Responding to "Ford Fusion Steering Issue..."

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This is not a question but an addition to your “No shortage of steering problems with the Ford Fusion…” article.
There’s another possible source/cause of that wayward steering found in some cars, not just the Fusion: called ‘bumpsteer’. It’s a result of fat tires and a lowered frontend. Both the tire tread and the geometry change cause the steering to follow road surface irregularities. Those issues are normal. But the decreased geometry angle and increased tire contact patch make steering require more effort than normal.
Most of the upscale Fusions have fat tires and a very low stance. Most all of us who drove lowered cars with fatter tires experienced “bumpsteer” but we just ignored it…or bought the longer tierod ends to compensate.
Thanks for reading my “two cents” input.
Mike