Hi everyone... Sad news. Went to drive the car today and the car was making a horrible noise. Went to turn and the car struggled, moaned and groaned. Took to the dealership, they said we don't have any openings until next week. I'm having surgery on Thursday. Took the car to Goodyear. They figured out that it was a failed steering gear assembly. It had failed internally and the entire assembly will need to be replaced. Nearly $2,000. I about dropped dead on the floor upon hearing that. Said I'd have to make a few calls and came home.
On the way home, it's gotten so bad that I almost crashed into another car coming around the corner when the car would not turn. Filing a complaint with NHTSA. Dealership/Ford will not help at all. Says that they couldn't forsee the issue when they sold me the vehicle, and that it isn't covered by the Hybrid component warranty.
Soooo this sounds like the end for Maxwell. This will have put it over $4,000 in repairs since I bought it a year and a half ago.