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Accelerator Pedal Problems of Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion owners have reported 4 problems related to accelerator pedal (under the vehicle speed control category).

car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 02/11/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, he attempted to accelerate but the accelerator pedal sunk into the floorboard. The failure was recurring. The contact was able to disengage the pedal by tapping it twice. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 21,000 and the current mileage was 26,000. Updated 3/5/cn updated 03/21/14.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2009 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 07/09/2010

2009 Ford Fusion. Attorney sent letter on behalf of client in regards to consumer applying brakes while driving and the passing gear failed to disengage the consumer attempted to pass a small motorhome. After pulling out of the eastbound lane, a vehicle came around a curve heading west. The consumer decided against passing and immediately applied the brakes. Upon applying the brakes, the passing gear failed to disengage. The gas pedal locked to the floor and the vehicle continued to accelerate. As the vehicle accelerated, the consumer depressed the brake and maneuvered the vehicle back into the eastbound lane. The engine was still running at full throttle, even though she kept her foot on the brake while applying as much pressure as she could. She then put the vehicle into neutral gear, with her foot still pressing full-force on the brake. Although the engine was still running at full throttle, she was able to reduce the speed of the vehicle and came to a stop. After putting the vehicle in the park position, the engine sounded as though it was still racing and she continued to apply the brake. Only after turning off the vehicle, did the engine stop. After letting the vehicle cool off, because the front end was hot and the rear end smelled like hot brakes and burned rubber, the gas pedal was still stuck to the floor and there was no interference from the floor mat. The pedal was stuck at the upper part of the pedal closest to the front of the vehicle. She reached down and forcefully pulled the gas pedal upward to return it to its normal position. During that action, she heard a sound of a click. The dealer was unable to find anything wrong with the vehicle.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2008 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 04/15/2010

Tl * the contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the contact engaged the accelerator and the pedal moved from under her foot and pressed itself against the floor. The contact engaged the brakes harder but the vehicle continued to accelerate. After approximately 1 minute, the accelerator pedal released and the car drove normal. The failure happen three more times and the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership where the dealer advised her that the cause of the failure was the floor mat. The service manager test drove the vehicle but could not duplicate the failure. The contact did not feel safe driving the vehicle since the dealer could not duplicate the problem. The failure mileage was 28,874 and the current mileage was 28,934. Updated 6/19/10 the consumer stated the accelerator pedal would go to the floor, but it wouldn't come back up. Updated 07/.

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car image   Accelerator Pedal problem of the 2007 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 09/17/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Ford Fusion. While driving 1 mph in reverse, the contact stated that the accelerator pedal intertwined with her foot and sandal. As a result, the vehicle accelerated and crashed into the rear driver side bumper of another vehicle. As of September 28, 2007, the dealer and manufacturer had not inspected the vehicle. The contact felt that the design of the accelerator pedal caused the failure. The failure mileage was 27,000 and current mileage was 28,500.

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