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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,100 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.

2010 Ford Fusion transmission problems

transmission problem

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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 252013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated while driving 60 mph, the vehicle stalled with the illumination of the check engine light. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the throttle body needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, and they claimed there was no defect. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000. Updated 10/22/13

- La Mesa, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 152010


  • 7,200 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 30 mph the contact stated that the vehicle began to shift hard. He stated that the transmission slips, and at times when he engaged the accelerator pedal it hesitated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who reprogrammed the PCM. The contact stated that the failure occurred again and the dealer replaced the value body. He stated that the failure occurred three times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer when the complaint was filed. The approximate failure mileage was 7,200 and the current mileage was 8,300.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

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