Ford Fusion owners have reported 885 problems related to steering (under the steering category).
Purchased car 8/01/15. Found out about(pending) recall after the fact. Readout on dash read re-program steering. Took car back, re-programed n/c. 3-days later display message read, service power steering now. Next day backed out of garage but had no steering towed to dealership cost me $115. /repair n/c. Two weeks later message read service power steering now. Shut car off, then started bam no steering. Called tow truck take back to dealership $115. Plus $1145. 67. 03/15/16. Now sitting garage cannot drive. Message reads service power steering now. Right now we simply can't afford to have the car fixed. Recall #15s18 last failure date 10/13/16 a. M.
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Steering assist fault. No power steering. Was on and off, now just no power steering at all.
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The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 35 mph, the power steering seized and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle restarted after one attempt. 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 184,500.
The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 70 mph, the steering assist indicator illuminated and the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was determined that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v250000 (steering). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 13,000.
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The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. While driving 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 117,000.
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Power steering went out.
We bought this car 6-7 months ago for our daughter in college. About one month ago, as she was leaving home, her car would not steer and she received a warning light that said " power steering assist fault". She put the car in park and turned it off and back on again and the warning was gone and the car operated properly. This past Saturday while out of town, she again started the car and received the " power steering assist fault" warning only this time, no matter what she tried it would not clear. She even called a mechanic who tried disconnecting the battery, but nothing worked. She drove the car home 2 hours away with no power steering! we have found out after purchasing this car that it is a problem for many 2010-2012 Fusion owners. The 2011-2012 were recalled, but not the 2010 for the exact same problem. I will be paying our local Ford dealer 1368. 00 Friday for this repair. Money I surely don't have lying around. We researched this car before we bought it and found only positive reviews. . . Until this happened and we researched this "power steering assist fault" code and then our computer blew up with one complaint after another. Clearly the 2010 needs to be added to this recall.
While trying to reverse out of my driveway, the "power steering assist fault: service immediately " message came on, and it was very hard for me to turn the steering wheel. By not being able to drive it completely. . . I just drove it back in the driveway which was very difficult due to me having to turn the wheel. I did take it to the Ford dealership, and I was told that I need a steering gear assembly. I was told that resetting the codes would not work. I did inform the worker about that part being recalled for my vehicle, but he denied any type of recall for this particular vehicle. I have only had this car for two years, and this happen out of the blue. If there was a recall for this part on this particular model. . . I deserve to get it fixed, free of charge as stated in the NHTSA. They are trying to charge me $1, 944. 50 to replace this. I just need to know if this part was recalled.
The contact owned a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 40 mph and turning left, the steering wheel seized and the "steering wheel default" warning message illuminated. The contact lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The driver and passenger sustained unknown injuries that required medical attention. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and deemed destroyed. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v793000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.
The electronic steering assist . . . Steering on my Ford Fusion is starting to fail I saw the was a recall from same issue on 2011 and up I contacted Ford motor company and explained the problem they said they was no recall for my year model . . When im experiencing the same problem . . The steering wheel has locked on me 2 times while I was at work at walmart on 9/25/ 2016. At 44665 valley central way, lancaster, CA 93536 . . But Ford refused to fix the problem . Their only advice was to take car and pay the repair out of my own pocket.
The steering went out while diving( high and low speed). Called the dealer said not under warranty.
While driving on the highway my 2014 Fusion cut off. A warning indicator popped up that said "transmission not in park". We had to coast off to the shoulder, fortunately there were no cars in the lane we had to cross to get to the shoulder. Later today (the same day) it happened a second time. The car loses all power. We were driving past the dealership we use, so we left the car with them to be fixed and have the oil changed. We will be waiting for the outcome the first of the week,but felt it necessary to report this since others have had the same issue.
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The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. While driving 25 mph, the steering wheel seized and the service power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 124,000.
Steering sensor fault/ service advance trac. . . . 95,000 miles. Complete loss of power steering at a speed of 2-25 mph. . . . 2011-2012 models recalled, however 2010 not covered and has the same trw gen 1 epas module!?!.
Driving down road and power steering cuts out dash says power steering assist fault.
2012 Ford Fusion recall when coming to a stop sign, I went to put my foot on the brakes and my steering pulled to the right and I could not steer the car and the brake pedal went straight to the floor. There is no broken brake lines. When this happen it steered me into another car that was parked on the street. After the accident I did a safety recall through car max and found out that there is a safety recall 15n01 and 13n03, which showed that they were not done. So I went to the dealer ship that I brought the car from 6 months ago and they said no they did not do the recall only re-programmed the car 15s18b. I tried calling Ford directly but they said that there is nothing that they will do about it. Even after asking the question how can you just re-program medal and steering components? still yet I have no answers from anyone.
2 warning service errors will show up and power steering becomes disabled as driving on residential street. Power steering became completely disabled by the time the tow truck came to pick it up. Mechanic stated it was the same codes as the recall for 2011 Ford Fusions. Had to take it to the Ford dealer to have it correctly fixed. Stated it was the steering rack assembly. Looked up issue and many others with Fusion has the same exact issue but no recall on 2010 models. Same issue and fix for the Ford Fusions with recalls (2011 and above) extremely dangerous as power steering went out and could have caused a life threatening crash. Luckily my fiance (future husband) was driving the car as I would have not been strong enough to safely pull over by turning the wheel.
Power steering system fault message came on when starting the car. Restarted the vehicle but message remained. Drove home 45 miles without power steering. Next time I started the vehicle power steering was fine. Stopped at Ford dealer and they stated that nothing could be done if message was being displayed. Message again appeared approximately two weeks later but went off when vehicle was restarted. Took the vehicle to another Ford dealer and described the problem (October 5, 2016). Their diagnostic indicated that the power steering gear assembly needed to be replaced. This appears to be the same part that was recalled on 2011-2013 Ford Fusions. The part has been replaced at a cost of approximately $1,800.
Hello, my name is melissa monreal and I bought a brand new vehicle from Ford three years ago and just recently, when my car was in park, I shifted the gear and it went in reverse. I got scared and shut the car off. It did not turn on after that and it had to get towed to galpin Ford in north hills. Ford told me that it was an eroded transmission cable that I had to pay out of pocket to repair. I do not understand why my brand new car has an eroded part in it. I live in southern California where are there no hazard weather conditions. I googled how you could have an eroded cable and it is from acid. Is there something else wrong with my car and I am in danger to drive it. Ford has been unhelpful and basically telling me there is nothing they can do. I feel like Fords parts are not up to safety standards by my case and would like an investigation done with Ford. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Thank you! melissa monreal (818) 201-7344.
Power steering quit working got message that said power steering assist fault ,im 225 and could not turn wheel at all. Shut off car let sit for a short time started back up every thing worked as it should, ive had this happen 3 times hope it dont happen when going at high speed.
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
I started my car, service power steering warning came on, drove 10 miles and power steering went out. Looked online and saw a recall for electric power assist system, so I called the dealership I purchased the car from and they told me my car is not covered under that recall.
My daughter's 2010 Ford Fusion power steering went out while driving after and was because she had a low tire. The advance trac system light is on but no power steering. We've had it looked atbut nobody can give me a solution and it's a $100 just to have the dealer run a diognostic on it. I've been doing some research and this appears to be a common problem with these Fusions and most are replacing the whole steering rack averaging around $1500 to replace. I think Ford needs to do a recall because of the danger of the power steering going out while driving.
The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. After the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 15v25000 (steering) and while driving at an unknown speed, "power steering assist default" was displayed across the message board. The steering wheel completely seized. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer multiple times, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 30,000.
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|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Steering Failed problems||
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|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
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