Ford Motor Complaint - 2004 E450 transmission replacement
We left on Sunday for our two week trip along the coast of CA and OR. We had been looking forward to this trip for two years as we had to custom order our motorhome (Lazy Daze) and it took 6 months to build at a cost of $70,000. We had also saved for a 2004 Jeep Wrangler which we tow behind the motorhome. We got as far as Pacifica, CA (about 450 miles) and we began having FORD (ick) problems. We stopped at a stop sign and the trans just spun, no go. After shifting into different gears a few times, we finally got it going. We parked at a nice RV park on the ocean and called several Ford dealers in the area and found that the only place we could have the motorhome looked at was in Half Moon Bay (where we had just come from). We called them and made an appt to have them look at it the next morning. We took it there and they, of course, couldn't find anything wrong.
We continued on our trip. We took the road out of Half Moon Bay towards San Jose and made it to the bottom of the hill and the first stop sign (about 25 miles)..... same problem. We unhooked the Jeep and started back to Half Moon Bay (my husband followed in the Jeep). We got to the Ford dealer and they drove it again and low and behold, WE NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION!
Half Moon Bay has only about 100 campsites and we are there the 4th of July weekend. What are our chances of getting a site. The Ford dealer won't let us stay on their lot. We left the motorhome at the dealer yesterday, Thursday, and drove the Jeep home. They hope to get a transmission today, Friday (the 1st), or Tuesday. We will go back up and continue our vacation after it is repaired.
We are now back at home for the 4th of July weekend and I am so pissed I can't stand it. I don't know if we have any recourse with Ford. If we had had an option on what our motorhome was built on, it would not have been FORD!!!!