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2010 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

Engine (29%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (6%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 496 repairs.
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2010 Ford Fusion engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (3%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (44%)

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Chart based on 117 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Ford Fusion

Engine not specified

8000 mi Had the coolant bleed twice and it did not work. 
16000 mi Took the car in with transmission problems. Updated the software. 
55000 mi

US $400
Car went dead on the highway with no warning. Took them several hours to diagnose the issue but ended up replacing the throttle body. 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

90000 mi

US $850
Vibration, worn transmission mount, replaced 
98000 mi

US $1600
Vibration worsening with time. 3rd trip to dealer to diagnose. Replaced all 3 motor mounts. Runs like new. 
122000 mi

US $400
Replace motor mounts, second time in 3years 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

263-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

21000 mi

US $10
Tire pressure light on with no tire pressure problems. Engine surging--fixed due to TSB 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

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

39200 mi Replace valve cover gasket. 
38400 mi

US $150
Car went into fail safe mode on highway. Bought new throttle body on amazon and replaced it myself. 
51000 mi Replace valve cover gaskets and grommets due to them leaking oil. 
52000 mi Engine was still leaking oil after replacing valve cover gasket. Oil leak found by front cover, crankshaft seal and valve cover gaskets/grommets were replaced. 
61000 mi

US $125
Car was making harsh almost grinding noise when accelerating in low gear. Notice upper engine mount was leaking. Replaced it myself after watching Youtube video (wasn't too hard, but need jack and breaker bar). Car runs great now. 
81000 mi Purge solenoid replaced under recall. 
53000 mi Driving down the highway the car went into Limp Mode. Turns out the Throttle Body had to be replaced. 
73000 mi

US $200
Check Engine Light. Required to replace fuel filler tube and reprogram PCM. Known issue via Published TSB. 
96000 mi EGR Valve and canister recall 
42700 mi

US $140
Car was stalling out from rolling starts or coasting such as crossing railroad tracks!!! Dealer diagnosed as throttle body, and I fixed it myself in 5 minutes due to out of warranty. New seems to have helped transmission slipping/bucking. 
46000 mi Car had issue starting after sitting around without being used. Would barely turn over then sputter to life and knock real loud. 
22000 mi

US $100
Problem with car going into limp mode. Concerned it was linked to previous transmission issue. Replaced throttle body and sensor. 
75020 mi

C $150
An emissions purge valve had to be replaced. I was able to do the work myself. 
95000 mi

US $55
Replaced Oxygen sensor after check engine light came on 
89000 mi

US $400
replace fuel evap valve and cannister...2nd replacement since having the car... 
52080 mi

C $455
Throttle body control unit went bad on HWY and although I still had powertrain warranty it is not covered. 
9000 mi Engine would hesitate and feel like it was going to stall out. tach would drop 
11000 mi The car shut off while driving. Yes, this car simply shut off while driving in a school parking lot. Once it shut down it would not start. Needed to be towed. 2010 Ford Fusion is junk and now unsafe. 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

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

6000 mi Automatic transmissiion slippage, early shifting. hesitant shifting, erratic shifting  
20000 mi Throttle body failed. Car would not respond to accelerator depression. Throttle body was replaced. 
66000 mi

US $725
Valve cover gasket leak. Replaced two valve cover gaskets, six spark plug apertures, and six spark plugs. 
15700 mi Sudden loss of throttle control and power, engine and trabsmission went into failsafe/limp mode. Service engine light on, code indicated throttle body unit failure. TB was replaced. Acceleration from rest and shifting now much smoother 
126000 mi

US $650
Replacement of motor mount 
128000 mi

US $460
O2 sensor failure code, replaced part 3 times so far and every component in this subsystem. Still coding and check engine light remains on. 
33000 mi Check transmission valves and reflash TCM 
59000 mi Check Engine Light and Code revealed problem with Variable Cam Timing (VCT). Dealer replaced solenoids in VCT under warranty. 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

114700 mi

C $500
Throttle body reaplacement 
1000 mi Intermittent no start. Engine turns over but will not start. Dealer pull codes and none were found. Dealer could not replicate the problem. 
2000 mi No start, issue unresolved. 
16000 mi Whining noise coming from engine. Whining noise increased and decreased with engine RPM. Belt Tensioner Pulley replaced. 
56300 mi

US $347
Throttle Body replaced. 
68200 mi

C $250
CEL code for evap sensor triggered. Sensor itself was defective and replaced. 
55000 mi

US $37
car bucking during acceleration after manual shift completed. No codes or check engine light. shop cleaned throttle body sensor. This did not help, rechecked, decided to replace sensor. Waiting for part, unavailable for 4 weeks. 
55700 mi

US $300
Follow up to June report: after 4 weeks, throttle control unit became available. Part=$200, labor=$100. repair complete 
76000 mi

US $100
Fuel fill inlet warning/check engine light ton. Mechanic checked systems found no problem. reset warnings. Warning on and then gone 2 more times. car shows no symptoms 
97000 mi

US $200
serpentine belt tensioner 
43400 mi check engine light on,evap code 
68200 mi

C $50
REPLACED EVAP PURGE SOLENOID 
38440 mi

C $233
Changing the vapor valve 
52999 mi

US $2080
Engine would miss at all speeds and particularly uphill. Spark plugs and coil replaced. 
31000 mi Noticed a rattle from engine bay during startup and at clutch engagement point in 1st and reverse. Tech road tested and found airbox had become unseated from pressure fit mount. Tech reseated airbox. Hopefully it does not return. 
5000 mi Air trapped in the cooling system causes a fluid swishing sound as car is accelerated when cold or engine idling for 1 minute or more. Occurs less frequently when at operating temperature. Still exhibiting the sound of coolant flowing through the heater core. Ford is providing the dealer with another procedure to attempt a fix. Car will be at dealer during the week of February 8, 2010. Air trapped in the cooling system causes a fluid swishing sound as car is accelerated when cold or engine idling for 1 minute or more. Occurs less frequently when at operating temperature. Still exhibiting the sound of coolant flowing through the heater core. Ford is providing the dealer with another procedure to attempt a fix. Car will be at dealer during the week of February 8, 2010. 
6000 mi Dealer contacted Ford on air trapped in cooling system. Dealer ran tests as requested by Ford. Ford sent field engineers to evaluate car and recommended complete engine replacement. Since repair, coolant sound is no longer present. TSB 09-19-1 to correct intermittent/no start done. No problem starting since completed. Dealer contacted Ford on air trapped in cooling system. Dealer ran tests as requested by Ford. Ford sent field engineers to evaluate car and recommended complete engine replacement. Since repair, coolant sound is no longer present. TSB 09-19-1 to correct intermittent/no start done. No problem starting since completed 
109000 mi

US $140
After a dead battery, the wrench light would come on and the engine would not go above 900 RPM. Tried the relearning process for the throttle body but it didn't work. Replace throttle body and did the relearn process. It fixed the issue. 
64460 mi

C $800
Bearings in the idler and other pulleys worn out. 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed automatic FWD

130000 mi Replaced spark plugs purely due to mileage. The old plugs looked great, probably could have done another 50,000 miles! 
29700 mi

US $576
Check engine light came on. Shop smoke tested system and reported EGR valve was leaking. Replaced EGR valve. 
45000 mi

US $350
I had a coolant leak. They replaced the adapter that bolts to the back of the engine. In this case back is the opposite side from the pulleys or the drivers side of the block when looking under the hood. 
105700 mi

US $700
Warning Light for emissions system - catalytic carbon filter 
90000 mi

US $200
EVAP solenoid was bad 
139000 mi

US $1100
Exhaust flex pipe rusted out. 
154000 mi

US $750
Fuel smell in cabin while idling. Dealer found a spark plug loose. Also replaced valve cover, and a solenoid. 
134000 mi

US $300
Engine and Transmission mounts were broken which caused grinding noise when accelerating. Parts replaced. 
40300 mi

US $100
Engine check light. Vapor valve was found defective 
57000 mi Fuel tank leak 
21600 mi

US $100
Faulty Water Pump. Covered under warranty 
25000 mi

US $120
fuel vapor vent valve 
51000 mi Throttle body malfunction. It was replaced under recall warranty. 
56000 mi

US $32
Car was throwing P0456 code. Internet search revealed common problems with the purge control vent valve. I tested my vent valve. It was faulty. Test took 10 minutes. Repair took 10 minutes once part had arrived. 
48300 mi Car was whining when accelerating. Alternator pulley. 
47600 mi

US $110
Began with oxygen sensor, ended up with computer replacement. 
80000 mi

US $225
I got both OBD II codes P2011 and P2012, but not at the same time. It was either one or the other code showing. I did some research, and found out that I needed to replace the throttle body. Since the throttle body replacement no codes. 
45880 mi

C $160
Serpentine belt was worn and needed replacing. Replaced by backyard mechanic using an AC Delco belt 
60000 mi

US $100
the throttle body went bad 
35000 mi Gas gauge started dropping suddenly. There was an issue in the evap system which was fixed. 
60000 mi replace smooth idler pulley and belt tensioner because of noise 
87800 mi Engine quit on busy road. Was able to restart.Fault was throttle control system failure. 
110000 mi

US $100
worn upper right side motor mount causing a noise on pulling out. Note: deka (penn) battery installed at 40k holding up. Note: use care when parking that your front bumper does not get ripped off by rebar on the parking blocks. 
120300 mi

US $100
Upper motor mount replaced. 
123000 mi

US $120
LUCAS TRANS-FIX Worked -----Lower motor mount replaced. Still had loud noise when shifting at high speed and found that it was due to 6F35 transmission. Lucas transmission fix was added and after 3 weeks the noise was gone. 
48000 mi

US $250
Faulty purge valve caused "Check Engine" light to go on. Brought to dealer for diagnosis and repair. Exhaust system had a faulty sensor. 
63200 mi engine noise, actually a tensioning pulley on the serpentine belt 
24000 mi idler arm pulley had to be replaced 
25000 mi Engine makes rattling/whirring noise at 35 & 45 mph. Took two drives for servicemen to hear it. Because computer did not detect problem, nothing broke, no repair made. It is a standard noise heard on their rental cars - no problem. WHAT?! 
27150 mi I took it AGAIN for whining engine at 35&45 mph & getting louder. Took 2 drives for them to hear. First they said "Normal noise" but I said it was NOT normal. They worked w/ Engineers and replaced pulley/tensioner. ALL GONE! Under warranty After only 9 days back from the shop, my car emergency engine lite went on & engine vibrated, even in Park. After tow to shop, svce says it was a bad throttle body, like many Ford Fusions. Was replaced with brand new one under warranty. I took it AGAIN for whining engine at 35&45 mph & getting louder. Took 2 drives for them to hear. First they said "Normal noise" but I said it was NOT normal. They worked w/ Engineers and replaced pulley/tensioner. ALL GONE! Under warranty After only 9 days back from the shop, my car emergency engine lite went on & engine vibrated, even in Park. After tow to shop, svce says it was a bad throttle body, like many Ford Fusions. Was replaced with brand new one under warranty. 
When engine first started (after being off for more than 60 min or so) there's a noise like a surge of water through an empty pipe. Dealer says Ford knows of the problem and is trying to find a solution. Told it's a problem reported by many Fusion owners. 
9300 mi We noticed jerky shift. Friend said they had a recall notice but we did not get one. When car went to dealer they adimtted there was a recall. Transmission re-programed they said. Seems OK so far but haven't driven much since repair. 
11000 mi reflash ECU to fix very hard shifting -- Ford 'customer service bulletin' (aka recall-light). Seems to shift much smoother now, and doesn't throw the car forward like it used to. From passenger side of car, on cold engine moving between 1st and 2nd gears, sounds like water rushing through empty pipes; seems to go away with warmer engine. Dealer did not repair, and told me to reschedule another appt. to try again... 
13000 mi Software upgrade performed during regular oil change. Less than a week out of shop during acceleration the tachometer soared but the vehicle would not/could not engage in gear. Dealer said software update should have solved it. Didn't. 
16000 mi Car in shop since 5 April. Delay in software and hardware parts for transmission. Hope to have car back NLT 10 May. Asking Ford for new car under lemon law. 
2000 mi TSB performed to correct transmission "flaring" when cold. 
3000 mi TSB performed to correct occasional hard starting that seemed to occur only when raining or very humid. Added grounding wire. 
27000 mi Serpentine belt idler wheel bearing going bad (noisy). Quickly replaced by the dealer. 
48000 mi

US $600
Map sensor 
84700 mi

US $325
Idler pulley bearing 
28000 mi One Touch Ignition would not start car, needed new ground wire per TSB 
166500 mi

US $250
Squeaky serpentine belt 
193000 mi

US $66
Belt tensioner replacement 
16000 mi Harsh 2-3 upshift when cold. Had Recall 10B15 performed, was told there was a "glitch" with that software and dealer flashed PCM according to TSB 10-21-9. 
33000 mi Intermittent 2-3 shift flare returned. Went on test drive with mechanic and reflashed PCM with latest software. So far, so good. 
44640 mi

C $600
Check engine light & "check fuel fill inlet" warning began occurring. 
21700 mi Sept 20 34590km Temperature guage up on "H" and then goes back down to normal when I stopped the car. Check coolant, it was very low. No check engine light luminated. Problem: hole in radiator. It takes 4 day to ship rad and fix it. 
68820 mi

C $280
Pulleys for drive belts were humming. Upper and lower tensioner pulleys replaced. 
73160 mi Check engine light on and 'Check Fuel Fill Inlet' reading on gauge warning. EVAP leak code found and smoke test required to find leak. 
94860 mi Recall for problem with throttle body. 
104740 mi

C $250
Tension pulleys making noise. Needed to be replaced. 
106000 mi

US $119
Water pump replaced due to mechanical failure 
43400 mi

C $333
engine light on. was told EVAC valve needed replace because some over spill gas go into EVAC canister. I was suspicious as I never double fill gas. Dealer didn't give me obd code. And they said valve replaced. 
59520 mi

C $250
Muffler was rubbing on the frame. Noise resonating inside the car. Dealer repaired muffler hanger. 
93360 mi

C $200
belt tensioner replaced 
135780 mi

C $785
fan belt replacement and damaged to part of air conditioning system. Disappointed dealer didn't recognize noise from worn out fan belt at previous oil change 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

156-horsepower 2.5L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

103000 mi Emissions purge valve 
103000 mi

US $350
One ignition coil pack was causing misfire. Replaced it along with all 4 spark plugs which were overdue. 
107500 mi Throttle body actuator control system (intermittent P2112 code) 
37400 mi

C $700
Required replacement of hybrid system cooling pump 
150000 mi

US $1500
Engine mounts 
500 mi Warranty repair because car had gone into "fail-safe" mode. Was an internal control valve related to the emissions controls. 
64000 mi Car suddenly lost all power on the freeway. Wife was able to limp at very slow speed on battery power a few miles to the dealer. Problem turned out to be a throttle body that had failed. Dealer replaced it under warranty. 
64000 mi

US $150
Brake warning light illuminated while commuting to work. pedal became mushy and there was perceived reduction in brake performance. Research indicates its a rare software glitch with the software controlling the hybrid regenerative brakes. 
85000 mi

US $387
check engine light would turn on during long highway trips (~200 mi driving at highway speeds). This never occurred during my normal 30 mile commute or short trips. Decided to pay $150 to have the computer reflashed with the latest software. 
4340 mi No heat in cabin once engine reached operating temperature, ford fix for this problem, cooling system pressure tested, degas cap replaced, removal of air from cooling system fixed problem as degas cap was leaking. 
31620 mi Engine light came on code for o2 sensor tab for reprogam fixed issue 
50000 mi bad purge valve 
66000 mi

US $387
Error P0130 02S11. Sensor faulty & replaced 
108000 mi

US $350
Throttle body needed to be replaced. My specific build date was not covered by recall. 
2000 mi Car accelerated when foot off gas pedal. Able to stop, noticed two yellow wrenches, turned off car and appeared to reset. Garage could not replicate, had car for almost one week, put monitor in car for 2 weeks with no further probems, yet! 
58000 mi

US $650
O2 sensor malfunction 
82000 mi

US $250
Replaced 02 sensor 
102000 mi

US $85
Had to replace throttle body due to failure of part's electronics to properly open and close throttle valve, resulting in a wrench light. 
51000 mi

US $235
Check Engine light on. Solution was to reprogram the computer. Seems weird to me too. 
80000 mi

US $260
O2 sensor, causing Check Engine light to go on and off. Replaced it. 
145000 mi

US $150
Check engine light came on, MPG observed down a little. Emissions system repair. 
51000 mi Sensor in throttle body failed. Repaired under extended warranty. 
121000 mi Gas pedal stopped working while driving. Was able to coast off the road safely. First dealer found nothing wrong. Second dealer said I needed a $3K transmission, but independent mechanics said that would probably not fix it. 

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