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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,766 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 112013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, he attempted to accelerate but the accelerator pedal sunk into the floorboard. The failure was recurring. The contact was able to disengage the pedal by tapping it twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 21,000 and the current mileage was 26,000. Updated 3/5/14 updated 03/21/14

- Excelsior Springs, MO, USA

problem #2

Aug 212013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
Loosing power and acceleration capability. Engine continues to run however quite the hazard on a congested freeway when you suddenly loose power and speed. Diag is that it is a faulty throttle body assembly. Costly repair just after warranty expiration not to mention highway hazard and towing expense.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

May 212013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 62,297 miles
First incident: On 05/21/2013 car hesitated when pushing accelerator pedal after going downhill to a stop and then attempting to reach normal speed in our housing development (see earlier report on 07/18/2013 for confirmation number: 10525593 and car dealer receipts enclosed for 05/21/2013)....updated 08/16/13 second incident: On 06/21/2013 car did not respond beyond idle speed after pushing accelerator pedal to move from stop light and drifted to nearby parking lot with no accelerator pedal response beyond idle power (see earlier report on 07/18/2013 for confirmation number: 10525593 and car dealer receipts enclosed for 06/21/2013)...updated 08/16/13

- Cumming, GA, USA

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