Steering failure issue.
New here and thank you for having me.
My concern is with a 15 Escape with 65K on it.
Here is my concern. My wife was on a long trip in the Escape. She had her mother and the kids with here. Half way across New Mexico the steering quit with a warning on the dash. She called me freaking out and insisted I come get her. So, in the car I go and make the 6 hour trip to Truth or Consequences. Trade her cars and drive the Escape home. Zero steering assist. Not fun but drivable. Drop it at the dealer and they are telling me it needs a 1900 dollar repair. I search all over the googleverse and this seems to be a trend on Fords.
I have to get it fixed but don’t like the fact that is just quit. No warning, no nothing. Seems dangerous to me. Someone could have gotten killed or hurt badly.
What I am looking for are some suggestions. Do I just pay up and hope it does not happen again? Have they improved the parts so it won’t happen again? My wife is not feeling confident in her car any more and frankly I don’t blame her.
What are everyone’s thoughts?
Maybe we fix it and trade it off? If I trade it off, I may be done with Ford for a while. Bummer as that’s all the family has driven for years.