Ford Fusion 2009-2013 Key Programming Procedure
The following are the key programming procedures for the year 2006, 2007, 2011, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Ford Fusion.
ADD KEY (Must have two working original keys):
1. Insert the first previously programmed coded keys into the ignition.
2. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
3. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the first coded key from the ignition.
4. Within 10 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position, insert the second previously coded key into the ignition.
5. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3 (RUN) position for at least 3 seconds, but no more than 10 seconds.
6. Turn the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and remove the second coded key from the ignition.
7. Within 20 seconds of turning the ignition to the 1 (LOCK) position and removing the previously programmed coded key, insert the new un-programmed key (new key/valet key) into the ignition.
8. Turn the ignition from the 1 (LOCK) position to the 3 (RUN) position. Keep the ignition in the 3(RUN) position for at least 6 seconds.
9. Remove the newly programmed coded key from the ignition.
If the key has been successfully programmed, it will start the vehicle’s engine and will operate the remote entry system (if the new key is an Integrated Keyhead Transmitter). The theft indicator light will illuminate for 3 seconds and then go out to indicate successful programming.
If the key was not successfully programmed, it will not start your vehicle’s engine and/or will not operate the remote entry features. The theft indicator light may flash on and off. Wait 20 seconds and you may repeat Steps 1 through 8. If the failure repeats, bring your vehicle to your authorized dealer to have the new key(s) programmed.
To program additional new un-programmed key(s), wait 20 seconds and then repeat this procedure from Step 1.
About Ford Fusion
Ford dramatically revised the Fusion, along with the Mercury Milan and Lincoln MKZ, for the 2010 model year, featuring new front and rear fascia designs, as well as interior and powertrain upgrades. The available powertrains are comparable to those found on the 2009 Ford Escape, including the new 2.5 L I4 and 3.0 L PIP Duratec series V6 engines mated to Ford’s new 6F35 six-speed automatic transmission. The 3.0 L Duratec engine produced 240 horsepower (179 kW) when run on E85 fuel, whereas the I4 engine produced 175 hp (130 kW). The Fusion Sport came standard with a 3.5 L Duratec 35 engine delivering 263 horsepower (196 kW). To boost fuel economy, the I4 and 3.0 L V6 engines featured adaptive knock management and aggressive deceleration fuel cutoff. The inside was updated with a new optional 8-inch touch-screen navigation system, a redesigned center console, and Ford’s new signature “Ice Blue” illumination for the controls and gauges, which is shared with the current Ford Focus and Ford F-150.
In June 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced an investigation into unintended acceleration caused by floormats in 2010 Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan vehicles. According to the NHTSA’s estimation, up to 249,301 vehicles may be affected.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated on May 28, 2010 that stacking all-weather floor mats from any manufacturer on top of the original floor mat could result in accelerator entrapment. According to their news release, “NHTSA is advising drivers of 2010 Fusions to avoid stacking the rubber “All Weather” floor mat on top of the fastened carpeted floor mat. Additionally, drivers are urged to ensure that any driver-side floor mats (whether carpeted or all weather) are correctly attached and restrained by the floorboard retention hooks. Unsecured floor mats may interfere with the accelerator or brake pedals in a wide variety of automobiles, depending on the vehicle and floor mat design. As a result, NHTSA cautions all drivers of all makes and models to verify the driver-side floor mats for proper installation and to adhere to all manufacturer installation instructions.”
On October 2, 2014, the NHTSA’s Office of Defects Inquiry initiated an investigation into the Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) subsystem installed in 2010-2012 Ford Fusions, Lincoln MKZs, and Mercury Milans. The investigation was initiated in response to over 500 complaints from motorists alleging that they lost power steering suddenly while driving. The investigation covers about 938,000 automobiles. The investigation is still underway.  Ford recalled 2011-2012 Ford Fusions, Mercury Milans, and Lincoln MKZs manufactured in Mexico, as well as 2011-2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKTs manufactured in Chicago or Oakville, on May 27, 2015. Due to a failing sensor, the repair requires a software update and/or steering replacement.