This is a very well known problem with 2010 Ford Fusion and now many people are complaining of this issue with the 2011 Fusion not the sport model as it uses different transmission. In fact, the warranty paperwork which comes with my rebuilds specifically states 25-30k or I will not honor the warranty. It is very important to change the fluid and every 30 to 40K is a good interval. If Volkswagen was that honest, they would have fewer pre-mature transmission failure. If nothing else it sets the example. We have 793 reviews on our Automatic Transmission Fluid products for the 2011 Ford Fusion from previous customers.
Example, driving back from florida in north carolina, caught up in a 4 mile long backup, stop and go traffic, while rolling forward without foot on gas to go a few feet, traffic cleared for about a block, put foot on gas to go forward, transmission again felt like it was on a washboard, tried shifting with a jerking motion and when it did, jerked hard before final shift. Original factory programming was better for my style of driving. This can be a very dangerous situation if you are merging or pulling into traffic. Regulator valves are very busy valves and are constantly moving in their bores. Will do it often, like every 20K more than likely.
It was me, I found the 6 quarts over on the shelf for commercial accounts desk and of course I needed more than 6 quarts but when I went to order the product they said they only had 6 in stock so I just dealt with it but when I was there and I ended up finding the fluid myself I also seen that they had an additional 3 quarts including the 6 I ordered but like usual their inventory count is off as usual. Man, I would give up one of my pinkys for a hydraulic 4 point lift. Back then, the dealer service dept refused to do it, being a lifetime fill…. Have parts delivered straight to your home, or find the nearest Advance Auto Parts store to check out our Automatic Transmission Fluid stock in-person! This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2010 Ford Fusion. And can I do a flush and fill on this type of trans? This causes the steel valves to wear the aluminum valve body, drop the line pressure and fry the clutches, 5th and 6th gears in this trans I dont believe in lifetime fluids but I do know one thing, Ford just cares whether you make it through your warranty period. The vehicle seems to do this only when it is cold.
I'm on a time sensitive situation at all times with my clients and the last thing I need is to be told the part s i was charged for upfront is not in stock like it said it was, so now not only am I wasting my time, fuel, money! The product worked good for a customers 2005 ford freestyle and you can't beat the online discounts compared to any other parts store. I know that manufacturers want to make it seem like their cars are low maintenance, but a 5-fold difference, really? Merging into traffic or at any intersection where cross traffic does not stop is very dangerous as acceleration is non-existent until it slams hard into gear. Hear from other customers via the 9,035 reviews on parts for your Ford Fusion. Far fewer have had the changes. It happens with a warm engine, cold engine, in rain, snow, sun, and even after being driven for 4 hours straight. Guess which one becomes more expensive to maintain when Edmunds and other sites do their analysis? Most car owners who trade often like these long intervals; it allows them to do virtually no maintenance and everything will last at least as long as the warranty.
Numerous times thereafter, while car was driven for miles at high rate of speed, when driving afterward at lower speeds car would do the same. The contact was on a steep incline and shifted the gear selector into the reverse; suddenly the vehicle rolled forward 6-8 feet. The day I brought it home, the problems started. If you want them to last a lifetime, take good care of them!! Like I said earlier, no one can guarantee your trans will last 200-300k miles but regular servicing can more than double your chances. Ford stated it was a normal operating characteristic of the vehicle due to the redesign of the torque converter. Bottom Line recommended The product worked good for a customers 2005 ford freestyle and you can't beat the online discounts compared to any other parts store.
The subsequent owners will pay for the lack of transmission maintenance. No indication from service advisor that they know anything about prior transmission problems that have been reported on the 2010. It bangs so hard into reverse that it feels like someone ran into the car with a bulldozer. The contact engaged the brakes with force repeatedly before the vehicle came to a complete stop. This happened with less than 300 miles on vehicle.
Besides safety issue, the transmission at this rate will not last long. No indication from service advisor that they know anything about prior transmission problems that have been reported on the 2010. It happens with a warm engine, cold engine, in rain, snow, sun, and even after being driven for 4 hours straight. While driving on a cold start, pulling out of neighborhood less than 1 block , car jerked forward, transmission would not shift, then shifted like you were on a washboard and jerked forward harshly while trying to shift into gear. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. Complaint Number: 10401504 Incident Date: April 23, 2011 Date Added to File: May 18, 2011 Description of the Complaint: The contact owns a 2011 ford fusion. I appreciate all the comments and suggestions.
The failure mileage was 3,800. I can't count how many times I've order parts for my customers go to the store to pick them up and they say they can't find them and pretty much tell me they can't help me that I should go check another store as if fuel, time, and running a business is free! The failure mileage was 3,800. Or soon i guess parts will be sourced elsewhere. I do this every 2-3 5000 mile oil changes on our 2011 Escape. Complaint Number: 10404097 Incident Date: June 1, 2011 Date Added to File: June 1, 2011 Description of the Complaint: The transmission seized while traveling at 60 miles per hour, causing rapid deceleration while on highway. Complaint Number: 10392292 Incident Date: March 20, 2011 Date Added to File: March 20, 2011 Description of the Complaint: 2011 ford fusion sel I didn't drive the vehicle for two days when I started vehicle I pulled out in traffic I pressed on the gas pedal. I like this truck, maintain it myself.
It was me, I found the 6 quarts over on the shelf for commercial accounts desk and of course I needed more than 6 quarts but when I went to order the product they said they only had 6 in stock so I just dealt with it but when I was there and I ended up finding the fluid myself I also seen that they had an additional 3 quarts including the 6 I ordered but like usual their inventory count is off as usual. I want to do my self but they also said I need to have a scan tool and bring the trans up to 280 degs temp. The car has 1400 miles on it, and it did this one other time when the vehicle was cold. I did the drain and fill on my 2013 Escape 2. Called dealership that I purchased car from and am scheduled to have it looked at. Called dealership that I purchased car from and am scheduled to have it looked at. The problems have gotten worse and more frequent and are completely random.
Numerous times thereafter, while car was driven for miles at high rate of speed, when driving afterward at lower speeds car would do the same. Avoiding those major failures is the key to long car life. The car has 1400 miles on it, and it did this one other time when the vehicle was cold. The contact engaged the brakes with force repeatedly before the vehicle came to a complete stop. The contact notified the dealer who stated that the vehicle functioned as designed. Car maintenance is a lot like maintaining your teeth! General Motors and Ford Motor Company cooperated in 2002 to create a new automatic transaxle, designed for transverse engine applications in cars.