I had gas gauge not working; central locking not working except driver door and all rear lights out (brakes, turn, running lights, courtesy lights, etc.). Various repair places including Ford dealer said to replace fuel sensor, replace 4 separate door lock motors, etc. Ford dealer did the recall repair for cruise control - did nothing for other problems. Took my car home after their bill would be almost $700 and they did NOT test the Rear Electronic Control Module. Found the correct one on line used - ordered and installed in about 10 minutes (Ford said 3 hours). Everything works again.
The brake lights, etc. Are a safety issue and Ford should repair these defective modules. They refuse so far.
I recently had a brake light out. It needed a new electronic module for $500 which I had the Ford dealership install. Now the (brakes. ABS, traction control) lights come on which requires a new module for $800, The rear doors which are electrically operated don't work and require new modules for $1350 and the keyless entry doesn't work and requires $250 to fix. I'm just a poor man and can't afford to fix every electronic module and switch in the car. Why are they all failing and with such shoddy components does Ford think that I will be loyal to Ford?
Does the electronic module have anything to do with the actual braking, traction contol, or ABS operation or does it just turn the lights on (in this case faulty) i.E. Do I HAVE to fix it?[/Quote]
Monday, December 28th, 2009 AT 4:31 PM