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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1

Ford Fusion owners have reported 439 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 03/18/2015

I was driving and service power steering soon and advance trac lights suddenly came on. When I arrived at my destination, I turned off the car and then turned it back on and dash message appeared saying to service power steering now. I went to turn the steering wheel and I could not turn the steering wheel at all. I then had vehicle towed to dealer. Dealer notified me that the power steering rack needed to be replaced at a cost of $1600. I had no prior issues with the power steering prior to this sudden, unexplained incident.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 03/18/2015

My power steering is out I waited the 30 seconds and longer with no good results I drove it home and waited and still no steering assist there is a fault light on the instrument cluster.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 03/16/2015

I have had power steering fault messages when I start my car. The power steering does not work and the message will only go away if the car is turned off and restarted.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 03/16/2015

Started car and immediately power steering fault assist came on and could not move steering wheel turned car off and back on and it corrected itself and I drove from FL to GA with no problem. 2 days later sitting in sriveway the same problem occured turned car off and back on and it fixed the problem . Until next time I have googled the issue and there are 500k reports of this happening amd Ford needs to do a recall. A 26k car should not have major mechanial problems in 4 years.

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 03/16/2015

I rented a 2015 Ford Fusion se4 for 2 weeks from enterprise rental car location at 2090 n sr7, hollywood, FL 33021, ph. No. 954-964-9954. During the drive back to enterprise to return the vehicle, my knee brushed up against the fob dangling from the keyed ignition switch, the key rotated to the acc position from the run/on position and the engine stopped. I was in drive at the time, so I stopped the vehicle, placed the transmission shifter in park and restarted the engine. On arrival at enterprise while stopped in their parking lot with foot on the brake and the transmission in drive, I was able without any difficulty to turn the ignition key to accessory or off while the transmission was still in drive. I demonstrated this same procedure to the enterprise agent, but felt that NHTSA and Ford need to know that this vehicle is unsafe to drive prior to repairs to the ignition switch. I emailed Ford with a similar report to this one. VIN: 1fa6p0h74f5122420 FL tag # dfsm59.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 03/13/2015

I entered the date for the 3rd occurrence because I can't remember the dates of the first 2 occurrences. Every time I have a flat tire/low tire pressure the power steering goes out. After the tire is fixed/inflated, the power steering is still out. I then have to take the car to the dealership to have the codes reset - power steering then works. I could see this being a big issue if you are driving on the highway when it happens - although that scenario hasn't happened to me yet. Obviously there is a design flaw in the tpms and power steering electronics that causes power steering to shut down.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 03/13/2015

While driving "service power steering and service advance track" came on. I stopped the car thinking we had time and when I got back behind the wheel I had no power steering. I was able to navigate to the dealer where I was told I had low tire pressure in right front wheel causing the system to shut down. No message on dash regarding low tire pressure. Very concerned for safety we live in the mountains and this could have been a disaster if we were on one of our famous one lane s curve roads.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 03/12/2015

The car has been trying to change lanes by itself for 2 weeks now, steering wheel jerks by itself while driving, had a total failure of electronic power steering as my wife pulled in the driveway which almost resulted her in hitting a vehicle.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 03/10/2015

Was driving the vehicle on the highway at 70 mph when power steering and electronic stability control suddenly quit working and "service now" message appeared. Reset when I was able to pull off the road and turn the car off and on. Was driving straight at the time, thankfully.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 03/07/2015

This is the second incident I had with my steering. The entire steering rack was replaced 2 months ago. I paid $1800, only for this to happen again. I was driving on a busy road, and then suddenly “assist power steering” appeared. It was a straight road so I didn’t realize that the steering had locked and I was unable to get into the turning lane. I was driving and stuck on a main rod. It felt like my brakes were out. I had no idea what to do. I kept driving and eventually used every ounce of strength to pull over the vehicle on a busy road. Not only did I feel like endangered because of the steering but because of where it happened I thought someone was going to hit me or my car while I was waiting on the side road for a tow truck. This part has a defect and needs to be corrected. This is the second steering rack in 3 months.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 03/07/2015

I was on my way to get my Ford Fusion inspected and went to make a left turn the power steering went out which cause it difficult for me to complete the turn and I almost hit a house while turning. Mileage is at 58250. This is a major safety issue I had my four old son in the car with me and it could have been really bad. I contacted Ford dealership I have an appointment next week for them to look at it and I feel they should be responsible for this. I would understand if my mileage was higher but not even 60000 miles.

car image   Steering problem of the 2009 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 03/05/2015

While attempting to make a u-turn to the left the steering suddenly fought aginst me in the middle of the turn and tried to straighten its self out. I'm a big guy and held the steering wheel, but someone with less stregnth would have lost control and crashed.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 03/05/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The contact had to apply force to the steering wheel in order to turn the vehicle. The contact stated that the power steering default and power steering low was displayed across the message board. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 03/05/2015

My Ford Fusion se with 4 cylinder, with electric power steering suddenly stop working. I could not turn my wheels to the right or to the left. It just froze and stuck. I could not drive my car at all. I just could move forward and backward but cannot drive it at all. It is very dangerous to drive that car. I felt that Ford company is responsible for that repair. My Ford Fusion has broke down twice prior to that power steering problem. The transmission broke down under warranty around 20,000 miles and was covered by the warranty. But the second time, the transmission broke down again around 40,000 miles on it and I have to pay for transmission repair even though it was under warranty. Ford do not cover wearable parts but I believe that they are responsible for them. I had to pay close to $2,000. 00 to fix that transmission. Now third time Ford Fusion have another serious problem with power steering. I called gary crossley Ford and they said I will have to pay another $2,000 dollars to fix just the power steering. Ford Fusion has so many problems like door latch that came out. And other electric problems appearing again and again without any explanation. Please ask Ford company to cover the power steering repair. Sincerely, james krpan.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 03/04/2015

Driving north on interstate 684 - steering became very difficult (hard to turn wheel or steer the car) & warning light appeared. Pulled over to side of road, turned engine off, restarted car again - light re-appeared. Drove to closest Ford dealership in danbury, CT. They had to replace the total electric power assist steering system and re-align the wheels.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 03/04/2015

I was turning around in my driveway and the steering locked up. I could not turn the steering wheel at all.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 03/03/2015

While traveling home from school recently, my son, experienced without warning a sudden and total failure of the electronic power assisted steering on the 2010 Ford Fusion that we purchased for him to use at collage in the fall. Fortunately, he was on a straight stretch of road and not in the middle of one of the many winding curves he travels on his way home from school. Also, fortunately (for Ford motor CO. ) he was not meeting another car in one of those curves. Being an inexperienced driver and faced with the sudden and total loss of such a critical system; (such as power steering) the outcome quite possibly could have been catastrophic. Furthermore; it would appear the problem is systemic in nature, plaguing not only Ford motor CO. , but other auto makers as well. It is my opinion that the world is not yet ready from an engineering standpoint, to allow electronics to replace critical yet mechanically simple systems whose possible failure can be life-threatening. Consider also that due to the structure of all corporations, the motivation for any change in system engineering can only be profit based. The consumer should in no way be forced to bear the cost, financial or otherwise, for simple engineering mistakes which appear to be based on profit rather than sound engineering practices.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 03/02/2015

Recently while turning on the car I have no power steering. I usually wait a while and it kicks on or I turn car on and off to fix it. One time I was leaving on my street and it went out and flashed on my dash. I parked the car and turned on and off to fix. . . I am concerned that this will go out on the highway and cause a very serious accident. . .

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 02/28/2015

I was parked in a parking lot. When I turned my car on, the power steering assist fault warning came on. I put the car in reverse to see what would happen, and there was no power steering. I turned the car off, waited a minute, then on again; the warning did not return and the power steering now worked. I was able to drive home without incident. I have a picture of the warning message. I am taking my car to the Ford dealer regarding this issue.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 02/26/2015

I own a Ford Fusion 2012 with about 95,000 miles on it. No other issues since its purchase in November 2014. Weeks ago I started the car, and the powersteering assist message came on, could not move car. Steering locked. Read the manual for car. Turned car off and back on. Problem went away. I thought it might be the cold weather or ice blocking a sensor. However intermittently this has happened again and again and sometimes takes several tries of on/off to get the car to become drivable. Also now it sometimes says advancetrac service and the drivers side door will not open so I, a tall person, need to try to climb over the seat and get out on the passenger side into traffic. Having ones car not start up in a city such as mine is dangerous for single women at night who might be alone. So far this power steering lock hasn't happened while driving like many of the other hundreds of posts about the advancetrac problems, but I am scared that this will happen to me and that I could get into an accident. I am a student and do not have thousands of dollars to repair this vehicle if the issue will just keep happening again and cost me more thousands of dollars. The closet Ford dealer to me is in latham, NY and they do not answer their phone. I feel very unsafe in this vehicle that I need to drive on a daily basis. I believe that Ford should have a recall of these unsafe cars.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 02/26/2015

I was pulling out of a restaurant parking lot and the power steering warning came on and the advance trac warning came on. Power steering then went out. I was lucky that I wasn't going at a higher speed. I would have wrecked. I looked up power steering warning on 2011 Ford Fusion , and to my astonishment, there have been numerous complaints. This is the 1st Ford that I have owned. I bought a Ford because they didn't take a bailout from the government. I don't know if I will be a repeat Ford buyer or not. Ford needs to step up and recall for this issue before people get killed!!!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 02/24/2015

My Fusion is one of the many suffering from the electronic power steering assist fault (epsaf). Fortunately, the failure came at startup and not while driving down the freeway. The first time it happened, I was able to turn the car off to reset it. The next morning the epsaf failed at startup and I was not able to reset it.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 02/21/2015

The electronic power assisted steering (epas) system failed. This has happened several times and I was able to pull over and restart the vehicle. After restarting the vehicle, it was fine to drive because the system reboot. On February 21, 2015, the epas would not reboot and I could not steer the vehicle. This could have resulted in a serious accident.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 02/21/2015

Ford Fusion power steering problem. Our 2010 Ford Fusion 2. 5l power steering stopped working without warning. Only has 42400 miles on it. I am seeing many posts online relating to this problem with only temporary solutions. Since this site targets safety concerns I think it would make sense to try to fix this issue before people end up getting injured, or worse dead due to loss of ability to handle the vehicle. I hope it doesn't take a tragedy or multiple before something is finally done about this growing problem. I doubt the 500+ filed complaints on Ford Fusion on this site represents the total number of incidents that are actually taking place. If this is just a numbers game then there will never be incentive for the manufacturers to do a better job as a mass recall is a lot more expensive than a few legal payouts. Please do something about it. It's not like we're complaining about a faulty radio. This is about steering the vehicle. Also, consumers are spending significant amounts of money without the problem being fixed. Ford says "warranty is over". So I am at the mercy of the dealers, whom apparently do not have a solution. Since Ford does not know what's causing this common issue, and the dealers cannot figure it out, then who is left to solve the problem? Ford should be forced to solve the problem and provide a warranty extension.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 02/16/2015

I stopped at the gas station and got back in my car after getting gas and drove out of the gas station parking lot when my steering wheel became very hard to steer and a few seconds later the advancetrac light came on and remained on the entire drive home, as well as the wheel was very difficult to turn and very scary. I have read about many others with this same complaint online and am wondering why this has not been recalled. This is very dangerous.