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Ford Fusion, Hybrid Cars, Sedan
Jan 01, 2013 (11:13 am)
Last month I placed an order at my Ford dealer for a 2013 Fusion Titanium Hybrid. I am very excited about owning this car but frustrated at not knowing when the model will go into production. The only timeline Ford will give me is "early 2013". I suspect Ford is waiting to see how well the SE hybrid sells before they begin building Titanium hybrids. I would be interested in knowing if there are others out there who have a Titanium hybrid on order and if anyone has information on when they will go into production.
#51 of 130 Re: pricefam1 [pricefam1]
Jan 01, 2013 (3:14 pm)
1/7/13 is the start date for the TiHy. I just hope Ford can get their act together and get the ones already on the streets working correctly.
#52 of 130 Buyer Beware
Jan 01, 2013 (3:49 pm)
The new Fusion Hybrids are not living up to the hype, even with the cold weather, they should still be in the low 40's, but looks like majority of them are in the mid 30's instead.
Hope this link works, Fusion comparison
Very disappointed in the new Fusion, 4500 miles on mine and now I have a solid CEL in addition to only 35 MPG. Have to take time off to bring it in for service, and I have only had it since 11-23.
#53 of 130 Re: pricefam1 [acdii]
Jan 01, 2013 (7:19 pm)
Thanks for the information, acdii. I am sorry to hear that you're having trouble with yours. You said you have a "CEL", what's that?
#54 of 130 Re: pricefam1 [pricefam1]
Jan 02, 2013 (8:06 am)
Check Engine Light. The one that looks like an engine. I dropped it off this morning, it was on solid still, and when I pulled out onto a highway at half throttle, it stumbled again and the CEL was blinking for a bit then went solid again.
#55 of 130 Re: 47 MPG? Ford has a good sense of Humor [acdii]
Jan 04, 2013 (12:58 pm)
The 2013 Ford Fusion hybrid are been held due to repairs, and I have not received my yet. I ordered the ford fusion hybrid around the end of April. It is January now and still working on the 2013 fusion hybrid. Do not look forward to he beginning, but toward the midle of 2013.
#56 of 130 CEL Update
Jan 04, 2013 (5:00 pm)
Got the car back after 3 days in the shop, total of 5 days now. All four plugs were carbon fouled. Test drive resulted in No Problem Found! Still only getting 36 MPG according to the dash. Ford told the tech, release the car and have customer drive it to see if problem returns. So then what? Replace the plugs again when they foul?
Seems to me that Ford can't put two and two together, the car does not get good MPG, and the plugs were carbon fouled at 4500 miles. I may not know how the Ford system works, but I do know that when you run too rich fuel setting, you foul the plugs, and waste gas.
#57 of 130 Re: CEL Update [acdii]
Jan 18, 2013 (3:09 pm)
acdii how has the car performed since the plug replacement?
#58 of 130 Re: CEL Update [gened1]
Jan 18, 2013 (5:16 pm)
Not much change. Took a trip the following sunday to Waukesha, and got 36 MPG going no faster than 65 MPH. The next couple days I drove it going no faster than 2000 RPM, and using as much EV as possible, getting up to 55 very slowly and saw 41, did that 2 days and have not been able to get it to 40 since. Took another highway trip going no faster than 65 on ecocruise last Sunday got 36 with a tail wind, and only 31 on the return trip. It was a 50 mile trip.
On Monday I took my 2010 in the interstate, set the cruise at 65 and over a 20 mile trip got 36.5 MPG, .5 over EPA highway.
Drove the like I normally drive the 2010 and only got 34 MPG, I usually get 38 in the 10.
So did it fix it, NOPE.
Jan 18, 2013 (5:56 pm)
With the cold weather we've been having in California for the past three weeks, my average MPG has been in the low 30s. However, it has warmed up to the mid 60 degrees for the past two days and my commutes (mostly 65-70 mph) have been between 39-42 mpg.