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2006 Ford Fusion Engine Problems and Repair Histories

148 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Ford Fusion. 47 of these members (31.8%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 45 engine repairs to 2006 Ford Fusions--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Ford Fusion problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Ford Fusion problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 Ford Fusion problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2006 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

26% of the 2006 Ford Fusion repairs were to the engine, 10% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 9% to the suspension, 14% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 21% to the body and trim, and 9% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 174 repairs.

2006 Ford Fusion engine repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Ford Fusion engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 6% cost less than $100, 70% between $100 and $499, 15% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 33 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 Engine problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2006 3000    
5000 0 TSB for throttle response and transmission shifting issues. 
 
Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 15000    
16000 0 A faulty transmission control module caused intermittent stalling and various drivability problems. 
28000 0 "Ticking" noise heard from engine within first 15 min. of driving or until engine reaches normal operating temp. 
29000 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 0 ticking sound from engine after warmup was bothersome. The dealer did not find anything unusual. 
 
Ford Fusion in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2006 1000    
18000 0 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

Ford Fusion in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 38000    
45000 0 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

Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 29000    
35000 0 Transmission "reflashed" due to "late shift" from 1st to 2nd gear upon startup when vehicle sat for more than 5 hours. 
 
Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2009 70000    
74000 400 check engine light on, an emissions valve was bad, expensive small part at $300 
97000 400 Oxygen sensor. 
111000 0 Spring loaded idler pulley needed to be replaced. Replaced belt while at it. 
141000  
Ford Fusion in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2006 4000    
83000 450 Thermostat change, oil change, tire rotation 
 
Ford Fusion in Nebraska, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2006 0    
25000 0 Check engine light came on, problem was thermostat stuck open 
63500 180 Leaking valve cover gasket replaced. 
76000  
Ford Fusion in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2006 7000    
20000 0 Gas intake problem. 
 
Ford Fusion in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 28000    
39000 285 Replaced canister vent valve assembly. 
101000 500 Air pump valve replaced 
125500 465 Key would not come out of ignition. Replaced cylinder and lock 
135000 275 belt idle pulley became noisy. Replaced pulley and belt 
155000  

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