I have also had the tie rods go on my van. It has been in the shop numerous times for minor things. Everything has to be ordered in and it takes forever, I didn't purchase the extended warrenty either and they won't give me a loner even though it is Fords fault that I don't have my van for 5 days at a crack. I like the way the van handles and all but I don't think I will ever own another Ford vehicle and this is my 5th one. (Does that tell you anything!) Not to mention did anyone else notice how much this thing depreciates!!!!! I can't even get $16000 for it and it is only two years old!