Just Another Reason to Buy Used: Phantom Steering

2010 Ford Escape

Imagine taking a leisurely drive in your new car with your sweetie. You’re heading out of the city and toward your favorite local rock-climbing spot. You’re on the freeway, the glistening buildings of the city fading and giving way to the lush green of the great outdoors.

All is going well, the car is purring, the music is pumping, your sweetie is smiling… then…

The car lurches. The steering is out of your control. Turning the wheel only makes things feel more out of control. What’s happening? A malfunction in your new car? Nope… you’re steering has been hacked.

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