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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 819 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 07/18/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While reversing out of a parking space, the power steering malfunctioned, and the steering wheel locked and became extremely hard to maneuver. The vehicle resumed normal operation after turning off and restarting the engine. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 16,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 07/13/2016

Vehicle stationary, engine idling when "power steering assist" failure message appears, with subsequent loss of power steering. This has happened twice within 3 day, separate occasions, after driving on interstate for approx. 1 hr, same setting. Ford dealership was informed about it on the first occasion during a scheduled 80,000 mile maintenance, however they stated vehicle was ok, and ready to drive. Mileage at the time of first incident was approx. 80,947. Arrival mileage at Ford dealership was 81,043. On 7/13/16.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 07/13/2016

I have a customer with a 2010 Fusion that has a failed steering rack,not included in recall since it is not between 2011 and 2016. Customer narrowly missed ramming into my shop because was unable to steer. We called dealer and fomoco and was told they could not do anything even though this is a serious safety issue. There is currently a class action lawsuit involving these cars and people have been hurt. The repair is 1600 dollars at my shop and over 2000 dollars at the dealership. I think I'm going to go the local news media and see if they can help-do you have any recourse?my name is steve whipple-owner of l&s automotive inc. My phone number is 517 543 0720. The customers name is erin rice and her phone is 517-213-6522. Please see if you can investigate this case,thank you.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 07/11/2016

Was driving car and power steering just quit working this is very dangerous!!!!. Had to have car towed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 07/09/2016

Twice now a power stearing assist fault has appeared on the dash. When this happens, the vehicle becomes un-steerable. This is very dangerous, and has many complaints filed already. This happens in motion, under normal driving conditions.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 07/08/2016

Power steering recall - receiving "power steering assist fault". When in park and putting vehcile into drive, we're getting the fault message. It is my understanding there is the same recall for 2011 Ford Fusions. We have 2010 Ford Fusion. We are now down one vehicle as we were told it will be $2,500 to repair.


car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 07/08/2016

There has been 4 times my steering wheel becomes very hard for me to turn. It has happened once while driving and 3 times after parking and starting my car it happens. I get the message of power steering assist fault.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 07/05/2016

Several times my power steering has shut off on me while driving almost getting me into an accident twice luckily this had yet to happen while driving on the highway as that could be fatal.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 07/05/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While turning the vehicle, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the power steering assist motor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2006 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 06/30/2016

While on my way to winston salem nc I was driving my 2006 Ford Fusion. Then I felt the car going towards the right. I tried to straighten up the car but the steering wheel was stuck. With the steering wheel stuck and my car still going towards the right I struck a parked car on the shoulder of us 52 at about 60 mph. My vehicle came to a stop but the vehicle that I struck went across two lanes of traffic and down an embankment. My wife, daughter and myself were rushed to the hospital along with the driver of the other vehicle. At the hospital I was issued a citation for failure to maintain lane. I plan on going to court in August to fight the ticket because I have read several articles via the internet and noticed that the same thing has happened to other drivers of the Ford Fusion. Also my wife also told me that she felt the car pulling to the right on another occasion but she felt something pop and she was able to steer the car with no further issues.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 06/24/2016

Power steering on the car went out all of a sudden and the wheel could not be turned at all. A warning saying service advancetrac came on. This almost caused an accident!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 06/19/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While driving various speeds, the contact heard a loud grinding noise coming from the front end of the vehicle. The noise was present when the steering wheel was turned left or right. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 75,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 06/18/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 20 mph and making a left turn, the steering wheel completely seized. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a concrete edge. The passenger side door air bags deployed. A police report was not filed and there were no injuries. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,873.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 06/17/2016

For almost a year my car has been making a popping creaking noise when I drive at low speeds (20 or below). It started very quietly and has progressively gotten worse. I took it to the dealership where they advised me that this stems from service bulletin TSB 06-24-07. This advisory was originally just for 2006 models. However, it is affecting my 2012. It has affected 2007, 2008, and 2009 as well. This is an ongoing safety issue as the control arms could break at any moment while driving. This could cause a potential car accident that may include death. This ongoing issue needs to be addressed as a recall since Ford does not want to cover cost of repair to their ongoing steering issue.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 06/16/2016

Luckily I was in a parking lot preparing to leave instead of on the road like some of the people I've read about. I put the car in reverse and couldn't turn the wheel without great effort. I had to strain to get the car home. Why isn't this part of the recall? it's absolutely ridiculous that Ford can sell cars they know are defective. I can in no way afford the $1000+ it'll cost to fix a mistake they already knew was there. Ford is horrific. Is there any wonder why people buy imports?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2014 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 06/15/2016

Steering wheel came lose. Dicoved during driving. Dealer removed airbag and applied lock-tite to but in steering colum and re-tourqed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 06/11/2016

Replaced both lower control arms in steering. Heard rubbing and grinding noise. Reported in the fall and told nothing was wrong. Went in a few months later and was told the control arms bent and broke. Could not explain how this happened. I drive minimally as I work from home. Noise was worse after car warmed up.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 06/10/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. While the vehicle was parked, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering), but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 82,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 06/05/2016

Service light went on for the steering wheel while I was driving on the road lost all steering power. Luckily I was in the middle of driving in my drive way!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 06/01/2016

Loss of power steering. Can not turn the steering wheel.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 05/21/2016

Power steering fault appeared on dashboard while driving and steering became hard to control. Turned ignition switch off and restarted power steering was working again. Carried car in for service I was told everything was normal. Now it's happened 4 or 5 times . Being that it's out of warranty now its out again .

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 05/20/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While driving 65 mph, the power steering service fault warning light illuminated and the power steering seized. The vehicle was turned off and on, but the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The repair failed to remedy the failure. The contact stated that the failure recurred three times. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 05/20/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 5 mph, the electric power steering malfunctioned and the steering wheel seized without warning. The contact had to apply a significant amount of pressure to the steering wheel in order to properly steer the vehicle. The contact depressed the brake pedal and the steering returned to normal. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 124,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 05/18/2016

I have a power steering fault on the message board. I cannot turn the wheel without having to use all my strength. Nearly got into two accidents while driving when this happened.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 05/15/2016

Stopped car in a parking lot got out to referee a sporting event. Returned to car and there was no power steering when I started the car. The electronic indicators told me to have the electronic steering module serviced. I was able to drive the car home but it was extremely difficult to turn the wheels. This has been be an intermittent problem for a year now but would straighten itself out by turning off and on the ignition. This time that process did not straighten out the problem. I contact Ford via their on-line complaint department. Ford reply back to me was that although there was a recall for this particular problem my vehicle identification number was not part of the recall. Ford also asked me to take the car to my dealer to remedy the situation. Since this is a known safety problem with this make, model and year Ford should fix the problem. I am now paying for a car loan for a car I cannot drive.