Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2010 Ford Fusion steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 062015


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. While driving 10 mph and making a right turn, the steering wheel seized as the power steering assist warning light illuminated. The contact turned off and restarted the vehicle; however, the failure persisted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000. Updated 03/08/16

- Aston, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 022014


  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the power steering warning indicator illuminated and the steering wheel became difficult to turn. The vehicle was turned off and restarted. An independent mechanic stated that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced and referred the contact to a dealer to reprogram the computer and repair the vehicle. The dealer stated that the rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V232000 (steering). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 65,000.

- Lagrange, OH, USA

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