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    2014 Noise At Idle or Stop

    I have a 2014 Fusion with the 2.0 Ecoboost. I've had this issue for a while there the car makes what sounds like a low rattle whenever its out of Park and idling or in low speed Reverse. The noise goes away as soon as the RPM increases. There is a video on youtube on the link below which shows the issue in question. Does anyone have an idea on what the issue/fix might be for this?
  2. While that's true, if I'm going into the market to buy a replacement,I'm not looking into getting what's essentially a simple modification of the same design (it also makes convincing the wife to give her blessing a lot harder). While it may be true that the sedan market is decreasing, it doesn't mean it's going away and those that don't want a xUV platform aren't going to suddenly decide to get one if there are other manufacturers available to give them what they want. At this rate, eventually the xUV market is going to be in the same cutthroat situation that the mid-size segment was a couple of years ago. If evolution theory applies to vehicle manufacturers as well, you don't survive long term by focusing on one specialty but you need to have a portfolio of different product types to offer or you won't survive. Hopefully this isn't the case, but we'll see. As far as I'm concerned, I don't like the look of current xUVs and unless they also are able to meet or improve the footprint and performance of a car, I have no need to get one as a daily driver.
  3. That's unfortunate that they are planning to obsolete the Fusion. I love my 2014 and was hoping to get a new version once it was paid off at the end of the year. I guess I'll just look to the competition if there aren't any offerings since S/CUVs aren't my thing. The new Mazda 6 is pretty sharp and I'm leaning to that as a replacement.
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    2014 Fusion Horn Replacement

    I found it was easier to just take the bumper off and there it was just under the headlight assembly. The whole assembly is just held in place with a 8mm screw and the replacement is easy. Took only about 15 minutes.
  5. Hey Everyone. The horn on my 2014 Fusion Ti no longer performs the way it should and only gives out a wimpy high pitch sound. So I bought a new assembly to replace it. My question is: how do I get to the horn to replace it? I know it's located around the wheel well on the front driver side but I'm not sure if it's just a matter of taking the tire and well cover off or if there's more to it. Has anyone had to do this yet? Looking at the new assembly seems the install is pretty easy once I get to it (just bolt it on and snap in the harness) but I could use some help getting to it. Thanks in advance!
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    Tesla Model 3 review

    If they wanted to show off technology without messing with the dash, they could have at least just made a small HUD to keep your eyes on the road. Having that screen so low makes no sense.
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    4D Tech Sync MFT Upgrade

    While watching some youtube videos, I ran across this. https://www.4dtech.com/13-15-ford-fusion-sync-3-upgrade-for-myford-touch/ Just wondering if anyone on here has tried it and what your experience has been so far. If you have NAV, since it's no longer an SD card system, do you just buy a USB key to update the maps or how does it work now. I'm just looking into how people's experience has been with Sync 3 if you came from the previous MFT system too.
  8. Thanks for the information. I was able to do what you said and pull the outlet and replace the cover. Once I took out the assembly, it made complete sense how everything goes together. You can't take out the cover first since the outlet and harness prevent a set of clips from being pushed in and simply pulling the cover off.
  9. Does anyone here know or can aim me in the right direction for removing the power outlet on the center console of the dash? I'm talking about the one under the radio in the little alcove. My cover broke and I'd like to replace it but from what I understand, the outlet and cover are clipped together and you need to remove both from behind. Thanks
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    Canister Purge Valve issues?

    I had this happen on my Ti at about 70k miles. Took it in and got it covered under the Premium extended warranty minus the $100 deductible. Took a day to repair it.
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    19" Titanium new tire recommendation?

    I just replaced my OEMs with Yokohama Advansport A/S'. Tires seem quieter right now but we'll see how they turn out.
  12. I like that blue color
  13. it would be great if when sync 3 comes out, there is an option to make the home screen GUI like the current MFT. I actually prefer it to the screenshots I've seen for sync 3.
  14. Is the plutonium included? On a side note, Ford should have done it on the Fusion too and included a Mr. Fusion as an option.
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    Hello from Northern California

    I think it varies by dealership. When I went in to get my Fusion, they didn't let me use any of the incentives until the car was actually there. Turned out better for me in the end because Ford released more incentives but experience seems to vary across the board.
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