I do not drive my vehicle in the same manner as a heavy commercial, delivery, taxi, patrol or livery driver periodic stop-and-go in heavy traffic does not qualify under that criteria. If you don't mind paying dealer prices, you could go that route too. The varying engine types are all susceptible to the common malfunctions. Also, what a reasonable cost for this service at a dealer? Be apart of Ford Fusion Hybrid Forum by signing in or creating an account. After changing it they are suprised with how well it shifts afterwards. When adding transmission fluid to your Fusion, be sure to add it slowly as it will fill up quickly and is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. As another poster stated, the main enemy of automatic transmissions is heat.
If you let it go 100K+, I would say don't bother. . And again, for those who wish, go ahead and change at 30,000 miles. However, I can still agree with you that for those who think 150,000 miles is too long to wait, there is nothing wrong with changing the transmission fluid sooner. Thanks Changing the fluid will help the shifting, and yes I would get it done. Make sure that whoever does it has the correct fluid listed in your manual.
A good compromise would be in the 60,000-100,000 range. So I have a 07 ford fusion V6 that has 63K miles. But some instances of transmission malfunction leave owners considerably disappointed in the Ford Fusion. Of course you should regularly check the fluid level and the color. The majority of reports indicate that lower gears are involved in the problem. No need to drop the pan.
The filter is cheap and important so the basics are cost. What is your opinion on having the fluid changed now? What is your opinion on having the fluid changed now? By 120k miles, trans failure is pretty much of a sure thing when service has never been done. Mileage is also not a likely cause, as the problems frequently present in cars with little use. Also lately my car has been shifting harder and I didn't know if changing the transmission fluid would help. Issues are cited with 2. So I have a 07 ford fusion V6 that has 63K miles.
The normal maintenance schedule only calls for inspecting the transmission fluid levels, and does not call for replacing the transmission fluid until 150K miles? I've never had the transmission fluid changed and I was looking in the maintenance manual and it says it needs to be changed every 30K miles. I seem to have repeated what eurayle1 said only because I opened this thread in a seperate tab earlier. Some dealers blame bad tires, but owners report that more complex mechanisms usually need replacement. The Ford Fusion has received much attention over the years for its comfortable, straightforward design. The reports of transmission problems in the Ford Fusion span all years of manufactured models.
I do not tow or use any type of roof-top carrier. Good maintenance on an autotrans not expensive. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 2007 Ford Fusion. Any help would be appreciated, I don't know too much about cars. This is a case where the recommended schedule is designed to get the transmission past the warranty period with a very slight chance of failure and no more. I've never had the transmission fluid changed and I was looking in the maintenance manual and it says it needs to be changed every 30K miles. They get dark pretty fast so changing them sooner at 30000 miles for peace of mind that they wont have any problems in the long run.
I rarely if ever operate my car on unpaved or dusty roads and never in off-road conditions. Car makers now want to make their products appear to be maintenance-free or low-maintenance, but this is not wise if you intend to keep the car for an extended period of time. Often this occurs while the car shifts into first gear. The fluid change is simple get a torx bit and let the fluid drain out. When adding transmission fluid to your Fusion, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. Unfortunately, this particular problem is not often resolved by dealerships, and may be escalated to other divisions of the Ford service chain.
Then refill i forgot how much fluid it took i think 4. Some owners report that the problem worsens after attempted repair. Unless you only drive coast to coast at moderate speed, it is highly unlikely that the transmission will make it to 150,000 miles in normal traffic without any fluid changes. If the transmission fluid level in your Fusion is low, you need to add transmission fluid through the dipstick tube. Any help would be appreciated, I don't know too much about cars. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Fusion, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. So I'm considering getting the transmission fluid changed but I've heard it may due more harm than good to have it changed in vehicles that haven't been routinely changing it.