Hi, on our 05 mercury monterey suddenly the mileage has gone down dramitically as per the dasboard display. The display changes within 1/2 mile how much miles to empty. This morning it was 129 miles to empty and we drove around 50 miles from work, home and it showed 24 miles to empty.
The steering was also making squeaky noise while turning, figured out fluid was low, added fluid and now the steering seems ok. Is the mileage reduction tied to this? After adding the fuel I am seeing some positive change in display but still not mile to mile.
Any idea what could be the problem? Any pointers?