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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?

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,368 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 seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2013 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #18

Nov 012015

Fusion

  • 83,000 miles

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

Rear seat became locked with folding seat in lay down position. Unable to unlocks eat belt or raise seat.

- Rock Hill, SC, USA

problem #17

May 022016

Fusion

  • 60,000 miles
Seat belt jammed multiple times while my grandson was buckled in. The dealership attempted to repair it and caused the seat to remain jammed in the down position. The seat no longer goes up leaving one working seat belt in the back seat. The vehicle was stationary.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #16

Mar 112016

Fusion 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V256000 (latches/locks/linkages) and 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts). The parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available. Updated 06/14/16 updated 06/22/16.

- Reidsville, NC, USA

problem #15

Nov 222014

Fusion

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) and 15V246000 (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 repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Centerton, AR, USA

problem #14

Jul 152015

Fusion

  • 33,000 miles
The contact owned a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts), 15V246000(latches/locks/linkages), and 15V250000 (steering). The contact was unable to receive the recall repairs due to the parts not being available for several months. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the contact lost consciousness and crashed into two vehicles and into a ditch. None of the air bags deployed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained head and neck injuries and received medical treatment. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.

- Williamsville, NY, USA

problem #13

Sep 282014

Fusion

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wheatfield, IN, USA

problem #12

Sep 172014

Fusion

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V246000 (latches/locks/linkages) and 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 09/10/15

- North Ridgeville, OH, USA

problem #11

Jul 032015

Fusion

  • 32,800 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 15V250000 (steering); however, the mechanic noticed that the steering gear motor attachment bolts were missing. The contact was informed that the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs and stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) and 15V246000 (latches, locks, linkages); however, the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,800.

- Fort Drum , NY, USA

problem #10

Nov 222014

Fusion

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Groves, TX, USA

problem #9

May 072015

Fusion

  • 37,200 miles
I folded the back seat down and when I went to put it up the seat belt for the middle passenger in the back seat locked and I could not get the seat to come up. I went to the Ford dealership and they cut the belt and said they would order another belt. While they were cutting the belt the comment was made this is the 5th or 6th car we have come in with this problem. I started to think this is one dealership, how many more cars owners have had this happen to them. I think this is a real safety issue.

- Melbourne, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 122014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. MA 08/13/15

- Cranston, RI, USA

problem #7

Nov 152014

Fusion

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14V597000, 15V246000 (air bags, seat belts, latches/locks/linkages); however, the parts to remedy the defect were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Bryant, AR, USA

problem #6

Oct 312014

Fusion

  • 27,000 miles
Hit deer going 45 miles an hour when he ran out in front of me. Vehicle check was deployed. Said airbag activated. Neither the airbag went off nor did the seat belt restraint tightened. Obtained $7000 in front end damage including radiator, hood fenders and pushed in driver door. Police officer checked the airbag for me and stated that I needed to let them know it should have deployed and did not. Had vehicle towed and called peck Ford. After 3 weeks in the auto repair stated they ran a check and it seemed the airbag was fine. They had to do a realignment and the radiator hose and bolts snapped off plus the body work. Ford stated it was in a recall but that they would not have the parts for a year. I told them I was afraid to drive it and told them about the accident and the failure of the airbag to deploy nor the restraints. Peck Ford also stated that there was not much they could do unless the airbag light stayed on when car was operating. Previously, in summer of 2014, I wrote the warranty center because my headliner had to be replaced due to wrinkling and falling in front. They replaced the headliner but it started happening again so I wrote them in summer of 2014. They stated the only recall they had was for the airbag and that I should stop driving the car immediately and call Ford. I called them and they said there was no parts available and stated then that the airbag light had to be on. Fast forward two months later and I hit a deer, no airbag deployed, the restraints did not work. Fearful when driving the car now and no help available. Driver seat now sags to one side

- Pingree Grove, IL, USA

problem #5

Nov 142014

Fusion

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) however, the contact was unable to have the vehicle serviced under the recall because the part needed was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Wixom, MI, USA

problem #4

Oct 132014

Fusion

  • 25,000 miles
Was driving approximately 50 miles per hour when deer hit car in front. The impact took out front bumper bumper guard hood left fender and left door. The radiator bolts cracked and dropped the radiator. I was thrown forward but neither seat belt tightened or air bag went off. The system radio went into system check and continually checked, stating airbag deployed but it did not deploy. One side of the seat on drivers side will not rise when trying to bring seat up and so seat sags to left officer that I called to the scene stated that it looked like the airbag started to deploy but when I got the car fixed they said they found the airbag still in tack. Both parties police and mechanic stated that they were surprised airbag did not go off. I called Ford about the recall and they said cannot repair unless air bag light is on. I wrote safety for Ford and they said the same thing. I called dealer back and they stated that I cannot bring in till letter arrives because the parts to replace would not be in till end of 2015.

- Pingree Grove, IL, USA

problem #3

Dec 162014

Fusion

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Canyon Country, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 022014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign id number: 14V597000 (air bags, seat belts) however the part was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the delay. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 01/20/15 updated 6/9/2015

- Carrollton , KY, USA

problem #1

Jul 172014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 32,620 miles
Rear seat was folded down, rear center seat belt locked itself in the retracted position. Rear seat, driver side, would not go back up do to center belt being locked. Took car to dealership, rear center seat belt was replaced.

- Westmorland, CA, USA

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