Disgusted with the brakes on Ford Fusion

Average mileage: 46,090 (7,760–113,000)
8 model years affected: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, more2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
52 people reported this problem
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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.
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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
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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.
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
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
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!
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.
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"
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.
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...
2012 Ford Fusion68,000
ABS traction light came on, then brake light and autotrac lights - visual inspection shows no problems, couldn't find any "code" problems but supposedly Ford Engineer said to replace ABS control module and Hyrolic (misspelled probably) control module but service dept. says can't guarantee this will fix the problem. Reading lots of posts of people having this problem so I think it is a Ford problem and I shouldn't have to pay $4,000 to fix a problem they are not even sure if the problem. Anyone with the same problem and why does a vehicles components go out like this?
2012 Ford Fusion20,000
Rear brakes noisy. Rear pads worn out and rotors warped - to be replaced. Front bakes still good. First time I see rear brakes wear out way ahead of front. Never had to replace rear brakes before front in any car I previously owned.
2006 Ford Fusion101,000
Rea brakes not working after pads were replaced
2014 Ford Fusion7,760
I drive a 2014 Fusion Hybrid purchased only ten months ago. Currently there are 7760 miles on the odometer. I just had my rear rotors replaced by the dealer after bringing the car in to be checked because I was hearing a metal on metal sound when I drove. They tried to turn the rotors down because they were pitted, but they had to take so much material off to get a smooth surface that the rotors couldnt be used. New rotors installed under warranty. The dealer thought the rotors were defective. This car has been in the shop repeatedly for all sorts of mechanical problems.
2010 Ford Fusion54,000
Same problem that I have had myself, one day driving down the highway a terrible grinding noise. Took it into ford, thank god I have the warranty or it would've been a stupendous amount. Rear driver side caliper failed, seized both pads and ruined everything. Ford is the worst auto manufacturer, ive taken my car in 20+ times and would've spent twice the cars worth in defects and repairs.
2010 Ford Fusion30,000
This is an AWD vehicle. Rear brake pads were replaced, and the rotors machined at 15,000 miles. Now at 30,000 miles,even though my car passed inspection 6 mos. ago, Ford dealer said the pads had cracks and needed to be replaced and the rotors machined. The front is still ok. I don't think I'm hard on the brakes. I love this car, but I was dumb....next time I will not use ford parts and go elsewhere when replacement is needed.
2012 Ford Fusion27,123
27123 miles on my 2012 fusion and the rear brakes were worn out. Had to replace not only the brakes but the rotors also. Now the passenger side sticks. Need to replace the caliper now.
Soft, spongy brake pedal that goes all the way down to the floor even after new brakes were installed on the front and rear. Mechanic said the foot pedal can not be adjusted on a Fusion, and that unacceptably bad braking and brake issues are a constant problem with Ford Fusions. I wish I never bought this thing.
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