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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
97,742 miles
Total Complaints:
9 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (7 reports)
  2. replace spark plugs (1 reports)
  3. replace throttle part (1 reports)
2010 Ford Fusion engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2010 Ford Fusion:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #9

Oct 012016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,000 miles


My car stalled at an intersection at rush hour. I put it in park and back to drive, then turned off and on. Finally, it moved at a snail pace to a parking lot. My son tried to drive it after about an hour. It made it only a block away. Had to have AAA tow it to my mechanic.

- , Visalia, CA, US

problem #8

May 032016

Fusion SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles

One problem after another. Turns on and dies unless I push the gas. Did it for two days. Took it to Ford dealer and not sure what it is said it didn't do it. Changed spark plugs and $272 later.

- , Shullsburg, WI, USA

problem #7

May 242016

Fusion SEL 3.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

The stalling has happened several times in the last month. Happens at low speeds. Idle gets rough then stalls at a stop light. Very unsafe and annoying if it doesn't restart. Looking for suggestions and recall information.

Update from May 24, 2016: Vehicle stalls at slow speeds

- , Sterling Heights, MI, USA

problem #6

Aug 272014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 127,000 miles


This is an extreme safety hazard, we were driving on the road, then my car just stalled.

- , Spring city, Tennessee, Usa

problem #5

May 012015

Fusion S 2.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,000 miles

I was crossing a major bridge when my car engine stopped without warning. I was able to coast off of the bridge but was almost hit by oncoming traffic. I was terrified. I was told to replace the fuel assembly at my own cost of $800+ and the car drove okay for a while.

Now the car threatens to conk out at traffic lights and stops - sometimes the engine does stop again without warning. Restarting the engine works but the hesitation remains. I've had an engine light on my dash for 2 years and no one can explain it. I will NEVER buy another one!

- , Rhodesdale, MD, USA

problem #4

Aug 032015

Fusion LS 2.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 151,300 miles

Driving car down the highway, when all of a sudden it stalled out reducing my speed and cutting off on me. I barely had time to move to the side of the highway to get out of traffic way. Thank God I was in the slow lane not going fast at all. I could have been in a very bad crash.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 032013

Fusion SE 2.5L I4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


Okay first of all I have always been a ford owner. I recently bought a 2010 ford fusion se and in amazing condition. Ford inspected said everything is fine car is good to go. So today 11/3/2013 I was driving with my newborn who was born on 10/4/13 and my fiancé in the at going up a hill. The car just stalled out of no where and thankfully I made it just over the hill to where I can pull of to the side. I was furious and upset at the same time, how could ford sell this car with this problem and not recall it? Ford ask yourself what if you had your child and pulled out into traffic to cross over and the f*cking car stalls!!! What the f*ck is that!!! We could have been killed if I was turning somewhere! Not to mention my newborn daughter. I demand that this be heard and something be done about it. I will continue to fight and argue and make sure this is known. I baby this car and take care of it and its a sad day to know this has happened to many of the fusion owners. Fix this damn issue and make it right before people get killed especially baby's and kids!!! God forbid if this ever did happen ford you will be to blame and I will make sure you will pay the legal consequences!!

- , Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 152013

Fusion SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,380 miles

Hello, my name is Beverly and I am writing a complaint because I have had an incident involving my 2010 Ford Fusion.. On June 15th 2013 I experienced my car getting to where me pushing my foot on the pedal to the floor the car didn't want to go anywhere.. Thankfully I was alone in the car and my 4 children wasn't with me.. But, It stalled right in the middle of the road, while I pulled out of my driveway, just riding down the road, and just sitting still.. I purchased this car on 8/2/2012 so I've not even had it a full year and I'm still having to pay on it monthly and its already messing up. How is this right? I mean I just washed it and shampooed the back seats give me a break. Any who, I just want you to know I am having trouble with my car also and I hope you intend on recalling the parts making this happen and get my car fixed before it involves someone getting badly injured on the roads. Thanks and have a good day/night..

- , Dowelltown, TN, USA

problem #1

Nov 192012

Fusion SE V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

My Ford Fussion 2010 started stalling out on me in November of 2012. I pulled out into the highway and it stalled and then shut down, the engine light came on. I had to keep turning it off and restarting it to get to an auto shop to see what was wrong. They put it on the computer and said I had to take it to the dealer. I had to have it towed and they kept it for 3 days where they replaced the accelerator said it was fixed. 2 weeks later the engine light came on and I took it to them again and they replaced my cataltyic converter and said it was fixed. About a month later same thing happend, took it to them they kept it for 3 days drove it 71 miles and couldn't find out what the problem was. I took it home and less than a month it happened again. Took it back to the dealer and again they kept it and found nothing. After that this happening 3 more times I had it out with the service manager and owner of the dealership where I bought the car. Took it to another Ford dealership and they kept it until they figured out what was wrong. At this time my warranty was out and I had to pay $505.43 for the repair which was the throttle body which I had been telling the other service manager and owner of the dealership where I bought the car all along that it was the throttle body.

- , Havana, FL, USA

Not what you are looking for?