Ford Fusion Hybrid Problems

Front 3/4 view of a Fusion Hybrid

Ranks 75th in reliability out of 76 hybrid models.

Fusion Hybrid owners are tired of their engines stalling and poor MPG performance. Ford has offered a solution by telling owners to hit the gas and drive the cars at highway speeds for at least 15-30 minutes. But what if your commute doesn't involve a highway?

Most Common Fusion Hybrid Complaints

power steering totally went out
This Steering problem has been made 16 times by 2010 model year owners.
engine stalls/dies while driving
This Engine problem has been made 13 times by 2010 model year owners.
not getting the mpg as promised
This Fuel System problem has been made 11 times by 2013 model year owners.
throttle body faulty
This Engine problem has been made 9 times by 2010 model year owners.
brake failure
This Brakes problem has been made 7 times by 2010 model year owners.
wrench light comes on
This Engine problem has been made 7 times by 2010 model year owners.

Fusion Hybrid Generations

The Fusion Hybrid has 2 generations. Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 2nd Generation Fusion Hybrid (2013—2019)

    This generation ranks 93rd in reliability out of 103 generations.

    Front 3/4 view of a 2nd generation Fusion Hybrid
  2. 1st Generation Fusion Hybrid (2009—2012)

    This generation ranks 102nd in reliability out of 103 generations.

    Front 3/4 view of a 1st generation Fusion Hybrid

News About the Fusion Hybrid

Ford Tells Hybrid Owner to Hit the Gas

Lisa Sweeney bought a Ford Fusion Hybrid because she wanted to do her part to help the environment. But now her car has a problem. Good news – there’s an easy solution. Bad news – that solution defeats the reason she bought a hybrid in the first place.

3/4 front view of a Fusion Hybrid on a white backdrop

7 Hybrids to Avoid in 2016

A list of seven hybrids to avoid buying if you were in the market for a used car. They aren’t necessarily hybrids from the 2016 model year (although they can be), but just the cars that were the biggest pains to own this year.

3/4 view of a Toyota Camry hybrid on a white back drop

Ford Hybrid MPGs Not What They're Cracked Up to Be

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A proposed class-action lawsuit takes aim at Ford saying the Fusion Hybrid gets nowhere near its advertised MPGs. To make matters worse, the lawsuit says Ford issued a software update that deceptively changed the MPG numbers on the instrument panel, without actually making the car more fuel efficient.

A car's window sticker showing a combined fuel economy rating of 47 miles per gallon