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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 360 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 12/09/2014

The power steering had started to whine on Monday morning December 8th. The problem ceased to repeat until this morning Wednesday December 10th, the problem came back much worse. The steering wheel feels to lose electronic assistance - at lower speeds it is more noticeable. This has the likeliness to cause a safety issue when on the road and electronic steering malfunctions or does not assist properly.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 12/08/2014

Was driving car in the parking lot leaving work and was unable to turn the steering wheel. Steering wheel had locked up on it, I struggled to turn the wheel and it wouldn't turn. Ended up crashing into a concrete light pole. Was only going about 15 mph and no airbags deployed. Hit my head on the steering wheel and knee into the dash. Had to go to the hospital by ambulance. Also, the week prior, my low tire indicator light kept coming on and every time I would check the tire pressure it was fine.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 12/08/2014

The advancetrac stability enhancement system's sliding car icon illuminated. I pulled over on a busy interstate and accessed the owner manual. There was no chime or other sound on the vehicle. I read about several potential problems and proceeded the remaining six miles home. When starting the car again, I read the new message, "power steering assist fault," and the power steering did fault, I had no power steering. I managed to drive home. Once home after dangerously maneuvering there with no power steering through traffic, I read the owner manual again trying to figure out what was happening. I had just had my vehicle serviced at my Ford dealership 3,000 miles before today. They were supposed to top off my fluid levels. Once parked in my garage, I turned my engine back on and now I get the message, "service power steering now. " after reviewing this online, I see that numerous 2010 Ford Fusion owners have experienced the same problem putting their lives in jeopardy yet Ford motor company has not recalled the vehicles to prevent loss of innocent lives. There is a class action suit currently regarding this matter filed. I will be seeing if I can join.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 12/07/2014

Going the speed of 35 mph my steering got real tight and when I went to make a turn it was very hard to turn. Took to my local Ford dealership they informed me that my steering gear has went out along with the swing arms.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 11/26/2014

While driving on the interstate at 70 mph the steering wheel went firm and the power steering assist warning started flashing on the dash. I had to struggle to get to the car pulled over, muscled it over with everything humanly possible in me. I shut it off, start it again, warning had cleared, and I continued to drive without problems. This area is mountainous and very dangerous. This has occurred 3 other times while starting the car.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 11/22/2014

Driving down the road, suddenly my dashboard lights up with bells & whistles saying power steering service now. Also advance track service now. There was no crash (thankfully). Tried to restart car, hopefully to clear out error code but it still shows. No power steering. When we tried to go home, it took both myself and my husband to turn the wheel onto residential streets and our driveway. Thankfully a friend followed us home to avoid an accident caused by lack of control in steering. Wtih only having the car for a year and having 57k miles. . . It should not have these issues!.


car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 11/21/2014

While driving down a highway, my low tire pressure light came on and I could tell it was very low due to my ability to steer. I pulled in a gas station and tried to fill the tire with air, but it was blown out on the inside wall and remained flat. I put the spare tire on and when I began to pull away, I realized I had no power steering. Warning lights came on in succession for low tire pressure (still?), service power steering and service advancetrac. I was about 40 miles from home and had to drive in slow lanes as steering was very difficult. I read some message boards regarding an investigation into this issue, but can't find a common solution that has worked. Some say to just turn off and restart, others are saying they spend $1500+. I am worried that I will spend the money and the problem may still exist as it sounds like many have experienced. I have cleaned the battery, disconnected it as some have said also. Still the same for now, will have to take it in.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 11/20/2014

As I was driving on my way home at about 30 mph my " service power steering/advance trac" warning popped up. Immediately I pulled into a 7 eleven to check it out. I turned my vehicle off and back on and the power steering was completely gone. I also noticed my front passenger tire was flat. I had my vehicle towed to the local Ford who stated the error message said I need to replace my tires. I asked would that fix the issue and was told I need to get that complete before they can troubleshoot more. Currently I have not authorized any work and chose to pick my car up. I'm so disappointed. I've had nothing but problems with this vehicle.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 11/18/2014

We purchased this car in 2011 and it has been fine until today. I brought my son home from school this afternoon and did not notice any issues whatsoever, but a few hours later when we pulled out of the driveway to go to dinner the steering wheel was extremely stiff, we started getting problem notifications on the console and the entire drive was almost impossible to turn like we needed it to. The steering wheel fought against me the whole time - it was stiff and felt like the power steering was out. It sounded like almost scraping coming from the right side of the car. When we got home to check it out we realized that we didn't know how to handle fixing the problem as there was no reservoir that we could find, so we started googling to find similar circumstances and what was done to correct it. Everything we have read says the same thing, and we eventually were led here after reading that there is an investigation into this exact problem. We are extremely worried as this is our family car and don't know what to do at this point.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 11/18/2014

As the vehicle was being driven down the road the power steer completely went out making it extremely difficult to control and maneuver. I called Ford customer care after learning there has been multiple previous problems with the power assist motor. The agent was polite and concern but offered no help only to say "she hadn't received any info from Ford on any recalls".


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 11/17/2014

The power steering assist default has gone out on my car causing my whole steering to lock up it has done it more than once even as I was turning in a intersection.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 11/16/2014

The service advanced auto traction,service power steering and low tire pressure allarms all came same time and unable to turn steering all of sudden. The pressure on tire was good but still showing low tire pressure.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 11/16/2014

While driving I received an alert to service power steering and advance trac. I drove 1 mile and parked at my home, 11/17/2014 started the vehicle to go to work and had no power steering at all. My car is undriveable and is being towed to near by dealership.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 11/14/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, when the power steering seized. The service traction light illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but made no diagnosis. I provided the contact the manufacturer's. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Nw.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 11/13/2014

I was driving at about 25-30 miles per hour and got a flat tire. I stopped the car and changed the tire, but once I started driving the caution alarm came on and started flashing that the "electric power assisted steering" malfunctioned. It became difficult to steer the car. I almost ran off the road into a drainage canal trying to make a turn.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 11/12/2014

When starting the vehicle the 'service power steering now' warning was displayed followed by the 'service advancetrack' warning. Power steering was not functional.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 11/11/2014

Started my 2011 Fusion to go home after work today. Got "power steering assist fault" in information window. Found power steering was indeed not working. Turned car off and restarted. Didn't get warning this time. Drove 10 minutes to home with no further issues. Very nervous about it happening again at the worst time. After seeing so many complaints here, Ford definitely needs to address this problem. I'm not really convinced that the gearbox replacement is the "fix".

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle and while backing out of a garage the power steering malfunctioned making the steering wheel very difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but no information was available. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 46,000. Jft.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 11/09/2014

I was driving home from a road trip and was about 300 miles from home when my "service power steering" now message came on my screen and less than 5 minutes after that my steering went out on my vehicle. I pulled off the road at a gas station and turned my car off and then on again but the steering was still out.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 11/04/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle veered to the left causing the contact to crash into a ditch, mailbox and a few small trees. A police report was filed. The contact sustained bruising, a broken tail bone and nose. The middle rear seat passenger sustained lacerations to the head and both passengers¿ required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 39,500. Pam.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 11/03/2014

Slowing down for a stop sign. The power steering went out making it very difficult to steer. Shut off the car and restarted it and the problem went away.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 11/03/2014

Shortly after starting the car the power steering service and advance trak service announcements came on dash. We drove for another 10-min and then stopped the car. When we restarted the car, we had no power steering at all. Powering off the car and trying to restart has not restored any power steering capability and the advance trak and power steering service warning display constantly now. The car is undriveable.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 11/02/2014

Was driving to work and suddenly "service power steering" and "service advancetrak" lights came on. Stopped at gas station to inspect car. Got back in car and "service power steering now" light was on after restart. Power steering completely stopped working. Was able to get it back home with a lot of effort. Luckily, I was only a couple of miles from home.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 11/02/2014

While exiting the highway my car suddenly become extremely hard to steer my wife, child and myself where in the car at the time. I have bad the car looked at the can not find anything wrong with the rack assembly.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

Drove 120+ miles on interstate, parked car for approximately 30 minutes. Restarted and noticed warning light on dash, later determined it was "advancetrac" light. Drove 2 miles at 45 to 50 mph, car pulled extremely hard to the right. Stopped and cut off car to check tires, they were ok but noticed on dash readout was "service advancetrac and service power steering now. " restarted car and had no power steering. Extremely hard to drive but managed to get to Ford dealership; they said that the steering gear needed replacing at a cost of $2,249. 27. Was out of town and couldn't leave it over the weekend so they reset fault code and I drove back home; power steering worked and no warning lights or readout on dash.