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MK 3 Focus Owners, sound off

Old 09-23-2015, 09:27 AM
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Default MK 3 Focus Owners, sound off

Just curious since it seems to be a fairly common issue, have any of you other than myself experienced the "Steering Assist Failure"/dead power steering assembly?

$1800 quote from the stealership and the car is only a year old... Kind of a kick in the nuts. Wondering if anyone else has experienced it and might know of an alternative solution.
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Old 09-23-2015, 01:03 PM
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A year old? Shouldn't that be covered under warranty?
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Old 09-24-2015, 08:34 AM
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I wish it were. I've got 78k on the car because I have a 200 mile round trip daily commute and have had to go on travel for work and stuff. Warranty expired due to mileage :/
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I wish it were. I've got 78k on the car because I have a 200 mile round trip daily commute and have had to go on travel for work and stuff. Warranty expired due to mileage :/
Should have bought the extended, we did for my wife's '15 because she drives right around ~120 miles a day.

Nice cars though
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Originally Posted by 92_SR20 View Post
Should have bought the extended, we did for my wife's '15 because she drives right around ~120 miles a day.

Nice cars though
I like it when it's running, but it's expensive when it breaks. Feels like a German car.

I thought being a new car/commuter that wasn't being beat on that it would hold up. That'll learn me.
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:54 AM
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I'm currently playing no warranty roulette with a 70,000 mile 2012 German car. We'll see how this goes.
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200 miles daily? holy fuck
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Default Re: MK 3 Focus Owners, sound off

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200 miles daily? holy fuck
The wife doesn't drive quite that far ( ~120/day on I-95 ), but she just works around traffic hours. Much betterer than paying 3x what we paid for our house for a townhouse up in Northern VA.

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Default Re: MK 3 Focus Owners, sound off

More power to you. My 25 minute commute is all the more I'm willing to tolerate.
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Default Re: MK 3 Focus Owners, sound off

I live 2 miles away from the office.

The fact is, it doesn't matter if the car is a year old. You've put 78k miles on it, which is roughly equivalent to 6.5 years if you go by the 12k miles per year that is standard for warranty. That's where the old 3 year / 36k mile warranty stuff came from.

So although the steering failure doesn't sound like something that should happen, you should expect to start replacing things that could start to wear out or break on a 6 or 7 year old car. If it's been thouble-free so far, you're doing great.

You should try to work with the dealer and see if they'll split the warranty costs with you as a gesture of goodwill. That's fairly common actually if you talk to the dealer and with Ford corporate in this case. If you're putting 78k miles a year on cars, you'll probably buy more cars from them soon and that's a good card to play as well.
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