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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 348 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 11/18/2014

We purchased this car in 2011 and it has been fine until today. I brought my son home from school this afternoon and did not notice any issues whatsoever, but a few hours later when we pulled out of the driveway to go to dinner the steering wheel was extremely stiff, we started getting problem notifications on the console and the entire drive was almost impossible to turn like we needed it to. The steering wheel fought against me the whole time - it was stiff and felt like the power steering was out. It sounded like almost scraping coming from the right side of the car. When we got home to check it out we realized that we didn't know how to handle fixing the problem as there was no reservoir that we could find, so we started googling to find similar circumstances and what was done to correct it. Everything we have read says the same thing, and we eventually were led here after reading that there is an investigation into this exact problem. We are extremely worried as this is our family car and don't know what to do at this point.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 11/18/2014

As the vehicle was being driven down the road the power steer completely went out making it extremely difficult to control and maneuver. I called Ford customer care after learning there has been multiple previous problems with the power assist motor. The agent was polite and concern but offered no help only to say "she hadn't received any info from Ford on any recalls".

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 11/17/2014

The power steering assist default has gone out on my car causing my whole steering to lock up it has done it more than once even as I was turning in a intersection.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 11/16/2014

The service advanced auto traction,service power steering and low tire pressure allarms all came same time and unable to turn steering all of sudden. The pressure on tire was good but still showing low tire pressure.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 11/16/2014

While driving I received an alert to service power steering and advance trac. I drove 1 mile and parked at my home, 11/17/2014 started the vehicle to go to work and had no power steering at all. My car is undriveable and is being towed to near by dealership.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 11/14/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 mph, when the power steering seized. The service traction light illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but made no diagnosis. I provided the contact the manufacturer's. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000. Nw.


car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 11/13/2014

I was driving at about 25-30 miles per hour and got a flat tire. I stopped the car and changed the tire, but once I started driving the caution alarm came on and started flashing that the "electric power assisted steering" malfunctioned. It became difficult to steer the car. I almost ran off the road into a drainage canal trying to make a turn.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 11/12/2014

When starting the vehicle the 'service power steering now' warning was displayed followed by the 'service advancetrack' warning. Power steering was not functional.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 11/11/2014

Started my 2011 Fusion to go home after work today. Got "power steering assist fault" in information window. Found power steering was indeed not working. Turned car off and restarted. Didn't get warning this time. Drove 10 minutes to home with no further issues. Very nervous about it happening again at the worst time. After seeing so many complaints here, Ford definitely needs to address this problem. I'm not really convinced that the gearbox replacement is the "fix".

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 11/10/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle and while backing out of a garage the power steering malfunctioned making the steering wheel very difficult to turn. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but no information was available. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 46,000. Jft.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 11/09/2014

I was driving home from a road trip and was about 300 miles from home when my "service power steering" now message came on my screen and less than 5 minutes after that my steering went out on my vehicle. I pulled off the road at a gas station and turned my car off and then on again but the steering was still out.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 11/04/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle veered to the left causing the contact to crash into a ditch, mailbox and a few small trees. A police report was filed. The contact sustained bruising, a broken tail bone and nose. The middle rear seat passenger sustained lacerations to the head and both passengers¿ required medical attention. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 39,500. Pam.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 11/03/2014

Slowing down for a stop sign. The power steering went out making it very difficult to steer. Shut off the car and restarted it and the problem went away.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 11/03/2014

Shortly after starting the car the power steering service and advance trak service announcements came on dash. We drove for another 10-min and then stopped the car. When we restarted the car, we had no power steering at all. Powering off the car and trying to restart has not restored any power steering capability and the advance trak and power steering service warning display constantly now. The car is undriveable.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 11/02/2014

Was driving to work and suddenly "service power steering" and "service advancetrak" lights came on. Stopped at gas station to inspect car. Got back in car and "service power steering now" light was on after restart. Power steering completely stopped working. Was able to get it back home with a lot of effort. Luckily, I was only a couple of miles from home.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 11/02/2014

While exiting the highway my car suddenly become extremely hard to steer my wife, child and myself where in the car at the time. I have bad the car looked at the can not find anything wrong with the rack assembly.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

Drove 120+ miles on interstate, parked car for approximately 30 minutes. Restarted and noticed warning light on dash, later determined it was "advancetrac" light. Drove 2 miles at 45 to 50 mph, car pulled extremely hard to the right. Stopped and cut off car to check tires, they were ok but noticed on dash readout was "service advancetrac and service power steering now. " restarted car and had no power steering. Extremely hard to drive but managed to get to Ford dealership; they said that the steering gear needed replacing at a cost of $2,249. 27. Was out of town and couldn't leave it over the weekend so they reset fault code and I drove back home; power steering worked and no warning lights or readout on dash.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 11/01/2014

Power steering assist fault. Over the last 3 months, have had multiple random power steering assist faults. By shutting down vehicle and restarting, these have cleared in the past, but on Nov. 2, 2014, upon start of vehicle, power steering assist fault occurred and would not clear. Was forced to drive car home without power steering and almost crashed multiple times. In addition, this fault sometimes has occurred at same time as advancetrac warning. Appears that whatever electrical device is failing is related to both systems.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 10/30/2014

I was in the parking lot of a kroger when I turned my car on. The "power steering assist fault" light came on and I didn't have any power steering. Turned the car off. Waited about 2 min and started the car again. The "power steering assist fault" light came back on and I still didn't have power steering. I pulled out of my parking spot and managed to drive it about 1/2 mile to my house. I parked the car in my garage over night. Went to start it again on Friday October 31st and the "power steering assist fault" came back on again. I still didn't have power steering. It is sitting in my garage now because I will not risk my life or my families life knowing this car has a power steering issue. Can't afford to pay over $1,500. 00 to have this issue fixed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 10/30/2014

At highway speeds car has a tendency to wonder and not.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 10/30/2014

I was driving with my daughter home from doctors appointment when light came on about advance trac and then power steering needs service. The car was driving fine so I thought I would take care of it in the morning since it was going on 5p. M. We stopped at the dollar store one block from my house and when we started the car the power steering notice appeared again. I put the car in gear and noticed that the wheel would not turn easily. I managed to get the car home to my driveway and investigated this problem online. I'm not prepared to pay $$$ for this repair. Ford needs to issue a recall on this and reimburse everyone who has paid out of pocket for this problem. I am now afraid to drive this car.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 10/30/2014

The first two times, I was backing out of a space and then start to turn the wheels while driving away and the steering locks. I can drive back forward into the space, then turn off the car and turn it back on and things are fine. The third time, I was simply turning out of my subdivision and the steering locked again.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 10/28/2014

I had just added air to my tires. I started my car and was pulling out of the station, my power steering shut down as I was pulling out. I shut the car off, restarted and the power steering still did not work. I brought it straight to mossy Ford in missionbay, san diego, California. They told me there was no recall and it would cost $1700 to fix.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 10/26/2014

Check engine light first came on 2 weeks ago and car started pulling hard to the right side, while shacking bad! today as I was driving to dealer doing 50mph my service power steering now and advance trac message came on. Lost complete steering while on highway with babies in car! dealer will not even look at it without getting paid first. I guess they are waiting for us to get hurt in their vehicle before admitting to their fault!.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 10/22/2014

I was driving and the power steering went out. The light came on and a message that said it was the power steering. I was unable to turn the wheel. Once I turned the car off and back on it was fixed.