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New '11 Sport w/ Power Steering Breather Leak

My 2011 Sport Supercab 4x4 (4.0 SOHC of course) with less than 3,000 miles has been leaking power steering fluid out of the breather tube and all of over driver-side engine bay and suspension since I drove it off the lot. I do a lot of hard turning to get it in and out of my garage as well as parking at work. I never turn the wheel while the engine is off.

First of all, is this normal?

Second, has anyone installed a vented resovoir to catch the fluid from the breather hose?
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Don't you have a warranty?
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Don't you have a warranty?
Yes, I'll be contacting the service advisor later this week when I get a chance.

I'm thinking it's normal when lots of hard steering is applied, so I'm just conducting research to get an idea before then, and would like to know if anyone has added a resovoir in case they tell me it's perfectly normal.
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It's not normal and it shouldn't leak a single drop, ever, unless something is wrong. Is it overfilled by chance? After driving, does the fluid appear to be foamy?

*I would suggest not informing the dealer that you do this "hard turning" as that gives them the perfect excuse to try to talk you into think it's "normal" and making you quietly go away with an unrepaired problem. Dealers usually don't make money on warranty, something to remember. Holding the steering wheel at the ends of it's reach is good to avoid for any amount of time, but still, it shouldn't leak a single drop even if you do.
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