On its first (early) oil change, a Ford dealer tech made a small hole in the oil filter causing a slow leak and it took about a month before I noticed oil on the garage floor due to the aerodynamic cover under the engine. Luckily, I noticed it at all and put a new filter on myself and topped the oil level (1.5 quarts low). While underneath the car I found transmission fluid leaking from the transmission housing and pointed it out to (a different) dealer at the next oil change. The cover and the undercarriage of our "new" car is still soaked with oil despite my attempts to clean it up.
A few weeks ago I dropped the car off so the transmission could be re-sealed. Also asked for repair of what sounds to be like a bad half shaft or bearing popping on the driver's side at low speeds, of course dealer could not duplicate. Dealer turned the car quickly and all seemed fine with the transmission nonetheless.
Last Wednesday, I was on the way to the store at 9:30 PM, the car made a "pop" noise from the left side under the hood and immediately lost power. The "stop safely now" and triangle illuminated on the ip and the car stalled and would not re-start. I called roadside assistance and they picked the car up on a flatbed.
The dealer called Thursday and stated that the car had blown a 125 amp fuse and they were looking for the root cause. Dealer called Friday and reported that they had ordered over $6,000 worth of electrical components, including the A/C compressor. Said they think the A/C compressor shorted out and took several other components with it as well. Isn't the purpose of a fuse to protect electrical components?
I asked if the car would ever be the same and how long the repairs might take because I am paying for a rental every day it is in the shop. The service writer was personable, but could not really give me an answer and said he'd call when more information becomes available.
Has anyone else's car ever blown the 125 amp fuse? Is this car doomed? Can it be fixed or should I seek help from Ford or legal aid? What has happened to quality at Ford? My 2013 f-150 Lariat 4X4 has been pretty bad with numerous warranty visits, including leaks, but it never died on the road and left me stranded.
This Fusion Hybrid appears to be a lemon and I'm not comfortable with my wife driving it if we ever get it back from the dealer. Really disappointed because I have owned several good Ford trucks and have recommended many Ford products to friends and neighbors.
Anyone been in this situation? Advice?
Edited by txags99, 29 March 2015 - 11:53 PM.