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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-23-05, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
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Brand new LPG BA wagon stalling

A friend of mine has a brand new Falcon wagon (factory LPG) that has stalled on him twice while driving. He's only had it a few weeks.

First time they repalced the throttle positioning sensor, the second time it was flat bedded back to the dealer who said they couldnt find anything wrong. He's insisted they work on it but has been told that warranty jobs take a lower priority than other jobs. He got a loan car from his fleet company but he's very unhappy with the car (and now the dealer) so far.

Both time he has come close to having an accident due to power steering loss from the stall.

I could see a few posts about XR8 problems and 6 cyl problems after a lot more limes but this is a new car !

Any ideas ?

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Re: Brand new LPG BA wagon stalling

MOre to the story - after dealer had the car for a few days and driving it for over 40kms, itwas given back to the owner with the story that they couldnt find anything wrong. The owner drove it 5kms and when coasting to a stop kight, it stalled again, lost brake pressure and he ended up on the othe rside of the road.

The RACV came and looked at it and popped off the inlet pipe and saw the butterfly valve still open. Looked like it got stuck and the engine shut down.

The dealer's response was to garage it and after the owner grumbled some more to anyone in the dealership he could fins\d, they have agreed to replace teh throttle body. Problem is Ford dont have an in stock (the LPG one is a special item apparently).

What is really annoying the owner is that the dealer seems indifferent to his problems and the fact that twice the failure has put the driver in very real danger of an accident.

A very unhappy owner with the dealer's attitude not helping matters at all.

Has anyone seen this sort of problem with LPG cars before ?
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