daniel T., MI (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"After the car warranty expired. I spoke to customer service and ford and we split the cost of the repair.A fair compromise but I would have preferred that Ford cover it all"

Anonymous, NY (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"water coming in passenger side near AC unit-Had the dealer do a reseal of the area and no further problems so far."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Water Pump had to be replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"a belt squeak, dealer told us it's ok, but getting louder. NOTHING else has gone wrong with this car!"

Drew M., OH (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

"Door panels rattle on bumpy roads"

Anonymous, OK (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"vibration from rear wheel driveshaft related to ford tsb"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"Wheel bearings on drive wheels failed. Repair was straightforward, but cost more than $2,000"

Matthew B., WI (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"same as 4wd problem"

Anonymous, MA (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"driveshaft to rear wheels binding in steady bearing. replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, NS (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Replace PCM"

Andy G., TX (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

"At just under 60,000 miles (59,200) the engine computer began to fail and would shut down the car while driving. Finally wouldn't start at all replacement was $1,200"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"At 63K miles the 6 cyl engine developed an oil pan and a timing cover leak. Ten hours labor and $1,750 at dealer"

Edward G., CA (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

"Rear Main Oil Seal"

Walter H., ON (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Electronic ignition

"engine control module needed replacement"

Douglas A., WI (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"Ignition switch, Electronic Throttle Body, and the Powertrain Control Module failed and were replaced. Car towed three times because of the failures"

Richard G., MD (2009 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Dealer installed a faulty spark plug when changing all of the plugs. Engine sputtered and stalled. Dealer fixed the problem with no cost to me"

Richard B., ON (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Fuel injection system

"Lost all power while driving 100 km per hour"

Jim S., ON (2009 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Computer system for emissions failed requiring towing to dealer and replacement. It was covered under the vehicle emissions warranty"

Charles K., FL (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Head gasket

"Leaking oil, took two times in garage to diagnose head gasket replacement."

Anonymous, CT (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Internal part breakage caused seal to rupture causing the transmission to fail"

Steven R., MO (2009 Ford Fusion SE 2.3-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Dec 18 2019
If the valves do not properly close, additional brake pedal travel may be required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2006-2010 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ vehicles. The valves within the ABS Hydraulic Control Units (HCU) may react with brake fluids containing specific corrosion preventative additives. This reaction may cause the valves to not close properly.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will flush the brake system with DOT 4 fluid and install a new brake fluid reservoir cap. In addition, the HCU will be tested to detect a possible stuck valve condition, replacing the HCU as necessary. All services will be performed free of charge. Owners will be notified of the safety risk with an interim letter on January 13, 2020. A second notice will be sent once parts are available, expected to be in late November, 2020. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S54.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V904000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 600166
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 11 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013 Ford Mustang vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Additionally, Ford is recalling certain 2010 Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang and Ranger, Lincoln MKX and Zephyr/MKZ, and Mercury Milan vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Ford is also recalling certain 2009 Ford Edge, Fusion, Mustang and Ranger, Lincoln MKX and Zephyr/MKZ, and Mercury Milan vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S01.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V046000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 327796
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 10 2017
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2012 Ford Fusion and Mustang and Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain 2009 Ford Ranger, Edge, Fusion and Mustang, Lincoln MKX, MKZ and Zephyr and Mercury Milan vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" or "Zone B" above, Ford is recalling certain 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Lincoln Zephyr and MKZ, 2005-2008 Ford Mustang and 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners of the recall and that parts are not yet available began mailing March 1, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S01.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V024000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 654695
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
May 31 2016
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Ford Ranger vehicles, 2006-2011 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2007-2010 Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles, and 2005-2011 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Ford is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Ford Ranger, Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles, 2006-2008 Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan and Lincoln Zephyr/MKZ vehicles, 2005-2006 Ford GT vehicles and 2005-2008 Ford Mustang vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Any vehicle not included in "Zone A", or "Zone B" is not included in the safety recall. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator, free of charge. Ford mailed interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available on July 15, 2016. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S01.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V384000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1892343
EQUIPMENT
May 29 2014
The floor mat could shift such that it could interfere with the accelerator pedal, preventing its return to an idle position, which could result in unintended vehicle speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain all weather driver side accessory floor mats sold for use in model year 2006-2011 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan, 2006 Lincoln Zephyr, and 2007-2011 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured November 9, 2007, through October 31, 2010. The affected floor mats may move and possibly interfere with the accelerator pedal.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install new replacement mats, free of charge. The recall began in July 2014. Owners may contact Ford's customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S07. NOTE: Vehicles built after October 31, 2010, while potentially equipped with the same floor mats, are equipped with a Brake Over Accelerator (BOA) feature that prevents simultaneous accelerator and brake application, allowing the vehicle to be safely stopped by pressing firmly and steadily on the brake pedal.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14E028000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 82579
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