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: 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?


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,357 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 #6

Sep 012016


  • 80,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the rear doors were re-opening involuntarily and the door ajar warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure recurred on several occasions. The failure mileage was 80,000.

- Redding, CA, USA

problem #5

Jul 092015


  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving 25 mph, the front driver side door opened after the door ajar warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred on one other occasion. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,000.

- Opelika, AL, USA

problem #4

Mar 272015


  • 44,500 miles
My dash door indicator light came on and after checking the doors found the passenger rear door had opened and would not close. After trying several times to close the door no luck it would just swing back at me. I have emailed Ford to get info on this problem but no response back.

- Orange, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 182015

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 25,695 miles


Yesterday, driving on a freeway access road, the front passenger door opened. After stopping, found door will not latch closed. Tonight the wife was cleaning her stuff from the car so I can take it to the dealer tomorrow and now the rear passenger door has the same problem. Will not latch closed. Being the wife's car, the passenger side doors get very little use.

- Midway, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 112014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 33,000 miles
Passenger door opened while driving. Both doors will not stay latched.

- Magnolia, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 302014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 18,946 miles
The front passenger door opened and would not close. The plastic latch assembly failed to secure the front passenger door. The dealership service department was contacted immediately. Advised by service manager to wrap seat belt around handle of door and fasten to secure door in order to drive the vehicle to the dealership to address issue. The dealership service department note describes the issue as an "insufficient latch". the cause noted in the service departments review was that the latch assembly "does not operate properly". the corrective action documented and completed by the dealership service department was to remove and replace the front passenger door latch assembly (part # fmc be8Z 5421812 B / note: Insf description: Latch).

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

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