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Nov 30, 2012 (8:35 pm)
Oh boy, Ford is recalling nearly 90K units of the 1.6 Ecoboost Fusion and Escape, due to overheating and engine fires. Too bad. A great little engine that was released a bit prematurely?
#17173 of 20193 Re: Fusion recall [gregg_vw]
Nov 30, 2012 (8:48 pm)
I'm glad I ordered my new Fusion with the 2.0 EcoBoost engine!
#17174 of 20193 2013 fusion production delays
Nov 30, 2012 (9:15 pm)
Oh my god!!! All of you that said I was over reacting to the stoppage of vehicles i certainly hope you are now eating dead rotting crow. Not only was there one hidden but now two known Recalls including one where they recommend you do not drive the vehicle and they will pay to have the car towed (yes towed not driven) to the nearest dealership but can offer no time frame of when the vehicle will be repaired. This means no repair parts have been shipped to dealers as my Oasis report 24 hours prior showed nothing about this latest screw up. 96,000 plus the 28,0000 equals Ford being complete idiots at launch t">ime!!!
Management needs to be replaced!!!
#17175 of 20193 Re: 2013 fusion production delays [sdcal2]
Nov 30, 2012 (9:54 pm)
The problem with both recalls were European parts and/or labor (headlamps and improperly installed and/or defective freeze plugs).
Ford put a lot of trust in Europe with their new platforms and it's coming back to bite them.
These are all temporary problems that won't reoccur once they're fixed but it's certainly giving Ford a black eye lately.
#17176 of 20193 Re: 2013 fusion production delays
Dec 01, 2012 (2:38 pm)
It's a shame that Ford has had so many issues with their recent launches. The new Focuses, Escapes, and Fusions sound like very nice vehicles, but I'm leery of purchasing any new Fords after hearing about some of the problems they've had. A few years ago Ford seemed to have really good reliability, but these recalls remind me of the Ford of 2001/2002.
#17177 of 20193 Re: 2013 fusion production delays [serenity185]
Dec 01, 2012 (2:53 pm)
Moving to European platforms is saving a lot of money but is causing a lot of teething problems getting those platforms into North American factories. These aren't long term reliability problems - these are bad parts or bad assembly or both. Once fixed they won't reoccur but this has to be killing Mulally. Won't stop me from buying a new Fusion but I might wait an extra month or two.
#17178 of 20193 Why I'm still waiting for a new Ford Fusion
Dec 02, 2012 (11:55 pm)
1: I want to buy a new car from an American manufacturer
2: I only have $30,000 to spend on it
3: In my opinion it's the only midsize sedan worth having that meets the above criteria
4: I love the styling of the new model
5: I want to be among the first to own one
6: I've never owned a Job 1 car before and I think it'll be cool to own one
7: I've never special ordered a new car before and I wanted to do so at least once in my lifetime
8: I'm aware that production problems and delays are common for first year redesign cars
9: I have no control over how long the waiting period for manufacture and delivery is
10: I need a new car but I'm not in a big hurry to get one
#17179 of 20193 Very Happy with Titanium 2.0 ecoboost
Dec 04, 2012 (7:01 pm)
I just bought car off of the lot. Ruby Red, Titanium, 2.0 liter. Navi, Driver Assist and Sunroof. I didn't really have to have sunroof but I didn't want to wait for the order and nothing else in the area available.
Very happy with the car, drives great. Feels really good. Great acceleration compared to 2007 Civic. Had to have headlamps fixed prior to release from dealer. Got about 1500 off from MSRP, was happy with the deal.
#17180 of 20193 Re: Why I'm still waiting for a new Ford Fusion [puppybone69]
Dec 07, 2012 (6:39 am)
Cool! Good for you! Congrats on your new car.
I wanted a new car too. I needed to stop my '99 Grand Cherokee V8 from bleeding me dry with repair bills. I researched mid size sedans for 6 months before my selection.
Every day I look at it and am damn proud and happy about it. If I had to do it again I would have bought one with a power passenger seat, and heated seats. I miss that feature from my Grand Cherokee.
Please let us know everything about your Fusion as you get to know it! Stuff like handling, engine, features, looks, color, and hey...post a picture or two!
#17181 of 20193 Re: Why I'm still waiting for a new Ford Fusion [cski]
Dec 07, 2012 (7:17 am)
But most power passenger seats (not counting very high-end autos) have only 4 way or sometimes 6 way adjustability.. and the key adjustments missing are the two most important opnes in terms of operator ease, are the cushion tilt front and rear (with both being the 8 way).
And the power fore and aft is a real waste on front passenger seats in most cars. If a child seat is installed it is usually behind the passenger seat and basically all cars will accommodate one when seat is in furthest rear position, and even if you do have to move it, fore and aft is one of the easiest moves there is..unless you are extremely large-sized or have age related or other type disabilities.
I hear Ford has (also) been caught with 20% optimistic fuel economy results on their hybrid Fusions and Escapes. 20% is a huge number!
That said, the owner here on this forum who recently has been informing us of his experiences with his new hybrid, seems to get quite acceptable fuel economy IMO, as I interpret his driving style and locale.