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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 521 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 07/13/2015

This morning I drove my 2010 Ford Fusion without incident. Went out later the same day and had the power steering and advance trac service messages appear less than a mile after I started driving. I went 3 or 4 more miles and had the power steering message go to service power steering now!. In the span of 4 miles I went form no issues to having no power steering and barely being able to keep the car on the road. Looking on line several other people have experienced the same issue. This is extremely dangerous if a less experienced driver or someone not as strong as I was would have been driving there could have been a major incident. Please look into this problem before someone gets seriously hurt.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 07/11/2015

Traveling west on I-696 before the scotia rd. , oak park, mi overpass at 8:50pm. Mostly sunny weather at about 80 degrees fahrenheit. The highway just started to curve to the left. The lane-keeping assist jerked the wheel hard to the left when the vehicle was fully still in the center lane. This caused an over-correction by myself, the driver, to the right nearly side swiping the car next to me. Contact was avoided but the assist mode nearly caused an accident at high speeds with heavy traffic in the area. The assist mode has since been disabled and alert mode only is on. Sensitivity of the assist mode was 'normal' at the time of the incident. Approximate google map coordinates are 42. 474883, -83. 165321.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 07/11/2015

Power steering stopped working on highway exit ramp. Narrowly avoided hitting guardrail. "power steering assist fault" and "service advancetrac" errors appeared. Used manual steering to get home. Started car the next day, and the ps was working and no errors were displayed. Used code reader, but no error codes found.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 07/08/2015

I was driving the car on the night of July 7th. The mil came on saying service power steering now. The next morning I had no power steering at all.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 07/08/2015

As I was making a right hand turn the steering locked. I stopped in the middle of the road and couldn't steer the car. Came very close to getting hit by oncoming cars. Eventually was able to maneuver to the side of the road. The advancetrac warning was on and power steering. After I turned off the engine it went away and got back to normal. This is the second time it happened though. Today I stopped at metro Ford in raynham MA and asked if they knew about this problem. The only answer was that I should make an appointment. Now looking online I see this has been a problem for several model years. Is there any word from Ford?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 07/03/2015

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to a dealer for repairs under NHTSA campaign id number: 15v250000 (steering); however, the mechanic noticed that the steering gear motor attachment bolts were missing. The contact was informed that the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs and stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The contact also received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 14v597000 (air bags, seat belts) and 15v246000 (latches, locks, linkages); however, the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 32,800.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

2015 Ford Fusion. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle power steering recall notice issues. The consumer stated at the time he took possession of the vehicle, he was not informed of any pending or existing recalls regarding the steering. Recall # 15v250000. .

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 06/30/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering), but the contact had not received a recall notification from the manufacturer. The contact stated that the power steering warning lamp illuminated and the steering wheel was extremely difficult to turn left and right. The contact had to apply force to turn the steering wheel. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 06/24/2015

Was driving home and came to a stop and the peer steering went out. It came difficult to steer there was a child in the vehicle didn't even feel safe with child in the car had some pick the child up.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 06/22/2015

Power assist when out on the car and it was almost impossible to steer. Moved to a safe place and restarted the car. This is a disaster waiting to happen. I consider this a major safety issue iwth this car. Has happended mutiple times since then. What has to happen before there is a recall? I am having it repaired for safety reasons, but I am having to pay for their defective parts.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 06/22/2015

The contact owns a 2015 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v250000 (steering) and stated that the part needed was not available within a reasonable timeframe to schedule the recall repair. The dealer scheduled a recall appointment on July 14, 2015 and, once the contact arrived for the recall repair, indicated that the part needed was not available. The dealer did not give a specific date for when the part would become available. The manufacturer could not provide an estimated date for when the vehicle would receive the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 06/21/2015

While driving the vehicle on the evening of 06/20/2015 the power steering slowly started to go out, then after turning off the car and restarting all together I received the notifications "service advancetrac" and "service power steering now" after searching online to no avail, I had to wait until Monday morning to take the car to a local Ford dealership. I waited 2 1/2 hours for a diagnostic to be ran on my car to be told the steering gear was broken and it would be roughly a $1500. 00 fix on top of what I paid for the diagnostic although a recall is currently pending for this exact issue along with the cars internal cpu. When the cars internal cpu was reset this wiped the error codes letting the power steering resume, but this is only a temporary fix as the cpu could notice again at any time that the steering gear is broken. Ford is currently "reviewing" to see if they will pay for these damages as there currently is a pending recall for this issue, but I have yet to hear back.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 06/20/2015

When the car was turned on it was showing warning notifications stating "service advancetrac" and "service power steering now" we tried turning the car off and on again, driving it to see if it corrected itself, airing up the tires. Nothing has been able to clear this error.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 06/18/2015

My wife was leaving a patient's house, and when she started the vehicle, she had no power steering. She tried turning the car off and back on, but the power steering was still not working. She was able to carefully drive the car to a local mechanic. The mechanic found no codes related to the power steering. A nearby dealer offered to tow the vehicle down and inspect it. They claimed that there was nothing wrong with the car, that there were no codes available, and that there was nothing they could do. The local mechanic found no codes related to the power steering either. The only codes the car was showing were related to a "purge valve" in the gas tank, which was replaced at the dealer. As the source of the problem has not been found, we are looking to replace the car, as the loss of power steering would be dangerous. We will now be required to go drive the car from the dealership to another dealership to attempt to trade it in. Ford media has announced a recall on certain 2011 Fusions built at the hermosillo plant, but we have yet to receive notification or the recall notice on this one. The service center had yet to receive a notification, either. Https://media. Ford. Com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2015/05/27/Ford-issues-two-safety-recalls-in-north-America-. Html.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 06/16/2015

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. When shifting into reverse or drive, the steering wheel seized. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 06/15/2015

The power steering froze and I was unable to steer the car. The power steering fault indicator came on in the display area. I have experienced this, briefly, many times right after starting the car. This was the first time while the car was already in gear. Luckily I was just trying to get off my driveway at the time.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 06/15/2015

Received a power steering assist fault in the electronic power assisted steering (epas) system losing all steering ability and creating a dangerous situation, researched VIN for Ford recall on issue and was frustrated that manufacture of the vehicle, although at the same facility, was 6 months after Ford VIN range of vehicles placed on the recall list. Ford will not provide cost relief for expected repair cost of $1,600.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 06/14/2015

On 6-14-15 had just turned into a road when instrument panel rung and showed service advancetrac and service power steering. Was trying to get to a safe spot to park and it immediately rung and said service power steering now. The power steering went out and was impossible to drive. The car was towed to Ford dealership where they said the steering gear was to be replaced and Ford covered everything due to the recall. On 7-7-14 3 weeks and only 597 miles later the same problem happened, towed vehicle to Ford dealership where they said its showing the same codes as before but now the control arm bushings are needing replaced and it will cost $1,200. 00 to fix and Ford is not covering anything. Cannot afford to have this fixed and shouldn't have to. This really needs to be checked into. I have read several of the complaints and it seems that there is a whole lot needs to be included in this recall than is. Too many people with the same problem. Sure hope no one gets hurt or killed for this to happen.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 06/12/2015

While my wife was driving home from work on 6/12 the power steering went out. She had a very difficult time trying to steer the car. It happens twice on her way home first time nearly caused an accident but she was able to coast it into an empty parking lot. She turned the car off and let it sit for a few. She then started it up again and tried to continue home when she got a block away it happened again I had one hell of a time trying to get it to turn into our driveway. Got up the next morning as still the same issue advance trac needs seviced. If Ford wants to turn out a substandard part I won't be buying another Ford product again. No I'm being to it needs a new rack at 55000 miles and will cost around $1800. This is complete bs for a vehicle to need a new rack at that low of miles. This is very dangerous a Ford needs to have a recall for this issue before someone gets hurt or causes an accident. If not sounds like I need to contact an attorney.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 06/12/2015

My wife was driving home from work when suddenly she experienced a loss of power steering in her vehicle. After trying to keep from being in an accident she was able to pull her 2010 Ford Fusion into a parking lot. After she turned into the parking lot she turned off the vehicle and let it sit for a few seconds then she restarted the vehicle and she was able to proceed a little further. Then it happened for a second time. Once again she turned the ignition off, let it sit for a few moments then restarted the vehicle. She was able to drive a little further until it once again happened as she was turning into our driveway. On the morning of Saturday 6/13/2015 I went out to the vehicle and started it up and tried to back it out of our dive way when the service the advance trac system message appeared. I turned the vehicle off the restarted the vehicle and then a different message appeared. This time it was the service power steering assist message. I then turned off the vehicle and contacted the local Ford dealer and was told that it was a common problem with the Fusion and that I would need to schedule an appointment to have the power steering rac replaced and it would cost around $1,800 to replace. I told the man that was ridiculous for a vehicle that has only 56,787 miles on it. I have researched this and have found that many other owners have experienced this same issue. I feel that this is a major safety issue and if it was not for my wife's quick thinking she may have been involved in an accident. Please research this issue before it happens to someone else and unfortunately cost someone their life. Please feel free to contact me anytime for additional information.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 06/12/2015

The power steering assist stopped and a warning light came on, then the traction control light came on. The power steering would not come back on after repeated restarts. This happened several time before but would work after restart.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 06/10/2015

Car notified me of an issue while I was driving. It said power steering assist fault. I was going approximately 45mph. I noticed that the power steering was not working. I was able to make it home, but it was very difficult. When I turned my car off and on again at home, the steering started working again. I haven't had a chance to try it again, but I heard it may be a daily occurance that this goes out. I called my dealership and they said they cannot help me yet because the recall is not officially available.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 06/08/2015

I changed my flat tire to my spare and when I turned on my car to try my car the system "steering now" shows up and my car is not drive able. Steering is stiff. Never had a problem with it before but now all of a sudden it shows up. This is very frustrating for my car is a 2011 Ford Fusion and hearing all these complains and issues made me doubt Ford and its cars.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 06/02/2015

While driving home last evening the power steering on my car quit working and I had difficulty controlling the vehicle. The indicator light came on stating that there was a system failure in regards to the power steering. This morning when I started the car the power steering was once again working. I took the car to the Ford dealership and was told that there has been a recent recall on this particular problem, but a repair will not be available until July 13th. I was advised to pick the car up and drive it with the defect until the fix became available because nothing can be done at this time. I find this to be dangerous and unacceptable.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 06/01/2015

Power steering went out multiple times, had to replace power steering rack.