Last post on Dec 08, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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Ford Escape Hybrid, Steering, Suspension, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#30 of 31 Steering locks up 09 FEH
Sep 24, 2012 (4:01 pm)
I've had four instances this summer of my steering locking up temporarily. So far always at low speed. I've got it at a dealer now, but I know from experience with brake failure on the same car that Ford will not authorize any repair that can't be duplicated by the dealer. Indeed, I know that despite all the posts here, Ford will claim it has never heard of the problem. It will take a fatality to get Ford's attention.
#31 of 31 Re: Steering Locks Up / Failure While Driving [fullwoodsue]
Dec 08, 2012 (5:36 pm)
I just picked up my FEH 2007 after paying $2700 to the dealer for steering repair. It went out (completely) as I was pulling out of a parking spot. Ford does not believe there is a problem with it. For me, it was a HUGE problem. This was my first domestic purchase in 2007 when I bought it brand new. After 5.5 years, I paid over 10% of what I had paid when I bought it new. The dealership says it is new technology that costs a lot more to repair when it breaks down.