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Ford F250 recall advice

Asked by Ken Dollerly

The Ford F250 I bought new in 2002 developed an intermittent engine problem in 2006 when it would just cut out. The dealer diagnosed the problem as a camshaft position sensor, which was replaced at a cost of $690 and solved the problem. But Ford Australia has recently contacted me with a recall advice on the vehicle. They have advised me that the camshaft position sensor could fail and the engine may unexpectedly stall. Here is my dilemma. As I have already had the faulty unit replaced should I return the vehicle and replace the current unit and do you think Ford would reimburse me for the cost of replacing the first unit. I have the original service record for the replacement of the unit. Both the recall advice and the original invoice are enclosed. I have not spoken to Ford at this stage.

Answered by CarsGuide

5 Apr 2012 Graham Smith

Take it in as requested, even though you had the sensor replaced in 2006. It could be that Ford has an updated part that was developed since 2006 when they originally replaced yours. You don't know what part was used back then, it could simply have been another part of   the sort that fails. You should take advantage of the offer of a new sensor. But at the same time Ford has acknowledged that there is a problem with the sensor, which should put you in the box seat to have the cost of replacing the sensor back in 2006 reimbursed. I would   work through the dealer, and have him make a request of Ford for the money to be paid back.

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