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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

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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 33 of 38)

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problem #118

Feb 122013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 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 parking, the vehicle accelerated independently and crashed into a curb then into a building. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 32,000. Updated 4/24/13 updated 05/21/2013

- Scott Depot, WV, USA

problem #117

Feb 112013

Fusion

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated while driving approximately 15 to 20 mph the vehicle would not accelerate. The contact restarted the vehicle and it began to function normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed the failure and advised her that the electronic throttle body sensor was jammed in the closed position and needed to be replaced. The throttle body sensor was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000. The current mileage was approximately 50,800.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #116

Jun 152011

Fusion

  • 29,400 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle but the failure recurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the electronic throttle body needed to be replaced. The contact mentioned the failure was repaired on two occasions. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 29,400 and the current mileage was 65,425.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

problem #115

Feb 212013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 44,500 miles

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

While driving on I-49 so., approx. 60 mph in peak morning traffic, the engine stalled. Luckily I was able to pull over to the shoulder. Noticed a "wrench" icon lit on dash. Turned off engine and after a few minutes, re-started engine. All clear on dash, so continued on to work. Called hub city Ford and brought car in the next morning. The "throttle body" was changed. No other warning or lights came on.

- Sunset, LA, USA

problem #114

Jul 052012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
Vehicle lost power, causing unexpected deceleration. I was afraid I would be hit from behind and was concerned for myself and my wife's safety. Vehicle was repaired out of warranty. The electronic throttle body was replaced.

- Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #113

Jun 282012

Fusion

  • 30,000 miles
I was driving on the highway at a steady speed when all of a sudden, the gas pedal stopped responding, almost as if I was in neutral. I was able to get over to the shoulder. It took a few tries of restarting the car in order to get it going. The same incident happened again the next week.

- Dunellen, NJ, USA

problem #112

Feb 022013

Fusion

  • 16,500 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 5 mph, the vehicle responded slowly to acceleration attempts. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for diagnostic testing. The throttle body was replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 16,500. The VIN was unavailable.

- Mt. Dora , FL, USA

problem #111

Nov 262012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,449 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the vehicle went into limp mode then stalled. The contact also stated that the failure occurred when at a complete stop or driving 65 mph. The vehicle was taken to the dealer twice who ran a diagnostic test and the codes showed a throttle body failure. The dealer cleaned the throttle body but the failure recurred. The contact then took the vehicle to a private mechanic who replaced the throttle body. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 71,449 the consumer stated the problem occurred at idle and highway speeds. The vehicle would have no throttle response, and the engine would go to idle or completely stall, and the wrench and check engine light would illuminate.

- Onancock, VA, USA

problem #110

Aug 092012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 43,600 miles
I purchased my car used with about 43000 miles on it and after only a week of having it I would occasionally notice that while I was accelerating the engine would seem to jump at certain points where it would like pull you up out of your set as if you had a light push from behind you, it doesn't happen a lot it also varies at what speeds it happens at. I didn't think much of it at the time but it seems to do it every so often where it will jump after I take my foot off of the gas pedal or while I am still accelerating.

- Spring Lake, NJ, USA

problem #109

Jan 252013

Fusion

  • 63,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while decelerating from 70 mph and then attempting to re-accelerate, the vehicle did not respond immediately. The engine rpms increased but the vehicle would not accelerate any faster than 20 mph. After several moments, the vehicle accelerated rapidly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that no failure codes were generated. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 63,000.

- Berea, KY, USA

problem #108

Dec 202012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 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 10 mph and attempting a turn, the engine stalled with the illumination of the wrench warning icon. The vehicle was restarted and resumed normally. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the throttle body was replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000. Updated 4/1/13

- Des Moines, WA, USA

problem #107

Dec 192012

Fusion

  • 52,000 miles
At approx. 52K while drive approx. 40mph, all fuel power was lost and 'wrench' light came on. Had to coast to a stop, car sputtering. Put in park and killed the engine. Waited a minute, car started with some hesitation. Ran diagnostic, nothing. About an hour later, ran some B-12 through fuel; cured. Twice again at approx. 56K, same thing (once at 70mph on the interstate and the other at 55mph on a busy highway); ran B-12 both times. On third event, it finally gave a reading - throttle body stuck in open position. Brought vehicle to Ford dealership, they got the same reading and changed the throttle body to the tune of $350. Ford stated there was no technical service manual indication of problem forcing a possible recall. How lucky for me and my kids that we weren't in a high-traffic situation and I could safely maneuver to the shoulder...all three times!

- Rayne, LA, USA

problem #106

Jan 192013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 47,800 miles
While turning left on a green arrow my accelerator became unresponsive, engine did not stop running but would only coast @ about 2 mph, wrench light icon and check engine light came on. The car was jerking during this slow coast to the side of the intersection. I had to put the car in park and completely shut it off.(as I was hitting my hazard lights and praying I didn't get hit by oncoming traffic as the light had changed by this time.) after a rough restart, it appeared to run fine. I took it to the mechanic and had my fuel system cleaned, but after doing research and finding many owners of the Ford Fusion have had this recurring problem, seemingly with their throttle body, I am very afraid to drive my car as this problem occurs with no warning beforehand and at all different speeds. I did notify Ford customer service and was told that they had no customer service complaints about this problem. When I informed them of all the complaints online, they explained that they only acknowledge "official Ford websites". I pray that Ford will issue a recall and fix this problem before somebody dies.

- Grovetown, GA, USA

problem #105

Dec 242012

Fusion

  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle independently decelerated to 2 mph. The contact had to shut off and restart the engine in order for the vehicle to become responsive to acceleration attempts. The range warning light was illuminated after the failure occurred. The dealer performed a diagnostic, but was unable to locate a failure code. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 53,000. The VIN was not available.

- Cook , MN, USA

problem #104

Jan 062013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
While driving in the middle lane on the interstate at 70 mph, vehicle suddenly lost acceleration, tachometer started going up and down, and car became unresponsive. Was able to get car over to shoulder. Turned car off, attempted to drive again and immediately started the same problem. I had to get the car towed. This could have caused a serious accident if I was not able to change lanes as quickly as I did. Was told by dealer the throttle drive body needed to be replaced. The car has only 23000 miles.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #103

Dec 202012

Fusion

  • 49,502 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the throttle failed. The contact merged to the shoulder, powered off and restarted the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised that there were no failures however, the failure recurred on several occasions. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the electronic throttle body was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and advised the contact that the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 49,502.

- Yakima, WA, USA

problem #102

Nov 062012

Fusion

  • 59,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact was driving approximately 65 mph when the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact merged to the shoulder and was able to restart the vehicle. The failure recurred three additional times intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing and technician advised that the throttle body would have to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 59,000. Updated 02/11/14

- Bahama, NC, USA

problem #101

Sep 272012

Fusion

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while attempting to enter a parking space with the brakes depressed, the vehicle suddenly accelerated, jumped a curb and crashed into a store window. The contact sustained bruises to the body. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the vehicle was inspected for surge acceleration. It was concluded that the failure was not caused by a manufacturing defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was not available.

- Highland Beach, FL, USA

problem #100

Dec 102012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 33,864 miles
I was driving down a local road at the limit when the wrench light warning indicator came on, after the indicator was on there was not throttle response, engine was still running and yet no power going to the wheels. I was able to roll over to the side of the road and put on hazard warning lights, car while at idle was jerking and bucking. I then limped the vehicle to a parking lot, placed it in drive and filmed the issue with a cell phone in a parking lot and narrated as to what was happening. Once the vehicle was shut down and then restarted the light went out and the problem did not persist. I took it to the dealership and no codes showed up in a diagnostic and the dealership "could not reproduce the problem" but suspected it was the throttle body controller as this was a common occurrence.

- Norfolk, AA, USA

problem #99

Nov 292012

Fusion

  • 54,000 miles
I was driving at 40mph on a busy main road I pulled into the turning lane when the light turned green my car would not accelerate. I was almost hit from behind due to the car not accelerating this has consistently happened at least 8-9 times in a 4 day period.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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