Your car won’t start and you must go to a very important meeting! Don’t panic, you don’t need to be an remarkable mechanic to act successfully. By simply following the tips in this article bit by bit you will easily solve the problem and restart your Ford Fusion.
First, we will try to identify the reasons that might prevent your car from starting.
It is also possible that your car crancks but won’t start.does-not-start-ford-fusion

Reasons that prevent your Ford Fusion from starting

The battery may not have supported leaving your headlights on all night, or the vehicle key may have been forgotten on the ignition.
To make certain that it comes from the battery, and not from other causes, first check the lighting of your headlights. Indeed, a low intensity or no lighting would be a bad sign for your battery.

Let’s see the different causes of failure

Battery pack

In most cases, for a Ford Fusion that does not start, the battery is implicated because it gives the starter the energy needed to start the engine.
Check if there are any lights on your dashboard. Refer to the light on to indicate the failure.
If when turning the key you can feel jolts, this is an indicator of a weak battery, and therefore it needs to be recharged.
A little tip that may help you a lot is to keep jumper cables in your Ford Fusion, you will save yourself a towing.
If someone you know has the cables themselves, they can recharge your battery enough for you to restart the engine and the battery to recharge itself. Wait for a moment before leaving even if your car is on, you don’t want to stall at the first traffic light and have to repeat the operation.

Weather conditions

Let’s go forward. Let’s imagine that your battery is recharged, but sadly your Ford Fusion still doesn’t start. First, it is crucial to know that humidity and temperature changes generate oxidation that can deposit on the battery terminals, clogging it and preventing it from working.
When in good working order, the terminals are a metallic grey. If they have changed colour, it is important to clean them. It is possible to do this with a wire brush or sandpaper. Make use of a small amount of thick grease before rubbing.

Starter of your Ford Fusion

Now you have put into practice our advice so far but your Ford Fusion still doesn’t react. It is now time to focus your attention on the starter, the small electric motor that starts the car’s engine.
You should know that to keep it in perfect working order, a few simple and quick steps are required. You can give a few small jolts on the sharp part of the starter, which will loosen the coals and help in their passage.
It should also be noted that this part does not have a specific lifetime, everything will depend on its use and therefore on the maintenance of your Ford Fusion. When it no longer functions well, it is often caused by a bad electrical contact, itself often caused by high summer heat. This cuts down the conductivity of metals. If the weather is not hot, it is not responsible

Another technique to try to start your car is to put your Ford Fusion on a slope and by playing the clutch pedal, the engine will finally start. This will work if your battery is dead and it has not been used to start the starter. In this solution, this trick avoids solliciting it.


If, however, after driving, your battery has not recharged, (so you still cannot restart your engine with the contact even after driving) two options, either your battery is dead, or it’s the alternator. Its function is to recharge it while driving. This means that your battery may be in good condition, but it has simply not been recharged by the defective alternator.


If despite all this you are incapable determine the failure, it is still recommended to see a professional who can make a diagnosis to be more reliable. Bear in mind everything that has been mentioned in order for you to supply him with information that could help him/her to repair your Ford Fusion.

To find more tips on the Ford Fusion, take a look at the Ford Fusion category.