Well, I just got back from three days at a Freightliner Service center (and I'll just say in the NW). I have to say I just haven't been impressed with FL shops after visiting two (one for parts and the other for actual work).
My problem has existed since I bought the coach used. The cruise wouldn't disengage when I step on the brake (fun!
). So I really wanted this fixed. I tried getting the guys at two different Cummins Coach Care places to look. The first just said it's chassis, go to FL. This time they looked, found a disconnected wire, tried it, and then it messed up the brake lights/turn signals and they put it all back the way it was and said go to FL. So I did.
After three days, 15 hours of labor labor later, they said we can't figure out the brake lights. And put it all back the way it was, made me pay $1750, and I had the exact same issue. They could get the cruise to disengage, but then if I used a turn signal, all my tail lights blinked (including brakes--remember, turn signals are separate amber from the brake/tail which are red). If I depressed the brake, my right turn signal came on steady too.
I just don't think this should be that hard to diagnose as a trained technician. I'm left with a very sour taste. To be fair, they discounted the labor rate from $150/hr to $100...but with tax, etc. it was still a major bite. What have been your experiences...I've been pretty darn pleased with the Cummins Coach Care shops.
Very frustrated...and I still can't disengage my cruise with the brakes.