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CarComplaints.com Notes: Ford significantly updated the Fusion for the 2010 model year. We wish they hadn't

Throttle body issues have led to a ton of reports about a sudden deceleration and loss of power while driving. Ford issued a “customer satisfaction program” in March 2014 that, unsurprisingly, has left very few customers satisfied.

2010 is also the year we started seeing complaints about the power steering failing. Throttle and steering failure? Yeah, that’s why this is a clunker.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
19 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,959 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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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 23 of 38)

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problem #318

Jul 122013

Fusion

  • 45,000 miles

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

I was driving my car and had gone approx 1-1/2 - 2 miles down the road and the car was driving fine then all of a sudden my car started to hesitate and would barely move. I pulled over on a side road and turned my car off and restarted it sounded fine I turned around and pulled onto main road again and again the car started puttering and would barely move I managed to get car off the road. I had it towed to tasca Ford where they said the throttle body needed to be replaced. It has been a week now and I still don't have my car and they can't tell me when the new part will come in because it is being manufactured? they are also stating they have 18 - 20 cars waiting for this same part.

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #317

Jun 212013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 20,500 miles
Cruise control on 65mph@2000rpm with no input from driver, RPM suddenly jumps to 3500 no speed change, loss of power or jerking of car. Turn off cruise control, RPM drops to 2000 smoothly, all seems fine. Turn on cruise control again, RPM jumps immediately to 2700, again smoothly. Turn off cruise control, RPM drops again to 2000. Drive home w/O cruise control no problem. On trip to dealer for diagnosis the wrench icon appears on dash when the accelerator becomes suddenly completely unresponsive. Motor runs smoothly but doesn't react to accelerator. Pull over, turn off motor, wait 1-2 min. Wrench icon is gone, all seems okay, drove on to dealer.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #316

Jul 172013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 80,650 miles
The car lost power suddenly. We had to pull over, turn off the car and turn it back on. We had to leave the air conditioner off.

- Galion, OH, USA

problem #315

Jul 052013

Fusion

  • 80,500 miles

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

The car suddenly lost power and we lost speed and had to pull over. We turned the car off, turned the car back on and was able to drive home.

- Galion, OH, USA

problem #314

Jul 192013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 63,745 miles
While accelerating, cruising or at idle, the engine stalls then dies. When restarting engine stumbles badly and dies. This happens in traffic, accelerating into intersections, at highway speeds, etc. Mil is now on constantly. Vehicle is completely unusable because it is past the warranty period. We will be replacing the throttle body at our own expense, but would like Ford to reimburse us.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

problem #313

Jul 172013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 46,900 miles
I was driving down a highway when the engine suddenly lost power without warning. I quickly went from 70 mph to 50 mph and continued to slow. The vehicle engine light came on the instrument panel and my rpms dropped below 500. I was able to safely pull over to the shoulder. I turned the car off, waited a few minutes, and started it. The car started and idled just fine. I revved the engine a few times. Rpms stayed in the normal range. I put the car in gear and started to move. Immediately the engine light came back on and the rpms dropped again. I had the car towed to a repair shop where they informed me the throttle body had failed and it required replacement. The tow and repairs cost me over $500.

- Odenton, MD, USA

problem #312

Jul 162013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle would not accelerate and began to shake. After shutting the engine off and restarting the vehicle, the contact was able to drive without failure for a short time before the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where the technician stated that the throttle body would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Poughquhe, NY, USA

problem #311

Jul 072013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
I was driving 70 mph on a 4 lane interstate, as far away from the shoulder as I could get...suddenly the car lost all acceleration. I had to make my way over the 4 lanes to pull over. Put the car in park, restarted and drove for another 45 minutes and it happened again. Since this first time, it has now occurred with no warning, no pattern at least 10 times - one time I was going across multiple lanes of on-coming traffic and cars going 50+ mph had to stop to avoid T-boning me. Took my car into mechanic, they say its the throttle actuator control and that it will be more than a month wait for repair because Ford can't keep up with the demand for this faulty part. There should be a recall for this very dangerous defect that Ford is well aware of. In researching my cars issue online I am stunned to see so many others experiencing this same issue. What does it take to get someone to realize this is a major issue that needs attention"?? does someone have to die? really" I just purchased this vehicle approx 6 mo's ago with just under 60,000 miles. Ridiculous that it's now needing this repair. I can't drive this car for over a month now, due to Ford's inability to keep up. I have 2 small children that can't ride in the vehicle due to the extreme hazard of this vehicle stopping at any time/speed. So unbelievably dangerous and unacceptable.

- Columbia, MO, USA

problem #310

Jun 212013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle became resistant to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximately failure mileage was 64,000 and the current mileage was 65,000.

- Cumming, GA, USA

problem #309

Jul 032013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 48,500 miles
Vehicles unexpectedly goes into "limp home mode" at reduced power. Vehicle was taken to dealer on July 17, 2013 after repeated incidents. Owner was told by dealer that the throttle control must be replaced. The dealer will order the new throttle control which is on national backorder and should arrive in 1-2 weeks. Even though there have been numerous complaints and news articles about this common problem in the 2010 Ford Fusion, the owner was quoted that the cost to replace the throttle control would be $368 as Ford has yet to take responsibility for this obvious safety problem with the vehicle.

- Carnegie, PA, USA

problem #308

Jul 122013

Fusion

  • 28,000 miles

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

I own a Ford Fusion 2010. The car ran great until it just unexpectedly stop working while I was driving on I-95 with my son [xxx]. I was driving at 60 mph when the car just stop accelerating when I hit the gas. I instinctively hit my flashers on and started honking my horn to alert other cars because there was no immediate shoulder to pull onto. After about 100 yards of driving at about 5 mph I finally pulled over onto the shoulder. The car started shaking uncontrollably when I stopped. I turned the car off in order to stop the shaking. The experience was terrifying enough that I went home to do research. The information I found floored me. There are literally hundreds on Ford Fusion 2010 owners that have had the same problem. The car just abruptly shuts down because of a defective part. The part is the throttle body. It is mind boggling that Ford has not recalled this car. They are putting money ahead of the safety of their customers. I am appalled that nothing has been done. I demand that Ford makes this right before somebody gets seriously hurt. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #307

Jul 162013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 15,300 miles
Throttle body quit working while driving at 65 mph. Engine dropped to idle and would not respond to accelerator pedal. Wrench light came on at instrument panel. Coasted across 5 lanes of high speed traffic to reach the road shoulder. After turning off the car and turning it back on the throttle started working again. Dealer says that there is a nationwide back order for the replacement throttle body to fix this problem but there is no recall active.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #306

Jul 062013

Fusion

  • 89,400 miles
Earlier this month, I started my car [Ford Fusion 2010 SE] after having it parked [never having this situation before] my car started vibrating after I turned the car on and barely driving it. I placed the car in park and popped my hood and looked at the engine, the entire thing was vibrating so I turned the car off for a few minutes and restarted, the problem was then gone and I thought hmm.. maybe its just a minor issue. This same thing happened again a few days after and then a few times within the same week up until now. So I'll be driving and the car would just slow down and my engine would be vibrating. I took my car to the shop [barely making it there] I went to "broad & james auto care located at 3288 E broad St columbus, oh 43213" after having a diagnostics done I was advised that I had a throttle body failure and they contacted Ford krieger in columbus oh and was advised that the parts are on back order and that there are no specific date of receipt. Upon research I've found out that this is an ongoing issue for this vehicle. Now my car can't be driven at all.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #305

Jul 052013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled and the wrench warning icon illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 53,000 and the current mileage was 53,600.

- New Brighton, MN, USA

problem #304

Jan 072013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 42,595 miles
The first occurrence was when I was beginning to accelerate at around 50 mph. The engine lost power and my engine and wrench light came on. Car began to shake and there was no response from the engine just high RPM's and no movement. I pulled over and turned the car off. When I restarted the car, the engine light was on but the wrench light was off. I continued to drive but about 20 miles down the road it did it again. At the time I thought I had got a bad batch of gas. I had filled up that morning. The engine light went out and I drove for another 10,000 miles before it happened again in downtown traffic. Now the car will only go about 2-3 miles before the it goes into the limiting mode. I talked to the dealership and they told me it is the throttle body. They are on at least a week back-order because they can't keep up with the demand of the faulty part.

- Fort Worth, TX, USA

problem #303

Jul 012013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Approximately 3 weeks ago I noticed a small bucking type symptom while sitting at an idle at stops lights. Today while pulling out from my street onto the main road my car began bucking very bad and stalled. I was able to get it restarted and continued on to work. It happened twice more at stop lights while trying to cross a major highway! I called my mechanic and took it in immediately. They just called to tell me it was the fuel body and that this is a known issue with these cars and the parts are on back order! considering the severity of this issue and the fact that someone could be seriously injured in a accident because of this issue I would demand that Ford issues a recall for these parts immediately!

- Salisbury, MD, USA

problem #302

Jul 132013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 35,500 miles
I had just left the dealership after getting an oil change. After driving less than 1 mile the wrench light came on and my car decelerated. I immediately went back to the dealership. They ran a test and said that it passed, but it my be the throttle body. They told me to try again and if I have problems to call. I left again and the same thing happened. I called the service associate and they had me bring it back. The throttle body was replaced.

- Lansing, MI, USA

problem #301

Jun 042013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 27,000 miles
Lost power at highway speed. Pulled onto shoulder and restarted engine. Later checked the code, which was P2111. Stopped driving car: In some situations this loss of power could be a safety issue. Dealer replaced throttle body at a cost of $400.

- Long Valley, NJ, USA

problem #300

Jul 122013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 47,703 miles
Three times, the car hesitated and nearly stalled, then would not accelerate normally. It was stopped and restarted and was able to be driven home but traffic was disrupted on a major thoroughfare and very scary. When we took it to the dealer, they said it was a throttle body problem and was unsafe to be driven home. Unfortunately parts are back ordered and we are without a vehicle because they said it is unsafe to drive, as is.

- Huntington Woods, MI, USA

problem #299

Jul 052013

Fusion

  • 70,000 miles
While driving down the highway at 70mph, the car experienced a sudden loss in power followed by fluxuating RPM and no throttle control. Had vehicle towed to dealership and problem was diagnosed as a faulty throttle body.

- Elizabeth City, NC, USA

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