My 2011 Fusion only has 60k miles and the extended warranty expired in May 2018. All of a sudden, couple of days ago, the break would go all the way to the floor and the car would barely stop. I was luckily in a parking lot. The dash had the wrench symbol and also brake system warning and Service Advancetrac. Occasionally, there would be some sounds coming from the dash but no lights, until this incident.
The dealer ran some diags and says that the ABS ECU and ABS HCU need to be replaced. The verbiage is
REPLACE THE ABS ECU AND THE ABS HCU MODULE , REPROGRAM AND CALIBRATE THE ABS ECU AND ABS HCU MODULE , ABS SERVICE BLEED AND ABS MANUAL BRAKE BLEEDING PROCEDURE
RETRIEVE HISTORY DTC U3000:49 , C0001:49 , C0022:1D , AND C0022:49 FROM THE ABS MODULE ( ABS , TCS , AND BRAKE BOOSTER SOLENOID INTERNAL FAULT ).
The dealer says the parts alone cost $2200 and labr another $800. Huge bill.
Should i contact Ford Customer Care and explain the extended warranty and ask for a discount? Also, is it better to get this done at a local shop instead of the dealer?