definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,722 miles

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2006 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 012014


  • miles


I had a passenger in the rear passenger side seat that could not open the door to get out. I had to go to the outside door handle to open the door. On inspection it appears the interior rear door handle has started to crack at the pivot point(spring return attachment point). The break causes interference with the rear door handle bezel and limits travel of door handle (door won't open). It appears the same thing is starting to happen on the other rear door. Car only has 85000 miles. It appears to be a design/manufacturing defect. I will be going to Ford to get a replacement which I hope has had a design change to fix this. The rear doors had been used very little so its not a usage issue. This is a real safety concern for rear passengers.

- Edgerton, KS, USA

problem #8

Jun 082014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
When I was driving 55 mph, the car did a little jerk like it had missed. No lights came on and I drove to the nearest side road off the highway and stopped. I tried to go further but only made it about 100 yards because I lost all power including steering. My car was half in the road so I was thankful this was not a high traffic road. The engine light came on and there was a smell. It wasn't the smell of oil but was a fluid smell. The car would not turn over and had to be towed to the dealership. It came up as a misfire 3 and they told me that they had to replace the coil. This did not fix the problem and they said the 3 coil when it blew it took out the other coils as well as the 6 spark plugs and the PCM. This was a $2250 repair. I only have 68,000 on the car. After reading other tsb, some stated that if under 80,000 miles/8 years that it was covered under the manufacture warranty. I called Ford and was told I missed the 8 year mark by exactly 30 days. There was nothing that I could do but hold on to my receipts in case there would ever be a recall. This is the only major issue I have had. I have never had any other engine issues with the car. I've only had 2 minor issues before this and they were the lumbar going out in the driver's seat ($300 repair that I did not replace) and 2 door handles breaking from the inside that were $160 to replace each. I did replace bc of the safety issue of not being able to get out of the car. After reading the tsb, I see that the PCM and coils are a recurring issue and I am thankful I was on a side road when it occurred... I am very worried that it may occur again and hope this issues will be or has been looked into for the safety of others.

- Canton, IL, USA

problem #7

Dec 192013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 116,000 miles
I have had problems with it since I bought it, it has problems starting especially when its cold outside. Driver heated seat caught fire and melted my seat, now my heated seat doesn't work and seat is ruined. Transmission is poorly made and unsafe. While driving it has problems shifting, shoots the rpms all the way up. The car sounds like its going to blow up. Does it mostly when showing down and speeding up. Not the only person having issues, Ford needs to stop being so cheap and recall the 2006 repairpal.com/transmission-problem-242.

- Batesville, IN, USA

problem #6

Aug 102009

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


Since we've owned our 2006 Ford Fusion we have had to replace the door handle for the passenger and both back passenger seats multiple times. Once these handles fail (randomly with no warning) they cannot be operated from the inside. This requires getting someone to open the door from the outside. We fear that in an accident we might become trapped. It's my understanding that I'm not alone with this issue with our 2006 Fusion, but Ford has yet to recall these obviously defective parts.

- Chatsworth, GA, USA

problem #5

Oct 182008


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

- Great Mills, MD, USA

problem #4

Dec 212009


  • 56,000 miles
While drive my 2006 Ford Fusion the driver's side lumbar support broke. This caused me to immediately drop back in my seat and was very distracting.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #3

Apr 122007

Fusion 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles


I purchased a 2006 Ford Fusion sel V6 Sept. 30, 2006. After picking up the car from the dealer from a previous fix on an engine sound that they never fix or have fix by now. The lumbar support broke without noticed. It broke in an instant. I tried to get it fix under warranty but Ford and the dealer denied to fix the problem. They even sued me in court for trying to get my car fix. But I won the case, and now they say that they will fix my car problem. That could be a problem if you are driving in the highway and suddenly the lumbar brake without noticed.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #2

Jul 082007

Fusion 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 36,000 miles
Lumbar support spring on the drivers side breaking for the second time.

- Robesonia, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 022006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds, the lumbar support band in the driver seat fractured without warning. The band had been replaced twice and the problem had recurred. Updated 12/01/06.

- Winter Park, FL, USA

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