Car Accelerates On Its Own Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1

Ford Fusion owners have reported 39 problems related to car accelerates on its own (under the vehicle speed control category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Fusion based on all problems reported for the Fusion.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 07/25/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. Moments after exiting the vehicle and switching the gear shifter to the park position, the engine began to rev very high and the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The vehicle drove forward and crashed into a tree. The vehicle was taken to rodeo Ford (13680 west test dr, goodyear, ar) to be diagnosed, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 76,500.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2008 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 03/24/2018

Unintended acceleration while slowing down (rolling with my foot feathering the brake) to park in a stall at my local post office my 2008 Ford Fusion instantly accelerated jump the curb crossed the sidewalk and hit the building. The car continued to rev spinning the front wheels until I shut it off with the key. I verified there is nothing blocking the pedal and the floor mat is secure and clear of the accelerator. I had my foot full hard on the brakes and was unable to stop the car. Fortunately, no one was hurt.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2016 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 01/02/2017

Car experiences unintended acceleration when trying to brake. Problem is intermittent. Brake pedal is hard with unintended acceleration making it impossible to stop the car even while standing on the brake pedal. Car has been into dealership three times with no resolution. Problem is very dangerous and the car has cruised through several stop signs or lights because of this problem.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2009 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 05/11/2015

The contact owns a 2009 Ford Fusion. While attempting to park, the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The contact was unable to stop the vehicle and crashed into the side of a building. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact mentioned that the vehicle accelerated to 40 mph. A police report was filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 81,000.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 12/17/2014

I have a 4-year new Ford Fusion 2010, manual shift transmission. On 12/17/14, while I was driving at approx. 40 mph on a busy road putting my car on gear 4, all of a sudden, the wrench light lit up, and the car jumped violently as if it was at gear 1 or something. Startled, I gently pushed the gas pedal a bit more, that didn't help; tried again, still violently jump. I hit the clutch, pressed the break pedal just enough to steer my car off the road to a parking lot. After turned off the engine, checked the car, then started the engine again, the wrench wasn't lit, and I drove away. -- this was the first time the trouble occurred. Before the problem re-occurred on 12/20/14, I noticed several sudden accelerations, and sudden stalls while I was driving. The 2nd time the wrench light lit up, same problem: car jump, felt like on gear 1 while actually on gear 3 for a while, have to stop in the middle of the road and re-ignite the engine to get the car moving again. Local Ford dealer did diagnosis and concluded the throttle control body was bad, to fix the problem they must replace the throttle control body and charge me $450. They said there is no warranty on the throttle control body, and parts do go bad sometimes. Really, in 4 years? for a well maintained, garaged car at 34k mileage? the problem smells like a defect, not a standard wear and tear, why should I pay for replacing a defect part? how do I know whether the new part is not a defect again? I'm scared of driving on high way.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 04/23/2014

While making a right turn into a parking space in a parking garage the vehicle suddenly accelerated and hit the concrete pylon before the brakes which were applied stopped the car. There was a lot of front end damage but no personal injuries.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 04/03/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the vehicle suddenly accelerated while she pulled into a parking area at unknown speeds. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 13,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 01/18/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated while parking the vehicle park with the brakes applied the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a building. The contact was not injured during the crash. The vehicle was not destroyed. The contact did not contact the manufacturer regarding the failure. The failure mileage was 13,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 01/04/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while traveling at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly accelerated and crashed into a cement staircase. The driver sustained shoulder and head injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 25,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 12/14/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while coming to a stop, the engine rpms increased excessively as the vehicle suddenly accelerated without warning. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 9,000.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 12/04/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated while attempting to merge into traffic, the vehicle suddenly accelerated without any warning. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred multiple times previously. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 55,950. . . . Updated 03/24/14.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 11/23/2013

While driving my 2010 Ford Fusion I experienced something I was at a red light. While driving my car shook heavy 3 times I suddenly pulled over to check out the problem I pulled off after pulling over the problem occurred again then it suddenly accelerated in its own I applied the brake then tried to accelerate but my car didn't move I accelerated one more time my car then shook then took off. I found a forum website called Fordfusion. Net even on the motor trend website several people speak of once having this problem I'm having with my Ford Fusion Ford doesn't want to do anything about it because they said I'm not under warranty I feel I shouldn't have to pay for something that was once on recall with this car I work and I'm in grad school my car is a must have for me I don't know what to do I even informed Ford that their was several people on a website online that complained about the same problem even after the problem was fixed this is my first vehicle I've owned I'm in disbelief and really regret purchasing a Ford car please help me.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 11/19/2013

The problem I am about to describe has happened twice within 5 days. Traveling down the interstate sudden loss of power with no response from the throttle. Yellow wrench light came on rpm's went to 1000 each time. After pulling over and shutting the car off and then restarting the engine bounced and coughed and then ran normal with no yellow wrench. I have called Ford and will have the problem taken care of tomorrow. How come they all know it's a throttle body problem but Ford is not addressing the safety issue with customers. It is all over the internet an obvious known problem. Toyota got killed for sudden acceleration but Ford does nothing for sudden loss of power.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2008 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 07/05/2013

Taking off on coming into our our garage car suddenly accelerated. Very hard to slam on brakes. Almost hit house. Very nervous and worried. Need to have this repaired immediately.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 06/01/2013

Starting in June 2013 my vehicle began stalling as I was driving. The first time I was driving on i95 at 70 mph when the engine stalled and deaccelerated rapidly. I had to get to the side of the road as as I could and turn the car off, turn it back on. By the time I got it fixed on September 23, 2013 it was happening up to 10 - 20 times per day! I took the car to the dealer but because the basic warranty expired, the repairs were my responsibility. I went on line and saw that there are a lot of Ford owners having the same problem. I now have paid and my vehicle is fixed but this is a life and death situation and needs to be taken seriously. Someone is going to die - I have almost been rear ended so many times due to this problem as well as it stalling during a left hand turn where I had to turn it off in the middle of an intersection and turn it back on.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2006 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 05/16/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while parking, the engine rpms increased excessively as the vehicle suddenly accelerated. The contact also mentioned that the brakes failed to respond, causing the contact to crash into a building. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for a diagnosis. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 120,000.

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car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 01/25/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while decelerating from 70 mph and then attempting to re-accelerate, the vehicle did not respond immediately. The engine rpms increased but the vehicle would not accelerate any faster than 20 mph. After several moments, the vehicle accelerated rapidly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that no failure codes were generated. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 63,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 01/24/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced sudden acceleration several times. The contact had taken the vehicle to the dealer twice and was told they could not find a problem with the vehicle. The vehicle was scheduled to go back to the dealer. The failure was 8,000 and the current mileage was 9,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2008 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Ford Fusion. The contact was traveling 35 mph when the brakes were depressed and the vehicle accelerated unexpectedly. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 73,000. Kmj.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 10/01/2012

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph and depressing the brake pedal, the engine rpms increased as the vehicle suddenly accelerated independently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but the technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 1,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 09/27/2012

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while attempting to enter a parking space with the brakes depressed, the vehicle suddenly accelerated, jumped a curb and crashed into a store window. The contact sustained bruises to the body. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the vehicle was inspected for surge acceleration. It was concluded that the failure was not caused by a manufacturing defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was not available. Kmj.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 09/12/2012

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact was in traffic and neither the brake pedal nor the accelerator pedal was depressed when the vehicle began to roll forward. Immediately, the vehicle abnormally accelerated to 35 mph. The contact attempted to control the unintended acceleration but the steering wheel and the brakes had become operable. As a result, the contact crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy and the front driver side seat belt did not restrain the contact properly. The contact sustained a fractured toe, a bruised sternum and bruising to the forehead. The police reported to the scene and a police report was filed. The contact was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The police inspected the vehicle but could not determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was towed to a collision center and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer advised the contact that an engineer would be sent to inspect the vehicle. Prior to the crash, the contact noticed slight surging and had taken to the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technician recalibrated the computer. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 36,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2006 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 08/11/2012

The contact owns a 2006 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while traveling at an unknown speed, the vehicle violently lunge forward and suddendly accelerated without warning. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle was crashed into a light pole. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was filed. The contact sustained major injuries, had to undergo surgery and was in a comatose state for an extended period of time. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 8/6/cn.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 07/14/2012

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 5 mph and entering a parking space, the vehicle accelerated rapidly as the contact slightly depressed the accelerator pedal. The contact applied the brakes but the vehicle would not respond. The contact crashed into a concrete pillar. The contact sustained bruising to the shoulder and breast plate from the seat belt. The vehicle sustained damage to the bumper. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician stated that the transmission was loose but did not mention if the crash was related to the transmission. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 46,000.

car image   Car Accelerates On Its Own problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 06/28/2012

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that he was experiencing a recurring failure in which the vehicle would rapidly accelerate at any time without warning. In addition, the vehicle would abnormally accelerate when the brakes were depressed. The contact would have to utilize extreme force on the brake pedal in order to get the vehicle to stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they replaced the control software but could not determine the cause of failure. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 20,800. Updated 08/28/lj.



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