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Old 02-13-2013, 08:12 PM   #11
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That might be one that hasn't happened to strix, unless I missed it I' sure he'll correct me if I did.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:22 PM   #12
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Good news Bad news day for me...GOOD new car "was" all set for me to pick up. they said it was the spark plugs and that the car flooded it self, and this was not the first one that has done it.
Bad news..someone hit my car while it was at the dealer. I havent seen it yet but the rear pass. light is broken and the bumper broken too. they said a f-350 hit it.

The dealer is ordering a new tail light and bumper...painting and putting it on all at no cost. But im stuck with this loaner till at least wed next week.
(im still waiting to get the check engine light code from them but i guess ill wait till i pick it up)
Have you seen the damage to your car?

I'm not sure that I would take the dealer's word at face value regarding the extent of the damage.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:22 PM   #13
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Thanks. Hopefully they get it squared away for you.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:48 PM   #14
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Have you seen the damage to your car?

I'm not sure that I would take the dealer's word at face value regarding the extent of the damage.
Not yet, im going there in the morning before work to take a look and pics. hopefully thursday night i can upload them here. otherwise firday.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:56 PM   #15
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I don't think I have ever had a modern vehicle flood. I definitely wouldn't expect one that has such advanced electronics to

And definitely check the damage for yourself. there could have been underlying structure damage that they dealer could hide by just replacing the bumper and light.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:22 PM   #16
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That might be one that hasn't happened to strix, unless I missed it I' sure he'll correct me if I did.
No, I haven't had that happen. But the lube tech at the dealership where I bought the car put some nice gouges in my rims with his careless impact wrench handling.

And while I certainly wouldn't want my car to get banged up at a dealership, but at least it would be obvious and undeniable damage, and I wouldn't have to listen to Ford reps tell me "that's normal" and "the dealership didn't mess up your car".

To the OP, Brad, I feel your pain. It sucks to leave your car at the dealership and have it be diminished in any fashion when you pick it up.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:28 PM   #17
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Dealers can be so silly the only thing thats really happened to me that falls into the category of negligence is a tech forgetting to put the oil cap back on...doesn't sound bad but it was a mess to say the least

Edit : Oops forgot to specify that this was a while back before I got the Focus; it was a Dodge :)
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I haven't had a car 'flood' since the early '80s when i had a GM product w/ a 2bbl carb... lol
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Here are the pics of the damange. No pic underneath i looked but with the snow it was hard to get a good angle with my phone. I saw no damage under the car and compared it with my loaner focus. so thats good



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Wow, that's ridiculous. I've worked for dealerships and other shops for the last 10+ years, and while it does happen, there's never an excuse for it. All techs and everyone need to do is slow down and take their time. But I know how service managers tend to get on them and act like everything is of dire importance and needs to be rushed. I just hope they get everything squared away for you. Good luck!
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