Has your fob key ever gone off at an event and refused to work? It always goes off at the wrong time. Trust me, you don’t want to wait until your remote goes completely off before changing the battery.
Whichever model your fashion vehicle uses, this article will guide you on how to change the Ford Fusion key battery and avoid being stuck with a half-dead or completely dead key.
A Little About Ford Fusion (Key Fob)
The Ford Motor Company is responsible for the production and marketing of a mid-size automobile known as the “Ford Fusion.” The Fusion has been manufactured in gas/electric hybrid, gasoline, and gas/plug-in electric hybrid iterations over the course of two generations, beginning with the 2006 model year and continuing through the 2020 model year.
The Ford Fusion has had 4 different types of key fob remotes since its debut in 2006. All of these key types have different designs and specific uniqueness such as keyless entry.
Now, here are the step-by-step guides for your Ford Fusion key fob battery replacement.
Have another Ford vehicle? Check out our full Ford Fob battery guide.
|Model||Trims||Generation||Years||Key Fob Type||SubType||Rechargeable? Ease of change||Battery||Buy|
|Fusion||2.7 Ecoboost Turbocharged V6, S, SE, Titanium, Hybrid, Sport, Platinum, Energi||2nd||2017, 2018, 2019||Easy Pull Out Valet Key||Smart Key||No||CR2450||Check on Amazon|
|Fusion||2.0 Ecoboost Turbocharged I4, 1.6 Ecoboost Turbocharged I4, Duratec 20 I4||2nd||2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017||Rounded Rectangle||Flip Key||No||CR2032||Check on Amazon|
|Fusion||Duratec 20 I4||2nd||2013, 2014, 2015, 2016||Rounded Rectangle||Smart Key||No||2x CR2450||Check on Amazon|
|Fusion||1st||2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012||Rounded Key||No||CR2032||Check on Amazon|
|Fusion||1st||2006||Square Fob||Remote Only||No||CR2032||Check on Amazon|
How to Replace the Ford Fusion 2017, 2018, 2019 Smart Key Fob Battery
The modern large smart fob for the Fusion requires a CR2450 battery to operate its features. The larger CR2450 coin battery is a bit more expensive than smaller CR batteries, but this one is simple to change. Keep reading or scroll down for a video tutorial on how to change the battery in this ford fusion’s key fob model.
You will need:
- a flathead screwdriver
- a CR2450 battery
How to replace the battery in the smart key fob for a 2017, 2018, 2019 Ford Fusion
Total Time: 2 minutes
1. Press and pull valet key
Press down the plastic button below the valet key and pull out the valet key.
2. Flip key, remove battery cover
Now flip the key over. Insert a flathead screwdriver or the valet key into the slot around the valet key hole. Pry into it carefully and pop out the battery cover.
3. Remove cover, pry out battery
Removing the cover will give you access to the old battery. Insert a small flathead screwdriver into the hole above the battery to get underneath the battery and pop out the old battery.
4. Insert new CR2450 battery with positive side up
Insert and reset the new battery with the positive side facing you. The positive side is the part with texts.
5. Reattach the battery cover securely
Now replace the battery cover. When replacing the cover, ensure that you set the backing in place with the little notch at the lower part of the key fob. Then the other part of the cover will slide into place.
6. Put back valet key
Finally, replace the valet key, and you’re good to go!
Watch this short video to see how I did it:
This is the battery for this Ford Fusion smart key fob:
How to Replace the Ford Fusion 2013 – 2017 Flip Key Fob Battery
The flip key fob is a pretty easy fob battery to change. Scroll down for a video or keep reading to see the Ford Fusion key fob battery replacement guide.
a flathead screwdriver or dull knife
a new CR2032 3v battery.
Pop out the valet key by pressing the button. Check for the indentation line on the side where you popped out the key.
Put a small flathead screwdriver into the slot along the indentation line and pry till the battery cover comes off to reveal the old battery.
Use a flathead screwdriver or a dull knife to pop out the old battery. Install the new one with the positive side (the part with texts) facing you.
Replace the battery cover and push slightly to ensure a snug fit.
In this video, I show you exactly how to change this type key fob:
This is the battery for this Ford Fusion flip key fob:
How to Replace the Ford Fusion 2006 – 2012 Remote Key Fob Battery
This integrated key and fob take a simple CR2032 coin 3v battery to replace. The key to changing this fob battery is the notch in this fob where you can wedge another key or screwdriver to pry apart the two pieces. Keep reading or scroll down for a video to learn this Ford Fusion Key Fob Battery Replacement process.
You will need:
a flathead screwdriver
a CR2032 easy replacement battery
Use a flathead screwdriver or another key to get into the notch at the right top edge of the key. Get in there and twist till the fob key comes apart in halves.
Opening up the key will give you access to the old battery. Gently tap the dead battery, flip the key over and the old battery will fall out.
Install the new battery with the positive side(the part with letterings) towards you.
Return the back cover. Ensure that the rubber piece on the back cover sits properly on the battery hole. After the battery cover sits properly, snap the fob key back into place.
Test your car remote, you can be sure that it’d now work as seamlessly as ever.
See my video on how I did it here:
This is the battery for this Ford Fusion remote key fob:
Frequently Asked Questions
What battery does a fusion car key fob use?
The keys on fusions may differ depending on the battery size so be sure that your car is using one unit or two. Some will require CR2200 or 2400 3-volt batteries. You can buy these batteries at any grocery store or auto dealer. You can get it from different brand names including Duracell, Amazon, and Panasonic. The unit is also sold by Amazon.
Can I use a single-unit battery for my Ford Fusion vehicle?
Some Ford Fusion models, including the 2011 Ford Fusion use one battery unit for the key fob. Key fobs which use these kinds of batteries typically have a metal ignition key flipping out. Check your manual for your key fob type, parts, and whether you need one or two batteries for your key.
You do know that maintenance of your automobile accessories will ensure optimum performance in all aspects, right? Therefore, if you have a Ford Fusion vehicle, it is important to take proper care of the car and the key. If your smart key does not function as it should, then try replacing the battery. A low-key fob can affect functions like delayed answer/control of parking lights, unresponsive lock and unlock buttons, etc. Battery replacement is also a car maintenance routine remember? So do not hesitate to take proper care of your key fob.