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2009 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (9%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (12%)

Chart based on 65 repairs.
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2009 Ford Fusion repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (68%)

< $100 (0%)

Chart based on 19 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

Engine not specified

Ford Fusion in Texas, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

89000 mi

US $500
coil on plug 

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2009 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic FWD

Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Nov 2015
Mar 2014

87420 mi

C $500
Radiator hose cracked from cold stress. Unfortunately the temperature dropped below -30 for more than one night. 
Ford Fusion in Illinois, United States
Jan 2010 - Dec 2016
Dec 2012

36000 mi
Driver door handle internal mechanism plastic broke. Opening door requires pulling both levers to open door. The shorter handle is always stuck out and door won't lock so is always openable. At least alarm system is set with key fob. 
May 2013

40000 mi

US $262
Replaced driver door lock mechanism and lever which were broken. 
Ford Fusion in New Mexico, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2016
Dec 2012

76000 mi

US $6
Dec 2013

95000 mi

US $125
Thermostat bypass plastic piece leaking antifreeze when cold 
Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2009 - Nov 2014
Jun 2012

16120 mi

C $140
dead battery, 
Jan 2014

25600 mi

C $250
Ignition key would not work. Had to replace transceiver. Update: I have been away for 6 weeks since repair, car started okay when I got back. Now 2 days later it started acting up again. 
Nov 2014

31000 mi
rotors & brakes on 4 wheels to be replaced 
Ford Fusion in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2016
Sep 2014

130000 mi

US $200
Left front wheel bearing required replacement. 
Ford Fusion in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2014
Feb 2010

1500 mi
A large part fell off of the engine onto the highway. I took the car and the part back to the dealer. They reinstalled the part at no cost. 
Ford Fusion in Minnesota, United States
Jun 2015 - Mar 2016
Jan 2016

93000 mi

US $30
Brake interlock switch broke preventing shifting out of park. I replaced the switch 
Ford Fusion in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

97000 mi

US $936
Brake fluid was leaking from the master cylinder and there was a leak in the power steering pressurize line. Replaced the master cylinder & power steering line. 
Ford Fusion in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

131440 mi

C $250
Replace brake pads 
Ford Fusion in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2016
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 Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2015
Jan 2012

37000 mi

US $55
HVAC blower motor emitted high pitched squeaking noise; I replaced it myself. 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2016
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. 
Oct 2016

92000 mi

US $300
Second time our brake calipers have had issues due to corrosion. Bead blasting and all new brake seals are a pain to deal with once, let alone twice. 
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

221-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed automatic AWD

Ford Fusion in Oregon, United States
Nov 2015 - Jan 2017
Aug 2016

97000 mi

US $1800
Car was leaking gear oil. A gear inside the differential (located inside the transaxle) was coming apart and metal shavings were very thick on the drain plug. The dealer ordered and replaced the differential with a re-manufactured one. 

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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
Nov 2009 - Mar 2012
Dec 2009

10000 mi
No heat was coming from heater/defroster. Dealer replaced a blend door actuator. 
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 Ontario, Canada
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Nov 2016

56780 mi

C $215
replaced both rear stabilizer bar end links 
Ford Fusion in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2016
May 2015

150500 mi

US $100
Engine (underside) splash cover had torn loose. 
Oct 2015

152700 mi

US $60
Driver's inside door handle mechanism failed and had to be replaced. 
Dec 2015

154000 mi

US $21
Climate panel was failing: the temperature control knob produced weird results (cold-warm-cold-hot). I replaced the climate control panel with a part from ebay. 
Mar 2016

155000 mi

US $216
Bolt on upper control arm (passenger side) came loose and resulted in clunking sounds. Mechanic tightened it and checked all suspension bolts. 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

135000 mi

US $320
wheel bearings on both sides. Outer tie-rod ends both sides. New tires on rear both sides. Abs wheel sensor passenger front (still not working properly). 
Ford Fusion in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2009 - Jun 2016
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 
Ford Fusion in Michigan, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2014
May 2011

37700 mi

US $20
HVAC motor squeaked. Replaced motor with a new unit. Solved. 
Ford Fusion in Massachusetts, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2012
Feb 2010

11000 mi
Car makes metallic clunk noise occasionally when switching from D to R or R to D and then applying brakes. Issue was fixed at dealer but then came back. Still not fixed. 
Oct 2011

29000 mi
a/c compressor noise that occurred when accelerating from a stop, could not replicate. 
Ford Fusion in Ohio, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 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 Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2011

58000 mi

US $53
moonroof inoperative causing very small water leak and air noise. replaced moonroof motor, rail, and one bolt & washer. 
Jun 2013

80000 mi

US $90
Replaced battery 
May 2014

92000 mi

US $65
The check engine light came on with a code for the secondary air injection (emissions related). Also, the vehicle would stall on rare occasion when put into gear. The diverter valve was replace and solved the problem. 
Ford Fusion in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2016
Jul 2010

10700 mi
Clunking sound in the front passenger door. The speaker replaced. 

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