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#3127 of 4149 Dealer Charging for Warranty Repair
Aug 23, 2005 (8:10 am)
My wife brought our 2002 Tribute in to a Mazda dealer who we did not purchase the car from. The air bag light is on.
The service writer said that since we did not buy the car from them, there would be a $94 charge for diagnostics, the repair itself would be covered under the airbag/seat belt warranty.
Has anyone else encountered this charge because you didn't buy the car there?
The dealer we bought from moved and it's now a real hassle for me to get the car there.
#3128 of 4149 Re: Pedal Vibrations on Brand New Tribute [glube23]
Aug 23, 2005 (8:04 pm)
i just got kicked in the rear, because of time i had to take vehicle to dealer (orange park, Fl.) cost $350. 66k and extended warranty of course has expired. I will check with other dealers in the area about the replacement cost.
#3129 of 4149 Re: battery light [97lude]
Aug 24, 2005 (11:03 am)
My 2002 ford focus has been in the shop for two weeks and they cannot find the problem. Did your battery light get fixed and what did they do?
#3130 of 4149 battery light
Aug 25, 2005 (5:16 am)
No the battery light has not been fixed. I am just delaying going to the dealer and paying the standard $400.00 charge to fix anything. My wife drives with the light on. Makes me feel like a real man when my wife has to drive a car with a potential problem. Our Excape also has the idle problem as well.
#3131 of 4149 Re: IAC:idling problem [escapenut]
Aug 25, 2005 (1:20 pm)
My daughter has a 2001 escape that will intermittently start but immediately die. At other times it starts fine, hot or cold. A local Ford dealer wants to flush injectors and put on new IAD, even though the car would not exhibit the problem while they had it. They quoted over $500!! I'm fairly handy and a new IAD costs about $60 so I'm going to replace it. Now the dumb question. Where is it and what does it look like? Her vehicle has about 55,000 miles on it.
#3132 of 4149 Re: 01 escape low miles - many problems+6 [aubry1]
Aug 25, 2005 (10:03 pm)
Well, I just got back from a long trip that ran the gas tank almost dry (the engine light was on the entire trip), but after filling up (in Arizona) the engine light went out and stayed off until I reached California again and filled up. It went on right after filling up and then went off after driving about 30 miles. I think it is the gas in California with their low emisions formula. Is anyone else that is having this problem from a state that requires low emission formula gas?
#3133 of 4149 Re: 01 escape low miles - many problems+6 [joeabecker]
Aug 26, 2005 (4:14 am)
I have an 04 Pacifica which my check engine light went on this week for the first time, I went to the dealer and he went straight to my gas tank cover. He tightened my gas cap and said most likely it was that but it would take about 2 days for the light to reset. Has not been two days so light has not come off yet. Not sure if it is truly the problem, we will see and post back. He said with most cars now a days they are extremely sensitive and this was a common issue. I have never experienced it before but who knows. Not sure if that helped.
#3134 of 4149 Re: Compass / External Temp Problem [mikezak]
Aug 26, 2005 (10:06 am)
I have the same problem with my temperature reading. I also wonder where the sensor is. I just read it and shake my head.
#3135 of 4149 Re: IAC:idling problem [escapenut]
Aug 27, 2005 (7:25 pm)
Great information. Where is the IAC on the motor?
#3136 of 4149 Re: IAC:idling problem [02tribute2]
Aug 29, 2005 (7:26 am)
The IAC is located on '01-'03 models on the top of engine (visible) near the air intake. It's an aluminum looking small cylinder with bolt attachments (2) with
an electrical connection. It takes all of 5-minutes to change. Undo the the two-bolts holding it in place, disconnect the electrical connector, take-off, reverse order to install.