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In a class generally known for bland styling and a lack of driving excitement, the Ford Fusion is like a fresh, charismatic newcomer. But also like some promising and talented celebrities, it has just enough quirks to erode your enthusiasm. The Fusion looks upscale and stylish and handles like a really good European sports sedan. We bought three versions: a top-trim Titanium, a mid-trim SE, and the SE Hybrid.
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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, 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 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 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 2013 Ford Fusion owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“stopped working, took multiple times to fix”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium Unsure)

“Front parking assist goes off intermittently without being close to a front object”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“it is difficult to see in the bright sun. I haven't done anything about it”

Tim C., TN (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Freezes sometimes when I back up, only way to clear is to turn off the ignition ,wait a bit and restart”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“could not control climate system”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Screen went blank, required master reset”

Mitch E., MD (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“System went dead, including the power outlets while driving and did a complete reboot within 3 minutes or so, dealer did an update seems to have fixed the problem”

Thomas D., TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Entire dash including touch screen was blank at startup. Sometimes it would come back after several minutes. Dealership fixed the problem on second service”

Anonymous, GA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The information screen totally shut down and we had to take it to the dealer to reboot it and I think they replaced something. But nothing worked the radio, camera, bluetooth, everything was down”

Anonymous, UT (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“4 updates 5 trips to the dealer,who does not have a clue how the system works and it still does not even think about working at all. Total absolute junk. Dealer Help is beyond terrible”

Anonymous, CT (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“Trouble using Bluetooth in car”

Anonymous, IN (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Does not connect costly to repair”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Blue tooth works only sometime”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“After a recent software update to my I-phone, I'm no longer able to connect to the Sync System without malfunctions and resets”

James R., MI (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“the phone was dropping calls and not syncing every time. they replaced it right before the warranty ran out”

Tim C., TN (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Phone doesn't remain synced”

Vincent B., MA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Unsure)

“Bluetooth constantly has a problem connecting 95 percent of the time. Often times it just wont even connect the phone at all or it will connect and i can't hear anyone on a call but they can hear me. When it does connect the phone, the audio/music pl”

Anonymous, HI (2013 Ford Fusion Energi SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Sometimes the phone will not disconnect”

Bruce D., IN (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Sometimes the car pairs perfectly with the phone as the car is turned on. Other times the car requires me to shut off BT on the phone, turn it back on, and then repair to get all features to work”

Daniel J., IL (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Radio

“Radio quit working but rest of integrated electronics continued without a problem. The dealer fixed by disconnecting the battery from the car's cable and let it sit for 10 minutes. When reconnected, everything was work correctly as before. NO Charge!”

William W., MD (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Volume control module had to be rplaced”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Voice control commands

“It do not recognize any words and was horrible to use. Also froze all the time and drained the battery”

Robert B., MD (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Just cannot interpret my voice commands. Maybe 1 out of 50 times it will work”

Anonymous, CT (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The voice recognition system is terrible. At least half the time I have to turn it off and then on again to get it to recognize what I am saying. It most frequently occurs when the car is just started or cold. I usually have to drive it for 5 minutes before I can use the system with any confidence”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The voice recognition system is terrible. It doesn't recognize at least 1/3 of the names in my address book, and doesn't recognize names starting with O. I have to select the number from my own phone and then system doesn't recognize who you are cal”

Lewis P., IL (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Voice recognition doesn't always work well. Sometimes it seems to be listening in a foreign language... address it gives isn't remotely like what I've said. Many times it's fine”

Ronald S., NJ (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Repeatable destination error, both cars same locations. Upon departure told to go to destination, turn drive 50-300 feet to reach destination which is now 50-300 feet behind you. Fords solution-buy a 2016- we won't fix yours,”

W S., CA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“System would freeze”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“In dash map storage device (on SD card, i think) failed, was replaced under warranty”

Mitch E., MD (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Very difficult to use. I usually use my google maps on my phone now. Too frustrating to struggle with the one I paid for in the car”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Extremely difficult to use. Touch screen not sensitive Non-intuitive sequence for information entry Requires extreme precision of address Freezes in critical moments and shuts down Poor initial & recalculation of routes Worse than I can imagine”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid Unsure)

“Hard to enter destination by address”

Bruce D., IN (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“A window keeps popping up that says "No Disk Inside", which blocks the area I try to enter addresses in. It goes away after a few seconds but is very annoying”

Mason Y., VA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“First the trunk leaked then some moths later the roof leaked”

Rufus M., MI (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“water leak was fixed about 10 days after purchase.....it was a gasket”

T W., PA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Water leaked into the trunk, it took the dealer several tries to find and fix”

Thomas D., TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“minor leak at water pump”

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The sunroof has a "wet seal" and water drips in. Dealer replaced sunroof still leaked and they called Ford found out about the wet seal. The dealer refunded the cost of the sunroof”

Anonymous, OR (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Unknown source. Occurs at speed above 60mph. Can't locate”

William W., MD (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“pass side has rattling noises during cold weather....dealer service dept checked and disputes this. noise is only in winter”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Has strange rattle when stopped at red light. Ford searched 3 days and cannot identify. Said wait till it breaks, then we'll know”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The rear view mirror rattles like a child's toy!”

Jayme A., CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Something in the door and b pillar area rattles and they cant fix it”

Anonymous, NE (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“get a rattle in/on right front door, but only in cold weather..... dealer checked it 2x and could not find a problem/////”

T W., PA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The rear suspension was making a knocking/squeaking noise particularly when there were people in the back. The dealer adjusted it under warranty”

Adam H., IL (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Glove compartment rattle ceiling rattle rear seat rattle”

Vly F., NY (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Squeak in rear shock or spring when caring a heavy load”

Mary P., SC (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Two rattles--one each side of car. Fixed under warranty--one time”

Amy P., SC (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“either in door or dashboard a slight rattle of some kind on uneven pavement”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

“sounds like you have a window partially open.Also road noise very rough ride”

Therese D., PA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“When I am traveling along at 35 mph or faster I cannot open just one window, I have to open at least two windows otherwise the sound of the tires is are giving off a loud whining sound. This was true from the first day to now so it is not the wear on the tires. I leased the car for two years and then bought it so I know the wear on the car and tires”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“If you open a window while you are driving the wind noise is intolerable above 45 mph. It seems to have to do with body design as well as tire type. Either way, it is all original equipment and based on this experience I won't be buying another Ford”

Lewis P., IL (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“After 8 times in for service they are still unable to stop the rattle outside of the driver's window. It begins at 45mph”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Trim on Drivers Side of auto needed to be replaced under warranity”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Sounds like a window is not closed properly.Also have banging noises from gas tank.Gas surging back and forth in gas tank from full to half tank.Problen never solved although tank was replaced two times”

Therese D., PA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“drivers side window wind leak noise”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

“Interior lights stopped working. Tried replacing the fuse hidden up under the dash twice which blew immediately. Took into Ford, they found body control module needed replaced”

Craig T., MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Headlights

“Headlights were too dim. Replaced with aftermarket stronger bulbs and I can see much better”

Chad O., MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“I guess a bulb / element or whatever quit working so they needed to replace it as we had no light on left side. replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, IA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Small Parking light went out. Costs $200. to change”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“LED Tail Light went out”

Gary M., TN (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Left turn signal will not always remain on while completing a left turn”

Anonymous, KS (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Remote engine starter

“the shell of the fob/key broke. Ford dealer wanted approx $130 for a new one”

Rufus M., MI (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“TPS light came on multiple times”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
USB port

“The charging port completely stopped working”

Chad O., MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Backup proximity alarm failed. Despite warranty repairs, including replacing controller and sensors, the alarm still does not work. Warning light comes on every time car started”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“On several occasions sensor readings went off requiring taking it to the garage when nothing was wrong with the car”

Al L., CT (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The check engine light would activate erroneously”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Most all of the lights and one constant annoying chime was going off for over 6 hours of driving. The safety module had gone bad and I was without airbags and everything safety related in the car. The module had to be replaced”

SUSn R., MA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
12V power plug

“12 volt inputs in both the dash and the center console failed more than once”

Al L., CT (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“draining the battery when ignition off”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Door lock computer needed replacing as certain doors were staying locked”

Markus T., TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Gauges

“Display panel went dead, replaced under warantee”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Electronic dashboard reboots without warning”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Interior lights

“One of the "touch" activated dome lights comes on at random times. Service guy couldn't discover why this happens. Has not been repaired. Just annoying”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford Fusion Unsure Unsure)
Keyless entry

“Problem with key function, would not start the car”

Anonymous, CT (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Keyless entry stopped working. Had to use key. One trip to the dealer to isolate problem. It was a 2-week wait for the part and another visit to replace. Meanwhile the key worked fine”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

“One wiper fails to function occasionaly”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Wiper comes on when there is no rain!”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

“constant black black soot around inside of tail pipe & bottom exterior of muffler”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“heat shield fell off. Strange noise from exhaust”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Other/unsure

“Intermittent problems. Unreliable”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“does not work have to disconnect battery and reconnect like a reboot”

Anonymous, CT (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“The system occasionally just doesn't respond. It's happened a few times, but then starts working again”

Ronald S., NJ (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Not user friendly; overcomplicated system. Interface requires long term use in order to understand system. SYNC is also slow and has tendency to freeze if commands are entered "too quickly."”

Dennis B., NJ (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Screen quit working resulting in inability to control climate system”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The system fails at times requiring a system restore. The voice activation technology is not at a level that should be in production yet. The system continually fails to understand commands - especially if there is any other noise in the cockpit”

Anonymous, MI (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“I hate it. Absolute waste. Not sure where to specify, but the bluetooth doesn't work with my phone, so the music and phone option doesn't work. There is not 1 redeeming quality about this system and I would not by another Ford because it is so irrita”

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Wouldn't recognize Motorola phone on android system. Wouldn't sync, add contacts...Once changed to an Apple phone haven't had any issues.Sometimes will disconnect the ipod plugged into the USB port. Also doesn't like other phones plugged in to charge”

Anonymous, IN (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Just awful. Unintuitive, turns things on by itself (radio, A/C, etc)”

Scot L., CA (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The system is supposed to sync externally so I can review driving performance and the car's current "health". It is very unreliable and usually does not work. I've worked with the local dealer and Ford to get it fixed but the fix does not last”

Todd H., CA (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Very difficult to use while driving, requiring the equivalent of 'texting' while driving. Simple control knobs, sliders, and real buttons would be much easier to use”

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“It's junk. Trouble with sync system, screen going blank, been in shop several times and has appoint again to fix screen going blank. I do not recommend getting My Ford Touch”

Anonymous, IN (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“SYNC system can be unreliable and slow. Screen has locked up at times. Resetting system or updating to new software usually solves problem. GPS calculating can be very slow”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion Energi SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“My Ford touch locks up occasionally and has to be reset. The GPS on occasion shows me off of the route. The voice command stops working on occasion and the system needs to be reset”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Since I bought the car I have not been able to rely on the phone, entertainment, and navigation system working. Phone sometimes is blocked from use because of this problem. Sometimes entire system shuts down while driving”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Difficult to use Insensitive touch screen Non-intuitive sequence for address input Requires extreme precision in address input Illogical routing & rerouting Freezes & shuts down in critical moments - repeatedly Worse than I can imagine”

Anonymous, PA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid Unsure)

“System locked up. Repeated visits to Ford Dealer who seamed ill-prepared to fix”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“System reboots without warning”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Synch is clearly an inferior system. I prefer navigating with my phone. Difficult to find Points Of Interest. When I name a restaurant to find, it invariably leads me to a place with no restaurant”

Mason Y., VA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Voice activated system stopped functioning”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The myford touch and sync system is very glitchy. Sometime phone calls made dial but the receiver can not hear anything from the car. You also can not hear the receiver inside the car. When this happens it seams as if the phone knows it is making”

Daniel J., IL (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Trim on both sides dividing small window and L & R windows (Near side mirrows)”

Anonymous, SC (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rubber gaskets around the driver's side door came loose and had to be replaced”

R M., OH (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Needed to hook up the tailpipe to the frame”

Frederick H., VA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Black trim in front of the driver side window and passenger side window were loose and sticking out. I think it still is”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford Fusion Unsure Unsure)

“Two (2) Rear trunk FUSION letters fell off”

Edward R., NV (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Lettering "FUSION" is coming off of the car. I have seen others on the road with the same problem”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“dealer was able to re-glue the trim piece, rather than having to send it to a glass company”

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ford Fusion Unsure Unsure)

“Chrome on door”

Edward B., SC (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“LH REAR TRIANGULAR WINDOW MOLDING FELL OFF - NOT SECURED PROPERLY”

Anonymous, CT (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“trim had to be replaced on all 4 window vents. sun visor fell off on right side”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Loose trim at drivers side window. They glued it and didn't work so finally they replaced it”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Trim by window drivers side front door, multiple visits to dealer to fix”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“molding around door failing”

Lawrence P., OH (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“RIGHT FROM FACTORY MOLDING ON EXTERIOR OF DRIVERS WINDOW LOOSE”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“the plastic molding that seperates the automatic driver side window and the small stationary window infront keeps popping out”

Philip J., TX (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“seat control broke, panels around latches pop out”

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Driver-side A-Pillar trim detached, screw cover from Passenger sun visor fell out due to cracked retaining clip”

Anonymous, MS (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“the plastic part that hides the screw that hood the passenger sun visor broke off”

Philip J., TX (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The trunk has cracked, split, and the split is quickly spreading”

Anonymous, ME (2013 Ford Fusion SE Unsure)

“Trunk iid, left front door, Front grill all slightly but uneven fading”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

“P01450 Code from a bad Canister Purge Valve. Replaced the valve assembly”

Ernest C., SC (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Similar to a problem when I first bought the car. THis time there was a problem that caused the car engine to stop forcing me to pull to the side of the road. Tried to restart, but no response from the gas pedal. Finally restarted and took it to the dealer. They replaced the Purge valve. Runs currently”

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Engine Light comes on and off intermittently. Autozone ran code and showed EGR fault. When I brought to Ford dealership light was no longer on and they said nothing wrong with vehicle since check engine light was not on when vehicle came in. They disregarded Autozone fault code when light was on”

Edward R., NV (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“cost 250$ at dealer”

Anonymous, LA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Gas tank was replaced under warranty because of faulty mileage readout. Soon afterward, the engine warning light came on; Canister replace. Light came on again and relay was replaced; engine light came on again; problem--gas tank improperly installe”

Anonymous, WA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Evaporator check valve (fuel tank)”

Ronald S., VA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Had P041 code - an issue with the evap canister - was replaced under emissions warranty”

Oscar M., CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Very expensive to repair. $250.00”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The car was making a farting sound through the gas cap. Dealership wanted to replace the entire gas tank. We went to an independent garage and it turned out to be a sensor that was controlling fuel pressure”

David B., FL (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Low pressure fuel sensor failed causing the engine to stall after being warmed up and the shut off for 15 minutes. Would run just long enough to get out in a busy street before it would die”

John B., CO (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“An O2 sensor failed, resulting in a check engine light. The problem was repaired under warranty”

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Ford was also quick to my service concern's regarding the oxygen sensors”

Anthony S., NY (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“a couple of random sensor errors, that were fixed by the dealer”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion Energi SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Fuel gauge/sender

“Gas station pump would stop pumping at 1/2 - 3/4 tank. Ford dealer had to replace fuel tank neck. Replacement is not 100% effective; some pumps still shut off prematurely”

Dennis B., NJ (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“During refueling, pump shuts off at 13/16 (3 gallons short of full). Squeezing remaining three gallons into tank squirt by squirt takes five or more minutes”

Robert W., CT (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

“There was nothing wrong with it, but it was replaced under warrenty”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall of fuel pump. I am uncertain of the exact reason”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

“Failed for no reason. It happened during 50000km, my mechanic was shocked too”

Chaoxiang C., ON (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Compressor failed at around 70,000 miles”

Tim W., TN (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Automatic climate control

“when set at a certain temperature, it sometimes jumps to the max (hi) temperature. It takes a lot of pressing different options on MYSYNC to stop it”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The climate stopped working for no apparent reason. Dealer service department determined the problem was " under the dash " related. It was repaired at no cost to me , even that portion of the warranty had expired”

Wilmer S., FL (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The auto control went berserk. It said 6 & when I pushed up arrow, the temp went down. The down arrow didn't work. New computer upgrade fixed problem”

Terri S., KS (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“About a year ago, the automatic system suddenly came on and became stuck at 30 degrees and blasted cold air. Could not be changed with any manual control. New download done at the dealer solved the problem. However, it did the same thing one more”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“auto system comes on with any action on part of driver and with random blower, heat and functions selected”

Ellis A., MI (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“total failure of climate system and on fixing it due to software updates not being installed lost the climate system and navigation within a week of getting it back. it was fixed and no problems since”

Steve S., TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“previous problem all ectronics failed”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The problem was with the temperature control not responding to the touch to change the setting. It lasted for several uncomfortable hours before it corrected itself. Te dealer could not recreate the situation”

SUSn R., MA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Small blower motor in dash, not main blower”

Ronald S., VA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Electronic control system malfunction disabled all HVAC, defroster, seat heaters”

William C., MA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Heater system

“heater occasionally changes selected settings without any action on part of driver”

Ellis A., MI (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“the car takes a very long to warm up in the winter so the heater does not produce sufficient heat”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

“Weird shifting since I bought the car new. It was my daily driver and the transmission is weird when shifting from 1-2,sometimes 2-3. I research about it and it didn't seem to have any fixes”

Chaoxiang C., ON (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The transmission shifts horribly I've found this to be the case with all Ford products no matter what trim level. It randomly slams into a different gear when going up and down hills. It shifts randomly on flat stretches of road”

Anonymous, OR (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Rough shifting from 1-2, 2-3 and down shifts from 6-5”

Torben N., FL (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

“The transmission is slipping between 3rd and 4th gear. My mechanic did some research and found out that this transmission has a history of problems. Apparently the material in the spools of the transmission valve body is made of a different material than the valve body itself. One of the 2 wear too quickly causing fluid to leak through the valve causing the slipping. I have not replaced the transmission yet. Jasper Engine and Transmission has yet to start rebuilding this transmission, till they”

Raymond M., IN (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“transmission is terrible randomly shifts without reason. No two shifts are the same may slide into gear one time the next time it will slam int gear. Really unsettling for a modern car”

Anonymous, OR (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Going down hill when car is in 1st 10 minutes of driving, the vehicle gets stuck in a lower gear and does not automatically upshift”

Jim F., MD (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission leaks

“Driver's side axle seal had to be replaced at 77000 miles”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Both front trans axel seals leaking. Left front discovered leaking and once repaired by Ford Dealership, but leaking again”

Edward R., NV (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Very small drip. Dealer determined it was a defective seal. Repaired at no cost to me”

Wilmer S., FL (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Identified by service dept. Repairs paid by Ford. Four day service required”

Margery S., MI (2013 Ford Fusion Energi SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Went in for oil change, they said transmission leaking fluid. Took into Ford, they ended up rebuilding transmission”

Craig T., MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“When the intermittent shifting into neutral problem first appeared, the dealer changed the solenoid in the transmission. It was a temporary fix; the original problem returned within a few thousand miles”

Anonymous, ME (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-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

Locks and latches

“The Passenger Door would not hold to keep the Door Closed. There was a recall that did fix the problem”

Richard B., TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE Unsure)

“Hood release cable handle broke twice”

Edward R., NV (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Lock on trunk lid opens on bumpy road”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“recall”

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Due to unreported accident damage the driver side door and fender were misaligned, when sitting in the sun the metal expansion caused interference between the door and fender”

Anonymous, MS (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

“Sunroor out of alignment. Adjustet by dealership I am happy”

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“trunk latch rattles. trunk not properly aligned with body from day 1. Despite repeated attempts, they cannot fix it”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Windows

“The automatic-up and auto-down power windows repeatedly "forget" how to function automatically and require "reprogramming" by manually running them through complete up-and-down cycles after which they function normally for a few days”

R M., OH (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Right front corner window trim is loose on the outside and creates wind noise. I need to find time to go to the dealer about this”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“all electric functions failed intermittently”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Locks up on cold weather. Front windows”

Anonymous, MO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

“Rear calipers with electric parking brake froze”

Matthew B., WA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“THe brakes did not work for the first month I owned the brand new car. Eventually Ford made a recall after it spent the first month in and out of the dealership. There was also two more recalls that the company told me they did not have the supplie”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford Fusion Unsure 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“Got less than 36,000 miles out of them”

Anonymous, IN (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Ford blames the excessive rear rotors wear on the winter sand used on our roads in northern Michigan although there is no problem with the front rotors”

Robert G., MI (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rotors had to be ground”

Anonymous, MD (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Excessive wear”

Robert G., MI (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rotors had to be replaced on both front and rear brakes to resolve vibration on braking”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Fusion SE Unsure)

“The rotors needed replaced and they said it was under warranty. I brought it in and was given a $600 bill because they said the rotors were "scored" and the warranty was denied. I was not asked for consent to do the work”

Anonymous, NB (2013 Ford Fusion Energi SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Car is a giant rattle box, with rattles coming from all areas of the structure”

Anonymous, QC (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Antilock system (ABS)

“ABS warning light kept coming on. Car was in shop at dealers for almost 6 weeks before the problem was isolated and repaired. all work was covered by warranty”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Parking brake

“The parking brake would not release so I could drive the car and then it some how corrected itself. Took it to Ford and explained the issue and they said it was operating properly. I only had the one instsnt that it occured”

Victor J., CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

“Started as noise in engine bay. Dealer shimmed axle as per Ford TSB. I found the noise was plastic mount hitting screw in firewall. 20k miles later half-shaft went out”

Anonymous, CO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Stability control (ESC)

“advance trac light has come on 3 times and each time turned off. The third time an update was made to the cars onboard computer and the light has not turned back on so far”

Bradley O., ON (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Pod containing Heater ,A/C, radio Etc.. would work for 10 minutes and cut out, 10 minutes later it would go back on. % months to repair, needed 2 modules $600.- to fix. Backup warning beeper still on the fritz. Must be reset almost every time I start the car”

Allen G., NY (2013 Ford Fusion Unsure Unsure)

“Electrical harness failure caused powertrain light and check engine lights to come on. They also caused the battery to fail. Problem was corrected by replacing the harness per a tsb”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Fusion Energi SE Unsure)

“12 volt battery drained. Needed jump to even open the trunk and start car”

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“12 volt battery that activates the drive system goes bad. Replaced under warranty 3 or 4 times”

Michael R., TN (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Car occasionally wouldn't start. Had it in for service twice and it was finally diagnosed as a battery problem. No issues since battery was replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“While going about 65, I tried to rapidly accelerate to change lanes then the engine cut off and screen went black for about 3 seconds then came back on”

Anonymous, HI (2013 Ford Fusion Energi SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The dealership would really have to describe this issue. Check engine light kept on turning on. It was an electrical problem in the engine and cost was very expensive”

Anonymous, OK (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Driveline vibration

“Half shaft went out after Ford TSB shim”

Anonymous, CO (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“Trouble with the Engine Light coming on, OFTEN. Found out there is a recall for a similar problem to ours. Fix will be available 4Q2017”

Richard B., TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE Unsure)

“There were about 6 recalls on this car, with one involving the engine computer but I don't understand what it was about”

Gerald R., NY (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Some type of sensor went bad 300 miles outside of the warranty and still got charged for the repair”

Lindy M., FL (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Car has cut completely off twice while my wife is driving; Display goes blank and shuts down. Have to stop and car does restart. Has happened 3 times since car was purchased”

Ernest C., SC (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

“Just received a recall notice anout this. A possible fire could occur. No parts available until 4Q 2017”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Minor leak. Have not repaired”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Very minor, dealer found it and rhwn fixed it”

W S., CA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“oil leaks in tranmission, repaired on recall from dealer”

David A., CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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

Shocks or struts

“Rear right shock failed at about 70,000 km”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rear shock absorbers had to be replaced at 81000 miles due to normal wear and tear (quite possibly due to the fault of my own based on consistent vehicle load)”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Shocks had be be replaced at around 80k”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“the struts wore out and is wearing out the tires at 39,000 miles. It makes the car sound awful”

John W., KS (2013 Ford Fusion S 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“replaced electric steering rack”

Anonymous, CT (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Complete replacement of steering rack. But the dealership kept the car for three weeks because the parts supplier kept sending the wrong parts”

Anonymous, QC (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rack and Pinion housing cracked and the whole system had to be replaced”

Gerald V., NY (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

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)

“Car died at home, jumped to start, brought to dealer, they replaced the battery. two months later the battery died, jumped to start it, brought it to the dealer they kept the car 3 days, replaced the alternator and battery”

Ronald L., GA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Battery had a dead cell in February 2015”

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Battery failed entirely 9 months after purchase”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

“The Ford is my husband's car.I just see the high number of recall letters from Ford. There is a loaner in the driveway at least twice a year”

Pam H., IL (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“About every 3-4 months, the car will not start and requires a jump start. The strange thing is that the charging vehicle does not even have to be turned on for the Fusion to be successfully jumped”

Anonymous, IN (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Coil

“2 bad ignition coils after 21 months/39000 miles. Not under warranty. California emissions warranty supposedly covers this part, but Ford claims that's only if you fail a smog check. But I'm not due for a smog check yet, so they refused to pay!”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“The coil in cylinder #3 failed, had to have replaced, spark plugs replaced, fuel injectors cleaned, and a tune-up. Cost $650”

Thaddeus W., CO (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“A transmission should by fail at 100,000 miles. Was told by dealership this was an ongoing problem. This was my 1st and last Ford vehicle”

Anonymous, OK (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Only noise”

Patrick D., PA (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Transmission was completely rebuilt and the Torque Converter was replaced. The transmission would shift into neutral and the engine would sometimes stall. It was very dangerous and almost caused a crash with another vehicle”

Anonymous, ME (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

“Vehicle was fine in reverse, putting it in drive it would hesitate for a milisecond and then clunk hard going into drive”

Steve K., FL (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Transmission was opened and worked on 3 times prior to being completely pulled and rebuilt. I sued and the Ford Motor Corporation has offered to buy the car back”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

“My car overheated because a fitting that directs coolant one direction and oil in another failed and filled up the engine with both of these fluids. It was an expensive problem to fix and it left me stranded on the side of the road in rush hour traffic”

Jayme A., CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

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Recalls
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STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Aug 29 2019
If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist, requiring a greater steering effort, especially at lower speeds, and increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ, 2015-2016 Ford Edge, and 2016 Lincoln MKX vehicles originally sold, or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. Road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear motor bolts and apply a wax sealer. If any of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 7, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S26.
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: 19V632000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 90644
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
May 13 2019
If the vehicle is exited without the transmission being in Park and without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly move, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2016 Fusion vehicles equipped with 2.5 liter engines. The bushing that attaches the transmission shifter cable to the transmission may degrade over time and cause the bushing to detach from the transmission. The condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in Park, with no warning message or audible chime.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter cable bushing, free of charge. The recall began September 10, 2019. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 19S16. Note: Owners are directed to use the parking brake until the recall remedy repairs can be made. This recall is an expansion of 18V471.
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: 19V362000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 259182
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:FLOOR SHIFT
Jul 16 2018
If the vehicle is exited without the transmission being in Park and without the parking brake being applied, the vehicle may unexpectedly move, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Ford Escape, and 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles, equipped with six-speed automatic transmissions. The bushing that attaches the transmission shifter cable to the transmission may degrade over time and cause the bushing to detach from the transmission. The condition could allow the driver to move the shift lever to Park and remove the ignition key, while the transmission may not be in Park, with no warning message or audible chime.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the shifter cable bushing, free of charge. The recall began September 20, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S20. Note: Owners are directed to use the parking brake until the recall remedy repairs can be made.
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: 18V471000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 504182
POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION
Mar 12 2018
A transmission fluid leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Ford Fusion vehicles equipped with a 1.6L GTDI engine and 6-speed manual transmission and 2015-2016 Ford Focus vehicles equipped with a 1.0L GTDI engine and 6-speed manual transmission. Also included are four 2017 Ford Focus vehicles that had clutch replacements with potentially affected parts. The clutch may fracture, resulting in damage to the transmission assembly and possibly a transmission fluid leak.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will update the Focus vehicles with software that detects and prevents prolonged clutch slip, and will replace the clutch, as necessary, free of charge. Owners of Fusion vehicles will have their clutch assembly replaced free of charge. The recall began August 3, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 18S07.
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: 18V169000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5361
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Mar 27 2017
If the cylinder head cracks and leaks oil, the oil may contact a hot engine or exhaust component, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Escape, 2014-2015 Fiesta ST, 2013-2014 Fusion and 2013-2015 Transit Connect vehicles equipped with 1.6L GTDI engines. If the vehicle is started and driven with an insufficient level of coolant within the engine cooling system, the engine cylinder head may overheat, crack and leak oil.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will install a coolant level sensor and the supporting hardware and software, free of charge. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk were mailed April 21, 2017. The recall began on January 5, 2018. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 17S09.
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: 17V209000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 208584
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Mar 27 2017
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain 2014 Ford Fiesta, 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ vehicles. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches, free of charge. The recall began May 1, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S16.
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: 17V210000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 191432
SEAT BELTS:FRONT
Dec 05 2016
If the driver or front passenger seatbelt cables cannot properly restrain the front seat occupants, they would be at an increased risk of injury.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2016 Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured November 2, 2012, to July 31, 2014, and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured November 14, 2012, to July 31, 2014. In the event of a crash, heat from the deployment of a seat belt pretensioner may cause a front seat belt anchor cable to fail.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply a protective coating to the seat belt cable, free of charge. The recall began May 16, 2017. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S42.
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: 16V875000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 603392
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Apr 28 2015
If the bolts corrode, the steering gear motor may detach from the gear housing resulting in a loss of power steering assist. Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to March 20, 2015, and 2015 Ford Edge vehicles manufactured February 26, 2015, to February 28, 2015, and originally sold, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. In the affected vehicles, snow or water containing road salt or other contaminants may corrode the electric power steering gear motor attachment bolts.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will apply sealer and replace the steering gear motor bolts as required. If one or more of the steering gear motor attachment bolts are broken or missing, a new steering gear will be installed in the vehicle. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on June 24, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S14.
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: 15V250000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 487301
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Apr 24 2015
A door that is not securely latched could open while the vehicle is in motion, increasing the risk of injury to a vehicle occupant.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) notified the agency on April 23, 2015, that they are recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured July 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013, and 2012-2014 Fiesta vehicles manufactured February 1, 2012, to May 31, 2013. On April 30, 2015, Ford expanded the recall to cover an additional 119,567 vehicles, including certain model year 2011 Ford Fiestas manufactured from November 11, 2009, to May 31, 2013 and certain model year 2013 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured from February 1, 2012, to June 30, 2012. A component within the door latches may break making the doors difficult to latch and/or leading the driver or a passenger to believe a door is securely closed when, in fact, it is not.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace all four door latches with an improved part, free of charge. Interim notifications were mailed to owners on June 5, 2015. The recall began on December 18, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S16.
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: 15V246000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 456440
AIR BAGS
Sep 26 2014
The short circuits could cause the frontal air bags, side curtain air bags and the seat belt pretensioners to not function as intended when needed, increasing the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured January 19, 2012, to November 21, 2013; Ford Fusion vehicles manufactured February 3, 2012, to August 24, 2013; Ford Escape vehicles manufactured October 5, 2011, to November 1, 2013; and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured April 25, 2012, to September 30, 2013. The coating on portions of the Restraint Control Module (RCM) may crack, and when exposed to humidity, circuits on the printed circuit board may short.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the RCM, free of charge. Parts are not currently available. The recall began on May 26,2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S21.
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: 14V597000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 746842
SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINER
Apr 02 2014
The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.
Summary:
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured August 15, 2012, through September 10, 2013, 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, through August 12, 2013, and 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured from July 23, 2012, through May 28, 2013. The driver and passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with sub-standard weld joints used to attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame. The affected seat backs may have insufficient strength to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatback, free of charge. The recall began on May 30, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C03.
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: 14V164000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 43135
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
May 31 2013
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Police Interceptor Sedan and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles; and certain model year 2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may develop a crack, allowing fuel to leak.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2013. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S04.
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: 13V227000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 390783
STEERING
May 31 2013
This could result in impaired steering, including the loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Fusion vehicles manufactured April 19, 2013, through April 23, 2013. The steering gears may be missing an internal retaining clip. If the clip is missing, components inside the steering gear may become dislodged inside the gear assembly.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear, free of charge. The recall began on June 17, 2013. Ford's recall number is 13S06. Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.
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: 13V232000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 20
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Dec 03 2012
If flammable engine fluids come in contact with the vehicle¿s hot exhaust system, a vehicle fire could occur.
Summary:
This is an update to a recently announced recall. Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through November 26, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines, as well as certain model year 2013 Fusion vehicles manufactured from February 3, 2012, through November 29, 2012, equipped with 1.6L engines. Coolant system leaks may cause the engines to overheat and leak flammable engine fluids.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine for coolant system leaks and reprogram the vehicle¿s powertrain control module and instrument cluster with an updated calibration and overheat strategy software. There will be no charge to owners for this service. Owners were recently notified to contact dealers to arrange for alternative transportation as Ford developed a remedy. Owners will be shortly receiving notifications to contact Ford dealers to schedule the free remedy repair. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
For more information:
Ford's recall campaign number is 12S41.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: 12V551000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 80057
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Nov 30 2012
An improperly cured projector coating will become hazy through operation, over time, reducing the brightness of the low-beam lamp. This may decrease driver visibility and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Fusion vehicles, manufactured from February 3, 2012, through October 20, 2012, for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The affected vehicles may not have had the low beam headlamp projector coating properly cured during its manufacturing process.
What should you do:
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp assembly. The recall began on December 18, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
For more information:
Ford's recall campaign number is 12C27.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: 12V553000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 19158
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