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.

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CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2013 Fusion doesn’t have the same track record of power steering failure as the previous 3 model years. Of course, those owners said their steering failed at 60k–100k miles. So this appears to be a classic "wait and see" scenario.

In the meantime, there’s plenty of interior accessory problems to complain about. By themselves, each is a barely a blip on the radar. But combined, they give you that feeling of what the hell have I gotten myself into?

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,618 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.

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2013 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #17

Sep 012016

Fusion

  • 59,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the front passenger door was unable to lock properly, which caused the door to open without warning. The dealer diagnosed that the door latch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V643000 (latches/locks/linkages). The approximate failure mileage was 59,000.

- Aiken, SC, USA

problem #16

Aug 292016

Fusion

  • 88,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the passenger side door unlatched and opened without warning. The contact pulled over to close the door but it failed to latch. In addition, the vehicle began to overheat. The contact used anti-freeze to cool the vehicle down but the failure continued. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Broomall, PA, USA

problem #15

Aug 052016

Fusion

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while attempting to close the vehicles door, the drivers side door failed to latch. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the latch had failed and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however the failure then occurred on the rear driver side door. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate vehicle failure mileage was 50,000.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #14

Aug 192016

Fusion

  • 50,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the driver's side door latch was defective because the door would not close. The vehicle was driven to the dealer, but not repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages). The dealer and manufacturer were notified. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000...updated 11/21/16

- Toway, CA, USA

problem #13

Aug 042016

Fusion

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While backing out of a parking spot at 10 mph, both the rear driver and passenger doors swung open independently. The door ajar warning light illuminated. The contact parked the vehicle and locked the doors properly, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latches failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 64,000.

- Duncanville, TX, USA

problem #12

Jul 122016

Fusion

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving 50 mph, the front passenger side door opened independently and the door ajar warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000. Updated 09/29/16

- Georgetown, TX, USA

problem #11

Jul 152015

Fusion

  • 25,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving at an unknown speed, the front and rear passenger side doors opened without warning. The failure recurred on two different occasions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the door latch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 25,000.

- Corpus Christi, TX, USA

problem #10

Jun 192016

Fusion

  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the front passenger side door latch fractured. As a result, the door failed to close. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 192015

Fusion

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While the vehicle was in motion, the driver side door latch fractured without warning. As a result, the contact exited the vehicle with no security other than the seat belt. The vehicle was repaired by the dealer, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was to be taken back to the dealer for diagnosis and repair. The contact later received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages) and the dealer was unable to determine when the parts would become available. The vehicle was not repaired within a reasonable time frame. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was also unable to determine when the part would be sent to the dealers for the recall repair. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #8

Aug 132015

Fusion

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the front passenger side door opened without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the door latch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V246000 (latches, locks, linkages); however, the parts to do the repair was unavailable. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

- Maple, FL, USA

problem #7

Aug 082015

Fusion

  • 15,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving at 10 mph, the front passenger door became inoperable and opened without warning. The passenger sustained injury to the right elbow and medical attention was required. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, who diagnosed that the front passenger door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 15,000.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #6

Jun 202015

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles
My door latches have broken on three of my four doors. Each time it is like pulling teeth to get a part. On the second time, I went in to get it fixed, it took 2 1/2 weeks. Asked dealership to check the other two doors, said fine. The next time I open the door that was "checked" door would not close.. had to bring it back and told them I would not leave with out other doors being fixed. The dealership fixed the broken one, but told me they can not fix the other one until it is a problem. The recall notice says wait for dealership to contact when parts available unless currently experiencing concern with vehicle. This is a hazard to my safety and other drivers. Allowing some one to drive with doors that can come loose, when 3/4 have had a issues. I don't feel safe. Plus I am paying for a car that is not fully up to standard. It is like driving a bomb with a clock that you don't know when it will go off. The dealership is hiding behind being a franchise and not part of Ford. People's safety should be the number one issues. If this is happening to me how many other people are on the road in the same situation.. thanks concern owner and driver

- Fort Myers , FL, USA

problem #5

Sep 252014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,005 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V246000 and 14V597000 (air bags, seat belt, latches/locks/linkages); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact's door opened while driving at an unknown speed. The failure mileage was 18,005. Updated 8/19/15 the vehicle was repaired. Updated 9/30/2015

- Winnadow, NC, USA

problem #4

Apr 222015

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 24,000 miles
My passenger doors both would not latch and came open after leaving a parking space...updated 05/07/15 updated 9/16/2015

- Fort Myers, FL, USA

problem #3

Mar 102015

Fusion

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, the front passenger door automatically opened and was unable to latch the door. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Macclenny, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 042014

Fusion

  • 6,500 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 30 mph, the front passenger side door handle fractured. The vehicle was merged to the side of the road, where the contact made a temporary adjustment to the door handle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician diagnosed that the door handle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 6,500.

- San Tan Valley, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jul 042014

Fusion

  • 11,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated while driving approximately 20 mph, the front passenger's side door opened independently. The contact stated that the passenger had to hold the door shut. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that the front passenger's side door latch and mechanism needed to be replaced. The failure recurred on the rear passenger's side door. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 11,000.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

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