FORD (Fix Or Replace Daily).
It's the absolute worse Ford car I owned. I owned a small fleet of Ford vans for my business and those are tough. However, Fusion hybrid plug in 2014 model is a disaster (Titanium trim PHEV). Had over 7 recalls. The most troubling one is the weak transmission HF35 and the Inverter/TCM. Most dealers just blow it off when I had the problem. Only 1 advisor step up to tell me Ford warranty it up to 150K on the EV system, but replaced it with a refurbished unit that only lasted about 28K miles; then the Inverter (TCM) went out. The recall was supposed to include the TCM/PCM replacement too, but the dealer skimp out on that & hoped owner gets passed 150K miles then bye bye. At 105K my CVT Tranny went out (HF35); at 141k the Inverter had intermittent problem and go into limp mode, "STOP SAFELY NOW". So frustrated with the run around, I parked it for a year. Then the rat got into it & chew up couple of brake wires that disabled the ABS/Traction Control features (2 wires) because the cable housing are made of SOY!! (food/bio grade). Now, instead of tackle the heart of the problem, the dealer wants to use the rat as a scapegoat & pointed to the wiring harness. However, the previous diagnosis was wrong already prior to the rat problem. The dealer just want to dance around the problem & seems many techs aren't up on hybrids & EVs nor are the service advisors (they just want to churn you for the diagnostic fees $240 or thereabouts). No accountability from Ford dealers (refraining from naming names). Most just shrug it off; and one that tried to help, did it half xxx. Poor design (i.e. putting the PCM next to a hot gas engine when it should have been placed in a cool part of the engine. Other small nuisances like the cable for the rear trunk, if you accidently left your FOB in your sport bag after the gym & closed it, you're locked out. If you have no power or the motor fails, you're locked out of your trunk). The few good things are the sexy body design after the Aston Martin look alike and it does ride nice but only for 4 adults of average weight. Lots of tech bells and whistles. Max passenger/cargo load of around 800 lbs., and under power. Stay away from Fusion. Not built to last in my opinion. A throw away car around 150K miles.
Best car for the 💰
Owend 10 years bought with 29,000 miles only broke one time was a fuel sensor. All recalls fixed with no issues from dealer.now has 86,000 miles.would buy again.
Great car wish they still made it I'd buy another.
Had this car for almost ten years with only one repair. I had a purge valve die and it cost me under $300 to fix. I have a Titanium edition and everything still works and runs great. This has been one of the most trouble free cars I have had. In the past I have gotten rid of cars sooner but this one has been great so I kept it. It gets oil changes about every 4000 miles and has never burnt a lick of oil. Going to give it to my son when I'm done with it.