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 lubr...
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2006 Ford Fusion
2006 Ford Fusion
2006 Ford Fusion Problems
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 th...
If the key will not come out of ignition, this may be related to problems with the shifter knob sticking and / or binding of the shifter bezel. Replace the shifter knob and / or shifter bezel as needed.
2006 Ford Fusion Questions and Answers
Has anyone experienced any transmission problems with their '06 Fusion (auto, V6)? Mine has taken to slipping out of gear when I make any quick accelerations. If it drops out of I gear if I ...
Unfortunately I removed a line from the ABS pump when trying to install a new headlight into my Fusion. (big hands and tight spaces...) I did replace it. Now, when I have to slam on my brakes to...
I am trying to replace a collant sensor and can not locate where it is on the engine. Help?
2006 Ford Fusion Reviews
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.
2006 ford fusion piece of crap
Have owned my 2006 Ford Fusion with V6- Aisin F21 6 speed transmission since new. Taken very good care of it- now less than 64K miles. 2 months ago had issue with hard shift and "bucking" from take off. Only happened like 2 times, my wife explained to me that felt like computer didn't know what gear to go into. Nevertheless, changed transmission fluid even though owners manual didn't suggest until 100k. Thought it fixed but then other day happened again. Been looking online last couple days and been reading up on other stories and TSB reports. Sounds like problem is either with a TCM reflash for update- which i read vehicles built before 9/4/2006 (mine is 10/2005) or with a faulty Valve Body which in my case hope not due to $1400 cost plus install. Well not sure at this point what fix will be but just dropped my car off at Ford dealer for TCM reflash and hoping this $118 fixes my problem. Service advisor checked my car and did have old software so hoping at this point this corrects problem!
I'll give an update at later date with my results which hopefully will help someone else that runs into this problem. Have read alot of horror stories from many individuals but my experience had been very positive with my car. Until now never faced any mechanical problems. During my full warranty period only had to return for service right before warranty ran out to replace both rear door handles that had broken.
I can't even put into words how much the information I've read lately on this problem has really helped me decide on what direction to move in. My first reaction was got to trade in and get out from under a huge potential problem but then would be facing many more years of payments (got 11 more payments). I've loved my car and didn't want to have to do that but would if i had to. The information I've received gave me a very positive outlook on fixing my car so i can keep as i'd planned for many years.
Ok well hopefully this will give someone else hope and I'll update in couple months with my results. Will update sooner if problem happens again.
Update: 3-26-12 NO PROBLEMS YET. HOPING FLASHING WORKED. BEEN THINKING ALOT TOO OF HOW MY WIFE DRIVES CAR LOL I'VE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS PROBLEM MYSELF AND WONDER IF HOW SHE DRIVES. I'VE ONLY BEEN DRIVING IT AND ALL GOOD AT THIS POINT.
We purchased this car used with about 50,000 miles on it. We chose it for the amount of interior room and excellent fuel economy. We get 20+ MPG around town and 30MPG on the highway (with 4 of us and a trunk full of luggage with the A/C on!) The trunk space is great but the downfall is they raised the deck height and the third brake light often obstructs your view of a car immediately behind you. The car has four wheel disc brakes that stop great, ours has the 4cylinder 2.3L engine, which has plenty of power and great economy, and the automatic transmission, which does a great job of balancing needed power with economy. The heating and A/C work quite well, but it seems that the low fan speed is still a bit high and we sometimes find ourselves turning the fan off and on several times to keep it comfortable when there isn't a need for full heat or A/C. The car is good looking, easy and economical to service, and very roomy! I would strongly recommend this car!