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Old 09-04-2012, 06:22 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by bgmncwj View Post
I have to say, this recall progress has been annoying at best so far. Last Wednesday I made an appointment at Victor Ford in Wauconda, IL to have the recall fixed for 7am this morning.

I arrive at 7am to drop my car off, having never been to this dealership before (it was close to work) the layout is a bit confusing and I had to drive around for a few minutes before finding somebody. Anyway, I dropped off my car and the service guy asked if I brought the recall letter with, I hadn't, but it wasn't a problem since I happened to remember the recall number. Just seemed odd, but whatever, it's early. Since nobody was able to give me a ride back to my office (would've been a 30 minute wait) I decided to walk the mile back to work.

The frustrating part was 3 hrs later I received a phone call claiming that indeed I do need to have the wiring harness replaced and that they'll order the part and let me know when it arrives. I thought that first the recall was notice enough that I probably did need the part, secondly I called and made an appointment specially mentioning this recall. You'd think they could've ordered the part ahead of time just in case.

I asked about having to order the part and they claimed it was Ford's problem, that the recall specified to investigate first then order the part if needed. Does that seem right?

Either way it looks like I have to drop my car off again sometime in the next week or two to actually get the recall fixed. I can say I probably won't be going to this dealership again after this is all said and done.
When I called my dealer, the service adviser checked with the parts department to verify the harness was available. It was, so I brought it in and they had the car for about 40 minutes. He said it was the first one they had replaced. Not every dealer is squared away and will waste your time.
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