posted on Jun, 3 2021 @ 09:54 AM
My wife has a 2015 Ford Fusion. We bought it used and it was in very good shape. Clean, low mileage and we got a good deal on it. It had 34,000 on
it, but it's her everyday work car and she drives 80 miles round trip, plus we've taken it to visit my oldest son in Texas several times, which is a
bit over 900 miles from where we live, so it now has 154,000. We made the last payment on it last month and I jokingly said, "You know as soon as we
pay it off, it's gonna blow up"
Should have kept my mouth shut.
About 2 weeks ago, it starts acting weird. It starts and runs, but will just die going down the street [ thankfully it never did it on the highway ].
It would restart with no problem and then run fine for a couple of days and then do it again. So, into the shop it goes. To make a long infuriating
story short, it needs a new engine.
At 154,000 miles.
The mechanic said he called Ford to figure out why and they told him basically " we don't know, it just happens on some of them". Problem is, the
percentage of bad engines is not high enough to force Ford into a recall, so if it goes, it's your ass in the fire.
Got the call yesterday that it's ready to go. I asked "how much ? [ they had given me an estimate before but I wanted to know just how much this
was gonna hurt ].
The engine comes with a full warranty and all that jazz, but I still wanna know what the hell went wrong on an engine with only 154,00, that's been
well maintained, but Ford just shrugs and says I dunno. I told her that when we get it back drive the sh** out of it and if the least little
thing goes wrong, somebody is getting a free colonoscopy courtesy of my boot.
Feel free to add any expletives you can imagine you'd use in this situation because I can promise I've used every one and even made up a few new