Notes: Ford significantly updated the Fusion for the 2010 model year. We wish they hadn't

Throttle body issues have led to a ton of reports about a sudden deceleration and loss of power while driving. Ford issued a “customer satisfaction program” in March 2014 that, unsurprisingly, has left very few customers satisfied.

2010 is also the year we started seeing complaints about the power steering failing. Throttle and steering failure? Yeah, that’s why this is a clunker.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Ford Fusion cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012010

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 6,000 miles


I have a 2010 Ford Fusion I bought it brand new in July 2010, already I have had to replace the radiator it was not covered under the manufac warranty. There is slots in the grill of the car pretty big they told me a rock must of went thru there when I was driving and made the hole in the radiator my insurance had to pay and I paid my 300 deductible. For a couple weeks prior to that I heard a gurgling sound under the dash board. Good thing I went to the dealer the day I did because the heat was blowing cold air. My radiator was bone dry and the noise under the dash was real loud at this point. Well anyway I went to pick the car up and they said it was fixed but I heard the gurgling sound still under the dash {near the glove comp} I don't know what they did{the guy tried to tell me it was normal at first until he heard the noise himself} well anyway he brought it back into the service dept quirk Chevrolet in quincy mass and they fixed the problem. But what I am getting at is I think there is a huge defect in the slats in the grill that it would allow anything in to hurt the radiator I have owned many cars in my life and this has never happened to me before. Also the door handle is falling off already on the drivers] inside] door.

- Dorchester, MA, USA

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