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Old 08-22-2019, 09:08 PM   #1
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Ford E450 Chassis Powertrain Control Module Failure

We bought a 2019 Leprechaun 319mb which is on the Ford E450 chassis this past February. We have made 4 trips in it so far. It still has less than 5,000 miles on it. Unfortunately when returning from our last trip the engine shut down at a traffic light when we got of the expressway to get dinner. Had to have it towed to a local Ford dealer in (Brighton Ford). They diagnosed it as a Powertrain Control Module (PCM) failure, and replaced the module. Just picked it up Monday and it started up and ran the hour home with no problems. The issue I have is that the tech at the dealership couldn't really give me a reason as to why the PCM failed, and now in the back of my mind I can't help but wonder what is wrong with the coach that caused it. Has anyone had a issue with the PCM or any other control modules in their newer coach? Or does anyone have an idea of what could have caused the PCM to fail?

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Old 08-22-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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Worked as a mechanic for 40+ years and through training and experience found that major component failure early in a vehicles life is usually caused by a cold solder joint somewhere on a board.
Next up was pin pushed back in a terminal socket followed by corrosion in a plug or socket.
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Old 08-27-2019, 10:36 AM   #3
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Some parts out of thousands are not going to perform well. It the nature of the beast. I bought a brand new Patriot, the dealer had to replaced the front disk brakes during the first 2,000 miles. No problems after that. It happens.
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Old 08-29-2019, 06:52 PM   #4
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I would say it just occasionally happens. A bad part slipped through. I asked my Ford dealer how many they have replaced and said they average 2-3 a year across all the vehicle lines. So not a super common issue.

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