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FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

ERNEST D'ANDREA
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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by ERNEST D'ANDREA » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:07 am

I PAID $650 LAST YEAR TO HAVE MY THROTTLE BODY REPLACED BECAUSE OF SURGING.....FORD DEALER SAID IT HAD TO BE REPLACED..... AT 99,000 MILES
HOW DO I GET FORD TO REFUND MY $650....ARE THEY MAKING REFUNDS OR DID I GET RIPPED OFF BY MY DEALER........THEY NEVER MENTIONED CLEANING IT.

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:43 am

ERNEST D'ANDREA wrote:...HOW DO I GET FORD TO REFUND MY $650....
if you read ALL the post from page one to the end of this thread, the answer is right there,you will get your money back.

you need to fill the form(s) posted in the thread and contact your dealer to process it.
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by knowitall » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:07 am

ERNEST D'ANDREA wrote:I PAID $650 LAST YEAR TO HAVE MY THROTTLE BODY REPLACED BECAUSE OF SURGING.....FORD DEALER SAID IT HAD TO BE REPLACED..... AT 99,000 MILES
HOW DO I GET FORD TO REFUND MY $650....ARE THEY MAKING REFUNDS OR DID I GET RIPPED OFF BY MY DEALER........THEY NEVER MENTIONED CLEANING IT.
Well for $650 to replace something that only needed cleaning I would say you got ripped off. :x

Good news is that you should be reimbursed. :P

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:56 am

congratulations on the "white smoke", mr knowitall :lol:
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by knowitall » Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:33 am

Africa_FS_07 wrote:congratulations on the "white smoke", mr knowitall :lol:
Why? What are you smoking? And is it legal in Africa? :lol:

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by Africa_FS_07 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:52 am

was referring to the white smoke in Rome last week.

i don't smoke.
i wonder who "Voodoo Bob of the Dead Poets Society" is hounding now.....:mrgreen:

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by thegoldenhand » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:09 am

So after about a week after my visit to the dealership and having the service advisor file the paper work for my reimbursement, the check came in the mail today. i wasn't expecting it in the next 6-8 weeks as the sa mentioned but surprised it showed up today. i'd say the op should take the time to just go to the dealership and have the sa fill in the paper work for his reimbursement.

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by wildcat99 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:08 am

For those of you that have taken it to the dealer to have this service done (clean TB and reprogram PCM) - How do you tell if the PCM was actually reprogrammed?
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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by HHR » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:42 pm

I could tell they had reprogrammed mine because they left the OBD diagnostic port cover hanging off when I picked the car up.

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by wildcat99 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:00 pm

Thanks I'll look for that. Would the in-dash information be reset - for example the MPG reset and start averaging again?
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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by HHR » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:05 pm

No dash info or mpg averages were reset when they did the reflash.

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by wildcat99 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:26 pm

Hey, sure enough the port cover was left hanging open on mine too! A good sign they probably actually did reprogram the PCM. Thanks
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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by tmad » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:43 pm

My mileage had taken a dive over the last couple of months. Also noticed a periodic gasoline smell when starting in my garage. Took my 'Style and my letter back to the dealer today at approximately 75,000 miles. Also got the oil changed (old school: every 3,000 miles) and used a dealer coupon for fuel and air filter change for $99.00. Before service, had been averaging only 21-22 combined mpg. On my way home, per the computer, on mostly highway and interstate, mpg between 28-33! I'm feeling MUCH better now! Should make my $145.00 total bill back in gas savings in a couple months. Thanks to those who pressed Ford and the G to acknowledge the throttle body problem.
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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by idale » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:04 pm

Does anyone know how to get a copy of this letter? I just want to know since I am close on the mileage and if possible would love to replace it before it goes to pot when I am driving wiht my family in the car.

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Re: FORD EXTENDS WARRANTY ON THROTTLE BODY

Post by piratepress » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:14 am

idale wrote:Does anyone know how to get a copy of this letter? I just want to know since I am close on the mileage and if possible would love to replace it before it goes to pot when I am driving wiht my family in the car.
You could take it to the dealer and have them look it up by the VIN to see if it is eligible.
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