About Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion is a four-door, five-passenger mid-size sedan manufactured by Ford Motor Company since 2005. The first Ford Fusion was launched in 2005 for 2006 model year to replace the Ford Mondeo. Though it is a very young model, it has received many rewards to prove its ability. Ford Fusion has been selected as the 2010 Motor Trend Car of the Year, "10 Best Cars" by Car and Driver magazine, 2010 North American Car of the Year and so on. Up till today, it has been produced through two generations.
The first generation Ford Fusion (2006-2012) was available in five trim levels: Base S, mid-range SE, upper-end SEL, Sport and Hybrid. Powers were mainly from 2.5 L 175 hp Duratec 25 inline-4, 3.0 L 240 hp Duratec 30 V6 and 3.5 L 263 hp Duratec 35 V6 engines, which were attached to 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions. Then at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the second generation Ford Fusion (2013-present) was unveiled. It now has seven trim levels: Base S, SE, Titanium, Hybrid, Sport, Platinum and Energi. Engine options become versatile ranging from 1.5 L 181 hp EcoBoost Turbocharged inline-4 engine to 2.7 L 325 hp EcoBoost Turbocharged V6 engine fitted along with 6-speed manual and automatic transmissions.
Ford Fusion Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
No matter how good quality the Ford Fusion is, it still will have problems as the auto parts in it would wear and tear as time passes by. We have collected two most common problems on it from Fusion drivers.
First, suspension system problems. A loud clicking or clunking noises would be heard when driving over speed bumps or driving onto a driveway or brake according to Fusion drivers. In addition, excessive vibrations and uneven worn tires could also be found as well as the loose steering when turning corners. As suspension system is closely related with drivability, thus you should check the trailing arm and axle shaft once above situations happen.
Second, engine performance suffered. In general, people would find a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy as well as a constant overheating engine. Sometime, engine would misfire and have difficulty starting as well as shake and sag to one side. Abnormal noises are also symptoms. Once you have also encounter those, you had better have an inspection on motor and transmission mount, engine mount, spark plug and intake manifold gasket.
If you want your Ford Fusion serve you for a longer time, then some other auto parts you should also take a good care. Windshield wiper is designed for providing better driving vision, and cabin air filter is responsible for sending fresh air to occupants. They are both small but significant parts. Please remember to replace them for better performance periodically.
Compared to cheap aftermarket auto parts, you must think the OEM parts are too expensive. However, Ford Fusion OEM parts we offer are at the lowest price in the market as well as come with the manufacturer's warranty. In the long run, it's more economical to go for Fusion genuine auto parts.