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  1. End of the Fusion?

    Mike Levine - Ford’s product communications mgr for North America - flatly denies this on twitter, so I wouldn’t be too worried yet. This could just be misinterpretation by suppliers.
  2. 20170718_153645.jpg

    You posted this in the gallery instead of the regular forum. According to these 2 sources you don't need to drain and replace the fuel for just one tank. http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2016/07/what-happens-if-you-put-the-wrong-fuel-in-your-car-.html http://www.ethanolretailer.com/frequently-asked-questions/for-consumers#56
  3. dash board cluster lights came on

    Best guess is a weak battery. If it's more than 3 years old just go ahead and change it.
  4. AC always seems to be on

    What exactly do you mean by turn off the unit? You can turn off the climate control, but I don't know why you'd want or need to do that. Just adjust the temperature. E.g. if I get in and start the vehicle and it's blowing more cold air than I want, I increase the temperature until it slows down or stops. You can also use it in manual mode by manually adjusting the fan speed.
  5. AC always seems to be on

    It works just like the thermostat in your home - set it to the desired temperature and it will try to maintain that. As Art says, if you set it to 74 and it's 80 then it's going to blow cool air. If you don't want cool air, increase the temperature setting. Also understand that it will run the A/C compressor most of the time above 35 degrees F even if it's blowing hot air. It dehumidifies the air and prevents the windows from fogging up. The dehumidified air is warmed by the heater before entering the cabin, so don't freak out if it's really cold and the heater is on full blast and the A/C is also on. That's normal.
  6. Best bet is a tuner on 93 octane fuel. I wouldn’t expect more than 20-30 extra hp.
  7. Fusion Ecoboost Fuel Mileage

    I don't have a clue how you drive - I'm just putting facts and options on the table. You don't have to "beat" it to get bad mpg. I've found one thing that makes a difference is taking your foot completely off the gas when coasting. Keeping just a slight pressure on the pedal prevents the Deceleration Fuel Shutoff from engaging. Just for fun - try fuel from a different station to make sure you're not getting lower octane than advertised. It can happen. If that doesn't make a difference try a tank of premium and see if that makes a difference. Also make sure it's E10 and not E15. The EPA tests with pure gasoline (not E10) even though most of us can't find pure gas any more. E10 will lower mpg versus pure gas. E15 will be even worse. The test is perfectly valid and it doesn't matter if the computer is off a little. The point is to see what you're getting as close to EPA tests as possible. If the test says 27 mpg that points to a problem. If the test says 33 mpg then it's probably your driving. Don't assume the dealer did anything. Dealers are independent businesses not controlled by Ford. Some are great, some are terrible. If those other tests point to a problem you can always try a different dealer.
  8. Fusion Ecoboost Fuel Mileage

    Nobody is lying. The EPA mileage tests are very stringent. Ecoboost engines have a wider range of mpg than naturally aspirated engines. You can get better mileage if you drive the right way but you can also get worse mileage. Find a level stretch of highway and set the cruise control to 55 or 60, reset the mpg and let it go for a few miles and report back. If there is a problem it could be anything from a dragging brake to a lazy O2 sensor or even bad gas. Also - are you sure it has the OEM tires and wheels? Do they match what is on the sticker? Have you checked the tire pressure?
  9. How do you know it's NOT the cell phone? Have you reproduced the problem without the phone? That is a viable explanation. If you can prove it fails without the phone being nearby then the dealership can try to fix it. You have to do your part to prove that it's the car and not the cell phone, and it's not difficult to do that. You can't just refuse to do anything and then say Ford won't fix it.
  10. WATER PUMP Failed.

    Makes sense. Good luck either way.
  11. WATER PUMP Failed.

    That sucks, but that's why it's not recommended to go with a 3rd party warranty. If you do be sure to read the fine print. Not a mechanic but I would think if it ran fine before and after the dealer visit and didn't overheat then it might be ok. Although you have to ask if it was ok why did it stall?
  12. 2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6L Ecoboost

    I understand, but it was still totaled and repaired even if it was later inspected and cleared.
  13. 2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6L Ecoboost

    There is always some risk when buying a salvaged title but having it inspected makes it much less of a risk. I'm not interested in buying it - just wanted to make sure all the facts were disclosed here. I'll actually be selling my 2013 Titanium in a few months to get a new F150.
  14. 2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6L Ecoboost

    That tells me the insurance company thought there was a lot more damage and other parts that should have been replaced but weren't. Either way you've disclosed it so the buyer knows and can assume the risk.
  15. 2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6L Ecoboost

    Not trying to be a wet blanket, but they don't total a relatively new $25K+ car for cosmetic damage. What was damaged and what was actually replaced?