Originally Posted by Linchpin
Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Ford pays the dealer parts and labour for warranty work. As I said in an earlier post, mechanics and dealers make money replacing parts whether the parts need to be replaced or not. I am not suggesting anything covert in your case, just that the dealer may be following the pattern that has worked for them in the past. The problem with trouble shooting is that unless one is good at it they will not do well on a flat rate basis.
It would seem to me illogical that corporation with many years manufacturing cars would not call into question extensive warranty repairs on a new, low milage car. I can not believe they would tolerate the indiscriminate replacing of components designed to last at least 100,000 miles without an investigation as to why.