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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1

Ford Fusion owners have reported 389 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 01/19/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel seized as the power steering and check advance track system warning indicators illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the power steering system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 87,000. Pam.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 01/15/2015

I was leaving school and put my car in reverse, a chime came on and a message was shown saying power steering assist fault. I put it back in park and turned it off and back on again and drove straight home. This just happened and by reading the comments I am terrified to drive my car anymore, even to the shop. I do not make enough money to pay for the maintenance. This is definitely a safety hazard and needs to be addressed right away. This sounds to me like it needs to be a recall!!! if it happens while I'm driving I could be liable to hit something or someone else and my car be damaged. I feel a recall is very necessary!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 01/13/2015

Just made it home from work and picking up my son from school. I put the car in reverse, began backing out the driveway, when the warning light came on and power steering went out simultaneously. 2010 Fusion under $50k miles. My car is at the dealership now.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 01/12/2015

While driving my 2012 Ford Fusion my power steering went out causing me to lose control of the vehicle while I was turning causing me to side swipe my door against a pole.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 01/07/2015

Without warning the power steering stopped working. I was able to get the vehicle to the side of the road. Power assist steering fault was indicated in the message center. I turned the car off and restarted. The power steering was working again, so I proceeded down the road only to have the same thing occur a short distance down the road. From that point the power assist steering fault came back on and the car has no power steering. I'm thankful I was not traveling at highway speed because the vehicle is extremely hard to steer without the power assist.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 01/07/2015

Car was driving fine no problems day before. Get up to take child to school start car, says service power steering soon, service advance track soon. Drop child off (less than 5 miles away), go back home park car, go to leave for work (same day) start car again now says service power steering now. Can hardly turn the wheel. Can't drive it like this to dangerous.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 01/05/2015

While driving home, message board on the dash warns me and says power steering service now and the second message said advance trac now and then the power steering completely goes out. After muscling the steering wheel home I turn it off for a few minutes, still not working I then drive it to the dealership. The dealer explained that it was going to be either the power steering sensor or the whole rack and said that it was going to be $95 just to look at it without fixing anything. I just told him don't worry about it and left.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 12/30/2014

While driving, the advance trac light came on. Then an error message telling me to service power steering. The wheel suddenly became hard to turn while driving. There was no advanced warning. As soon as the light came on, the car became difficult to steer.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 12/29/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the steering wheel was difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000. Djr.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 12/29/2014

As I was pulling into my driveway the power steering shut down and the "power steering assist default" warning came on. At that point I was already in my driveway but could no longer steer the car at all. Now I cannot drive the car.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 12/27/2014

While driving my 2011 Ford Fusion sel v6 on December 25th, 2014, the advance track light came on. It stayed on until I parked the car in the garage about 10 miles (15 minutes) later. Two days later, on a trip from north carolina to kentucky, the advance track light came on again. This time it came on and stayed again until the car was parked at the final destination in kentucky. It stayed on for about 50 miles +/-. Later in the day, I got in the vehicle to take a short trip to the grocery store. When I started down the road, at approximately 30 mph, the "service power steering" and " service advance track system" error codes popped up and the power steering just quit working. I still had steering in the car but it took most all the strength I had (and I'm no small guy) to muscle the car to the side of the road and get it stopped. I hate to think what would have happened if my wife, son, or daughter had been driving the car at the time. I towed the car home on 12/28/14 and scheduled an appointment at the local Ford dealer for 2 pm today (12/29/14).

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 12/24/2014

We were on our way to family for christmas, doing about 35 mph with my children in the car. Information center in the instrument cluster flashed on saying advance trac, then service power steering now. Luckily my husband was driving and was strong enough to keep it on the road till we could come to a stop cause we lost our steering immediately after the warning light had come on. He turned the power off to the car and restarted it and it continued to have loss of steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 12/21/2014

When driving home with my baby I noticed I wasn't able to turn the steering wheel to move over in the other lane. I had to stop my car in the middle of the street and have someone come to help me get my car to the side of the road. There was not any warning of anything being wrong with my car. The power steering went out in the car. I called the Ford dealership and spoke to the head of the service dept and he confirmed the cost would be about $1600. 00 to repair but couldn't be for sure until I get a diagnostic check done for $89. 99. He was aware of the issue and stated his own daughter in law had the same problem that is how he is pretty sure what the issue is and the cost to repair. I asked about a recall and he had not heard of anything as of now. I'm a single mom and can't afford this repair. I feel like Ford should pay for the faulty part with especially with the number of complaints. If I hadn't had control at the time the situation could have been a lot worse. I'm praying that Ford will take responsibility and fix my car as I'm currently without transportation.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 12/21/2014

The power steering went out where I wasn't able to steer the car. I had to pull over and not drive it or I could have had a reck.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 12/20/2014

I was trying to back out of my driveway and the steering wheel wouldn't turn. I received a steering warning message also.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 12/19/2014

On December 19 I started my car and tried to drive away. However, the steering wheel appeared locked. It would not budge. I cut the car off and restarted it, and the wheel then moved. This happened again on December 21, 25, and 27, but on the 27, a message appeared: "power steering assist fault. " on December 28, the power steering went out while I was driving down a nearby street. I had to manhandle the steering wheel and coast to a stop. Again I received the message.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 12/19/2014

While driving, a traction light came on, some warning beeping and it said service power steering and auto trac. Steering wheel got really hard to turn and had to drive it in to mechanic.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 12/17/2014

I hade a problem with my power steering wheel wit a Ford Fusion 2010 I investigate end found that 2009 to 2011 have a power steering wheel problems that cost 1600 to fix it thers 1000600 complains about tis ind Ford needs to change all the power steering wheels end thers being a lot of accidents wen people are driving on the freeway wen the power steering brake down they should make Ford fix this problem like they made Chrysler iddon't know how much people are going to die until you guys fix this.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 12/11/2014

I was driving my vehicle on the highway at 60 miles per hour when the power steering wen out completely. When this happened I was at a off ramp exit and had almost zero steering I panicked and tried to get off the exit which had a sharp radius turn, I could not keep the vehicle on the road and traveled off into to grass until I could skid to a stop. If there would have been a different situation other then the grass I was able to crash off into I or someone else could have been killed or seriously injured. It took every bit of strength I have to try to control the vehicle to keep it from a very serious accident, as my vehicle lost steering I had two dash warnings that came on. Advanced trac and power steering both quit working. With the research ive done I think its a disgrace that Ford has done nothing to fix this issue. I have no way to pay over $2000 to get my car operational again. I will no doubt loose my job do to now not having transportation. My car only has 48500 miles on it. Thanks Ford.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 12/11/2014

This is a case of multiple incidents, first incident with significant issue was on 12/11/2014. As I was pulling out of my driveway and reversing across two lanes of traffic, my car turned off and said "press brake to start" (I have the push-start-ignition). The car turned off as I was revering across the street, I had to put the car in park in order to restart the car. I restarted the car and drove it to the dealership, which they have never heard of this issue and said they could not get me in for an appointment until 12/15. On 12/14/2014, as I was driving down the road at ~25mph, my car started to act like it was going to quit, before I could pull off to the side of the road, the car turned off and said "press brake to start" I was able to get the car to the side of the road, as I did I put the car in park and tried to restart the car and it just kept rolling over and I had to push the start button to get it to stop, as I did, the brakes and steering wheel locked and I had to have the car towed to the dealership. The dealership had the car for 3 days, could not find an issue. I filed a complaint with Ford and they have closed my case saying there is not an issue. It is now at a 2nd dealership where they can not find an issue. I have been told by Ford to continue driving my car until the issue happens again, which is a major concern for my personal and others safety as I am driving down the road. When the car quits, I have hardly any control over the vehicle and luckily I have been going at slow pace, but I do not feel safe driving this car and feel like Ford has given up on me. This car has been nothing but problems since I've had it with 9 recalls and now this issue, I am concerned that I am not the only person having this issue and would like to have the problem addressed before someone is in a serious accident.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 12/09/2014

The power steering had started to whine on Monday morning December 8th. The problem ceased to repeat until this morning Wednesday December 10th, the problem came back much worse. The steering wheel feels to lose electronic assistance - at lower speeds it is more noticeable. This has the likeliness to cause a safety issue when on the road and electronic steering malfunctions or does not assist properly.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 12/08/2014

Was driving car in the parking lot leaving work and was unable to turn the steering wheel. Steering wheel had locked up on it, I struggled to turn the wheel and it wouldn't turn. Ended up crashing into a concrete light pole. Was only going about 15 mph and no airbags deployed. Hit my head on the steering wheel and knee into the dash. Had to go to the hospital by ambulance. Also, the week prior, my low tire indicator light kept coming on and every time I would check the tire pressure it was fine.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 12/08/2014

The advancetrac stability enhancement system's sliding car icon illuminated. I pulled over on a busy interstate and accessed the owner manual. There was no chime or other sound on the vehicle. I read about several potential problems and proceeded the remaining six miles home. When starting the car again, I read the new message, "power steering assist fault," and the power steering did fault, I had no power steering. I managed to drive home. Once home after dangerously maneuvering there with no power steering through traffic, I read the owner manual again trying to figure out what was happening. I had just had my vehicle serviced at my Ford dealership 3,000 miles before today. They were supposed to top off my fluid levels. Once parked in my garage, I turned my engine back on and now I get the message, "service power steering now. " after reviewing this online, I see that numerous 2010 Ford Fusion owners have experienced the same problem putting their lives in jeopardy yet Ford motor company has not recalled the vehicles to prevent loss of innocent lives. There is a class action suit currently regarding this matter filed. I will be seeing if I can join.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 12/07/2014

Going the speed of 35 mph my steering got real tight and when I went to make a turn it was very hard to turn. Took to my local Ford dealership they informed me that my steering gear has went out along with the swing arms.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 12/02/2014

My car started saying power steering warning message ,and the wheel very hard to turn , I went to the dealer ship , where I purchase , he told me he couldn't do nothing , I just purchase my Fusion 2010 Ford four months ago .