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 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,547 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.

2011 Ford Fusion fuel system problems

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2011 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #5

Mar 082013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The car suddenly loses power when driving. There is no control of acceleration. This dangerous if this does it while in traffic. The code on the error is PT1111 and PT1112. Ford has no parts available and on back order. Some one is going to be seriously injured because they will not be able to control their vehicle.

- Alexander City, AL, USA

problem #4

Jun 162013

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
On my way home on a 5 lane road, I was cruising at about 45 mph in fairly heavy traffic and experienced throttle body failure. Without warning, the wrench light came on and I had no throttle response whatsoever and to make matters worse was on an incline which made it even harder to get pulled over as I lost speed quickly. I turned onto a side street, barely avoiding a rear end collision. My car slowed to a crawl and I proceeded to put it into park and turn off the engine. After re-starting the engine, the wrench light was gone and there was no indication that there was anything wrong with the vehicle.

- Mt. Juliet, TN, USA

problem #3

Jun 092013

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 36,600 miles
I was driving on the highway with the cruise control set at 65mph. The car jerked and the cruise kicked off and I lost the ability to accelerate. After the dealership service department looked at the car I was told that the throttle body need replaced. However, the throttle body is on national backorder with no release date.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Nov 082012

Fusion 4-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
While driving on the freeway, the engine stalled. A wrench symbol came on the dashboard. The car started lurching forward and was nearly hit by two other vehicles from the rear. I was able to stop. I turned off the engine and after a few tries, the car started up again. This has occurred at least another 20 times since then. I've spoken with Ford over the phone repeatedly and explained that there are numerous web sites discussing this as a throttle body problem. But Ford refuses to acknowledge the problem and have told me that they're not even sure if it would be covered under the power train warranty.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 142012

Fusion 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
6/14/12 car was low on fuel, but not on empty and message indicated 32 miles to E. driving up hill car lost power, did not die, moved very slowly. Able to get off street into parking lot of restaurant. Car seemed to regain power, so tried to pull back on street going down hill, but at edge of lot, I realized the brakes were not responding. I managed to avoid car coming and was able get back into the parking lot as pulling into parking spot now slight surge of speed but still no brakes and hit restaurant's sign. Took car to dealer, could not duplicate problem and blamed it all on low fuel. On 6/20 this time with tank almost full. Had same problem, car suddenly had no power, but did not die. I pulled over and turned it off and waited several minutes. When restarted went about four miles and happened again. Stopped, turned off, restarted and went a little further, but now check engine light on. Fortunately, both times not going 60 miles on the highway and suddenly no power had towed to dealer and this time, replaced the throttle body. Said it was an updated version. If they know there is a problem and have an updated version, why is there no recall? I think this could be very dangerous.

- St Louis, MO, USA

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