If you are driving a 2010 Ford FUSION HYBRID, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Service Brakes problems and defects. Total reports: 6.
On 1/1712013 I Was Driving Back To My Office In Light Traffic When Suddenly I Heard A Ding And Noticed Red Words Appeared On My Dash Where The Hybrid Gauge Normally Is. It Read Brake System Failure. I Had It Towed From My Mechanic To The Dealership Mechanic. I Was Told It Was The Vacuum Hose And Had It Repaired. On 2/15/2013, It Happened Again, Twice. First Time I Was Going About 30mph And Made A Hard Right Turn To A Side Street Where Once Again Pumping The Brakes Did Nothing. I Switched To Neutral And Coasted To A Stop. After 10 Minutes I Decided To Drive Home And I Would Call The Mechanics In The Morning (they Were Already Closed). En Route To My House, Which Was 3 Miles From The Failure Point, They Failed Again. Same Message, Same Ding, Same Problem. No Brake Power Of Any Sort. I Flipped On My Hazard Lights On, Switched To Neutral, Which Did Slightly Slow The Car Down, And Rolled Down A Bridge. I Took The First Hard Right Turn And Was Able To Get Slow Enough To Grab The Emergency Brake And Turn Off The Car. It Has Been Towed Back To The Dealership And I Will Talk To Them, Again, In The Morning When They Open. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 52395 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FADP0L34AR. FORD FUSION HYBRID 2010 problem was reported in SALEM, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.
Jan 17, 2013
Driver Was In Small Local Shopping Center, He Turned Into Parking Space, Applied Brake, When Car Accelerated Over Curb Onto Sidewalk And Through Front Of Building. *tr
Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FADP0L38AR. FORD FUSION HYBRID 2010 problem was reported in FORT WASHINGTON, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.
Oct 25, 2012
After Exiting The Parking Lot Of Downtown Disney In Lake Buena Vista Fl, A Series Of Warning Lights Came On The Dash And I Experienced Almost A Complete Failure Of The Brake System. I Narrowly Missed Hitting A Pedestrian And A Maintenance Vehicle. I Managed To Slowly Drive Back To The Parking Lot. The Car Was Not Drivable And The Car Was Towed To A Local ford Dealer. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 67000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FADP0L35AR. FORD FUSION HYBRID 2010 problem was reported in CHESAPEAKE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.
Sept 17, 2013
In August 2013 I Experienced Complete Brake Failure On My 2010fordfusion Hybrid. As I Was Driving Out Of A Parking Lot My Brakes Failed, And All Of My Warning Indicators On The Electronic Dashboard Lit Up. I Was Able To Drive Back Into The Parking Lot And Coast To Full Stop. The Incident Is Exactly What Was Described By Another Owner Who Posted This Description, Which Is Exactly What Happened To Me: “while Driving Down The Road The Brakes Suddenly Hit The Floor And There Was No Minimum Resistance.” There Was A Customer Satisfaction Program Initiated By ford For The fordfusion Hybrid Made On Or Before October 17, 2009. My fordfusion Hybrid Was Made In November 2009, Which Makes Me Believe The Fix Was Not Initiated On Models Made Just After The Csp! I Have Never Experienced Anything Like This. I Had To Have My Emc And Hcu Replaced. I Bought The Car New In January 2011, 2 1/2 Years Later I Am Having These Issues, Which I Have Never Experienced With Any Other Vehicle I Have Ever Owned. I Think ford Is Aware Of These Issues, And Are Not Recalling The Vehicles That Are Still Affected. I Feel Lucky I Was Able To Get The Car Off The Road Safely Without Getting Into An Accident. This Is A Very Dangerous Situation. Prior To This Happening, I Had My Car In For A Different Issue, And The service Rep Mentioned If Something Should Happen To My Brakes, It Will Be Very Expensive To Fix, I Now Wonder If He Was Aware Of This Problem Because Others Have Also Experienced This Issue! *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 43400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FADPOL38AR. FORD FUSION HYBRID 2010 problem was reported in OAKLAND PARK, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.
Aug 09, 2013
Monday, Jan. 27 – Power Suddenly Gave Out When Accelerating On Freeway. service Wrench Had Been On Earlier That Day But Had Gone Off. Dixon ford Told Us It Was Ok To Drive. I Was In Left Lane And Had To Cross 5 Lanes To Get To Median. Took It In To Walnut Creek ford And They “re-flashed It”, Saying No Concern Was Present At The Time. They Gave The Dangerous Car Back To Us Fri, Jan 31st 130 Miles Driven In 2nd Lane (one From Carpool Lane) At 65 Mph Accel Lightly Suddenly, Cars Gas Gave Out, Like Before The Road Curved To Right. Try To Steer Car Right To Follow Lane As Car Decel Noticed That Steering Not Responding, Even To Strongest Inputs (almost Like Locked, Like Car Was Off) Tried To Hit Brakes, But Pedal Sank To Floor No Response Regardless Of Pressure. Kept Pressure But Car Did Not Slow Began To Drift Passenger Grabbed Wheel Also And Tried To Pull Right. Gradually Started To Go Right, But With Extreme Force Applied. After Force, Wheel At Most 5 Degrees Turn Emergency Brake To Slow (not Stop) Steering Corrections Could Not Sufficiently Turn Car So Car Slammed Into Concrete Median At 50 Mph Tightened Emergency Brake And Continued To Pull On The Wheel Slid Along Median As Car Screeched Car Finally Stopped On The Left Side Of Freeway Gear Selector Locked In Drive Turned Off The Engine While The Selector Was Still In Park. Responding Chp Officer K. Alleman Asked Us To Drive Car To The Other Side Of The Freeway Could Not Start Car. Turned Key 3 Times But Car Refused To Respond. Getting Very Hot In The Car, Just Like Mon, Prob 95