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#1219 of 1943 advance track problems
Jan 24, 2004 (5:18 pm)
my 2003 aviator advance track has turned off about 10 times in my 1st 2400 miles. Then it feels like the abs lock up. Has been to hempstead lincoln in NY 3 times. They are not helpfull, at all. Said they had no problem with it. Did 90 miles on my aviator the 3time, and did not put gas back in my suv. Told them i bought the suv because it is very safe. I dont wnat my 2 kids in the car when the breaks lock up when advance track goes off. It says check advance track.
Jan 25, 2004 (8:28 am)
So take it to another dealer. Probably just a sensor.
Jan 25, 2004 (11:44 am)
Do any of you remember where the incentives maxed out on the Aviator in 2003? The current incentive on the 2004's is 3,000 and I am curious if they ever went to four or five on the 03's last year and in what months did that happen?
The current $3,000 incentive ends on March 31.
If I have to wait until April to get a RWD Ultimate with the class III trailer hitch, I'm thinking I might also be in luck with a bigger incentive from Ford Motor Company.
#1222 of 1943 Incentives
Jan 25, 2004 (11:54 am)
I got $5K off in November and I think there was an extra $1K if you financed with FMC. That's as high as they got around here, but it varies by geographic region. Some may have gotten $6K.
I don't expect it to get that high again but you never know.
Jan 25, 2004 (1:38 pm)
I found the production date and it was 6/03. So i guess mine wasn't a late 2003. In either case, it still doesn't have the whine or seat issue. It does have the advance trac warning issue/abs brakes thing.
I really like the truck. I was thinking about the Hummer first, even before the lease prices for them went down (currently like 600 a month now). But you get more options in the Aviator for the same price, not to mention more practical.
My 2003 Aviator had 920 miles on it when i picked it up new from the dealer. It was a Golf Show car lent out to an LPGA professional to have for a few weeks. The MSRP on it was $53,135. I got a $7000 rebate, and an additional $5000 because it had miles on it. I put about 2k down and leased it at $39,000 (3%). I pay $497/month =).
#1224 of 1943 advance trac fault.....
Jan 25, 2004 (2:11 pm)
Next time it faults, don't turn it off, and take it into the dealer with the fault message still one. They can then more easily download an error code and diagnose it. If they drove it 90 miles, at least they were attempting to get it to fault. IT would be nice if they replaced the gas, but I know of no dealer who will.
I had to leave a Continental with a service manager for about 2 weeks so that he could find a "funny noise" it made for me. He used it as his daily driver until it did it, and then he indeed found the problem.
In a perfect world, mechanics could find everything our machines do and fix them, but it's just not that easy, and the world just isn't that perfect.
And neither are our cars, sadly.
#1225 of 1943 jmez44 Chrome
Jan 26, 2004 (10:16 am)
The chrome wheels were an $800 option that you had to purchase to get the $300 tire pressure monitoring system. The 03 Aviators without the chrome wheels didn't have the TPMS. The 04's were to have the TPMS standard and you didn't have to purchase the chrome wheels if you didn't want to.
By the way, the TPMS does work very well.
#1226 of 1943 TP monitoring
Jan 26, 2004 (11:06 am)
From what I understand the NHTSA mandated direct pressure monitors that tend to give false alarms in very cold weather. The industry wanted to use the cheaper indirect monitors that don't suffer the same problem but the NHTSA wouldn't let them. So now we have more expensive systems that don't work as well. What else would you expect from a government agency.
Jan 26, 2004 (9:05 pm)
You are right, it was an $795 option on my truck. I just didn't see any other 2003's with them on the lot, only the 2004s. So i assumed it was an option only on the 2004s or late availabilty on the 2003s. And here i thought mine was "special" or "late production" I guess neither =( LOL.
Oh yeah, and that tire pressure gauge works well. It picked it up right away with the cold weather we have been experiencing in the East these days.
Jan 27, 2004 (9:53 am)
I can verify that the tire pressure monitoring system does give false readings in very cold weather, which we have had in abundance in the Northeast. Once the tires warm up, the warning abates.