definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,242 miles

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2006 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #30

Oct 222014


  • 48,000 miles


Driver's side door latch - I paid $448.13 to have repaired. While trying to drive and hold on to door to keep it from opening into on-coming traffic I could have had an accident. I hsve the news article recalling Ford with door latch problems. Please help the left hand turn signal will not operate and the cost too repair is over $1000. I am unable to have this repaired as I am retired and on a low income.

- Santa Clara, CA, USA

problem #29

Apr 092015


  • miles
My back door lock on my driver side stopped automatically locking and unlocking unless I do it manually. It wasn't a huge issue since I don't have a lot of people in my backseat. Last night, when I got home from work, I reached to open my door and nothing happened. I thought I was tired enough to be mistaken, but it happened. My door will now only open from the outside. The lock still locks and unlocks automatically when I use the button, but I have to roll down my window to get out. This can be hazardous if someone is locked in the car during a wreck, fire, gas leak, etc.

- Conway, AR, USA

problem #28

Jul 012008


  • 38,000 miles
Motor mounts: All three mounts have been replaced. 6 total. One has been replaced twice. One three times. Electric door locks & window regulators: Front driver and rear right passenger have failed. Driver floor mat: Slides.

- Lakeland, FL, USA

problem #27

Nov 012012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the vehicle decelerated to 20 mph independently. The wrench warning icon illuminated after the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to the mechanic where a diagnostic was performed, which located the failure at the throttle. The throttle was not replaced. In addition, the door locks on the rear driver's side door and the front passenger's side door failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was not available.

- Tampa , FL, USA

problem #26

May 142008

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Over the past several years, one by one, every door latch or lock has broken. In 2008 I experienced a jamming of the driver's door latch so I was unable to shut the door, requiring the driver to hold the door shut with one hand while driving (an obvious safety risk). This was repaired, but again broke in 2012, and the door was only able to be opened from the outside. Latch was replaced (paid privately). Had similar incidents with all other doors, plus peeling silver tape from plastic latch handles. Latest incident was 8/30/13. Right rear passenger door is able to be opened from the inside, but can't be opened from the outside.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #25

Jul 012012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 74,200 miles
Please file under *latches/locks/linkages* parked vehicle. Attempted to exit. Driver's side. Heard repeated sound of lock actuator clicking 3+ times. Had to manually force handle and manual lock above handle open and unlock door with remote to exit vehicle. Took approximately 3 minutes to exit vehicle. Upon reentering vehicle and returning home, remote lock works occasionally with half the time the actual lock mechanism prevents door from being locked. This issue is identical to all of the other 24 posts in this category. Should also be noted that all four door handles and manual locks exhibit same "paint delamination" of chrome-colored surfaces. Vehicle purchased as cpo in 2011 at 58,000 miles. Now has 74,200 mostly interstate miles. Ford should address this issue as it appears through research to be pretty wide-spread on these vehicles. This would be a safety issue in event that an emergency/rapid exit is required. This would be a security issue as vehicle doesn't properly lock all the time.

- Belle Vernon, PA, USA

problem #24

Mar 012008

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


All four of the door handles need to be or have been replaced. They are cracking where you pull them to open the door. I had the front driver side replaced the first year I had owned the car, it was under warranty so Ford replaced it free of charge. The two back and side passenger is not under warranty, and of course I have to pay for it. The car had about 50,000 miles on it when this happened.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #23

Jul 292011

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 64,420 miles
Drivers door interior handle inoperative, not allowing door to be opened from inside the vehicle.

- South Berwick, ME, USA

problem #22

Jul 292009


  • 37,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the rear driver and passenger side door handles were fractured to the point where the metal began peeling off. The vehicle was not inspected by the dealer nor was it repaired. The manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 37,000.

- Plaino, IL, USA

problem #21

Nov 082010

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Approximately 3 years after purchase, chrome covering on interior door handles started peeling. In November, 2010, the rear passenger interior door handle snapped. Pieces fell out and the door cannot be opened from the inside. In March 2011, the drivers side rear interior door handle also snapped. Although the doors can still be locked by the remote, they have to be opened from the out side. This is an extreme safety issue in the event that someone needs to exit the car quickly. I have read thousands of similar complaints on-line. The dealer gave me a quote to repair but I do not have the funds. The dealer did send an inquiry to Ford on my behalf but we have heard nothing back. Ford needs to own up to this and do a recall.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #20

Jul 102011

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


All of the interior door handles on my 2006 Fusion with 72000 miles have cracked and are breaking. Normal use, but the handles are made of an inferior plastic with chrome colored coating. The result is that once breakage occurs, doors are only able to be opened using the outside handle and door locks have to be manually engaged. I am very concerned about ability to exit the car if in an accident.

- Northville, MI, USA

problem #19

Apr 102011

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
2006 Ford Fusion door handles snapping and stopping the driver from being able to open door from inside. If there is a crash you can't get out. There are 100's of other experiencing the same problem if you research it on the internet, it appears to be a common problem on the 2006 models. Please encourage a recall so this safety issue can be addressed.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #18

May 152011

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
2006 Ford Fusion SE - 4 cyl. 4-door. Interior door handle broken due to poor design of plastic linkage. Interior door handle assembly replacement required. This allows no lockage of driver door and is leading towards driver door likely not opening from inside.

- Dearborn, MI, USA

problem #17

Oct 182008


  • 38,000 miles
Rear drivers side interior door handle broke in half, drivers lumbar seat stopped functioning.

- Great Mills, MD, USA

problem #16

Apr 012010


  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the front driver side door could not be unlocked from the interior, only from the exterior with the use of the key. The contact stated that the door could still be opened from the interior just not unlocked. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Hot Springs, AR, USA

problem #15

Oct 112010

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
The interior front drivers side and rear driver side door handles had fractured. In order for passengers to exit the vehicle, the window would have to be opened and the passenger would have to put their arm out to open the door, this to me is a serious safety issue!!!

- Yukon, OK, USA

problem #14

Feb 042011

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 68,700 miles
In very normal, if not gentle use the interior door handles on our 2006 Ford Fusion all broke in the latter part of 2010, with the exception of the drivers side rear door. The car has approx. 68,000 miles on it and is a known defective part that has broken in thousands of these cars as can be researched. The only way one can exit the vehicle is to leave the car running and open the window while reaching outside to use the outer door handle, then open the door and roll the window back up and then shut off the car. This presents a serious safety hazard when the occupants might have to exit the vehicle quickly to avoid imminent danger. After paying close to $6,000 for extended warranties, the dealership refused to offer replacement of any sort, stating that there had been no safety recalls on this issue. I have never been unable to exit a car normally and this truly could be a deadly issue that the manufacturer should consider the ramifications of turning a blind eye to.

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #13

Oct 152010


  • 40,000 miles
Interior door handles break or crack. When attempting to open door handle broke, preventing my wife from being able to exit the vehicle without lowering the window. If she was in an accident she may not be able to exit the vehicle. Passenger side door appears cracked and is very likely to break. Paid to repair out of pocket.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #12

Jan 032011

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 32,623 miles
Door handles broken on driverside, problems with latches locks linkage, must roll down windows to open both doors, that is the only way to get out or this car. To repair doors on driver side cost $460 miles on veh is 32,600 2006 Ford Fusion I order this car 2006.

- Colo Spgs, CO, USA

problem #11

Apr 192010


  • 51,237 miles
2006 Ford Fusion rear passenger interior door handle broke when exiting the car. It looks like the chrome plating on the interior drivers door is beginning to crack.

- Jefferson City, MO, USA

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