Recall Alert: 2013 Ford Fusion

Ford is recalling 19,106 model-year 2013 versions of the Fusion sedan due to problems with the headlights, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected vehicles, which were manufactured from Feb. 3 through Oct. 20, 2012, fail to conform to a federal motor vehicle standard regarding low-beam headlight projector coating. You can check your vehicle's build date on a sticker on the driver-side doorjamb.

The headlights in the affected vehicles could become hazy over time and not be as bright. This could lead to decreased visibility for the driver and an increased risk of a crash. 

Ford will notify owners starting next week, and dealers will replace the affected parts for free. Owners can call Ford at 866-436-7332 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 for more info.

This is the second recall in two weeks for the redesigned-for-2013 sedan, following last week's recall of the Fusion's 1.6-liter engine due to overheating.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 7, 2012 | Comments (7)



I would love to have a new Fusion. What a sharp looking car. All cars hve recalls and especially first model years. This car is one of the most stylish 2013 cars out there and will be a huge seller for Ford.


Does Ford include a fire extinguisher as standard equipment on the 1.6? No thanks I'll buy the much better Honda.


My god, between the Escape and the Fusion how many recalls does this make for two new intros? This is getting ridiculous.


Sorry Ohiodale. With this many recalls including a potential fire hazard, this car screams lemon. Such horrendous development on Ford's part. When can American cars finally improve? Too many flops.


Wow, I honestly will applaud Ford for this recall, yes that they realize they will become hazy, this early in life is disappointing, but every car I have owned since 2000, with plastic lens headlights has fogged over, including my 2000 Civic, my 2003 Camry. Congrats Ford for stepping up to the plate. The rest of the issues may be inexcusable but I am glad they are accepting fault for this.

Troy S.

Early age hazy headlamps, Risk of fire recalls in new models, not meeting fuel economy ratings in the new Cmax, stuck accelerators (at least one person died in July), and the poorly received SYNC system. Not to mention the cliff dive in quality rankings.

Ford has problems with marketing, quality control, design, testing, design and safety. If this sort of bafoonery keeps up, Ford will have a customer jumping ship problem.

Tom K

My new Fusion is great !!!!!!!!!!

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