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#417 of 469 Fusion/Milan Recall
Dec 11, 2011 (3:46 pm)
Heard on our local News that there will be a recall issued by Ford in the next 30 days for certain Fusions and Milans where the lug nuts can be sheared off while driving causing the wheel to fall off and that Ford will be replacing all the lug nuts. I did not catch the details such as the Vehicle Year this would effect. I did notice it showed a pre 2010 year design of a fusion.
#418 of 469 Re: Fusion/Milan Recall [mtnman1]
Dec 14, 2011 (5:12 pm)
This probably the wrong part of the forum to address such issues but the "keeper" can move these comments,
The cars affected are equipped with 17" steel wheels. Notification will go out on January 28th to affected owners. Some of the studs shear off and in 4 cases the wheels came off. It is noteworthy that there was considerable vibration noted for some time prior to the wheel separations as would be expected. Absent such vibrations and noises I would regard the risk as very low. It seems 2009-late 2010 fusions and milans are at risk. The fix may include new rear brake components for some reason. A walkaround with a lug wrench should ferret out any affected cars. The studs shear off sequentially so check all nuts. If any seem loose you may wish to check with your dealer before the late January notice.
Many of the lower trim models with 17" wheels have plastic covers which obscure the fact that the wheels are steel. Putting a magnet on the wheel (somewhere where the plastic cover doesn't interfere) will identify the steelies.
#419 of 469 Re: Fusion/Milan Recall [pod]
Dec 15, 2011 (2:15 pm)
I have a 2009 SEL V6 and I went to the Ford Website and I thought it affected 2010 and 2011 models. Anyway, I appreciate the information and will check the website again when I get home later today. Thanks.
Dec 28, 2011 (7:50 pm)
I have found these forums extremely helpful so many thanks to all who post here. I'm the proud new owner of a 2012 Ford Fusion Sport withthe 402A Package (includes BLIS, Moonroof, Reverse Sensing, Heated Seats, etc. with voice-activated navigation and a remote start for $26,525, $28,845 out the door. I can't wait until it arrives! But I'm wondering if you all think this was a good price or if I could have gotten it for a little less? I'm in the Washington, DC area if that matters. Thanks!
#421 of 469 Ford Fusion question
Dec 29, 2011 (10:17 am)
I'm looking at getting a silver 2012 Fusion SE. The one that I test drove has a rear spoiler and reverse sensing. The sticker price is $24,285. I was able to knock it down to $22,063.09. Is this a good deal? Every place that I've checks seems to suggest this, but I want other opinions/suggestions. I don't want to pay more than what I have to pay.
Also, what is the sun and sync package? I saw this on another one.
#422 of 469 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Jan 03, 2012 (9:46 am)
A reporter is looking to interview midsize or small car owners who recently switched from Honda or Toyota to Chrysler, Ford or GM. Email predmunds.com no later than Thursday, January 5, 2012 with your daytime contact information and a few words about your decision and your experience so far.
#423 of 469 Re: Ford Fusion question [dcdc3333dc]
Jan 03, 2012 (11:05 am)
Seems way too high. Even by just going to cars.overstock.com or truecar.com, the car in this configuration (MSRP $24285) is being offered for $19069 (plus tax and tags.) Not sure if your number includes tax and tags, but $19069 + $1144 (6% tax) + $500 (high estimate for doc/tag fees) comes out to $20713 out the door.
Sun and sync is a Sunroof with the Ford Sync system.
#424 of 469 Negotiating Room When Ordering
Jan 07, 2012 (2:55 pm)
A 2012 V6 SE is one of the cars I'm considering buying within the next month and I wondering if anyone has experience with negotiating the price when ordering a car from the factory. Can I expect to get 3-4% above invoice, or will they all play hard-nosed if they can't locate what I want? I'll likely be leasing but I'm assuming that shouldn't matter. TIA.
#425 of 469 Re: Negotiating Room When Ordering [torotoro]
Jan 07, 2012 (6:02 pm)
You definitely won't be able to negotiate as good of a deal on an ordered model as you could on one in stock. What color combo and options are you wanting? I just took a quick look at the Ford dealers in my area (Atlanta) and all of them had at least two or three V6 SE models in stock...kinda surprising. I expected it to be all SEL (or Sport) models with the V6....
#426 of 469 Re: Negotiating Room When Ordering [igozoomzoom]
Jan 07, 2012 (10:55 pm)
Thanks for the reply but I'm not really sure exactly what options I want as I just added the Fusion to my short list yesterday and I'm not getting a very clear idea from the Ford site. I like the red candy color but would prefer an interior thats not black. From what I'm seeing on the site I'm not sure if I'll want a SE or an SEL. I don't want a moon roof, but do want heated outside mirrors and would like a leather wrapped steering wheel. Leather seats are not a big deal for me if the cloth is well done. I'm in the NYC area. Thanks again.