Any systematic defect in a part of the Ford Fusion sedan could potentially initiate a recall, from an inconvenient failure in the power windows to a severe problem with the car's engine. There have been 10 recalls for U.S-market Ford Fusions for a variety of issues, as of March 2015.
While most high-profile recalls are for severe and potentially life-threatening issues with affected vehicles, many recalls are for problems that don't require immediate attention. An example is a recall issued for the car's headlamp covers due to a manufacturing defect that caused the covers to become dulled and hazy quickly. While reduced light from a vehicle's headlights is potentially dangerous, not all Fusions were affected at the time of the recall, and the defect itself did not affect the car's driving characteristics or safety features directly.
However, several Ford Fusion recalls have been for severe problems with safety features. A recall issued in November 2014 addressed problems with Fusions rolling away unexpectedly in park, while another issued in September 2014 was due to potential airbag deployment problems traced to a defective Restraint Control Module in affected cars. Potentially dangerous fluid and fuel leaks have also prompted recalls of the Fusion.