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What do you not like about the fusions?

I'm not to fond of they way the cruise control works. I like it when I turn it off that the petal is already down to where if I put my foot on it then I can stay with the speed I'm going. When you turn it off you slow down and try to hit the gas and then it kinda jerks a little. I'm not to fond of the electric throttle. I like the cable much better. What are your thoughts?

In my car it seems like I have to press the pedal a little to far to actually start going. In my other vehicles as soon as the pedal moves I'm moving.
 

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Hi guys (and gals?).
Hey BlackI4SE, I have no problem with the fly-by-wire throttle. Maybe it's something you should have the dealer look into, next time you are there?
Hi ming321. When you come up on slower traffic, have you tried just holding the minus side of the "Set" button? You can either hold it and scrub off speed continuously, or click it quickly to drop your speed in 1 mph increments (each click will drop your speed 1 mph). I find it very handy, but then again I am used to Ford products.
Maybe you already knew this. If not, give it a try. I have always found it to be a very intuitive system.
Good luck guys!
 

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I can push my pedal in about 1/2" or so and there is no revving of the engine. Therefore I feel that I'm pushing the pedal down really far just to take off. And the cruise thing. I don't like it when I turn it off because then I have to try and find where I'm at in the pedal to maintain the same speed. In other cars I just rest my foot on the pedal since it moves with the cruise and when I turn it off its alrady set to where it needs to be to maintain the same speed. I hope I'm not confusing anyone.
 

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Hi Black I4se. No, don't worry, your explanation is pretty clear. As far as the "play" in the throttle, I would have the dealer check it out. I know that my car does not have the same problem, so maybe it is just a glitch in the "fly-by-wire" programming. Probably an easy fix.
Concerning your cruise control issue, I actually didn't notice if my pedal moves during cruise control use. I would guess that with a "fly-by-wire" system, it may not. If that is the case, it's probably an "inconvenience" we will have to get used to. Shouldn't be too tough.
Anyway, good luck with the new Fusion, it's a great looking car! :D
 

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Hi Black I4se. No, don't worry, your explanation is pretty clear. As far as the "play" in the throttle, I would have the dealer check it out. I know that my car does not have the same problem, so maybe it is just a glitch in the "fly-by-wire" programming. Probably an easy fix.
Concerning your cruise control issue, I actually didn't notice if my pedal moves during cruise control use. I would guess that with a "fly-by-wire" system, it may not. If that is the case, it's probably an "inconvenience" we will have to get used to. Shouldn't be too tough.
Anyway, good luck with the new Fusion, it's a great looking car! :D
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my pedal does not move when i set the cruise it was a little hard to get use to at first since every other car the pedal would drop out when you set it but i do not even notice it any longer
 

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The fusion is a sweet looking car. Also I can never get the resume to work. Or maybe I just don't know how to use it. I turn cruise on and push resume and I get nothing. I always have to push the + to get cruise to work. This is also how I do it in every car with cruise. So maybe I am doing something wrong.
 

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Hi BlackI4se. Yes, what you are doing does not give the system valid commands. Maybe your other cars were not Fords? If you check your Owners Manual, it will explain your cruise control system in detail, but here is a quickie lesson.
You hit "On" and then "Set" to turn on the cruise control, and set a speed.
You can increase or decrease speed in 1 mph increments by clicking "Set-" or "Set+" quickly (like clicking a computer mouse). Or in larger increments by holding the button until you reach the desired speed.
You can turn off the speed control by pressing the "Off" button, or by applying the brake.
If you applied the brake, you can resume the previous speed setting by hitting the "Resume" button.
If you pressed the "Off" button, the memory is wiped out, and you must reset your cruise control again, ie "On">"Set".
Hope this helps a little. Of course, the Owners Manual will explain it much better, and in greater detail.
Good luck.
 

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Explains everything! Thanks. I never read the owners manual on it. Told myself to do it many of times but I just never remembered it when I was in the car. Once I get inside I don't like to come back out unless its meaningful. I didn't know the cruise " resume" worked like that. Thanks. Oh by the way I only drive fords.
 
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