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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,609 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.

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2010 Ford Fusion transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #3

Oct 012009

Fusion 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact was driving approximately 15 mph on normal road conditions and applied pressure to the accelerator pedal, followed by no power response. The engine began to rev excessively and the RPM's increased rapidly. In addition, the transmission exhibited a delay and a hard shift. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was able to resume normal operation. The vehicle has not been repaired at this time. The failure mileage was 1,000. The current mileage was 3,077. Updated 02/02/10 the consumer stated he has experienced a problem with delayed acceleration. The delay was always followed by a delayed rough shift. The transmission would always slam into gear after acceleration hesitation. Updated 02/05/10.

- Beverly Hills , MI, USA

problem #2

Sep 282009


  • 200 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. When accelerating uphill, the vehicle rolled backwards. As a consequence, his risk for a vehicle crash was increased. The vehicle has not been inspected to determine the cause of the failure; however, he is concerned that the transmission has failed. The failure and current mileages were 200.

- Mentor, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 152009


  • 2,000 miles
Trouble starting like the starter is defective, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. Automatic transmission that jerks when shifting.

- Evansville, IN, USA

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