hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,603 miles

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2007 Ford Fusion electrical problems

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2007 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #37

Oct 122007


  • miles


Takata recall: I purchased my Ford Fusion in 2007 and I received awesome comments; this was the ratings from my older family members, bragging about my car; as being "top of the line vehicle" sounded great! within my first year, on a Saturday my car would not start, before going to work, it was corrosion on my battery post. The following Monday, I contacted hixon Ford service dept. In monroe, la; told them of my experience and was told that they have not heard of any problems. I was given a free battery, without anyone looking into why the car wouldn't start or corrosion on the battery. I didn't think I would have been treated in that manner throughout the time I have my car. Since then, several other problems, such as the rubber around the dash vent, where the defrost air comes out, lifted up out of place. One day the 6-cd changer would not release my cds'; but months later after pressing the button everyday, I pressed the reject and they all came out. Another experience was when the two front door latches just popped out; at a later time, the two back latches popped out. Since I could only afford to get the driver door latch repaired, I would still lock my car door, but they do not lock. Another incident happened when I tried to slow down, because of the bumpy road and my car felt like it hydroplaned; I couldn't stop (scaaarrryy!). after each incident, I would call hixon Ford and ask for recall status, concerning my incidents. They would always tell me, they have not heard anything, but when I called the main office, I was told that nothing had been reported. I never felt they cared what happened to me, because they didn't look into the first incident, but years later, I received an apology; give them another chance with my next purchase and they can't do anything now. Well, they never did anything and I would have been very surprised if they did.

- Monroe, LA, USA

problem #36

Jan 062016


  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after several attempts. The contact mentioned that on several occasions when the vehicle was able to start, it failed to restart after being shut off. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the PCM, the spark plugs, and the coils had all melted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #35

Dec 212015


  • 72,787 miles
Driving on interstate 75 my car made a popping noise and lost power, was in limp mode, check engine light came on, had car diagnosed and found to have busted ignition coils and bad ECM, replaced those, less than a week later driving to work again and wrench light came on, it comes and goes but the check engine light is on. The car loses all power until shut off, am told it is a throttle body issue. The car has just over 73,000 miles and has been very well taken care of. I am afraid to drive any more due to the sudden loss of power on highway with no way of knowing when it is going to happen again.

- Kettering, OH, USA

problem #34

Aug 052015


  • 134,353 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the air bag warning light on the passenger side illuminated as soon as the vehicle was started. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed, as the passenger occupant control weight module that needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 134,353.

- Copley, OH, USA

problem #33

Aug 012015


  • 75,463 miles
PCM failed on a 2007 Ford Fusion SE V6 while on the highway. This resulted in near-immediate electrical failure, stalling the car after app. 30 seconds. User forums online seem to indicate that this is a recurring problem with 2007 Fusion, possibly stemming from ECU failure (although opinions are undecided on whether a feedback issue causes the ECU to fail, or the ECU fails and causes feedback). Damage to the car included frying all six spark plugs, and significant damage to all six ignition coils which necessitated replacement, as well as necessitating replacement of PCM unit. Ford also draws a distinction between the warranty on the ECU (8 years / 80,000 miles) and the warranty on the PCM (3 years / 36,000 miles) when assessing the damage - since this failure commonly results in damage to the PCM, they almost always seem to elect to consider only the PCM warranty. Total cost to driver: App. $2,000 plus labor.

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #32

Nov 152014


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the ignition switch was turned to the on position, but the vehicle did not start. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the battery failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but failed to accelerate. The independent mechanic later diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the pulley bolt failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #31

Jun 092015


  • 100,000 miles


Key gets locked up in ignition not allowing removal and will randomly lock steering wheel

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #30

Feb 142015

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 176,500 miles
I had just went to the store, dropped my cousin off at home right up the street from my house. I pulled out on the highway and gave it gas and the car wouldn't go over 10 mph. I notice in my rear view mirror, a car was coming up fast, so I pulled over out the way until the way was clear, then I putted all the way home. The car had no power. I have been googling these problems, and I had a mechanic come to my house and put the diagnostics machine on my car and it came back with a code of: P2110 2007 Ford Fusion - throttle actuator control system - forced limited RPM....read more: engine-codes.com/P2110_2007_ford_fusion.html#ixzz3svzzppzk. As I am still googling, looks like I will have to get the computer reprogrammed. Well it hasn't been a year since that car left me on the side of the road and I had to go the cheap way of getting the computer fixed and all coils replaced which was $800. Now its saying I have to get the computer reprogrammed again. I am not financial stable to keep putting money into a car where the computer keeps messing up, and, me driving it and losing power is really dangerous because it could have caused an accident if I couldn't get out of the highway... I read there was a warranty on this up until January 2015 but I was unaware of that. My car has 1756500 give or take on it a little

- Lawrenceville, VA, USA

problem #29

Mar 012014


  • 91,500 miles
Driving on highway at 55 mph when total loss of power. Drove home doing about 20 mph with high rpms. #2 coil burnt and melted, blown PCM. Had to have PCM reprogrammed and replace all 6 coil packs. Seems to be a prevalent problem with the 2007 AWD, Ford needs to do something about this.

- Sunbury, PA, USA

problem #28

Jul 172014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 111,123 miles
Car jolted while cruising at 70 mph on the interstate, then went in to like a first gear and high RPM. All the dashboard gauges, lights and radio went off. Put in neutral and everything came back on and functioned. Put back in drive and the same issue with gear, speed, gauges, etc. Returned. Back in neutral so I could use my flashers and after coasting for a little bit the entire car shut down and would not come back on. Had to tow to a nearby dealership (54 miles away) where they are telling me the throttle body has failed and needs replaced.

- Saint Albans, WV, USA

problem #27

Jul 172014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 111,123 miles


Car jolted then went in to like a first gear with high RPM. All gauges went to zero and all dashboard things stopped, including radio. Put in neutral, all gauges returned to normal and all lights functioned. Put back in drive and the same issuer with gear, speed, gauges, etc. Returned. Back in neutral so I could use hazard lights but then the entire car shut down. Had to tow to a dealership where the are telling me the throttle body has failed and needs replaced.

- Saint Albans, WV, USA

problem #26

May 212014


  • miles
Without warning, vehicle jerked, decelerated and slowed to a stop on the highway. Vehicle would not respond to pressing of gas pedal. Had to pull vehicle off to the side of the road. Orange wrench icon appeared. Turned car off and on again and icon disappeared. Not knowing when the vehicle is going to stop accelerating is extremely dangerous. It is only a matter of time before this issue affects someone while they are driving and are unable to safely pull off of the road.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #25

Mar 142014


  • 93,000 miles
Went to pass a slow moving vehicle and when gas pedal was pressed the vehicle responded with no power, shuddered, and stalled. Had towed to a local trusted mechanic who was unable to diagnose a specific problem because the he was getting "crazy problem codes". vehicle was towed to a Ford dealer who discovered the coils were destroyed due to a PCM failure. Coils and PCM replaced at the cost of $2,200. Driving home after vehicle was "repaired" check engine light came on. Took vehicle back to dealership, diagnosed a catalytic converter failure. Catalytic converter failed due to the PCM/coil failure. Vehicle will not pass emissions inspection until converter is repaired/replaced at an additional cost of $2,000+. dealership indicated that nothing could have been done to prevent the PCM/coil failed, it "just happened". basic research shows that this happens with enough frequency that Ford must be aware of the problem. Vehicle 2007 Ford Fusion V6 AWD.

- Ambler, PA, USA

problem #24

Dec 162013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 100,800 miles
Vehicle was missing, thought it was plugs or needed tuneup. Mechanic said 2 coils were burnt out and needed replacement along with plugs. Had two replaced and 6 plugs replaced. The next week same problem, took back to mechanic, said another coil burnt out, checked computer and said dealer would need to look at problem, may be an onboard computer issue called PCM. Result: Ford dealer dx computer issue, calling for replacement and also all coils and plugs. Total cost of mechanics and dealer... $581 plus 2015= 2596. No problems since, but was warned that this could happen again by dealer, and that this would be warrantied. Not sure if that is true. Dealer would not admit to any problems with other Fusion, nor would regional Ford customer service rep. Will keep car for a year or so and see what happens, most likely trading within the next two years. Dont want that same problem to happen again.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #23

Mar 122014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
PCM shorted out the number 4 coil and caught on fire. Coil was on fire when mechanic pulled it out. Have investigated on internet several problems with this but not a recall yet. Cost $800 to fix. Co worker had same thing happen this week on a V6 Ford escape.

- Westville, IL, USA

problem #22

Feb 032014

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 71,895 miles
On Feb 19 2014 at 8:30 as I parked my 2007 Ford Fusion in my driveway I was unable to remove my key from the ignition. I noticed my steering wheel would not lock. Made sure the vehicle was in park and still the key would not turn all the way back so that the wheel could lock and key could be removed.I looked online to see hundreds of same problem with key getting stuck. And most of them had to do with gear shift silver button not releasing to let key turn all the way. Seeing these many same problem should warrant a recall to this problem.

- North Port, FL, USA

problem #21

Jan 262014

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 99,552 miles
PCM failed causing vehicle to lose power and burn up ignition coils.

- St Peters, MO, USA

problem #20

Jan 112014


  • 100,000 miles
The engine control module or PCM burned due to an electrical short at cylinder #4. it is a 2007 Ford Fusion with 100,000 miles. This appears to be a safety issue and there is was no fail-safe to shut the computer to avoid a possible engine fire. The mechanic advised if this car was driven anymore you would have had an engine fire.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #19

Dec 112013


  • 84,000 miles
I was driving to work on December 11, 2013 down rte 3A at approximately 8am. When I took a left onto westford rd., and accelerated up the hill the vehicle suddenly cut out to the point it would not go any further. I almost was hit from a car from behind me who also was accelerating up the hill, but fortunately he swerved around me in time. I called triple aaa and they towed it to palmer''s automotive. According to the mechanic, the diagnostic showed one of the coil packs malfunctioned.. upon replacement, the coil pack overheated and blew again. Finding it odd, the mechanic contacted Ford. Working with the Ford technician, a bulletin was found stating the car had a known issue with the PCM, the computer module for the vehicle. Ford told the mechanic, the part would be there in 2 weeks. 2 weeks went by and on christmas eve, our mechanic was told there is a national back order on the part and it would be 2 to 4 more weeks. Also, the repair would cost in the vicinity of $1700 dollars. It is now 1/12/14 and we still have no car and no word on when it will be fixed. Ford''s recent ads infuriate me on tv about their reliability etc compared to other brands. The warrantee expired at 80K miles and this car has 84K on it. We are still making payments on a car that is inoperable for the past 6 weeks, as well as facing a huge repair bill, which adds insult to injury. Most importantly, I think about what may have happened if I had decided to take the highway instead of rte 3A to work that day, the results may have been tragic.

- Lowell, MA, USA

problem #18

Aug 072013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
My son was traveling down road and car completely shut down. Computer and coils shorted out. Thank goodness he was able to move into turning lane. This would have been dangerous if he had been on the interstate. Need part number 7U7Z12A650dla. Car is currently at dealership in waiting on part. It has been there over 2 weeks. We have been told 1000 Fusion are waiting on this part. Ford case number - cas[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Talking Rock , GA, USA

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