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#31 wvbuzzmaster OFFLINE  

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Posted September 11, 2015 - 10:07 AM

Overheard information is the most honest information out there, and wether it was referencing you or another customer, the information is useful to your ears.
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Posted September 11, 2015 - 11:10 AM

When does the warranty run out? Maybe they are trying to wait you out.
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Posted September 11, 2015 - 11:44 AM

One year dealer waranty, I have had the car 2 months, minus 2 weeks.


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Posted September 11, 2015 - 07:21 PM

And be sure to mention GT Talk.

 

 

Yeah threaten him with the tractor mafia.


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Posted September 15, 2015 - 09:43 PM

So you get it fixed yet?

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Posted September 15, 2015 - 10:13 PM

Yesterday they called me. I went in and they wants $285.00 for the new key and programming fee. I asked to speak with the Manager. Was escorted to the office, and after telling him that I was not informed of the key restrictions when I bought the car 2 months ago, and being stranded with a no start issue, he looked at the desk rep and told him not to charge. So I have 2 non restrictive keys and the car seems to be behaving now.


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Posted September 15, 2015 - 10:25 PM

The car is still at the Dealer, 2 weeks now, and over a month sence I went to them with the Mykey issue..... This key issue is Ridiculous !
I stopped in yesterday to check on the vehicle and was told still waiting on the key, I asked if the no-start issue had been located, was told that they wanted to try programming a new key to solve that issue. I then went to the restroom, and as I was departing I overheard two desk clerks discussing something about someone getting screwed with key programming at $250.00 a pop. I don’t think they knew I was still there, and I do not know if this was referenced to my complaint.

  

Yesterday they called me. I went in and they wants $285.00 for the new key and programming fee. I asked to speak with the Manager. Was escorted to the office, and after telling him that I was not informed of the key restrictions when I bought the car 2 months ago, and being stranded with a no start issue, he looked at the desk rep and told him not to charge. So I have 2 non restrictive keys and the car seems to be behaving now.

So, they were talking about you....
Hmmm.
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Posted September 15, 2015 - 10:59 PM

I hate dealerships. They love to say one thing and do another. They all have little tricks that when you leave you realize that what they said is inaccurate.

For instance, having to close the door to see the mileage on the odometer without starting the truck. When I got back in the truck and looked at the dash the digital odometer reading was present, but when I closed the door, the readout turned off. But I knew he was lying, because I saw his phone to his ear, so he was definitely on the phone with the his boss discussing pricing. I didn't care because I was going to buy the truck (and did) because I could tell it was a good truck, and I knew they were going to jack me around on the price so whatever.

Trust no dealer with your truck, always go to a shop owned by a proprietor you trust if you can't fix it yourself. At least then you can get a genuine answer not geared towards taking your money and selling you junk in a wrapper.

I have had good success with "Glotfeldy Tire" in my area. I've taken three of my trucks there and every time I have they have told me exactly what is unsafe to drive home, and gave a good price for the repair. Funny, all three were front end related.
You know it is bad when they look at you and ask "How far do you have to drive?"
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Posted September 30, 2015 - 05:25 PM

Got the car back a week ago with a new key and the old one, Manager waved the charges for the new key fob and programming. It stranded my Daughter with a "no start" issue that week, then did the same thing to me last Saturday. I took the car in that day and printed out some choice posts from this site. http://www.consumera...ford_focus.html, and a link to a you-tube showing the same problem I am having https://search.yahoo...rt troubleshoot.  Today I stopped to see what's up. They appear to be scratching their head over the issue, Yes they can duplicate it, but don't know what is causing it. I spoke with the Manager and asked him to see what it would take to take the car back. Oh, I also talked with the Chevy dealer next door, they offer to try and trade me out of it "if" Ford can fix it.


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Posted September 30, 2015 - 09:48 PM

With all the electronic crap on cars today it's a small wonder there are not more people scratching their heads
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Posted September 30, 2015 - 10:56 PM

Got the car back a week ago with a new key and the old one, Manager waved the charges for the new key fob and programming. It stranded my Daughter with a "no start" issue that week, then did the same thing to me last Saturday. I took the car in that day and printed out some choice posts from this site. http://www.consumera...ford_focus.html, and a link to a you-tube showing the same problem I am having https://search.yahoo...rt troubleshoot.  Today I stopped to see what's up. They appear to be scratching their head over the issue, Yes they can duplicate it, but don't know what is causing it. I spoke with the Manager and asked him to see what it would take to take the car back. Oh, I also talked with the Chevy dealer next door, they offer to try and trade me out of it "if" Ford can fix it.


I would ask for the current dealer to refund my money and get the heck outta there!
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Posted October 01, 2015 - 11:00 PM

Remember when a car was a car and not a telephone/computer with wheels?


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:31 AM

Does your state have any anti lemon laws for vehicles? Here in PA, a dealer has to take it back of it has serious issues. And a full refund.
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Posted October 02, 2015 - 05:48 AM

 

Remember when a car was a car and not a telephone/computer with wheels?

So true !   Now that it seems even the low end vehicles are loaded with electronic this and that , when the warranty is over these vehicles need repairs it  will be more $$$ to diagnosis and repair then there worth .


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Posted October 02, 2015 - 11:32 AM

I checked the lemon law, doesn't apply to used vehicles. It's Friday and no word from the dealer yet. I think I will accept some loss just to get out from under this car. Daughter is now in a 04 Pontiac Grand AM. 


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