Damage Within 3 Months
Hello!! I have a car repair question, and wasn't sure where to direct it. We currently own a 2006 Ford Escape. It passed inspection 3 months ago in September, but the other day, the "Check Engine" light came on. After bringing it in to the dealership, we were told there was a problem with the electrical system, and it would cost approx. $5,000 for repairs. I understand that it is a 13 year old car, but would it really need that much repair work, after just passing inspection 3 months ago?
I suggest going to autozone and using their OBD2 scan tool. It will pull up codes to whatever is going on with the car. That dealer is full of BS $5,000? LOL. Autozone or other autoshops if you park there you have to give them a refundable deposit to use their tool since I guess people kept stealing them in the past. OBD2 reader will do wonders for you.
Yeah theyre full of crap
First mistake. Going to a dealer.
Try to describe any problems and have the trouble codes read. Post them here and don't take the advice of the idiots at Autozone. They sell parts but most guys there don't have a clue about repairs.