Disgusted with the brakes on Ford Fusion

Average mileage: 49,401 (7,760–130,000)
9 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
62 people reported this problem
49 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.
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
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
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.
2010 Ford Fusion47,000
Rear passenger brakes ground down to nothing - all other pads have at least 50% left.
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
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"
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!
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.
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.
2008 Ford Fusion85,662
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.
2007 Ford Fusion30,000
The brakes lock up over gravel, or a bump. It's very dangerous. I had the entire brake system replaced n they still lock up. N when they lock up, you lose all power, sterling, brakes, n control
2011 Ford Fusion30,000
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.
2011 Ford Fusion61,000
Driver's side read brakes overheating.
2010 Ford Fusion129,605
Both rear brake calipers sticking prematurely exhausting brake pads. Just replaced rear pads and caliper slider pins one week ago and already wore down one quarter of the pad
2008 Ford Fusion130,000
brakes go to the floor all of a sudden and have not returned to normal - changed brakes pads - rear calipers - master brake cylinder - bled the line 3 times -- 2 dealers cant figure it out and mechanic is trying to fix -- this is costing a fortune for diagnostic coming up for 3 weeks
2009 Ford Fusion60,000
We took car into dealership we purchased from, Gray Daniels Ford in Jackson, Ms. and was in and out of there for almost a year about 6 times with brake issues. They always came up with some other excuse, bled the brakes and said it was fixed, and sent my daughter on her way. I finally after all warranty was off the vehicle, I took the Ford Fusion to a local mechanic outside of Kosciusko, and he replaced the ABS system on the Ford and we are currently driving it. I would like to know why Ford, Gray Daniels Ford, and Wilson Ford all worked on my 2009 Ford Fusion and sent my daughter out without fixing the issue. This cost me a lot financially, and a lot more in the thought of my daughter actually getting use to operating her brakes, before I found a real mechanic to work on The FORD Fusion... Thanks, Robert M. Ellis
2006 Ford Fusion44,000
Rear calipers sticking. Had rear rotors, pads, and calipers replaced. At 68000 miles, same problem ABS light comes on, took it to Ford dealer. They cleaned wheel speed sensors. 2,000 miles later..same problem. They replaced rear wheel speed sensors. 1200 miles later, ABS light comes on and off and left rear rotor hot. The only conclusion I can come to is that Ford has a design problem they refuse to admit and I will never by another Ford!
2013 Ford Fusion20,996
Rear breaks worn down to 2/32! Shocks leak, calipers may need to be replaced. Took vehicle to dealership where purchased and was stunned and reminded service tech of 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty when he suggested I pay for the brakes. Having purchased two of same (one for each of my children) and a 2015 Ford Escape vehicles, I am worried and likely an ex customer, as the tech said bumper to bumper doesn't mean wearable parts. I told him I can understand wiper blades, but approaching 67, I've never needed to replace brakes after 20,000 miles. I was amazed at his ludicrous comments about how people drive differently and the winter conditions.... Come on Ford. Own up. Having driven mostly Ford, I'm likely now a former customer, as are my family members. That's how you sink a business, one customer at a time.
2006 Ford Fusion40,000
Grinding sound coming from rear brakes. Dealer reports that the rear rotors are out of spec and need to be replace, rear pads are worn down completely and all 4 tires are worn and severely dry-rotted. $1,600 later...
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