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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 1,044 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 06/20/2017

Driving with sudden loss in power steering.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 06/17/2017

Started the car and advance trac system warning light was on and a warning to service power steering now. I pulled over steering was okay and after I pulled off the power steering was gone. Im still waiting for service to let me know what the issue is.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 06/10/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced a loss of power steering and the power steering assist warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to johnson city Ford for diagnostic testing, but the results were undetermined. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 96,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 06/08/2017

Shortly after turning my car on, while still stationary, a chime went of and my dash display read "power steering assist fault" and I had no power steering in the car. I shut the vehicle off and turned it back on, at which point the power steering began to work again. After taking to my local Ford dealership, it is diagnosed that a new powering steering rack is necessary as it is unknown if/when the power steering will quit functioning (stationary, driving, turning, etc). Originally reported this as a "unknown/other" issue, the service department said to report it as a "steering issue". Other complaint is under tracking # 10993921.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 06/03/2017

I pulled up to walmart and went in then came out started my car and it started beeping. It read on the task power steering assist fault and the stereo ing was hard and tight. I googled it online and see. It had a recall so I called the recall center they asked me how many miles I had on it and I told them 168,000 and then they said to toe it to a Ford center rand it will be fixed free of charge and also I'll get my toe money back. But after the service guys tried to reset the electric steering module they realized it was already broke and burnt up. They called me and told me it will be 1700 to fix it. That I had to pay. I said no it's a recall the recall center said it was free. I guess it's not free. Day a everyone I called at Ford refuses to pay for it. Even tho it's a recall. I'm so upset. They said if I was within 150,00 on my car they would pay. But I'm not.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 05/31/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the steering unit was reprogrammed per an unspecified recall repair. Two years later, the steering lost power when the vehicle was placed in reverse and the power steering assist warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, reineke Ford in lina, ohio, where it was diagnosed that the power steering unit was faulty and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer stated that the failure was already remedied per an unspecified recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 05/30/2017

Car reads "service power steering now" and "service advancetrac". Vehicle is difficult to steer and takes maximum effort to control. First warning generated while parked and upon starting the vehicle. No prior indications to a problem.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 05/28/2017

Power steering stopped working while turning.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 05/27/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 35 mph and attempting to turn into a parking lot, the power steering warning indicator illuminated, and the "service power steering now" message appeared. The ability to steer became very difficult. The vehicle was driven to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed by an independent mechanic or dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 79,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 05/27/2017

Power steering loss while driving on the highway.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 05/26/2017

Power steering assist fault message appeared and I could not turn my steering wheel. I had just started the car in my garage and as I tried to back out of the garage I could not turn the steering wheel at all so I pulled back in the garage and called by dad. When he arrived about 20 minutes later he started it and it worked just fine. It looks like a problem with the epas and I am wondering why the 2013 Fusions were not included in the recall. If this had happened while I was driving I can't imagine what would have happened.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 05/21/2017

I was driving and I heard a beeping sound. I looked down and it said something about power steering advance. I'm trying to get home, and then my wheel lock up.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 05/17/2017

Power steering sporadically stops working, thankfully this has only happened in my drive way and subsequent restart of the car solved the problem. Their is a recall on 2011 Fusions, this needs to cover 2010 as well.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 05/15/2017

Backing out of a parking spot. Warning light came on. . Power steering fault assist. I turned the car off thinking I have to make a call to be towed. When the light came on I couldn't steer it. Within a few seconds I restarted the vehicle and the light was off. Drove approx. 2 miles to my residence. Took it to the local Ford dealership and had a diagnostic test and it was determined dtc's v300049-internal electric failure v300072-acuator stuck open. Because it wasn't presenting at the time of the test was told. . . If it happens again to get a power steering rack. Est. $1663. 46. Ford also checked for recalls and informed me that if it was a 2011 it would be covered by recall. I'm very uneasy about driving until it happens again as I feel this problem could result in a accident which could very easily result in person injury or death!!! I'm shocked that Ford didn't include the 2010's in this recall!!! I intend to seek a legal council with the issue.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 05/11/2017

At first I was hearing a creaking noise whenever I turned the steering wheel. I took it to the repair shop on a cold day to get it looked at but the creaking noise went away and they could not find anything wrong with it. Then a last week on a hotter day the creaking noise came back. The next morning, I turned on my car and tried turning the wheel and an "advancetrac" light came on. I turned off the car and turned it back on and the light went out and I was able to turn the steering wheel again. I still had the creaking noise. Then yesterday I went to turn my car on the "power steering" light came on and again I couldn't turn the steering wheel without a lot of pressure. I turned my car off and back on and the light went off, and I was able to drive fine again. This happen 2 more times while driving in a 3-hour period where the light turned on. I immediately stopped my car in the road and had to turn my car off to get the "power steering" light off and get control of my car again. That same day I went to the same repair shop and they tried diagnosing the issue and this time the "power steering" and "advancetrac" light got stuck on. They said I needed to get my car to the Ford dealer immediately, so I had to drive my car down the road (same street) with the "power steering" and "advancetrac" lights on and blinkers on since I had to use a lot of strength to make the turns I did have to make to get it to the dealers service center. I was super scared because the road was narrow and curvy and I felt like I wan'ts going to be able to make the turn and run into another car.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 05/08/2017

Complete power steering loss warning came on after indicating power steering assist fault almost causing an accident while turning.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 05/08/2017

I was driving the car in the high way. All the sudden the power steering wheel went out. Almost caused a fatal accident with and 18 wheeler. We were extremely scare my two children and I. Extremely dangerous. Ford needs to fix this ASAP!!!!!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 05/06/2017

I continue to get messages indicating that my power steering assist is not working. After conducting some research, it appears I am not the only person that is having this issue with my 2010 Fusion. If I was driving and this system was to fail, it is highly likely that I could have a bad crash because the ability to steer the car is for the most part gone. Evidently this is a major issue that others felt should've been a safety recall as well.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 05/03/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 25 mph, the steering wheel seized and the "service power steering now" indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The local dealer confirmed that there were no recalls on the VIN concerning the steering. The manufacturer was notified and confirmed the dealer's information. The failure mileage was approximately 215,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

I have observed several power steering assist faults on the vehicle, usually resolved by restarting the car. Tonight, however, restarting it doesn't seem to be working. The car was not in motion at the time. There is absolutely no power steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 04/30/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 70 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn and the power steering assist indicator illuminated. The manufacturer stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 155,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 04/28/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and a chiming noise was heard. Also, the service advancetrac and power steering warning messages displayed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing and a couple of failure codes related to the power steering appeared. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and referred the contact to NHTSA. The failure mileage was 151,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 04/25/2017

Was driving through a turn on a country road when the power steering quit working resulting in a crash. Damage to passenger side front fender, door, right front wheel and both tires damaged. No injuries, approximate speed at time of incident was 40 mph.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 04/21/2017

In July of 2015 recall notice 15s18 / NHTSA recall 15v-340 was issued. This recall made aware of an issue with the power steering components of certain model year Ford Fusions. My power steering broke in my 2011 Fusion in the summer of 2015, and was replaced under the recall. Less that 2 years later now the same two parts that were replaced under the previous recall have broke again. This time around there is no recall that covers the expenses. In both incidents I was driving on a straight road and my power steering service message popped up. In both cases I parked my car and turned it off and back on again. Both times when I turned it back on my power steering was shut off, and was no longer working. This second instance of my power steering breaking is the same exact way it broke the first time. It seems as if the Ford dealership replaced the defective power steering parts with more defective parts.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 04/20/2017

Today, April 20 2017, while on the highway driving my morning commute I had 2 service lights come on. . "service advancetrac" & "service power steering". I had never had these lights pop up so it took me by surprise but figured I would have the car checked over the weekend, I couldn't even do that because no more than 10 minutes later my car went completely stiff on me while I was still on the highway driving at 65mph. It was the scariest feeling and all I could think was that I was so glad I had already dropped my 6 year old off at school because at least if I was in an accident he wouldn't be injured. I am only 5'2" and around 140lbs and it took everything I had to try and turn into my jobs parking lot. Luckily I did make it to work but once I parked I could feel that the steering wheel was not going to budge so I now need to get a tow truck to haul my car and myself back home. I'm at a loss for words for the people of Ford who know this is an ongoing issue, yet have done nothing to right their wrong to their customers.