Originally Posted by HONDAMAN174
Actually, it’s on the dealer that sold it to you. Extended warranty doesn’t kick in until 30 days and/or they have received the first three payments.as long as it gets fixed and not a dime out of you
Yeah....I was absolutely NOT aware of this. I missed it in my reading of the paperwork and...
...I'm a lawyer. Horribly embarrassing to have not known this tidbit.
Legally speaking (at least in my state, to the best of my knowledge, this is NOT my area of expertise), it was not on the dealer either as we bought "as-is" which means the wheels could have literally fallen off after we drove off the lot and it would have been on us. BUT, we bought from a dealer that basically owns the entire new/used car market in that town (and one in ours) and they do have a good reputation.
At first they were hesitant, but once it got up the ladder to the sales manager he was very cooperative, had it towed to his dealership, paid for the tow to the local dealer and then 30 more miles to his, fixed it free, gave us a loaner, etc., etc.
There is actually a class-action lawsuit currently pending against Ford for using defective master cylinders on the F150 from 2015-2018. They recalled the 13 and 14's for the problem, but kept using the same damn part! And obviously, giving the sheer number of F150's on the road and the number that have had the master cylinder blow, it's probably been cheaper for the company to fix them on a one at a time basis than do more recalls. Still, they're fools to ever sell a used F150 without thoroughly checking that part. Which is probably why they were so accommodating.
But, the important thing is, it's fixed, cost us only some inconvenience, and now it's a matter of finding a weekend we can go USE our trailer!