Yes, I've just been informed of the same problem. I've had the car for over 5 years but only have 30,000 miles on the clock. I've also got it serviced yearly at the main Ford dealers where I bought it and less than a month after the last service it started to leak : they presented me with a £700 quote for new steering rack - or fail the MOT! (I'd already spent £500 on the service). Apparently it is a weakness as the car reaches a certain age.