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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,785 miles

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2006 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #22

Jun 032016

Fusion

  • 143,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was parking in a bettendort, Iowa restaurant parking lot when my car surged forward. I applied the brakes, but car would not stop. It left the parking lot, crossed a sidewalk and went onto a street near an intersection. I kept applying the brakes, but car still wouldn't stop. It collided with an oncoming car, crossed over a median and finally stopped on another street across from the intersection.

- Davenport, IA, USA

problem #21

Aug 012015

Fusion

  • 80,000 miles
Interior front door latches broke around the 100,000 mileage. All four electric window regulators/motor have failed from the 80,000-110,000 mileage period. Each of the regulators plastic rollers where the cable goes around were broken. Two of the automatic door locks quit working as well. All motor mounts have been replaced at least once and 2 have been replaced twice each. 4-cylinder. I have seen 100's of complaints online about the motor mounts and many for the interior latches and window regulators. I have spent over a thousand dollars on the motor mount issues.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #20

Jul 102015

Fusion

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the foam was protruding from beneath the housing of the air bag. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Queensbury, NY, USA

problem #19

Jul 192015

Fusion

  • 156,213 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The interior door handle breaks, incase of crash or fire you cannot exit. I was told by the dealer other cars with the same door handle, has them recalled for the same reason.

- Westland, MI, USA

problem #18

Nov 202013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 71,000 miles
When vehicle reaches 65 mph a buffeting of the rear window is so loud that it seems as if it will break. Does not happen all the time. It happens even with the windows raised. I have a blanket stuffed between the rear dashboard and the window to quiet the buffeting. Owners manual refers to the problem and how to remedy it if the windows in the front compartment are down, but nothing if the windows are up. Never had this happen in the past with any vehicle. Very unusual.

- Newark, OH, USA

problem #17

Mar 302012

Fusion

  • 123,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the doors became inoperable. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 123,000.

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #16

May 252014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 62,061 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The driver's door could not be opened from inside....had to lower window and reach outside to open the door. I have to do this all the time since this problem started. This is a safety problem in the event I lose power and am unable to open the window in order to open door in an emergency. Exiting is delayed.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #15

Oct 162013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I own a 2006 Ford Fusion, and my complaint is about the failure of interior door handles. Three of the four interior door handles will not open the door from the inside of the vehicle, the windows have to be rolled down and the doors opened from the outside. Specifically both front doors, and the left rear door handles do not work. I purchased the vehicle new in 2006. I called the Ford consumer complaint line, and was told that because the vehicle is beyond the 36 month warranty period there was not anything that could be done. Obviously if you can not get out of your car without rolling down the window and using the outside handle; should be a safety issue. I have search online and there numerous complaints with the 2006-2010 years on the interior door handles on online forums, as well as you tube on how to replace them. The spokesperson at Ford said that they do not monitor online forums. They said that would file my complaint with my VIN in their database. You can find the handles on ebay and amazon for about $42. I would appreciate any help that you can give in getting Ford to recognize this as a safety issue and make the repairs to my vehicle.

- Burlington, NC, USA

problem #14

Jun 012011

Fusion

  • 55,000 miles
Contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the front passenger and both rear interior door handles became fractured when engaged. In addition, the contact was driving 55 mph when the vehicle failed to respond to acceleration attempts over 55 mph. The seat belt mechanism also failed and the contact was unable to secure the seat belt. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer where the transmission was replaced. The interior door handles and the seat belt were not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Hickory , MS, USA

problem #13

Aug 242013

Fusion

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the passenger and driver's side doors failed to open from the inside. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the door handle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

- Ridgewood, NJ, USA

problem #12

Aug 122013

Fusion

  • 79,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that after parking the vehicle, the driver's side door failed to open. The contact had to open the front window down in order to reach the exterior handle. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

- Louiville, KY, USA

problem #11

May 112012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
I bought my 2006 Ford Fusion on 5/5/12. On 5/11/12 we went to get out of the car & the front passenger door would not shut. You would go to close it & it would just bounce back open. It had something to do with the door striker not aligning up. I had to take it to a Ford dealership to get it fixed...$350!! the dealership I bought the car from 6 days earlier would not help us at all!! why in the world would that break on a 6yr old car!! I have a 25yr old car that has no problem opening & closing the doors!! I'm starting to see a trend with this car. Everything everyone else is complaining about with these cars are slowing coming true with my car too. I'm starting to wish I would have never bought this car.

- New Whiteland, IN, USA

problem #10

May 132009

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The interior door handles have broken on three of the four doors and require you to open them from the outside to exit the vehicle. This is a systemic problem with Ford Fusion with inferior plastic door handles.

- Thompsons, TX, USA

problem #9

Apr 152012

Fusion

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that she activated the child safety lock on the rear driver's side door and was unable to open it to remove a child from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the door was repaired. A few months later, the contact attempted to open the driver's side door after parking and was unable to exit the vehicle. A few weeks later, the rear driver's side door failed again. The dealer was notified but offered little assistance. The failure and current mileages were 67,000.

- Merrillville, IN, USA

problem #8

Jun 012012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Driver side interior door latch broken. Can not lock car with key fob.

- Huntingtown, MD, USA

problem #7

May 152012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that she noticed that the passenger side dashboard was cracked around the air bag area. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer advised replacing the dashboard. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and stated that the vehicle was not under warranty, providing no assistance. The failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 42,000. Updated 09/12/2012

- Warsaw , MO, USA

problem #6

May 142012

Fusion

  • 116,000 miles
The interior rear door handles have broken. I feel this is a saftey issue in exiting the vehicle, in the event of a crash or fire. I would like to see Ford recall this part so no further issues arise.

- Monticello, MN, USA

problem #5

May 032012

Fusion

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the driver's side door handle detached from the vehicle. Prior to the failure, the vehicle also failed to start. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who confirmed that the transmission needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted regarding both failures. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 78,000.

- Saugus, MA, USA

problem #4

Mar 272012

Fusion

  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. While parked, the contact attempted to open the driver's side door when the interior door handle fractured. The contact could only exit the vehicle by opening the driver's side door window and reaching out to open the door by the exterior door handle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.

- Abington, MA, USA

problem #3

Feb 112012

Fusion

  • miles
The front interior passenger door handle snapped and now cannot be opened from the inside. This same defect happened to the rear driver side door handle about 1 year ago. This is a major safety issue. We cannot get out of the passenger side front seat without opening the door from the outside.

- Windcrest, TX, USA

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