2010 Ford Fusion - steering gear assembly cost

Just got my car checked out at the local dealer. Was told the steering gear assembly would have to be replaced (I presently have no power steering) at a cost of $1700. Dollars. Granted, i really cant complain because this is the first time I"ve had a problem with this car and i bought new. But is there a more affordable alternative?

Check out independent shop’s you don’t have to go to dealer for this dealer’s are always higher.


Thanks Renegade.