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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 787 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 1
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.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 05/14/2016

My power steering assist fault came on while I was driving home last night. It caused me to mess up my front end. I didn't receive any information about a recall, but when I looked up my VIN, I found out it had a open case I need to know what to do next. . . Please help.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 05/07/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and the tire pressure warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 149,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 05/03/2016

The power steering suddenly went out without warning with message to service power steering now on dashboard making car impossible to steer. I was driving through a residential street when it happened. The car has the electronic power assisted steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 04/29/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While pulling out of the garage, the power steering ability seized and the power steering assist warning indicator illuminated. The contact turned off and restarted the vehicle and it resumed normal operation. The contact stated that the failure recurred at least ten times. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 04/28/2016

I was driving to church on April 28, 2016 and a warning that said "power steering assist fault. " I've had my vehicle for over 1yr and have never experienced this waring occrring.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 04/25/2016

Squeaking noise coming from front axle (mostly on driver side) while driving and turning; sounds the most when outside temperature is higher (not so loud on cool days). Took it to dealer that sold the car (today 04/25/2016) to have suspension and power steering checked. I see online there are recalls on some Ford Fusion power steering? my VIN is not listed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 04/23/2016

While driving the vehicle on a paved county road, the power steering stopped working, making it extremely difficult to steer which resulted in the front wheel impacting a concrete curb and causing the tire to blow out and damage to the wheel.

car image   Steering problem of the 2015 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 04/23/2016

Started car and several warnings popped up on display. . . Something about "hill assist" not available, "steering assist fault service required", and "service advancetrac". Steering wheel felt like it was still locked. . . Turns out it was just extremely difficult to turn. I'm 6'3" 200+ lbs. If it's difficult for me to turn, it would be impossible for most people. If this had failed while the car was in motion, someone could have been seriously injured or worse. Ford had this same problem on 2011-2012 Fusions and issued a recall and now it's still happening on 2015 models. This needs to be recalled immediately as Ford never really fixed the problem. Excerpt from 2011-2012 Fusion recall: Ford is issuing a safety recall for approximately 423,000 vehicles (actual 422,814) including certain 2011-2013 Ford taurus and flex vehicles, Lincoln mks and mkt vehicles, for certain 2011-2012 Ford Fusion and Lincoln mkz vehicles, and for certain 2011 Mercury milan vehicles in north America for a potential intermittent electrical connection in the steering gear that might result in the loss of electric power steering assist while driving. If this happens, the steering system defaults to manual steering mode, making the vehicle more difficult to steer, especially at lower speeds. This could result in the increased risk of a crash.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 04/12/2016

Power steering assist fault. Power steering stopped working while driving in parking lot.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 04/11/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 10 mph, there was a loss of power steering. The engine was turned off and restarted. The vehicle resumed normal operation. The failure recurred on a separate occasion; however, there was a permanent loss of power steering and the warning indicator illuminated continuously. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 37,500.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 04/11/2016

"fusion recall" my 2011 Ford Fusion se made in mexico has a power steering assist fault. This happened when leaving my driveway. Took it to the dealer and the problem is a faulty steering gear. This part is currently part of a recall on 2011 Ford Fusion manufactured in mexico. My issue is the recall does not include my vehicle as the recall began with vehicles manufactured in September of 2010 and my vehicle was manufactured in August of 2010. Same problem, same plant, same car, simple made the previous month. Costing me the consumer almost $2000. 00 to fix this known manufactures defect. While there was intermittent problems that seemed to go away with restarting the engine total failure occurred on Apr 11 2016. I have searched various forums and I am not the only person this has happened to whose vehicle was manufactured with in a few weeks of the recall date.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 04/09/2016

Power steering assist fault comes in making it hard to turn vehicle. Ford says no recall for my vehicle.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 04/04/2016

When I start up the engine the message "power steering assist fault" shows up in the dash and power steering stops working. Turn the car off and on and it seems to work again. Luckily so far has only happened when stationary.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 04/01/2016

Driving at 60 mph I could hear friction worsens and car would lose momentum easily because of the friction. Then I start to hear a knocking sound somewhere in the engine perhaps or the wheel unsure and as all that worsens, I can feel the car losing control like it's gotten a flat tire. Power steering got stiffer while the car kind of drifted left and then right as tho I was going to lose control of the vehicle. It was really scary so I immediately slowed down because I had no control on the steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 03/25/2016

The steering assist, electric power steering, had a "fault" and the car would not start/crank. Before this happened the steering was strange, it was like there were string winds when driving on the highway, the car would sway side to side.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 03/23/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that after the vehicle was started, the power steering assist fault and the service advance trac warning messages displayed. In addition, the contact stated that the steering wheel was difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The failure mileage was 84,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 03/19/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 65 mph, the service advance power steering warning message displayed and the power steering became inoperable. As a result, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering rack needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 03/19/2016

The power steering went out my in car while I was driving. Thank goodness I didn't have a accident. "service power steering now" indication on the instrument panel cluster as well and an advantrac light.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 03/18/2016

Power steering goes out, Ford says this VIN is not part of the recall. It should be, the power steering throws a code. You must pull over and restart the car for it to reset.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 03/11/2016

City street the car became undrivable had it taken to a shop.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 03/04/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. The contact continued to drive and the steering ability seized. The service power steering now warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was driven to the contact's home and then towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 03/04/2016

The power steering went out on my car and because it is electric it is going to cost a lot of money to fix. I have read several complaints about the 2010 Ford Fusions and am wondering if anything is going to be done about this. Luckily I was able to pull over when I noticed it was happening otherwise I could have been in an accident.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 03/04/2016

After starting the car and backing out, the power steering went out and I was unable to get out of the line of traffic. I was almost hit from the side. Ford recalled the next 2 years for having the same problem, why havent they recalled 2010 models?! this is very dangerous and can cause an accident.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 45 mph, the power steering suddenly malfunctioned and the steering wheel became very difficult to turn. The contact crashed the vehicle into a wooded area. During the crash, both the driver and front passenger sustained back injuries. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired. Medical attention was not required. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 104,000.