I have a 2008 Escape Hybrid
I have a 2008 Escape Hybrid at the dealer with ~63,000 miles due to some squeaking when turning my steering wheel. They said I need a new steering rack along with sway bars, outter tie rods and lower control arms.
The steering failed on my
The steering failed on my new 2012 Ford Focus Titanium. The car was less than 2 weeks old and had just over 1,000 miles. Scary. Happened on the freeway at high speed. Managed to get it off and parked without incident. Dealer said they'd fixed it ("re-programmed"), but car is now wandering from right to left to right again when travelling at high speeds on the straight. Impossible to keep control of, need both hands and strength to hold. Returned it to the Ford Dealer who is waiting for instructions from Ford HQ on how to fix problem. Happily, I purchased premium care - meaning that Ford pays. But that does not help my safety if it happens again and I can't compensate for loss of electrical steering.
Gary, When you refer to the
Gary, When you refer to the 2 "modules" above, in positions 25 and 32 of the power distribution box, do you mean that they are the power steering control modules (PSCMs) themselves, or just the 50 amp fuses that supply the PSCM elsewhere in the system? The electric assist for power steering on my 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid has failed completely, and the Ford dealer has ordered a new PSCM (part # 6M6Z-3F881-A, $576.40), and says installation of the module will cost $284.80. This seems ridiculously expensive for both parts and labor to essentially just change a fuse, or even two. While I can find listings for the part online, I can't find a picture of it, so don't know whether it's just one of those little black cube-shaped fuses you're referring to or not.
After waiting for nearly 2
After waiting for nearly 2 months for the wire harness to come back in stock, the thing was replaced. That was mid-February 2011. It is now late August 2011 and the steering problem has happened again. My 2009 FEH is back at the service department.
I no longer feel safe driving this car. I can no longer trust that the repairs will fix the problem. My and my passengers' safety is my first concern. I wish it were Ford's concern, too.
I have a 2010 Mazda 6 with
I have a 2010 Mazda 6 with 8400 miles on it. The power steering powered down. I took it to the dealer and it had pink foam in the pump. It is not an electric pump. Any thoughts?
I've had the Electric Power
I've had the Electric Power Assist steering fail on my twice in our 2010 Fusion Hybrid. Ford dealer says "there's nothing wrong". Don't feel safe driving it -- especially after reading some of these comments. Am submiting a complaint to https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/
My 2006 Mercury Mariner (
My 2006 Mercury Mariner ( Escape/Tribute ) HYBRID has no P/S fluid since it has an ELECTRIC STEERING RACK. Nice try tho'.