I just got a $5,000 quote to replace the Hydraulic Control Unit on my 2006 Ford Escape Hybrid. No other option than buying it from Ford.
I can buy an engine or transmission for less than that. Heck, the car only cost $29,000 new. Unbelievable.
I did some research and found that this has happened to other people and I could not find any who received anything from Ford other than sympathy - ie no cash or discounts. I have always been a Ford guy and an American-made guy.
I will be buying a truck in February. It will not be a Ford and I will now consider Toyota or Government Motors.
Monetary Loss: $5000.