If you are driving a 2013 Ford FUSION HYBRID, or if you are planning to purchase one, then it is important that you review reported Vehicle Speed Control problems and defects. Total reports: 1.
While Driving In Moderate Afternoon Traffic, Without Warning The Accelerator Pedal Became Unresponsive. A Warning Chime Sounded And A “stop Safely Now” Message Appeared On The Right Side Of The Instrument Cluster; The vehicle Effectively Stalled. After Pulling Onto The Shoulder, The vehicle Was Completely Turned Off And Restarted. The Trip Continued Without Incident. Since Then The vehicle Has Randomly Stalled, Without Warning Six Additional Times In Various Locations At Various Speeds. The vehicle Did Not Restart After The Last Stall And Had To Be Towed In For Service. It Has Been In For Repairs Related To This Issue On Three Occasions Over The Course Of 4 Months For A Total Of 29 Days. On One Occasion, While In For Service, The Dealer Informed The Owner That The vehicle Also Stalled While Being Road Tested And Had To Be Towed Back. The Dealer Has Updated Various Software Modules And Replaced A Gateway Module, High Voltage Cable And Battery Controller. The vehicle Is Currently Less Than 11 Months Old With 6850 Miles. This Has Been A Serious And Persistent Safety Issue. ford Has Declined A Requested vehicle Exchange. As A Result, This Potentially Unsafe Car Is Currently Back On The Road With An Owner That No Longer Has Any Confidence In It And Friends And Family That Recoil At The Thought Of Being Driven In It. *tr
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FA6P0LUXDR. FORD FUSION HYBRID 2013 problem was reported in HARTSDALE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.
July 11, 2013