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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 405 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 02/16/2015

I stopped at the gas station and got back in my car after getting gas and drove out of the gas station parking lot when my steering wheel became very hard to steer and a few seconds later the advancetrac light came on and remained on the entire drive home, as well as the wheel was very difficult to turn and very scary. I have read about many others with this same complaint online and am wondering why this has not been recalled. This is very dangerous.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 02/14/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the check power steering and stability traction control warning lamps illuminated. While driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel locked and was unable to be turned. The vehicle was towed to the authorized dealer who diagnosed that the steering gear needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,200.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 02/14/2015

I got an error on my dash while driving to check power steering, I immediately contacted my authorized Ford dealer to take it in and have it checked out. It was 9:30 or so 2-14-2015, they informed me to bring it in at 10:30 am to be checked, and this was the very first time to receive the error, unfortunately I could not make to the dealer because the steering went completely out before even getting it there. It is however at the dealer for repairs but at my own expense due to my car not being on the said recall list and needs a steering geer replacement. I feel that it does need to be on the recall list due to the fact that I am having the exact same issue as the pending recall, luckily me and my children were not on the interstate and the steering go completely and crash, for needs to be held accountable and I feel they should pay for the cost of my repairs due to their faulty manufacturing. This is a very serious issue and my family's life could have been at stake. When contacting Ford all they can conclude is that they are sorry , my vehicle is not on the list and good luck, something needs to be done and justice needs to be served and by justice meaning my vehicle added to the list of recalls and my repair costs covered this could have been a fatal casualty and these manufacturers of the vehicles response is sorry that's not good enough, are they going to tell someone's family if they had lost their lives sorry for your loss but your vehicle is not on the recall list when clearly it is the exact issue that the recall is for.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 02/14/2015

First the advance track warning light came on and service power steering. No problems the next morning my husband drove the car to the grocery store and the service power steering now came across the screen, which then the steering just went out without warning. Thank god he was driving because its normally the car I drive making this a very dangerous situation. Now Ford is telling me they will not help with servicing the problem and its 2100 to fix.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 02/09/2015

When backing out of the drive way attempted to turn and steering was very difficult and steering assist fault was displayed on the instrument cluster. I was able to get the car back in the garage and turned the car off. About two hours later my husband came home from work and looked at the fuses, didn't find anything wrong. He started the car and the error was gone. I used this car to get myself and my children around town. I do not trust this car to get us to our destination safely with this type of an error being erratic. We just bought this car, how can it be having such major problems at such low mileage?.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 02/06/2015

Power steering assist went off resulting in the loss of power steering. Turned car off restarted and it worked again.


car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 01/30/2015

While driving the power steering stopped working.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 01/29/2015

Power steering went out while exiting the freeway and almost caused an accident. Has happened several times.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 01/28/2015

Front passanger tire was low and drove the car 1. 75 miles to service station to fill up. During the drive warning messages turned on - service advancetrac & service power steering soon. After stopping the at a store and restarting the car, new messages turned on - service advancetrac & service power steering now. The power steering then turned off and the car was extremely difficult to control. Fortunately, the car was not in a turn or another steering intensive maneuver.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 01/27/2015

Started the car in the morning and noticed the advancetrac notification on and soon as I turned the wheel it was extremely hard and took all my strength. When I went to pull forward I nearly jumped the curb because I wasnt able to turn the wheel fast enough. I can no longer work as my requires me to drive all day. And dont have the funds $1400-2000 estimated cost of fix. Ive seen numerous videos and complaints of the same problem. This needs to be addressed before it becomes fatal.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 01/23/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel seized without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,178.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 01/22/2015

I was driving on a highway traveling around 65 mph when suddenly a warning light came on saying "power steering assist fault" and the steering wheel became hard turn. I managed to get out of the highway and drove home on streets with very difficult and hard to steer. I since contacted Ford dealer for probably there has been a recall on the problem, but they stated there is not and since my car is no longer under warranty I need to paid for repairs. I believe this issue should be consider for a recall, since the problem happened while I was driving and I easily could had been involved in automobile accident.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 13
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 14
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 15
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 16
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.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 01/08/2015

Started the car to go home from work and the dash lights indicated "power steering assist fault" and it would not let me turn steering wheel. I turned the car off, turned it back on and it showed up again while I was going about 10mph so I had to stop, turn off the engine and start it up again. I was able to go home but this same thing has happened many times before. This malfunction is incredibly unsafe and I would hate for it to happen at high speeds or with my wife driving.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 18
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 19
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 20
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 2010 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 01/02/2015

I was driving my 2010 Ford Fusion when the power steering just gave out on the entrance the highway. There is no explained problem with Ford on why this is happening, but from what I understand this is an on going safety investigation with NHTSA. Ford should address this safety issue before someone gets badly hurt.

car image   Steering problem of the 2011 Ford Fusion 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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).