Notes: The 2011 Fusion builds off the 2010's reputation. That's not a good thing.

The first thing that jumps out is the ridiculous amount of power steering complaints. It grinds, it squeals, and it eventually just fails.

And if losing power steering isn’t enough for you, how about a sudden loss of engine power? That combination is enough to achieve clunker status.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,750 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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2011 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #4

May 112016


  • 109,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the driver side door failed to open when using the interior latch. As a result, the contact had to climb over to the passenger side in order to exit the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Williamstown, WV, USA

problem #3

Jan 202015

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Driver's side interior door latch failed. Cannot exit vehicle without rolling down power window and opening exterior door handle or climbing over passenger seat to exit vehicle quoted price of $245 to replace at dealership.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #2

Mar 202013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 53,000 miles
I take very good care of my care and I always open my car door very gently. However, I just realized that the driver's side interior door lock is broken. I cannot open the car from the inside, instead, I have to roll the windows door and use the outside handle to open the door. I did research on the internet and there are alot of people who are complaining about the issue. I have a 2011 Ford Fusion SE with around 52,000 miles and I recently bought the car. I did order a new replacement for the interior door handle. There should be a re-call for this problem.

- Albany, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 172012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
There is a problem with the door locks. One two occasions the drivers door lock has failed to engage in cold weather (approx 30 degrees). Once I was outside the car, the keyless entry would not unlock the door, and I tried the physical key. I was able to very slowly turn it to get in. However, the second time this happened I was *inside* the car and could not get out. The electronic lock switch would fail (though I did hear it trying to work), and the manual lever was loose and would not unlock the door. After several minutes of trying the electronic lock, the door finally opened. The dealer said they could do nothing because they could not duplicate the problem. The car was under warranty and I think the door (or all the doors) should be replaced since this is a life and safety issue. This issue was nearly identical to complaint #10326963.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

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