2005 XLT Lemon? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > rec.autos.makers.ford.explorer
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-22-2005, 17:01   #1 (permalink)
LW
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
2005 XLT Lemon?

Purchased brand new 2005 XLT 4X4, 27-Jul-05. It has been out of service
for 18 days and counting due to the following reasons:

Advanced trak warning light (fixed = replaced computer module)
Service Engine Light on (fixed = replaced sensor)
Gas guage goes to "E"

The last item we are being told is due to sulphur that was in the
gasoline when vehicle was originally tanked up in Detroit. The fix is
replacing the fuel sensor. Should we be worried about further related
issues?

The dealership has informed us that Ford is now giving us an extended
warranty free of charge which makes us suspicious.

Has anyone had any issues with the gas guage /fuel tank sensor on a
2005? How about dealing with a possible brand new lemon? (Per the
Calif code, a new vehicle can be deemed a lemon if out of service for a
cumulative of 30 days.) Any assistance is really appreciated. LW
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-22-2005, 23:01   #2 (permalink)
ross n via CarKB.com
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 2005 XLT Lemon?

LW wrote:
>Purchased brand new 2005 XLT 4X4, 27-Jul-05. It has been out of service
>for 18 days and counting due to the following reasons:
>
>Advanced trak warning light (fixed = replaced computer module)
>Service Engine Light on (fixed = replaced sensor)
>Gas guage goes to "E"
>
>The last item we are being told is due to sulphur that was in the
>gasoline when vehicle was originally tanked up in Detroit. The fix is
>replacing the fuel sensor. Should we be worried about further related
>issues?
>
>The dealership has informed us that Ford is now giving us an extended
>warranty free of charge which makes us suspicious.
>
>Has anyone had any issues with the gas guage /fuel tank sensor on a
>2005? How about dealing with a possible brand new lemon? (Per the
>Calif code, a new vehicle can be deemed a lemon if out of service for a
>cumulative of 30 days.) Any assistance is really appreciated. LW



Fuel tank sensors are quite common. I have seen posts about backorders for
these parts taking a couple of weeks.

As far as your extended warranty, its only good if its in writing. Have your
service adviser give you a copy of the warranty Ford is providing. Research
it a little to find out whether they gave you the top of the line, or a
plainer version. How many miles will ir cover? ask for 100k.

You should probably check the details of the lemon law in CA if you are going
to try that route. There may very well be exceptions where back ordered
parts are not considered "out of service days". You will need excellent
records so take the time to be sure your paperwork is complete and accurate
when you pick up the vehicle. You will not be able to change it later.
Dealers know that law very well - so you may want to visit a website and bone
up on what YOUR responsibility is to prove you got a lemon, cause you do have
some.


--
Message posted via CarKB.com
http://www.carkb.com/Uwe/Forums.aspx...lorer/200508/1
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > USENET NewsGroups > rec.autos.makers.ford.explorer



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 00:23.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.