2014 Ford Fusion engine problems: loses power while driving

Loses Power While Driving

2014 Ford Fusion

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Ford dealer.

CarComplaints.com Notes: Has the power steering started to show signs of failure in the 2014? Yeah, a little. Am I confident it will become a bigger problem over time? Yeah, a lot.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
38,600 miles
Total Complaints:
10 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (9 reports)
  2. replaced "low fuel pressure sensor" (1 reports)
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2014 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #10

Nov 052017

Fusion V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


Multiple times over the last 5 weeks while 'normal' driving, the engine power simply dies - and no response when I hit accelerator, car comes to a stop/no fuel power, (radio remains on) so hopefully can still pull over!! So far, this happens at slower speeds. Obviously this can be tragic under the wrong scenario! After the power loss, I turn off engine, then attempt restart - the engine does turn over, but ignition usually takes longer to start, which is also scary. From previous posts this is clearly a significant defect in the manufacturing process as it has happened way too much. A couple of people have suggested the electric throttle body proved to be the issue... won't even attempt to bring in to Ford based on the other posts; will mention to my mechanic the issue and possibly replacing the electric throttle body as a solution.

- hoopss4@aol.com, Cortlandt Manor, US

problem #9

Dec 112017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,120 miles

The engine suddenly stalls while driving and after a minute or two will surge forward. I have informed the Ford dealer of this problem since January 2017 but they were unable to correct the problem.

- edwardottinger, Saint Louis, US

problem #8

Nov 212017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles

My car stalled while driving. No dashboard warning light, it was responding a little bit like I was either out of gas or like I was stealing it (like the computer system was shutting down) Similar experience with pro-lock back in 1993 in my Saturn SL1 but once I removed pro-lock the car ran like a champ. I put 275,000 miles on it without any repairs (maintenance only). This Stall problem is intermittent and dangerous. I had my Ford Fusion towed to the dealership and the Service department mechanics said they were never able to replicate the problem. They put 400 miles on it and it never stalled on them.

I picked the car up after Thanksgiving and it ran without incident for about a week. It stalled out in a parking lot but it re-started and I drove it for another 3 days without incident. then today it did it again and it left me stranded in traffic on a 55MPH road. The service shop was closed today (Sunday)

I would like Ford Motor company to look at my car I don't feel safe driving it and the Dealership Mechanics can't figure out what's wrong with it. They ran a diagnostic assessment but no error readings appeared. HELP

- kajo8533, Kerman, US

problem #7

Jan 182017

Fusion SE 2.0L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles


My 2.0 ecoboosr SE was stalling after short stops at store, engine would just die about 30 seconds after starting and pulling out of parking spot or driveway. Thanks to this forum I skipped diagnostics fees and asked the shop manager at the local Ford dealership to tell me what he was doing with other Fusions and Escapes w/ same problem and he came clean and told me that replacing the fuel pressure sensor (in the super high pressure fuel rail required by the direct injection system) will fix the problem 9 out of 10 times. And it did, my car was stalling 2 to 3 times a day... though hasn't stalled since, that was lake 2,800 miles ago. So don't trade or dump your Fusion/Escape, just be prepared to invest another $200 to keep it running like new.

- Andy C., Acworth, GA, US

problem #6

Apr 012016

Fusion SE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,567 miles

Something is defenitly not right, I've taken the my car to the dealership 3 times and they checked the transmission, changed 3 solenoids had it for over 3 weeks and when I got it back it did it worse. so I took it back and they told me after checking again bring it back when it's broke I fear for my safety. My car has 48,000 and runs like crap. I bought it in Feb 2016 it had 26,000 I bought it from my local ford dealership. My car when put into reverse it clunks into reverse it's a very hard shift . When driving and I have to brake to slow down a bit I return to foot on gas to continue and it misses , the RPM go all the way up to 4 and stay for a second or 2 it started doing this 2 months after I got it .

- Michele K., Gerber, US

problem #5

May 052016

Fusion Titanium

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

My 2014 Fusion Titanium stuttered and then cut off in a parking lot as I started to leave. This issue happened multiple times, when my wife was driving the car. I took it to the dealer, who sold it to me, to get it checked. I was told that since there was no code, nothing could be done. The problem continued to happen intermittently and then quit for about six months. In December 2016, it started to happen again but this time the engine light came on. I took it to my mechanic, since the Ford warranty had expired. My mechanic said that the codes now indicate that the fuel pressure was low. The fuel pump was then replaced. After a couple weeks, the stalling has resumed intermittently.

- Donald B., Dallas, NC, US

problem #4

Mar 032016

Fusion SE 2.0L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,613 miles


Driving around all day last week and on three separate occasions car completely lost power had to put the car in neutral then back drive to get the power back. Called Ford and was advised to bring it on Monday morning they didn't seem to think it was such a big deal that the car loss power while I was driving. So I went out and bought a new car and will be ending my lease early with Ford since my safety is none of their concern.

- Miguel T., West Orange, NJ, US

problem #3

Nov 102015


  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,015 miles

It has happened a total of five times. Vehicle has been taken to the dealership and they cannot find anything wrong with it. I can be stopped at a red light and next thing you know the car is dead and won't turn over.

- Sonia R., Diboll, TX, US

problem #2

Aug 032015

Fusion ES 1.5L Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,585 miles

Engine without warning loses power at highway speed. Pumping accelerator only thing that's brought it back to "normal" power. This has happened several times since approximately 9000 miles.This loss of power has also happened during mild acceleration. Scary when pulling into traffic. Neither has set "check engine light".

One service advisor at purchasing dealer I asked about the 2 problems commented, we can't diagnose problem without "check engine light" set. This seems like, a cop out.

- John T., Pipe Creek, TX, US

problem #1

Jan 082014

Fusion SE Ecoboost

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,000 miles

Bot this car new and upon returning from a short vacation in the mountains I noticed I could not climb a hill. Looked at the dash and saw no RPM's . The engine was still on but the car had no power. After down shifting a few times the power returned. Went to the dealer upon return home. Dealer could not find any problem and went home hoping it would not happen again. This happened 3 more times while traveling on the freeway and each time I took it to the dealer they could not find a problem with the car. I I have hired an attorney who is attempting to have Ford buy back the car as it is unsafe to drive in this condition.

- Ronald H., Chatsworth, CA, US

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