Under the Hood

Replacing last year's 2.3-liter four-cylinder is a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. Thanks to the extra power, Ford says the four-cylinder Fusion is quicker than the four-cylinder Camry or Accord; it drives either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

A 240-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 is optional on the SE and SEL, while the Fusion Sport gets a 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6. Both engines use a six-speed automatic.

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    Front and rear brake pad/shoe check (Every 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months)
    1 Firmly apply the handbrake, then jack up the front and rear of the car and support it securely on axle stands (see Jacking and vehicle support). 2 For a quick check, the front brake disc pads ...

    Steering wheel lock
    WARNING: Always check that the steering is unlocked before attempting to move your vehicle. Vehicles without keyless starting To activate the steering wheel lock; 1. Remove the key from the ign ...

    Direction indicator/hazard warning flasher relay - renewal
    1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. 2 The relay is located on a bracket above the steering column. Access is gained either by removing the drivers side lower facia panel or the instrument pan ...