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Old 09-03-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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Angry Wondering if I bought a Lemon....

So I purchased an 06 ST with 30k miles on it a month ago on the 7th. It came with a 30 day 1000 mile warranty that I made sure would cover my care at the dealers in Michigan. I purchased the car in Ohio. So when I test drove it there was a creak when turning the wheel to the left, and told them and he said dont worry it will be covered under the warranty. So I knew going in there was an issue. So it has been at the dealer 2 times now.

Dealer trip 1:
-replaced the steering rack
-replaced front sway bar end links
-4 wheel alignment
-strut bushing

Dealer trip 2 - the car burnt out a head light in 2 days and the cruise control was only working some times, so i thought that it was somthing small. BOY WAS I WRONG!!!

Turns out that one of the fuses burnt up and melted the fuse box in the car, and they have to replace the entire wiring harness. Apparently its close to a $1300 dollar repair, and the whole interior including the dash needs to be pulled out.

So thank god for this warranty because there have been some major repairs done to this car in a very short period of time. So i have been keeping a very sharp ear and eye and i dont think there are any other issues, but it makes me wonder if this car was dumped because of problems.

What do you guys think?


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Old 09-03-2009, 07:51 PM   #2
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Did you get a Carfax ;-)
If not you might want to
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:57 PM   #3
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Two unrelated issues - probably coincidence.
If you get a third big problem within say 2 months , I'd start to get suspicious.
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Yes I got a carfax and it was clear. Yeah I hope that nothing else goes wrong, my warranty will be done next Monday. I feel like there were issues that were diagnosed and the last owner did not want to deal with it so they turned it into the dealer, and with out driving it every day the dealer you would never know of the problems.
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^ hahaha. I say dont worry about it too much. If something else happens this month. Get woried. But not over minor things. And most of the time a dealership will say it was a $1300 repair and you could have done it for like 500. And dont get upset if mor than one thing goes out. 30k miles is a good place for a tune up and check over everything. Brakes Clutch, etc. Just to check it. Just take care of her and she will take car of you.
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Was it a Ford Dealer that you bought it from?
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i would drop the dime and buy an extended warranty if u still can
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