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
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
94,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. throttle body replaced (1 reports)
2010 Ford Fusion fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 172016

Fusion SEL 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles


Stalls IN traffic, has happened ten to fifteen times since April. Ford has been mostly useless with several solutions, all done, none address the problem which continues. On line search shows ETB problem which Ford has not acknowledged but it describes the problem exactly.

- Lee G., San Antonio, TX, US

problem #1

Apr 172016

Fusion SE 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles

Car stalled for no reason in a parking lot. Had to have AAA tow it. Ford dealer said it was the electronic throttle body, and that the cost was covered under some sort of "extended warranty." This sounded suspicious, as I do not have an extended warranty on the car. They charged me, though, for fuel injection service.

Researching this online, I found that many 2010 Fusion owners have had this same problem. It is potentially fatal, as the car can stall at any speed, with no warning.

Why weren't we told about this? When it fails and you take it in, you get a free part, but that doesn't help if you and others die as a result of you stalling in traffic.

- wallacenj, Parsippany, NJ, US

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