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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,474 miles

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2007 Ford Fusion transmission problems

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2007 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 042012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 59,570 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 30 mph, the transmission began to shift gears violently with hesitation. The vehicle was maneuvered into a parking lot. The vehicle was then driven to the residence cautiously at the reduced speed rate of 5 mph. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the transmission was replaced. There was a technical service bulletin under NHTSA item number 10023866 (power train:automatic transmission:control module tcm, PCM). The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 59,570.... updated 07/19/12 the consumer stated the vehicle would not go into reverse. The consumer stated the vehicle shifted hard from 1st to 2nd gear. Once he reached a high speed, the transmission shifted very violently, when it was trying to shift to the next gear. The consumer was informed the valve train body located inside of the transmission needed to be replaced at a cost of $ 1,460. Updated 01/02/12

- Manute , NY, USA

problem #8

Feb 112011

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
I have an 07 Ford Fusion, I am the original owner and bought the car with zero miles in 06. Recently my transmission started slipping and I noticed that the RPM's go up so high then you feel like an impact which is when the car changes gears. I almost got rear-ended due to this problem. After doing some research online I have noticed that many Ford owners have the same problem. I have called Ford and they say my car is out of warranty so their is nothing they could do. I also think this problem is causing my back to hurt I noticed that after this occurs with my car I get pain in my back like if it was whip lash.

- Saugus, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 012009


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Fusion. The contact stated while driving, the vehicle exhibited an abnormal popping noise as the transmission began shifting hard, causing an unusual increase in engine rpms. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to duplicate the failure. Later, the contact was driving under 40 mph when the vehicle would not shift between gears. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic who informed the contact that the transmission would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The current mileage was 91,000 and the failure mileage was unknown.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 012010

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


On October 1, 2010 I was driving my 2007 Ford Fusion that I bought new in November 2007. When I came to a stop sign and tried to take off the transmission light and the wrench light came on. From then on the these lights always appear while driving. Also, the messaging center reads "odometer data error" and the speedometer is no long functioning properly. The car do not shift properly. The RPM was very high every time that the car try to change gears. I took the car to the dealership were I purchased it on numerous occasions before this happened because the car would stale when taken off and sometimes it would just shut down. Every time I took it back I was told that there weren't anything wrong with the car. Now that the warranty is expired I was then told that the transmission speed sensor and the main wire component needed to be replaced.

- Saint Pauls, NC, USA

problem #5

Oct 042010


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Fusion. The contact was driving 35 mph when the automatic transmission exhibited an unusual noise and then kicked into gear, causing the vehicle to independently decelerate. The contact was unable to get the vehicle back into gear and the power train warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic shop who advised the contact that the transmission control valve body had worn out and the transmission would need to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted and informed the contact to have an authorized dealer repair the transmission at the contact's expense. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 062010


  • 67,000 miles
Took 2007 Ford Fusion in under warranty three times stating it was shifting hard, rpms were high and that felt there was a problem with the transmission. After being dismissed each time the warranty lapsed and the car lost the transmission in the middle of the freeway. As this was a reported problem on my service records, tried to get Ford to cover their product and show customer loyalty with no avail. Lucky to be able to get out of the middle of the freeway when the car had no acceleration or power behind it. Started taking vehicle in June 2009, then Dec 2009 and lastly in Feb 2010. After being dismissed 3 times I continued normal driving conditions since the car was deemed to be "normal" now it does not have 2nd or 4th gear.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 132010


  • miles


While traveling from canyon to norris in yellowstone national park, I attempted to control the speed of the vehicle manually while climbing a steep hill, but found it impossible. The desired speed was 45, which is the maximum speed in yellowstone. The throttle has a delay of about one second, so it is continually 1 second behind the commands of the driver. The result is that the vehicle always overshoots the speed because the driver first expects a response from the vehicle, but gets none and continues to push the accelerator pedal farther down. When the vehicle reaches the desired speed, the driver lets up on the accelerator, but the vehicle continues to accelerate according to the command 1 second ago. The driver then continues to let up on the pedal because the vehicle has not yet responded to the command to reduce RPM. The transmission shifts up when the driver lets off the accelerator. The vehicle then undershoots the desired speed and the driver pushes the accelerator down again. The vehicle again delays its response and the transmission adds an additional delay of about 2 seconds. The next overshoot is worse. This oscillation continues until the driver gets frustrated and sets the speed control. The speed control still fails to maintain speed when the grade changes rapidly, but the slow down is much less and it recovers in a couple seconds and maintains speed the rest of the way up the hill. The driver then has to ride the brakes on the way down the other side of the hill in order to maintain speed, which releases the speed control. The driver then has to set the speed control when the vehicle reaches the level again. If the driver lets the vehicle continue to accelerate down the hill, the transmission will eventually downshift at about 48 miles per hour, but continues to slowly accelerate. Continually trying to correct for the lack of control of speed results in an excessive distraction and continually takes the eyes of the driver off the road.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #2

Apr 072010


  • 42,700 miles
Unable to remove key from ignition. Shift lever button will not fully extend to allow the selector to go into proper position so that the key can be moved. I have pushed and let it snap back out and have been able to get it out once or twice but now stays in most of the time. This has just started on this 2007 Fusion with in last 7 days.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 012009


  • 42,000 miles
I bought my 2007 Fusion at end of March. Since then I have noticed on a daily basis that when I am at a complete stop and try to start the accelerator is very touchy. I peel out almost 75 percent of the time. The gas pedal shouldn't be that hesitant or touchy. I am afraid to change my own oil which I have done all my life. I am afraid of driving right off the ramps. I am very afraid of merging into traffic at stop signs. Especially this next year for the winter season. I had a few instances at the end of the snow season I couldn't even get going in my own driveway because of the over power. I would just spin out with the instant over acceleration. Also at stop signs that were snow covered. (that has never happened with any other vehicles I have owned.) also the acceleration of trying to pass someone there is a major hesitation to switching from overdrive to drive and back again.

- Barnum, MN, USA

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