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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1

Ford Fusion owners have reported 920 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 11/30/2016

Steering bolts have loosened, resulting in some loss of control of vehicle. Vehicle was traveling straight on a level highway when this occurred. This is a persistent state.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 11/28/2016

Power steering system fault came on the dash. Pressed the ok button and then noticed balls of fire coming from under the vehicle. I then tried to pull over. I couldn't brake, press the gas, or turn the steering wheel. The car then burst into flames and then the vehicle exploded and burned.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 11/28/2016

Yesterday I purchased a vehicle through an auto broker from manheim atlanta. No more than 6 hours later the vehicle caught fire while I was driving it and exploded multiple times. 7:30pm I was driving on 285 headed home and I noticed a warning on my dash stating that the power steering assistance has a fault at the same time I noticed balls of fire coming from underneath my car. I tried to get to the shoulder however the engine seized hendering me from doing anything. By the time the car slowed the interior was filled with smoke, I jumped out then the car exploded multiple times.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 11/26/2016

My power steering went out again in less then 2 months after replacing it the first time. It cost me 2800. 00 dollars out of pocket plus I have to tow it over 60 miles to the nearest deealership and it failed again. My 1st complaint # is 10907956. This is a huge safety factor for me and my family also others on the road. It causes you to loose control of the vehicle causing risk for accidents.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 11/26/2016

Our power steering went out a few days ago while we were 5 1/2 hours from home. It was working fine. We stopped in a parking lot, and my husband could tell something happened when he turned the car off. When he turned it back on, the power steering was out. There has been a recall for other Ford cars like ours, but our VIN is not one that was recalled. We had a different item fixed on our car, and it apparently reset the power steering. However, we are not comforted by this. We are worried it will happen again.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 11/23/2016

Failure of the electronic power steering control module. With two reported investigations, one remaining open by NHTSA, one class action lawsuit , why is there not a recall on the suspected faulty module? I also own a 2013 Ford taurus which was has a recent recall on the same part. There must be some faulty design or process that is causing these parts to prematurely fail. It is unacceptable for a consumer to be faced with a $2,000 repair on an electronic component of a vehcile after only 6 years of normal operation. Moving parts, brakes, etc are subject to wear based on age and usage. Electronics, while they can wear by usage, a six year lifespan on a critical element of the vehicles control and operation is simply unacceptable. Please institute a recall on suspect or proven defective elements in the power steering system of these vehicles. There are many smoking guns.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 11/20/2016

Loss power steering while driving we have experienced a problem of loosing power steering when driving down the road. This has happened many times at start up and then its happened 4 time in the past 8 months. We have taken the car into the service station for this and they can't find anything wrong. We find that if you shut the car off and restart seems to fix the problem for now , but its still hard to turn when moving slow . This seems to be an issue with this year Fusion. Ford is telling me there are no issues but that's not what I'm seeing. The is telling me the fix could be around $2000. 00 .

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 11/20/2016

I was with my kids in the car driving to a recreational league basketball game and my tire light indicator came on . I stopped at the gas station to put air in the front right driver side tire because that the one that looked like it needed air. After I completed that task the advancetrac indicator came on and then went off. I drove on the highway to the event and noticed that at times the turning was getting difficult. I got to the gym and turned into the lot without incident. I played my game came out and began to go home when before I could back out the "service power steering " message came across the dash. The car then became almost impossible to drive. I didnt want to take any chances with my kids in the car , so I called my wife to come get us and left the car. The next day I went for the vehicle but it took 1. 5 hrs to get home which normally would be 25 minutes . I haven't drive the car since then and am highly upset that it seem as though this is a common problem for this vehicle and has caused injury and death . Why was there not a recall for the power steering if its a known issue?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 11/18/2016

Power steering assist fault started every now and then when trying to reverse from a parking spot. Car could be turned off and restarted to reset. After it did this about 10 times, power steering assist would not reset itself. Had to drive the car with no power steering to the shop for repair. Repair costs were $1900.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 11/18/2016

This past Friday, I was driving my 2012 Ford Fusion se on interstate 64 at about 65 miles per hour and my power steering went out without warning. This is extremely dangerous and it appears Ford is aware of the issue, yet no recall on my car. From my research looks like fix is between $1500 and $2000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 11/16/2016

Started the car in the morning to take kids to school, and as soon as we left the driveway and drove about 50 yards down our neighborhood street at about 15 mph, the service power steering and the service advanctrac light and warnings appeared in the information area on the dashboard. The steering became hard to turn but was able to drive the vehicle about 5 miles to the school with some muscling of the steering wheel required. Once at the school, I turned the vehicle off, then returned to the vehicle about 20 minutes later. I started my vehicle and immediately the service power steering now warning appeared as well as the service advanctrac warning and light. This time I was barely able to turn the steering wheel and get back home. If I was driving around 40 mph, it was slightly easier to steer. But when turning at slow speeds, I had to use all my strength to turn the wheel. I attempted to reset the warnings by disconnecting the battery and waiting 10 min before reattaching the battery. It did not fix the issue. Haven't driven it since.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 11/15/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving 5 mph, the steering wheel seized. It was diagnosed that the electronic gear sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 25,981.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 11/15/2016

I was involved in a rear end accident yesterday while coming off the highway offramp. A soda can was under my brake pedal making it impossible to slow down. I rear ended a vehicle stopped at the light, I was going 35 -40 mph. Both vehicles were totalled and I hit my head on the windshield because the air bags never deployed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 11/13/2016

" takatarecall" power steering assist fault showed on the dash when I turned engine along. Steering vey hard and unable to ride the car. The vehicle was parking in a shopoing mall. Recalls on 2011 , 2012 and 2014 presenting same mechanical problem still waiting for 2010 recall.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 11/10/2016

This is the second notice of my error message on my Ford Fusion for the "power steering assist fault," thus enabling me to have power steering on the way home from work. I captured an image, this time for documentation. This is after going to my local mechanic and he said this was a recall issue, but my local Ford dealer (waldorf Ford) said it did not apply to my vehicle.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 11/10/2016

Was driving last Thursday Nov 10 2016 on my way to work, stop at red light then made a left hand turn and could not control my steering. Almost hit telephone pole due to not be able to turn my steering wheel. Had to call tow truck and tow it into hagerstown Ford. Need to order whole new steering box. I wonder how this could happen to a vehicle only one year old with only 70,000 miles. I seen they had recall 15s14 regarding the steering. I was never notifty.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 11/09/2016

Several times!! while driving the vehicle the "advancetrac" and abs indicator lights appear on the instrument panel. Information system then shows a power steering fault, advancetrac fault, and says to get steering system service now. Steering becomes extremely difficult. Mechanic has reset the soft codes and problem goes away for awhile; however, comes back. We have repeated this process several times! Ford issued recall #15s18; however, that recall runs from build dates 9/7/2010-2/28/2012. Build date on our Ford Fusion is 8/20/2010. Why is Ford not also repairing / replacing the pscm or steering motor sensors in our vehicles that are having the identical issue? we have had this problem while driving the vehicle, and have also had it occur when first putting the vehicle into gear. In the latter case, shutting the key off for a minute and then restarting cleared the problem. However, when it occurs under moving driving conditions, shutting the vehicle off does not clear the problem. The vehicle then has to be taken to a mechanic that resets the soft codes with a scan tool.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 11/09/2016

I have experienced a loss of steering power while going on the highway. After pulling over the car light flashing saying "service advancetrac, and steering loss stop safely" I will be taking it to a repair shop but it is a safety issue. I have looked online and have found many problems with similar issues. No recall found?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 11/07/2016

I turned on my car while it was stationary and the power steering in my car did not work and I received an error message on my dashboard saying "power steering assist fault". I also received a message saying the activetrak was not working as well. I took it to a Ford dealer ship and was told my steering gear assembly needed to be replaced.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 11/06/2016

While driving service steering now came on and no power steering started. Luckily a strong man was driving and was able to get vehicle home, if wife was driving could have been a huge safety issue. Took to dealership and steering rack had to be replaced.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 11/04/2016

My 17 year old son drove car home residential neighborhood, complaining it was hard to turn. I got in car and service advance trac came up as well as power steering assist fault. You can't turn the steering wheel, while driving!! so unhappy as I thought Ford Fusion had a good reputation. This is truly very dangerous, and I find it upsetting that 2010 year has not been recalled. Going to take to service not looking forward to the cost as I'm seeing its over a thousand dollars!!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 11/03/2016

The steering wheel completely locked up. The steering wheel would not move. I was pulling out of school onto highway.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 10/27/2016

Steering became extremely difficult while driving on the freeway turning the steering wheel to exit the freeway.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 10/22/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 30 mph, the power steering did not respond and the "service advancetrac" and "service power steering now" warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 126,750.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 10/20/2016

After starting the car, a power steering fault would appear on the dash starting around 60k miles. The power steering will not engage with this fault. If the car was turned off and then turn back on, the fault would disappear. This continued off and on until 110k miles and now no matter how many starts and stops, the fault will not disappear.