2011 Lincoln MKS - STEERING Failure Complaint (#b098a7)

2011 Lincoln MKS

  • Date of Incident: Nov-08, 2021
  • Date complaint filed: Feb-22, 2024
  • Failed components: STEERING

In 2015 a recall was done to repair the power steering failure issue. In october of 2021, while driving the vehicle down the highway, the power steering went out making the vehicle almost impossible to steer. Had the vehicle towed to the dealership where they verified the issue and pulled code u3000 for steering gear failure. With 68827 miles, i was charged for the entire repair with not one mention about the extension to the power steering recall. The parts and labor that were charged were those mentioned in the recall. Fast forward to november 2022, had the vehicle towed to the same dealership for the same issue. Lights on the dash were present, and concern verified that the power steering was completely inoperative. No communication with the unit told me that the power steering control needed to be replaced. Again there was no mention or advocating involving the power steering recall that involved this exact issue. This time was told that they installed a part that was used in the previous repair so again i had to pay the entire cost. Currently, there are no issues with the vehicle but i have been looking to sell it because i have not driven it much due to the cost of these repairs. It was during my research to sell that i came across all the recall information on my vehicle and do not understand why all of these costs were not covered and why the dealership did nothing to advocate for me.

Vehicle VIN Info

VIN Pattern1LNHL9FT*BG******
Drive TypeAWD/All-Wheel Drive
Model Year2011
SeriesEcoBoost AWD
Body ClassSedan/Saloon
Engine ConfigurationV-Shaped
Engine ManufacturerFord
Engine HP355
Engine KW264.724
Engine Displacement (L)3.5
Engine Displacement (CC)3500
Engine Displacement (CI)213.583
Other Engine InfoDisplacement is 3.5L GTDI.
Primary Fuel TypeGasoline
Front Air Bags1st Row (Driver and Passenger)
Side Air Bag1st and 2nd Rows
Seat BeltsManual
Plant Company NameChicago
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