Ford Fusion: Complaints & Recalls

Designed to help Ford compete against the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the Ford Fusion packs style, value, and technology into a single, desirable sedan.

Though it’s certainly become a competitor to other top cars on the market, it’s not without its occasional faults. If you believe your Fusion may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Ford Fusion Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Fusion in the last few years, here’s what you should know, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Ford Fusion

Some of the most common complaints revolve around:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Steering wheel may detach. This could quickly cause an accident, especially if the vehicle is in motion.
  • Front seat belts may not restrain passengers. If the seat belt isn’t working properly, the chances of an injury increases significantly during an accident.
  • Loss of power steering assist from salt corrosion. Bolt corrosion may detach the steering gear motor from the gear housing. The result: loss of power steering. This increases the risk of a crash.
  • The key can be removed when it’s not in park. If the vehicle is still in gear when the key is removed, the vehicle could roll away after the driver gets out.

2016 Ford Fusion

Some of the most common complaints revolve around:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Steering wheel may detach. This could quickly cause an accident, especially if the vehicle is in motion.
  • Front seat belts may not restrain passengers. If the seat belt isn’t working properly, the chances of an injury increases significantly during an accident.
  • Driver seat riser weld may fail. In a crash, an improper weld could cause the seat to detach and increase the risk of injury.
  • Fuel tank may crack in a crash. Any leaks in your fuel tank increases the risk of a fire.

2017 Ford Fusion

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Steering wheel may detach. This could quickly cause an accident, especially if the vehicle is in motion.
  • Torque converter connection may fail. The torque converter is connected to the engine flexplate. Without this connection, the vehicle won’t be able to move.
  • Rear seat back pivot pins may fail. If the pins fail in a crash or under hard braking, cargo could push into the passenger cabin.

2018 Ford Fusion

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Steering wheel may detach. This could quickly cause an accident, especially if the vehicle is in motion.

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 7/29/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Ford Fusion

If you’re constantly coordinating with your dealership to fix your Ford Fusion, you may have been sold a lemon. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.