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2.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Ford Fusion transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #3

May 202014

Fusion

  • 61,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that when putting the vehicle into reverse, the vehicle jerk violently and made an abnormal sound. The contact mentioned that the wrench warning icon illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 61,000 and the current mileage 61,374.

- Norwich, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 262011

Fusion

  • 99,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. While driving at approximately 50 mph, the contact heard a clunking sound. The sound was noticeable at different speeds. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The mechanic stated the transmission mounts had disintegrated and the motor mount had fractured causing damage to the the cv joints. The motor mount, transmission mount and cv joint had to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 99,000.

- Rusk, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 282010

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 66,800 miles
We own a 2008 Ford Fusion 6 cyl. AWD. Shortly after we bought it we started having trouble with the rear passenger door. The door handle on the outside will not go back into place and the door will not shut. The drivers door handle on the inside broke and cracked and door will not lock. Here lately when we are driving all of a sudden the car will sound like a sledge hammer is being banged underneath the car making the car shake. We were told that it is either the transferring case or some other car. It will cost $950 or $1500 for the part not counting labor fees. The dealership did not give us the warranty that they said it came with. We were told by the mechanic that this problem is common with the Ford Fusion and the Ford escape. For some reason the AWD wants to kick in when you reach 25 mph. If this is a common problem then these vehicles need to be recalled before someone gets hurt. Everyone that rides in our car and it starts acting up, wants to jump out of the car.

- Princeton, WV, USA

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