I'm a little concerned about future Mustangs

Discussion in '2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk' started by rconaway, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. gearheadboy

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    Could possibly have anything to do with the ecoboost in the f150? Heard a similar issue was happeninv
     
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    I don't know. It's not an ecoboost engine issue. But I don't think it's isolated to this car either. I'm guessing that this will be the next thing the NHSTA goes after. I'm hoping my In-Laws aren't hurt or killed waiting for this action. It's also different in that in this case, the car just goes dead at 70mph.
     
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    This is now a dead post. My in-laws traded the car in for a Mercedes E350. Since Ford did nothing, which was patently ridiculous since I gave them a cheap solution to try, they will no longer buy another Ford. Another former American car customer driven away. Very sad considering they replace their cars every 3 years. I was looking at Transit Connects for my company but that is also now under re-evaluation since Nissan has a similar vehicle out. For want of swapping out a simple computer to test, Ford may now lose several new car sales. Just stupid and ticks me off since that's all I've purchased for 30 years.
     
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    Buh, bye and good riddance. M/B is gonna love having your family as customers. Excuse me, I meant consumers.
     
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    I wonder if rconaway had his in-laws replace the electronic control module. I had the same problem with a car and replaced the ECM and never had the problem again. At first the car would just stop running. Finally, the ECM failed and I could not even get the car started. It is common for the ECM to act up intermittingly before it eventually fails.
     
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    I asked Ford to replace it and they wouldn't. Penny-wise and pound foolish. It's a lesson in how not to handle customer relations. This could have moved forward for as little as the cost of an ECM but Ford decided it was better to lose a long-term customer who's brother retired from Ford. The entire family owned Fords. Now this member of the family has a Mercedes Benz, a Mazda Miata, and a General Motors. This was a costly mistake for Ford but hey, I'm not in their public relations department.
     
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    The actual problem with the car is a bad throttle body.........................
     
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    How'd this post make it into S550 Talk?
     
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    Is it an ecoboost? There is already a class action suit going against Ford on them! Maybe they can join the class action? The NHTSA & DT are already involved in that suit, and know what a disaster the EB is....
    The focus of the class action is stalling, primarily when driving in heavy rain or high humidity. Were your inlaw's experience during those conditions?