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2008 Ford Fusion Problems and Repair Histories

123 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Ford Fusion. 51 of these members (41.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 89 repairs to 2008 Ford Fusions--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Ford Fusion problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Ford Fusion problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 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 2008 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

21% of the 2008 Ford Fusion repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 4% to the brakes, 3% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 20% to the body and trim, and 17% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 89 repairs.

2008 Ford Fusion repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Ford Fusion repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 50% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 18% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 22 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 2008 Ford Fusion problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 0    
3000 0 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. 
22000 0 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. 
33000 0 There was noise and vibration coming from the steering column at times. Dealer tightened hose connection on power steering pump and added more fluid. 
55000 150 Interior door latch for driver's door broke. Door could not be opened from the inside. 
60300 2100 Moon roof track was broken and motor contained plastic shards from the track. 
 
Ford Fusion in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 0    
10000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
2000 0 Driver's side door panel retaining clip(s) had come unseated resulting in loose door panel and clip rolling around inside of door. 
27000 0 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. 
30000 0 Trunk shocks blew out and would not longer lift or support the trunk. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
55000 0 Valve cover gaskets reported by service tech as leaking. Replaced under 5yr/60K power-train warranty. 
57000  
Ford Fusion in Arkansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
3000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
4960 0 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. 
29140 0 Moaning noise under power coming from behind driver. Diagnosed by Ford mechanic as a bad hanger bearing, drivershaft replaced, one day wait on parts. 
45260 218 Car began showing symptoms of hard/long cranking (also SRS light would not go out after car started) 
60760  
Ford Fusion in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
3000 0 Blown passenger front speaker. Audiophile System. 
14000 0 HVAC blower motor squeaking. 
29000 0 Leather on driver's seat cracked and split open 
38000 0 Carrier bearing failed on the driveshaft (AWD). Entire driveshaft was replaced as a result. 
86000 2100 PCM failed and damaged the ignition coils and plugs requiring replacemet of all items. 
92000  
Ford Fusion in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 1000    
1000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 6000    
8000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2007 1000    
1000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
4960 0 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. 
5580 0 Cracked internal seat frame replaced. Problem reduced but not eliminated. Continue work on seat. 
6820 0 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. 
27280 0 Replaced noisy (ticking) HVAC blower fan. Driver's side external window trim peeling away at top of window. 
44020  

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