2006 Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L V6 from North America


Maybe other Fusions were made better, but the dealer's and Ford's lack of services is unacceptable


Climate control problems - several resistors replaced.

AC doors make loud noises when turning AC on/off, checked several times by the dealership and said to be normal.

Power window switches - 3/4 replaced due to intermittency.

Front brakes replaced at 5000 km, rear brakes replaced at 8000 km, front and back machined at 17000 km and only then did the car finally start to brake properly.

Blower motor replaced at 33000.

Engine making higher pitched ticking sound, dealership says they cannot trace the problem and to not worry about it since I am leasing the car.

General Comments:

For all the problems I have had, even though none have been life threatening, I am disappointed in this car.

No new car owner should have to go through this.

Dealerships should also do more to help customers who have bought troublesome cars, but the dealer says Ford won't let them replace anything 'til it's absolutely toast, a testament to the company's finances (?)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th October, 2008

4th Apr 2009, 00:42

Try another dealer; it seems that this dealer doesn't want to work on this car, especially since it's under the warranty. You won't have to pay for it, but I would first try another Ford dealer.

5th Apr 2009, 13:14

You need to heed the advice of the previous commenter and seek out another dealer. There are HUGE differences in dealerships. I wouldn't take a pair of roller skates to the dealer I bought my Fusion from. I drive 15 miles further to get my warranty oil changes and service done. The dealer I use has been very good. Of course I haven't had any problems with my 2006 Fusion so I can't say how good the repairs might be. Ford DOES have a reputation for HORRIBLE service, but since their cars (the ones I've owned at least) have been flawless, I've never had to rely on them for any repairs.

12th Jun 2009, 14:11

Yes, the AC noise you are talking about must be normal, because I have read other reviews that experienced the same thing. Plus, my Fusion SE is a 2008 and does the same thing... however, given I live in 100 degree weather almost everyday during spring and summer here in Oklahoma, it is not often that I have to turn off the AC...

12th Jun 2009, 17:18

My 2009 MKZ doesn't make any unexpected noises at all when turning on and off the air conditioner, and I do that frequently, like five or six times a day. Maybe they fixed that. I expect the MKZ and Fusion air conditioners are identical although I don't really know.

The one funny thing I experienced when the car was brand new in the winter was a loud thump when first starting the car at 30 degrees F, turning on the heat and changing the heater settings. I think it was a heater door sticking before it opened or closed. It really startled me the first time it happened, but now I just think of it as the car's personality. Never happens in warmer weather, and also it got quieter after the first few months of use.

15th Jun 2009, 21:53

We have both an MKZ and a Fusion and I have never noticed this noise. However, we live in the Sunbelt and seldom see temperatures below 30 degrees. I think your very good deduction is probably the answer, as I DID experience this noise on another car rarely and it was exactly what you suggested: a flow door sticking a little and then jolting open.

2006 Ford Fusion SEL V6 from North America


The 2006 V6 SEL Fusion isn't bad, but it needs improvements


I keep hearing a clank sound when I make u-turns and when I first put the car in reverse. 2 dealers have said that's normal, but I know it's not. They replaced a bracket (covered under warranty), but it STILL makes that annoying clank.

Last week I started hearing a screeching noise--this is when the car is stationary with the parking break up--when I first start the engine. I'll be getting it serviced next week.

General Comments:

My car is sluggish; when I accelerate quickly it takes 1-2 seconds to engage, and I have seen my life flash a time or two when I forgot to pad my acceleration while changing lanes. Did I say it is a gas guzzler? I get 322 mpg. It's a V6.

I need tires too, and have found tires matching the original manufacture specs for as low as 135 and as high as 279 per tire, depending on the brand.

I'd only purchase this car again if they improved the gas mileage, and the sluggishness.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th June, 2008