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Steering Problems of Ford Fusion - part 1



Ford Fusion owners have reported 964 problems related to steering (under the steering category).

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 1
Failure Date: 01/19/2017

While driving the power steering went out. After some reading I saw that hundreds of people have experienced this costing up to 2000 dollars to fix. This was all related to the power assist componet that had already been recalled on 2011 and newer. 2010 was left out yet has the same issue as mine does now. Had this been my children driving they would not have has the arm strength to turn the wheel. This issue is possibly deadly and should be addressed quickly. I now have a car that I can not drive because it is unsafe. As of right now I would like to see Ford include 2010 and older that have the same issues as the 2011 models or new models have. What if it was one of your children driving this vehicle? would you want it recalled for their safety?.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 2
Failure Date: 01/17/2017

Power steering started to randomly go out. We would turn the car off and on and it would come and go. It is a good thing we were not driving on the highway or something like that.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 3
Failure Date: 01/16/2017

My power steering went out as I was driving to work, I went to see if there were recalls and called the dealer ship where I purchased my car and they said no recall, even though I found on your sight a recall for (recall # 15v340000) and they said that is all depending on where your car was manufactured. Boy I am completey dumb founded. Please help! car mileage is only 93300.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 4
Failure Date: 01/15/2017

I was driving my 2010 Ford Fusion in a parking lot and when making a right turn the "service power steering" and "service advance trac" lights started flashing. My boyfriend and I weren't sure what that meant so we continued to drive home a few minutes down the road. Once reaching our driveway the car seemed a little harder to turn, but it still wasn't that bad. We decided in the morning to take it to the dealership. We started the car and we could not move the steering wheel at all. I do see that this is a common problem with the 2010 Ford Fusions, but Ford has not made this a recall and there is a lawsuit regarding this. Thankfully we nor anyone around us was hurt, but now we are looking at paying around $1500 for repairs. It would be nice if Ford could have this issue fixed.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 5
Failure Date: 01/09/2017

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While attempting to make a left turn, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver. The advance trac and power steering assist fault warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The failure mileage was 209,000.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 6
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

Power steering assist fault. Nhtsa already has an open investigation, I'm just another person experiencing this problem with my 2010 Ford Fusion, which has not been issued a recall by Ford. Extreme difficult turning the car, especially at low speeds.


car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 7
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Ford Fusion. While driving 30 mph, the "hill assist traction", "tire pressure sensor fault", and "service power steering now" indicators illuminated. The power steering seized without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 73,000.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Fusion 8
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

After coming to a stop on our highway ramp. I had intended to make a right turn. Before I took my foot off the brake my car accelerated causing my back tires to lock and screech. I was unable to turn the steering wheel toward the right so that I could remain on the two lane road. My car pulled to the left and I slammed into the medium. My car came to a complete stop but was still running. I turned off the medium and continued home. Shortly after I heard thumping noise followed by louder thumping and my entire dash board lit except for the check engine light and the wrench. I pulled my car to the side to find I had two blown front tires, my bumper was broken and my driver side back tire went flat waiting on a tow. All my years driving I have never experienced an unintentional acceleration of a vehicle and pray that myself or granddaughter never have to again.

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car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 9
Failure Date: 01/07/2017

Was coming home from work when my steering wheel lock up well at least felt that way just was really hard to steer. I ended up hitting a pole due to the fact that I couldn't really control my car. Also I was never notified about this recall at all and could've probably prevented this incident if I was notified about this recall . Now I have no vehicle to drive so now I'm stuck trying to figure out how I'm going to get my daughter to her appointments and how I'm going to go to work and make money to pay bills due to the fact that my car is now sitting on the garage sitting there.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 10
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

The electric power steering assist system intermittently shuts down. First, while driving, a series of sensor lights come on. After this, if the engine is shut of and then back on, there it a total loss of power steering. This problem appears to be similar to that in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000. This happened twice and completely shut down.


 
car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 11
Failure Date: 01/05/2017

I am just wondering what the status is of the steering lockup with the 2010 Ford Fusions. My son has this car and the steering is completely locked up. Luckily he was not driving it. It was just after starting it this morning. He called Ford and they told him that his VIN was not under the recall. I am having trouble understanding why not when it falls in the bad year range and clearly has the same issue. I feel that Ford should cover this one.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 12
Failure Date: 01/05/2017

Driving on city street, warning light came on that said the electronic power steering assist was not working. Making turning the vehicle very difficult and unsafe. Car has 72,000 miles on it. Dealer said there was a recall (15s18) for this very problem but that my Fusion was not part of it. (recall covers cars built between Sep 7, 2010 and Feb 28, 2012) Ford obviously did not fix the problem on these later assembled cars (mine was built may 25, 2012), as this problem continues to happen. Again the dealer wants $2300 to repair.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 13
Failure Date: 12/31/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel seized intermittently and the power steering warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering gear had to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 127,600.

car image   Steering problem of the 2016 Ford Fusion 14
Failure Date: 12/30/2016

Went to go to lunch today and cranked the car up and it started and no lights came on or radio. Started to back out and there was no steering. Turned off the car and restarted it and the radio and lights came on but servicetrac light still was on dash. Called Ford and they said it was a steering fault but to still drive it and bring it in on Wednesday that it was safe to drive. Um I am not an idiot but that does not seem safe to drive if the steering goes out. Light went off after I left work and all is working for now.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 15
Failure Date: 12/29/2016

The electric power steering assist system intermittently shuts down. First, while driving, a series of sensor lights come on. After this, if the engine is shut of and then back on, there it a total loss of power steering. This problem appears to be similar to that in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000. However, my vehicle is not covered by that recall.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 16
Failure Date: 12/26/2016

"power steering assist fault" message appeared and steering was locked. Luckily, backing out of driveway.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 17
Failure Date: 12/26/2016

I was driving and all of the sudden the power steering went out.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 18
Failure Date: 12/25/2016

The power steering on my 2012 Ford Fusion went out just a few miles after the service light came on for power steering.

car image   Steering problem of the 2013 Ford Fusion 19
Failure Date: 12/16/2016

I was driving on I-71 to columbus in typical December weather when an error message appeared stating �steering loss stop safely�. Having read the message and experiencing no immediate change in steering performance, it went away after being displayed for several seconds. After stopping for about an hour in columbus, a �steering loss stop safely� error message reappeared upon restarting and steering became almost impossible. Several subsequent restarts made no difference. A short test drive confirmed that the steering was extremely difficult (even with two hands) at speeds from 0 to 20 mph. The steering effort did not appear to decrease with increased speed. The car was towed to the nearest Ford dealer where they �verified pull codes, clear codes, updated pscm. Rd test reset pass� (see attached repair documentation). Vehicle has been operating normally in the brief period since then (~100mi). It is fortunate that the severely compromised steering occurred at startup. Steering was extremely difficult even for a 225 pound male. A petite female may not have been able to steer at all. Had the loss occurred unexpectedly at high speed, it could have easily caused a serious accident. The fact that the dealer updated the software makes me suspicious that they knew there was a problem. If so, I think a recall is warranted before anyone is injured or killed. The result of this software problem is just as serious as a mechanical failure since it results in near total loss of steering control.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 20
Failure Date: 12/15/2016

I was driving and the power steering went out. The service power steering came on and service advancetrac came on.

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 21
Failure Date: 12/14/2016

My daughters 2012 Ford Fusion power steering went out while driving down the highway. She received a recall letter in November 2016. We took to the local Ford dealer & they said they needed to reprogram the steering and replace the entire steering arm. They said they had sent a recall letter in July 15 which she never received. Now they will not pay for repair because the mileage is 158000. Which is 8000 miles over what they say they have to cover it. It is a safety recall they should fix the problem. The car is only 4 years old.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 22
Failure Date: 12/14/2016

Power steering not working. Took the vehicle to a mechanic who replaced the right front knee and electric power steering rack and reset fault codes for steering angle and abs. Power steering worked for approximately 40 miles. Drove to supermarket. Came out of market to find power steering not working (stationary). Took directly to Ford dealer. Ford dealer updated software, performed steering angle reset, and cleared all codes after reprogramming. Power steering worked for approximately 50 miles. Leaving work I found the power steering not working again (stationary).

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 23
Failure Date: 12/14/2016

Total loss of steering while pulling out of driveway. Warnings on dash for service steering now and service advancetrac.

car image   Steering problem of the 2010 Ford Fusion 24
Failure Date: 12/13/2016

While driving at posted speed, power steering assistance unexpected failed. Driver error notice "service power steering now" displayed immediately, followed soon by "service advancetrac. " just barely kept the vehicle on the road, avoiding a rather large ditch. Local mechanic diag revealed the following relevant diag codes: * c1277 (invalid or missing data for steering wheel angle sensor) * c1963 (stability control inhibit warning).

car image   Steering problem of the 2012 Ford Fusion 25
Failure Date: 12/12/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Ford Fusion. While driving 30 mph, the service traction indicator illuminated, the service power steering system now indicator illuminated, and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v340000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 50,000.