Exterior

The Fusion was the first Ford model to feature the chrome three-bar grille that has since appeared on other models. There are projector-beam headlights and taillights that are a cross between conventional colored and clear lenses. A chrome strip decorates the lower edge of the side windows.

Standard wheels start with 16-inch steel on the Fusion S and range up to 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels on the SEL. Eighteen-inch alloys are optional in the Sport Appearance Package that also includes sport suspension tuning, a black-chrome grille and a rear spoiler, among other cosmetic upgrades inside and out.

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    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 driver’s side lower facia panel or the instrument pan ...

    Seat belt check (Every 6000 miles (10 000 km) or 6 months)
    1 Periodically check the belts for fraying or other damage. If evident, renew the belt. 2 If the belts become dirty, wipe them with a damp cloth using a little detergent only. 3 Check the tightnes ...

    Luggage compartment lamp switch - removal and refitting
    1 Disconnect the battery negative lead. Models up to 1987 2 A level-sensitive switch is fitted to the tailgate. 3 Unclip the tailgate trim panel. 4 Disconnect the wiring from the switch terminal ...