Ford Fusion owners have reported 1,316 problems related to steering (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Ford Fusion based on all problems reported for the Fusion.
While driving at 30-40mph, I was decelerating and crossing over a merging lane approaching a right turn near my home. Before I could complete my maneuver, a loud audible alarm sounded and immediately all power steering was lost and my wheels locked and turned sharply to the right. I was sent into a 180 degree spin due to the sudden loss of power and locking of my wheels. My vehicle was thrown into now oncoming traffic coming from the merging lane. In a panic, I tried to steer my vehicle and maneuver out of the road, but even with the full force of my upper body, I was only able to very slowly turn the wheel. My passenger, from the passenger seat, attempted to assist my efforts to steer and it took the both of us to maneuver the steering wheel to an angle that would allow us to get the car out of the road. I've driven vehicles without power steering before, and I can clearly attest that it was more than just a loss of power steering that was hampering my ability to steer. A quick google search revealed that that this vehicle has electrical power steering. I'm positive that my wheels were essentially locked because I was overcoming not only a power-steering loss, but also the extreme resistance of the failed power steering motor. It goes without saying that this is a serious safety issue that absolutely has the potential to kill somebody. I see that Ford recalled the 2011 Fusion and similar vehicles equipped with this power steering unit because of the same failure. I also see that 2010 Ford Fusion owners have reported failures of the power steering unit with such frequency (similar to that of already recalled vehicles) that NHTSA has opened a recall investigation that as of last November has been ongoing for approximately two years. What is the status of this recall investigation? this incident occurred on sunrise blvd. Near howard street in fair oaks, CA on 3/17/18.
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Tl the contact owns a 2017 Ford Fusion. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 18v167000 (steering); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact stated that the steering wheel seemed to be looser than average steering wheels. The contact called walnut creek Ford (1800 n main street, walnut, CA 94596, 925-932-2900) and was informed that the manufacturer would not provide parts for the recall until approximately April 30, 2018. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 15,650. Parts distribution disconnect.
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This is the third time my steering has locked up on my car while driving. This is a big safety hazard! this part on Ford Fusions was recalled a couple years back and this part ihave been fixed by Ford dealerships multiple times. If a part is under recall and fixed why do I have t continue to keep getting the same issue fixed!.
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Tl the contact owns a 2015 Ford Fusion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v250000 (steering); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Sheehy Ford Lincoln in richmond, virginia was made aware of the recall and stated that the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
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Tl the contact owns a 2017 Ford Fusion. While browsing online, the contact found NHTSA campaign number: 18508000 (steering). The contact called nazareth Ford (4067 jandy blvd, nazareth, PA 18064, (866) 601-7744) and ray price Ford (2971 route 940, mount pocono, PA 18344). The contact was informed that parts were not available and would not be available for another four to six months. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 15,700.
Upon starting the vehicle I get a warning tone and a message is displayed on the dash info window "power steering assist fault" I shut off the car and restarted it and the fault cleared. I'm really nervous about this happening while I'm driving. I heard that the 2011 and 2012 Fusions were recalled because of this issue but not the 2010. I hope Ford steps up and does the right thing and recalls the 2010 Fusion,.
I was driving as usual. The car suddenly slowed down and the red warning sign came on and reads " engine coolant overtemperature ". At this point, the steering became difficult and the speed slowed to a crawl while we were in the middle of a highway. This put us ( my two children and I ) in so much danger! cars were honking and whizzing by us which scared my children. When we finally made it to the side of the road white smoke was coming out from under the hood. Coincidentally, we just got a letter from Ford that states a recall that described what happened to our car. Safety recall notice 17s09 / NHTSA recall 17v-209.
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~tl the contact owns a 2014 Ford Fusion. While entering the vehicle, the contact's knee bumped the steering wheel and the steering wheel became detached. The contact took the vehicle to newberg Ford (3900 portland rd, newberg, or 97132, (503) 538-2171) where the contact was informed that the steering module needed to be replaced. The failure mileage was 62,000.
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Transmission slips, hard, going 1st to 2nd. Transmission oil is black at 55,000 and the service "advancetrac" keeps coming on.
Complete loss of power steering on the highway. Almost caused a severe, deadly accident. Was able to pull the car over and get towed home. Had a mechanic check it out and everything looks fine, started up and power steering has returned. I am too afraid to drive my vehicle now, so I am carpooling to work. Please issue a recall, many Fusions are having this issue, yet no recall on my VIN! that is wrong. Ford is aware of the problem.
Tl the contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While driving 40 mph, the steering wheel was stiff and difficult to turn. The power steering assist indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The contact called a local dealer (koons baltimore Ford, 6970 security blvd, baltimore, MD 21244) and was informed that there were no recalls on the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified and did not assist. The failure mileage was approximately 118,000.
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Takata recall, my airbag light keeps going off and issuing warning stating my airbag doesnt work.
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Steering wheel is constantly coming loose. I am able to tighten it myself, vut within a couple of day it is loose again. I just tried to turn into my local walgreens and the steering wheel came off the bolt completely and just spun. I had no control of the vehicle.
Loss of steering has cracked drive motor on steering rack fleet car 3rd one with same problem cowl leak water on steering motor causing corrosion then rust jacking braking off mounting ear on drive motor common problem.
My cars power steering went out while driving on indiana sr 64 east in November 2017. We unplugged fuse and let it reset, put the fuse back in an it was ready to go again. Then on February 26, 2018 it went out again while driving on indiana sr 64 west bound while not only making it hard to turn but steering completely locked up so to try an keep it straight trying to get to a safe spot to pull over it was darting me in an out of oncoming traffic. No previous warnings or lights, light an warnings came on when the steering went out! now I�m having to pay 1,500 dollars for a safety issue that has previously been addressed with other cars of my same make, model, and model year. When I ask service technician about the previous safety issues with steering in cars the same make, model and model year as mine he said but there isn�t one on yours.
I purchased a new-to-me 2014 Ford Fusion from germain Ford in columbus ohio on 2/2/18. On the 2nd day I had the car there was a light snow storm, a few inches, I am a wonderful driver with a clean record. I went to pull out of my street and I lost control of the car. I thought it was ice until I stopped at a light & my wheels started spinning and I could hardly maintain control. I felt like the steering wheel was taking over and I was fighting it as I kept sliding. This went on the entire two miles to work. I'd never been more terrified. I've driven in snow and ice for 20 years and this is my 6th Ford and I had never been so afraid of a car. I thought maybe it was a one time issue, maybe it really was just a strange one time thing? but on Sunday 3/25/18 it was raining here in columbus and I was driving about 40-45 mph on a wet road and my car started acting like it did in the snow, but this time I lost total control of the car tc came on and once again I could not control my car and the wheel jerked to the right causing us to spin out of control. The back passenger tire hit a curb, we spun around and the front passenger side hit the curb and we went into a grassy area coming pretty close to a pole and an apartment bldg. I ended up with a flat tire, bent rim, I needed an alignment, the paint is scratched under my car, and I need a new baring on the front drivers side. Also - I found out there was around 5 inches of water in my trunk due to a broken seal. I had the car towed to the dealer & I begged them to figure out what's wrong. Right now they claim nothing is wrong but they are fixing the leak & the damage. I paid for a new tire. I am beyond terrified to drive the car again. I have never lost control of a car before and now I have in this car - twice in less than a month. Something is very very wrong. Thank you for any help or suggestions. I just want a safe car.
Loss of power steering at start up. I find it interesting that virtually every Ford Fusion for 2011-2012 was recalled except mine. My steering doesn't work at startup probably one in 10 times. Now Ford is talking about recalling 2010 Fusions. Why is mine not recalled when it's having problems? I get that Ford wants to replace as few of these a possible, but seriously this is where the ntsb need to step in and make them do the right thing. Literally almost every other Ford Fusion with epas system from 2010-2012 is recalled except for mine? my uncle got his replaces and he wasn't even having problems and his 2011 has more miles than mine. Many other Ford vehicles with similar issues and Ford want's to pick and choose VIN #'s ? crazy.
While driving vehicle, and while turning left onto a side street, the power steering suddenly quit working. The dashboard message read �power steering assist fault�. I almost struck s tree!.
Power steering assist fault. Pwer steering stops working.
Vehicle experienced a driver's side front tire blowout at highway speed. Power steering stopped working. Tires replaced, power steering still inoperable. Service power steering now indicator lit. Major difficulty turning wheel to steer.
While driving on interstate steering wheel came lose and car veered off interstate. I regained control but steering wheel is still lose. Steering is still lose as repairs will cost is beyond my means at this moment.
Tl the contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 15 mph, the steering became difficult to manage. There were no warning indicators illuminated before the failure. The vehicle was taken to walt sweeney Ford (5400 glenway Ave, cincinnati, OH 45238) where it was determined that there were no recalls for the failure. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering) was open for 2011 and 2012 models, which had the same part number: ae5z3504ce. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the contact would have to pay for the repair. The failure mileage was 111,000.
Tl the contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 40 mph, the power steering warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle became difficult to steer. The vehicle was towed to the dealer (oc welch Ford Lincoln, 4920 independence blvd, hardeeville, SC 29927) where the contact was advised that she would have to pay to have the vehicle repaired. The manufacturer opened a case and advised the contact to call her local dealer. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000.
I was driving and got a notice to get my power steering and advancetrac serviced. Soon after the power steering stop working completely. The same thing happened to me in September 2016 and they supposedly "fixed" the problem by replacing the steering gauge however I was told that this needs to be replaced again. Ford issued a recall and paid for the first repair but they refuse to pay for this one even though it the same exact problem that happened before. This is a very serious problem seeing that it is very difficult to steer without the power steering.
My wife was driving with my two children. She made a right hand turn and the power steering went out. She almost ran into a truck that was traveling at approximately 45 mph. Thank god that the truck swerved and a accident was avoided. A light came on that said power steering assist fault. After a lot of research I�ve found this is a common problem in certain Ford models. I�ve talked to Ford and they have informed me that this is not a recall. How can something so dangerous and with so many incidents not be there responsibility. It seems as if they could careless about the safety of there customers. $1950. 00 later and it is fixed. Now I have to worry about it happening again. Very disappointed on how Ford is handling such a dangerous issue. After further review and talking to multiple qualified mechanics I have come to the conclusion that the electric power steering system is in a place that it should not be. It can not handle the heat from the engine and catalytic converter. The module box was cracked which ultimately caused this issue. Why would this crack. It�s stationary. There is no reason why Ford is not taking full responsibility for this faulty set up that will ultimately ending with a fatality if there already hasn�t been.
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