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: The 2011 Fusion builds off the 2010's reputation. That's not a good thing.

The first thing that jumps out is the ridiculous amount of power steering complaints. It grinds, it squeals, and it eventually just fails.

And if losing power steering isn’t enough for you, how about a sudden loss of engine power? That combination is enough to achieve clunker status.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,500 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.

2011 Ford Fusion steering problems

steering problem

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2011 Ford Fusion Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 022014


  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. While driving approximately 75 mph, the power steering warning indicator illuminated and the power steering failed. The vehicle was restarted and the failure recurred. The dealer stated that the rack and pinion and the power assist pump needed to be replaced. In addition, the computer system needed to be reprogrammed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 13V232000 (steering) and NHTSA action number: PE14030 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #1

Oct 092013


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Ford Fusion. The contact stated that the power steering failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the electric rack and pinion needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000 and the current mileage was 125,000.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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