2003 Ford Ka 1.3 from UK and Ireland
Steering problems - 20-31k.
My KA is on a 03 plate, yes just over 3 years on, 31K on the clock, and it needs guess what, a new steering rack!
Had problems since Oct 05 with the steering; keeps slipping and loses its power steering. 3 trips to my local Ford garage, "Sorry Madam, we can't find anything wrong with it". Passed its MOT in April 06, nothing found, steering has got worse.
End of Sept 06, took it back to garage, warranty expired in Apr 06, and guess what, they find a fault with the track rod ends, they need replacing!
£120 later, thought all was well til last night; turned the steering wheel to go round a roundabout and clunk, squeak, had a job to turn the steering wheel round, and squeaked all the way. Took it back to the garage today, and now guess what they think, yes, they think it needs a new steering rack! £800+!!! Umm, all outside of warranty of course!
Logged a complaint with Ford, they will get back to me by Tuesday!!!
YIPPEE!!! No more Ford's for me!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 2nd November, 2006