Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Problems and Questions Forum' started by TMart, Aug 19, 2020.
Looks like a happy ending is about to happen.
I didn't get her back on Friday - the dealer is a little gun shy given some other issues they've had to solve for me over the past couple months - so, the service manager wanted to take extra time testing everything out on Saturday. Anyway, I wasn't available yesterday, but I did pick her up today. The drive to work was fine - hopefully, this is the last of it! thanks everyone.
In case anyone is still following this... the 4x4 error came back a week after I picked up the Raptor. The new transfer case did not solve the problem. The error, along with getting kicked out of 4A to 2 has only happened once in a week and a half, but this morning, I received the dreaded "Charging System" error while temporarily losing power at an intersection. This truck is cursed.
The dealer is picking it up tomorrow and will drop off a loaner.
That’s disappointing. Your truck has gremlins and as we all know, vehicles with gremlins generally don’t improve with age. Electronic gremlins are by far the worst.
I wish it had worked out differently.
Electronic gremlins are the worst. IIRC, you've been out of service for all but a month since May 1st. When did you buy it? Can you still make Ford buy it back? If you want a Ford after all this, there are still some Raptors available on lots. Don't count on 2021s being available, even 2022 will be pushing it, although with the TRX, Ford may push it ... and that's not a good thing.
That sucks big time, has to be a harness problem somewhere giving problems. Wiring is the toughest to figure out, especially if you have a lazy inexperienced tech.
I had a feeling the transfer case wasn’t root cause, but I didn’t want to say anything on the slim chance that it would resolve the issue.
The truck is not cursed; your dealer is misdiagnosing they issue. I would recommend you ask the Service Manager what is being done to ensure the issue is properly diagnosed this time around. Is the technician competent? Has the dealer opened a case with Ford Technical Assistance (Tech Hotline)?
Thanks everyone. I'll talk to the dealer service manager as advised and let you know. The owner is a good guy, so I'm going to give him a heads up to see if he has any solutions. And by the way, I ran across my original "oil change" invoice when this all started - this debacle started in early April, not May!! It's been even longer that I thought. So depressing.
Picked up my Raptor today. I'm told it was a bad ground wire connection between the passenger side of the engine and frame. Hopefully, this is case closed...
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