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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
13 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,900 miles

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2008 Ford Fusion seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 1 of 4)

problem #62

Apr 132015

Fusion

  • miles

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

I have contacted Ford about my passenger side air bag bulging out and they acted like they didn't care. This is dangerous. If it would to explode it would bust my windshield and not to mention if I had a passenger in front of it they would get hurt if not killed. How has this not been recalled"??" this is a major safety issue and I have seen so many complaints about this issue and nothing has been done. I love my Ford Fusion but if Ford is gonna handle serous issues like this I will stop dealing with Ford.

- Laurel Hill, NC, USA

problem #61

Jul 272015

Fusion

  • 80,000 miles
A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the passenger side airbag compartment is bulging and am afraid that it may deploy accidentally causing bodily harm.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #60

Jul 212015

Fusion

  • miles
My son's 2008 Ford Fusion has a bulging dashboard at the air bag deployment section. It looks like if deployed, the bag would be prevented from protecting the passenger. I am seeing many complaints about this topic on '07 and '08 Ford Fusion. Any Ford issued recalls??

- Sutton, MA, USA

problem #59

Apr 022015

Fusion

  • 120,000 miles

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

Like many other people the dash area holding in my airbag of my Fusion started bulging a few months ago. At first I thought it was the trim but the whole area is bulging more each day. I am afraid to have anyone sit in the passenger seat for fear of the airbag deploying randomly. Have been advised that the only fix is to replace the dash. Since I see that countless other owners have experienced the same problem it would seem like Ford would fix this.....especially since it involves the airbag which is after all a big safety issue.

- Mooresville, NC, USA

problem #58

May 012013

Fusion

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag casing lifted and was separating from the dashboard without warning. The vehicle was taken to three independent mechanics, but was not diagnosed or repaired. While driving approximately 60 mph with the cruise control engaged, the contact depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle lunged forward. The speed increased to 70 mph without warning. The failure recurred on three other occasions. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer or diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Killington, VT, USA

problem #57

Jun 172013

Fusion

  • 45,000 miles
Passenger airbag is about to explode took it to dealer and they said that needs to be replaced immediately but it will cost me over $1,500 to do it. I've read online reviews and I'm seeing a lot of other customers complaining about same thing. Hopefully you guys can do something about it before it gets to late. Desperate consumer.

- Schaumburg , IL, USA

problem #56

May 272015

Fusion

  • 52,750 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The contact observed that the dashboard was lifted around the passenger side air bag. The failure recurred continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 52,750.

- Long Beach , CA, USA

problem #55

May 242015

Fusion

  • 78,122 miles
Dashboard is peeling up in front of the edge of the passenger side airbag

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #54

Mar 032015

Fusion

  • 97,000 miles
The front side passanger air bag top is pealing up.

- So.St.Paul , MN, USA

problem #53

Aug 152013

Fusion

  • 75,000 miles
Dashboard peeling back in front of passenger side airbag. Very common issue for 2006-2009 Fusion which Ford refuses to acknowledge as a safety issue or offer repair without significant cost to owner. Dashboard peels back and bubbles in front of where passenger airbag deploys and may cause interference with airbag operation. This is not an isolated incident or result of improper care by owners, the problem is too widespread. This should be a recalled item or fix.

- Norman, OK, USA

problem #52

Mar 242015

Fusion

  • 70,501 miles

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

The contact owned a 2008 Ford Fusion. While driving 30 mph in a parking lot, the driver crashed unexpectedly into a pole. The front driver side air bag failed to deploy upon impact. A police report and a fire report were filed. The driver sustained brain injuries, bruises to the chest area, and lacerations to the forehead which required medical attention. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of issue. The approximate failure mileage was 70,501.

- Ooltewah , TN, USA

problem #51

Mar 202015

Fusion

  • 79,000 miles
The dashboard had begun to slightly bulge and has now peeled away from the passenger side air bag. After researching online, this appears to be a very widespread issue, of which Ford has no remedy in place for except replacing the entire dash. For a car with relatively low miles over the course of ownership, this seems like an issue that should be corrected. I have no way of knowing how it may affect deployment of th air bag, and I'm not sure I want to find out.

- Matthews, NC, USA

problem #50

Mar 012013

Fusion

  • 86,000 miles
2 yrs the passenger side air bag is bugling, I called the Ford motor customer service and was told there was no warranty or recall for this, I called the local dealership and was told $1000 - $ $1500 to repair, now this is a defect on the company, now if the airbag is deployed and my 92 grandmother is sitting there, she is going to be bruised, what if my mother @ 73 is sitting there and we can't avoid a pothole and it's deployed, what if the sun ( which is an act of god) continue to span out the dashboard, my insurance will not pay for Ford Motor Co defect... the consumer is responsible per customer service, I was told to save my receipt and could be reimbursed (could be) seem to be no one is reading this complaint and hold Ford liable for would could be prevented... injury, medical bills, missed work, suffering, possible death, why wait!!

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #49

Jun 152014

Fusion

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the dashboard fractured near the air bag area. In addition, the air bag warning light illuminated during the summer and turned off during cold weather conditions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Ft Walton Beach, FL, USA

problem #48

Jul 252013

Fusion

  • miles
In the summer of 2013 I noticed that the passenger dash was coming undone (separating from the dash and sticking up) in front of the airbag of my 2008 Ford Fusion. The dash is now curled up so much that I fear that it may interfere with the deployment of the passenger airbag. At the time of this complaint, there are no known statements regarding the foam vinyl separating from the dash. I would like to know if any research has been conducted to ensure that this does not affect the deployment of the passenger airbag.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #47

Jul 082013

Fusion

  • 65,000 miles
In the summer of 2013 I noticed that the passenger dash was coming undone (separating from the dash and sticking up) in front of the airbag of my 2008 Ford Fusion. The dash is now curled up so much that I fear that it may interfere with the deployment of the passenger airbag. At the time of this complaint, there are no known statements regarding the foam vinyl separating from the dash. I would like to know if any research has been conducted to ensure that this does not affect the deployment of the passenger airbag.

- Bolivar, OH, USA

problem #46

Oct 012014

Fusion

  • 90,000 miles
The vehicle has bulging dash board at the passenger side /airbag case and the airbag signal is always on. I noticed it around 3 months ago. I brought the vehicle at dana motors in staten island, was told no a recall on airbag and they do not fix bulging dash board..please help.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #45

Aug 172012

Fusion

  • miles
The dashboard above the passenger air bag has buckeled and will not return to the original position. You can see the foam inside. I called the local dealer and was told it was not a safety issue and it has not been fixed. I had thought due to the hot weather it had buckeled and it was a rare case but as I am reading this is a common issue for Ford with the 08 Fusion. Hoping with more complaints this will be fixed.

- Fenton, MO, USA

problem #44

Oct 152014

Fusion

  • miles
Cracked dashboard that exposes the airbag. Power train coil on damage.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #43

May 012014

Fusion

  • 98,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the passenger side dashboard was cracked and exposing the airbag. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

- Savannah, GA, USA

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