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2011 Ford Fusion Problems

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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...

Drive Train -- Verified

If the transmission oil leaks out of left side half shaft area, it may be from a worn axle shaft seal. The seal can be damaged by a poor surface finish on the axle shaft. The axle shaft and seal should be replaced to correct the problem.

Engine -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may come on due to failure of the Variable Camshaft Timing (VCT) solenoid. The VCT solenoid will need to be replaced to correct this concern.

Drive Train -- Dee716

Noticing for a couple of months a burning smell coming into the car, at random times. Sometimes very strong, enough to have to drive with the windows down. Took into dealer and discovered the PTU (the thing off the transmission that powers the AWD) was leaking fluid, possibly dripping on exhaust causing the burning smell. Shop said parts inside were possibly worn or broken and the fluid was very burned. Covered under drive train warranty thank...

2011 Ford Fusion Recalls (Recent)

Suspension & Steering, December 5, 2011

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On vehicles equipped with 17-inch steel wheels, one or more wheel studs may break. If this were to occur, a vibration could develop and the wheel could separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. To correct this concern, dealers will inspect the rear brake discs and replace them as necessary. Additionally, the wheel lug nuts will be replaced on all four wheels. The Ford recall number is 11S23.

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2011 Ford Fusion Questions and Answers

Visitor, 2011 Ford Fusion, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Decatur, IL

I just bought new Ford Fusion. The anti theft red light keeps blinking and won't go out.

Beth Kist, 2011 Ford Fusion, 3.5L V6, Pittsburgh, PA

If I go from Reverse to Drive my gear shifts gets locked/stuck in Neutral and will not go any further or into Drive. Both feet are on the brake at the time. It has taken up to 20 minutes of going ...

BillCook1236, 2011 Ford Fusion, Pittsburgh, PA

also the emergancy flashers start on there own.
it does this if i put key in ignition but do not start
the car immediatly and sometimes while I'm driving but not all the time.

BillCook1236, 2011 Ford Fusion, Pittsburgh, PA

automatically locks door when I close it. flashers go on
at various times.

jc27, 2011 Ford Fusion, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Stockbridge, GA

The car drives and gears seem fine. Placed the car in park as normal and the key will not release from the ignition. This is the second time this has happened. The first time, it just finally relea...

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2011 Ford Fusion Reviews

I purchased my 2011 Ford Fusion SE new in March 2011 and have been happy with the purchase (it is now December 2013). I previously owned a Lexus and of course the Fusion is not as nice inside as the Lexus. I have not had any problems with the car and have had all of the maintenance performed as scheduled. The cheep interior finishes are really my only complaint. The technology is great (Sync) and I have not had any problems with it.
I am sitting at the ford dealer right now getting my 30000 mile service and I would recommend going somewhere other than the dealer for service. I have been disappointed with the prices they charge which is the whole reason I am visiting this sight.

- To start with, I am from the UAE, so the entered zip code is only there because it was requested by the site.
- Brakes keeps squaking and jettering despite three times servicing.
- The cruse control keeps the car in low gear for a long time causing the engine to over rev. I explained this to maintenance people with no response. Even offered to help working on.
- In congested trafic or over speed bumps, the transmission keeps shifting gears prematurly. A very annoying thing.
- There is a noise that comes from the heater/ AC zone when reversing the car.
- Finally, the 10000 km service cycle is too much and I, as well as other owners, believe that this is going to adversly affect our cars performance in the long run. Ford should put aside maintenance cost saving in the interest of better long run performance of the car even if ford has to increase the initial cost a little.

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