Car Throttle Stuck Problems of Ford Fusion

Ford Fusion owners have reported 22 problems related to car throttle stuck (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 Throttle Stuck problem of the 2016 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 08/17/2018

When driving my check engine light randomly turns on, on the freeway, street, turning, etc. And then it says check manual. The car starts shaking and you can�t accelerate. In order to get where I need to be I have to pull over constantly and restart the car. I got it checked at auto zone and it said it was the throttle body actuator stuck in the open position. Oh and becomes more difficult to steer the vehicle when the error pops up.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 03/20/2018

The throttle stuck (2nd time, both times similar) recent experience:03/20/2018: location: entrance ramp PA turnpike at somerset exit. The turnpike traffic was moving extremely slowly due to weather\accident (estimate 15 25 mph). I had purposely hung way back (100 - 150 ft) of car ahead of me as driver did not seem experienced or confident. After thinking that the vehicle in front was going to make its merge, I started accelerating up to the then turnpike traffic speed. The car in front though did not merge but stopped instead. I then needed to slow down or stop. When attempting to slow down, my car did not want to slow down, throttle seemed stuck. I then started pressing the brake pedal with both feet as hard as I could. Though my car did stop before hitting the vehicle in front, it was an extremely tense experience. Previously, a couple years ago, I had a similar experience. I did not report at that time. In that experience, I was approaching an intersection in the city of erie. My approach was on a slight uphill. The light changed from green to red and I went to stop. Again, it seemed as though the throttle stuck. As it was on an uphill I was expecting to use little or no brake. My car though kept at speed. Again, I jumped on the brake pedal with both feet as hard as I could. In this case, I did lightly strike the back of a vehicle that stopped ahead of me at the traffic signal. The car I hit did not receive any damage. My car though had a grill piece puncture the air conditioner item that holds its liquid.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 09/21/2014

Sudden loss of throttle response at 30mph driving speed. Vehicle soon stalled losing engine power. Check engine light illuminated. Ford obd code p2111, throttle actuator stuck open. Replaced faulty throttle body with new to remedy situation. Erased obd codes. No further problems. This complaint will also be forwarded to Ford consumer relations.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 11/15/2013

I was driving downtown and next thing I know my wrench light comes on and I lose all power to my Ford Fusion. I was scared because I didn't know what was going on. I couldn't do anything until I pulled off the road and shut my car off and restarted it. This problem has happened to me multiple times within the past 3 weeks. I would have to say its happened at least 15 times in those 3 weeks. I am starting to get annoyed with this problem because I took the car to the dealership and they constantly tell me nothing is wrong with my car, yet I know there is definitely something wrong. The problem happened again on 11/26/2013 and when it did my check engine light came on with the wrench light so I took it to autozone for them to check the engine light code and the code was p2111 and the description it gave was that the throttle actuator control system was stuck open. I now have proof to take to the Ford dealership that something is wrong with the car. They better fix this problem!.

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car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 10/07/2013

My wife had my 6 month old sign in the backseat when she was pulling out from a stop sign into a 4way when the car lurched and the accelerator quit responding in the middle of the street a truck nearly t boned her on the driver side where our son was in his car seat upon diagnostics the electronic throttle body was stuck open. I've found similar issues with similar vehicles although the dealership informed me my vehicle is not currently on a recall list.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 09/07/2013

The first time the incident occurred I was riding down the interstate and just out of no where the car cuts off without warning. . . . In the middle of traffic!!! the orange wrench light came on and then the engine light. I was able to get to the side of the road and restart the car. I was able to get a diagnostic test done at oreilys and the code p1121 (or something like that) indicated that the throttle control was stuck open. I was able to drive the car on without incident. It has cut off several times since then without warning, but I continue to drive because this is my only form of transportation. It is totally unpredictable and dangerous!!! after talking to other Ford owners and doing my research online I see this is not an isolated problem. This is unsafe and the part should be recalled!!!! I have continued to drive and make sure that I am very cautious and I try not to go over 60mph, but after it happened again yesterday in a very compromising scenario. . . I'm going to have to buckle down and get it fixed. $$$$$$$$$$ I will never buy a Ford again!.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 08/31/2013

Driving on a busy interstate highway when suddenly my car looses power and goes into limp mode. Absolutely no throttle response. Wrench light indicator came on. I pulled over to the side of the road and my car shuttered a bit as I slowed down. Turned the car off and waited a minute before restarting. Restarted sluggishly. Began driving again and no more than 5 minutes later, the same thing happened. This time the check engine light came on. Once again, turned car off, restarted and began driving again. Made it into a local brake/muffler shop where they were kind enough to diagnose the problem for me. Error code p2112 came over with a description about the throttle body actuator being stuck closed. They informed me they've seen this problem many times and it seems to be a common issue. It made sense to me because, leading up to this event, I had been experiencing a lagging throttle. It has happened to me twice more since this initial occurrence.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 08/27/2013

I was driving on interstate 71 and the car felt as if it was loosing power. The wrench light came on and the engine light came on. I pulled over to the side of the interstate and turned the vehicle off. I waited a minute and started the vehicle. It started and I accelerated and I pulled onto the interstate. About a mile down the road the same thing happened and the vehicle lost power. I pulled over, waited and restarted the vehicle. I again pulled onto the interstate and the vehicle seemed to be okay to drive although the engine light was still on. I drove it directly to john nolan auto service. They checked the vehicle and stated that the eec. Diag. P02111 stored in the computer for throttle body stuck open. They removed and replaced the throttle body assy and re-programmed the pcm.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 08/08/2013

It first started on the highway doing 75mph. My car jerked and wouldn't accelerate and the wrench light came on. I pulled over and shut off my car, turned it back on and it worked fine for about a month. Now it happens much more frequently, it goes about 100 feet before repeating but now my check engine light is on, the wrench light comes on, and my cars shakes when I stop and pull over. I got the code checked and it says it's the throttle body plate getting stuck, I have tried cleaning it already with throttle body cleaner and it hasn't helped at all. I have seen many posts about this happening. Not safe to drive when my car shuts down in the middle of a highway or road.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

I was driving on the freeway and the car jerked I tried to give it gas and it wouldn't go anywhere had to pull over on the side of highway and turned the car off and it worked fine I hooked a code scanner and trouble code p2111 popped up throttle body stuck open. .

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 07/31/2013

My 2011 Ford Fusion has repeatedly experienced the same stalling and random shut-downs that I know understand many other drivers have experienced. Usually upon accelerating, my vehicle will buck abruptly and then shudder and rapidly reduce speed until I am able to shut it off. The indicator light for the transmission turns on and occasionally the check engine light. Most of the time, the vehicle will turn right back on and be able to drive as normal, but sometimes it will repeat the same bucking process very shortly after I resume driving. I took it to an auto zone and the engine check they ran returned with an error message saying "throttle body system stuck open" and that is was being held open at an angle larger than needed. Thankfully, this hasn't happened while on the highway or in any place that I could not pull over safely, but it continues to happen with other drivers around, nonetheless. This is an incredibly dangerous and frustrating issue and one that I am shocked and appalled to find happens to so many other drivers. Ford needs to do something to make this right for the great many of us who have been put in harms way by this faulty system.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 07/30/2013

The car lost throttle response while driving on the highway. The car then started idling very rough. Turned the car off then on again and it was fine until I pulled back onto the highway and it lost power again. I turned the car off for approx 30 min. Turned it back on then drove to an auto zone and got a p2111 error code which stated that the throttle body was stuck open or closed. Took it to the dealership the next morning and they stated that it was the throttle body and estimated cost to replace was $400. After researching this appears to be a common problem with the Fusion.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 07/25/2013

Driving down a six lane highway at 50 mph, car suddenly shuts down, barely idling. Was fortunate enough to get over to the side of the road where the car stalled. Was towed to a shop where the problem was misdiagnosed as a bad battery. New battery put in and same problem happened 36 hours later. Computer was checked this time and was giving a p2111 error code which is a stuck throttle body sensor. Could have been a real problem if the event happened at interstate speed, or making a left turn in heavy traffic. Internet is full of similar problems with this vehicle.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 07/10/2013

Driving car approx. 50 to 60 miles an hour, engine just stops, no accelerator pedal pressure. Wrench light comes on(Ford owners manual shows it to be throttle body/drive-train). This has happened several times previous to yesterday's occurrence. We brought the car from drivetime and took it to their mechanic and he said he could not find a stored code, was I do not believe to be true. After searching online concerning some incident, we noticed that owners of the same model car have had the same problem. Very dangerous while traveling and the car just quits. Apparently Ford knows about because a car a local dealer and the parts department has parts on back order. Yesterday, 7/10 the check engine light came on and the code was p2112(throttle body stuck closed). Something needs to be done about this problem. Thanks for your time.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 06/14/2013

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated while driving 70 mph the vehicle stalled and lost power immediately after the accelerator pedal was engaged. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer for a diagnostic test which indicated the throttle body was stuck in the open position and needed to be replaced. The dealer did not have the parts to replace the throttle body. The contact called the manufacturer regarding the part availability; however, they opened a case but did not provide any information. The contact did not have the throttle body replaced. The failure mileage was 65,654. . . . Updated 07-24-13 the consumer was informed, the parts were not available. The consumer stated the vehicle would lose power immediately after the accelerator pedal was engaged.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 06/12/2013

Was riding on interstate when car stopped accelerating. Car behind me had to move to shoulder to avoid hitting me. I pulled over to shoulder turned off engine and started back up with no problem. Went to auto place to get it checked they said they could not check without engine light on. Car ran fine until 6/21/13, going 45 mph and car stopped accelerating. I pulled on side of road restarted and everything was fine but engine light was on. Went to auto place to get checked and it gave a code of p2111 throttle actuator control system stuck open. After researching code I found that this is a common problem. I keep thinking about what could have happened on that interstate. Now I avoid the interstate until I can afford repairs.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 04/20/2013

My 2012 Ford Fusions gas peddle accel got stuck full throttle, therefore my brakes were not working properly to stop the vehicle, backing out of a parking spot and back rammed into neighbors wall with structure damage and totaling my vehicle.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 04/15/2013

1st incident: car stalled in traffic while going 40 mph, coasted into parking lot, restarted car and drove fine - no warning lights 2nd incident: 6 weeks later with no issues or warning lights car stalled again late at night while going 35 mph up a small rise 3rd incident: 2 days later - still no warning lights, car suddenly lost power, did not stall, but would not go over 5 mph while entering attempting to enter interstate. Sat on side of interstate for 45 minutes waiting on a tow truck. I had the car towed to a Ford dealership. They replaced the throttle body which cost $385. The notes on the invoice state they "retrieved code p2111 throttle system stuck open. " I feel certain Ford has some serious issues with these cars as the transmission has already had to be rebuilt.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 12/19/2012

At approx. 52k while drive approx. 40mph, all fuel power was lost and 'wrench' light came on. Had to coast to a stop, car sputtering. Put in park and killed the engine. Waited a minute, car started with some hesitation. Ran diagnostic, nothing. About an hour later, ran some b-12 through fuel; cured. Twice again at approx. 56k, same thing (once at 70mph on the interstate and the other at 55mph on a busy highway); ran b-12 both times. On third event, it finally gave a reading - throttle body stuck in open position. Brought vehicle to Ford dealership, they got the same reading and changed the throttle body to the tune of $350. Ford stated there was no technical service manual indication of problem forcing a possible recall. How lucky for me and my kids that we weren't in a high-traffic situation and I could safely maneuver to the shoulder. . . All three times!.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 09/17/2012

75 while driving at highway speed car would stop being responsive to the accelerator pedal being depressed. The car would go into limp mode and shake violently. The obd system's & the wrench(powertrain light became illuminated . I proceeded to pull off on to the shoulder of the road and turned the car off. Lights reset and car would run okay. This occurred 12 times prior to the obd codes could be determined. Code p2111 and various related codes. Throttle body stuck open. This problem could potentially have caused a fatal collision in heavy traffic.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 07/25/2012

Driving on florida turnpike, just got on highway and at high speed the check engine light came on, diagnosed as code p2111, throttle stuck open by dtc reader. Immediately lost power and about grinded to a halt, had to pull off road and limp to next exit. Vehicle stuck in idle until restarted and had no further problems for a few miles but keeps coming up. Cannot drive car on highway for fear of another dangerous failure. Ford says throttle body is bad, no warrantied after 36,000 miles.

car image   Car Throttle Stuck problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 04/16/2010

Several weeks before the incident, I removed the driver's side all-weather floor mat (the factory-developed optional one) from our 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid and tossed it in the trunk. In the days leading up to this incident, the car had been to the body shop and the car wash. As near as I can tell an attendant at one of those places must have discovered the mat in the trunk and "helpfully" reinstalled it. But I didn't notice this right away. When commuting to work on April 16th, I pressed the accelerator to the floor as I moved into a much faster traffic lane. Upon completion of this maneuver I eased up on the gas, but the pedal stayed down and the car kept accelerating, unintentionally at this point. At first I wasn't sure what was going on, but after about 3 or 4 seconds I heard a "click", the pedal returned to normal and the car slowed. It was then that I thought of the all-weather floor mat, and when traffic cleared I tried another experimental full-throttle dab to see if I was correct. It happened again (but I was ready for it), with the pedal releasing on its own after a few seconds, just like before. At this point I was careful not to disturb the mat's position so I could take video of the problem once I arrived at work. Once in the garage, and with the engine off, I was able to replicate the floor mat-throttle interference on-camera. As before, the pedal stayed stuck for about 3 seconds after I pressed it to the floor. I was able to repeat this several times. But in one trial the stuck throttle persisted for over 30 seconds, with the pedal staying stuck despite vigorous stamping in an effort to free it. The only way it came loose was by lifting my heel which, in the normal driving posture, had apparently been pinning the mat down and making it less flexible. With the heel pressure removed, the mat bent up out of the way and the pedal began a slow return. A you tube video link is available upon request.

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