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Starting at
$31,270
EPA - est City/Hwy
22/33
Engine
2.0L inline4
Seats
5
Power
231 hp

2016 Ford Fusion Overview

Data provided by Edmunds

The 2016 Ford Fusion stand outs within a sea of worthy competitors in the midsize sedan category. Classy styling, peppy yet fuel-efficient engines and a fun-to-drive nature highlight the reasons why the 2016 Ford Fusion has earned an Edmunds "A" rating.

When it was completely redesigned three years ago, the Ford Fusion sprinted from the middle of the pack to front-runner status in the super competitive midsize sedan segment. As a testament to just how right Ford got this car, there have been only minor changes since then, yet the 2016 Ford Fusion remains one of our top picks. Strengths include handsome styling, refined ride and handling characteristics, a quiet cabin and a peppy yet fuel-efficient engine lineup. Two of the Fusion's available engines are turbocharged. Go with the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine for maximum fuel economy or the 2.0-liter for robust acceleration. All-wheel drive is also available, which is a rarity for this class of car. The Fusion's attractive exterior design helps set it apart from competitors in a segment that traditionally favors conservative styling. There are also enough high-tech luxury and safety features to please a lifetime subscriber to Wired magazine. The Fusion can be had with everything from adaptive cruise control to automatic parallel parking. There's also the MyFord Touch electronics interface, which governs various audio, climate, navigation and phone tasks. While it's occasionally tricky to use, it offers useful customization options and voice control functionality. Still, Ford isn't the only automaker that knows how to build a midsize sedan that combines stylish design, high-tech features and strong fuel economy. Efficiency has long been a leading attribute for the Honda Accord, a brilliantly executed sedan in almost every sense, even if it's not quite as handsome as the Fusion. Hyundai's recently redesigned and well-regarded Sonata presents a great value. The well-rounded Nissan Altima and popular Toyota Camry are other midsize sedan favorites. Overall, though, the 2016 Ford Fusion is right there at the top with its abundance of practicality, technology and style.

With solid power, excellent fuel economy, distinctive styling and a huge array of tech features, the 2016 Ford Fusion is a great choice for a midsize sedan.

For 2016, the Ford Fusion sees no notable changes other than the debut of a sporty "Appearance package" option for the S trim level.



2016 Ford Fusion Reviews From Owners
(47 Reviews)

Data provided by Edmunds
By Thai Pham

on May/02/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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By Las Vegas Bob

on Jan/21/17

2016 Ford Fusion


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Very Impressed!

Other than a throttle control recall this base model is everything I expected. Performance is very adequate (for a 70 year old), gas mileage is unbelievable (40 MPG on on a drive from Las Vegas to Detroit (I never go over 70 MPH) ride and handling is the best I have ever had. The standard equipment is beyond my expectations. I had 2 Malibu's and they just didn't measure up to the Fusion in price or standard options. This Fusion is hands down the best value for the money in my 50 years of car ownership.

By Ralph Conrad

on Dec/31/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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No resale value

I love the fusion but after 1 year of ownership and only 7k mile on the odo, the car I paid 32k for is only worth 16k. Truly, fords don't hold their value

By Bill Tarpy

on Dec/09/16

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Ex Ford racer retires but still likes performance.

As a twice previous winner in the World Ford Motorsports Drag Race Challenge and now retired, I needed a car that would do as I asked. This 2016 Fushion Titanium Turbo does just that. Anytime I ask. I have had 10.00 second e.g. cars and this at times is as much fun without the cost. I would recommend this car to anyone with heart. I will never sell this one.

By Roger Spiehs

on May/20/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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Fusio 1

Great car

By EJ

on Jan/08/17

2016 Ford Fusion


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Great Buy

This was a used purchased. 2016 with 22k miles on it. Research price thoroughly. If you know your price range, salesman can't high ball you. Edmunds.com was a big help with their website. Do not deal with corner used car dealerships. By corner, I mean that you will be able to tell once you walk thru the door. The facility will be basic and poorly maintained and salespersons would be obvious. CARMAX is good for no haggling. They are very professional, but prices will be slightly higher than dealerships and will sell you warranties while some of the dealerships will give them to you with the purchase. For instance, I purchased my vehicle for $800 under Carmax price and received the 7yr 100k mile factory train warranty with my price. Carmax and corner dearlerships would sell it to me with purchase.

By James

on Jan/03/17

2016 Ford Fusion


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Love this car!!

I've driven this car from Florida to new york multiple times, and it's amazing!! Very comfortable and easy to drive. It has superior handling due to its fully electric steering. I was almost in an accident due to a sudden stop and the brakes on this car are awesome. It has a pretty good sound system, but the problem is I can never get the Bluetooth to connect on my phone!!. The car has decent acceleration with the 2.5 liter, but not the best at passing cars on the highway (takes a while), but it easily cruises at 100mph on the highway. Driving through the mountains, the engine is pretty noisy if you do around 80mph due to high reving. Other than that, it's an amazing car and I love it!!

By Jdogg

on Dec/21/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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Get the 2.0!

I have the 1.5 EcoBoost. The only selections in the drop down menu were 2.5 or 2.0. I have the Sport Appearance Package with the spoiler, rims, etc. For a "generic" mid sized sedan this car looks good! However, my main gripes are: Poor acceleration and bad gas mileage. I commute 100 miles a day all freeway. I an getting 29 MPG. In my 2016 Dodge Challenger with a 300 hp V6 that weighs more I get 27 MPG. If the Fusion got 33-35 MPG on the highway the power would be fine. This tells me that the engine is working too hard. My other big gripe is about the Infotainment system. The screen is small especially in a vehicle equipped with a back up camera. Ford has made it nearly impossible to replace the stereo unit. The stereo does not sound very good also. At least I can change the speakers. There is an annoying squeak in the back seat that started at 40K miles. I love the looks and ride of the car.

By Paul Anghinetti

on Dec/16/16

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A classy car without bankrupcy

For 25 years I drove Jaguars and Nissan Maximas, both fine cars (with the exception of Jaguar's Lukas electronic which kept me visiting my mechanic). My mechanic suggested I purchase a Ford Fusion Titanium for its fine ecoboost 2 liter engine and European sports car feel, one he said was comparable to the Maxima and Jaguars I had owned, but at a sticker price that would not be in the 40 thousand dollar and up stratosphere. I took his advice, realizing I was buying a brand that lacked the cachet of my previous cars. Imagine my surprise when I discovered that my Fusion matched every standard of style, roadability, cornering, and comfort offered by more expensive vehicles. If the Maxima had a reputation for being a poor man's BMW, the Ford Fusion surely can be labeled a smart man's bargain. I reasoned I saved an additional 5 to 20 thousand dollars by not buying a snob brand. That's sufficient to quiet my fears I may be looked down upon when I pass all those expensive European darlings so many people buy. The ecoboost is not a threat to win the Daytona 500, but it certainly has enough gumption to please eager speedsters looking for a red-light race.

By Reggie T Davis

on Aug/23/15

2016 Ford Fusion


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My personal Batmobile

I love this car! After driving my father-in-law's 2015 Fusion SE, I fell in love. At the time I was driving a 2015 Chrysler 200 Limited with check engine light (bought it brand new mind you) Chrysler was never able to fix the issue or figure out what it was. With it in the shop more than on the road I had time to learn his Fusion. I purchased my 2016 Fusion Titanium Fwd on July 25 with all the bells and whistles. It as a demo, so I got a pretty good deal on it. LOVE THIS CAR!!

By AA Ron

on Jul/30/15

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Great car for the price

I bought the base line model and so far really like it. I traded in a 2005 Altima, that I have been driving for 11 years. This car feels solid and well built. No issues to speak of. The sync features work great. I cant speak towards reliability yet, as it only has about 700 miles.

By Brian

on Aug/14/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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New Car Should Not Have Problems

Rented this car from Enterprise with only 8,000 miles. Was driving it on the highway when a wrench light came on and the accelerator lost all power. I could only brake and was forced to the side of the rode. I let the car sit awhile and then started it back up without any problems. Unfortunately, the exact same thing happened a day later. This car clearly has an engine problem related to the intake or gas. There is no excuse for a brand new car to have any issues, especially related to the engine. I will never purchase a Ford.

By Jimmy

on Jul/17/16

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My first new cae, ever! age 56

at lest check it out. I was not sure about buying a car with a 4 cyl. engine. I was blown away. More horsepower than my 2009 mustang 4.0. So far love everthing about it.

By Ashley

on Feb/05/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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I love Ford

I have owned several Ford's, an escort, a focus, and an escape, I keep going back to Ford, because the customer service is excellent, the prices are good and the cars are nice. I am especially impressed with my new fusion. It is so spacey. I love the backup camera and the handling when driving. EXCELLENT!

By Mary Jane Licardo

on Nov/17/15

2016 Ford Fusion


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I'M INFUSED WITH MY FUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!

love the car,very sporty looking,silver with black spoke wheels. wow.

By Med Ib

on Aug/13/16

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AWESOME!

Great car!

By Bret Hoffman

on Dec/15/15

2016 Ford Fusion


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Recent Purchase, Happy with it

Great car. I get about 21 MPG in the city. Still learning how to use all the technology available, but so far so good. Once you know how to word the commands it the system runs pretty well. A lot of compliments on the cars looks and how smooth the car is when being driven on bumpy roads. I was expecting there to be vision issues, but I haven't had any.

By Kris L

on Sep/05/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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NOT for use on gravel roads!!!

This car is probably great if you never drive on gravel roads. Unfortunately, I drive on gravel everyday. This car sits very low to the ground. I have even had trouble with scraping the bottom on sudden rises when driving in town. On gravel, I have to be extremely careful not to drag the car when driving over ruts or potholes. Even worse, this car is very prone to getting gravel stuck in the rotors, causing a loud, irritating, screeching noise. This started for the first time when I had around 400 miles on the car. I now have less than 3000 miles on the car, and I have had this problem several times since. A week ago, it got so bad that I finally had it checked out because I was afraid there was something more wrong with the car than just a rock stuck in the rotor. I took it in to the dealer and, sure enough, there was a piece of gravel stuck in the rotor, causing the car to screech. I had the rotors cleaned, at my own expense, as the warranty wouldn't cover it. Today, one week later, I hopped in the car and guess what, it's screeching again!!! Very frustrating to have to deal with this with a brand-new car. I don't understand what it is about this car that is causing this problem. I have always driven on gravel roads daily, and I have always done so in a car this size or smaller, but have never had problems like this before. If I had known that I would be listening to this car screech before it had even had its first oil change, I would NEVER have bought it! If you live on a gravel road, keep shopping!

By SimplyChad

on Jul/25/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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My third Ford Fusion, and I love it!

This is my third Fusion. I had a 2014 Fusion SE. I traded it for a 2016 2.0 turbo with the appearance package. I love this car! The engine is way better, it's more powerful and quiet, it feels like driving a V6. The 18" black alloy wheels, rear spoiler and fog lights do make the car look nicer. I honestly recommend to get the car with the 1.5T or the 2.0T engine, because it's a better ride than the 2.5. Make sure you get all the features you want on the car so you have no regrets. The cash back incentives were unbelievable on this car.

By Traveling Man

on Jun/26/16

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Nuclear Fusion

This car does it all. It even parks itself. After having a Camry and a Beamer I never thought a Fusion would be better. It is! The 2.0 has a much better response than the Camry and it rides just as good as the Beamer. It stickered at just over 36K but after some discounts I gave 32K including fee's and taxes. The fit and finish is superb and no orange peel. After purchasing I used it on a 9 hour road trip and after a long day driving I still felt relaxed. The Camry always made my back ache after 2 hours. I have put 11K on the odometer and can't find anything to complain about. Ford has shown me that they can build a car that deserves top ratings.

By Michelle

on Feb/27/16

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Love it

This is my second Fusion I had a 2010, trading it for another vehicle was my worst mistake. It was a great car. So I had to have another Fusion a 2016. Love it, comfortable easy to manuver and an all around great car. The gas mileage is great. You can't go wrong with a Fusion.

By Jake

on Nov/21/15

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The base model isn't really a "base model"

I've had my fusion just a little over 2 weeks and I'm in love with it. Even though it is a base model, it still has a lot of cool features and it really isn't a "base model"

By Paul

on Nov/04/15

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Great Car Great Purchase

This is a review of my so far experience with my new 2016 Fusion Titanium AWD. I have just shy of 1,000 miles on it and as expected with any brand or model of new car it should be flawless still at this point. I am happy to say that my Fusion is fitting that statement quite well. Time will of course be the deciding factor of my feelings for this car in the long term but at this point I am very pleased with my choice.

By J Cat

on Apr/27/16

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Need physical therepy

this is not a vehicle to use to drive more than 1 hour. the seats caused my legs to get numb.. drove this 2400 miles and I was sore for 2 days after I returned it.
the good is MPG 32, brakes also.
the bad directional control too high/road vibs in the steering wheel / stability on uneven hywy vehicle rocks side to side/ steering is too tight ,just a small movement causes the vehicle to move too much/engine is loud on loading up grades/transmission stays in high gear too long on slowing down/engine has not compression,low torque.
the real bad , delay in acceleration when stopped .. when the power pedal is depressed at idle the engine is not engaging for about 1.5 sec.. not good when trying to get back on the road .

By Tammy Joplin

on Aug/08/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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Love my fusion

I really love the comfort of the fusion . I have the 2.0 turbo and couldn't ask for better handling and acceleration so far. I am getting 26 miles to the gallon and I have a bit of a lead foot. I love the huge trunk and the fact there is no lip so easier to load heavy stuff. Easy to connect your phone. I don't have navigation. My only complaint so far is the auto climate control does not seem to auto adjust like it should. Audio is easy to use. It took me awhile because I am not that tech savvy to learn how to use all the controls. also love the keyless entry.

By Tina Marie

on Mar/11/16

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Love My Fusion!

Not too much..Not too little..
Love driving this car its like riding on a cloud..Perfect size for our family..Also a little sporty..Everything I was looking for.Young and Fun

By Taylor

on Sep/22/15

2016 Ford Fusion


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I love this car !

This car is amazing! After showing to my family members i think we can all agree on how comfortable the car is to be in for any sized person. It drives so smooth, and is just an all around good car. I commute to college and being in a car for almost 2 hours a day, I'll never get sick of getting into my Fusion. I couldnt be happier with my purchase. Justin and the Freehold Ford dealership made my experience buying this car a great one that i know i won't regret it.

By Tyler

on Aug/04/15

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Not a good car

Unreliable, no ford store support and uncomfortable. Three main reasons to turn away from one of these cars.

By Don L.

on Aug/28/15

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2016 Fusion SE

The 1st Fusion I bought new was the 2010 SEL and the car never gave me a issue 1 in 130,000 miles. I used it to commute back and forth to work 100 plus miles a day. Kept the oil changed when the car said to change it at 0% on the oil life tracking meter.
Traded it for a 2016 Fusion SE and it will do the commute as the old one did 100 miles plus per day. I thought the trading-in value was very poor on my the 2010 since it was in excellent condition with not even a door ding, but you know the dealers always screw you on your trade anyway. I went ahead and traded up for the 2016 Fusion since Ford was advertising 0% for 72 months cause can't beat 0% interest. If the 2016 is as good as the 2010 model then I'll be back for another review in about 5 years. My old Fusion was a excellent car and the over all mpg on the 2010 all highway driving at 65 to 75 mph was 28.7 to 30.7. So far only have 1000 miles on the new 2016 and it is at 32.2 mpg, but haven't hand calculated it yet, so a little better than the old model. Hope it is as good a Fusion as my 2010 was.
Updated Review: It doesn't get the MPG advertised and gets 30.4 mpg all highway miles hand calculated but the dash will read 32mpg. The sticker advertises 36 MPG so way off. If there is a 15 mph wind it moves the car all over the place so this car doesn't like wind. There is a lot of road noise and air noise this car is in no way a quiet ride. If you are 6'2" then I'd say look for another car because this one doesn't have enough leg room and you find yourself always trying to find a better seat position. Not to happy with this 2016 Fusion compared to my 2010 Fusion. I drive all highway with this car 100 plus miles a day and can't say how long I'll be keeping it at this point cause I'm not to satisfied with it. Poor fuel mileage, loud road noise, poor quality stereo, wind moves this car all over the road, uncomfortable seating for a 6'2" man. Disappointed with it so far.

By Stan Smith

on Jul/09/15

2016 Ford Fusion


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The Red Rider

I got my 2016 Ford Fusion Titanium in April and I'm enjoying everything about it. I'm really impressed with the eco boost engine great acceleration. I have all the whistle and bells and still learning some of the sync system but a lot of fun. I love the 12 speaker surround sound radio, the heated & cooled seats. There are to many things to mention them all. I traded in my 2009 MKZ which I really liked.

By Doyle Hughes

on Jul/27/16

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An Affordable Luxury

The 2016 Ford Fusion SE model with the luxury package is what I purchased. All controls work well and are well placed for me. The center console sits too far back when my girlfriend drives it, but considering that she's a bit short, it's to be expected. The air conditioning works OUTSTANDING for East Texas heat and humidity. My only complaint about this car is the onboard navigation. It is not up to date with current roads and is a bit outdated in its style of use. Other than that, I'm very well pleased with the car.

By Ohiodale

on May/24/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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Nice car considering I drove a rental

This car is very well designed as far as its interior and exterior looks. The seats really hold you in place which is another huge plus. I would never buy a car with the lowest available engine or technology options so this review is for the low end car. The acceleration seemed sufficient even with 4 adults in the car. I love the convenient of the controls and the leg room. I am 5'11" and not fat so most cars have decent room for me. The car handled well and the steering was really stiff which took a few hours to get used to but once I did the car was very easy to drive. I would buy one of these cars and thought it was much nicer than the Camry I rented the previous year. All in all I loved the car's style, performance, interior space.

By DK

on Apr/18/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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Stunning and Powerful

I've had this car a month and it has been an absolute dream. I traded in a 2014 Focus which turned out to be one the worst cars I have had. I was worried that this car would feel too big or too boring coming from the Focus. That has turned out to not be the case. This car is very comfortable and the quality of materials is outstanding. Soft touch areas surround the cabin and there are lots of little details that make the interior feel luxurious. The exterior is very sporty, especially with the SE Appearance Package. My car is also equipped with the SE Technology Package which I have to say is a must have. The sound system is amazing and the entertainment system is easy to use and is intuitive. The touch sensitive screen can be a bit laggy but it's nothing that bothers me too much. My car has the 1.5L EcoBoost engine. This car has a lot of power. I have noticed that the fuel economy is less than what the sticker states, which I knew about before choosing the Fusion. I am getting 22 mpg with mostly city driving, so it's not too bad. I would definitely recommend the Fusion! I have been impressed thus far and do not regret my decision.

By Rob

on Mar/04/16

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Best Value on market

I can honestly say that this car is a tremendous value purchase. Traded in my 2007 AWD fushion, which was a great car that gave me very few problems, and purchased the 2016 AWD Titanium. Between the trade in and rebates I think I got a great deal for this car. What a car! Beautiful exterior and interior and lots of bells and whistles. Driving and handling are superb and it is an incredibly quiet cabin. I'm pleasantly surprised by how much power the 2.0 Turbo engine has too. It has much more pep and is better refined than my old V6 sel model. Gas mileage for an AWD vehicle is very good with about 28mph so far. The sony sound system is top notch too! This car is a lot of fun to drive. I make up excuses to go on errands so I can drive around. A friend of mine recently bought a BMW 5 series for 55K and was stunned by the quality of this car. When I told him how much I paid for it he wanted to bring his back. I may sound like I work for Ford but I do not. I work in finance and I look for value when I make a purchase and IMO there is not much better pure value out there. If you are looking for a mid-size sedan you must test drive the fusion, preferably an SE or Titanium model. You will not be disappointed.

By Tom Hirsh

on Aug/20/16

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2016 Titanium Hybrid

This is my second Fusion, I had a 2007 that I put 205000 trouble free miles on. Never had a single problem with it, only routine maintenance such as oil changes, brakes twice, tires ... a few bulbs. Traded it in only because it had 200K on it and I wanted a hybrid. I have been driving the 2016 Hybrid Titanium for 7 months ans 12500 now and it am very happy with this purchase so far. The ride is very quiet and seats extremely comfortable. Voice commands work well for phone, radio, climate control, navigation etc.... Gas mileage is averaging 45.5 MPG., close to 600 mile range per fill. Highly recommended!!

By Bill Carpenter

on Jun/27/16

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Fusion

The 2016 seems better to me than the 2017; the shifter on the 2017 reminds me of the disasterous early 1970" chrysler push button one; I personally prefer to have a shift handle that is easy to feel the gear the car is in.

By Stevefromtheburbs

on May/14/16

2016 Ford Fusion


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I have this as a rental, and I am disappointed

As a car guy, I've owned and driven lots of cars. This is one of my most frustrating rentals. I have been more comfortable in a nissan versa note than this. Why? Getting in and out is like sitting on the ground. But also, the legroom, if you cut off the person in the back seat, is horrible. And there is a place to rest your non-pedal foot, but it is sloped sideways. And the brake pedal is too far up in the air from the accelerator. The part of the roofline where you get in and out, I have banged my head many times and the seat is down really low. The roofline is cut so low it doesn't allow you to do a drive through window very well. I'm 5'11'' and about 275lbs, so I'm a bigger guy. But I've gotten into other smaller cars without this much trouble.

The car is well equipped for the price point, but that is where the love affair ends. Oh, and the trunk space is very generous, a big bonus. But for comfort, my wife and I cannot wait for this to go back and to get my RAV4 hybrid back on the road - it is having the windshield replaced due to a crack from rock chips. I had much more comfort in a Camry than with this Ford Fusion.

The car has a backup camera, but the screen is really small....really, really small. The air seems to struggle to get cool, but it does have little air vents for rear passengers. The car has a nice feel to it, as far as the finishes, but the space/comfort thing is a problem. It handles well, but the ride is rough and bumpy. That is being said by a guy who normally rides in smaller SUV's.....so that should be a warning. If you like a smooth ride, get something else. Over even the smallest of bumps, it feels like there is a guy with a sledgehammer banging on the floor of the car. And it really thrashes you about too.

The rear brake lights are LED and bright. The dash area has plenty of info, and follows the current Ford theme. the radio and controls are within easy reach. The visibility isn't too bad. And the equipment on the SE is good compared to others in its class. But when I priced out what they start going up to in price, after the SE, or when you put some features into it, and I cannot believe people are buying these.

I would not buy one of these...I'd highly encourage you to look around and rent one before buying.....I'm so glad I never entertained buying one of these. My CMAX I owned, while full of problems and sounding like a hupmobile, still had more comfort than this.

By Mike M

on Oct/29/15

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Fuel economy let down

I have the 2016 Titanium AWD 2.0. Sticker says 22/31 mpg. Mine gets 16 city and 19 combined. Pretty poor. If I knew the actual was so far off from the claimed I would have passed on this car. Other than the mpg it's a really nice car. A bit tight in the rear seat though.

By Charlie

on Mar/05/16

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2.0 SE FWD Deep Impact

Tech, NAV, and Appearance options. Overall, I'd say best bang for the buck at $7800 off MSRP. Powerful 2.0 engine with great handling, and the tech package gives a better radio speaker combo. At 2100 miles worst mpg was 20mpg on the first tank; best was 31mpg all highway. One negative is a warped rear window, but I'll live with it. Storage is lacking, and although others say the car is quiet compared to what they previously owned, I can't say the same as the 18" Goodyear's aren't quiet. The too far forward headrests are poor for long highway trips as I sit upright instead of reclined, so a neck pillow is recommended. I find the seat bottom angled too high and my legs are sore after a long trip. The majority of my driving time is city although the majority of the miles is highway. I shopped Camry, Avalon, Charger, Legacy, Outback, F150, and Maxima. The Fusion gave me the most for the least. I had a Bluetooth hiccup once, but restarting the vehicle fixed it. Would I buy it again? Yes.

By Chris

on Aug/30/16

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Great Fusion & Price

2016 Fusion SE with tech package and 2.5 Engine. Read a lot of reviews on Fusion before buying. Looked at other cars, Hyundai, kia, Cheverolet and Nissian. Most reviewers said the 2.5 engine was under powered. Most so called pro reviwers have a lead foot. So I asked people who had one and everyone said, they have not had no problem with the 2.5 power. I also compared the 2.5 to my Escape SE with the 1.6 turbo and could only tell very little difference in power. So overall the Fusion SE with 2.5 is a great deal. Still do your research, and remember owners will always be your best source for an accurate reviews. People who do the reviews based upon a rental car, does not know the history of the car and how it has been treated. In summary, We love our Fusion SE and would buy another, if ever needed and would highly reccommened the Fusion with the 2.5 to everyone.

By Fusion Fan

on Apr/01/16

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Ford Fusion SE 2.0 Ecoboost Turbo, FWD, Awesome!

I love this car, got it loaded up with the Luxury Package w/18-inch alloy wheels, Technology/Nav Package, and 2.0 liter Ecoboost turbo, for under $27K including tax, tag, and title after rebates. I simply couldn't find comparable equipment and performance at this price point for any other midsize sedan. I imagine you can get it even cheaper now with the new 2017s hitting the lots. Gas mileage is great if you drive sensibly, but mashing on the pedal to go into boost is too fun sometimes. Very quick car, and comfortable on potholed DC metro area streets. It handles all bumps well. Highway driving really opens up the gas mileage, get over 30 mpg easily at 75 mph. I drove and like the Mazda6 and Honda Accord, but the Ford just ended up being the best blend of performance, luxury, and technology. I think the Ford interior is of better quality than the Honda Accord EX-L, and the Fusion is just simply better to look at. The Mazda6 is underpowered, though the chassis is tuned well. We already own one Kia, so I opted not to go the Kia Optima SX Turbo/Hyundai Sonata Sport route. Neither one of those got good performance reviews for the turbo models. I love this Ford, and get compliments all the time. Folks tell me it looks like a 4-door Mustang. My kids think it's cool. I did upgrade the headlights, as the stock halogens were pretty weak. The owner's manual shows you how to replace the bulbs, it's easier than it looks. Overall awesome car at a reasonable price.

By William Crites

on Feb/06/16

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Did my research - picked Ford again

I do a lot of research before I buy anything, usually spend more time on the internet reading reviews and visiting car sites than I do at the dealerships. I narrowed my search down to the Audi A4, Mazda6, Hyundai Sonata, and the Ford Fusion. Drove them all, ran the numbers, and the Fusion came out on top. So far (its been a month), I'm really happy with my decision. Things I love about the car: unbelievably quiet and smooth ride; interior details like the navigation and entertainment console; comfortable seats; the exterior design is awesome , white platinum paint, and great leg/head room for a 6'3" guy. Its really a fun car to drive too, plenty of power, but again, its the quiet smooth ride that sold me.
Things I like about the car: fuel economy (about 31 average right now), perks that come with the Luxury package.
Things I wish it had: the a/c and heater controls are up/down arrows - but everyone keeps trying to use the radio knobs to adjust the temperature. Also, the seat heaters require you to reset them each time the car is turned off - my other cars retain the seat heater setting until you change it, or turn it off yourself. I also would have liked a push button start; auto lock/unlock via the door handles like the Titanium version. My son's Scion has those features - come on Ford! That should be part of the Luxury package.

But all things considered, I would have bought this car again without question. I got a better deal on the Ford, and my family loves it as much as I do. I think the SE is a better deal than the Titanium, you seem to get almost the same options, just at a better price.

By Jeroutdoors@msn.com

on Apr/05/16

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Very fun car to drive

I've had the car for about 1 month and I love it! I got the turbo AWD and it is a blast to drive. Interior is very comfortable and well made. The car just has a well build feel to it. Good construction and good materials. Great car. Highly recommend.

By Steve

on Dec/31/15

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Get Real New Car Value

I bought a 2016 1.5L Turbo SE Fusion with navigation in November and I was pleasantly pleased with the purchase experience. The car handles wonderfully and is comfortable both front and back. It is both economical and peppy, and really is a bargain vs. marginally more "upscale" vehicles. I have owned Lincolns, Acuras , Cadillacs, BMWs, ect. and this, in my opinion, is thus far, and by far, the best new car value I have ever obtained, even though may not be considered a "luxury " brand or model.

By Harold Parks

on Jul/11/15

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Owner's manual sucks.

I really like the car. Too bad I can't find out any details about it. Car enthusiasts do like to know what they are buying. The manual and spec sheet are sorely lacking in technical details of the car and Ford's web site isn't any better, and has no search function!

The owner's manual devotes half of it's pages to "connectivity". It reads like it was written by a teenager that's nose is stuck in a cell phone all day. The only way to figure out the touch screen instructions are to spend an hour in the driveway playing with it. There are features like "valet mode" which are mentioned twice in other contexts but never explained or listed in the index. Having written many tech manuals, this wouldn't pass muster.

The emergency flashers were inadvertently turned on while driving. The owners manual indicated the switch was on the dashboard but the picture of the dashboard pointed out everything except the switch. The red triangles on the switch do not have any contrast with the flat black of the switch body and the sun angle made them invisible.

By Allanp

on Jun/10/15

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2016 Ford Fusion Titanium AWD w/EcoBoost

Picked up this car @ the end of May & have to say, so far, it has lived up to past reviews; it is a TERRIFIC car in all categories. The ride, build quality, comfort, tech features, etc. - it's all on point! The interior is VERY quiet & the sound system is like having the Boston Symphony Orchestra riding along with you. I have owned MANY cars thru the years & have to say that by far, this is the best sounding system I have EVER heard; figures, with 12 speakers! The features are all customizable & you can turn on / off, the things you don't need / use. The owner's manual is quite extensive, I use it as a reference, rather than read it in its entirety! Don't walk, RUN to your dealer & get one!

By Doug Harby

on Dec/12/15

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Fusion wins out after testing 10 sedans

After testing and ranking all available midsized sedans in this class in order to replace my wife's 2013 Subaru Impreza we chose the a 2016 Fusion 2.0 liter AWD This was not my 1st choose as I preferred the Mazda 6 GT for it's MPG, handling, and looks. However after receiving a sudden snow storm here in Montana we both agreed that AWD would be a must. We then test drove 2.0 liter with AWD and immediately realized that it matched the Mazda in handling and looks. We recognized that we would take a significant hit in MPG,( I own a 2013 F-150 with an eco-boost and have yet to meet the advertised MPG). After running some quick numbers the additional cost for gas will only cost us about $25 per mouth, not much to pay for the power of the 2.0 liter and the safety of AWD.
Ford was really ready to deal and we paid about $8,000 below the MSRP.
We have driven this car about 1000 miles so far and love it. It is very solid and the intelligent AWD results handling on par or better then anything test drove. During our break-in drive we went over several very icy passes and this AWD system out performed the Subaru's we have owned actually pulling us around corners. The 2.0 liter's performance and smoothness matched the V-6s we tested in the Camry and Accord and far out performed the 2.5 4cyl in the Mazda 6.
I'm 6'4" and must actually slide the front seat up a little to get comfortable. The rest of the interionic is very nicely done and competes well with the best of the class. The stereo upgrade is outstanding and the climate system is also very easy to use.

We now have over 6000 miles on this car and have grown to like it more every time we take a trip in it. I have discovered the sport mode and this make driving this car much more fun. The throttle and the transmission are reprogramed for better response and the change is very noticeable especially when I use the paddle shifters. We live in Western Montana and there are many winding road just minutes away and we seek out the curves whenever we can. In the recent past I have owned a Mazda Miata and the Mazda Speed 3 and while the handling is nearly comparable the overall ride is significantly better.
We have had no mechanical issues at all with this car and have been able to see 30 mpg on the highway at 80 mph.

We put the all wheel drive to good use this winter especially on roads to ski areas and although I'm a believer in winter tires we stuck with the all seasons that came on it and never had an issue. Having owned several Subaru's and all wheel drive SUVs it would put this AWD system against any of them and it excels in corners on icy roads.

We have had the Fusion for a year now with 10,000 miles and still love the car. The gas mileage has increased somewhat with break in and better discipline with the gas pedal by easing up on the desire to feel the power of the turbo.
We just received a foot of snow on top of icy roads and the car is handling it easily reinforcing our decision to go with all wheel drive. The heating system is fantastic and even in sub-zero temperatures it will heat the interior in 5 minutes.

We have 2 years left on the lease and are pretty certain that we will buy it after the lease expires. The new Fusion sport with AWD and 345 HP may change our (my) mind as it takes an already great car to a whole differ level.



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Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    112.2 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    191.8 Inches
  • WIDTH, MAX W/O MIRRORS
    83.5 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    58.2 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    3526 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    5
  • Front Leg Room
    44.3 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    57.8 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    38.3 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    56.9 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    16.0 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.21 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    front wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Rear Tire Width
    235
  • Rear Tire Profile
    45



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front And Rear
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front
  • Knee Airbags
    Dual Front


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    12
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Entry Lights
    Exterior Entry Lighting
  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes
  • Turn Signal Side Mirrors
    Turn Signal In Mirrors
  • Auto Dimming Side Mirrors
    Electrochromatic
  • Side Mirror Memory
    Includes Exterior Mirrors


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Dual
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Automatic Climate Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    2.0L Engine (Titanium/SE AWD)
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    16.5 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Vehicle Performance

Titanium Energi / FWD / CVT

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.9 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.1 sec @ 88.5 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

Titanium 2.0L EcoBoost / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    7.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.7 sec @ 88 mph
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    Car and Driver

SE 1.5L EcoBoost / FWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    8.2 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    16.3 sec @ 85 mph
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    Car and Driver

True Market Value

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edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $15,102
  • Private Seller Price
    $16,820
  • Dealer Price
    $18,116
  • Original MSRP
    $31,270

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  • Better than most

  • About average

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INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 Ford Fusion Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    22 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    33 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
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2016 Ford Fusion Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    3 years / 36,000 miles
    2 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • CORROSION
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years

2016 Ford Fusion Key Factors

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Pros

  • Fuel-efficient turbocharged engines
  • Advanced technology and safety features
  • Sharp handling
  • Composed ride
  • Available all-wheel drive.
  • Quiet cabin
  • Eye-catching style

Cons

  • Electronics interfaces are less intuitive to use than some rival systems.


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2016 Ford Fusion True Cost Of Ownership

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The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,376$1,424$1,474$1,526$1,579$7,379
Maintenance$201$316$737$382$2,338$3,974
Repairs$0$0$144$344$503$991
Taxes & Fees$2,777$203$189$176$165$3,510
Financing$903$716$522$321$115$2,577
Depreciation$10,481$2,191$1,928$1,708$1,534$17,842
Fuel$1,558$1,605$1,653$1,702$1,753$8,271
True Cost To Own ®$17,296$6,455 $6,647$6,159 $7,987$44,544

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Ford Fusion NHTSA Service Bulletins

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Date Complaint Filed: 11/10/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 ford fusion. the contact stated that almost every two to three days, the battery failed to keep its charge. the failure recurred on seven occasions. the dealer was unable to retrieve a fault code. the battery was recharged on several occasions; however, the failure recurred after two to three days. the manufacturer was notified of the failures. the approximate failure mileage was 7. the vin was not available.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/31/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This a complaint about our ford fusion 2016. the problem has started couple months ago, while driving, and sometimes as we start the car, it ripple and kick and the check engine light and see manual light turn on and after 30 min. to an hour they turn off.the engine has completely died on us twice. we have taken the car to ford once and they've told us that the problem has been fixed, but it's still doing the same thing after 2 weeks.this is a safety issue especially since my family, wife and 2 daughters, ride in this vehicle.the same problem happened yesterday, sunday the 30th of october and we have taken the car in this morning.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/06/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

For the second time my ford fusion'a electronic throttle body malfunctioned while in traffic. the car will not accelerate or maintain speed. during both occurrences the sudden loss of engine power nearly caused me to be struck by other vehicles. the most recent occurrence happened while in busy interstate highway traffic. this issue is well documented and well known of by ford and the nhtsa. the first time this happened the dealer would only reprogram the ecu despite me asking them about the etb. the car is extremely unsafe to drive and should be recalled immediately. the nhtsa and ford are failing to meet their obligation to consumer safety by pushing this issue aside.


Date Complaint Filed: 08/21/2015

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 ford fusion. while driving approximately 65 mph, the transmission slipped when shifted into second or third gear. in addition, the contact mentioned that when the accelerator pedal was depressed, there was an abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician informed the contact that the vehicle was operating as designed. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 2,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/16/2015

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 ford fusion. the contact stated that the instrument panel failed. the failure was intermittent. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the instrument cluster was replaced; however, the failure recurred. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was approximately 50.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/07/2015

Component(s): STRUCTURE | VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 ford fusion. consumer writes in regards to vehicle windshield and dashboard issues. *smd the consumer stated when the sun shined through the windshield onto the dashboard, it reflected a 'v" above the instrument panel on the dashboard. the edges of the "v" reflected onto the inside of the front windshield and interfered with the driver's vision. the center cut out in the center of the dashboard also reflected onto the inside of the windshield, but since it was centered it did not interfere with the driver's vision. the consumer believed the reflection on the driver's windshield was a design defect. if the "v" was not cut into the dashboard above the instrument panel, there would be no reflection. if the dashboard was anti-glare the problem would probably be solved. *jb


Date Complaint Filed: 01/13/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I purchased a 2016 ford fusion se brand new and after a week of owning the car i was driving down the road and the car jerked very hard, i had to check my rearview mirror thought someone rear ended me but no the car behind was some distance away. it slowed some while i had my foot on the gas but picked up speed shortly after. i ignored that figured it was no big deal. i was driving a few weeks after that occurrence in the city and the car made a reving up noise and i thought who car is that i continued to drive and noticed it was my car making the noise and the speed would not accelerate so i had to quickly hit my flashers so the cars behind me would know my car had stalled. i had to turn the car off and back on to get it to move. i called the dealer and brought it in they could not duplicate the issue or pull codes to find out why the car would not drive that day. this same scenario has happened to me on several occasions and once taken to the dealer they can not assist me. i have not made the first car payment and this car already giving my problems. i researched the car and noticed customers have been dealing with this issue for years now and ford refuse to recall what seems to be a throttle issue and the car stalls out while driving the vehicle. i have a new car that i am scared to drive since there is no warning lights or signals when this will happen again it has already on 5 different occasions and noone seems to be able to resolve my issue which is very disappointing. i pray no one has to die or get hurt before this issue is addressed.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/08/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | ENGINE | SERVICE BRAKES

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 ford fusion received from dealer on dec 2015. at 39 miles on the odometer, fusion would not start, and all alarms came on (low tire pressure, engine overheat, parking brake, parking sensors, etc). car started after hitting ok and several more cranks. feb 2015 - at about 2500 miles, the car would not start for the second time, and the third time was at 3000 miles, all with the same exact alarm behavior. the fourth time occurred on march 7, 2016 with 3200 miles on odometer; the car died in the middle of the highway and while going 45mph in rush hour traffic. there was no engine power, no steering power, no power brakes, nothing but alarms. i was fortunate to not be in an accident. the ford dealership has taken the car in twice with absolutely no repairs and no reported diagnostic codes. ford has experienced the same intermittent starting issues with the car in their possession, but they refused to conduct long-term diagnosis because they simply were not able to isolate the problem. this is the third time it's going into the dealer and now it's a safety issue because the car loses power while in operation.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/28/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The steering assist, electric power steering, had a "fault" and the car would not start/crank. before this happened the steering was strange, it was like there were string winds when driving on the highway, the car would sway side to side.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/14/2016

Component(s): ENGINE | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Last week my car engine would shut off without warning when i was at a stop light and idle about to turn onto road. this happened twice so i took my car where i purchased at ryan ford sealy and they had it 4/6-12/2016. they couldn't find anything because no codes or light came up. ran vehicle health check and nothing. acted fine yesterday. today going right under 30 mpg and at the stop sign it shook bad and lights came on. engine stayed on but could not move. waited 15 minutes and limped to my house and had tow truck take it back to ryan ford. determined and replaced throttle body.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/28/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM | UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: YesNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Inserting key into ignition fuel pump would kick on occasionally, the doors wouldn't always unlock upon shutting car off, dash and radio delayed coming on at times upon starting, unlocking doors with key fob there would be static coming from back speakers, keyless entry would unlock but not always relock, a few times the key wouldn't start car there would be no reaction at turning over, dash would light up at times when no key was in ignition and car locked, heater would blow hot air then turn to cold as if a/c was on, one day battery was dead and had to jump it nothing was left on and car was locked.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/01/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This car had approx 2400 at the time of incident. my wife and i were driving the car down a steep grade on 4/23/16 the car chimed 4 0r 5 times . i asked my wife if she knew what the sound was and she said no. about 5 to 10 seconds later i told my wife that the car was not running. and i looked at the dash and it was blank. i quickly put the car in neutral and started the car. it turned on. i continued driving about 300 miles after this incident. i brought the car to madison ford in ohio to be looked at. they couldnt find any codes. they sent me home with the car. they called me back on tues and said bring the car back . this time they found 6 codes. but to my knowledge nothing stating the problem. they drove the car 60 miles or so and said the car was fine. i called classic ford in mentor oh and talked to the service advisor and informed him i was bringing the car there to be serviced. the advisor said he wouldnt be working 4/29 and he would inform the service mgr of the problem. icalled friday and spoke to mark the mgr. he said he talked to the people at madison ford . he told me to bring the car in monday may 2 but we are going to do the same thing and if we cant find anything then theres nothing we can do for you. well i asked him if madison told him the car shut down going down a hill and his reply was uh no. today may 1 i started the car and let it run for 3 mins and with my wife in the car pulled down the driveway and it shut off again. no check engine warning or anything. after the first incident my wife said i wouldve been killed because i wouldnt have known to do what you did. these are serious life threatening issues and my wife and do not feel safe in this car. especially when they tell me theres nothing wrong with this car.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/22/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The subject car of this report is an enterprise rental car rented in peoria, illinois. on thursday, may 5, 2016, my wife and i were traveling eastbound on i74 at milepost 166 in indiana. i was in the passing lane at 75 mph, closely followed by a tractor-trailer semi, and we were passing two other tractor-trailer semis in the adjacent lane. other cars were in the vicinity. suddenly i noticed that the accelerator pedal had become unresponsive and the car was slowing down. on the instrument panel there was a warning light in the shape of a wrench. my vehicle was slowing down rapidly and the adjacent vehicles had no idea what was happening. horns were blowing; lights were flashing; and there was absolutely nothing i could do except to try to safely get out of everyone’s way. thankfully, i was successful and i was able to move my car to the shoulder of the highway. the reason for this report is that if i and the surrounding drivers had been less capable and less attentive in this event, there could easily have been a huge crash and at least two fatalities, and no one would have known the actual reason for the event. this was an extremely hazardous situation. i was eventually able to nurse the car to the ford dealer in harrison, ohio (cronin ford inc) where the car was left for repair. enterprise provided a replacement vehicle to us and we continued our trip. later in the trip, i stopped again at cronin ford to learn what problem had been found. their diagnosis led to replacement of the engine throttle body (part number ds7z 9e926 d). a copy of their work order is attached.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/01/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Traveling on interstate 66 vehicle check engine light came one and message said see service manual. lost of speed, no acceleration, and stalled out. moved over on shoulder of interstate during rush hour. towed to dealership. throttle body had to be replaced. car is just 6 months old bought it brand new. 10,000 miles on the car and this piece of equipment already goes out. see this has been an issue in the past. need to reopen the investigation on getting rid of the electronic throttle body.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/18/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

My brand new ford fusion shut down on me in the middle of a busy highway in atlanta! i was driving and all of a sudden it slowed down and wouldn't allow me to press the gas. the vehicle started shaking very badly and i had to find a way to steer the car all the way over to the side of the highway. this was the worse and most frightening experience that i have ever had in my life! i was told that this problem was due to a throttle body issue. i am very disappointed with ford.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/14/2016

Component(s): ENGINE

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I was on the interstate. all of a sudden a wrench and the words see manual appeared. the car would not give gas (slowly cut off), and car started shaking. waited about 6 minutes and got back on the road only for it to continue to happen every few miles. i got a diagnostic check done and mechanic told me the code said it was the throttle body. the car is fairly new with a little over 10,000 miles.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/28/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM | FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Rented a ford fusion with 3000 miles. during highway driving it lost power and stopped. after a minute, we restarted it without problem. drove it to a nearby ford dealer who checked the code which indicated the problem was defective electronics that controlled the throttle. apparently the engine was getting too much air and not enough gas causing it to shut down. perhaps this was a problem specific to this car, perhaps not. because of the potential for serious consequences of a car stopping unexpectadly on a highway we thought we should report it. we did notify the rental company (budget in milwauke wi) of the problem. the employee said he had heard of this problem before. it was not clear to us if he meant on cars in general or on this type of car.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/29/2016

Component(s): EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

This was a rental od 11433 miles. driving at night i activated the right turn signal and the right head lamp bulb went out. i repeated this signal left and the left head lamp bulb went out. when signaling was complete the head lamp came back on. i could not latch the high beam by the turn signal lever. it had to be manually held. these same repeated actions were done with the same results. on an until area a person at a corner may not have been visible? night two of driving the rental all worked and functioned properly as designed. all turn signal / head lamp bulb in addition to engaging and dis engaging high beams.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/21/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Car hesitates when accelerating from coast, generally in the 40-50 mph range, but at other times as well. this issue has caused near-accidents in heavy traffic when one expects the vehicle to accelerate but instead feels as if it's about to stall. this is especially dangerous when entering and exiting freeways when predictable acceleration is needed.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/27/2016

Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While entering the freeway my car loss power and began to quickly decelerate. thankfully i was able to move to the shoulder before the car that i was pulling in front of had to take action to keep from hitting me. the check engine light and wrench icon appeared after the incident happened. the ford dealership informed me that the electronic throttle body failed and needed to be replaced.








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