Hi, I had a similar problem with the wipers, they stopped working altogether which was dangerous. Luckily I was still under warranty at the time and they replaced the alarm component that was creating the problem. I'll still randomly get the Alarm needs servicing message tho'. However just recently my steering went all heavy, was told rack had failed needs replacing, that'll be £1300. Car just out of 3yr warranty with only 26k miles on clock. Ford S-Max 2.0 TDCi Titanium (56 plate). I'm in talks with their Customer Services about them paying for this as clearly this is a faulty part as opposed to general wear and tear. Right now Customer Services are doing quite the opposite to Servicing the Customer. Last Ford I'll be buying. Tempted just to get rid of this now before everything else starts failing that's listed in this thread.