really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,664 miles

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2014 Ford Fiesta steering problems

steering problem

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2014 Ford Fiesta Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 182016


  • 13,300 miles


Steering wheel became stuck while driving. Power steering alarm turned on. Then it was very difficult to steer the car. I bring the car to the dealer for service. Parts of the power steering system were replaced. But my life was at risk while driving with a stuck steering wheel.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #4

Mar 142014


  • 2,420 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Ford Fiesta. The contact stated that the hard edge on the trim of the steering wheel would constantly cut the contact's hand. Also, the contact mentioned that the steering wheel would vibrate and a buzzing noise emitted from the steering column. In addition, the vehicle failed to shift when in reverse, the vehicle would grind and independently shift in to neutral. The traction control and hill assist also intermittently illuminate while driving. The vehicle was taken to two different dealer, on 5 separate occasions. The technician diagnosed that the power steering module, sensors, nvh tape, steering wheel, steering module, reprogrammed main computer, and air bags were all replaced. A Ford engineer was contacted to diagnose the cause of all these failures. However, all failures except the traction control and hill assist light were not rectified. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 2,420.

- Grand Island, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 302014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 17,060 miles
On September 30, 2014, driving on residential road at 40 mph, with no prior warning all vehicle console lights lid up and dash console showed an error "immobilizer failure". steering and brakes began to worsen making the vehicle inoperable.this while crossing a busy intersection in which thankfully the light was turned in my favor.this was very scary and could have lead to a tragic event. Fortunately I did not panic and was able to use vehicle momentum to drive into a plaza driveway. At this moment I feel that this vehicle is dangerous and should not be on the road. I strongly urge that there be an investigation opened immediately. Your attention to this matter is with great urgency. Regards

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 072014

Fiesta 4-cyl

  • 500 miles
Following a line of cars down a canyon road at 50 mph. Sport mode steering turned off. Car drifted to right side of road. Turned wheel slightly to the left, but car kept drifting right. Right side wheels then were on gravel shoulder. Turned steering wheel to the left again. Car turned 30 degrees to the right and went airborn off the road and down into the canyon, landing flat on a pile of boulders, bounced off and became airborn again, finally stopping in a tangle of thick brush. Underside of car totally smashed. Car was a total wreak. Don't know why this happened. Felt like steering linkage suddenly disconnected.

- Strawberry, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 292014


  • 40 miles
Vehicle power steering shuts off during low speed (15mph) right hand turn. Traction control light illuminates at the same time. Recycling ignition resets steering and traction control light. Vehicle is brand new with only 40 miles. Have experienced two incidents within last 10 miles.

- Worcester, MA, USA

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