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2008 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (14%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 134 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

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Ford Fusion in Alabama, United States
Aug 2015 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

99000 mi

US $100
Ac would ruin my gas mileage by >8 mpg Rpm dropped below 500 when running it and would almost stall my car out. 
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $100
Fuel pump busted or fell off. Air conditioner was leaking out into my floor. Brakes gradually stopped working, Fluid was leaking, And needed to be replaced 

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2008 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
Jan 2016

119660 mi

C $1675
Broken engine mount 
Ford Fusion in Idaho, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2016
Aug 2009

34000 mi

US $100
Replaced Front Brake Pads and had the Rotors turned. Replaced Pads with Ceramic type from Autozone. Brakes now work great. Did it myself. 
Jan 2013

45000 mi

US $50
Replaced headlamps. 
Ford Fusion in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2012

48360 mi

C $1290
Repair oil leak from oil pan and engine output seal 
Ford Fusion in Michigan, United States
- Nov 2008
Nov 2008

13000 mi
Brake caliper :snapping on the disk when brake is applied . 
Ford Fusion in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Feb 2015

76240 mi

C $800
I lost almost all transmission fluid. The indication was a burnt smell in the car. Was able to take the car to the dealer. They change tubes running from the transmission to radiator and did flushing transmission for 800$. Transmission saved 
Jun 2015

77500 mi

C $200
Oil leak change oil seal 
Ford Fusion in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2016
Feb 2011

21500 mi
RR door latch mechanism sticking... auto unlock worked only intermittently. Latch mechanism was replaced by dealer under original Ford warranty. Auto-dimming mirror sometimes does not dim from auto headlights to rear of car... dealer claimed it is working to spec. Do not know how it was tested; test might have been invalid, i.e. light applied up close. 
Ford Fusion in Wisconsin, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2013
Jun 2012

53000 mi

US $120
New rear brake pads and rotors 
Ford Fusion in Missouri, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2015
Jul 2012

82000 mi

US $2000
Engine control computer replaced 
Ford Fusion in West Virginia, United States
Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

92000 mi

US $445
door handle on dr. side broke water pump failure 
Ford Fusion in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

102000 mi
2 Rods thrown, catastrophic failure, no indicator lights, just a loud metallic sound then, BOOM. 
Ford Fusion in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2012
Apr 2009

8000 mi
Radio had popping noise.  Tire Valve stem replace. Leaky tire 
Sep 2010

20000 mi
Part described as a module or a sensor. Dash board had to be taken off. Air conditioning would not blow cold air.  
Ford Fusion in Iowa, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2016

120000 mi

US $2000
The brakes were worn out and it was just time to replace. 
Ford Fusion in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2016
Mar 2009

17000 mi
Very loud noise coming from the engine area. According to the dealer, they replaced a cracked air conditioning refrigerant line and the compressor, as well as the accumulator. 
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 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 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). 
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 Ohio, United States
Nov 2010 - May 2011
May 2010

29000 mi
Battery cable and battery replaced under warranty due to serious corrosion at the positive battery terminal connector 

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2008 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

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 Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2016
Mar 2009

20000 mi
Fuel cap needed to be replaced/caused ck engine light to go on. 
Feb 2012

74000 mi
Brake pads and rotors 
Ford Fusion in Indiana, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2013
Aug 2013

76000 mi

US $829
Replaced rear driveshaft due to failed front carrier bearing. 
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. 
Ford Fusion in Colorado, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2016
May 2012

35000 mi

US $325
One of the battery cables attaching to the battery corroded and fell off. I needed to get the Fusion towed to a repair shop. 
Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Mar 2008 - Sep 2010
Apr 2010

17300 mi
warped cowl 
Ford Fusion in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
Mar 2010

22940 mi
noise when window going down on drivers side, repaired with tsb for known concern. no charge to customer 
Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2008 - Jun 2016
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) 

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2008 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
May 2013

51920 mi

C $250
Blown steering line - hose had rubbed through. 
Sep 2014

64480 mi

C $1200
Full brake system replacement. Pads and rotors. 
Mar 2015

69440 mi

C $375
Failure of PATS security system, required new keys and reprogramming. 
Ford Fusion in Florida, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

81000 mi

US $50
Temp gauge would not come up to center. Code for coolant temp out of range found (P0128?) Replaced thermostat which fixed problem. Access was difficult and not for the first-timer. Daughter reported soft brake pedal. After application of ABS (hard braking) pedal would be very soft and brake performance was poor. Did complete brake fluid flush by manual bleeding which solved problem. Amazing improvement. 
Ford Fusion in Connecticut, United States
- Feb 2008
Feb 2008

1200 mi
Blower motor would squeak at low speeds. Found the fan bearing to be out of balance. Had to get the heater core blower fan and motor replaced. 
Ford Fusion in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2016
Dec 2014

74000 mi

US $120
Valve cover gasket was leaking oil. My mechanic said it wasn't major but definitely leaking. He replaced it. 
Mar 2016

92000 mi

US $770
Oil leak at timing chain cover. oil dripping on accessory belt causing it to squeal. 
Ford Fusion in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012
Dec 2010

56420 mi
In the winter, the heat does not flow to the rear of the car. In fact, it actually blows cold air to the passengers in the back seat and also to the floor vent of the front passenger seat. Dealer never able to find problem. 
Dec 2011

77500 mi

C $199
Driver's inside door handle would not work/door wld not open. Entire handle had to be replaced, take door apart to do this. (Also, Chrome on inside door handle peeling off, leaving sharp edge.) Rear Defrost stopped working after handle replaced. Dealer said coincidence. Not yet fixed. 
Mar 2012

85560 mi

C $97
Changed headlights. (It is a pain to do it on this car, so decided to take it to the dealer). Would like to see Ford make it a bit easier for the owner to access these small things. 
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 California, United States
Sep 2010 - Aug 2011
Dec 2010

71000 mi

US $3000
Lemon car all the way around. Had been noticing problems with the transmission when first bought car and under warranty. 2,000mi out of warr and transmission blew. Ford would not honor their part. We paid...they don't care. Will never buy Ford again. 
Ford Fusion in Utah, United States
Apr 2008 - Jan 2012
Oct 2009

30000 mi
Some type of oil cap was cracked, allowing oil to leak from engine compartment. 
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 Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2016
Oct 2010

37000 mi

US $200
Car failed to start. jump started by AAA. Car driven to dealer who replaced the battery and tested systems. Told battery was 'Worn out" out of warranty replacement. Approx $150 out of pocket cost Clicking noise from heater fan. Parts replaced under extended warranty. $50 decuctable and rental car reimbustment. 
Nov 2011

51000 mi

US $200
Sunroof wouldn't 'seat' properly when closed. Determined that the frame was cracked. Replaced no charge under extended warranty Chirping sound from heater fan previously replaced 1 yr ago re-occured and the shop replaced the part again. 
Aug 2012

64000 mi

US $190
INTERIOR DRIVERS SIDE DOOR HANDLE MALFUNCTION 
Feb 2014

91000 mi

US $370
Check engine reveled an air intake item needed reoplacement 
Ford Fusion in Indiana, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2014
Nov 2010

31000 mi
Both front door windows had vertical scratches. An Internet search led me to a TSB that addressed this problem. Ford dealer ordered parts. CEL had code read at AutoZone P2004 IMRC stuck open. Left car with dealer for a day.They acknowledged the problem but were unable to service the car that day.2 days later the CEL reset.Will wait to see if it happens again. 
Ford Fusion in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2008 - Mar 2016
Jun 2015

93000 mi

US $145
Replace leaky valve cover gasket. 
Jan 2016

96000 mi

US $120
intake manifold gasket 
Ford Fusion in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2012
Feb 2009

8000 mi
Had PCM flashed to resolve the transmission's jerky shifting. Driver's side seat had cracks and was replaced. 
Jul 2009

11000 mi
The center pieces of the Sport Appearance Package wheels were oxidizing. They were replaced. 
Feb 2011

25500 mi
I noticed the check engine light so I took my car to a dealership. They found out it was a bad catalytic converter and it was replaced under the factory warranty. 
Jun 2011

28000 mi
Replaced a slightly corroded hubcap. 
Ford Fusion in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2008 - Mar 2012
May 2009

12000 mi
Sun Roof retraction bar snapped, causing roof to twist and remain in up-right position. Entire unit needed replacement. 
Jul 2011

36500 mi
Sunroof failure 
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. 
Ford Fusion in Indiana, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2010

30100 mi
Battery died 2.5 years after purchase. Dealer towed car, gave me rental for weekend, and replaced battery. No charge, just inconvenienced since occurred about 20 miles from home & dealer. 
Apr 2011

36500 mi

US $180
driver door inside handle - mechanism broke (spring-like break inside door). Dealer would not cover repair, just outside 36,000 mile warranty. 
Ford Fusion in Manitoba, Canada
Jun 2008 - Oct 2015
Feb 2009

8060 mi
After a cold soak ( -25 C) the heater / Air Conditioner computer stays blank and looses it's memory. The heater will not work until a manual selection is made. Ford is working on the problem. A fix not available yet. 
Apr 2009

10540 mi
When cold soaked, the Air Conditioner / heater computer loses its memory and the heat will not come on when command start is used. Ford is working on a fix.  
Sep 2009

15178 mi
auto dimming mirror replaced under warranty 
Mar 2015

78740 mi

C $468
thermostat stuck 
Ford Fusion in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2016

136000 mi
Oil pan gasket. 
Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2014

85000 mi

US $600
rear pads and rotors needed replacement 
Ford Fusion in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2009 - Jul 2015
Oct 2013

69700 mi

US $320
Torn CV Boot 
Ford Fusion in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2010 - Jul 2016
May 2011

27300 mi
Drivers side front seat, left side upright cushion side bolster disintegrated at seam, was replaced. 
Nov 2014

41700 mi

US $900
Noise corresponding to road speed. Some sort of shaft bearing was bad. Also replace alternator, thought that was problem. 
Jul 2016

52000 mi

US $350
Front and rear sway bar end links worn out causing a rattle going over uneven surfaces. 
Ford Fusion in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
Aug 2013

74300 mi

US $45
The driver door handle cracked at approximately 74,000 miles and was replaced shortly after. Very simple D.I.Y. job in my opinion. 
Mar 2014

82000 mi

US $215
Replaced valve cover seals to stop minor oil leak. Replace both tie-rod ends 
Mar 2016

107000 mi

US $330
Parking brake sticking on rear passenger wheel. Cleaned hardware and replaced rotors and pads. Problem solved. 
Ford Fusion in Michigan, United States
Oct 2008 - Jun 2011
Feb 2011

30000 mi
Leak from oil pan or transmission. 
Ford Fusion in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2015
Feb 2011

32000 mi

US $500
Coil pack and all spark plugs 
Ford Fusion in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

85000 mi

US $150
Replace Rear rotors and pads 
Apr 2016

129300 mi

US $550
Replaced front rotors and pads 
Ford Fusion in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2014
Nov 2013

46300 mi

US $100
Driver interior door handle broke, apparently a some what common problem. Bought a replacement off amazon and fixed myself 
Ford Fusion in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jun 2016
Jun 2012

58900 mi
replace crankcase seal & coolant pump. 
Feb 2013

63540 mi

C $50
replace headlight. 
Jun 2014

71300 mi

C $400
replace thermostat 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

54000 mi

US $604
All new brake pads & rotors, balky (sticking) LR caliper freed up. Even 3,000 miles later, car stops like brand new. Gas mileage went up 2 mpg city with LR caliper fixed. Corroded spot fixed on a wheel lip causing a tire leak at the bead. 
Jan 2015

61500 mi

US $1989
In mid-Nov.'14 my brake pedal nearly went to the floor as the ABS kicked in. It didn't recover until the next day, then it was fine for 6 weeks. On 1-3-15 it happened again & stayed that way. Dealer replaced master cylinder & HCU. 
Dec 2015

70000 mi

US $461
Left-rear brake caliper had seized, causing those pads to drag & make the whole assembly hot. A garage had freed it up in Spring 2014 but it obviously only lasted a year-and-a-half. A local Ford dealer replaced the caliper this time. Noticed an oil burning smell inside the car when not in motion, the engine warmed up & running. No visible smoke. Dealer replaced valve cover gasket & cleaned the engine. 
Ford Fusion in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2016
Jan 2014

119000 mi

US $400
Head gasket replaced 
Oct 2015

162300 mi

US $300
Valve kit replacement 
Dec 2015

165000 mi

US $450
fron brake pads and rotors 
Ford Fusion in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

28000 mi

US $262
Replaced thermostat 
Apr 2015

35000 mi

US $100
Bearing howling. small water leak CD's stuck in multi disc changr Blower motor noisy when cold 
Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Dec 2007 - Nov 2014
May 2011

10000 mi
They adjusted or replaced some sensors 
Mar 2013

11000 mi

US $200
TPMS malfunction 

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