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Old 02-28-2013, 08:02   #1 (permalink)
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Ford Fusion 3.0L, RPM too high?

Hello all,

recently my Ford Taurus retired and bought Ford Fusion SEL 3.0L 6 cylinders AWD. it is brand new but 2012 trim.

after driving for a few days, I found the RPM is high.
Start - 1500-2000 and will stay at 1500
Drive 1000 - 3000, it's very easy to reach 3000-3500 when accelerating, I am gentle driver, never push the pedal to hard.

do you guys think my RPM is normal? should I bring it back to dealer for an investigation?

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Old 02-28-2013, 10:19   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Fusion 3.0L, RPM too high?

That is high. I'd take it in for a check.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:58   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Fusion 3.0L, RPM too high?

Back to the dealers asap .
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:48   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Ford Fusion 3.0L, RPM too high?

After driving for a few days, would like to update some # that I entered in my previous post.

Cold engine:
start - RPM will stay at 1250, I waited for more than a minute, it is still at that position.
switch to N - RPM 1000
Brake down at D or R - RPM 1000
Switch back to P - RPM 1000
Drive - accelerate easily from 40km/h to 60km/h, RPM from 2000 to 3500( sometimes almost 4000), drop to 2000-2500 within 2 seconds

Warm engine:
Start - RPM 1000
Drive - accelerate easily from 40km/h to 60km/h, RPM from 2000 to 3500, drop to 2000-2500 within 2 seconds

drive on hwy :
at 120km/h - RPM 2200
at 100km/h - RPM 2000
at 80km/h - RPM 1700


But at local, I can hear the engine roaring when accelerating.

Brought back to Ford Dealer, they said it's normal! is it really normal?

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Have them show you another car like it.
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Re: Ford Fusion 3.0L, RPM too high?

The cruising RPM sounds right. The AWD does have a shorter final drive so RPM will be higher than in a FWD car with the V6 and same transmission. In my '99 Taurus I rarely accelerate past 3000rpm as it has enough torque to move forward, even with four fat-arses in the vehicle.

If it has low miles on it, I'd give it some time yet before running to the dealer. With the 6 speed, it's geared more toward fuel economy these days. If you can shift manually, try doing that to see if it allows lower rpm shifts without downshifting automatically for you. If 'automatic' mode still allows for high rpm shifts after a week of driving then I'd take it back. Also keep track of your mileage, as you can further tell the dealer that something isn't right.
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The idle RPM sounds high though.
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My Taurus idles just under 1000rpm while in neutral - it always has. In gear it shoots down to around 750-850rpm. Even with my foot off the brake in gear is slowly starts to idle forward up to around 1000rpm. The lower end of the tach isn't as precise (below 500rpm), and then the gap widens north of that.
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On a cold start, if you let it idle for 5 to 6 minutes in park does the idle eventually drop down??? Just about every Duratec 3.0L I've driven idles at 1,500 rpm on startup then gradually revs down after 5-6 minutes. The highway revs. do seem a bit high.
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