Q: What does the “Power steering assist fault” warning in the message center of a Ford Fusion mean?

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What does the “Power steering assist fault” warning in the message center of a Ford Fusion mean?

Your car’s Power Steering system includes both the normal Hydraulic system used for many years now to make steering your car easier, as well as a Power Steering Assist system that augments the regular power steering. If a problem develops with the Power Steering Assist system, it will be deactivated. You’ll see a warning in the message center that reads “Power steering assist fault.” When this happens, you need to have your car inspected immediately.

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If the Power Steering Assist system is deactivated, you will still have normal power steering capabilities. The only thing that’s been deactivated is the supplemental assist system.

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