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The Fusion ranks among the better family sedans of its time. The 2010 update is extensive and rectifies the road noise and turning circle shortcomings of the original car. The V6 engine is still responsive and gets good fuel economy. Ride and handling remain competent and stability control is now standard. Interior fit and finish has improved. Rear-seat room is acceptable but falls a bit short compared with the competition.
Alerts
There are 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2009. Side and head protection air bags available, standard from 2007. ESC available in 2009, standard from 2010.
Road Test

The Fusion ranks among the better family sedans of its time. The 2010 update is extensive and rectifies the road noise and turning circle shortcomings of the original car. The V6 engine is still responsive and gets good fuel economy. Ride and handling remain competent and stability control is now standard. Interior fit and finish has improved. Rear-seat room is acceptable but falls a bit short compared with the competition.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 2.5-liter 4 hybrid (191 hp)
  • 2.5-liter 4 (175 hp)
  • 3-liter V6 (240 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (263 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 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)

“The HCU (Hydraulic Control Unit ) failed. It caused intermittent soft pedal. It was a repair that cost over $1000. For a car with less than 60,000 miles I thought this was premature. Ford will apparently not offer a recall”

Daniel M., IL (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“replaced wheel sensor”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Calipers

“sezed up”

Maurice M., WI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“R rear caliper froze when cold. Premature break wear”

William S., TN (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Calipers froze and caused damage to right rear rotor had to replace both at a cost of more than $200 for one rear brake!”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“One caliper (left rear) began making a grinding noise; it required replacement. Mechanic said failure to make the fix in a timely fashion could have resulted in serious result”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“Had rear brakes and rotors replaced at 8000 miles, had to replace brakes, rotors and calipers all the way around at 16,000 miles”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL Unsure)

“They failed causing the breaks to engage while driving. Had to replace rear rotors and left caliper”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“replaced one rear caliper”

Anonymous, NB (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Rear caliper stuck”

David M., WV (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“It seemed to wear out faster than I thought they should”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“To little”

Anonymous, QC (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)
Parking brake

“wouldn't release”

Maurice M., WI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The parking brake boots seal failed, allowing water into the parking brake cable. When temperature were below freezing, the cable would freeze and the parking brake would not release”

Steven C., IN (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“;It freezes in cold weather”

Jeff W., IN (2010 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“parking brake seized and would not release”

Ken F., NJ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Parking break assembly failed. Couldn't move the handle to engage”

Anonymous, SC (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Parking brake would not disengage. Had to bring it back to the dealer 3 times. One overnight”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The parking brake cable was stuck in braked position so that the car would only move upon heavy acceleration -intermittent problem caused by brake cable hanging up in the chasis”

Anonymous, DE (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Brakes froze while parked. Wore brake pads down to nothing while driving in this condition. Dealer was unable to identify or the problem. A few weeks later the problem recurred. Dealer was again unable to identify the problem. Recourse is to”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Parking brake kept freezing in subzero weather here in NJ in January, and the parking brake cable had to be replaced (under extended warranty) at my Ford dealership”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“Parking brake release sometimes sticks”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Parking brake cable needed replacement”

Brian S., MN (2010 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“parking brake froze in on position during this past winter snow season”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Parking brake sensor failure that was making car think that it is engaged when it is not. It was leading to false warnings, turning off cruise control, etc”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The parking break would get stuck in the engaged position when it was barely below freezing causing the vehicle to not be USble until the weather warmed up”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Wiring problem with the parking break led to excessive rear brake wear. Led to a $500+ replacement for both”

Marc G., VA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Premature brake wear

“Rear brakes wore out much faster than they should have. Were replaced twice in the past 3 years”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Ford dealership said I needed to replace brakes because they were rusting but, after another place replaced my brakes they said that Ford dealership was lying.... I say they often lie and cause me unnecessary expenses!”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“front brakes ok lot of trouble with all braking parts on back”

Anonymous, NL (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes wear out prematurely”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Vehicle seems to have a higher than average rate of brake wear for the kilometers travelled. Shouldn't have to do a bi-yearly brake job with under 20,000 kms travelled using top grade parts (no white box stuff)”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“the rear brakes had to be replaces before the front brakes”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Front brakes needed work. Don't know if it was premature. Not the first time”

Anonymous, VT (2010 Ford Fusion SE Unsure)

“severehevere grinding noise when i stepped on the brakes,”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“right rear brake caliper froze and wore pad out in a few days”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Rear brakes needed new calipers and rotors; front brakes were not worn much at all after 39,000 miles of mostly highway driving. Dealer insists this is normal; feels to me like the brakes are not balanced properly for safe stopping”

Lee H., WI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“brakes wear out about every 2 months”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“rear brake pads and rotor”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Front brakes replaced after 12000 miles”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear Brakes replaced less than a year ago are not almost to failure according to dealer”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Broient after 18000 km”

Anonymous, QC (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“left rear brake locked up and ruined the rotor all parts had to be replace except the caliper .. a rather expensive repair while out of state !!”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced rear rotors”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“rust and swollen lug nuts”

Anthony S., PA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The rotors have become rusted around the edges. The rear rotors have been replaced but also have a tendency to show rust in damp weather”

Brent H., PA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced worn rotors and pads”

Anonymous, NB (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Cost $500 to replace the rear rotors and brake pads”

William K., NH (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Premature problems with rotors resulting in an expensive repair. Repaired once and have not had problems since”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Squeaking

“The brakes have squeaked since the day I bought the car. The dealership has examined the brakes and have simply explained that this is normal for this model car. I have gotten this response from three dealerships”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes squeak when car is stopped in traffic or at signal and I am pressing brake pedal”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Master cylinder

“Replaced”

John I., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

“The car started making the high pitch sound when your breaks start to go bad so I had it checked out and replaced the front breaks the backs were still good”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL Unsure)

“Normal Break wear”

Charles L., MI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed to replace brakes. They were worn out”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“replaced brake pads”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Replaced rotors and all pads”

Charlie W., NS (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake line connection leaking badly. Parts very expensive and my mechanic had to purchase an expensive proprietary wrench to do job Also, Constant issue with erratic automatic transmission changing almost since new”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion)

“We needed to replace rotors and calipers”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Brakes made grinding sound”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace the rear brakes in fall 2014”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Check engine light came on. I had to replace the purge flow valve at a cost of $275”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Engine warning light that required replacement part in the emission control system”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine warning light kept coming on. problem was EGR”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“"Check engine" light came on. Repairs were made under 8-year drive-train warranty”

F W., MN (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Leak in the fuel filler valve”

David S., TX (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“1 throttle control recall covered by dealer 2 gas evap diagnosed that was corrected by a small part replaced at front of engine”

William K., AZ (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Overfill of gas tank caused an emission system problems”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

“This has been causing problems since I purchased the car. The "fuel neck" has been replaced 3 times (I believe one was a recall). Now, I am currently on the 4th repair -- the actual fuel cover assembly and fuel neck have broken and need to be replaced at a cost of over $400. In my opinion this is a huge flaw in the design of this car”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion SEL Unsure)

“The car does not have the conventional fuel cap. Only a hinged lid that is suppose to seal the fuel system. The check engine light was on due to the lid not sealing properly. The lid and other parts were first cleaned and later needed to be replac”

Frederick J., NY (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Fuel inlet has no cap, seals automatically. The check Engine Light came due to the fuel inlet leaking. Temporary fix three times by cleaning, eventually had Dealer replace”

Anonymous, NE (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Fuel Door/cap lite comes on periodically”

Al D., DE (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The capless fuel system leaks and allows dirt into the fuel line. Has been serviced 4 times in one year”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Fuel cap was not closing properly due to faulty installation at the factory. Let in dust which accumulated on sensor relay which ultimately failed”

Dennis R., BC (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“warning light came on indicating fuel issue - was a "computer" issue not a physical/manual problem”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Fusion Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Throttle Body had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Went to airport, no issues driving there. Few days later, return home, and check engine light is on. a sensor detecting the gases from the fuel tank detected leak, requiring repair (also $$$)”

Matthew R., TX (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“So far of the four sensors on my vehicle, two have been replaced. Just waiting for the others to fail :)”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“bad sensor”

Michael R., WI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Warning indicators also recall issues with emissions”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“O2 sensor fails on the stupid capless design. Common problems on all older Ford's with the worthless capless system / design. Give me a gas cap & eliminate the problem of a couple bucks !!”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“I have changes the emission control canister one at a price of $350.00. when the vehicle had 62000 miles. The same problem has occurred again at 111000 miles. The estimated cost to replace is $375.00 this time”

Mark F., IA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“O2 sensor problem. Not yet repaired”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Sensor failed and check engine light came on. Replaced sensor at dealer”

Anthony F., TX (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“I had a K&N air filter. Ford said the oil from the filter malfunctioned the oxygen sensor and charged me $500 for a new one”

Anonymous, NV (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“Throttle position sensor failed. While cruising on highway, engine died”

Robert D., NC (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“It is a cap less fuel fill and I have had problems for a couple of years before I got it fixed. Total repair was about $400”

Steve R., IN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Fuel filler sensor is bad and check engine light stays on. Cost $475 to fix. I did not fix it”

Tom H., CO (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“symptom: fuel cap open/leak signal. First fix, blow out dust from sensor line; didn't work. Next fix replace filler pipe, not covered by warranty; didn't work.Cost us $300 for the filler pipe. last fix replace purge valve; did work. Ok for the last 1”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Problem brought on the service engine sone light. Ford first replaced the MAF sensor but the problem returned then they replaced the O2 sensor which cleared the problem”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Sensor in the fuel filler cap failed. Had the orange sensor light on constantly. Found out it failed due to dust accumulation on the contacts, Was not properly installed at the factory,”

Dennis R., BC (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)
Fuel injection system

“Throttle body failure”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The electronic throttle body was defective.the car surged or limped without warning. Ford did not own the problem. I had to pay out of pocket for a new one. They said the condition had to be replicated in the garage and this was not possible”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“using regular gas, the rear two injectors caused the engine to miss when accelerating. $600.00 repair”

Dave M., IL (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“The throttle body caused my car to stall while driving and was replaced. A recall was done a year later (four years after owning the car)”

Ann M., MI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Throttle problem. Fixed for free”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

“The engine would stop at highway speeds and the dash would ask you to pull over (via electric power). Restarting the car resolved the problem for various periods of time. Finally gas started leaking in the driveway and that was related to the fuel”

Peter H., MI (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

“Defective sensor for blind spot system”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Backup camera started not working at night only. The display had like interference lines”

Terry H., AZ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“proximity sensors stopped working”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.0-L V6)

“Tire / air pressure sensors have a fault, not working properly”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Volume control failed. Dealer replaced unit. cost $400”

Criag R., FL (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Amplifier went out at 55000 miles. $650 to replace”

Bill H., TN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“The entire radio system has stopped working twice. The car was at the dealer several days each time. Ford had/has no idea as to the cause. It's fixed but I don't know for how long”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Sirius XM radio would not function. It was a radio problem (Sync related) not a Sirius XM problem”

Mark L., OH (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“The radio kept going off and on-needed to be replaced, so had to replace the entire navigation system. Ford paid for 1/2 of the cost”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“No sound throughout entire sound system.After bringing to dealer, replaced radio, cd player, and hundreds of dollars later, brought to a ford certified electronics person, who does work on the side, found out amplifier was bad - back trunk.Nightmare!”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

“CD got stuck and wouldn't operate at all. Had to replace whole thing for ~$500”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Unsure)

“CDs jammed in the player, would not eject. Entire radio was swapped out, lost several CDs”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen difficult to see

“Display offsets in screen, does not center info. Dealer says can't fix. Have had system totally reset and frequently updated...no solution”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Especially in the daytime, usually can't read the clock or temperature. Too low, small and dim”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Unsure)
Display screen freezes up

“Speedometer stop working”

Rodney S., TX (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Occasionally received poor or incorrect directions. Updating the system helped somewhat”

Ronald M., WA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The whole System would not work”

Sanjay M., VA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“continues to have a problem with the blue tooth. Drops the phone and will not pair,have had the system reset several times and right now it still will not pair with either Iphone”

Ken F., NJ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The featured worked fine for about 4 years. Then the USB port stopped charging devices and bluetooth pairing stopped working”

Peter H., MI (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“difficult to get paired”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The car won't pair with my iPhone 5”

W M., MD (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Unable to use car phone through car”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“When I get in the car, the phone does not always sync up with the bluetooth service and I will manually have to do it”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“phone un-pairs very regularly”

Hank B., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.5-L V6)

“No sound was audible through the speakers. This happened intermittently and then stopped happening, making the problem difficult to diagnose”

Brent H., PA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“No audio from rear speakers. Tracked to Radio and Sync issues”

Trenton M., VA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Steering wheel controls

“Buttons have stopped controlling the vehicle diagnostics and only work rarely”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Same as last question/answer”

P C., NY (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Does not understand too many simple commands”

Terry H., AZ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“seems to do its own thing regarding commands”

John C., NJ (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“It usually does not work i.e. I say "Call x" and it tells me it doesn't understand the command”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“I never like SYNC it was a pain”

Ronald H., IN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

“Normal wear. Bushing was worn and loose”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“Passenger side clip came off and drive shaft to right front wheel was burred and had to be replaced”

Paul C., NS (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“Strut bushing on passenger side went out at 36000 miles”

Terry W., MS (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to spend $500 to replace failing rear shock absorbers.,”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“replaced front struts and rear shocks”

Marcia S., PA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Rougher ride noticed and lower control arm was found to be worn and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Cracked strut replaced”

John I., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Front woreout and replaced”

John M., ON (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

“Spring rusted out...typical for northeast winters”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“the right front coil spring broke at about 70000 miles”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion Unsure 3.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Complete powere steering failure. Complete replacement of rack and pinion. Cost around $1800 to repair. Common known problem with fusions, yet not under recall”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Power assist light kept coming on and off. Ford advised to replace rack as sending unit incorporated in same, and not serviceable”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford Fusion SEL Unsure)

“Had to replace rack for a known issue, at consumer cost”

Anonymous, OK (2010 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I was told the computer mediated steering gear had failed which caused the power steering to fail”

William N., NC (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Had to replace the steering rack”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“a after warrany ran out”

James C., IN (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Rack and pinion failed and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Sometimes the electrical steering disengages completely and makes it almost impossible to control the car. Fortunately, this has happened only at low speeds to date”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced right front”

Christopher R., NY (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“We have a torn boot on the right front ball joint”

William N., NC (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tie rods

“link rusted together was unable to move caused rack and pinion to wear and thus needed to replace parts there too”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The suspension part was replaced under an extended warranty”

Lewis P., DC (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tire wear is uneven

“Had to replace tires sooner than expected”

Marcia S., PA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Left front tire wears very quickly towards outermost edge. Research online indicates that a control arm needs replacing to fix the issue. Ford dealership says alignment is fine and refused to fix the issue. The outer edge of a brand new tire wears”

Joshua M., AK (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)
Wheel balance

“Tires have been aligned 4 times in a year. Also lost power steering when driving . Dealer insists due to low tire pressure of 29 psi. No warning from message center”

Patricia C., VA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Wheel bearings

“wheel bearing on the right rear went bad after 55000 miles, causing tire to wear out”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Clicking sound that seemed to reflect the speed of rotation. Local mechanic said that there was no problem. Dealer discovered bearing problem. Had a lot of trouble pulling the bearing”

- V., FL (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Unsure)

“Front bearings failed and had to be replaced. Cost was $800”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“right front wheel bearing failed. fixed and covered by warranty”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Premature failure due to rear seal failure”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

“System was leaking coolant and eventually had to replace compressor as cold air non-existant”

Paul C., NS (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“No cooling. Replaced manifold line assembly to compressor”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“intermittent hot air, dealer not able to diagnose, cannot fix”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“The A/C compressor on this vehicle self destructed in 2014. The cost to replace was exhorbitant at about $2000. Evidenbtly, according to frequency of repair stats, this was more of a one off (but it was me). The Dealership's techs know me as the g”

Michael S., PA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“air conditioner has a leak so small that it is not measurable by detection device. Looses enough coolant that climate control is not cool in cabin. Requires refill”

Jeff C., CA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“compressor would freeze up on long road trips, safety feature would shut down system. dealers (2) said nothing wrong, very annoying and uncomfortable without a/c driving on interstate highways, etc”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

“Intermittant failure. Very hard to diagnose. Several visits. SDeveral attempts”

John I., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“computer failure caused air conditioning to fail”

David M., OH (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“AC was cold but in AUTO mode would not run fan at high”

Arthur N., NJ (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“The system is on it's 2nd failure- it won't go out of automatic and it turns on A/C and and tries to cool down (full blast) while also trying to keep the car warm. Dealer can not find problem- am taking car back this week”

Richard-Judith C., ME (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger side heat..Driver cool”

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“censor in dash went bad also wrench indicator came on”

Kenneth J., FL (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“System seemed to no longer detect interior temperatures and would not provide heating/cooling”

Christopher B., MD (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Blower (fan) motor

“Blower has stopped working twice in 3 months. Ford garage cannot pinpoint the reason”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The old one wore out”

Tom L., SC (2010 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Approximately two years ago the blower motor relay burned up and we had to replace it. The part was about $80 and I was able to easily replace it myself”

Dave O., KS (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.5-L V6)

“The motor failed during winter; therefore, the heating and defrost systems became useless”

Anonymous, MB (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Circulation fan rattles”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Condenser

“leak”

John M., ON (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“Main electrical harness to battery failed which also caused the electrical harness to transmission to fail”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“$500+ repair to restore the A/C in my car. Not sure if a rock hit the right part causing the leak or if it was something else”

Matthew R., TX (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“wiring harness rubbed thru metal line”

David S., MO (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“ewak was misdiagnosed at dealer several times. Independent shop correctly identified leaking manifold part. Total repair in the five hundred dollar range”

John A., WA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Had to replace the A/C manifold line from the compressor”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seat controls

“Driver Side heated seat stopped working. Likely broken wire in the seat based on symptoms”

Thomas D., OH (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Replaced driver side seat heating element and replacement burnt out within one yr”

Michael V., OH (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Driver's side seat heater began getting way too hot on the right side of the seat --- hot enough to feel like it was burning. Once that started happening it would occasionally not turn on, or click off shortly after turning on”

Christopher B., MD (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Had coolant and thermostat changed as part of normal maintenance and the dealer was not able to remove all the air in the coolant. This left the heater blowing cold air at idle, with the heat on full hot. Took dealer 3 weeks to fix, included calls”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.5-L V6)

“The directional valve inside heating duct failed”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Water pump failed. Because it's a hybrid, the transmission depends on this for cooling. Was overheating at highway speeds. Fine otherwise. covered under warranty”

Steven K., WY (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Rough shifting

“Rough Shifting when transmission was placed in drive and car was idling. Dealer replaced components under Waranty”

Anonymous, GA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“shifts very hard, now and then. was two or three times a day. they reprogrammed the computer, charged us for it. now it is better-- hard shifts once or twice a week”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Warranty covered repair to throttle body after a recall for reprogramming the throttle body”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission shifts very roughly and sometimes it is slow to shift”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had it at dealers before warranty expiry. they said nothing wrong. now off warranty and getting worse all the time. I think going to be major expense”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“Driving in high (6th) gear, car would suddenly downshift to a lower gear and stay there until stopping and turning engine off”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“The rebuilt transmission was a long term cost savings as its now out of warranty and going bad. a new transmission would have had a three year warranty”

Dawn D., NJ (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission would jerk violently when shifting between 70 to 80 Kms/hr. This occurred intermittently, and then became frequent enough to produce an error code for the dealership”

Alan S., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“The 6F35 transmission manufactured in 2010 had a flaw in the half shafts in which the finish was not as smooth as it should be. This causes premature wear of the bushings where the half shafts exit the transmission, and fluid leakage results. The left half shaft was replaced free of charge per Ford bulletin TSB 10-21-11. The right half shaft is not covered, even though it most certainly was manufactured at the same factory at the same time. If not repaired, the transmission would ultimately”

Dwight W., SK (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission oil leak determined to be seepage through corrode oil cooling lines, requiring their replacement”

Kevin O., VA (2010 Ford Fusion Unsure Unsure)

“Transmission leak. Because of rack under car/transmission there is no easy way to know this is happening. Fluid was empty by the time it was found during an oil change”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The seal between transmission and short axle shaft was worn and leaking. Found out this was a design flaw where poor material was used, which hastened wear. Had this replaced with upgraded solution, and it has resolved the problem”

Ryan A., KS (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Leak from left front output seal. Replaced left seal, bushing and shaft”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Axle seal was leaking again. Was repaired on year ago”

Kim B., MN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Noted leak under car, and frequent hesitation followed by grabbing when accelerating after a stop”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Two lines for the transmission cooler corroded and needed immediate replacement. I have had the fluid replaced sooner than recommended also because I don't trust the longevity of the transmission”

Michael T., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I noticed fluid leaks on my garage floor for 2 years or more, but when I took it to the Ford dealer they said they couldnt find any leaks. When the car was 4.5 years old, the transmission was clearly slipping (shifting hard when cold) so I took it in”

Rita M., NV (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“leak associated with known Ford advisory”

Anonymous, CT (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“leak by gear selection arm into the transmission”

Anonymous, CO (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“left axle seal”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“$700 repair”

Greg K., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Included a recall on the transmission, which had to be serviced after the initial recall was fixed. Also had a transmission leak that the dealer couldn't fix for 7 days”

Joel G., CA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed to have the computer shifting recalibrated because 2nd gear was slipping. This was done under warranty by the dealer”

Michael T., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“factory recall, required new computer program and rebuild of subsequent transmission damage caused by original computer programming bug. This was 30000 miles ago. The fix worked fine”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The car stopped unexpectedly during highway driving. Dealer needed to replace a control module and upgrade software of the computer controlling the transmission”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Throttle control went out. Repaired with recall. Seem to be having problems again. Only 12000 miles or 1 year warranty on part”

Bill H., TN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Car just stopped while driving”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-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

Headlights

“headlight bulbs difficult to replace”

Anthony L., NH (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“I turn my headlights on daily for driving. I've had to replace headlights at least 5 times. Seems excessive”

K I., IN (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“When Automatic headlight setting used pressing brake pedal causes lights to flicker”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“driving/fog lights difficult to replace”

Anthony L., NH (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Drivers(left) rear blinker light has burned out twice in 4 months. Ford cannot pinpoint the reason why”

Anonymous, MO (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“2d bulb replacement for turn signal”

Judi B., TX (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Rear turn sigqnal lights burned out within 4 months of each other. Easy fix”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Rear brake light went out. Replaced it within a couple of days”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SE Unsure)

“drivers side heated seat cushion shorted out and stopped working. Repair was expensive,”

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Driver side heated seat quit working”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“driver's seat heating failed, pad was replaced for $300+”

D B., ME (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had a problem twice with the seat (drivers side) having to be replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Unsure)

“About the same time the blower motor relay burned up, the driver-side (and only the driver's side) heated seat function quit. There is a module under the seat that is suspect but both seats should be non-functional. No repairs made yet”

Dave O., KS (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.5-L V6)

“Drivers seat started getting very hot - had to turn off. Finally it wouldn't come on at all. They replaced under extended warranty”

Anonymous, IN (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Drivers seat heating element went bad at 33K miles”

Joshua M., AK (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“Seat heater broken. $1800 for repair. New seat”

Trent S., SK (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Sensor reports a fault at highway speeds then goes off when you slow down”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“All would be fine for about 15 minutes or 15Kilometers and then the auto message would go on to say low tire pressure ,but I would go and verifie the tire pressure and all tirers would be well inflated.Also had to change the Battery late 2014,way”

Tony J., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“it reads 'tire pressure low' when the tires are fine...had to replace a fault valve”

Anonymous, BC (2010 Ford Fusion Sport Unsure)

“lights came on and car does not drive. Dealer took one week to diagnose and had to consult with Ford engineers to resolve problems”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“blind spot warning malfunctioned”

Anonymous, KY (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“collision sensors”

Anonymous, LA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Wiper motor or washer

“Wipers turn themselves on”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Motor failure”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Body control module

“Back up camera and beep signal”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Horn

“High Note of the two not working”

Larry S., AZ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“to get repair on downshifting problem, dealer said transmission "drum"? needed repaired/ overhauled. That, combined with some recall repair of throttle adjuster (?) on engine required 10 days in the shop”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“Lost 3rd gear synchronizer function”

Kurt K., MI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission was slipping and then hard shifting was happening”

John B., OH (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission had to be replaced. I opted to sell the car”

Anonymous, WI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission was causing the car to clunk heavily when I put it into Drive from Park”

Anonymous, SK (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“transmission replaced under warranty. Parts broke internally. would not move car”

Mark I., AL (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Fusion would not go into reverse. Transmission fixed twice before”

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Original transmission burned itself out. Your wording on this subject is extremely poor!”

Ed B., NY (2010 Ford Fusion Unsure 3.0-L V6)

“Car died on the freeway. Transmission smoking. Had to be replaced”

Steven B., CA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“hesitate when try to accelerate”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“On acceleration to merge the engine began racing and speed slowed down and rpm went up very high. I pulled over and turned the car off. Started it again and drove home slowly. took it to the dealership where we bought it”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Transmission failed while on vacation to another state. It slipped and could not place in another gear until you turned the engine off. Ford had to dismantel transmission twice. This transmission is a piece of crap. The Ford blogs are full of pro”

Anonymous, NV (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“The car started making a grating noise when changing speeds. The next result was that the gear box had to be rebuilt”

Mauro V., FL (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Transmission failed at 39k miles. 'This is normal' Ford tells me. They have a TSB on the issue (#TSB-14-0056), but the Ford rep told me that the redesign parts because it is fun for them to do so, and that the fact that lots of transmissions are f”

Brian S., PA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The warranty called for rebuilding of the transmission, final cost, not to me, was more than a new transmission. After warranty of rebuilt transmission expired, issues are happening again. New transmission warranty would have been three years not o”

Dawn D., NJ (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission completely failed at 25000km. Ford rep wanted to rebuild it but I complained until he agreed to replace the transmission. There have been no problems with it since then”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Shifted into park but car was still in drive. I had to put emergency brake on and turn off key in ignition. Called AAA and they towed into dealer”

Anonymous, TN (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

“Car lost power in a dangerous situation crossing a major highway. Apparently this has happened to other Fords. No warranty covberage because the hybrid "technically" does not have this problem”

Harvey T., VA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“had to replace Torque converter at 61,421 miles. Yes that is 1,421 miles beyond the warranty. Ford told me to pound sand”

Tom H., CO (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“rust on ford decal on back, weather stripping fell of bottom of back window as well as the passenger door on back”

Anonymous, NL (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Loose trim on back window, repaired promptly under warranty”

Anonymous, KS (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The pinstriping is peeling off the vehicle, which looks terrible”

Dennis M., PA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Trim on heater controls keep falling off”

George H., ON (2010 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Little bit a cracking paint of the rear bumper. It is a replacement bumper though”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“paint has cracked below the doors at the sharp edges exposing the metal beneath”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint chipped and separated above the windshield”

Anonymous, MN (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Repaired under warranty”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“"chrome" finish over plastic trim pieces is flaking off, revealing bare grey plastic”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion S 3.0-L V6)

“the rear door panels at the joint of the exterior and interior panels started to rust even though the vehicle was rustproofed at the dealership”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust on the back of the trunk lid which will cost a few hundred dollars to correct. Disappointed that Ford still has not corrected rust problems”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“rear license plate light rusted out, replaced”

Scott Y., WI (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Rust around Ford sign on trunk”

Anonymous, NL (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“HAve had rust issues since car was 2 yrs old Ford helped fix under warranty. now 3 noticeable spots in different places”

Anonymous, NS (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“rust on truck lid. Dealer fixed at his expense”

Jean R., ON (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

“Inside door lock broke and could not open driver side door. Door could be open from the outside if you rolled the window down. It cost about $200 to repair”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“inside door handle mechanism broke such that door could only be opened from outside handle. this was the driver's side”

Scott B., MN (2010 Ford Fusion SE Unsure)
Locks and latches

“Both front door handles have broken, in fact the driver's handle and lock have broken twice”

Darryl K., PA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Two inside door handles broke. Ford would not cover even though this was a known problem with this car”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“drivers door inside door handle broke”

Anonymous, NE (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Driver's inside door handle broke”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“inside door latch failed at driver's side, fragile plastic part”

William K., AZ (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Drivers door inside handle broke. Could not open door from inside car”

Al D., DE (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Inside drivers door handle broke”

Dan R., WA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - temperature

“Heated driver seat needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Sunroof

“part of plastic frame broke, had the sunroof sealed and motor disconnected, too expensive to repair”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“The sunroof open/closure mechanics got stuck in a "half-way" mode which made it impossible to open or close”

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Seat controls - movement

“Up and Down Movement Does Not Function”

Larry S., AZ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Windows

“Driver door window will close and then go to half open and remain there”

George H., ON (2010 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Old battery, replace with new, no problems”

Garrett O., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“12 volt battery failure impacted braking of the car. It was difficult to find a replacement and had to purchase from a Ford dealer”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“battery is dead if left unused for 7 days,occurs past 2 years”

R V., MI (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The battery required replacement after four years”

Andrea W., DC (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Battery cables

“battery cables corroded due to battery acid that no one caught when car was serviced at dealer”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Coil

“3 coils and injectors had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)
Electronic ignition

“Engine stalled at highway speeds due to engine computer failure, leaving us stranded in the middle of a major highway”

William-Nancy B., SC (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Throttle body sensor”

Anonymous, IL (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“Replaced throttle body. Car was disabled by failure”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“the electronic accelerator failed”

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“throttle body mechanism replaced”

Bela B., CA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

“ford would not honor 100k hybrid parts warranty- chafed hybrid main wire harness”

Michael V., OH (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“engine stopped twice while driving, restarted almost immediately. mechanic couldn't duplicate problem, but changed spark plugs and "cleaned" engine, assuming this would help. So far (a month) no repeat of the problem”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

“There has been a constant squeak from the heater /AC fan for the last 2 years”

Darryl K., PA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“The blower squeaks”

Anonymous, MA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Drivers side door developed a rattle in the arm rest at about 50000 miles. Irritating and too expensive to fix”

Norman B., OR (2010 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“front control arm”

Arthur N., NJ (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“Underbody panel became loose and flapped in wind as car is driven over 45 MPH”

William S., TX (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“Various squeaking that carmaxx can't find the cause of”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford Fusion Sport Unsure)

“Rattling noise from front passenger seat when going over minor bumps. Also a squeaking noise that seems to be from the air conditioning fan at certain fan speeds”

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“This is a constant noise when the climate control fan is on. It sounds like something is stuck in one of the vents (but it's not). My friend had the same problem and Ford could not fix so she traded Fusion for Camry. Seriously”

Marc G., VA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Air or water leaks

“Same issue. Air leak /front of passenger side window”

Kenneth R., ID (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Sun roof doesn't open/close properly”

Greg B., CA (2010 Ford Fusion Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Both front axle seals needed to be replaced. One or both was leaking”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

“Occasional loud wind /vibration noise coming from the passenger window front. Noticeable at highway speeds”

Kenneth R., ID (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

“Worn serpentine belt and pulleys”

Anonymous, VT (2010 Ford Fusion SE Unsure)

“Twice had to have over 600 in repairs for squealling pulleys”

Anonymous, OH (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The check engine light came on with the warning to pull over ASAP. It turned out to be a minor issue. Can't remember whether it was a faulty sensor or a clogged filter”

Paul W., CT (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The throttle body was getting stuck causing the car to stop accelerating and stall. This item was covered under a recall, but was only found after I searched the internet”

Stephen D., NY (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Failure of throttle body control”

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“tHERE WAS A RECALL ON THE THROTTLE BODY. tHE DEALER UPDATED THE SOFTWARE AND SCREWED T UP. i FOUGHT WITH THE SERVICE MANAGER FOR THREE WEEKS UNTIL I PROVED TO HIM THAT THE UNIT WAS FAULTY. HE INSTALLED A NEW UNTI AND THE CAR RUNS FINE”

S B., NJ (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace the throttle body actuator”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

“Valve cover gasket, replace gasket and no more leaks”

Garrett O., ON (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Lower oil pan seal began to leak. Cost $700.00 to fix what should be a minor issue, but design requires too many labor hours”

Dave M., IL (2010 Ford Fusion Sport 3.5-L V6)

“The dealership identified an oil leak but could not locate the exact position. Dye was added and will be inspected again soon”

Anonymous, AK (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

“very small amount. fixed at no cost to me. Fixed to my complete satisfaction”

Ron R., MN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

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

Electrical failure

“a sensor in the air conditioning system failed. It required the removal of the entire dash and console to change it at a cost of over 1000 CDN!”

Patricia M., WA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Battery died”

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“A chipmunk chewed through the cable from the hybrid battery in the trunk area”

S J., MN (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The engine starts with extremely low amperes, which results in loss of power steering and traction control upon multiple quick (within 20 minutes) engine starts. The engine eventually charges the battery sufficiently enough to run”

Dennis M., PA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

“Left axle seal in transmission leaking; replace seal and bushing; axle assembly $200,labor $400 at dealer”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“driveshaft failed, crack in case. Replaced under powertrain warranty”

George T., TX (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.5-L V6)

“axel seal leaked a lot of oil”

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
4WD/AWD components

“AWD unit total failure. Also both Wheel Bearings (front) total failure”

Anonymous, MI (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

“Couldn't use my phone hands free”

P C., NY (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“SYNC system does not work as advertised. Use of iPhone with SYNC is spotty”

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Whole system would not work”

Sanjay M., VA (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“will lose bluetooth connectivity sporadically”

John C., NJ (2010 Ford Fusion SE 3.0-L V6)

“If I was using USB for my MP3 player, upon starting the car, the sync system may freeze and revert me to the FM radio. I will not be able to access sync/usb for several minutes”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“I stopped working 18 months ago”

Ronald H., IN (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“Blew out a cylinder. Only have 3 of 4 working”

Anonymous, VA (2010 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Broken valve spring”

Anonymous, MB (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“At 53,000 miles the engine threw a rod”

Anonymous, MD (2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“small oil leak discovered on january 2014. took car to moose jaw ford about 6 times between january and august and was never properly fixed. warranty ended in july 2014. as i left my home on october 25 2014 my engine blew up less than 100 feet from m”

Bill M., SK (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

“Cylinder head temperature sensor and thermostat both failed”

Robert M., PA (2010 Ford Fusion SEL 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
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