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Fusion steering wheel bolt recall #4695005
03/14/18 08:19 PM
03/14/18 08:19 PM
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Santa Barbara, CA
bdcardinal Offline OP
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https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/car...heel/423395002/

So this recall came out yesterday. My mom's Fusion is covered under it so I thought I would be a good son and make a separate order for her to make sure I could get her car taken care of. There is one bolt required per vehicle and they come in a bag of 4. Ford rejected my order because they are seed stocking us. Fabulous, I will snag one and hide it for her. Nope, we are being seed stocked 8. Not 8 bags, 8 bolts. With no way of ordering additional bolts. All of our seed stocked have been claimed by sales because they sold 9 Fusions to a fleet and they are under a stop sale until the recall is completed. Le sigh...


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695012
03/14/18 08:23 PM
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Can you just tighten it in the meantime?


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: Nick1994] #4695018
03/14/18 08:28 PM
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bdcardinal Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Nick1994
Can you just tighten it in the meantime?


I took her car to work yesterday for a LOF and rotate. That went south. But I didn't feel anything. I would pull the bolt and put some blue Loctite on it but I don't feel like dealing with the airbag.

She has already had the steering wheel off so our tech could do a shotgun diag on why her cruise control didn't work. He did the clockspring, steering wheel switches, and both multifuction switches. One of them fixed it.


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695027
03/14/18 08:39 PM
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Any idea if Ford will issue a stop driving recommendation? Will they pay for rentals?


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695048
03/14/18 08:59 PM
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bdcardinal Offline OP
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So far just a stop sale. No rentals that I know of. They just started offering rentals for SOME vehicles with the airbag recall.


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695057
03/14/18 09:05 PM
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The 06 Rangers with Takata airbags are the only stop driving recalls Ive ever seen from Ford and Ive been around since the Firestone Wilderness AT days!

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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695063
03/14/18 09:09 PM
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I'm just curious how it fails. For it to come loose, wouldn't you have to pull on the steering wheel? I suppose once the nut comes loose, there's nothing stopping you from yanking on the wheel but maybe that only happens if you push down on one part of the wheel and the rest of it pops off?

This is like some bad comedy where the wheel comes off and you hand it to the passenger and tell them to hold the wheel.

Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695064
03/14/18 09:10 PM
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Wabbout Lok-Tite or boogering up the top threads with a [censored] punch?


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695070
03/14/18 09:17 PM
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My father was going to purchase a Lincoln MKZ today (Also affected) but put it on hold.

Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695076
03/14/18 09:21 PM
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Bolt in question is highlighted. It is M10x20. Supposedly the new one will have a different pitch and a nylon lock. Hopefully no Fusion ever needs the wheel taken off after having the recall done.


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695086
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Hard to tell from the picture, but you'd think the spline would hold the wheel in even if the bolt came off. Guess it's just a bad design.

Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695287
03/15/18 04:50 AM
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So they have a loose nut behind the wheel? i see that a lot.


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695416
03/15/18 08:53 AM
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No lock washer, Nylock nor Loctite on a steering wheel bolt?? What could possibly go wrong? Hard to believe some of the stupidity coming out of new vehicle manufacturers today. shocked2


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695439
03/15/18 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted By: bdcardinal


Bolt in question is highlighted. It is M10x20. Supposedly the new one will have a different pitch and a nylon lock. Hopefully no Fusion ever needs the wheel taken off after having the recall done.


It sounds like they just want to jam the bolt in there permanently and if the wheel ever needs to come off again hopefully its out of warranty.


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Re: Fusion steering wheel bolt recall [Re: bdcardinal] #4695451
03/15/18 09:26 AM
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Ha, you want to use a lacktite on something it's not called for, or do something else not by the book, the engineers are almost always wheeled out. Where are those engineers now?


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