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#238 of 260 Update on 2006 Fusion SEL V6
Apr 07, 2011 (4:59 pm)
I had my transmission fluid changed and an oil change. My vehicle needs new tires at 70,000 miles, this is my second set of tires. Tires are SPENDY for this vehicle. I decided on some Yokohama Envigors V rated. I got a screaming deal from my local Ford Dealer. They beat Discount/America's tire along with another local shop. I mean beat the price by over $50 for a set of 4. I had to order them, getting them installed next week. The car is running great. No mechanical issues. Oh, I also had to have a battery put in about a month ago. Washed the car today and am noticing the paint is taking a beating. I live in the NW, lots of rain/sleet some light snow/ice. They gravel the roads here, OUCH!.. Over the next year or two I am going to need to make a decision on whether to keep or sell my trusty Fusion. If I decide to keep it I am probalby going to have it painted the same color. No real body rust, just rock chips. Overall, I would recommend this car.
#239 of 260 Re: Update on 2006 Fusion SEL V6 [cannon3]
Apr 07, 2011 (5:56 pm)
Ford dealers do have amazing tire prices, far below the discount chains. I priced out new goodyear RS-a's for my sport, and the dealer beat them all out by about $30 per tire.
#240 of 260 Re: New Model Changes [timothyf]
Jul 03, 2011 (4:36 am)
This is not an all electric vehicle, the gas motor works as it's suppose to, it depends on the charge of your battery. The best trick I have for getting and staying in electric longer is to accelerate to your desired speed 45 mph or below and just give a tap on the brake pedal this will usually put you in electric mode and stay constant on your gas pedal you should be able to get up to about a mile when doing this. Of course there are variables but this method works great for me. I can better the highway and city mileage with no problems, with my best mileage being on the highway at 50 mpg on one 300 mile trip. This mileage was confirmed with checking actual fill up gallons used.
#241 of 260 Fusion Hybrid - 2011
Aug 07, 2011 (1:33 pm)
We are getting some great AVERAGE summer mileage right now. 41.0. A little lower in winter...little higher in spring. Owned for 9 months and no problems other than a little road tar and everyday grime. Fortunately I installed mud guards after we received it. But I like to wash our vehicles so that these annoyances are nothing...
Sep 13, 2011 (12:01 am)
2009 Mariner leaks on passenger side and has horrible musty odor. Been to dealership a few times and they can't find a leak. I even took pictures with me. Soap in floor after going through car wash. Odor worse when its damp or really humid. Odor coming through vents. ????
#243 of 260 Re: Leak [jsadka1]
Sep 13, 2011 (11:12 am)
This is a "new" to you 2009 vehicle. Do you have any credible history of this vehicles condition, accidents , body repairs ,windshield replacements etc.
#244 of 260 2010 Mercury Milan VOGA transmission failure
Sep 25, 2011 (3:00 pm)
I bought a 2010 Milan VOGA model new with all options including AWD. The transmission surged and did not shift smoothly from the first drive. Took it back and the dealership repaired as there was a service bulletin on the transmission from Mercury. Transmission still did not shift properly. returned to the dealership. They were unable to duplicate the problem. Transmission failed completely at 36,000 miles as I was driving on the highway. It was rebuilt by the dealership. Still surging--dealership kept it for several days--unable to duplicate problem. Drove it home surged again. Traded it yesterday. I'm unable to determine if the car had an ongoing mystery defect or if the dealership was inept--end result was the same. Sadly, it was a beautiful car that I considered unsafe.
#245 of 260 2010 Mercury Milan Premier V6
Oct 20, 2011 (8:12 pm)
I loved my car, up until about a month ago. I have about 45k miles on it already. I am in sales, so lots of stop and go, freeway etc. I have already replaced the battery and struts on the trunk lid. These were under warranty though. I dont really blame the car for these issues as I am always opening my trunk several times a day and starting the car 20-25 times a day. What irkes me is now I have a rear tail light out, the led ones. Figured it should be an easy fix... NOT EVEN. Took it to the dealer. They cant replace the bulb, rather they need to replace the entire lens assembly at the ridiculous price of neary $400. What in the world is that all about?? Anyone else have this issue or is my dealer giving me the run around. Of course its not under the extended warranty and I am not about to spend $400 to fix a light bulb. I have also had issues with the tranny slamming into 2nd and 3rd gear, esp when cold. Dealer performed some sort of "fix" but it has since returned. My wife has a 2010 Fusion with the same v6 and she is having the same issues. I had planned on keeping this car for several years as it has every option I need for thousands less than a comparable german car, but I am not liking these problems at only 45k miles. Any insight out there? Thanks
#246 of 260 Re: 2010 Mercury Milan Premier V6 [schoover]
Dec 05, 2011 (8:16 pm)
2010 Milan 4 Premier: My right LED tail failed 18,000 miles, so still under warranty...yes, the cost is high. The LED tail cluster has to be replaced as a complete unit. Not a good idea to have these expensive lights as a safety item. Odd how the kids can't wait to customize their cars with LED's !!!
I've had this car into the dealer seven times since new for two recalls and other issues. Good service BUT would not really trust this car past 36,000 miles and not going to buy an expensive extended warranty for miles after that.
This car may not be the keeper I planned for...as my past pattern is to take autos up to well over 100,000 miles of use. Too complex, too many issues so far.
Transmission shift points was a recall...to re-program. Check with dealer.
If no recall data, see about "technical service bulletin" to cover issues, even after out of warranty.
Dealers not always super eager to reveal TSB's I had a hard starting issue on an intermittant basis and advisor DID pull up a TSB only because he had done some reading about it on his own. Had he not known this, the issue would have continued unless the event was duplicated in the shop...hard to do when intermittant. It was an electrical interference malfunction that was quickly solved once cause and procedure was 'sourced' from FoMoCo documents.
#247 of 260 18 month assessment 2010 Milan I-4
Dec 23, 2011 (1:10 pm)
The car is unchanged from its new condition, is quiet and economical (average mpg mixed=31.1) and I would enthusiastically recommend the Fusion/Milan. No problems, no repairs, no remorse. With incentives, etc. they are not an expensive car in the I-4 configuration and actually compete pricewise with many of the moderately equipped compacts.
Good engineering nod to the Ford workforce.