It's like when you go into (name any national chain store) and the sales person tells you about the products by reading the product label or a sign on the shelf. Or the appliance repairman who can swap the parts out that's he's been sent to do, but can't diagnose anything.
Yep Been there, STILL doing that. Have an LG refrigerator that has been out of service going on 6 weeks now. Phone jockey parts swapper has been out 3 times, threw a new compressor in on the second visit, which did not fix it, was out a third time, burned up 4 hours of my wife's time she will not get paid for, and still not fixed, throwing more parts at it, we think, they aren't calling us back.
Have you reported the problem to the NHTSA? They know how to get Ford's attention when safety is involved.
Yes I did. However, those of us who are very adept at brake scores would be the only ones who would notice the problems, the average driver would most likely not notice the difference in braking, though the surge while turning they might notice if they go fast enough through a turn.
Just a WAG but have you disabled the stability control system to see if that has an effect on the symptoms?
Yep, turned everything I could off.
Heres the thing, no codes, not even with their fancy computer hooked up, so Ford hotline wont do anything for them. Grysql had a thought that it might be the RCM, since there is a recall on it, and does tie into these systems, so I talked to the tech, who checked and unless it throws a code, they wont replace it.
Bottom line I am fed up with these cars being so damned complex that you need an electrical engineer with a boatload of tools and stuff to diagnose, and that the average mechanic does not have access to, that I gave up. This plus due to an arthritic condition that makes it very painful to be in the car for anything more than 30 minutes I decided to trade it in on something I can drive long periods without having extreme pain. I'm also tired of the hybrid game, been doing it for 8 years now, which was OK when I had a lot of city driving, but now my daily drive is 90% highway, which defeats the purpose of the Hybrid. I tried to get a Flex to replace it, but couldn't find one I could afford, but ran across a very sweet deal on a truck, so after tomorrow the Fusion will be gone.
I wanted to keep the Fusion, let my wife drive it, but financially I just could not swing it, so it had to be the sacrifice. Taking it down to two vehicles, which should make it easier in the long run, one less car to plate and insure, and we need a truck for projects and horses, that and I have not found a car I can drive for any length of time except a Taurus, and since one of those gets about the same MPG as the truck, made the decision even easier.
If it weren't for the fact I just cant sit in the car for very long I would just keep after Ford to get the car fixed, but I found that the pain after getting home was affecting more than just me, as I was crabby and little things were setting me off. I love the Fusion, probably one of the best cars ford has ever made, and it pains me to get rid of it, but it pained me more physically to drive it. It got to the point that I don't want to drive it anymore. In fact I have been home 3 hours and my left leg is still throbbing from the hip down.
Meagan, thanks for the assist on this, it was worth a shot at least.