Ford Fusion owners have reported 13 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category).
I've had battery failure on 4 occasions within a month of purchasing the vehicle and the battery has been replaced but the issue remains. This is a known issue with the Fusion as I've read in many blogs online and complaints on NHTSA website but Ford has yet to issue a tsa or recall.
There is a well-documented issue about dead batteries in this vehicle, likely caused by a faulty acm (audio control module). . Read more...
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.
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Driving both highway and city streets. While driving to work my turn left signal began to flash faster indicating a burned out bulb when the right turn signal started flashing faster. After work I could not unlock my car and had to have security unlock my car only to find my battery was dead. Security then jumped started the car, I drove off to battle my thru rush hour with out turn signals. The next morning the car battery was dead again, after getting it started I noticed the right front turn signal bulb stayed on even when the car was turned off,until battery was drained. I took it to my mechanic he said the Smart box would need to be replaced and programed, and cost about $850! I went to pickup the vehicle had trouble unlocking the door again this time the battery was dead again and needed to be replaced.
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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.
While driving upon acceleration increase of speed and slowing down there is a loud wining sound. When driving the vehicle for 15-20 minutes I can smell fuel inside the car. This is not when filling fuel it's while the car is driven for a length of time each day. The battery goes dead when sitting for one to two weeks. We have purchased 2 batteries in 1 year, had cables and connections cleaned and replaced. There has been messages coming up for "check engine" and the fan is noisy when the air or heat is turned up.
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The contact owns a 2007 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the ignition switch was turned to the on position, but the vehicle did not start. The vehicle was examined by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the battery failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but failed to accelerate. The independent mechanic later diagnosed the vehicle and stated that the pulley bolt failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
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Battery goes dead after sitting a few days. Possible sign of electric throttle body failure. !!??? battery replaced twice in 4 months, charges normally. While looking for possible electrical problems associated with the 2011 Fusion (11k miles) I discovered there is many, many people complaining of throttle body failure. I went to the local dealer and called Ford and asked them to replace the throttle body and trace the electrical problem. I was told that they would only honor their "customer satisfaction program" concerning the throttle body if it fails!!!!!! I explained that I was afraid to drive the vehicle and if they had an updated throttle body and "limp home" update they should install it and make corrections. A call to Ford and they refused to fix the potentially deadly problem. So what recourse is there?? my Fusion and f-350 are both headed for trade at a no nonsence dealer. Lacrosse and silverado, here I come!!!!!!! I suggest you do something similar.
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This is the third time the 12 volt battery has died while the car has been sitting for 24 hours or more. The Fusion energi titanium was in the shop for 10 days and the dealer finally replaced the battery after running extensive tests. Each time this happens, the car is totally disabled and has to be jumped. This issue tends to happen when it is very hot outside or the car is sitting in the sun. The high voltage battery fans will run when the car is stopped in traffic and when you power off the car.
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My wife was driving home from work yesterday evening at highway speed (65mph) when the car stalled and wrench icon came on. Could not accelerate but thankfully able to coast across two lanes on a busy highway at rush hour to get to shoulder! car was jerking as it came to a stop. Turned the engine off, waited a few minutes, turned engine back on and car was ok again. Unfortunately this wasn't the first time; there have been at least 5 other instances. First time was approx 9 months ago (before warranty was up). Brought the car to dealer, they plugged it into their computer and got no error codes so "no problem" detected. Now warranty is up I wonder how much this is gonna cost!! furthermore, the car battery went dead couple of weeks ago; that's only 3 and 1/2 years old. Seems odd.
I had a history of recurring problems with my 2009 Fusion. The battery died over and over again, causing me to finally replace it. The car constantly threw errors regarding low tire pressure. But the largest problem happened when we were driving down a two-lane highway at roughly 55 mph and the steering wheel suddenly became unresponsive and locked, causing us to hit first the concrete divider on one side of the highway and ricochet across and hit the metal safety rail on the other side. The car was unresponsive to braking. The car hit head-on both times and was completely totaled. I remember frantically trying to open the doors because I was sure was about to explode. This is an incredibly frightening experience for me because there was literally nothing we could have done to prevent it. We weren't speeding. There was no inclement weather. No one was distracted by their phone or the radio. No one fell asleep. A driver behind us who stopped described how the car just suddenly veered out of control. It is difficult to describe the terror you feel when you are behind the wheel of a car that has completely stopped responding to anything you do. It is scary to think how easily we could have crashed through the metal guardrail and fallen to our deaths, yet there isn't even a recall in effect. I am so extremely lucky that no other car was involved in the accident, but this is incredibly dangerous.
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2011 Ford Fusion. Consumer states safety issues with vehicle related to driver controls and distractions, battery failure and loss of electric power steering capability the consumer stated there was no warning that the steering was about to freeze while driving. The consumer also stated it was difficult to read the instrument panel. The headlight control was located in an inconvenient place, the obstruction of the left side plastic molding inside the steering wheel prevented a clear view of object.
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that he was unable to tow the vehicle without the battery going dead. The dealer advised the contact to connect a battery disconnect however, when the battery disconnect was added, the vehicle being towed had no auxiliary brakes. The dealer also advised the contact to disconnect some fuses underneath the vehicle but due to the contact's physical condition it was impossible. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The current and failure mileages were 4,006. Updated 07/20/lj.
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|Electrical System problems||
|Battery Dead problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
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|Ignition Coils Failure problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||
|Battery Cable problems||