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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,234 miles

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2006 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #9

Feb 022016

Fusion

  • 80,000 miles

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

Our Ford Fusion engine suddenly started dying in traffic. When stopping at a light or stop sign in traffic, the idle would drop below 5000 rpms, then suddenly the engine would die. After placing the vehicle in park, we would have to restart the engine. Usually would die after sitting still after about 10 seconds. Sometimes the vehicle wouldn't start backup right away, so we were stuck on the road until it finally decided to start. No check engine light or wrench would display. We took it in to Ford dealer and they determined the throttle body was defective. Apparently this is an issue with most Ford Fusion, as well as other models that use the same throttle body. The vehicle has 80,000 miles on it. Repair costs were over $1000. When is Ford going to address this issue for the Fusion that were made before 2009? thanks, larry doss

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #8

Nov 092013

Fusion

  • 49,000 miles
In 2013 I experienced a loss of speed/power on my 2006 Ford Fusion. I pulled into a parking space at a shopping center and turned the car off. When the incident happened the wrench light and the traction light where lit on the dashboard display. When I started the car back up the lights were off on the dashboard and the car seemed to run fine. I did not have another incident until 2014. This time the check engine light came on as well as the wrench and traction lights. I took it and had a diagnostic done and was told it was the P code indicating the throttle. I drove the car back home and looked up the P code and found hundreds of complaints regarding this part. It was also being said that this part was defective and that Ford had issued a 10 year extended warranty (from time of purchase) on the part. Again, after starting the car the next day it was running fine, no check engine light or any other lights on. It ran fine until June 2015. At this point I had had enough and called the Ford dealership where I purchased the car. Mind you, my car only has 51K original miles. I made an appointment and dropped it off on June 24th, 2015. I was called that day and told that Ford would not be covering the throttle body because my VIN# was not one listed. I questioned this because the information I found regarding the warranty for the part didn't mention specific vins only. The service person stated that they would fix it but only if I paid for the throttle body part and labor. I picked the car up today, June 25th, 2015 and paid a shocking $788.94 for this part and labor and the $39.99 oil change and tire rotation special. This is insane. I was not in a crash or wreck however it did surge and drop speed to 20 miles an hour with cars behind me slamming on breaks. When will Ford decide to do the right thing and cover the cost of this part/repair, when someone is killed?

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #7

Jul 312015

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 58,800 miles
After slowing down just before the stop sign, my car started to sputter and when I tries to accelerate after the intersection it stops accelerating. I had to limp along to get home. Luckily, I was just about 1.5 miles from home. I have done for this car all scheduled maintenance and never missed the recommended periodical oil changes. I drive less than 5000 miles a year with this car an it has less 59,000 miles on it. This must be due to a defective part from the factory and I should not pay for it. I have left it parked on my driveway until I hear from you and by way of your good offices hopefully from Ford. Thank you for kind assistance. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Harvest , AL, USA

problem #6

Oct 152013

Fusion

  • 32,000 miles

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

In 2013 I experienced a loss of speed/power on my 2006 Ford Fusion. I pulled into a parking space at a shopping center and turned the car off. When the incident happened the wrench light and the traction light where lit on the dashboard display. When I started the car back up the lights were off on the dashboard and the car seemed to run fine. I did not have another incident until 2014. This time the check engine light came on as well as the wrench and traction lights. I took it and had a diagnostic done and was told it was the P code indicating the throttle. I drove the car back home and looked up the P code and found hundreds of complaints regarding this part. It was also being said that this part was defective and that Ford had issued a 10 year extended warranty (from time of purchase) on the part. Again, after starting the car the next day it was running fine, no check engine light or any other lights on. It ran fine until June 2015. At this point I had had enough and called the Ford dealership where I purchased the car. Mind you, my car only has 51K original miles. I made an appointment and dropped it off on June 24th, 2015. I was called that day and told that Ford would not be covering the throttle body because my VIN# was not one listed. I questioned this because the information I found regarding the warranty for the part didn't mention specific vins only. The service person stated that they would fix it but only if I paid for the part and labor. I picked the car up today, June 25th, 2015 and paid a shocking $788.94 for this part and labor and the $39.99 oil change and tire rotation special. This is insane. I was not in a crash or wreck however it did surge and drop speed to 20 miles an hour with cars behind me slamming on breaks. When will Ford decide to do the right thing and cover the cost of this part/repair, when it's to late and someone is killed??

- Greensboro , NC, USA

problem #5

Apr 142015

Fusion

  • 78,333 miles
Car dies whilst driving. This is a safety issue. Authorized Ford dealer service determined issue was caused by a defective throttle body.

- Rocklin, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 162014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 70,020 miles
The factory ignition coils began to short against the interior walls of the engine head above the spark plugs. As they shorted it burn the power control module (PCM). With no PCM my spark plugs failed to light, causing my engine become flooded with gasoline, which washed away the lubricants on my cylinder and heads causing all of my cylinders and heads to become damaged. As this happened before I was able to pull over my engine shut off. Causing me to lose power steering and all of the other electrical functioning components. Luckily I was on a fairly quiet road and at somewhat low speeds, but for the many others that have or could experience the same problem might not have been or be as lucky. 2006 Ford Fusion 3.0L V6.

- Kingman , AZ, USA

problem #3

May 222014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 160,950 miles

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

Driving at 55 mph, the car lost power, I pulled to the side of the road the wrench light came on, the engine made some rattling sounds. Then I shut the engine off and had it towed to my mechanics shop.

- Kamuela, HI, USA

problem #2

May 102013

Fusion

  • 91,000 miles
Vehicle losses propulsion at very inconvenient times ( I.e. driving down the interstate, stopped at a stop light, and pulling out into traffic). I have attempt two fix the problem because mechanic said that it was my throttle body. I even called Ford, and they said "if the wrench light is on it was the throttle body." I just want this problem to stop happing because I have done everything to fix it. Changed the spark plugs, battery, throttle body (twice), and even did the oil. Nothing works. Please help me find out about this recall because Ford is asking me for large amounts of money which I don't have. I bought this car brand new and has been well maintained.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #1

May 232012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
I was accelerating as I was entering/merging onto the highway. The vehicle jerked violently and stopped with a loud thud. After the sudden stop, driving on the highway was erratic, meaning the RPM and shifting was all over the place. I exited as soon as the next exit was available. Then, even though the vehicle was in drive, it went "out of gear" and I was unable to propel the vehicle forward. I had the vehicle towed to the dealership. The dealership stated that the valve body of the transmission would need to be replaced. This is due to Ford tsb due to part of the transmission that is defective. Refer to NHTSA #10021277. If I had been merging into traffic or if I had been attempting to cross the street and the vehicle will not propel itself forward in the manner I expect, it could lead to serious accident. Please have Ford recall this part for all such vehicles so no one gets injured or killed.

- Valparaiso, IN, USA

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