Ford Fusion owners have reported 6 problems related to battery dead (under the electrical system category).
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.
See all problems of the 2011 Ford Fusion.
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.
See all problems of the 2013 Ford Fusion.
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.
See all problems of the 2010 Ford Fusion.
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.
See all problems of the 2009 Ford Fusion.
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.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||
|Battery Dead problems||
|Car Will Not Accelerate problems||
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||
|Battery Cable problems||
|Car Will Not Start problems||
|Ignition Switch problems||