2006 Ford Fusion Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Ford Fusion

2006 Ford Fusion Problems

Transmission Failure

The transmission needs to be replaced on a 2010 Ford Fusion after 60,000 miles. The transmission struggles to upshift until third gear and then kicks in. The transmission slips randomly while shifting during drive. The transmission slips occasionally when downshifting to a complete stop.

Squeaks and Creaks Over Bumps and Turning

Squeaks and creaks heard while driving over bumps and turning can be caused be a couple common sources and should be carefully diagnosed. Possible weld issues on the lower control arms can cause the noise concerns and require repair kits for the lower control arms from Ford. A jounce bumper (bump stop) rubbing against dry strut plate can cause an abrasion noise from the strut area. In this case the strut assembly should be disassembled to lubricate the jounce bumper and then reinstalled.

Harsh or Delayed Shifting of Automatic Transmission

The automatic transmission may develop shifting concerns. On lower mileage vehicles, upgrading the software in the powertrain control module (PCM) and the transmission control module (TCM) may correct the problem. As the mileage increases, internal transmission damage can occur. Repairs could involve replacement of the valve body or a complete transmission rebuild. Whenever major transmission repairs are made, it is important to be sure the PCM and the TCM have the latest software updates to help prevent these issues from reoccurring.

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2006 Ford Fusion Recalls

Accessory Floor Mats Move And Interfere With Accelerator Pedal

Ford accessory floor mats may interfere with accelerator pedal operation. Dealers will install replacement mats, free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2006 Ford Fusion Reviews

2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0, 6 spd auto. Today, the car turned 254,000 miles. The original engine, but the transmission was replaced at 190,000. Vehicle has power sun/moon roof, ATC air, but cloth seats. All in all, other than the common cheap inside door handles (rt side broke both inside and outside also), this is one fine automobile. This is only the second vehicle I've owned that has gone...
I have a 2006 Ford Fusion and I love it. It has 102000 miles on it and has had no problems except my oil pan gasket started leaking. I was quoted $600 to have it fixed. Has anyone else had this problem and doe $600 sound high?
I love my Fusion. But, had to replace left front wheel bearing at 55K and know today 12/6/2012 85K replacing right from wheel bearing. :( I have never owned a car that I had to replace the wheel bearings.

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