Post by hurricanegirl on Feb 29, 2012 17:00:26 GMT -5
"catastrophic catalytic converter breakdown" 200 miles from home on a holiday weekend.
Ramp truck to tow me home $471.00
U haul rental to driver me home $300.00
etc, etc? (2010 ford 250)
Well, at your suggestion I did write a letter to Ford. I submitted it through my local dealership where I have bought my last 10 trucks. Local dealership called me today, they have received a check payabl to me for 100% of my expenses and I will pick up that check tomorrow.
**AND** I am very pleased with the repair (so far, fingers crossed)
I read a posting over on YM where everyone suggests ignoring the check engine light, and I laughed and laughed - hoping (not really) that they breakdown 200 miles from home on a holiday weekend................................
PS> I did not ignore the light, it came on and withn 60 miles I was in BIG BIG troubl
This site is incredible I like reading it, whatever knowledge I gain can only help me
Keep up the good work and thanks for the time you spent with me
I had the check engine light come on and I phoned my mechanic. It was on steady and they said there's no rush to get in for one of them. If it's flashing, it's a much more serious problem that the electronics have detected and you should get it in as soon as possible. I don't remember seeing that in the manual.
It wouldn't be a bad idea for more companies to do this because check engine lights can also be for very minor issues that don't really affect the vehicle. On the other hand, it can be a warning of a problem that is going to get worse much quicker.
That's why I like gauges, a 'high' engine temperature light doesn't provide me with any idea 'how high' it is that a gauge provides.