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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,385 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 (Page 13 of 13)

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problem #6

Nov 112012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 38,495 miles


Driving normal for around an hr then all of a sudden a lighted wrench shows on dash and the accelerator does not engage properly and car feels like it is very rough and low idle. Power brakes and power steering work fine and can pull over but was in a turnaround for a highway access rd. Turned vehicle off and turned it back on again and it worked ok. Next day it happened twice, one of those times just from the start of turning on vehicle and trying to leave parking lot of work, and second time was on a 45mph rd which felt dangerous. Same thing accelerator stopped working and it coasted down till I could put in park and turn of vehicle and turn back on. It does not work if you are coasting and put it in neutral and turn off and on as the problem is still there. Afraid of it happening on highway. Seems like a software or sensor issue with throttle body as when you do give it gas on the peddle it feels like the throttle plate is blocked or trying to open up but not enough to go just small weak spurts.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #5

Sep 122012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 40,200 miles
It has happened before to my wife on two other occasions. So I took the car out and drove it around and was coming back home and after turning onto our rode and got up to 45 mph the wrench light and the check engine light came on and loss all power. Step on the gas pedal and there was nothing. Rolled over to the shoulder and put in park and waited for a couple of minutes and restarted it. Went about another 300 yards and it did it again. Did some research on the internet and Ford has been having this problem with the Fusion and there other cars like the escape. They all came down to the throttle body being bad and had to be replaced. But my question is if they have been having this problem for awhile why hasn't Ford or someone put a recall on these throttle body's. this can cause a serious accident if a person is going down the highway and this occurs the person could be possibly rear ended.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #4

Jul 282012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the wrench warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. There was also an increase in the engine rpms and the engine lost some of its power. The contact was able to maneuver to the shoulder and the vehicle towed to a dealer. The dealer was able to start the vehicle and perform a test drive. The dealer informed the contact that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were 23,000. Updated 8/31/12 the consumer stated the vehicle duplicated the failure on August 2nd at 23,500. The dealership in knoxville replaced the throttle body. The failure did not recur. Updated 09/11/2012

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #3

Jul 042012


  • 36,530 miles


Pulling into traffic car lost all throttle control wrench light came on engine still running started surging or idled up and down had to put in park and restart acted like nothing happened! next day died twice more engine light on this time stayed on all day then went off and no code found went a week or so no issue till yesterday 7/23/2011 did it twice almost hit in rear twice! it only has 37000 miles help us they want even look until it shows a code! but may B too late then!!

- Ringgold, GA, USA

problem #2

Jun 172012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact was traveling 65 mph when the engine stalled. The vehicle restarted after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 31,000 and the current mileage was 32,000. Updated 08/16/12 the consumer stated the engine stalled, as she attempted to accelerate from a stop.

- Lake Elsinore, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 112012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 42,200 miles
On 6/7/12 was driving car and check engine light and wrench light came on while driving on the road, 30 seconds later, engine shut off completely, could not accelerate and had to get the vehicle towed to the dealership. I was told that the purge valve and fuel filler pipe had to be replaced. On 6/11/12, picked up my vehicle from the dealership and was charged over $500 dollars for the service. 20 minutes later while driving on I45 North at 65 mph. Same thing happened, car completely turned off, had to "coast" to the shoulder and avoid any vehicles. My vehicle, again, was towed to the dealership. This is very dangerous and must be taken care of immediately. The fact that I was charged over $500 to take care of the issue and for it to happen again is absurd.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

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