1st Gen (2006 – 2012) Ford Fusion Problems

The 1st generation of the Fusion has a cumulative PainRank™ of 36.53. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2006–2012 Fusion model years have sent in 1260 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the steering (21%) followed by the interior (18%) and the engine (16%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Ford model years.

Watch out for the 2011 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2012 232
2011 230
2010 330
2009 92
2008 144
2007 114
2006 118

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