2010 Ford Fusion Transmission Problems

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2010 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (8%)

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2010 Ford Fusion transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (27%)

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

8000 mi Transmission started slipping upon heavy acceleration, took into Ford dealer who were not easy to deal with.... Next day they said they were replacing valve body - common failure among 6F35 transmission. 
10000 mi Car came back with a transmission whine upon running at full operating temperature. Transmission fluid level was also found too high, but that did not relate to the whine, car still has to go back. 
18000 mi Transmission is still acting up, hasn't been right since 1-2010, dealer cannot fix it. 
19000 mi Car is a lemon - faulty transmission since January 2010 
22000 mi Transmission was slipping severely and "whining". Car went in for transmission overhaul and after a week problems are just as bad again. 
26000 mi Transmission whining, very obvious and everyone BUT Ford dealer acknowledges it. 
32000 mi Transmission failing to shift on highway. Severe slipping and banging. Failure to reset to 1st gear at stops when coming off highway 
9000 mi Transmission replaced but didn't solve problem: slipping while going uphill, hard shifting. New transmission removed twice, replaced valve body, solenoid, and PCM, still didn't solve problem. Hav refused offer to replace trans again, want buyback. 
11000 mi I finally agreed to allow Ford to install yet another transmission. This one at least appears to have resolved the issue. 
18000 mi The transmission slammed into reverse. I have had and apparently continue to have problems with my transmission.  

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

19840 mi Drivetrain noise when shifting from reverse into drive, and failure of transmission to 'kick down' when accelerating from stationary position within reasonable time period. 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

1000 mi Manual Transmission failure. Transmission was replaced. 
33300 mi Grinding gears when shifting from 1st to second at high rpms. 
39000 mi Occasional grinding shift from 1st to 2nd gear 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

31700 mi Intermittent transmission problem. Jumps out of gear at high speeds (around 70 mph). Dealer not able to replicate. Third time in for repair. 
22000 mi Recently noticed a leak under the car and my RPMs jumping as I accelerate. Turns out my axle seal needs to be replaced and transmission fluid is leaking. According to the service mgr (and what I read on the internet), Ford is aware of it. 
21000 mi Took it in for harsh 2-3 shift and intermittent RPM flare between same shift. Was told could not duplicate. 
23000 mi Took back to dealer a few days later after voicing displeasure with last repair trip. They kept the car for 4 days and still told me they couldn't duplicate the problem. Less than pleased with Ford and this troublesome 6F35 transmission. 
11000 mi Transmission problems - clunking noise/feel when changing gears. Shop could not replicate nor did codes show anything wrong so nothing was done. 
75000 mi Transmission would clunk when slowing down and started shuddering when accelerating or decelerating. Dealer could find nothing wrong. It had this problem since 25,000 but became more and more frequent. 
46400 mi Replaced leaking axle seal as instructed by TSB 
34000 mi harsh shifting, trouble finding the right gear 
42000 mi Continued Harsh Shifting/Skipping, lack of power 

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2010 Ford Fusion Transmission Problems

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