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2006 Ford Fusion Engine Problems

145 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Ford Fusion. 33 of these members (22.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 52 engine repairs to 2006 Ford Fusions--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Chart based on 207 repairs.

2006 Ford Fusion engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 38 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2006 Ford Fusion repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2006 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

5000 mi   TSB for throttle response and transmission shifting issues. 
16000   A faulty transmission control module caused intermittent stalling and various drivability problems. 
28000   "Ticking" noise heard from engine within first 15 min. of driving or until engine reaches normal operating temp. 
29000 US $180 I perceive the noise as being related to the lifters or perhaps some reciprocating part in the top end. The engine sounds as though it is slowly coming apart. Everyone who should take responsibility assures me that this is normal but it isn't. 
30000   ticking sound from engine after warmup was bothersome. The dealer did not find anything unusual. 
18000   The Fusion had a computer reflash in early August. I didn't have any problems, but I read on forums that it improves shifting so I had it done. I didn't mind the shifting before, but it does seem to be smoother now. 

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2006 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

48000 mi   At 48,000 miles, the engine develops a metal-on-metal "knock". One of the valves broke off the rod, severely damaging engine. Had to replace whole engine. Traded car in right after getting it back. 

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2006 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

35000 mi   Transmission "reflashed" due to "late shift" from 1st to 2nd gear upon startup when vehicle sat for more than 5 hours. 
74000 US $400 check engine light on, an emissions valve was bad, expensive small part at $300 
97000   Oxygen sensor. 
111000   Spring loaded idler pulley needed to be replaced. Replaced belt while at it. 
83000 US $450 Thermostat change, oil change, tire rotation 
25000   Check engine light came on, problem was thermostat stuck open 
63500 US $180 Leaking valve cover gasket replaced. 
20000   Gas intake problem. 
39000 US $285 Replaced canister vent valve assembly. 
101000   Air pump valve replaced 
125500   Key would not come out of ignition. Replaced cylinder and lock 
135000   belt idle pulley became noisy. Replaced pulley and belt 

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