Originally Posted by Some Guy From NY
welp...it sounds exactly like the symptoms I experienced with my defective steering rack.
Just because it doesn't fall into the dates of the TSB (which ford revised a few times) doesn't mean it isn't the problem.
No doubt. Never know, they might have had back stock of the older racks when putting together the new car, and someone just didn't realize they were the older units that had the issues.
Good luck OP, take it in to your dealership and reference that TSB, could very well be the case.