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Does it sound like a kind of grumbling rattling noise?
The noise you are getting, it sounds like a worn motor mount, and they tend to sound more like an exhaust grumble than anything else. Is that what it seems like you are hearing or is it more of a something is loose type rattle? Sorry, noises are hard to communicate well here.
Do you plan to repair it yourself? If it is a torn motor mount they aren't terribly hard to replace.
Which engine do you have?
Do you have someone that can watch the engine while you shift it from drive to reverse to park? Watch for the engine to jump more than a few inches in any direction and make note of which gear makes it jump more. In other words does it move more when shifting to reverse or drive.
It's not the AWD version right?
It's really hard to say what it could be. I have about 15 of these cars in my fleet and haven't had any common rattle issues other than motor mounts. We have changed all of the motor mounts on almost all of our fusions at some point. They make rattling noises when they go out. We have also seen the plastic cover underneath the car come loose and make a rattle as well. Other than those two items, they seem to be fairly quiet running cars.
I would inspect the front motor mount for signs of rubber flakes or cracks, I would look at the rear mount (transmission mount) on the driver's side of the engine compartment for rubber bits and cracking as well, and then I would check for any loose plastic paneling in the fender wells and underneath the front of the car. Bang on the panels with your hand and listen for similar noises to what you are hearing. Then run the engine while you listen near the belt area. If the noise can be heard coming from the belt area (the passenger side of the engine) then you might have a bad belt tentioner not holding the belt tight enough, but this will usually not sound like a rattle unless the tentioner is really bad.
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