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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,550 miles

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2008 Ford Fusion body / paint problems

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2008 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #14

Mar 202014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 112,000 miles


My 2008 Ford Fusion purchased brand new also has the bulging dashboard on the front passenger side. It not only looks bad but who knows if the air bag will even deploy in a front end crash?

- Northport, AL, USA

problem #13

Jul 012013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
Dashboard warped over passenger side airbag partially blocking airbag cover. Fear it might affect airbag deployment on passenger side.

- Baltimore, OH, USA

problem #12

Oct 012013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
2008 Ford Fusion sel AWD: The dashboard cover is peeling up in front of the passenger side airbag. This has the potential to be a serious safety problem and is continuing to get worse as time passes. The vinyl cover appears to be delaminating from the foam rubber beneath it and could interfere with the proper deployment of the passenger side airbag in the event of a crash.

- Worthington, OH, USA

problem #11

Nov 022009


  • 30,000 miles


My 2008 Ford Fusion purchased brand new also has the bulging dashboard on the front passenger side. It not only looks bad but who knows if the air bag will even deploy in a front end crash? I have also has catalytic converter replaced and today I need a new output speed sensor to the tune of another $500 in repairs. Car now has 130K mi.

- Temecula, CA, USA

problem #10

Nov 012013


  • 95,000 miles
I am the original buyer of a 2008 Ford Fusion SE - which I purchased in 2008 - it now appears that there is a bulging near the passenger air bag area on my car's dashboard. This appears to be a manufacturing defect since the car has never been in any type of accident. Ford refuses to fix since car is no longer under warranty. I looked on line at it appears many other Ford Fusion owners are experiencing the same issue with the bulging dashboard. I am afraid this could lead to a deployment of the airbag. Ford will have dashboard fixed for over $1,200 at my cost. How is this fair that I must pay for a manufacturing issue the Ford corporation created. Can you assist in any manner.

- Vineland, NJ, USA

problem #9

Jun 012013


  • 60,000 miles
Dash board around passenger air bag bubbling out, lifting up, air bag light stays on in car. Worried air bag might deploy when it's not suppose to or not deploy when I need it to.

- Savona , NY, USA

problem #8

Mar 042011

Fusion 4-cyl

  • miles


Dash around passenger air bag bubbling and popping out.

- Greencastle, PA, USA

problem #7

Aug 032013


  • 74,000 miles
Both front interior door handles have broken.

- Athens, TN, USA

problem #6

Jul 062010

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Dash is peeling, I know for a fact, there are many other cars have the same issue. Suppose, Ford used some bad glue from Mexico. Replacement is to replace the whole air bag?

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #5

Jun 142013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 720,150 miles
I noticed the dash board around the airbag is separating about 2 months ago I tried to push the seam back down but it still puckers. Yesterday I tried to start my car and there was a continuous clicking sound coming from the dashboard and the security lock light and airbag light were flashing very fast. I just parked the car about 1 hour before and there was no problems until I came back to start it. I tried for about 1 hour but could not get it started. I have noticed there are a lot of complaints on this car and the same issues. This does seem like a recall issue. I wanted to support american made products from one of the oldest american auto makers. I am hoping you can fix this issue because I need to get the work and this is my only transportation. I live in an area where there is no public transportation. Thanking you in advance.

- Lake City, SC, USA

problem #4

May 132013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


I have seen many complaints about the dash popping up around the passenger airbag. I have been having the same problem. What I want to know is why nothing is being done about it? my car is a 2008 I've had it for 8 months and about a month ago this starting happening. This is a manufacturers defect not wear & tear.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #3

Jun 012012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the dashboard on the passenger's side was puffed up and starting to separate. The contact stated that the failure was where the passenger side air bag would deploy in the event of a crash. The casing for the air bag was separating and loosening from the housing. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was told that even though the dashboard was cracking, the air bag was still secure. The dealer stated the dashboard was out of warranty and could not be repaired. The failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 42,000. Updated 7/18/12 the consumer stated the passenger side dashboard is coming apart at the seams. Updated 07/25/12

- Havre De Grace, MD, USA

problem #2

May 292011

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the vinyl on the dashboard where the air bag was located had been fractured. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer who advised her that it was a factory defect and that she needed to have the entire dash replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 53,000. Updated 09/15/11 updated 12/19/11

- Athens, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 132008


  • 5,088 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The contact noticed that field mice were entering the vehicle through the headliner. The failure could cause internal damage to the vehicle. He is in the process of taking the vehicle to the dealer to find out which component is allowing mice to enter the vehicle. He is waiting on a response from the manufacturer. The failure and current mileages were 5,088.

- Mattoon, IL, USA

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