hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,446 miles

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2006 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Jul 042016


  • 48,000 miles


Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the passenger side air bag warning indicator illuminated. In addition, the interior driver side door handle fractured. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V384000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #22

Dec 152015


  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 60 mph, the driver's door opened while driving. The contact stated that this was a recurring issue. In addition, the contact stated that the air bag light remained illuminated. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 127,000....updated 02/19/16

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #21

Oct 172014


  • 200,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the interior door handle fractured on the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. The failure recurred twice. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, where the door handle was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 200,000.

- Sweetwater, AL, USA

problem #20

May 012015


  • 119,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the driver side door failed to open from the inside because the handle was fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 119,000.

- Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #19

Mar 182015


  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the interior door handle fractured and prevented the contact from exiting the vehicle. The contact stated that the part was replaced three times on both the driver and passenger side door handles. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the door handle was replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of failure. The failure mileage was 48,000.

- Katie, TX, USA

problem #18

Sep 062014


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while parked, the front driver side interior door handle failed to open the door. The failure occurred on one occasions. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the interior driver side door handle needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Greenville, PA, USA

problem #17

Nov 012013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 23,703 miles


Drivers inside door handle has broken twice preventing opening the drivers door. Have found two other Fusion owners that have had the same problem.

- Port Deposit, MD, USA

problem #16

Jun 102008


  • 30,000 miles
The right rear door handle snapped when my 3 yr old grandbaby tried to open door. As time has gone on, the left rear door handle snapped. That was followed by the drivers door handle snapping. I now have to crawl to the passenger side to get out. Used to be able to pull the lock feature to open it, but, can no longer do that. I've seen a million complaints about these handles. In case of emergency, one cannot get out of the car. This could easily result in death that could easily be avoided by exiting the vehicle. I also have the additional problem of limited use of my leg due to major surgery and weakness from my chemo meds. I feel like a sitting duck. Why is this being ignored? I really like Ford vehicles, but, shame on Ford!!!!

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #15

Sep 042011

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 94,000 miles
First the rear driver's side interior door handle broke when my granddaughter was attempting to open it. Recently the front driver's side interior door handle broke. The fake chrome is peeling off of the passenger side both front and rear door handles. It was peeling off of the two handles that broke but I never thought that they would break. Although I am able to open the window to access the exterior door handle to open the door in most cases, the windows don't always open in the cold weather and the door is very difficult to open using the broken door handle. I am concerned I or a passenger will be stuck in the vehicle and not be able to get out in an emergency.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #14

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 #13

Nov 012010

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Driver side inner door handle cracked last year, making it difficult to open door. Ford repaired it for $302. Now the left rear inner door handle is cracked. I rarely carry passengers, so it is not due to misuse. My wife was sitting in the back seat and could not get out. Also, it now appears the front passenger handle is beginning to deteriorate. I have contacted the Ford dealership and Ford customer service and they deny responsibility and say it is outside warranty. I believe this problem could be very dangerous.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #12

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 #11

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 #10

Oct 182008


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

- Great Mills, MD, USA

problem #9

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 #8

Mar 152010

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
My door handles have snapped and broke off...driver side and drivers back door...they are plastic with a fake chrome coating. Im the only drive no kids and back seat is rarely used car has 30,000 mile issue began @ 20,000 bought car brand new.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #7

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 #6

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 #5

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 #4

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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