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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 983 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 02/25/2017

Power steering turned while driving almost went into a poll.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

While driving the car on a local road the steering abruptly stopped working, almost causing an accident. The car became very difficult to control and the abs, traction control, traction control off and airbag warning lights illuminated. An epas warning appeared on the service monitor screen. When I pulled over and turn the car off and on again everything operated normally. When I made a left turn into a gas station the same problem occurred almost causing me to drive into a car exiting the gas station because it was so difficult to turn the vehicle. The same warning lights came on. It appears to be a defective part in the electronic power steering. I don't know if this is the same part involved in the previous generation of Fusions with the epas that was recalled. Please investigate, this is dangerous problem and there are a lot of 2013+ Fusions on the road with this same epas system as mine.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

Driving down the road & power steer went out couldn't steer car almost had accident! message went across check power steering now. Drove home very slow. Will call dealer in morning. Afraid to drive!.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 02/19/2017

Loss of power steering and advance trac at highway speed. Received a message on the instrument cluster and steering became extremely difficult to keep the car on the road.

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 02/13/2017

Started car and placed into reverse to back out of parking space. As I backed up I tried to turn my steering wheel, but couldn't. The steering wheel was completely locked and would not turn at all. After turning the car off and on several times I was finally able to drive the car. This has occurred on four separate occasions in a one month period. Once at the dealership I was told that the issue was the steering gear box, a $1,700 fix for a car that is less than two years old, but out of the 36,000 basic warranty. The car is being repaired at a local Ford dealer, I will provide the repair invoice once the work is complete.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 02/10/2017

"service power steering" message came on while driving. Steering eventually became harder while driving. When parked turned car off and back on and light said "service power steering now" and the steering wheel wouldn't move at all. Light saying "service advanctrac" also came on.


car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 02/09/2017

The steering stopped moving and an error was displayed on the dash board "power steering assist fault". Luckily I was stopped at a traffic signal. I switched off the car and restarted abd the error went away and I was able to drive. Then a day later, I was trying to start the car and same thing happened. Only this time even switching off and on the car. And the streering wont move at all. The first time this happened I was on the road. It is scary to have the steeering lock up while driving.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 02/08/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 60 mph, the steering wheel shook violently without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 02/06/2017

Loss of power steering assist. Not all the time door latch will not open from the inside.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2017 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 02/05/2017

Was driving in a parking lot, between 5-10 mph when the car clicked loudly. I lost steering and brakes, and came to a sudden stop. The engine had turned off, the car had put itself into park, and the instrument panel went back as if I had opened the door with the car shut off.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 02/03/2017

While driving, the car faces a sudden loss of power steering and a "service advancetrac" warning message comes on at the same time. The warning light for the traction control stays on. Power steering resumed after some time but the "service advancetrac" warning message and traction control warning light stayed on. This happens almost weekly and seems very dangerous. I was very lucky to not have this happen while on a freeway or at a turn.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 01/26/2017

Power assist failure. While driving on the highway, power assist failed making the car very hard to steer creating a dangerous condition that may cause an accident. After research I noticed that was a very common problem happening to many Ford Fusion. While the 2011 and 2012 Ford Fusion had a recall on this issue, the 2010 model is not included. The repair is estimated at $1,972. 99. The dealer seems aware this is a design failure of the 2010 Ford Fusion making it unsafe to operate and a recall should be made.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 01/23/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 45 mph, the service power steering and advance track warning indicator illuminated. The contact was able to drive the vehicle without losing power steering or other issues. Upon starting the vehicle the next morning, there was no power steering. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering wheel motor needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and opened a case. The contact mentioned that the failure occurred at 80,00 miles. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 01/23/2017

While driving, the power steering locked up making the vehicle almost impossible to steer. Thankfully it managed to get to a safe stop.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 01/23/2017

Was driving when a "service power steering now" warning came on, seconds later the power steering totally went out. Struggled to get the car to the side of the road, then limped it to dealership.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 01/19/2017

While driving the power steering went out. After some reading I saw that hundreds of people have experienced this costing up to 2000 dollars to fix. This was all related to the power assist componet that had already been recalled on 2011 and newer. 2010 was left out yet has the same issue as mine does now. Had this been my children driving they would not have has the arm strength to turn the wheel. This issue is possibly deadly and should be addressed quickly. I now have a car that I can not drive because it is unsafe. As of right now I would like to see Ford include 2010 and older that have the same issues as the 2011 models or new models have. What if it was one of your children driving this vehicle? would you want it recalled for their safety?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 01/17/2017

Power steering started to randomly go out. We would turn the car off and on and it would come and go. It is a good thing we were not driving on the highway or something like that.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 01/16/2017

My power steering went out as I was driving to work, I went to see if there were recalls and called the dealer ship where I purchased my car and they said no recall, even though I found on your sight a recall for (recall # 15v340000) and they said that is all depending on where your car was manufactured. Boy I am completey dumb founded. Please help! car mileage is only 93300.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 01/15/2017

I was driving my 2010 Ford Fusion in a parking lot and when making a right turn the "service power steering" and "service advance trac" lights started flashing. My boyfriend and I weren't sure what that meant so we continued to drive home a few minutes down the road. Once reaching our driveway the car seemed a little harder to turn, but it still wasn't that bad. We decided in the morning to take it to the dealership. We started the car and we could not move the steering wheel at all. I do see that this is a common problem with the 2010 Ford Fusions, but Ford has not made this a recall and there is a lawsuit regarding this. Thankfully we nor anyone around us was hurt, but now we are looking at paying around $1500 for repairs. It would be nice if Ford could have this issue fixed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 01/09/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While attempting to make a left turn, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The advance trac and power steering assist fault warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The failure mileage was 209,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

Power steering assist fault. Nhtsa already has an open investigation, I'm just another person experiencing this problem with my 2010 Ford Fusion, which has not been issued a recall by Ford. Extreme difficult turning the car, especially at low speeds.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving 30 mph, the "hill assist traction", "tire pressure sensor fault", and "service power steering now" indicators illuminated. The power steering seized without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

After coming to a stop on our highway ramp. I had intended to make a right turn. Before I took my foot off the brake my car accelerated causing my back tires to lock and screech. I was unable to turn the steering wheel toward the right so that I could remain on the two lane road. My car pulled to the left and I slammed into the medium. My car came to a complete stop but was still running. I turned off the medium and continued home. Shortly after I heard thumping noise followed by louder thumping and my entire dash board lit except for the check engine light and the wrench. I pulled my car to the side to find I had two blown front tires, my bumper was broken and my driver side back tire went flat waiting on a tow. All my years driving I have never experienced an unintentional acceleration of a vehicle and pray that myself or granddaughter never have to again.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

Was coming home from work when my steering wheel lock up well at least felt that way just was really hard to steer. I ended up hitting a pole due to the fact that I couldn't really control my car. Also I was never notified about this recall at all and could've probably prevented this incident if I was notified about this recall . Now I have no vehicle to drive so now I'm stuck trying to figure out how I'm going to get my daughter to her appointments and how I'm going to go to work and make money to pay bills due to the fact that my car is now sitting on the garage sitting there.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

The electric power steering assist system intermittently shuts down. First, while driving, a series of sensor lights come on. After this, if the engine is shut of and then back on, there it a total loss of power steering. This problem appears to be similar to that in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000. This happened twice and completely shut down.