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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 841 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 08/15/2016

Steering rack is locking up and popping and caused my turn signals to not work properly unless you hold them down,hill assist and advance trac warning lights came on. Happens stationary moving turning city.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 08/15/2016

Driving my vehicle when the power steering went completely out in traffic, making a right turn. Vehicle steering wheel would not budge. It's a safety issue driving and the steering wheel gives out without any notice.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 08/14/2016

Started the car this morning and a message popped up saying power steering assist fault tried to move the car but could not move the wheels. The car can only go straight. So I turned the car off and back on and it seemed to fix. Glad I was not driving the car.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 08/14/2016

Power steering stopped intermittently while driving, after receiving a recall notice, Ford replaced the power steering gear assembly in June 2016. In August of 2016 I was out of town and the power steering went out again. Took it to Ford dealer out of town and they replaced the power steering arms and want to charge me $1000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 08/12/2016

I was pulling out of the bank drive thru and power steering quit working at all while I was turning onto the street.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 08/09/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while the gear shifter was in drive position attempted to accelerate, the power steering fault assist warning light illuminated. The steering wheel seized. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the gear box failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle VIN was not included in campaign number:15v340000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000. Aw.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 08/08/2016

Car was making clunking sound. When I was driving. Took it in and was told it was the assembly steering system gear. Rack and pin system causing the clunking in gear. Was told my mechanic this a huge safety problem. Was told it wasn't safe to drive the car because if I lose steering could lose control of car and it could cause injury to me my family or other people that are in cars that I may hit if I lose control of the vehicle. I can't believe there isn't a recall from Ford for this problem ! I saw there have been several complaints for same issue.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

Pulling out of my driveway at low speed, the steering locked to where it was nearly impossible to control the vehicle. I was able to come to a stop immediately so no damage or injury. Turning the steering wheel required a lot of effort so reversing back off the street and onto the driveway was quite difficult. After parking, the dash also briefly displayed something like "advancetrack error". I don't remember the wording exactly.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

My three year old 2013 Ford Fusion is experiencing intermittent issues with the steering control. During normal driving in town and on the highways, the steering wheel feels as if something is binding when you try to make slight adjustments to the steering wheel. When the binding is felt, it takes more effort to steer the vehicle than normal and the binding will only last for a couple of seconds before returning to normal steering. The dealer checked the car and found that it is experiencing an intermittent loss of electrical signal between the steering gear and the computer. It appears to be the same problem as the one that caused Ford to recall their 2011 to 2012 Ford Fusions in may of 2015. Ford needs to expand their earlier recall to include model year 2013 Ford Fusions as this problem should not be occurring in a car that is barely three years old.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 07/30/2016

While driving on a state highway in SC (speed limit was 55), the low tire pressure light came on followed by "service power steering now" and service advancetrack. Let me note the car was being driven by my 21 year old daughter. The power steering stopped working. My daughter had to drive/wrestle the car without power steering. After getting the tire pressure issued fixed, I took the car to a Ford dealership to have the warnings diagnosed. The car produced code p07ae-09. According to a NHTSA investigation report (pe14030) this has been a problem on 2010 Fusions. The Ford dealer states the car's VIN does not provide for a repair as directed in the NHTSA investigation report and wants $1,870 to correct the problem. They are stating it needs a new steering system which is what is described in the NHTSA investigation report.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 07/28/2016

I had just arrived at my destination and the car had displayed a "service power steering now. " I left and went in the store; when I came back out and turned on the car the wheel wouldn't budge. I had it towed to the dealership today to see what is wrong with the power steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 07/27/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. While driving 20 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 independently replaced the battery. After the battery replacement, the steering wheel seized completely. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering rack needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,300.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 07/26/2016

The orange warning light for stability control system came on once perhaps 6 weeks ago, but in a short period of time went off, while I was on the freeway. Nothing else until 10 days ago when steering locked as I turned left to leave a parallel parking place--along with an "advancetrac service needed" message on dash. Ford service did analysis, found "the electronic steering gear is bad and estimate to repair $1900. " part #61358; codes they retrieved were u3000-49 and u3000-72. Car is serviced regularly and very recently had its 60k servicing. I can't afford the $1900 so wanted to get estimates from other automotive service providers. To see if I could duplicate what had happened, I did a test drive around my block this morning and parallel parked again where I would need to turn left again after turning engine off and restarting. A "power assist fault" message came on and again there were several seconds when the steering was not under my control. This appears to be a too-common problem.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 07/26/2016

Power steering went out.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 07/18/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While reversing out of a parking space, the power steering malfunctioned, and the steering wheel locked and became extremely hard to maneuver. The vehicle resumed normal operation after turning off and restarting the engine. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 16,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 07/18/2016

I was driving in the interstate when all of a sudden my power steering went. The service light came on and read ''service power steering now''. It had never done that before and I only had the car for less than a year. I just thank god no one was hurt. I took my car to the Ford dealership and they said that it was not apart of the recall, but in my opinion if it has been a issue for several vehicle fix all of them. They said the car was fine but when the mechanic got in my car he had a hard time turning the wheel.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 07/15/2016

I just had to pay 1900. To have my 2010 Ford Fusion power steering fault assist repaired, although it appears the 2011-2012 models are included in the recall. The power steering goes out, and the car is then not able to be driven. If this happens when you are driving you lose complete control of the car. I have owned and driven Fords for over 15 years (taurus and Fusion) that I bought brand new, and I maintain my garage kept cars. My Fusion has 73,000 miles so the power steering should not go out on my car at no fault of my own. This power steering fault should be covered under a recall before more accidents and occurrences happen endangering peoples safety. I drive with little children in my car regularly and I am thankful I was alone when my steering went out. Please consider including this power steering fault assist problem in 2010 Ford Fusions to be a recall. It is dangerous and very costly to be fixed as I have learned. Thanks for your consideration.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 07/13/2016

Vehicle stationary, engine idling when "power steering assist" failure message appears, with subsequent loss of power steering. This has happened twice within 3 day, separate occasions, after driving on interstate for approx. 1 hr, same setting. Ford dealership was informed about it on the first occasion during a scheduled 80,000 mile maintenance, however they stated vehicle was ok, and ready to drive. Mileage at the time of first incident was approx. 80,947. Arrival mileage at Ford dealership was 81,043. On 7/13/16.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 07/13/2016

I have a customer with a 2010 Fusion that has a failed steering rack,not included in recall since it is not between 2011 and 2016. Customer narrowly missed ramming into my shop because was unable to steer. We called dealer and fomoco and was told they could not do anything even though this is a serious safety issue. There is currently a class action lawsuit involving these cars and people have been hurt. The repair is 1600 dollars at my shop and over 2000 dollars at the dealership. I think I'm going to go the local news media and see if they can help-do you have any recourse?my name is steve whipple-owner of l&s automotive inc. My phone number is 517 543 0720. The customers name is erin rice and her phone is 517-213-6522. Please see if you can investigate this case,thank you.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 07/11/2016

Was driving car and power steering just quit working this is very dangerous!!!!. Had to have car towed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 07/09/2016

Twice now a power stearing assist fault has appeared on the dash. When this happens, the vehicle becomes un-steerable. This is very dangerous, and has many complaints filed already. This happens in motion, under normal driving conditions.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 07/08/2016

Power steering recall - receiving "power steering assist fault". When in park and putting vehcile into drive, we're getting the fault message. It is my understanding there is the same recall for 2011 Ford Fusions. We have 2010 Ford Fusion. We are now down one vehicle as we were told it will be $2,500 to repair.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 07/08/2016

There has been 4 times my steering wheel becomes very hard for me to turn. It has happened once while driving and 3 times after parking and starting my car it happens. I get the message of power steering assist fault.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 07/07/2016

I went to turn the car on one day and the message "power steering assist fault" appeared. The steering wheel would not turn and the power steering was inoperable. It continues to do this every time the car is turned on. I took it to a Ford dealership because I found that there was a recall on an electrical issue in the power steering system on the 2011 Ford Fusions. I was told that my VIN was not covered under the recall. I have seen multiple complaints similar to mine on message boards for car trouble.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 07/05/2016

Several times my power steering has shut off on me while driving almost getting me into an accident twice luckily this had yet to happen while driving on the highway as that could be fatal.