fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
61,250 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. repaint (2 reports)
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 012019

Fusion Hybrid SE 2.0h

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


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paint bubbling

It is well documented that many Ford vehicles have corrosion issues on the aluminum hoods. My Fusion hood started with paint bubbling/flaking at around 40K miles, after the warranty expired. My car has always been garaged and is not exposed to snow/salt.

This problem affects most of these cars and Ford should fix the problem when it occurs, which many times is outside of warranty period.

- Marcello S., Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

problem #3

Aug 272018

Fusion Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles

Paint bubbling along edge of hood on passenger side. Contacted Ford directly who basically told me to contact dealer. Dealer said nothing can be done - even if extended warranty still in place. "Solution" is to repaint. When I noted it was a Ford problem with poor prep (contamination; aluminum hood), he agreed and said new paint job would do prep properly. When asked Ford and dealer directly if Ford is doing anything to remediate a problem caused by their poor workmanship they said no.

- Karen R., Columbia, MD, US

problem #2

May 032018

Fusion Hybrid SE 4 cyl Electric 2.0L

  • CVT transmission
  • 33,901 miles

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paint bubbling

Will definitely never buy a Ford product again. Have complained to Ford Canada and they have offered to cover half the cost of the the repair, as I was able to prove that this wasn't from an outside source. But knowing that this is a known problem they should cover the entire cost in my opinion.

- Debbie W., Duncan, BC, Canada

problem #1

Oct 012017

Fusion Hybrid LX Hybrid

  • CVT transmission
  • 60,000 miles

Had the car since new.

Take VERY good care of it, keep it covered, wash and wax it regularly.

Suddenly, I notice a small patch of bubbling paint on the hood at the side edge, passenger side. Ford said it's not their problem. It's gotten larger over the last 3 months, it's like a cancer just under the paint surface. There are no scratches or dents in this area. It's in an area that has a couple layers of folded sheet metal as a part of the design of the car, so the cure won't be any easy or inexpensive fix.

- Peter A., Fairfax, US

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