Wow, Im sorry to hear this. This is just the type of thing I was worried about. You would think something like this was covered as it seems like its part of the battery system but no. Its part of the reason I took the deal to buy back my car. Most of my bumper to bumper warranty was spent at the dealership so I knew that any new problems would lead to a similar situation. I didnt even pay $1300 for my new jeep. LOL. Ive read the battery warranty and its very specific as to what items are covered. I believe its the battery, the main harness, and the electric motor assembly. Thats all. I dont think even a lawyer could help with that. Best thing to try is to make a stink with the dealer and see if you can whittle the price down a bit. A lot of that price may be labor. Repeat customer, considering new car soon, etc. They might consider those things.TexaCali wrote:Yep hear ya on the cost.
And speaking of cost.....I heard back from the dealer today on my car. Looks like part of the wiring harness that goes from the charging port to the battery is bad and has to be replaced. Ford is claiming this is not under warranty and the dealer wants $1300 for parts and labor. The car is 4 years and 3 months old, 36k miles. I've never had a wiring harness go bad in a car, and this isn't a wear item or an abuse issue, so clearly this was a defective part from Ford. The battery and electric drive system are 100k mile warranty, but somehow they claim this isn't part of that system. Any advice on how to fight this? Other than raise a stink and argue I'm not sure what options I have. $1300 ain't enough to make hiring an attorney worthwhile, hence Ford's willingness to pull this crap.