Does A Ford Fusion Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Ford Fusion Belt Or Chain

Over the lifespan of the Ford Fusion have had engines with both timing chains and timing belts. All are interference.

The 1.5L and 1.6L engines have timing belts while the 2.0L, 2.3L, 2.5L, 2.7L, 3.0L and 3.5L engines have timing chains.

For example, the 2020 Ford Fusion 1.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 181 hp (Ecoboost) option has a timing belt while the 2020 Ford Fusion 2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 188 hp (Duratec 20) option has a timing chain.

Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2013 - 2020 1.5L, 1.6L timing belt interference
2006 - 2020 2.0L, 2.3L, 2.5L, 2.7L, 3.0L, 3.5L timing chain interference
Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion

Scroll down for detailed information on your particular Ford Fusion model year. Check the belt or chain for other makes and models here.

Timing Belt Basics

A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.
A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2020 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L, 2.5L and 2.7L 2020 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain while the 1.5L has a timing belt. All are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 181 hp (Ecoboost) timing belt interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 188 hp (Duratec 20) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 Ford Fusion
2020 Ford Fusion

2019 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L, 2.5L and 2.7L 2019 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain while the 1.5L has a timing belt. All are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 181 hp (Ecoboost) timing belt interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 188 hp (Duratec 20) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2.7L V6 325 hp Turbo (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime

2018 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L, 2.5L and 2.7L 2017 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain while the 1.5L has a timing belt. All are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 181 hp (Ecoboost) timing belt interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 188 hp (Duratec 20) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2.7L V6 325 hp Turbo (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime

2017 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L, 2.5L and 2.7L 2017 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain while the 1.5L has a timing belt. All are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 181 hp (Ecoboost) timing belt interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 188 hp (Duratec 20) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2.7L V6 325 hp Turbo (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 Ford Fusion
2017 Ford Fusion

2016 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L and 2.5L 2016 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain while the 1.5L has a timing belt. All are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 181 hp (Ecoboost) timing belt interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 188 hp (Duratec 20) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium
2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium

2015 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L and 2.5L 2015 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain while the 1.5L and 1.6L has a timing belt. All are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 181 hp (Ecoboost) timing belt interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 188 hp (Duratec 20) timing belt interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 Ford Fusion
2015 Ford Fusion

2014 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L and 2.5L 2014 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain while the 1.5L and 1.6L has a timing belt. All are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo 181 hp (Ecoboost) timing belt interference lifetime
1.6L 4 Cyl. Turbo 179 hp (Ecoboost) timing belt interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 188 hp (Duratec 20) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime

2013 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2.0L and 2.5L 2013 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain while the 1.6L has a timing belt. All are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.6L 4 Cyl. Turbo 179 hp (Ecoboost) timing belt interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Hybrid 188 hp (Duratec 20) timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 4 Cyl. Turbo 240 hp (Ecoboost) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime

2012 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L Hybrid 191 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
3.5L V6 263 hp (Duratec 35) timing chain interference lifetime

2011 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L Hybrid 191 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
3.5L V6 263 hp (Duratec 35) timing chain interference lifetime

2010 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.5L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L Hybrid 191 hp (Duratec 25) timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L V6 240 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
3.5L V6 263 hp (Duratec 35) timing chain interference lifetime

2009 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.3L 4 Cyl. 160 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L V6 221 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
3.5L V6 263 hp (Duratec 35) timing chain interference lifetime

2008 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.3L 4 Cyl. 160 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L V6 221 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
3.5L V6 263 hp (Duratec 35) timing chain interference lifetime

2007 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.3L 4 Cyl. 160 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L V6 221 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
3.5L V6 263 hp (Duratec 35) timing chain interference lifetime

2006 Ford Fusion - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2006 Ford Fusion engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Ford Fusion Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.3L 4 Cyl. 160 hp (Duratec 23) timing chain interference lifetime
3.0L V6 221 hp (Duratec 30) timing chain interference lifetime
3.5L V6 263 hp (Duratec 35) timing chain interference lifetime

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