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#117 of 260 Re: Whining noise while driving Milan [barbara383]
Jun 18, 2009 (5:11 pm)
OMG, I feel like I am about to cry. I have the same whining noise in my 2008 Ford Fusion, it sounds like a distant fire siren. VERY ANNOYING. I can not get used to it they too told me it was normal engine noise. I feel like I am going out of my mind. I have taken it to two dealership, that don't even want to do a drive with me to see what I mean. Can you give me a little more information on what they did to fix it. This is my main concern with my car. It only has 20800 miles on it, and I have tried twice to get rid of the car by trade, but owe too much on it, since I've only made a few payments. Please help me!!
#118 of 260 A Few Issues with my 2008 Ford Fusion, can anyone Help!
Jun 18, 2009 (5:36 pm)
Hi, I have a 08 Ford Fusion S with about 20800 miles on it. I like the car a lot especially the look and feel of it. I have however had a few issues that I am trying to get fixed. The main thing is the whining noise that I hear when accelerating that like I posted on Barbara383, sounds like a distant fire engine, I am so annoyed with it and it drives me crazy. Has anyone other than Barbara383 had an issue or hear this and if so what can be done about it. I also find that my car is not very soft at idle and has a slight ticking noise that you can hear over the belt, but that is only when idling, can't hear it while driving. The dealer is looking at my driver's seat that squeaks over every single bump or turn, but that doesn't concern me as much as the whining noise. I also took my car to a tire dealer and had them look at a clicking noise coming from what appears to be the drivers side tire, he said that I needed brake clips installed, so I'll have to ask them about that when I go back. My molding on the side of the passanger door was separating and they will be repaing that soon. Like I said mainly concerned with the whining noise so If anyone has encountered this or know what can be done. Please help!!
#119 of 260 Re: Whining noise while driving Milan [divessence]
Jun 18, 2009 (9:20 pm)
Well mine is more like a "hooping" noise. It is very brief and only happens when I first take off. Could your's just be noise from the tires? I had a 2006 fusion and didn't have any siren like noise. I did have the ticking when idling like the other post but never had it checked out. Overall, my fusion was a good car. I didn't like the shorter turn radius though. Good luck!
#120 of 260 Re: Whining noise while driving Milan [jsadka1]
Jun 22, 2009 (6:33 pm)
jsadka1 if you have 3.0L V6 engine - I had ticking sound during idle on my 2002 Mercury Sable with Duratec 3.0L engine, older version of one used on Fusion. It is not normal. Edmunds maintainance board I read that there was a TSB issued by Ford and asked dealer to fix it during 25K miles maintainace visit. The cause is camshaft bolts that were not torqued properly. They retorqued the bolts and it's been fine since. I suggest you to go back to the dealer while it's still under warranty and tell them about TSB or and explain what possible reason may be.
Sable proved to be very reliable car. I have 115,000 miles on it with no issues or repair except of this TSB. Another recomendation is to replace water pump at 120K miles as preventive measure because that how normall lifespan of waterpump. On Japanese cars it is normally replaced during 100K mile service along with timing belt.
#121 of 260 New 2009 Milan Owner
Aug 08, 2009 (10:22 pm)
I just purchased a new 2009 Mercury Milan Premier I-4 two weeks ago and could not be more pleased. I had been in the market for a new car for the last year and had been checking out several makes and models (Taurus, Impala, Fusion, Malibu and Focus) when the Cash for Clunkers program started, I traded in my 1996 Ford T-Bird and made the decision to purchase a Fusion, but my local Ford-Lincoln-Mercury dealerships stock on Fusions was extremely low with the options that I wanted (Red with camel leather interior, Sync, Sirus, and the moon & tune package). I then took a closer look at the Milan and was pleased to find that I liked the styling better and they had one exactly like I wanted.
My friends (mostly Honda and Toyota owners) have been suprised by the stylish good looks, comfortable ride, good mpg, and outstanding fit and finish. The only downside to this purchase was that my wife became jealous and bought herself a new Escape later the same week!
#122 of 260 Re: New 2009 Milan Owner [raconteur3]
Aug 09, 2009 (4:50 pm)
you an your wife have some pretty decent vehicles.
we have 2 escapes and a fusion.
#123 of 260 How about an old Fusion owner?
Aug 09, 2009 (5:03 pm)
Fusion/Milan have been around now for a while and they should have a thread for us owners with miles on them. I own a 2006 SEL V6 in silver frost with black leather, sun roof, the works. I now have about 45,000 trouble free, squeak free miles on this car. Solid, this car is as solid as the day I bought it. I do have one issue however, when I reach speeds of 60+ I have slight wind noise in the windshield area. You have to turn off the radio in order to listen for it.
In 2006 I bought this car and was told by the Honda/Toyota crowd I would be sorry, it was going to fall apart, have all kinds of problems.. I paid thousands less and know I made the right choice.
#124 of 260 Re: How about an old Fusion owner? [cannon3]
Aug 10, 2009 (6:20 pm)
I do not know how Toyota/Honda crowd could come up with their outrageous conclusions. I have Mercury Sable with 120K miles and did not have any problems so far. Consumer Report rates Sable/Taurus reliability for last 6 years as "above average", almost the same as before mentioned Camry/Accord. I have some doubt about Erupean brands and GM/Chrysler about reliability, but not Ford.
#125 of 260 Re: How about an old Fusion owner? [savetheland]
Aug 10, 2009 (6:34 pm)
As a member of the "Honda crowd" (I've owned five so far), I agree with savetheland--many folks underestimate Ford. The Taurus/Sable twins have a longstanding record of solid reliability--not to mention terrific safety performance, and low insurance rates as a result. A used Taurus or Sable is the perfect first car for a teenager.
The Fusion and Milan seem to have maintained excellent reliability since their introduction. I would not hesitate for a moment to purchase one if I needed a car in that size/price range. But I do think the initial depreciation makes them a better buy used than new. The used car market hasn't yet caught onto this terrific little secret.
#126 of 260 Re: How about an old Fusion owner? [stephen987]
Aug 11, 2009 (5:36 pm)
Rental Tauruses had cheaply made interiors, that may be the reason to underestimate Taurus. Technically it also was carryover from 1986 model with ancient ineffective pushrod V6 Vulcan (American companies were only ones making pushrod engines in 80s-2000s). Vulcan is not well suited for freeways, it simply does not accelerate - I remember I4 Camry felt more like V6 in its smoothness and power than Vulcan.
Regarding resale values it goes upward for Fords for some time. For Fusion and new Taurus it will aproach at least to Toyota level soon. I for one feel no pressure to sell my Sable since it just runs strong and holds up pretty well. I bought it in pretty good deal new for 18.5K (21.5K with taxes and fees). And it is car with DOHC V6, all leather interior, moonroof and other amenities, very comfortable for daily commute. Price was similar to the price of I4 Accord/Camry at that time