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:
25,756 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.

2013 Ford Fusion fuel system problems

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2013 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Feb 222013


  • 650 miles


My 2013 Fusion S should have a 16.5 gal tank, but when I got the low fuel level light on today, I can only put 12.5 gal into the tank before the first kick-off. The tank can not by fully filled!

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 252012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 3,400 miles
I've been having an issue with my gas tank since I've owned the car since Oct 2012. When I fill up, the car sometimes fills all the way on the gauge, sometimes it doesn't. if it does it drops from full to half a quarter by 10-20 miles. Also, ive never been able to fill up to around 16 gallons. The car is supposed to have a 16.5 gallon fuel tank. I run the car to approx 12 miles left, till the warning light comes on and I can only get roughly 12 gallons in the tank. Either the tank that was installed is wrong or the computer gauge is off. I'm only able to drive about 315 on a "full" tank. That is not right for a car that's supposed to be a 27-37mpg car. Which I only get about 24-26mpg since I've owned the car. I do a mix of highway and city driving, mostly highway averaging 45mph driving. I've told brien Ford in everett of this issue but they wont look at it since it hasn't been recognized by Ford. There's a really big response to this issue on many forums. I follow the most popular for Fusion at the dealer told me I would have to pay to have them research it when is a horrible thing to do, when I know there's an issue. When I'm only able to get about 12 gallons in the tank. The Fusion hybrid SE has a 13.5 gallon tank, I think the tanks got installed incorrectly, and me along with many others got the hybrid tank instead of the normal 16.5 gallon tank.

- Everett, WA, USA

problem #1

Feb 122013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 250 miles
The Ford Fusion fuel tank in my 2.0 ecoboost engine does not fill all the way. It is documented as a 16.5 gallon tank, however even running to empty I am only able to fill 12-13 gallons. To me, it is unacceptable to have a 3-4 gallon "reserve". I am not sure if it's the tank itself, or if it's faulty hardware causing vapor to be trapped and the system thinking it's full when it is in fact not. This may not be a safety issue, but is an issue if you are thinking you have more gas than you actually do.

- Johnston, RI, USA

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