Ford Fusion owners manuals
- Owners reported automatic transmissions shifting problems. The cause and cost vary with repairs from software upgrades to substituting the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild.
- Other issues the owners start to experience are squeaks, leaks, and creaks around 100,000 miles.
- Problems with the Ford Fusion’s steering occurring at around 80,000 miles, as well as the power and power-assist steering failing.
- Swollen lug nuts issues caused by the design that puts an aluminum cap over a steel core.
The Ford Fusion is a mid-size sedan produced by Ford and launched for the 2006 model year. Ford Fusion has been constructed in gasoline, gas/electric hybrid, and gas/plug-in electric hybrid variants. The Fusion is assembled in Mexico, alongside its rebadged variant the Lincoln MKZ both of which share the same platform. The Fusion is slotted between the Ford Focus and the Ford Taurus.
Starting with the third-generation the new line-up includes a gasoline engine, an EcoBoost engine, a hybrid model, and a plug-in hybrid version, the Ford Fusion Energi. Sales of the gasoline-powered and hybrid versions began in 2012 for the 2013 model.
The Fusion powertrain starts with a base engine of 175-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a six-speed automatic, and a front-wheel-drive. The upper trims have a 181-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter engine or a more powerful engine of 245-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter. The 2.0-liter variant can be paired to an all-wheel-drive if wanted. The Sport model is equipped with a 325-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 engine and standard all-wheel drive. The Fusion is also available as a hybrid with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and an electric motor that together produce 195 hp. There is also a plug-in hybrid, with the same engine as the hybrid equipped with a larger battery pack.