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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,475 miles

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2011 Ford Fusion brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 022013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles

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

Power steering stopped working, and brakes acting up, very hard to drive to the side of the road and stop. Warning lights came on for power steering default and service advancetrac. Took my Fusion to the Ford dealer in grand haven, mi. To see what the problem was. Without looking at my car they said they couldn't help me, came back to my daughters home. This has happened 3 times in the last 2 weeks, when I shut the car off for awhile, it seems to correct itself. But there is no way of telling when it will happen again. I'm visiting from Pennsylvania in Michigan, and I guess I'm suppose to take the chance of driving my car the 700 miles to pa without it happening again!! considering all the comments I have seen on the internet about the same issues with other Fusion, it would seem to me that Ford might take a look at the problem and help their customers. I wondered about the Ford dealer, if he noticed my pa. Plates and I'm 77 years old, and that was that!! I hope not! right now I'm still in Michigan, deciding what to do?

- Nunica, MI, USA

problem #3

Feb 272012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 17,899 miles
I brought my Fusion in for service on 2/28/12 (17899 miles) for the first time w/ heavy vibration in steering wheel when applying brakes. I was told they my rotors needed to be machined, & that was covered under warranty. It was not even a month later when I could feel slight vibration in my steering wheel again, & would progress until I finally had to bring in again to be serviced with several other problems w/ my car. On 11/9/12 (32,651 miles) (1.) heavy vibration, they replaced rotors. (2) my advance trac and check braking system message kept coming up, they told me it was due to low battery voltage. (3)vehicle stalls when starting, they replaced battery. (4) skipping gears & stalling, reprogrammed PCM. On 6/15/13 my car loses all power and dies in the middle of highway @ night as I was backing out of a private drive w/ my daughter & her friend in backseat, I had to put it back in gear & jiggle key to turn off, restart car, & be able to drive off all the while cars running off the road to keep from hitting me! brought my car in for service finally again 7/11/12(44158 miles) (waited 2 weeks til they could get me in to diag)with recurring problems above + power loss! (1) car sputters/gears skip/stalling/loses power, & they find a bug mass air flow(as they said) but 1st told me TB then said no & as far as losing power they have no idea! (2)vibration in steering, rotors need to be machined again! never had this much work with rotors on any vehicle. Oh and my whole steering rack assembly needs to be replaced @ 44,158 miles!!! Ford should not be making cars that you can not get at least 100,000 miles before a $2,000+ service needs to be done on car! I told Ford even if they fixed what they said is wrong with my car today, they could not give me $1,000,000 to put myself or my child in it ever again! this car is unsafe, unreliable, and should have recalls & don't trust it!

- Silsbee, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 292011

Fusion

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact confirmed that brake fluid was leaking from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who confirmed the brake reservoir cap needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 4,200 and the current mileage was 21,000.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 142012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
6/14/12 car was low on fuel, but not on empty and message indicated 32 miles to E. driving up hill car lost power, did not die, moved very slowly. Able to get off street into parking lot of restaurant. Car seemed to regain power, so tried to pull back on street going down hill, but at edge of lot, I realized the brakes were not responding. I managed to avoid car coming and was able get back into the parking lot as pulling into parking spot now slight surge of speed but still no brakes and hit restaurant's sign. Took car to dealer, could not duplicate problem and blamed it all on low fuel. On 6/20 this time with tank almost full. Had same problem, car suddenly had no power, but did not die. I pulled over and turned it off and waited several minutes. When restarted went about four miles and happened again. Stopped, turned off, restarted and went a little further, but now check engine light on. Fortunately, both times not going 60 miles on the highway and suddenly no power had towed to dealer and this time, replaced the throttle body. Said it was an updated version. If they know there is a problem and have an updated version, why is there no recall? I think this could be very dangerous.

- St Louis, MO, USA

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