I hadn’t engaged it even once since I took delivery of it
I’m not saying this to make you feel bad, but more of a cautionary tale to folks in the future who might see this thread.
At each successive generation, some helpful user posted up a “what to check on day 1” thread. I used that list in 2017 when I went to sign the papers, and I was 90 minutes JUST inspecting the truck, not including the over 30 minute test drive. I did both a pre drive inspection and a post test drive inspection, including crawling under the truck, taking pictures, feeling around for leaks, using my high lumen flashlight, etc, etc., etc. I tested 4a, full throttle take offs in 2h, 4a, 4hi and even got some 4lo time.
I get scoffed at by the starbucks crowd for being “such an àsshole” but I also didn’t suffer any unexpected failures on the drive home, or immediately after. Could I have? Absolutely. Did I reduce the chance of an unexpected error? Yes. Everything on the truck worked as expected, no surprises. I come from a long and distinguished line of
cheapskates. At the time, the downpayment on the Rap was the biggest personal check I’d ever written. So it was with great care that I spent my time at the stealership.
I think @GordoJay
is right, this was likely not working from the jump.
Guys/Gals/Other: You’re dropping 80k plus on a well crafted and QA’d truck, but let’s be honest - Ford makes more than their fair share of peasant mobiles. Mistakes happen, and if you don’t want to be surprised by a failure, put in the time to go over the vehicle thoroughly before agreeing to drive home in the new ride. It is ALWAYS your right to get them to fix the vehicle BEFORE taking it home on their time, not yours. Even if you pre-ordered, you haven’t made the purchase yet.
An honest dealer is not going to balk at you doing a pre drive home inspection - they want you to be happy with the transaction so you’ll come back and buy more stuff. If they’re trying to rush you off the lot, that’s “clueful information” and you should be even more thorough.