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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Tires, Wheels, Sedan
#30 of 50 Ford Fusion Road Noise
Feb 18, 2008 (3:05 pm)
My 2006 Fusion SEL (30,356 miles) has been developing a terrible road noise. It is coming from the rear. My dealer says its worn tires but I had them rotated and the noise is the same. The tires look fine. The noise is much worse above 60. It has Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 P225/50R17
Is there a fix or maybe someone has had better luck with different type or brand of tires.
#31 of 50 Re: Ford Fusion Road Noise [vmax1948]
Feb 19, 2008 (7:03 am)
Could definitely be the tires - some are worse than others. It could also be a wheel bearing. Try jacking up the rear and spinning the tire (in neutral, parking brake off of course - be sure to block the tires so it can't roll). If it's a bearing you should hear something on just one side.
#32 of 50 Re: Paying less for tires. [mschmal]
Feb 23, 2008 (12:31 pm)
I just bought a set of Dunlops from the tirerack 141. a piece for the 225 50 R17. awesome deal. i didn't bother with the local dealers, they are way over priced.
#33 of 50 Re: Engine / Road Noise in Cabin??? [mikezak]
Mar 05, 2008 (12:03 pm)
I bought an 08 Milan back in Jan. I have a 2000 camry and the road noise is quite a bit more pronounced in the Milan. My Camry is a CE, nothing special but it is quiet. The Milan is just a loud car. Its like its just not as tight as the Camry. I like it...I guess. For the money it wasn't bad and it does look good. I think I wish I had bought another Camry....
#34 of 50 Ford has tire price match guarantee
Mar 07, 2008 (11:45 am)
And that includes a print out from TireRack.com
Most dealers do participate.
#35 of 50 Re: Ford Fusion Road Noise [vmax1948]
Oct 23, 2008 (6:30 pm)
I have the same issue... 06 V6 46,000 miles the noise was comming from the rear till i rotated them now its is comming from the front. also noticed since the tires are new (Toyo tires) the tread pattern looks like the toe might be off do to raised tread pattern...
#36 of 50 Re: Ford Fusion Road Noise [rgag081499]
Oct 24, 2008 (7:42 am)
My problem was the tires. I talked to several Fusion owners and several had the same problem and they blamed the tires. I replaced the Michelin original equipment tires with Bridgestone HP550's and the noise is completely gone. The tires are quite and handle well. I am done with Michelin's, at least for the Fusion.
#37 of 50 Re: Ford Fusion Road Noise [vmax1948]
Oct 24, 2008 (7:55 am)
OTOH, I have an 07 Milan V6 Premiere with 22k miles and do not have Noisy tires. Mine are also Michelin, but I don't recall what size off hand. Perhaps it is a size problem or a batch problem.
Nov 18, 2008 (11:32 pm)
I don't know whether I am asking this on the proper board or not but here goes. You can yell at me later. We bought a 2006 Fusion and love it...but, in wet weather the rear tires slip sideways, mainly on asphalt skin patches (used to repair cracks on the highway). Dry weather, it corners beautifly. It's a little unnerving as you feel like you hit an icy patch and you could go into a skid. Never experienced anything like this before. I know motorcyclists complain about those skin patches. We have quite a few patches on our main highway into town. We've had the tires rotated and they are Michelins. Thanks
#39 of 50 Re: Newbie [lyndab]
Nov 19, 2008 (6:48 am)
Not sure there's anything you can do about that - the Michelin tires have plenty of grip. If it doesn't do it on normal pavement I'd say that you'd get that with most any tire. However, something like the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S might do a little better - but you'll pay for it.