Where is the OBD port location in a 2010 Ford Fusion?

I’m driving a somewhat older Fusion and the check engine light came on. I just bought an OBD-II scanner, but I have no idea where to plug it in. Where is the OBD port located in a 2010 Ford Fusion?

Jessica Gibson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
OBD ports can be notoriously difficult to find! The OBD port in a 2010
Ford Fusion
is under the steering wheel to the left above the foot rest. You’ll probably need to open the driver’s side door and squat down in order to see it.
Some OBD ports have a plastic cover in front of them that says OBD. If your Fusion has this, pull the plastic cover down to access the port. Otherwise, just plug in your Onboard Diagnostics II (OBD-II) scanner.
Turn on the car without switching on the engine to power the scanner tool. Then, press Scan on the device so it begins running diagnostics. You’ll see a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC), appear on the screen. Read these codes to see what’s going on with your Fusion. Here’s what each character in the code means:
  • First character: the vehicle part affected by the issue
  • Second character: tells if the code is generic or issued by the manufacturer
  • Third character: gives specific information about what area is affected
  • Last character: reveals the exact problem
Ideally, the code will tell you why the Ford’s
check engine light
came on. If you’re still confused, refer to the scanner’s manual or search for the code online. You can also take your Fusion to a trusted mechanic and explain what code the scanner is throwing out.
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