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Ford Fusion, Mercury Milan, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#34 of 214 Re: My results so far [ken74]
Feb 24, 2007 (9:44 pm)
FORD: 2006-2007 Fusion
LINCOLN: 2006 Zephyr
MERCURY: 2006-2007 Milan
This article supersedes TSB 06-18-7 to add a production fix date.
Some 2006-2007 Fusion, Milan, and 2006 Zephyr vehicles built before 9/4/2006, equipped with a 3.0L engine, and Aisin F21 automatic transmission may exhibit one (1) or more of the driveability and/or transmission symptoms listed below:
Powertrain lacks response
High idles after starting engine and lasting about 2 minutes
Intermittent hard to start
Shifts too early / too late / too often
Gear changes take too long to complete
Shifts rough or jerky from park
Takes too long to engage and/or hesitates while shifting from park to drive or reverse
Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) and transmission control module (TCM) to the latest calibration
#35 of 214 Re: My results so far [ken74]
Feb 25, 2007 (6:21 pm)
"What PCM/TCM update?"
I own an 06 SEL v6 and had this done. Having owned the car for almost 9 months and knowing how the car drives/shifts. To put it in a nut shell the car is more responsive. All 06 owners of Milans/Fusions should have the updated codes put in. Its under warranty and its worth it.
#36 of 214 Re: My results so far [scape2]
Feb 25, 2007 (8:10 pm)
I'm not sure if my car needs the PCM or not but I'm going to ask about it when I take it in for an oil change and such. So far I have 1600 miles on the car 12oo of which is freeway driving the rest city. In city I get about 13 or so and so far my best which was on my 1200 mile road trip was 22.3 however keep in mind I have the AWD model and I'll admit I have a lead foot and tend to speed (did 90 most of the trip)
#37 of 214 Keep in mind that its the AISEN trans that is the clupret.
Feb 26, 2007 (4:44 pm)
Um, yes, thats the TOYOTA part.
#38 of 214 Re: Keep in mind that its the AISEN trans that is the clupret. [mschmal]
Feb 26, 2007 (8:23 pm)
Don't want to get into an arguing match but....
the problem is more with the software and electronics not the transmission itself...if it could even be construed as a problem at all.
#39 of 214 26.2 overall at 512 miles
Mar 02, 2007 (5:41 pm)
I am driving about % highway/15% City driving:
Picked up the car one week ago. I am getting 26.2 MPG overall since inception per the trip computer at 512 miles. I will be calculating manually as well once I have a few tank fulls.
Trip computer says average speed 38 MPH so car must have been idling quite a bit at the dealer before delivery. I average between 60 & 65 MPH on the highway.
I believe I will get closer to 28 MPG once it is broken in.
I was initially questioning myself on getting the V6 but am sure glad I did.
#40 of 214 Re: My results so far [otaku18]
Mar 03, 2007 (12:49 am)
I am sure Ford has programed the updated PCM software into all 07 and probably late year 06's. My average MPG is 23.6 for my SEL V6 at about 11,700 miles. This isn't a "problem" per say. More of an upgrade/improvement.
#41 of 214 Horrific in-city mileage
Mar 03, 2007 (12:11 pm)
We have 1,900 miles on our 2007 V6 AWD SEL and have consistently averaged only 13 mpg in city driving, which is 95 percent of our total. We have nicknamed the car "The Guzzler" because of the crummy mileage. Our terrain is flat, the climate is mild, the tire pressure is correct and we are both conservative, gentle drivers. We are very disappointed with our Fusion because of this wretched mileage.
#42 of 214 Re: Horrific in-city mileage [urnews]
Mar 04, 2007 (5:48 am)
What did you drive before and what kind of mpg did you get for the same type of driving?
#43 of 214 Re: Horrific in-city mileage [jeffyscott]
Mar 04, 2007 (10:48 am)
Our 85,000-mile, 1997 3.8-liter V6 Thunderbird with four-speed automatic transmission delivers the same mileage, 13 mpg, over the same daily route and it's 10 years older and weighs 500 more pounds. The 13 mpg on the 2007 AWD SEL 3.0-liter V6 Fusion is extremely disappointing.
The difference between 19 mpg (EPA city estimate) for this power train and 13 mpg is $539.24 EXTRA a year, based on 10,000 miles driven with gas at $2.22 per gallon.