2005 Mercury Montego rack and pinion

Help! Anyone experienced this??!! Parents bought 2005 Mercury Montego 3 months ago. On their way North from Naples, FL to Massachusetts. Went to get off Gainesville, FL exit. Steering locked. Almost died.
They are OK, but I need to know if anyone has had this problem with this type car. Thanks.
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some taurus/sable vehicles which utilized similar powertrain had a faulty transmission range sensor that caused intermittent loss of power steering which makes it very hard to steer but not necessarily a lock up condition.perhaps?
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"" wrote: > some taurus/sable vehicles which utilized similar powertrain > had a faulty > transmission range sensor that caused intermittent loss of > power steering > which makes it very hard to steer but not necessarily a lock > up > condition.perhaps?
Tx for your input
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