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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,441 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.

2015 Ford Fusion brakes problems

brakes problem

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2015 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 132016


  • 4,765 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Ford Fusion. While driving down an incline at 55 mph, the brake pedal was depressed, but failed to respond without warning. Prior to the failure, an unknown sound emitted from the vehicle when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact's vehicle was stopped after it crashed into a guardrail. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact sustained bruises to the head and whiplash. The driver sustained bruises to the left shoulder. Both occupants required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the booster brake system failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 4,765.

- Stockton, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 032016


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while making a turn, the brakes pulsated when the vehicle was stopped. In addition, the contact stated that while attempting to park, the brakes violently pulsated and resulted in an unintended acceleration. As a result, the contact crashed into a building. The air bags failed to deploy and the seat belt failed to retract. A police report was filed. There was one unknown injury reported that did not require medical attention. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.

- Woodhaven, MI, USA

problem #2

Jul 092015


  • 19,000 miles
03/2015 lost control of the breaks and had to use the parking breaks to attempt to stop me and U still hit another car. 07/09/2015 lost all control of breaks, instrument panel display turned white and the mft turned black, motor shut off. The dealer can't find the problem, they just do a computer reset and it temporarily fixes the problem but they reject me to put my child in this car!

- Pell City, AL, USA

problem #1

Jan 282015

Fusion 4-cyl

  • miles
Rented car from enterprise car rental (734)451-2499. Car lost power on two occasions while driving. First time around 9:00 am going East on 401 in Canada, second time around 8:00 pm going West on 402 in Canada. Lost power steering, engine power, power brakes and headlights. Was able to safely pull over and had to place car in park and restarted car with ignition key. Rental car company provides two car keys with a braided chain to keep the two keys together and to discourage customer from separating the keys (need wire cutters to separate). The Ford keys are very heavy and have integrated keyfob. To prevent the keys from hitting my knees, I used a tywrap to pull them closer together.

- Plymouth, MI, USA

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