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Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,298 miles

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2011 Ford Fusion engine problems

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2011 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 3 of 8)

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problem #103

Jul 252013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 34,100 miles


Was running along at 65 mph and car jerked and lost power and the wrench icon come on the dash. Pulled to side of road car was idling but rough. Attempted to push throttle pedal down to increase engine speed but no response just idle. Shut car off and called a tow truck. Tried three Ford dealers was approx. One week to get in. I was 750 miles from home.tow truck dropped car off a repair shop. Manager said he had seen a car not long ago that they had disconnected the battery and all was fine. The service man went out to car and it started right up without little wrench icon being on. Drove w/O any incident.

- Gladstone, MO, USA

problem #102

May 062013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle would not accelerate. The contact shut the engine off and restarted the vehicle, and it abnormally lunged forward. The failure recurred while the contact was driving at different speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that the throttle body would have to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Kamuela, HI, USA

problem #101

Jul 082013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 38,756 miles
The first episode occurred when leaving a parking spot. Car would not go more than 2 mph and was chugging. The others (4-5 incidents) happened while driving, often at 30-50 mph. Sometimes it would be after a turn and during acceleration, others would be simply driving down the road. Car would stall, yellow wrench light comes on, and I would have to stop, shift to park and turn off the car, then re-start. It would be fine for a few days, and another episode would happen.

- Old Greenwich, CT, USA

problem #100

Jul 282013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 25,200 miles


As we were driving down a 3 lane freeway, the car just all of a sudden lost all response in the gas pedal and the wrench light on the dashboard came on. Luckily we were able to get to the side of the road and no one was behind us when the car became unresponsive. We restarted the car and everything seemed fine, but as we were almost home, it did the same thing again. After this time, we called the Ford roadside assistance to have it towed to the nearest dealership. The problem was reported to us as the throttle body and motor assembly.

- Bethel Park, PA, USA

problem #99

Aug 032013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 48,672 miles
On Saturday, I was driving out from a complex making a left turn into traffic when my vehicle abruptly slammed stopped at a green light. I put on my hazards and noticed a wrench signal popped on. I put the car in park and turned the vehicle off, then started it back. The vehicle turned on again. I was lucky I was not rear-ended. I drove home and decided not to drive the car until I took it to nearest dealer. Monday morning, I got into vehicle headed to the dealer and again driving out of my complex, the code popped on, vehicle sputtered and stopped. I turned it off then on again. It started and I headed to the dealer close by with hazards on. My vehicle was diagnosed needing throttle body totaling $585. Mind you my vehicle is two years old.

- Brownstown, MI, USA

problem #98

Aug 012013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
Car stalls while driving down the road, pull over and it starts back up. It has done this 3 times in the last week. Will be taking it to the Ford dealer Monday. Did online searches and found this is a common problem with Ford Fusion and it points to the throttle body or electronic module that controls the throttle body. This should be recalled by Ford - very scary and dangerous for the driver of the vehicle.

- Lago Vista, TX, USA

problem #97

Aug 022013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 13,750 miles


Vehicle lost engine power and would not accelerate. Vehicle was maneuvered to the road side where it was shut off for 1 minute. Upon restart, vehicle drove and accelerated normally. After driving for 5 minutes, vehicle again lost engine power and would not accelerate. Vehicle was again maneuvered to the road side and shut off for 1 minute. Upon restart, vehicle drove and accelerated normally. Condition was experienced three times the same day. ECU stored code for throttle control system.

- Nashville, TN, USA

problem #96

Aug 012013


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact mentioned that the wrench and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the electronic throttle body needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 60,000.

- Waxhaw , NC, USA

problem #95

Jul 082013


  • 45,000 miles
The first time it happened I was on a very busy highway, going up hill, to a family members house. The car stopped accelerating. I was almost hit my several cars, thankfully they missed me. Then I turned the car off and then back on and it worked fine. The second incident happened a couple days later on another busy highway on my home from work. Once again it stopped accelerating and I was thankfully close to were I could pull off the interstate before getting hit. I then took it to the Ford dealership and had to spend almost $600 on replacing the throttle body, which they knew had been defective when they sold me the car!!

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #94

Jul 052013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 70,300 miles
I drive on freeway and light came on. And I couldn't accelerate. My rpms dropped and so I need pulled off several cars need to brake because my speed reduce to fast and put me on dangerous situation.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #93

Jul 262013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles


I was driving to work at highway speeds when I lost acceleration and had to pull over, the car went into limp mode. I shut the car off and turned it back on. I got another couple miles when it did it again. I tried to drive it again and it made it to work fine. On the way home from work, I made it about a mile when it did it again, I turned it off and then turned it back on, the car acted normal and I made it another mile before it went into limp mode and the check engine light came on. I got my car towed to the shop and found out that my electronic throttle had gone bad. I found that many other cars from Ford have had this issue as well. My car is only two years old and shouldn't have this issue already! I could have gotten into a very serious accident since I was on the highway.

- Farmington, MN, USA

problem #92

Jul 242013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
Auto suddenly slowed down, became jerky, and had minimum response gsa pedal pressure. I pulled over, shut off the engine, restarted the engine and was able to continues driving. Ford dealer performed ids test, no codes, ran pinpoint tests by symptom. Test etb. Failed. Replaced electronic throttle body, cleared kam and road test. Total cost $433.

- Chelmsford, MA, USA

problem #91

Jul 232013


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was found that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was being repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 92,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Thompson, GA, USA

problem #90

Jul 032013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
While driving on the freeway the car went an idle speed forcing me to get off of the freeway at reduced speed. Tried to restart car several times. Would only idle rough. Let it sit 1/2 hour waiting for aaa ran ok after another restart. Repeated several times since. Once I was stalled in the middle of a traffic controlled intersection. Was told I need a new throttle body and they are back ordered could take 6 weeks before one would be available because of long list of orders. This says it is a major design/manufacture fault/issue. I feel it should be recalled and replaced free if there are that many issues with this item.

- Oconomowoc, WI, USA

problem #89

Jul 212013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle decelerated and began shaking. The failure intermittently recurred four times. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.

- Moore, OK, USA

problem #88

Jul 152013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
While driving on a highway with a fair amount of traffic the gas pedal quit working then my car stalled out. This all happened very quickly. I was able to pull to side. I restarted the car merged back on highway and in 1/4 to 1/2 mile it did it again. Once again I was able to restart it and merged back into traffic hoping to make it to the next exit, but it did it again in less then 1/4 mile. I restarted it and stayed on the side of highway. It went into limp mode and I was able to get to a gas station at next exit. The car had stalled out a month or so prior but restarted and no other issues until this reported event. Also as we researched on line my car had the surges of power or lack thereof as mentioned on line. Note: I am a person without much mechanical knowledge and this was an extremely unsettling event. I do a lot of highway driving in my work including rush hour. I am well aware that my life could have easily ended that day or been severely changed. Please address this before someone's life is ended or severely changed!!

- Strongsville, OH, USA

problem #87

Jul 172013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
I was driving 50 mph on a major road and the vehicle started shaking and cut off. Restarted the vehicle drove less than a mile and the vehicle started shaking again and cut off. Three days prior I had a check engine light took the vehicle to the Ford dealership and they told me that I needed the sensor replaced that connected to the charcoal canister. I had the sensor replaced and know I have to have the throttle body replaced. I understand that the part is on back order but there should be some type of recall on the Fusion. If a part is on back order this tells me that it is in demand and that is not a good thing when it come to something that affects the speed of your car. If there is a recall I would like to be reimbursed for the $277 I have to spend to get the throttle body replaced.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #86

Jul 102013


  • 26,552 miles
I was traveling about 45mph when the car just shut off. Had to coast to side of the side of the road almost got rear ended. This has happened at least three more times in less than a week. The service department claims to know nothing about this problem. I'm sure the service managers are told to act dumb about this issue. I have read that other people have had this same issue. What will it take to get action, someone hurt or killed??

- Beverly Hills, FL, USA

problem #85

Jul 182013


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while traveling 70 mph, the vehicle suddenly lost acceleration power. The vehicle was moved to the shoulder where it was shut down and restarted. The vehicle resumed at normal function however, the failure recurred shortly thereafter. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #84

Jul 102013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
While driving down the highway, the throttle on the vehicle became unresponsive and we had to make our way across traffic to the highway shoulder. This happened at many different speeds including idle. After taking it to a local parts store to have the "service engine light" code checked, the results showed a P2112 "throttle actuator control system - stuck closed". several times the car would shut off as the tachometer was moving erratically. I feel we were lucky this didn't cause an accident as the car shutoff several times while entering intersections and driving around "blind corners".

- Englewood, OH, USA

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