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skinnydipper

Member Since 18 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 20 2013 05:29 AM
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In Topic: smax official trouble topic

18 June 2013 - 04:48 PM

Hi all,

 

like most people on this forum, I've just joined because i've got a problem, but dont worry, looks like a good site, think i'll be back to see if I can pimp my ride a bit once problems are sorted.

 

Anyhow we've got an 07 s-max 2.5t, with full sports pack. It's only got 30'000 miles on clock. It's a great looking family car, absolutely rubbish on mpg, and I mean terrible, but is fun to drive, we've obut now got a problem with the steering. 

 

Story is the battery in key fob started to die, ended up replacing battery after having to open doors manually for a week, but think it was too late as when I replaced it didnt work. Then same day power steering packed up, I thought this may be something to do with alarm/immobiliser. Took down to local dealership today. They say there's swarf in power steering fluid, will have to change pump and steering rack at a cost of £1750.

 

Now 30,000 miles isnt a lot, and £1750 is a lot of money, is this a common problem,