Disgusted with the brakes on Ford Fusion

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Brakes spongy... I have had the car 3 years. I slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting an animal one time send after that the brakes began to feel spongy. I replaced the back brake pads (they were shot) checked the front pads and they looked great, bled the back change. Bled the front brakes.. No change. Took it to Ford dealer, the technician recommended changing the fluid. I thought this strange, but told them to do it. I left the dealership $100 lighter and spongy brakes. I brought it home, changed the master cylinder, bled the brakes send now I have NO brakes. Any suggestions?

2006 Ford Fusion 189,000 mi,
I just recently changed my rear brakes on my '06 fusion and all was fine until I realized there was a large buildup of brake dust on my rear passenger side rim and started to hear grinding, so I just took a look and realized that the surface of the outer most pad was worn down completely while the driver side rear was still brand new. I was thinking it was a caliper problem, but have not had a chance to get the wheel off. Any suggestions?

I have a 2008 Ford Fusion for the 2nd time in a 6 month period when breaking I hit a pot hole and break pedal goes to the floor and no one can find a problem.
Does any one know what it takes to repair this model car or should I just sell it and buy a Chevy

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

My left rear tire started grinding. I paid to have new brakes and rotors on. 1 month later the same thing started again. I had a new brake pad put on again and a new caliper pin. Now it is grinding again! ...1 month later. Has to be something in the design because I am a very easy driver and do not ride my brakes. Help! This is getting expensive!

2010 Ford Fusion 110,000 mi,
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

Rear passenger brakes ground down to nothing - all other pads have at least 50% left.

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!

My brakes, all four set of pads were replaced on July 30, 2015. Yesterday I experienced a brake failure, that is to say that the brake pedal went all the way to the floor before stopping the car. This has continued and Im on the way to the repair shop, mechanic thinks it may be a master cylinder problem.

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.

Same problem, awful grinding sound in 2012 to. I refuse to pay for replacement as I believe it is a factory defect

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"

My wife has a 2012 fusion, and I am a tech at ford. This problem has not happened to me, but i have dealt with it numerous times. f you ever have a master cylinder leak and/or replacement, or any leak before the HCU (Hydraulic Control Unit) on this specific car it is a nightmare. You are supposed to pressurize the brake system to open up the valves in the HCU to get all of the air out. Without a pressure system it can take 4-5 large bottles of brake fluid to get the air out of the system and get the proper pedal response (I have had to do it multiple times, and in the shop it still took several hours). It is not a very common problem with these cars but it is a nightmare to fix

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.

Brakes get spongy out of the blue. One day they will be fine and another day they are very bad. Looking online this seems a very common issue and pretty scary. Ford needs to get this figured it out asap and have a recall. This is a safety issue

I had the same problem on my 2013 Ford Fusion SE that it has done since almost being new. I FINALLY took it in to the dealer and they just called a few minutes ago saying the problem is fixed. Turns out it was a design problem for Ford--and they replaced a brake actuator?? in or near the master cylinder. Bingo--problem fixed. I now have a solid pedal and the brakes grab good at all speeds. this was covered under the factory warranty. I suggest all of you that posted the same problem to bring your car to Ford service and they will know what I am talking about.

2008 Ford Fusion 113,000 mi,
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.

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.

Rear brakes and rotors bad, front still like new.I replaced rear pads and rotors and rear passenger brake heated up. I checked and noticed the pad came out of tab on the caliper putting too much pressure on pads. Put in reverse and hit brakes hard and it popped back in.I have driven 9,000 miles and rear pads are bad again. I have never replaced rear brakes before front.I don't like the caliper system and believe it's a design flaw.

Brake pads sheering in half due to caliper issue or hose issue pads lock onto rotor
Changed in March 2015 now changing again in December 2015