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Unhappy warranty repair information

It's been 2 years now since I traded my 2014 Mustang GT for my current 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. Although I really like and enjoy the Crosstrek, I find myself really missing the GT. In order to maybe ease my yearning, I am trying to find out if the buyer of that GT had problems with it. Internet records show 2 warranties claimed during 2019, one being for rust and one being for "drivetrain". Is there any FREE way to determine the nature of the drivetrain issue with that car?

About 2 weeks prior to the trade I cranked the engine one afternoon at which time there was a rather loud tick (first occurrence in 50K miles). The tick had stopped by the time I arrived back home (24 miles). I was totally spooked which drove me to trade 2 weeks later. The car had other annoying issues such as squawking front LCA bushings, a radio that wouldn't stay on station and an annoying exhaust drone. Those were indeed somewhat annoying but not justification to dump the car.

Let me know if I can find out its specific drivetrain issue so I can either keep kicking myself for getting rid of it or be thankful that I did.

BTW the VIN is 1ZVBP8CFXE5332554.



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IMHO, Ford has some real QA issues.....IMHO, it was best to get rid of it.....


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IMHO, Ford has some real QA issues.....IMHO, it was best to get rid of it.....
I used to be really hyped about getting a new 2019 GT but there's too much on the internet about those 5.0 engines and their serious issues. I'd be wary of a 2020 model since Ford doesn't seem to be very quick about coming up with definitive solutions. IMHO with the introduction of the beefed up 4 cyl Ecoboost (320 hp?) I am guessing that the future of the 5.0 might be in question. Any more many of the really "cool" cars seem to come with a juiced up turbo-driven 2.0 liter engine. I hate that! I'm a V8 child of the 60s!!!

<Don't ask why I'm currently driving a very unjuiced up Crosstrek 2.0. Long story....)


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I don't think the 5.0 is going away, but what I do see IMHO, is Ford (like Chev Corvette) will be going back to the pushrod engine.....as has been publicly stated by the head of GM engine (Corvette).we can get the same power, reliability, same MPG at a lower RPM...


so much for the "text books" of the past decade or 2....it's really going to put some millineals into a tailspin (GRIN)

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My 2018 is a lot better car than the 2014 I traded. Ford seems to have stepped up the quality a little.

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I don't think there is any way you can get more specific warranty/repair information on a car that you do not own, except maybe contact the dealer who did the work, who most likely won't tell you anything; or the new owner, who will think you are some kind of stalker.

but thanks for making me feel better about keeping my 2010 (for now) which is developing some annoying clunks and rattles but is still rock-solid reliable at 105K miles

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I don't think there is any way you can get more specific warranty/repair information on a car that you do not own, except maybe contact the dealer who did the work, who most likely won't tell you anything; or the new owner, who will think you are some kind of stalker.
Yep that sums it up. I'll never know what the drivetrain issue was. I can only assume that it had to do with that loud tick I experienced on one occasion. I used to dread oil changes since it seems that those ticks surfaced afterward especially after the first oil change. I would just keep my fingers crossed when I cranked with the new oil. So I figure that a latent defect was probably in the throws if raising its ugly head.


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I find the comments in this post downright hilarious!!

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...as I look out the window at my almost 15 year old Mustang GT with ticking, clunking, squawking, squealing, squeaking, whistling, wheezing parts all still hanging together through daily commutes of 18 miles one way at up to 80 mph...

If one gets this uptight about taking a chance on a repair in the future, warrantied or not, one needs to stay away from high performance cars or maybe cars of any sort, and learn to love Uber.


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...as I look out the window at my almost 15 year old Mustang GT with ticking, clunking, squawking, squealing, squeaking, whistling, wheezing parts all still hanging together through daily commutes of 18 miles one way at up to 80 mph...
OK I'm glad you're happy with what sounds like a POS. I wouldn't tolerate what you are describing. But that's me.

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If one gets this uptight about taking a chance on a repair in the future, warrantied or not, one needs to stay away from high performance cars or maybe cars of any sort, and learn to love Uber.
Well, how clever and insightful here! You and your fans seem to be OK with mediocrity. I live my life shunning mediocrity and minimizing regret. Try it. You'll be happier!


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