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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 805 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 06/24/2016

Power steering on the car went out all of a sudden and the wheel could not be turned at all. A warning saying service advancetrac came on. This almost caused an accident!.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 06/19/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While driving various speeds, the contact heard a loud grinding noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The noise was present when the steering wheel was turned left or right. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 06/18/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 20 mph and making a left turn, the steering wheel completely seized. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete edge. The passenger side door air bags deployed. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,873.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 06/17/2016

For almost a year my car has been making a popping creaking noise when I drive at low speeds (20 or below). It started very quietly and has progressively gotten worse. I took it to the dealership where they advised me that this stems from service bulletin TSB 06-24-07. This advisory was originally just for 2006 models. However, it is affecting my 2012. It has affected 2007, 2008, and 2009 as well. This is an ongoing safety issue as the control arms could break at any moment while driving. This could cause a potential car accident that may include death. This ongoing issue needs to be addressed as a recall since Ford does not want to cover cost of repair to their ongoing steering issue.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 06/16/2016

Luckily I was in a parking lot preparing to leave instead of on the road like some of the people I've read about. I put the car in reverse and couldn't turn the wheel without great effort. I had to strain to get the car home. Why isn't this part of the recall? it's absolutely ridiculous that Ford can sell cars they know are defective. I can in no way afford the $1000+ it'll cost to fix a mistake they already knew was there. Ford is horrific. Is there any wonder why people buy imports?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 06/15/2016

Steering wheel came lose. Dicoved during driving. Dealer removed airbag and applied lock-tite to but in steering colum and re-tourqed.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 06/05/2016

Service light went on for the steering wheel while I was driving on the road lost all steering power. Luckily I was in the middle of driving in my drive way!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 05/21/2016

Power steering fault appeared on dashboard while driving and steering became hard to control. Turned ignition switch off and restarted power steering was working again. Carried car in for service I was told everything was normal. Now it's happened 4 or 5 times . Being that it's out of warranty now its out again .

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 05/20/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While driving 65 mph, the power steering service fault warning light illuminated and the power steering seized. The vehicle was turned off and on, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The repair failed to remedy the failure. The contact stated that the failure recurred three times. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 05/20/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 5 mph, the electric power steering malfunctioned and the steering wheel seized without warning. The contact had to apply a significant amount of pressure to the steering wheel in order to properly steer the vehicle. The contact depressed the brake pedal and the steering returned to normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 124,000.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 05/18/2016

I have a power steering fault on the message board. I cannot turn the wheel without having to use all my strength. Nearly got into two accidents while driving when this happened.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 05/15/2016

Stopped car in a parking lot got out to referee a sporting event. Returned to car and there was no power steering when I started the car. The electronic indicators told me to have the electronic steering module serviced. I was able to drive the car home but it was extremely difficult to turn the wheels. This has been be an intermittent problem for a year now but would straighten itself out by turning off and on the ignition. This time that process did not straighten out the problem. I contact Ford via their on-line complaint department. Ford reply back to me was that although there was a recall for this particular problem my vehicle identification number was not part of the recall. Ford also asked me to take the car to my dealer to remedy the situation. Since this is a known safety problem with this make, model and year Ford should fix the problem. I am now paying for a car loan for a car I cannot drive.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 05/14/2016

My power steering assist fault came on while I was driving home last night. It caused me to mess up my front end. I didn't receive any information about a recall, but when I looked up my VIN, I found out it had a open case I need to know what to do next. . . Please help.

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 05/14/2016

Steering will pull left or right uncontrollably this problem has been happening on a regular basis . While driving the steering will pull the car left or right without warning. It seems to happen when nearing a corner or curve in the road but is not limited to that. After several occurrences my wife is now afraid to drive the car. We had a close call when the wheel suddenly turned to the right while we were attempting to pass a vehicle. People can be seriously hurt or die from this problem. I have not seen any recall from Ford on this problem and the dealerships I inquired at (2) have no knowledge of the problem. I am afraid it may cause a serious accident. This issue needs to be addressed,.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 05/07/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and the tire pressure warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 149,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 05/03/2016

The power steering suddenly went out without warning with message to service power steering now on dashboard making car impossible to steer. I was driving through a residential street when it happened. The car has the electronic power assisted steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 04/29/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While pulling out of the garage, the power steering ability seized and the power steering assist warning indicator illuminated. The contact turned off and restarted the vehicle and it resumed normal operation. The contact stated that the failure recurred at least ten times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 04/28/2016

I was driving to church on April 28, 2016 and a warning that said "power steering assist fault. " I've had my vehicle for over 1yr and have never experienced this waring occrring.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 04/25/2016

Squeaking noise coming from front axle (mostly on driver side) while driving and turning; sounds the most when outside temperature is higher (not so loud on cool days). Took it to dealer that sold the car (today 04/25/2016) to have suspension and power steering checked. I see online there are recalls on some Ford Fusion power steering? my VIN is not listed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 04/23/2016

While driving the vehicle on a paved county road, the power steering stopped working, making it extremely difficult to steer which resulted in the front wheel impacting a concrete curb and causing the tire to blow out and damage to the wheel.

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 04/23/2016

Started car and several warnings popped up on display. . . Something about "hill assist" not available, "steering assist fault service required", and "service advancetrac". Steering wheel felt like it was still locked. . . Turns out it was just extremely difficult to turn. I'm 6'3" 200+ lbs. If it's difficult for me to turn, it would be impossible for most people. If this had failed while the car was in motion, someone could have been seriously injured or worse. Ford had this same problem on 2011-2012 Fusions and issued a recall and now it's still happening on 2015 models. This needs to be recalled immediately as Ford never really fixed the problem. Excerpt from 2011-2012 Fusion recall: Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 423,000 vehicles (actual 422,814) including certain 2011-2013 Ford taurus and flex vehicles, Lincoln mks and mkt vehicles, for certain 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln mkz vehicles, and for certain 2011 Mercury milan vehicles in north America for a potential intermittent electrical connection in the steering gear that might result in the loss of electric power steering assist while driving. If this happens, the steering system defaults to manual steering mode, making the vehicle more difficult to steer, especially at lower speeds. This could result in the increased risk of a crash.

car image   Steering problem of the 2008 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 04/22/2016

Cracking and creaking underneath when temp outside is above about 70 degrees, very loud, possible struts, when turning wheel left or right also very loud creak or pop. I looked online and there are 100's of these issues reported. This has to be a recall, safety issue.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 04/12/2016

Power steering assist fault. Power steering stopped working while driving in parking lot.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 04/11/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 10 mph, there was a loss of power steering. The engine was turned off and restarted. The vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred on a separate occasion; however, there was a permanent loss of power steering and the warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,500.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 04/11/2016

"fusion recall" my 2011 Ford Fusion se made in mexico has a power steering assist fault. This happened when leaving my driveway. Took it to the dealer and the problem is a faulty steering gear. This part is currently part of a recall on 2011 Ford Fusion manufactured in mexico. My issue is the recall does not include my vehicle as the recall began with vehicles manufactured in September of 2010 and my vehicle was manufactured in August of 2010. Same problem, same plant, same car, simple made the previous month. Costing me the consumer almost $2000. 00 to fix this known manufactures defect. While there was intermittent problems that seemed to go away with restarting the engine total failure occurred on Apr 11 2016. I have searched various forums and I am not the only person this has happened to whose vehicle was manufactured with in a few weeks of the recall date.