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MSRP: $27,200 - $32,100
Invoice: $25,092 - $29,612
MPG: 44 City / 41 Hwy
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2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 5 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SEATS:FRONT ASSEMBLY:RECLINERRecall Date: 04/01/2014
  • Summary: Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ vehicles manufactured August 15, 2012, through September 10, 2013, 2013-2014 Ford Escape vehicles manufactured June 5, 2012, through August 12, 2013, and 2013-2014 Ford C-Max vehicles manufactured from July 23, 2012, through May 28, 2013. The driver and passenger seatback assemblies may have been produced with sub-standard weld joints used to attach the seat back recliner mechanism to the seat frame. The affected seat backs may have insufficient strength to meet the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 207, "Seating Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 43135
  • Consequence: The back of the subject seats may become loose or lean while driving and potentially increase the risk of injury in certain crashes.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the seatback, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin around May 19, 2014. Owners may contact Ford at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14C03.
  • Dates of Manufacture AUG 14, 2012 to SEP 09, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 14C03
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V164000
STEERINGRecall Date: 05/31/2013
  • Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Fusion vehicles manufactured April 19, 2013, through April 23, 2013. The steering gears may be missing an internal retaining clip. If the clip is missing, components inside the steering gear may become dislodged inside the gear assembly.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 20
  • Consequence: This could result in impaired steering, including the loss of steering control, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering gear, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in mid-June 2013. Ford's recall number is 13S06.
  • Notes: Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V232000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINERecall Date: 05/31/2013
  • Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Police Interceptor Sedan and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles; and certain model year 2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may develop a crack, allowing fuel to leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 390,783
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2013. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S04.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V227000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLINGRecall Date: 12/03/2012
  • Summary: Ford is recalling certain 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured from October 5, 2011, through November 26, 2012 equipped with 1.6L engines; and 2013 Fusion vehicles manufactured from February 3, 2012, through November 29, 2012 equipped with 1.6L engines. The engines may overheat leading to fluid leaks that may come in contact with the hot exhaust system.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 80,057
  • Consequence: Fluid leaks in the presence of an ignition source such as a hot exhaust system may result in a fire.
  • Remedy: The remedy for this recall campaign is still under development. Until the recall remedy has been performed, Ford is advising owners to contact their dealer or call the Ford telephone hotline to arrange alternate transportation. The safety recall is expected to begin on, or before, December 7, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Notes: Ford's recall campaign number is 12S41. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 12V551000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTSRecall Date: 11/30/2012
  • Summary: Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Fusion vehicles, manufactured from February 3, 2012, through October 20, 2012, for failing to conform to the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment." The affected vehicles may not have had the low beam headlamp projector coating properly cured during its manufacturing process.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 19,106
  • Consequence: An improperly cured projector coating will become hazy through operation, over time, reducing the brightness of the low-beam lamp. This may decrease driver visibility and increase the risk of a vehicle crash.
  • Remedy: Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the headlamp assembly. The recall is expected to begin on December 10, 2012. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
  • Notes: Ford's recall campaign number is 12C27. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 12V553000

Reliability

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Warranty

Ford covers the 2013 Fusion Hybrid with a three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and five-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Hybrid powertrain components are covered under a separate warranty, which lasts for eight years or 100,000 miles.

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