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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 739 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 02/09/2016

Turned my car on and an alert came across the screen of my dash. Power steering malfunction. The driver's airbag light was also on at this time.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 02/07/2016

I was driving and power steering went out, 2 nessages popped up after wards saying service power steering now and service advance trac.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 02/04/2016

Driving on most any road above 30 mph the steering pulls left or right unpredictably. Steering at highway speeds through a long curve the steering pulls hard causing difficulty in maintaining desired direction. The symptoms I experience are well documented in class action suit: case5:14-cv-02989-hrl. The epas system coupled with pdc (pull drift compensation) causes the steering effort to be unpredictable. Ultimately the car is difficult to handle at highway speeds.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 02/04/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 25 mph, the steering wheel seized and became extremely difficult to turn. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 63,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 02/02/2016

The car has ~82000 miles on it. This morning after starting the vehicle I noticed a "power steering assist fault". I turned off the car and restarted. There were no alarm notifications at that time. It is only a matter of time before this happens again, hopefully when I am not driving at interstate speeds. . . I have read that 2010 is not included in the recall notice for faulty a power steering system. I sure hope Ford has a good reason for not including the 2010 model. . .

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 02/01/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph and making a right turn, the steering wheel seized as the advanced trac and the power steering assist fault warning indicators illuminated. The contact was nearly involved in a rear end collision due to the failure. The contact turned off and restarted the vehicle however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was towed to the contacts residence. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and was diagnosed that the steering gear needed to be replaced. The contact was told that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.


car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 01/29/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving at any speed, the steering wheel seized and was extremely difficult to turn. In addition, the service engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop. The cause of the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The contact was advised to check with the manufacturer for diagnostic testing. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v793000 (fuel system, gasoline), but was unable to determine when the part would become available to receive the recall remedy. The contact was waiting on the manufacturer to supply the part to the dealer to receive the recall repair. The failure mileage was not available. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 01/28/2016

Loss of power steering, and advance trac.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 01/25/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While attempting to move the vehicle out of a parking lot, the steering wheel seized. The contact stated that the steering wheel required extra effort to turn. The vehicle was diagnosed by an independent mechanic. The contact was informed that the electronic steering power assist gear needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 101,420.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 01/23/2016

Vehicle was traveling at approx. 70mph on a highway. Dash lights flashed and beeped and warning message appeared. Steering locked up and wheel was difficult to turn. Drove it with difficulty off of the highway to a parking lot and towed it to dealer. Dealer says there is no warranty or recall and the cost will be $2000 to repair. This is a power steering issue and seems to be a prevalent problem with this type of car. Some models were recalled, not mine. Dealer wants to replace the entire steering assembly.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 01/18/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver as the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the software was updated however, the dealer informed the contact that the repair may not sufficiently repair the failure. In addition, the contact was informed that the steering control module would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The failure mileage was 100,131.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

Power steering assist went out and blew fuse #42 upon ignition start up. Also activated warning lights service advancetrac. Abs, traction control and brake lights constantly on. Same problems under NHTSA campaign # 15v340000 recall, but when I took to dealership they said my VIN missed by one month. It will cost $2000 to repair. Looked on internet and may same complaints with same VIN # sequence. Mileage was around 60,000. Also called Ford to complain cas-8612152. New fuse and system reset only solves problem for small amount of time. Second time, I was stationary at a stop sign. Thankful that I wasn't driving at the time. Parked the vehicle in garage at that time.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 01/12/2016

I started my vehicle and let it warm up a couple of minutes before I left my job on cold night. When I backed out of my spot and went forward my service power steering message came on and then service advanced track came on. When I stopped at the light to turn I noticed that I had no power steering. I seen online that there was a recall for this issue. I called my local dealership and was informed my vehicle was not listed in this recall. I then called Ford motor CO. And neither party could tell me why my vehicle was not listed in this recall when it was indeed a 2011 Ford Fusion without a 3. 5 and had the steering issue as described in the recall. Not having power steering all at once with no prior warning can be a very dangerous thing. Luckily in my case it was not a busy intersection at that time. I don't understand why mine or other vehicles with the same issue and possibly the same part is failing yet not covered under Fords recall 15s18.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 01/09/2016

I left the gas station 2 nights ago and the "service power steering now" came on along with the "service advancetrac" light. After stopping at the store, upon restarting all power steering was gone. Vehicle has approximately 43,000 miles. Quote was $1850 for repair.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 01/08/2016

While reversing the 2013 Fusion out of the driveway, there was a warning display on the screen "steering wheel fault, service required". I have never seen that warning before in the three years of owning the car. I proceeded to back out of the driveway but when I started to turn the steering wheel to exit, I could not do it as the steering was very stiff. I tried to pull it but it wouldn't move. The car was still on at this point and the only thing I could do was to either reverse the car or put into d and drive it forward to park it again, which is what I did. That was certainly a scary experience - not having control of the steering - but fortunately it happened when the car was not in motion and not on public roads. What concerns me is what if something were to happen while driving around the city or, worse yet, the freeway. I hope this is addressed and a recall is issued so whatever the problem is fixed.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 01/07/2016

I was driving home last night and the error message, "service power steering now", appeared. I parked my car in my parking space. This morning when I got up for work, the messages, "service power steering now" and "service advancetrac" appeared. I have no power steering and after reading the other complaints/reviews, I'm thankful I wasn't driving when it completely went out. After reading the reviews, I see that this is a common problem, that there is a class action lawsuit and that the problem can be quite expensive to repair (ranging from $1,650 to about $2,250). There was minimal to no notice to have the power steering serviced before it went completely out and this is very dangerous.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 01/06/2016

Power steering assist fault alert message is on and car has no power steering. Ford and dealer say that this is owner responsibility to repair even though 2011 - 2012 Ford Fusions have a recall for this. I do not have the arm strength to drive the car without the steering so it has to fixed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 01/05/2016

On 01/05/2016, after picking up my god daughter who I haven't seen in a while, my power steering went out on us on our way to grab something to eat. The trac alert came on the warning screen and also the service power steering warning. I have researched the issue, called the dealer and also a personal mechanic. The price to fix this is ridicolous. I guess the lives of the consumers do not matter. I am grateful we were able to turn into a parking lot because it could have went completely left. Ford needs to do something I love my life clearly you dont.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 01/03/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. While driving 70 mph, the service power steering and service advanced trac warning lights illuminated, and the power steering seized. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed and repaired. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering); however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 92,177.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 01/02/2016

The other day I drove my car across town to the gym, and when I was leaving to drive home I noticed a display reading "power steering assist fault" and my steering wheel feels as if it is locked in place. This was the second time this has happened to me, but the first time it went away after restarting the car. This occurrence it has not gone away and is near impossible to drive. I had to call my father to come and pick the car up cause I didn't feel safe driving it the remaining distance home. The mechanic took a look at it and said the electronic power steering module was not working and needed replacement. The part alone is 1200-1500 dollars. I have been reading about many other Ford Fusions having this exact same problem, and Ford has issued a recall on many similar years and models. Ford said my car is not covered in this recall, although I'm experiencing the exact same problem.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 01/02/2016

I was in motion on 83-s driving 55mph. All at once, all of the dashboard lights illuminated and I was unable to steer my car like I am able to normally. As a result, I crashed into the cement barrier on the side of the highway. Due to this crash my car has been declared a total loss.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 01/02/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at 45 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the electric power steering rack needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 170,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

Pulling out of driveway. . . Noticed the steering was not feeling right. Turn left, turn right both way is a heavy "clicking" feel. Took to Ford Fusion 2012 to dealer, they said the steering gearbox was bad. . . . . They are waiting to fix it if extended warranty pays for it. This should be a Ford recall, fixed for free. It is clearly a defect in the product. My Fusion doesn't even have 20k miles on it yet.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 01/01/2016

Exiting freeway at 55-60mph speeds, power steering went out and multiple service errors came on the hud. Nearly crashed into guard rail and semi that was following me barely made it around me. Steering wheel very difficult to turn. Seems to be a known problem with these cars, and no action by Ford. Extremely unsafe. Service appointment set for Monday, January 4th at 2:00pm at ricart Ford in columbus, ohio.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 12/30/2015

I parked my 2013 Ford Fusion with 52,000 miles on it for 3 days in my driveway and when I started it a message saying power steering assist fault came on and there isn't any power steering. I contacted Ford and they said they will look at it but I had to pay for the tech's time, I then looked on the web and it said there was a recall on this for over 445k Ford cars, but my VIN was not part of it because of where the car was made. So I am confused, 1 part of the car is recalled if it was put in one plant, but the same part put in another plant isn't. They were all made in one plant, so why does it matter where it was installed. The part is defected, if I was driving down the road and this happened, and had a accident, would it be my fault because the car was made in a safe factory where the part is not being recalled? same part, same problem, why isn't this being recalled with the others.