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2008 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (16%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 122 repairs.

2008 Ford Fusion repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (21%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (5%)

Chart based on 39 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2008 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Nov 2013
Oct 2008

3000 mi
Passenger's air bag door on dash is warped and rippled. Dealer realigned and said that warp will disappear when door is heated by the sun. 
Feb 2010

22000 mi
Analog clock began running between 5 and 15 minutes fast every 24 hours. Also, hour hand was falling behind and it became impossible to tell the correct time. HVAC auto climate control head unit does not start up if left overnight during cold weather. Unit resets to "Off" and also loses stored temperature setting. Unit has to be manually switched back to "on" afetr starting the car. 
Dec 2010

33000 mi
There was noise and vibration coming from the steering column at times. Dealer tightened hose connection on power steering pump and added more fluid. 
Dec 2012

55000 mi

US $150
Interior door latch for driver's door broke. Door could not be opened from the inside. 
Aug 2013

60300 mi

US $2100
Moon roof track was broken and motor contained plastic shards from the track. 
Ford Fusion in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Jun 2008

10000 mi
Starter "catches" sometimes when turning the key. Makes a short "zing" noise. Couldn't replicate it at the dealership nor could I in the parking lot. They were very good and told me to bring it back if it repeated. 
Ford Fusion in Georgia, United States
Jan 2008 - Oct 2015
Apr 2008

2000 mi
Driver's side door panel retaining clip(s) had come unseated resulting in loose door panel and clip rolling around inside of door. 
May 2010

27000 mi
Driver's side seat bolster has collapsed, causing the leather/ette cover material to rip and tear prematurely. Tear spot does not come into human contact. Told Ford would not cover it even though under the 3/36 bumper-2-bumper warranty. 
Jul 2010

30000 mi
Trunk shocks blew out and would not longer lift or support the trunk. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2012

55000 mi
Valve cover gaskets reported by service tech as leaking. Replaced under 5yr/60K power-train warranty. 
Ford Fusion in Arkansas, United States
Mar 2008 - Nov 2010
Oct 2008

3000 mi
I had them replace one of the small clips that holds the front bumper cover so it would not stick out (I was being picky). 

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2008 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Sep 2015
Aug 2008

4960 mi
Driver's door sill damaged during installation at factory, noticed as a white dsicoloration of camel colored door sill, part on order from US Rear passenger cushion behind driver unable to support weight of occupant, deformation occurs that does not immediately dissipate when occupant exits seat. Advised by service adviser that although issue noted, unsure if can be fixed. 
Sep 2010

29140 mi
Moaning noise under power coming from behind driver. Diagnosed by Ford mechanic as a bad hanger bearing, drivershaft replaced, one day wait on parts. 
Jul 2012

45260 mi

C $218
Car began showing symptoms of hard/long cranking (also SRS light would not go out after car started) 
Ford Fusion in Indiana, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2014
Jun 2008

3000 mi
Blown passenger front speaker. Audiophile System. 
Jan 2009

14000 mi
HVAC blower motor squeaking. 
Dec 2009

29000 mi
Leather on driver's seat cracked and split open 
Dec 2010

38000 mi
Carrier bearing failed on the driveshaft (AWD). Entire driveshaft was replaced as a result. 
Jul 2013

86000 mi

US $2100
PCM failed and damaged the ignition coils and plugs requiring replacemet of all items. 
Sep 2014

105000 mi

US $150
Wheel bearings went bad on the front end. Both were replaced. 
Ford Fusion in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2008 - Sep 2009
Feb 2008

1000 mi
Auto dimming mirror not working correctly, new one ordered and installed. 

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2008 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fusion in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2010
Feb 2009

8000 mi
One repair - to replace SYNC system master unit. Took 3 days in Feb. Unsuccessful, is likely an unresolved software issue, not hardware. 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Oct 2007

1000 mi
Fuel pump pressure bleed down overnight 

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2008 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2008 - Oct 2015
Oct 2008

4960 mi
Driver's seat makes internal rubbing sound when seatback pressed against on right side. Shop determined in-seat airbag assembly rubbing, could not resolve with standard procedures. Waiting for reply from manufacturer. 
Dec 2008

5580 mi
Cracked internal seat frame replaced. Problem reduced but not eliminated. Continue work on seat. 
Jan 2009

6820 mi
Dealer tried to fix seat once again and failed to do so. Ordered new foam seat core - the last original part of the seatback. Did not replace B-pillar cover as seat is expected to be removed again. Replacement of foam core of seatback finally solved the original problem. 
Feb 2011

27280 mi
Replaced noisy (ticking) HVAC blower fan. Driver's side external window trim peeling away at top of window. 

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2008 Ford Fusion Repair Histories

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