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#1 of 33 2010 Ford Fusion Brakes
Feb 03, 2010 (12:00 pm)
I own a 2010 Ford Fusion SEL with about 3,000 miles on it. I always noticed the brakes feel funny when releasing them at a light or stop sign on days when it's raining and the brakes are wet. Yesterday a car pulled out in front of me and I had to slam on my brakes. It was a sunny day with dry pavement. I had that pedal to the floor and the brakes did not lock up or pulse from the anti-lock braking system. I didn't think I would be able to stop in time but did. The braking distance for me to stop a car going 25-30 MPH was huge with no tire squeal. Made me very nervous and I'm having the brakes checked soon!
Has anyone else out there with a 2010 Fusion had this problem?
#2 of 33 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion Brakes [koho955]
Feb 03, 2010 (6:01 pm)
Hmm.. Haven't noticed anything funny. Had my SE since August, 8,000 miles. Does the pedal feel mushy or anything? When anti-lock kicks in, it's more of a buzz than a pulse, and while I haven't 'used' it yet on the Fusion, on a previous vehicle i owned, the pedal kept going down as the ABS buzzed. Perhaps the going-to-the-floor you encountered?
#3 of 33 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion Brakes [koho955]
Feb 05, 2010 (4:21 am)
I just read this today of the web news
Software also appears to be to blame at Ford Motor Co., which said Thursday it plans to fix 17,600 Mercury Milan and Ford Fusion gas-electric hybrids because of a glitch that can give drivers the impression the brakes have failed.
The automaker says the problem occurs in transition between two braking systems and at no time are drivers without brakes. Ford spokesman Said Deep says the company will ask owners to bring their vehicles in for a software fix that changes the pedal feel
#5 of 33 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion Brakes [smarty666]
Feb 10, 2010 (4:07 am)
We're getting off track. He said he has an SEL, not a hybrid.
#6 of 33 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion Brakes [xmech]
Feb 10, 2010 (5:58 am)
xmech...The brakes are totally normal except the one time I had to slam them on and it was kinda like when you slammed on you brakes of your ten speed and you would slowly come to a stop....no lock-up, no pulsing from the anti-lock brake system.
#7 of 33 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion Brakes [xmech]
Feb 10, 2010 (8:02 am)
no were not going off topic, this is a milan/fusion brake forum and that includes the regular vehicles and the hybrids
please stop nit picking!
#8 of 33 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion Brakes [smarty666]
Feb 10, 2010 (11:31 am)
Sorry, smarty. I figured this topic was about his SEL brake problems, and I'm sure there's more than one thread about the FFH regenerative brake issue, which as I understand has little or nothing to do with standard brakes, so will be of no help solving his problem, or may even confuse matters, but that's me. Sorry for trying to help.
And Koho, sounds like your brakes worked as advertised.
#9 of 33 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion Brakes [xmech]
Feb 10, 2010 (12:49 pm)
hey I'm just looking at out for the consumer and making sure anyone with a hybrid knows about the recall because no matter what car you have recalls stink and any opportunity to get the car manufacture to fix something for free is worth it; they screw us over enough so paybacks a pain!
#10 of 33 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion Brakes [smarty666]
Feb 10, 2010 (1:41 pm)
Well, I stopped and looked the the threads listed under "Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan", and there isn't one there about the Hybrid brake issue, so you have a good point on that issue. I frequent several Fusion forums, and I'm so used to seeing them, I assumed there would be one here, too. I'm real suprised it isn't. Maybe it's a good idea for you to post your link in an appropriately titled new thread just for the Hybrids? It might alert more people with hybrids and I'm sure they will appreciate it!