The good news came in from the camera shop yesterday that Canon is picking up the tab for repairing the lens error issue. Now it’s just a matter of time.
Update to that last bit, “he said; she said” and Canon is not picking up the tab because the recall period ended in September 2017 (the recall started in 2012-the year I bought my camera!). To add insult to injury, they want to charge me a ludicrous amount of money to fix this issue. Needless to say, I’m fuming.