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#104 of 143 Potential buyer - Interior noises?
Nov 18, 2011 (6:29 am)
Let me start by admitting I'm am an anal whacko when it comes to squeaks, creaks, rattles, and buzzes in my cars and I'll chase everyone relentlessly with felt pads and silicone spray
I will be in the market shortly for a late-model sedan and the Fusion is on my shortlist. What are owner's experinces out there? Is the Fusion for me? My experience with Ford says no as I own a 2007 Mustang GT convertible and it's "typically American" with many noises but hey, it's a performance car, a convertible, and weekend fun driver so I can deal with it.
#105 of 143 Re: Potential buyer - Interior noises? [ckone0814]
Nov 18, 2011 (3:22 pm)
I, too, love quiet. I selected the 2010 Milan (Fusion) for this reason. Compared to the Hyundai Sonata I also tested it was obviously quieter over road perturbations. I am pleased after 15,000 miles. I believe there is a general concensus that Fusion/Milan of recent vintage do not develop squeaks and rattles. Most NHV comes from the tire/road interface. I am pleased with the Michelins which were OEM but when it comes time to replace I had remarkable experience with the Assurance Comfortred on my prior Mercury Sable and will probably go that way to squeeze out a few less decibels. The Fusion is a quiet car compared to its midsized competition.
#106 of 143 Re: Potential buyer - Interior noises? [ckone0814]
Nov 18, 2011 (6:58 pm)
I have a 2010 fusion that I purchased in July 2009 and i have 20,000 miles on it now. I can honestly say that it does not have even a hint of any squeak or rattles or any other noise. it is a very tight car.
#107 of 143 Re: Potential buyer - Interior noises? [ckone0814]
Nov 19, 2011 (6:12 am)
"sounds" good so far! Would really like to buy American for a change.
#108 of 143 2011 Ford Fusion repair/service manual
Nov 28, 2011 (6:49 pm)
Does anybody know whether or when will Haynes or Chilton publish 2011 Fusion manual? Only on-line manuals from now on?
#109 of 143 Coarse engine noise
Dec 17, 2011 (12:23 pm)
We have a 2010 Fusion, 4 cyl., with 36,000 miles. On idle and acceleration, the engine sounds coarse to me, much louder than a comparable Honda or Toyota. It's not missing, just not quiet and smooth like it was was when it was new. Any idea of what might be amiss? Otherwise he's been a great car. Thanks!
#110 of 143 Re: Coarse engine noise [bbear]
Dec 20, 2011 (11:49 am)
This has been a common complaint regarding the 4 cylinder. I am surprised that you have not noticed this before now. It is good that you have not. I have the six and this is the reason that I did not want the four. I kept reading the complaints about how noisy it was when you accelerated.
#111 of 143 Ford Fusion 2010 A piece of crap
Dec 23, 2011 (2:23 pm)
I bought this Ford Fusion 6 cyl SEL because Car and driver, Consumer Reports etc all chimed in about what a great car it is. Well before 30k miles I replaced the synch module twice and all the directional lights twice. At 40k miles the alternator went for $960 and last week the water pump was leaking. Fortunately it was covered under the drive train warranty because they had to take the car apart. The dealer has my car for lasts weekend and 6 more business days and they will keep it till Monday. so 11 days overall at a minimum. The maintenance manual says it should be 16 hours labor. The car has 52k miles on it and I have lost faith in the vehicle. My F 250, 4 wheel drive crapped out at 40k miles. I am done with American cars. Ford can my kiss back side. And whom ever said the Fusion is the car of the year is full of crap and should not be trusted again
#112 of 143 Re: Ford Fusion 2010 A piece of crap [triman666]
Dec 23, 2011 (2:30 pm)
Yet hundreds of thousands of other owners don't have any of these problems.
#113 of 143 Re: Ford Fusion 2010 A piece of crap [akirby]
Dec 23, 2011 (3:23 pm)
Really I know a dozen people with Ford vehicles. One guy has an explorer with 3 transmission changes all under 50K miles. My best friends wife liked my Fusion so much they bought one and just lost the transmission at 24k miles. My wife had an explorer a few years back and it front axle problems below 40k miles. Yet her Honda has 130k miles with oil and transmission fluid changes being the biggest repair so far. Ford is an embarrassment. I will trade this car in as soon as I can and will probably never buy another Ford