Originally Posted by NCFocus12
Sounds like a simple case of first-year blues. This provides a good case for waiting til 12 months after a model debuts to purchase one. I purchased mine new in August, had the wheel bearing issue within the first 2k miles, and it was fixed on the first attempt. While I have to say in all my years owning new VWs, Hondas and MBs, I've never had as many initial quality issues as I have on my first Ford, I will say that, Ruth, you'd probably be much happier if you'd made the purchase a year later, once sufficient numbers of complaints had come in to alert Ford to a supplier defect with the initial run of bearings.
I'm glad to hear that your wheel bearing issue was taken care of. Please feel free to reach out to me via PM if you have any future concerns that I can assist with.