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2013 Ford Fusion repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (11%)

Brakes and Traction Control (2%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (38%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 274 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the 2013 Ford Fusion.

2013 Ford Fusion engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (11%)

< $100 (89%)

Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

7000 mi Oil leak. Ended up being front engine cover being loose from factory. 
10700 mi TSB 13-06-03: Gas Tank only allows 12-13 gallons on fill (16.5 gallon capacity). Requires tank to be replaces as well as computer reset. Vehicle started leaking fuel, rock got stuck in o-ring and created a gap. The seal was replaced. Gas tank was replaced and SYNC was reset, however I filled immediately after leaving dealership and with 11 miles to empty I was only able to put in 13.084 gallons. 
75000 mi need to replace the canister purge valve 
10700 mi Fuel tank and fuel pump replacement 
9000 mi 16 gallon tank would not accept more than 12 gallons when showed empty. 
9000 mi Gas tank would not fill completely. Tank replaced. 
3000 mi Lose bolt on the tailpipe, dealer tighten the bolt. 
8300 mi Fuel tank does not fill completely. The Ford representative re-calibrated the gauge cluster but the vehicle is still having the issue.  
30000 mi Fuel System TSB 
84000 mi

US $150
Car was hard to start immediately after refueling. It ended up throwing a check engine light with a code P1450. I changed the evaporative canister Purge Solenoid located under the hood and it fixed the problem. 

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2013 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Engine quit while traveling on freeway, total system failure in all sensors, emergency brakes engaged. Not resolved until October. 
5580 mi Recall for Fuel module. Parts initially not available. Finally done after fuel started leaking, and codes thrown. Still a fuel leak when filling car, but not as bad as before. Plugged vapor tube no parts available, have ordered them. 
6780 mi

C $140
Fuel module and gasket replaced under warranty and was subject to recall, but was also leaking fuel when filled, so vapor tube was also repaired. This seems to fix the leak but I have not driven the car since Dec 1 as I am in Hawaii. 
8680 mi I was driving from Canada to Palm Springs when the check engine light came on and 'check fuel inlet' error message came on. It also dumped fuel again under the car when filled. It was the same problem repaired in Nov, repaired again in PS. 
17360 mi Third time to dealer for fuel leak when filling car. Fuel delivery module recall was done 1st time, did not solve problem, parts ordered and installed. Worked for a while then leaked again. Parts ordered and replaced, now parts ordered. 
19260 mi Car has leaked when filling gas tank since new. Third attempt to repair now seems successful. They removed fuel tank and said some line was not connected which caused the leak. Since repair I have had no problem with fuel leaks. 

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2013 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

29300 mi Stalls; shortly after warm start like it runs out of gas. Fix:Service ticket says; detected fault code P008B low fuel line pressure, traced fault to the fuel pressure sensor. Replaced return fuel line, sensor only available with fuel line.... 
62000 mi

US $50
a purge valve on the purg assembly dg9z-9d289-g 
21080 mi Coolant sensor replaced 
28520 mi

C $20
Car just out of warranty 13 days. Only 46K. Fuel was shutting off twice in a row. Was able to get car to drive home. Check engine light came on. Drove to my mechanic had diagnosed. Low fuel pressure rail reading, potential problem with fuel pump or just an anomaly, such as bad gas. Just reset for now, see if it comes back. Real concern on durability, when Ford won't fix paint and carpet issues when car under warranty. Secondly a major reliability issue days after warranty runs out! 
6900 mi Engine coolant level went down to min mark. they tested for leaks but didnt find anyhing. They topped it and and it is on min mark again. I honestly dont know what is wrong with it. 
13000 mi Bypass coolant valve. 
8060 mi Engine would not warm up after running for a lengthy period of time, heater would not blow warm air. Dealer inspected and said this was normal, nothing was done. They are wrong. 
14880 mi Car was running rough, white exhaust from tailpipe. Dealer replaced spark plugs. 
18600 mi Dealer had to replace catalytic converter as engine light kept coming on, replaced under warranty. 
19840 mi Over heat when cold temperature. -32'c 
27000 mi The bottom of the piston was cracked and thus needed to have the entire short block replaced on the engine. 
32000.0 mi The Piston cracked a second time and they swapped out the long block along with the fuel lines. 

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2013 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 178hp 1.6L I4 6-speed manual FWD

80000 mi

US $100
Water Pump Failure 
37500 mi

US $100
Engine coolant bypass selenoid failed. Threw check engine light. Covered under manufacturer extended warranty and only cost me deductible ($100). 

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2013 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

24000 mi Car is using oil...Had to add oil since last oil change...Dealer checked for leaks, found none...Noted the dates and mileage I added oil.... 

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2013 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Plug-in Hybrid CVT FWD

7300 mi Plug-in charge ring lighting failed 
17000 mi Check engine lights began to appear, car felt as if running on 3 cylinders, nearly stalling. Dealer consulted Ford and applied various TSBs and fixes. Car declared fixed and returned, though the car failed outright a few weeks later. Gasoline engine failed completely. Dealer worked with Ford and eventually discovered that the cylinder head has been improperly manufactured. The engine was disassembled and reassembled a number of times and the head and internals replaced. 

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2013 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

141-horsepower 2.0L I4 Hybrid CVT FWD

12000 mi Inverter coolant system leak at cap. 
5300 mi The Check Engine light came on and as per the vehicle health report, it was something to do with the fuel system pressure. Dealer replaced a valve for the same. 
5000 mi Check engine light due to ice build up in fuel filler inlet Check engine light, was found to be a bad Purge Solenoid, was replaced under warranty 
4000 mi The cars MPG has dropped off significantly, 39MPG to 31MPG, since the 3.5.1 MFT software load and other patches were installed. 
4000 mi The dealership was unable to find or repair the issue that caused the severe mileage drop off. I was told the vehicle was operating normally and no problem existed. The car was traded in to avoid further issues. 
7000 mi Update to the engine control module (upgrade?) from Ford at no charge. 
8000 mi Powertrain control module calibration. allows hybrid engine to go to EV mode all the way up to 85 from 62 mph. 
Stuck Port Valve 
38000 mi Failed sensor causing check engine light 

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