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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 (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

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

Other (8%)

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2010 Ford Fusion transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (13%)

< $100 (77%)

Chart based on 48 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

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

59000 mi

US $80
Car made grinding noise when turning right. Replaced the driver's side CV axle myself (after watching YouTube video). 
29300 mi Replaced rear seal transmission 
38000 mi Black and burned transmission fluid requiring flushing 
54000 mi I was getting some random, intermittent shift-slippage that would have led me to take the car in for service had I not traded it in. 
12200 mi Overdrive piston in transmission problem - replaced under warranty along with ancillary parts. Basically a significant transmission service/rebuild. Problem was missing gears during acceleration. 
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 
22400 mi

US $89
hard shifting, re programmed software. 
73000 mi

US $200
Recall to recalibrate Throttle Body Sensor. 
110360 mi

C $600
My 2010 Fusion was leaking transmission fluid, turns out the left axle seal was bad and they had to replace the whole unit. 
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. 
80000 mi

US $237
Had to re-flash the transmission due to rough shifting. 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.5L I4 6-speed manual FWD

35000 mi Complete replace of transmission 
1000 mi Dealer damaged transmission. Ford Corporate Rep denied replacement tranny on a vehicle with 1000 miles & ordered a repair only. Tranny was replaced because parts were unavailable for 30 days or more. Ford Customer service Hot line was uncooperative. Manual Transmission failure. Transmission was replaced. 
2000 mi Clutch needed adjustment after the transmission was replaced earlier in September. 
32300 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

10000 mi Complete transmission replacement; covered under warranty. 
92000 mi

US $600
Brought in with harsh shifting after adding 1.5 quarts of fluid. They couldn't find a leak and advised that the fluid was badly burnt. They also changed other fluids during this visit 
100400 mi

US $400
Transmission leak found. Replaced drivers axle seal 
27000 mi The transmission was shifting from 3 to 4 harshly. The dealer reprogrammed the automatic transmission and that seems to have worked. 
37000 mi

US $210
Engine check light. Dealer said error was for transmission and firmware update fixed it. 
128300 mi

US $10
Driver side bushing and seal replaced..Was leaking trans fluid.... 
24000 mi Experienced hard shifting from 1-2 and 2-3. Shift flare from 3-4 at times. Reprogrammed PCM as per 3 TSBs. Repair seemed to help the issue, but not completely resolve it. Returned from ~1,000mi round trip. Hard shifts and shift flaring returned. Took to dealer, was notified that transmission would have to be replaced. Overdrive clutch and others burnt up. Fluid was black. Replacing torque converter & trans. 
46400 mi Axle Seal Leak, seal and other other components replaced per TSB. Transmission Fluid Replaced. Replaced leaking axle seal as instructed by TSB 
26740 mi Right front axle seal leaking. Removed RF wheel. Disassembled front end, left lower ball joints intact. Removed axle. Removed and replaced seal. Reassembled front end. Replaced axle nut and torqued to spec. Topped up trans oil. 
1900 mi TSB installed to correct transmission "flairing" when cold. TSB was successful. 
34000 mi Transmission shifted hard on occasion. Car would fail to downshift gradually as I coasted to a stop, leaving me with no torque, then would slam down into gear. 
83000 mi

US $179
Was told there was a TSB on throttle software. They reflashed the system 
21700 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. 
51000 mi Occasional "flare" (momentary increase in rpms as if missing a shift with a std. trans.). This didn't happen very often though. 
59000 mi transmission fluid leak was detected when I went in for an oil change. There is a TSB on this, leak on left side, and some parts were replaced. 
41000 mi

US $3100
Took car for oil change; shop noted tranny fluid leak and no fluid. Went to AAMCO; fluid gone, needed new gears,torque cvtr,axle,bushing and half case: $3100. Known problem:TSB-14-005. Vehicle 3 mo out of warranty. Ford: "Too bad for you." 
32300 mi Intermittent transmission problem. Jumps out of gear at high speeds (around 70 mph). Dealer not able to replicate. Third time in for repair. 
34000 mi harsh shifting, trouble finding the right gear 
42000 mi Continued Harsh Shifting/Skipping, lack of power 
21000 mi Took it in for harsh 2-3 shift and intermittent RPM flare between same shift. Was told could not duplicate. 
22500 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. 
51000 mi codes p0753,p0219,slipping in 4th and 5th gear; remove transmission and overhaul unit; transmission fluid leaked allover my drive way returned to dealer for further repairs 
11000 mi Transmission problems - clunking noise/feel when changing gears. Shop could not replicate nor did codes show anything wrong so nothing was done. 
71000 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. 
69440 mi

C $707
Transmission fluid leaking; installed joint and stub shaft, replaced axle bushing and seal. In my view it seemed to be a factory defect and not a usual maintenance repair. Dealer did not want approach Ford for partial reimbursement. 
42300 mi Transmission hard shifting. Reflashed computer, and fixed shifting problem. However, it was leaking transmission fluid. Ended up replacing the half shaft (under warranty), as it was cracked. 
95960 mi

C $275
Transmission lines were rusted and leaking in 2 location. New transmission lines installed. 
38000 mi

US $500
Engine would not start after towing. Dealer said it was towed in gear. Transmission burned up. New one on order. 
31000 mi transmission acting weird @below 5km/h in stop and go traffic when engine is hot. 

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2010 Ford Fusion 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

68300 mi car is pulled by RV. 4 WHEELS down. I follow Fords instructions. this is 2nd transmission in 10 months. car is still not ready. 
103000 mi Transmission went out for 3rd time. Car sold to dealer. 

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