2011 Ford Fusion Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2011 Ford Fusion

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2011 Ford Fusion Problems

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.

Check Engine Light Illumination

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.

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2011 Ford Fusion Questions

What do I do if I am told by Ford that they can't fix my upshifting issue? (1 answer)

6 times I took my 2011 fusion to ford for upshifting problems. Each time they worked on something different. Software updates, solenoid piston, etc. And my car was still under extended warranty, but was told they don't know what's causing it and sent me on my way. I'm so frustrated b...

There appears to be gas in my oil, (1 answer)

My radio and clock stopped working. How do I fix? (1 answer)

My screen on dash just says "Ford Fusion". May need a new fuse--EXACTLY where is fuse box? Can I fix it?

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2011 Ford Fusion Recalls

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator free of charge to resolve the concern.

Fuel Tank Cracks And Leaks Fuel

The fuel vapor canister purge valve may not operate properly and cause the fuel tank to crack and leak fuel. Dealers will perform a leak test on the canister purge valve and inspect fuel tanks for cracks, replacing parts as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Failure Of Electric Power Steering Assist

The steering motor sensor may fail, resulting in loss of power steering assist from the electric power steering system. Dealers will check the power steering control module (PSCM) for any trouble codes and replace the steering gear for vehicles that have codes relevant to the concern stored. If no codes are found, dealers will update the PSCM software free of charge to resolve the concern.

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2011 Ford Fusion Reviews

This is my second Ford. The first was an explorer that had many wheel bearing problems. Now I have a 2012 Fusion and was just told at the dealer I need a front right wheel bearing. (47000 miles)The mechanic at the dealer told me they have problems because there is a mix of aluminum parts. The Also rides rough over any small bumps.
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) a...
- 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...

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