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Ford Fusion/Mercury Milan Maintenance & Repair

mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
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  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 9,683
    Bueller? Bueller? :)
  • 07milan07milan Posts: 4
    My 2007 Milans' rear speakers pop when I apply the breaks. It is loud enough that I have had to disconnect them. The dealer says the factory knows about the problem, but does not know the cause. Anyone else have or know about this problem?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,689
    First I've heard of it. Sounds like a wiring problem with the BRAKE lights. Is it the rear door speakers or the rear deck subwoofers?
  • 07milan07milan Posts: 4
    The rear deck speckers. Because they are so close to the third brake light I tried disconnecting it, but no help. ...And again, my dealer says the factory knows about it and is working on a fix.
  • Does anyone know of a good wheel lacquer to match my Ford Fusion rims? With nice weather hopefully approaching soon I am looking to repair a few scratches I obtained over the long winter.

    (also posted in the general forum)
  • depalmadepalma Posts: 3
    Does the I-4 engine have a spin on oil filter or the old fashioned cartridge filter like the Mazda6i?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,689
    Yes. ;)

    According to the OM it could be either one. I know that some come with the cartridge filter as it's been the subject of other debates. Not sure if some also come with the regular type or if it's just in the OM as a future possibility.
  • tiredofpoptiredofpop Posts: 1
    My 2007 Milan does the same. I've had a speaker replaced, a brake piece replaced and now the factory is saying no more replacement pieces until Ford figures it out. It's very annoying, and very disappointing considering it's a brand new car. Love everything else about it, but this is frustrating! Come on Ford, figure it out!
  • 07milan07milan Posts: 4
    :) My Sonoma Ca. dealer fixed the popping problem yesterday. I believe a factory TSP has just been issued. I'm not real sure what was done, but it sounded like a wire or connection had some extra insulation put around it.
  • kmaurerkmaurer Posts: 48
    I have 3,000 miles on my Fusion. Lately, with things starting to get warmer in my part of the country, the car will occasionally say "Driver Door Ajar" when the driver's side door is shut tightly. My question is: where is the sensor that tells the car the door's shut? All I can guess is that it is located in the door latch. Since it is happening intermittently, I can't take it into the dealership until it is actually doing it. I first want to see if anything is "stuck" and just needs to be lubricated.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,689
    It's in the door latch. Spray it with WD-40 and see if that fixes it.
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    Actually a silicon based lubricant would be better...
  • cldfuzn25cldfuzn25 Posts: 3
    Is anyone noticing that the lights that are lighting up the back license plate getting very hot? I noticed what looked like to very evenly spaced dents back by there and was confused by how they got there till i took some stuff out of the trunk last night and the back was very very hot by the lights and kinda thought maybe my car was melting there... has anyone noticed that?
  • I own a 2006 SEL. Has anyone had any problems with the external temperature reading 20 degrees too high when the car is started? It takes anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes to get to the correct outside temp. My dealer is telling me there isn't anything wrong with my car, am I crazy?
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,689
    Yes, that's normal. The sensor is near the front grille and can get very hot in the sun or with a hot engine. Apparently the external temp software doesn't have the same logic that the Lincoln LS used. It would ignore the temp sensor until the vehicle was moving and the sensor had time to adjust to the ambient air temp. They just don't have the software in the Fusion to do the same thing.
  • keithm1keithm1 Posts: 22
    I noticed one of the license plate lights go out. Upon replacing(it was not burned out)I noticed the terminal? had corroded. Anyone else have this issue? It will be fixed under warranty. :confuse:
  • I have been having issues shifting my car (which is a manual trans) into reverse. It locks and then i have to roll my car forward or backwards (thats if i am lucky and on a incline of sort) just to get it to slide into gear. The gears are very notchy, and sometimes very hard to get into gear.. i have driven stick shifts all my life and i have never come across this. I took it to the dealer and all they did was lube it up... which didnt help... they said they cant find the problem... any suggestions?
  • alc10alc10 Posts: 1
    While backing up, a tree branch caught the antenna and snapped it off. The mast is OK. What broke is a small nut that the mast screws into. One side is threaded for the mast and the other has a screw thread that goes into another fitting. The break is at the top of the threads on the middle fitting. Anyone know how to disassemble the black plastic mount on the roof to get at the rest of the parts, or any advice on how to proceed? :sick:
  • joelampjoelamp Posts: 4
    I have a new 07 Milan Premier V6 AWD and have been familiarizing myself with the maintenance schedule, but I cannot find anything in the maintenance schedule pertaining to the AWD system. If this car is based on the Mazda6, then does it have the same AWD system as the Escape/Mariner/Tribute and should the same maintenance schedule be followed?
  • mschmalmschmal Posts: 1,757
    I have owned 4 different man trans cars. a 1997 Escort Wagon(parents hand me down :) ) 1998 Escort ZX2, an 02 Protege5 and an 07 Mustang.

    All of those cars occasionally required me to put the car in first then let up on the clutch a smidgen before they would shift into reverse. The Mustang requires this the least and I think it has something to do with the design of the trans and the synchros.

    And if you are observant, you will have noticed that all the cars I listed but for the Mustang had Mazda designed Manual Trans. So it might just be a Mazda thing.

    Mark.
  • I have an '06 Fusion...The entire light ensemble had to be replaced as it was burnt out...I was told that it had been re-designed due to this. Good luck!
  • Wow.. well thats something to look out for. Thanks!
  • Yeah, I had the same problem. It was fixed under warranty. Outside of that, my car has been absolutely outstanding.
  • scape2scape2 Posts: 4,119
    Yes, mine does this too. At one point it read 107 in my garage and it was 85 outside! Took about 5 minutes for the sensor to adjust to the outside temp once I got going..
  • I have lost a couple items that slipped between the cover of the center console/cup holder while it was closed then opened; does anyone know how to get inside the center console?
  • Has anyone answered #26?

    I have lost my cell phone that slipped between the cover of the center console/cup holder while it was closed then opened; how do you dismantle the center console to get inside?
  • I have a 2007 Milan and the head light adjustment is broke . What do you have to remove to replace the headlight housing.

    Thank You
  • I have a sel 2006 v-4. there is a popping sound coming from the right hand side of the dash bored. also on the right hand side airbag there is a discolor around it. anyone have this problem??? please help.
  • 2006 Fusion (40,000 miles) is making a clanking noise the first time I press the brake pedal after changing directions. After the first brake pedal application, no more noise. Did some research and came up with some similar issues on other cars, seems like noise is caused by brake pad clips not holding brake pad firmly and the noise is the pad moving.

    Took it to local dealer and dealer says the problem is after market brake pads. The problem is that I've never had the brakes serviced. Advisor says he looked at the pads and they are practically brand new...asks me if perhaps someone else drives the car that could have had new pads put on. Says only way to fix is do a complete brake job on front...new pads, turn rotors.

    Has anyone else had this issue with the clanking noise, and is there any safety issue, or just an annoyance? Why the dealer can't just replace the pad clips, I don't know. Well, yes I do, that service would not generate much of a fee.

    Look forward to thoughts.
  • akirbyakirby Posts: 7,689
    Did you look at the pads and are they brand new? That would be a dead giveaway. But I've never agreed with the logic that you always replace the pads and turn the rotors every time. I've replaced pads only with no problems assuming the rotors aren't damaged and aren't vibrating when applying the brakes.
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