So I bought a tractor a couple a weeks ago and I am towing it home and after a 3 hour ride I stop 2 miles from my home to fill up the tractor with diesel. When I start back up again and get going the CEL comes on in the truck, first time in the 3 years 9 months that I have owned it and it has 45,8xx miles.
So I read but do not clear the code, P0299, turbo underboost. Make an appt. at the local dealer and it turns out that I am about 1 month from it going out of warranty!!!
I get a call later in the day to find out not only are they replacing the turbo but the ICP, (Injector Control ???) and it has an oil leak even though there was never a drip on the ground, all covered. All in all about $3k worth of work. Very happy.
On the flip side, what happened to the US automakers turning out better products? I am a bit disheartened right now. We just got our 2008 GMC Acadia back from the shop that has 48k miles on it. We purchased it new and the transmission went out on it and while they had it they found that waterpump needed to be replaced and the bellows on the steering column was worn and leaking and the engine also had an oil leak. I mean, come on. This was a well maintained vehicle with only 48k miles and my F350 only had 45k and they both needed major work.
We switched from a BMW X5 to the Acadia after the trans went out in the X5 at 109k miles but I towed a race car with that vehicle and I made sure not to get a tow hitch on the Acadia so I wouldn't be tempted
So I am really making an effort to buy American but it would be a lot easier if I really could buy some quality products.