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CarComplaints.com Notes: Ford significantly updated the Fusion for the 2010 model year. We wish they hadn't

Throttle body issues have led to a ton of reports about a sudden deceleration and loss of power while driving. Ford issued a “customer satisfaction program” in March 2014 that, unsurprisingly, has left very few customers satisfied.

2010 is also the year we started seeing complaints about the power steering failing. Throttle and steering failure? Yeah, that’s why this is a clunker.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
14 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 0
Average Mileage:
77,098 miles

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2010 Ford Fusion steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments (Page 9 of 29)

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problem #402

Dec 272015

Fusion

  • 54,817 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Complete loss of power steering while driving on a major highway at 55mph. An indicator message came on at that time, reading "service power steering now" as well as "service advance track now" and due to loss of steering and inability to turn the steering wheel, I was able to pull off the road to avoid an accident. Diagnostics at Ford certified repair center indicated a faulty sensor in the steering gear. This required installation of an entire new steering gear.

- Bay City, MI, USA

problem #401

Dec 122015

Fusion

  • 77,500 miles
I was moving my vehicle from outside drive into my garage. When steering assist message appeared. At this point power steering failed. Was able to drive vehicle inside. I had vehicle towed to Ford dealer were the steering power pack module was replaced.

- Raymore, MO, USA

problem #400

Dec 292015

Fusion

  • 43,000 miles
I have a 2010 Ford Fusion SE 4drv6 and was driving my vehicle down a highway and my low tire pressure light came on. Unable to pull over immediately I drove to the nearest good year which offers free tire repair when out of no where the traction stability control kicked in on my car and my service screen said "service power steering now" I maintained control of the vehicle until I got to good year where they discovered that I had no power steering.

- Winchester, VA, USA

problem #399

Dec 242015

Fusion

  • 65,330 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. When starting the vehicle, the power steering warning indicator remained illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,330.

- Highland, IN, USA

problem #398

Oct 092015

Fusion

  • 85,000 miles
Power steering was suddenly lost first time in October of 2015 almost causing me to run into a curb. Second time in November of 2015 fiance was driving and the power steering was suddenly lost power steering light came on only giving us about a five minute warning while he was driving and almost ran into another vehicle. A Ford dealership wanted to charge me over $2,000 to replace entire electronic gear which was not the problem at all. I took it to another mechanic and he said it was the rack and pinion that has gone bad and is going to cost over $1,000 to get a new rack and pinion. He also said that the loose rack and pinion was causing the powering steering hose to leak.

- Marysville, OH, USA

problem #397

Oct 152015

Fusion

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver and the power steering failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the power steering rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #396

Dec 162015

Fusion

  • 101,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The power steering assist warning light illuminated. The vehicle was pulled over and shut down. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

- Wendell, NC, USA

problem #395

Dec 082015

Fusion

  • 120,000 miles
I was driving my vehicle on 12/08/2015 when all of a sudden a light stating " power steering assist fault service advancetrac I called the Ford dealer and they stated that I would have to take the vehicle to get inspected. The car is not drivable. I almost got into a huge wreck when this happened.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #394

Apr 142015

Fusion

  • 62,819 miles
I had a flat tire, I drove a couple of blocks on a residential road to get to a safe area to change tire, two sensors went off, low tire pressure, and power steering sensor, at this point it became to steer vehicle, power steering sensor remained on, even after restarting, and changing the flat tire. I took it to pat miliken Ford dealer, located on telegraph rd. 4/16/2015 the mechanics there reset the computer, to no avail, power steering sensor now needs to be replaced, I was charged $1,872.05 for that repair, I have had many flats in life but none this exspensive. I noticed that there was a electronic power steering failure recall notice: Date opened 10/02/2014 recall#15V340000, date closed:09/10/2015, yet I never received any notice, my vehicle is registered, no change in address. When I had reviewed rather or not there was a recall for power steering issues at time of my flat tire I could not find any, but found a lot of complaints. I did contact the news, because based on the complaints I was seeing, I thought how dangerous, I had gotten this car for my daughter to drive, and I was ignorant to your existance how do I get Ford to reimburse me for this very expensive flat tire. My vehicle is now at pat miliken for a gas leak! I am hoping you can help, I was not sure where else to file a complaint.

- Detroit, MI, USA

problem #393

Nov 302015

Fusion

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 15 mph and attempting to make a left turn, the steering wheel seized. An unknown warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the power steering rack system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. The VIN was not available.

- Riverhead, NY, USA

problem #392

Dec 122015

Fusion

  • 84,759 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Power steering went out {power steering failure} vehicle was stationary. Was told by Ford dealership it could be the steering gear at a cost of $1656.59.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #391

Dec 102015

Fusion

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated while driving at approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel seized. The service advanced auto track and the power steering warning indicators illuminated. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 84,000. The VIN was not available.

- Haverhill, MA, USA

problem #390

Dec 062015

Fusion

  • 68,500 miles
While driving at highway speed 65 mph or so got a power steering warning message on the dash. The car continued to drive fine until we got home. The next morning we went to leave the and immediately upon starting the vehicle I got a "service power steering now" message and had no power assist making the car almost impossible to drive safely. There has been a recall issued from Ford for the 2011-2012 models but nothing for the 2010 with the exact same part number steering rack that is in all three years. The recall needs to be expanded to the 2010 models.

- Pflugerville, TX, USA

problem #389

Dec 042015

Fusion

  • 73,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 30 mph, the power steering warning indicator illuminated and the steering wheel became extremely difficult to manuever. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Slidell, LA, USA

problem #388

Dec 022015

Fusion

  • 48,975 miles
I was driving.making a turn and steering light came on, trac light came on then lost steering control very hard to steer to side of road. Very lucky no accident.

- Pontiac, MI, USA

problem #387

Dec 022015

Fusion

  • 111,000 miles
Went to go somewhere. Cranked the car. Steering wheel would not turn. Left stranded in a parking lot>

- Seneca, SC, USA

problem #386

Nov 292015

Fusion

  • miles
Power steering failed. The car was stationary. It seems there are recalls for other model years but not 2010. If recalling 2011 and 2012, I'm guessing a recall should include 2010 as well or any model year that is showing the same issues as a recall. Dealership wants to charge $1,600 to repair.

- Livonia, MI, USA

problem #385

Nov 262015

Fusion

  • 168,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving at approximately 10 mph after the front passenger side tire blew out, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The service power steering now warning indicator illuminated. The contact merged to the shoulder of the road and replaced the tire, but the steering wheel failure persisted. 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 not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 168,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Shelby, NC, USA

problem #384

Nov 242015

Fusion

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the advanced tracking and the power steering warning lights illuminated continuously. In addition, an unknown tire was flat and the steering wheel seized. The contact mentioned that air was added to the tire. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Hyattsville, GA, USA

problem #383

Nov 222015

Fusion

  • 59,990 miles
While in motion, at 40 mph, the front panel error messages, "service power steering now" & "service advancetrac" displayed. I fortunately avoided traffic and pulled into a parking lot off a major roadway in the city of suwanee, Georgia. All power steering was lost. This seems to fall under the following preliminary evaluation #PE14030.

- Sugar Hill, GA, USA

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