The second generation of America’s seventh-best selling car, Ford Fusion was launched in 2013. Ford Fusion 2013 is a midsize four-door sedan which offers good comfort and fuel economy at an affordable price.
The 2013 Ford Fusion comes with a 6-speed manual or automatic and eCVT. The 2013 Ford Fusion gasoline-powered and hybrid models were given the Green Car of the Year award by LA Auto Show in 2013.
But that doesn’t mean that the 2013 Ford Fusion doesn’t have any issues. Let’s have a look at the most 2013 Ford Fusion common problems .
2013 Ford Fusion Transmission Shifting Problems
A lot of Ford Fusion 2013 drivers have reported issues regarding the shifting of automatic transmission. This problem with automatic transmission makes the shifting of the 2013 Ford Fusion harsh and hard.
This also causes a delay when shifting. An average mileage of 80,000 miles has been observed before the automatic transmission shifting problem occurred in the 2013 Ford Fusion.
Some consumers also reported that the automatic transmission problem in the 2013 Ford Fusion made the engine rev really high and the car wouldn’t shift to an upper gear.
The cause and cost of repair of these problems with 2013 Ford Fusion automatic transmission vary from vehicle to vehicle.
The repair to the automatic transmission related problems can range from upgrading software on transmission control module and power control module to the replacement of body of valve or even a full transmission replacement.
2013 Ford Fusion Body Noise Problem
After around 100,000 miles on the 2013 Ford Fusion, bad sounds from the car have been reported by many owners. These squeaks and creaks are usually produced due to problems in lower control arms and a strut assembly.
The squeaks and creaks are louder when the 2013 Ford Fusion passes through a bump or takes a turn. To stop the unpleasant sounds, the repair cost between $100-$250.
Transmission Oil Leakage Problem
The 2013 Ford Fusion has a lot of complaints regarding the leaking of its transmission oil. The leakage of transmission oil in the 2013 Ford Fusion happened around 76,000 miles of mileage.
The transmission oil usually leaked from the left side of the half-shaft area. The most probable reason for leaking of oil is the wear and tear of the axle shaft seal in the 2013 Ford Fusion.
2013 Ford Fusion Steering Problem
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One of the most reported and serious issues with the 2013 Ford Fusion are the faults in its steering. The Ford Fusion steering problem usually occurs at an average 80,000 miles.
This problem causes the power steering in the 2013 Ford Fusion to not work properly and sometimes the power and power assist steering fail altogether. The repair to the steering function in 2013 Ford Fusion can cost up to $1,500.
2013 Ford Fusion Swollen Lug Nuts
Lug Nuts in other cars are usually made from one piece of steel but the lug nuts which are used in 2013 Ford Fusion are designed in a new way where the aluminum cap is fused with the steel core.
The aluminum cap gets expanded due to high temperature and causes problems when someone tries to change the tire.
Though it is not a big problem but it definitely causes anxiety when someone attempts to take off the lug nuts in a 2013 Ford Fusion.
Engine Stalling Problem
The 2013 Ford Fusion also has this problem with its engine where it stalls and shuts down.
This situation can happen anytime whether someone is driving, stopping, idling or changing the gear in the 2013 Ford Fusion.
This problem with the 2013 Ford Fusion is frustrating as well as dangerous for the owners.
The average mileage for this problem to start occurring in the 2013 Ford Fusion is 55,650 miles. The repairing to stop the engine stalling and shutting down can cost up to $1,600.
The repair involves replacing anything from the computer, battery, electronic throttle body, evap purge valve, fuel sensor or even the whole engine.
Shifter Cable Breaking Problem
There have been few complaints about the breaking of the shifter cable in the 2013 Ford Fusion. The average 87,550 miles were observed from the incidents that reported the breaking of the shifter cable in a 2013 Ford Fusion.
In most of the incidents which reported the breakage of shifter cable in 2013 Ford Fusion, the drivers were reversing the vehicle.
This problem with the 2013 Ford Fusion is severe but it hasn’t been reported often. The repairing cost of the broken shifter cable is around $620.
The consumers would have to tow their 2013 Ford Fusion to a nearby mechanic shop who would then replace the broken shifter cable with a new one.
2013 Ford Fusion Electrical Problems
There have been over 120 complaints about different electric related problems in the 2013 Ford Fusion. The biggest complaint which has been made in this category is that the 2013 Ford Fusion engine won’t turn on despite all the things in working condition.
This appears to be a glitch in the electrical system of the 2013 Ford Fusion. This problem has been reported to occur after an average 40,600 miles. This problem can be solved by resetting the electrical system of the 2013 Ford Fusion.
There have also been some complaints above the 2013 Ford Fusion electrical system where it warns of a dead battery but the battery is in good shape when checked.
Some consumers have also reported that when the interior of 2013 Ford Fusion heats up, the electrical system of the car starts misbehaving.
Fuel System Problems
There have been reports where the 2013 Ford Fusion fuel system started making bubbly noises especially after filling up gas. The problem starts occurring after an average mileage of 21,400 miles.
Some consumers also reported that the 2013 Ford Fusion fuel tank wasn’t filling as much as the advertised capacity.
While the Ford Fusion seems to have a few issues with it, these problems seem to occur most frequently after a car crashes.
The Ford Fusion still stands as an inexpensive and decent car that you would probably want to trade before 100,000 miles.