Disgusted with the brakes on Ford Fusion

Average mileage: 44,567 (7,760–113,000)
8 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
45 people reported this problem
36 people shared problem details
Let's see, had to replace rear brakes and rotors at 27000 miles, have had to replace all 4 tires, 11000 miles after brakes and rotors were replaced I hear a grinding noise so I take the car back in-have to replace both yet again (which they were still under warranty where I had had them replaced, so it was free thank god), but then they tell me that the rear driver's side calipers had seized up-so goodbye to 400.00. Plus calipers would have been covered if I had been under 36,000 miles, but I'm at 38,000. I will NEVER buy Ford again.
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2012 Ford Fusion40,000
Same problem, awful grinding sound in 2012 to. I refuse to pay for replacement as I believe it is a factory defect
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2008 Ford Fusion113,000
I bought my car in 2010 with 12,000 miles on it. I will do the front brakes this weekend, 10/04/2014 with 113,000 miles for the first time! The rear I will do maybe next month I'll see how they look tomorrow. Please note I drive 60 miles daily and let off the throttle and coast long before applying the brakes (lightly and evenly). I finally talked my wife into doing the same thing on our F-150, she's a left foot braker btw, and all of the sudden her miles between brake jobs soared as well, doubled easily. Driving style is everything. A lot of folks brake too hard and too often and then blame the auto manufacturer for defective vehicles and swear they'll never buy another one. Although there is issues from time to time it's usually the person behind the wheel. I used to own a 91 T-bird SC and went longer because it was a five speed.
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2010 Ford Fusion47,000
Rear passenger brakes ground down to nothing - all other pads have at least 50% left.
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2008 Ford Fusion9,000
Spongy brakes, had brake pads and rotars and still does it. Pedal goes all way to floor and have to go very slow, Had on diagnostic and they could not find problem
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2014 Ford Fusion19,250
Driven in Iowa winters all of my life. This car is an accident waiting to happen! Twice it has snowed so far and just a trace. Both times the car wont steer without sliding and braking!!! Surprised I'm still alive! Front tires lock up and put you into slide while ABS going nuts. Feels like no rear brakes. Have come real close to sliding out into highway traffic doing 60 mph. Feel like this car is a death trap. Goes into shop 2 wks and will see if Ford fixes problem or I sell it first!
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Same problem i have a 07 last 3 years ive been thru r brake changes, roters changed twice an a wheel bearing also rear calipers. Ive been to several mechanics and the only explanation i get is it must be a deaign defect. There is no other explanation. I only have 70,000 miles on my 7 year old vehicle...this car is costly to keep. Constantly having brake issues. I will think twice next purhase.
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2010 Ford Fusion110,000
Brakes are soft and it not safe to drive had the pads change no difference this car is turning into a money pit. For needs to recall this problem before people gets killed
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Out of Town: Brakes spongy suddenly with no warning. Dash lit up like Christmas tree. Brakes pushed to the floor and slowed to a gradual stop. In residential area, going 20 mph. Can't imagine if on the hwy. Intermittent issue. Into dealer in the local area. Part on back order for 2.5 weeks. Needed solenoid and brake booster. $1200. Called Ford customer service and opened case #. Complained that WITHOUT NOTICE this failure of brakes was a safety hazard. Babysat customer service for a week of discussion. Have e/mail refusing any responsibility or help. In Town: After repair, drove on hwy and to my hometown. Two days later brakes spongy; dash lit up; computer component indicates same area of concern; need to pay a new diagnostic fee to the dealer, because not the same one that did repair. Researching on-line: Consumer Reports called out same issue. Bulletins issued for dates ending Oct 2009. My VIN is Feb 2010 built. Now researching Implied Warranty, Straight Liability and Negligence on-line. Amazing how many cases are "___ v. Ford"
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2013 Ford Fusion21,040
I have a 2013 Fusion Titanium. The car is only 18 mos old. Kept hearing grinding noise upon applying the brakes. Take it to dealership where I've consistently taken it for PM service. They state the inside rear left rotor is rusted pitted and warped. The resurfaced all 4 rotors and put new pads on the back at no charge. I argued for new rotors but they refused.
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2014 Ford Fusion7,760
I drive a 2014 Fusion Hybrid purchased only ten months ago. Currently there are 7760 miles on the odometer. I just had my rear rotors replaced by the dealer after bringing the car in to be checked because I was hearing a metal on metal sound when I drove. They tried to turn the rotors down because they were pitted, but they had to take so much material off to get a smooth surface that the rotors couldnt be used. New rotors installed under warranty. The dealer thought the rotors were defective. This car has been in the shop repeatedly for all sorts of mechanical problems.
2010 Ford Fusion54,000
Same problem that I have had myself, one day driving down the highway a terrible grinding noise. Took it into ford, thank god I have the warranty or it would've been a stupendous amount. Rear driver side caliper failed, seized both pads and ruined everything. Ford is the worst auto manufacturer, ive taken my car in 20+ times and would've spent twice the cars worth in defects and repairs.
2010 Ford Fusion30,000
This is an AWD vehicle. Rear brake pads were replaced, and the rotors machined at 15,000 miles. Now at 30,000 miles,even though my car passed inspection 6 mos. ago, Ford dealer said the pads had cracks and needed to be replaced and the rotors machined. The front is still ok. I don't think I'm hard on the brakes. I love this car, but I was dumb....next time I will not use ford parts and go elsewhere when replacement is needed.
2012 Ford Fusion27,123
27123 miles on my 2012 fusion and the rear brakes were worn out. Had to replace not only the brakes but the rotors also. Now the passenger side sticks. Need to replace the caliper now.
Soft, spongy brake pedal that goes all the way down to the floor even after new brakes were installed on the front and rear. Mechanic said the foot pedal can not be adjusted on a Fusion, and that unacceptably bad braking and brake issues are a constant problem with Ford Fusions. I wish I never bought this thing.
Seized caliper- 3 pads out of 4 brand new- ones completely gone! Junk
2013 Ford Fusion33,789
Needed rear brakes and rotors replaced at just over 33,000 miles. Needed to take it to shop to be replaced. Plus six different auto stores and couldn't even get brake pads they needed to be ordered. Plus on the caliper where you push back for pads you can't use c clamp. This needs to be twisted in to fit pads in.
2014 Ford Fusion27,530
THEY HAD TO REPLACE ROTORS! PADS! ON MY BACK BRAKES BOTH SIDES- premature failure thining of pads and rotor issues
2010 Ford Fusion89,000
The endless reports im hearing from people and dealing with my own fusion I'm Afraid ford is yet again going to be known as Fix Or Repair Daily!!!! F***ed on race day . Or sadly sounds more and more realistic F-ound O-n R-oad D-ead
2012 Ford Fusion35,000
just replaced brakes and had rotors turned now i hear a sqweal or drag sound i will take them apart and check it out i will let ya,ll know what i find
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