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Strut replacement covered under warranty?

I have an '03 Ford Focus Zx3 with about 80,000 miles on it and I noticed a creaking noise coming from my right front strut a couple weeks ago. I took it to a Brake Masters, where they told me I basically need four new struts, which would cost me between $600-$700 incl. labor, re-alignment, etc. I know you can buy struts from Parts America for less than $70 a piece, but I don't have the tools/knowledge to install them myself. I'm at school until the evening today and cannot call the Ford dealer until tomorrow, but does anyone know if this problem would be covered at all by my 100,000 mile warranty? I don't have any special extended warranty package, but my father said to call and ask anyways. If anyone has any info at all as to what the 100,00 warranty generally covers, I would appreciate it. Thanks! :)

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I have an '03 Ford Focus Zx3 with about 80,000 miles on it and I noticed a creaking noise coming from my right front strut a couple weeks ago. I took it to a Brake Masters, where they told me I basically need four new struts, which would cost me between $600-$700 incl. labor, re-alignment, etc. I know you can buy struts from Parts America for less than $70 a piece, but I don't have the tools/knowledge to install them myself. I'm at school until the evening today and cannot call the Ford dealer until tomorrow, but does anyone know if this problem would be covered at all by my 100,000 mile warranty? I don't have any special extended warranty package, but my father said to call and ask anyways. If anyone has any info at all as to what the 100,00 warranty generally covers, I would appreciate it. Thanks! :)
I don't believe the struts would be covered under the warranty.
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Re: Strut replacement covered under warranty?

100K warranty is generally applied to powertrain components only. Suspension would be covered under a lower (36-60K) comprehensive or 'basic' warranty on parts and labour. If anything else with your Focus being a 2003, it's now 2009, so you'd have to have at least a 7-8 year warranty period even though you have 80K on the vehicle.

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100K warranty is generally applied to powertrain components only. Suspension would be covered under a lower (36-60K) comprehensive or 'basic' warranty on parts and labour. If anything else with your Focus being a 2003, it's now 2009, so you'd have to have at least a 7-8 year warranty period even though you have 80K on the vehicle.
hey there i have a new 2014 for focus hatchback SE 5-door and ive recently noticed that my rear left strut is 3 inches lower then the right side so im just wondering because i went throught my warranty guide and it said nothing about struts so is it covered for the 36 - 60 kms like you said to the other guy?
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Re: Strut replacement covered under warranty?

Cant see why it wont be covered if in mileage and been serviced as per manufacturers spec .3inches is quiet a drop , checked coil spring ?
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Strut would be under bumper to bumper warranty. But a strut won't cause a ride height issue. Remember the strut just dampens the movement and the spring holds the weight of the vehicle. If under warranty best to take it in. They will have to look for damage and possible take ride height measurements.
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