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2009 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (2%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (14%)

Chart based on 57 repairs.

2009 Ford Fusion repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (71%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 14 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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2009 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2015
Mar 2011

28000 mi

US $270
Brake caliper froze and needed to be sandblasted, greased, and new pads installed. $270 for a rear brake job on car with under 28,000 miles. 
Jun 2011

29000 mi
Trunk lid strut replacement. Strut blown causing trunk lid to slam closed (narrowly missing hands and heads) and making trunk difficult to open. 
Aug 2011

32000 mi
Paint bubbling on rear decklid immediately beneath chrome trim. Body shop sanding, priming and repainting under warranty. 
Sep 2012

42000 mi

US $128
Replaced dead battery 
May 2013

50300 mi

US $50
For the second time, the trunk decklid was exhibiting bubbling paint and rust forming. Inexcusable, but our dealer offered to fix it for $50... 
Jun 2014

62000 mi

US $150
Second time the decklid has been in for repair. First time we had bubbling rust below the rear bright strip and was repaired under warranty (at 34,000 miles). Rust reappeared in the same locations requiring decklid replacement 
Sep 2015

74000 mi

US $130
Replaced bad trunklid strut Right side foglamp assembly replacement - internal reflector faulty so fog lamp was replaced in its entirety. 
Ford Fusion in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2015
Jul 2009

3000 mi
car drifts to right engine has knock at idle some of the time. It is getting worse as I drive further. 
Mar 2010

7000 mi
knock comes and goes 
Sep 2010

12000 mi
horn blew on right side of steering wheel but not on left side. 
Jan 2012

21700 mi
Gas Struts for trunk lid support failed and were replaced. 
Ford Fusion in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Oct 2012
Mar 2011

32000 mi
radio sync trouble plagued seek gets stuck on sat and getting a blip in signal playing as if I hit an overpass which interrupts signal. Phone syncing up hit or miss po'ed. Not getting the right answers from the dealer. 

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2009 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Ford Fusion in Kansas, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2010
Feb 2010

13500 mi
backlight out on radio button, Replaced Radio. Rattle in Dash and Rattle by sunroof in headliner The radio that was installed to fix the backlight problem had bad reception. A new radio was ordered. Visor Clip Replaced, Rattle in dash was fixed. Ordered radio was installed. 
May 2010

17000 mi
Coolant bottle would overflow when the A/C was run and the engine got hot. It was determined the cap was not sealing properly, the Coolant bottle was replaced. front brakes made a click or pop noise once when cold when backing out of the garage, Clips were installed to eliminate the noise. 
Jul 2010

18000 mi
I could feel engine vibration through the clutch pedal. The shop updated the PCM Software. Did not make a change in the vibration 

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2009 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

160-horsepower 2.3L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Jun 2009 - Sep 2015
Apr 2011

29000 mi
transmission light came on for a few minutes. Dealership replaced a sensor. 
Jan 2014

60500 mi

US $500
Caliper froze. Caused pads and rotor damage, had to replace all. 
Ford Fusion in Texas, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

45900 mi

US $422
Speedometer broke. Speedo partially inoperative, operates at random/erratic times, transmission has erratic shift pattern. EEC Test, code P0720, tested and replaced OSS (Odometer Speed Sensor). Part cost = 101.82, Labor cost = 311.81 
Ford Fusion in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2015
Jul 2010

10700 mi
Clunking sound in the front passenger door. The speaker replaced. 
Ford Fusion in California, United States
Apr 2009 - May 2010
Jul 2009

10000 mi
Engine threw a connecting rod, catastrophic failure - engine block destroyed 
Sep 2009

16000 mi
transmission shifting poorly and leaking fluid...pan will be resealed and OSS must be replaced. 
May 2010

24000 mi
Vehicle was repurchased by the manufacturer as a Lemon - no longer own 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2012
Dec 2009

10000 mi
No heat was coming from heater/defroster. Dealer replaced a blend door actuator. 
Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2009 - Sep 2015
Jul 2010

20440 mi
Dash storage door hinge failure Fixed dash 
Aug 2012

56760 mi

C $100
Weak battery under stress. Replaced to avoid problem in the winter. 
Mar 2014

83700 mi

C $500
Replace 2 front wheel bearings 

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2009 Ford Fusion Repair Histories

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