Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Ford Fusion exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012011

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the vehicle failed to accelerate. The check engine warning light and the electronic throttle body control warning light became illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for an inspection, who installed a new relay for the fuel pump and located a failure with the catalytic assembly. The failure was not reported to the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 15,000. The current mileage was 29,000. Updated 08/06/13 updated 08/06/2013

- Dorado , PR, USA

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