Transmission Failure on Ford Fusion

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2008 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 118,000 mi,
Wrench light on dash. Transmission will not shift into third gear.

2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission
starts as , wont shift into 3rd gear from second , unless i take my foot ff accelerator, and gets to the point where it wont shift at all. reverse gear seems to be none functional. and jerking starts from there on with no power in trans

2006 Ford Fusion 115,430 mi,
Reverse works fine. Once placed in D(drive), it only revs. Checked the transmission fluid and it is clean without debris. What could be the issue?

2009 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 110,000 mi,
Rpm reeve really high when transmission is trying to shift

2007 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 142,000 mi,
Car does not upshift after 2nd gear.
Sometimes will fall out of 2nd gear as if in neutral. When shifting into reverse, the car jolts.

This is not a mechanical issue (gears/clutch plates/etc.) Strongly believe it is an electrical problem (sensors) and/or valve body.

Repairs I hear are several thousand dollars on up to 9 thousand. You people are ignorant, stupid, insane, or liars! Grow up America. Labor...10 hours @ 60/hr. Rebuilt transaxle...1000.
under 2000 fixes any transmission problem, even if it fell out of car and you lost it.


2009 Ford Fusion 124,000 mi,
Car stuck in 1st gear or 2nd gear will drive up to 40 miles an hour and RPM 4. won't change gears.

2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 60,000 mi,
The transmission needs to be replaced on a 2010 Ford Fusion after 60,000 miles. The transmission struggles to upshift until third gear and then kicks in. The transmission slips randomly while shifting during drive. The transmission slips occasionally when downshifting to a complete stop.

Was driving car and bam just wouldn't go anywhere. Wrench light came on and red flashing lock came on. Wouldn't go into park. Transmission was full of fluid and no leaks. Hope it's just an electrical problem.

2008 Ford Fusion 140,000 mi,
It wont shift to 3rd at all, im getting the p0757 code so i changed the solenoid A and B and im still having the issue so ill just replace the transmission instead of dealing with this one anymore. Unless someone has a solution yall wann share.

2009 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 83,000 mi,
when car is started then put in reverse its agressive where the tires will break loose, then when put in
drive it either is in 2nd gear or 1st gears slipping it will correct it self but sometimes it takes awhile
im really pist about this..

2012 Ford Fusion 108,000 mi,
First problem was transfer case cracked. Also noticed transmission jerking and shifting hard between lower gears. (Car is automatic)
Ford dealership wouldn't acknowledge the problem or offer a solution.
Fusion had been taken back to dealership multiple times since purchase to have transmission evaluated for shifting hard. Assured me that the transmission was functioning properly. It most definitely isn't.
Now, transmission is slipping horribly. Calling my mechanic tomorrow. Will never recommend a fusion. I've only owned Ford vehicles...thinking about switching to something else for next car purchase.

2006 Ford Fusion 166,000 mi,
Transmission slipping.

2009 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 93,000 mi,
2009 model....Slipping in 5th gear. 6 years old and the dealer just quoted $6400 to replace transmission. Catastrophic failure. The fix cost is more than the car is worth.

2006 Ford Fusion 114,000 mi,
Car shifting hard to get out of 1st and 2nd gear and the check engine light came on

At 74,000 miles had the automatic transmission replaced. Was shifting very hard between second & third. Sometimes, however, it seemed to hang up between first & second. Didn't seem to matter if it was city driving or getting on or off the highway. Fusion now has 145,000 miles on it, seems to still be okay but now I worry it'll go again.

2006 Ford Fusion 116,000 mi,
Melted wiring and a transmission sleeve

Bought used. Smelling hot oil. Drips in driveway. Part fell off. Took it to reputable local shop and they said PTU is burnt up. Dealer we bought it from had it before for the oil drip and DID NOT find the problem. Or did not want to find the problem. Over 60 days now so we are screwed. $1000+ to repair.

Started to drive forward slammed like someone rear ended us had to replace trans

2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 66,718 mi,
No warning just stopped dead very scary.

CV axle head be replaced after replacing the whole axle drove the car for 2 days on the way home from work bam quit pulling won't go into drive and won't go into reverse

Lagging, jerks while driving not any certain direction, exhaust seems to have gotten louder

Hard shift and delayed shift from the 1 to 2, 2 to 3 gear shift. Dealer says the performance meet Ford guideline, which is unbelievable.

2006 Ford Fusion 151,000 mi,
I recently posted on a transmission issue via this link- I would like it to be re posted on the other link so that other Victims of the Ford Manufacturer Failures can be privy to my story and information shared as well thank you....

Should I be considered about this hard jerk when driving. Sound like someone hitting the back of the car .I just purchase the vehicle do I need to return it.

2006 Ford Fusion 156,000 mi,
Driving on the freeway, transmission lost all its gears. Fluid flowing out.
just left it tonight, a Saturday at a transmission repair place.

Was just driving and was! Car slips out of gear, won't catch any gear not even park. Never jerked or had any problems with slipping or anything. What could it be,, ???

Jerks in drive and low ..

2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 103,000 mi,
tranny bangs when downshifting for 2nd to first ( auto 6 speed) dealear cant find any problems

Shifting up in 3rd and 4th gear is delayed

2010 Ford Fusion - Automatic Transmission 99,700 mi,
Shifts hard at times. Splits too.