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3.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,596 miles

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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid electrical problems

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2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #9

Jun 262016

Fusion Hybrid

  • 43,500 miles

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

Engine failed at stoplight with loss of power steering on 6/26/16. Restart successful. Subsequent multiple engine failure chimes occurred. Dealer "repaired wiring". several hundred miles since, not further incidents (engine failures or multiple chimes).

- Bethesda, MD, USA

problem #8

Nov 252015

Fusion Hybrid

  • 85,500 miles
When trying to start the car from park all warning lights illuminated, car would not turn over. Let car reset, and able to turn it over. Ford self system check via dash cluster will show brake and hybrid electric charging system problems but will reset itself after next key cycle. Not able to find codes for problem. Owned car approx 8 months, experienced problem 4 times all within 1 month.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #7

Mar 122015

Fusion Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 40,963 miles
Power steering first failed in the beginning of November 2013. There was 20083 miles on the vehicle. We were driving the car in our subdivision and all of a sudden alarms started and the car was very hard to steer. We were able to force steer the car back home. We shut off the vehicle and started it up again and the power steering started working again. The alarms and warning lights also went off. We brought the vehicle in to our local Ford dealer and they indicated there was nothing wrong. We then had a second event on February 21, 2015 where the power steering failed again. The mileage was 40163. We shut off the vehicle and started it up again and the power steering started working again. The alarms and warning lights also went off. We brought the vehicle in to our local Ford dealer and they indicated there was nothing wrong again. On March 12, 2015 multiple alarms activated and we completely lost power steering and almost got in to an accident due to heavy traffic and the inability to steer the car properly. We were very close to a Ford dealer and was able to force steer the vehicle into the parking lot where we were then assisted by the service department. Diagnostics indicated motor rotation angle sensor internal electronic failure and failure of electronic steering system. The epas system was found to be defective and several parts needed to be replaced.

- Concord, NC, USA

problem #6

Oct 102014

Fusion Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 70,800 miles

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

While turning after coming to a stop, the vehicle traction control and power steering warnings popped up and car lost all power steering ability. The vehicle was no longer safely operable while having no listed error codes. The vehicle has been estimated to require replacement electronic power steering gear at a $2000 price tag.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #5

Apr 132013

Fusion Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
While driving to natural bridge, va on interstate 81. Warning chime sounded, pull over safely warning came on, engine shut off, brakes and accelerator disengaged, and all dashboard lights illuminated. Immediately put on hazards and tried to pull over. Avoided signs and maneuvered car safely to a speed where I could stop car by putting in park. Attempted to restart car. When able to obtain "green car" light (as indicated safe to drive), put the car in drive and pushed accelerator. Car jumped forward and stalled. Able to restart car after 10-15 mins. After this occurred, car was having trouble accelerating and was shaking while driving. Could not have it towed back to dealership due to location. Contact dealership right away and brought it to them as soon as returning home (April 15th). Demanded it to be fixed before returning car. Unsafe and unacceptable dealership could not get codes or reactivation... dealership in contact with Ford tech service who informed them to change the battery to try to activate. They did this and within 10 mins of driving it tech reported warning chime sounded, pull over safely warning came on, engine shut off, breaks and accelerator disengaged, and all dashboard lights illuminated. Ford tech service contacted again who informed them to check all fuses and wires. Dealership could not find any problems. Dealership ordering new part today to test.

- Interlaken, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 132013

Fusion Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
When trying to start the car from park, all lights illuminated, car would not turn over. Let car reset, and able to turn it over. Drove to dealership. Not able to find codes for problem. Fuel canister repaired.

- Interlaken, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 162013

Fusion Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles

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

The check engine light had illuminated. Called the dealership and scheduled an appointment to bring it in that day. Driving at 45 miles an hour, again, warning chime sounded, pull over safely warning came on, engine shut off, brakes and accelerator disengaged, and all dashboard lights illuminated. Pulled to the side of the road and shut car off. I was too far from dealership to have it towed and was working (I travel for my job). Called dealership, they said to bring it in. Able to restart it after 2-3 attempts. Brought it to the dealership. No code for no start or shut off but code for fuel canister. Problem addressed, fixed, and car returned to me. Could not activate, car returned with instructions to ┐┐have it towed here and do not restart it when it breaks down. After, this incident, I traded cars with my brother (who works 5 miles from home) so that he could easily have it towed if it were to occur again.

- Interlaken, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 252012

Fusion Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 9,900 miles
Picked up the car from the dealership on Monday (9/25/12) after they found something wrong and was driving on state route 228 at 55 mile per hour. Warning chime sounded, pull over safely warning came on, engine shut off, brakes and accelerator disengaged, and all dashboard lights illuminated. Put hazards on for cars behind me and pulled over quickly avoiding a sign on the right side of the road. After 10-15 mins, I was able to restart the car by letting it reset. After getting green car indicator, I went to turn around to go back to the dealership. The car jumped forward and stalled in the intersection of state route 228 and buck hill rd. I was able to have it start, jump, and stall two times (enough to get me out of the intersection). Upon arriving the dealership, they could not find any codes that were disrupted. The service manager contacted Ford tech line and drove it home for a few days to try to activate problem. Could not activate, car returned with instructions to have it towed here and do not restart it when it breaks down.

- Interlaken, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 222012

Fusion Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 9,700 miles
Was backing car out of garage to take it for an oil change and 10,000 mile check. All dashboard lights illuminated, warning chime sounded. Not able to engage brakes or accelerator. Stopped car by putting it in park. No response of trying to restart. Resulting in contacting Ford road side assistance and having it towed to the dealership. Dealership thought it was anti-theft, contacted Ford tech line and found no "test voltage at PCM, no voltage found no voltage at fuse, F49, F40 and F39 traced problem to pin 5 at PCM relay in auxiliary relay box pin was not seated all the way. Repaired and retested working properly".

- Interlaken, NY, USA

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