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You are in the Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan
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Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#63 of 82 Re: What I would like in future Fusions [akirby]
Mar 01, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I also don't mind the prop rod for the hood - simple, cheap and never needs to be replaced.
And you don't need to worry about the struts failing and having that darn hood fall on your head! The prop struts on my F350 are getting weak, in the cold the hood fell on my head! Ouch!
#64 of 82 Re: What I would like in future Fusions [acdii]
Mar 01, 2010 (2:37 pm)
Not to mention the price of those truts! I replaced them once on my Grand Cherokee, then when they went bad again, they got replaced with a 2x4...
#65 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [acdii]
Mar 09, 2010 (11:43 am)
I also experience a surge/touchy throttle on my 2010 camry when the engine is cold and the rpms are higher than normal at idle..as the engine warms up, idle engine rpm drops and the surge is no longer a problem..it is a bit disconcerting the first few times you drive it until you get used to it..
#66 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [petras2]
Mar 09, 2010 (12:45 pm)
Was yours a Hybrid? Mine was fully warmed up, well it should have been after 5 miles at 60 MPH. The Hybrid motor shuts down when you come to a stop, normally once you hit about 20 MPH and slowing the motor drops offline, but in my case it revved up instead.
Now a Prius had a stuck throttle, although I am skeptical that the dude just got caught speeding and used it as an excuse.
#67 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [acdii]
Mar 09, 2010 (6:08 pm)
no, mine is a 4cyl le version..yea, I'm also a bit suspicious of that runaway prius claim..not to say that it really couldn't/didn't happen but with toyota's recent bad publicity and very "deep pockets", it wouldn't surprise me if there are not at least a few folks out there making bogus acceleration claims to make a quick buck...
#68 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [petras2]
Mar 09, 2010 (6:49 pm)
I don't think the guy was using it as an excuse. The officer said when he saw the car the brake lights were on and he could smell the brakes!
#69 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [xmech]
Mar 10, 2010 (8:52 am)
More information came out after I posted, and sure enough, this looks legit. Burning up brakes is very hard to do, you need both feet pushing down on the brake to do that, so unless the guy has 3 feet, it does look like his ran away with him. There are three ways to get the car into neutral, first move the shift lever to the right and hold for a few seconds, or push the park button while in motion, there is a failsafe that prevents the park pawl from engaging at anytime when the speed is above 3 MPH, so it puts it in neutral, the 3rd is to press and hold the power button for 3-5 seconds. If he did the first two and nothing happens, that is a genuine software glitch!
#70 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [petras2]
Mar 11, 2010 (5:00 am)
"bogus acceleration claims to make a quick buck"
Did you see the guy on the news? He looked to me like he was shaken up. How is he going to make a buck? The first thing the court will ask is what is your loss? I have never seen so many people defend a company over a recall than this Toyota deal, what the heck is going on? Are people brain washed?
#71 of 82 Re: clearly not the Camry [hackattack5]
Mar 11, 2010 (8:01 am)
The reports also state the cop who helped him saw him lift out of the seat trying to apply the brakes. Is the cop in on it too? So far everything is pointing to a software problem on this one, if anything the NTSB will find the cause.
#72 of 82 Re: Looks like Ford is doing something right [hackattack5]
Oct 21, 2010 (11:41 pm)
"With the improvement in the 2010 model year, Ford narrowed the gap with leading Asian automakers, including Toyota."
Fusion is a Japanese car. Built on Mazda’s GG chassis with a Mazda engine, it is a Mazda 6 that is re-branded to fooling American in thinking it is an American made car. In fact the Mazda 6 is more American built then the Fusion. While Mazda6 sold in the USA are assembled in Flat Rock, Michigan, the Fusions are assembled in Mexico with only 20% of the parts coming from USA/Canada. Japanese Cars sold in the USA like Camrys and Accords had more USA/Canada parts then the Fusion and assembled in the USA.