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.
Alerts
There are 16 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

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

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"stopped working, took multiple times to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium)

"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)
Display screen difficult to see

"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)
Display screen freezes up

"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)
Display screen goes blank

"The antennae on the hood of my car broke off last year due to a tree limb falling on it from a storm. I took the car to the dealership the next day to get it replaced. They kept my car for three days to make the repair. My display screen now has lines through it and goes completely blank at times so I cannot use it. When I inquired about it at the dealership, I was told that most likely rain had gotten in through the hood of my car where the antennae broke off. Even though the dealership left my car outside and unprotected for 3 days (it rained 2), they refused to put in a new display."

Jason W., NC (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Screen goes blank and then starts showing a progress bar with Battery Saver - System Off above that. It did this almost daily for multiple weeks, but has not done this for a few weeks."

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

"The backup camera works sporadically, and at other times it shows not available and remains that way even when the car is not in reverse, leaving a blank unusable screen."

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

"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)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"The system regularly says that it cannot find the device even though it is connected."

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

"About once every month or two, it will fail to recognize the connected device or refuse to hear the command to connect (bluetooth audio). The only fix for this is to disconnect the battery for 5 minutes and reset all the information."

Andrew E., MO (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"When more than phone Synced to the car, are in the car, the system tries to connect to both, and it take several minutes to get it corrected. But, it tries again later, such as, jumping from music on one phone to audio books on another, at will, giving us no control over it for a time."

Wayne B., GA (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)
Hardware replacement

"The computer system or APIM unit needs to be replaced. The part was actually covered by a service action, however the service action expired for my vehicle about 9 months before the system failed."

Anonymous, (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"After 3 years, suddenly my GPS could not find new updated areas. Ford dealership wanted me to buy a new chip for $250. even though I had paid a 7 years extended service plan. I never paid for any extra warranties on any cars before but because this new car had so much electronic components, I wanted to make sure I was covered. Another dealership agreed to upgrade it for $100. but not with a new chip. Now. again, it doesn't give me directions in new suburban developed areas. Same story!!! I'm glad I didn't have any major issues other than that. I also have a portable Garmin so I keep it in the car as another option."

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

"navigation system did not function several times. A new system was installed by the dealer"

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

"From what I remember, the ac unit stopped working because it couldn't be controlled by the MyFord Touch Navigation system which malfunctioned. It had to be replaced by Ford entirely."

Casey P., TX (2013 Ford Fusion)

"THE GPS WOULD GET LOST AND PLOT MY LOCATION ON STREETS SEVERAL BLOCKS AWAY FROM WHERE I WAS TRUELY LOCATED."

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

"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)

"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)

"Three leaks three separate times, trunk twice and the sky light or whatever it is called"

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

"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)

"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)

"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)
Radio

"Volume control module had to be rplaced"

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

"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)
Routine software updates

"The dealership updated my software the first time I took it in. After that I was told I could do it myself, I have not because it is very confusing and what they told me to do the Ford website does not list."

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

"Their voice recognition system is VERY inconsistent. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Very irritating. Another area that you did not allow me to comment on is the key access control. Both of my keys broke, the stem broke away from the control module. It is a .20 piece that holds the stem to the module and yet I had to spend $250 to buy two new units even thou both the stem (using a pliers to turn it) and the module control unit still worked. Poor quality control OR planned repairs."

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)

"When you first start the car the voice commands do not work. After a while they start to work but it is vary sporadic. The dealership does not update the software, told me to do it myself. I have not because it is very confusing."

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

"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)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"There were 3 or 4 separate leaks at 3 or 4 separate times. The last with the trunk was not repaired properly--trunk. Then I had to fight the dealer over a $300 bill for it. Ford Motor kicked in $200 but the dealer Bob Maxey, nothing. Not happy."

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)

"I believe there were 3 separate occasions. The first was the sunroof and trunk. The next two were the trunk. Ford fixed everything nicely the first 2 times with no charge due to warranty. A big fight ensued over the 3rd trunk leak. The dealer compromised by getting Ford to knock off $100. My contention all along was that they had not fixed the trunk correctly the first time--but could not prove. So all of this happened while under warranty, except the last incident shortly after the warranty ran out"

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

"First the trunk leaked then some moths later the roof leaked"

Rufus M., MI (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"rattle in passenger side doors ---only in cool/cold weather...dealer could not find problem....."

T W., PA (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)
Squeaks or rattles

"Trouble with chipmunks getting into cabin air filter and eating away to eventually cause fan noise."

David L., MI (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"the steering wheel emits an intermittent squeak when turned rapidly to full lock. does not happen all the time and does not inhibit vehicle operation, just annoying."

Steven A., ID (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"rattling in the rear view mirror"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Ford Fusion)

"Just some annoying rattles in the front of the inside, topside. Not overly noisy but certainly there."

Salim H., BC (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"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)

"An unknown engine noise they can't identify. Also brake noise after they changed them."

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

"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)
Wind noise

"Just air noise when driving"

James S., SC (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"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)

"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)

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

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)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"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)
Body control module

"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)
Clock

"Clock has always lost time periodically since I bought it."

David L., MI (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Various side lights also did not always work. Too many leaks"

Rufus M., MI (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 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)

"It was windows that do not open/close partly"

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

"Passenger side tail light (LEDs) does not illuminate"

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

"Small Parking light went out. Costs $200. to change"

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

"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)

"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)
Interior lights

"Dealer has had to change a difficult-to-reach small battery two times that operates the overhead lights above the windshield and that operates the sun roof."

Mary S., MI (2013 Ford Fusion)

"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)
Keyless entry

"when a recall repair was done on the faulty plastic door latches the service department damaged the wiring harness going into one of the doors and it caused the keyless entry to short out soon after dealer repaired the problem and apologized for causing it an honest mistake and admitted by the dealer who continues to get my business because of his honesty"

Steven A., ID (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"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)
Remote engine starter

"Battery went haywire in car. Caused drainage. Replaced, Happened again. Now ok."

David L., MI (2013 Ford Fusion S 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"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)
Tire pressure monitor

"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)
Warning lights

"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)
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)

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)

"Car would die at low speeds, usually in a parking lot type situation. I had to replace the low fuel pressure regulator and the purge vale assembly"

George E., CA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"i just remember that the check engine light came on and we took it in and got it back the next day."

Walter S., TX (2013 Ford Fusion SE 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)

"Check engine light constantly illuminated, but no performance issues"

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

"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)
Fuel cap

"emissions control light on indicated problem. presently waiting for service from my automotive repair shop"

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

"Low fuel pressure sensor, purge valve"

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

"The fuel pump needed to be replaced in my vehicle last year. I was out of state when my car stalled out twice. I was able to make it back home and to a dealership where a new fuel pump was put in. This was one of five times my car had to go to the shop last year for issues (once was for recall). My car still does not drive 100% to this day and no dealership has been able to explain why."

Jason W., NC (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"two fuel pumps failed"

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

"Local repair shop could not read the OBD code. The OBD code was dealer only. Had car flat bed to dealer. Repair cost $1100.00"

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

"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)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Fuel sensor failed"

Kurt H., MA (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There was a sensor that caused the fuel tank to 'burp or 'fart' loudly enough that it could be heard inside the car.."

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)

"The sensor light came on and I had to take it to the dealer to be repaired."

Anonymous, BC (2013 Ford Fusion Unsure 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)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Small problem with trims around triangular window near driver's door."

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

"Air dam below front bumper get hung up on parking curbs used in parking lots."

Malcolm A., OR (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"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)

"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)

"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)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"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)

"seat control broke, panels around latches pop out"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint peeling over edge of left rear wheel well"

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

"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)

"paint bubbling in corners around licence plate - poor paint job."

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

"Paint is peeling in various areas. The peeling is in small spots; the largest is approximately 1 inch in diameter."

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

"The trunk has cracked, split, and the split is quickly spreading"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Ford Fusion SE)
Rust

"Small (micro) dots of rust showing on exterior door panels - Dealership (Ford) refused to address issue"

Anonymous, (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 1.6-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

"Door lock in system which was a recall"

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

"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)

"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)

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

"The bolts holding the pully on came out."

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

"Compressor clutch bolt came loose. The bolt was reinstalled with locktite and have not had a problem since."

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

"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

"There is an ongoing problem with the climate control module communicating with the computer."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-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)

"about 2 years ago the air conditioner would keep turning itself on after I would shut it off. It is still a problem, but Ford said they would charge $100 just to look at it and that money would not go towards repair."

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

"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)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower fan rattle, uneven running"

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

"Small blower motor in dash, not main blower"

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

"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)
Refrigerant leaks

"Had a recall previously, about a year ago. Then about a month ago, my husband had to take it in the hose leaking. The recall issue was the same issue we had with the Fiesta. It stopped running after 3800 miles. They never did a recall on it, it was the same issue that was recalled on the Fusion. The leak didn’t drip out, it leaked back into the engine. We had replaced the cylinders and basically did about $3000 of work, and it didn’t fix the problem. We took it to the dealer who said we needed to replace the engine-$6000. We still owed $6000, so we paid it off, and donated the car. Ford refused to do anything, they said we were past the warranty. Then sent the recall for the same problem on the Fusion!"

Maria O., NC (2013 Ford Fusion 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"T-connection on a coolant line failed and leaked. $450 to replace at dealership."

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

"The low pressure servicing port leaked, requiring a full line replacement."

Anonymous, MS (2013 Ford Fusion SE 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

Alignment

"There was a slight mis-alignment that was picked up by the auto shop. Not very pronounced but I had it fixed"

Salim H., BC (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Bushings

"Lower A arm front rubber bushing is cracked. Expected to fail completely soon."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"car towed to dealer power steering unit replaced $2,700.00"

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

"do get good crop pot holes in Nova Scotia but was surprised to have to rep;ace both rear shocks. top mounting bushing wore, strikes me as a weak point in design. was never an issue on previous vehicles that were older than this fusion."

Douglas L., NS (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle in rear end when hitting bumps"

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

"Rear passenger-side shock blown out, making 'clunking' noise every time I hit a bump until replaced. This is the second time this component has failed on this vehicle since purchased in Feb 2016."

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

"rear shocks were leaking fluid and required replacement"

Allan H., 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)

"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)
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)

"We own 2 Ford Fusions, both 2013. Both have required replacement of the steering rack after 100,000 miles--just after extended warantee wears off."

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

"power assist failed"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"steering wheel vibrates and pulls left or right dependent on the crown of the road. significant torque steer that makes car tedious to drive."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"we have had to have tie rods replaced in both of the 2013 Fusions that we own."

Anonymous, NY (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

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)
Calipers

"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 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers with electric parking brake froze"

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

"What can i say. It was routine brake wear at about 70k miles. Got it fixed, good to go"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)
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)
Premature brake wear

"vehicle only 5 years old and not driven hard. am on 3rd set rear rotors/pads. rear rotors get severly grooved and wear pads. have read forums where others report same premature wear. only thing with this vehicle that really irritates me."

Douglas L., NS (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"The dealership where this vehicle has always been serviced indicated that brake work was necessary. With my previous vehicle (a 2003 Volvo S40), I did not need brake work until nearly twice the mileage that I have put on the Fusion."

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

"Rotors had to be ground"

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

"Inner rear brake pads prematurely wearing. Outer disks show signs of rust. Ford dealer failed to correct this problem 2+ years ago."

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

"Had to replace the rotors and calipers early. Seemed the calipers were locking in place causing the rotors to wear excessively"

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

"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)
Pulsation or vibration

"pulsation noticed in past 6 months - replaced rear brake pads/rotors - problem still there"

John D., IL (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

"The rotors got warped in the first year, and progressively got worse until replaced recently. However, the brake pads did the fine, lasted 5 years."

Salim H., BC (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-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)

"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)

"Excessive wear"

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

"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)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"the door latch system failed because of broken plastic latches and the passenger front door had to be tied shut the latches were replaced on a recall"

Steven A., ID (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"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)

"The small dots of rust concerned us, as they might lead to larger concerns. Appear to originate from under the paint (ie: from the door metal used in fabrication)"

Anonymous, (2013 Ford Fusion SE Hybrid 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Locks and latches

"the passenger front door latch failed and the door had to be tied shut and the Fusion brought to the dealer for repair. it was the subject of a recall and all the latches were replaced at no charge and no further issues of this type has occurred."

Steven A., ID (2013 Ford Fusion SE 2.5-L 4 Cyl)

"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)

"Faulty hood release. When hood lever is released under the dashboard, the driver side under the hood is not released. Passenger side releases. It goes back to the dealer this coming week. Battery is showing signs of possible failure."

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

"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)
Seat belts

"faulty tensioner - replaced under warranty"

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

"recall"

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

"Sunroor out of alignment. Adjustet by dealership I am happy"

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

"I can slide the sunroof back but I can no longer just let it up a little to let it cool off on a cool day or it will not close down again."

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

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"As stated before, acted like it did’nt want tonshift"

Gary P., IL (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Hard shift from second to third"

Eric D., NJ (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)

"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)
Slipping transmission

"At around 40 mph would shift very hard, back -fororth until you speed-ip"

Gary P., IL (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)

"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 computer

"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

"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)

"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)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Ford continues to refuse to admit these transmissions have a problem with solenoid failures. Replaced solenoid causing violent 1-2 upshifts (at a private repair facility because Ford turns a blind eye)."

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

"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)

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

Driveline vibration

"Half shaft went out after Ford TSB shim"

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

"wheel bearing failure"

Edward G., SC (2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"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)
Electrical failure

"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)

"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)

"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)
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)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"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)

"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)
Oil leaks

"Main crankshaft bearing seal gasket had to be replaced at rear of engine"

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

"Small oil leak at intake manifold"

Jeffery A., KS (2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Very minor, dealer found it and rhwn fixed it"