2013 Ford Fusion Common Problems

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 12/03/20 •  6 min read

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.

Live Mechanic Help 24/7
Chat With A Mechanic Online

Connect with a verified mechanic in minutes. No appointments. No high fees. No waiting. Get back on the road and enjoy the ride.

Chevy Traverse Problems
Chevy Traverse Problems

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 

2013 Ford Fusion Common Problems
jetcityimage|istock

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. 

Live Mechanic Help 24/7
Chat With A Mechanic Online

Connect with a verified mechanic in minutes. No appointments. No high fees. No waiting. Get back on the road and enjoy the ride.

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

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

2013 Ford Fusion Common Problems
jetcityimage|istock

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 

2013 Ford Fusion Common Problems
jetcityimage|istock

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.

(Visited 2,631 times, 5 visits today)

Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.