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#1 OFFLINE   AntDeek

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 05:39 PM

Do you guys know if any way I can speed up the failure of my brake booster on my 2013? I have a recall but ONLY if it fails before 10y and 150k miles.

I know as soon as I pass those standards my booster will fail. I want to expedite the process so I can have the recall performed.







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#2 OFFLINE   AntDeek

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 05:42 PM

I think its kinda bull that I have to wait for a failure and have a deadline or I have to pay out of my ass due to a design flaw and recall.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 06:08 PM

What makes you think it’s going to fail if it hasn’t failed by 10 yrs/150K miles?

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 06:56 PM

Probably the fact that they recalled the unit itself for replacement leads me to believe theres a legitimate issue. This is a recall not a TSB. Imagine losing braking power and resulting in manual braking on a 4000 pound SUV.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 07:29 PM

It’s still just an extended warranty and this problem only affects a small percentage of vehicles (relatively speaking). If yours hasn’t failed in 10 years or 150K miles then it obviously doesn’t have the defect.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:17 PM

I was under the assumption that it was most likely to happen after the warrantee period like most mechanical failures. Also if Im not mistaken it primarially affects AWD models?

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 08:29 PM

I was under the assumption that it was most likely to happen after the warrantee period like most mechanical failures. Also if Im not mistaken it primarially affects AWD models?

You know what they say about assumptions,.......

 

Where are you getting you information from to guide/steer your assumptions?

 

I'm keen to hear what the difference is on the AWD vehicles.



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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:06 PM

I was just wondering because I would hate to have it fail after the extended warrantee on a known problem, has anyone here had this recall done?

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:09 PM

Also, what if a family member who is inexperienced drives my vehicle and doesnt understand they would need to depress the pedal harder possibly get into an accident? I look at it as a safety concern as well.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 09:32 PM

Ok so you said Ford has a recall. Doesn’t that mean they have to change it for free? My F150 had a master cylinder recall and as soon as they got the new ones in they changed it. Could it be the 10 year, 150k is like a deadline and you have to get it in before that or your SOL For the repair?

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:46 PM

It’s not a recall, it’s an extended warranty.

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Posted 25 July 2018 - 10:46 PM

And there isn’t anything you can do to make it fail faster, so it’s a moot point. You should notice symptoms before braking is impaired.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 12:50 AM

^ This.  My brake booster showed symptoms but I was still able to decelerate and come to a complete stop numerous times over 2 days before I could get it to the dealer for the booster replacement.  There won't be a catastrophic failure that will cause an accident - at least I've never heard of one.

 

Initiating the circumstances to cause one to get a free booster replacement before a deadline is kinda' unprincipled in my book.



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 07:29 AM

It would be a recall if it had the potential to completely fail and cause an accident.  Instead, it's an extended warranty because it doesn't cause total failure and also because it doesn't happen often enough to affect the majority of owners.

 

And I agree with chefduane except that it's not just kinda unprincipled... it's total fraud to attempt to break something to get a free replacement.



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Posted 26 July 2018 - 11:04 AM

I see. Guess Im gonna have to wait it out and see.

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Posted 26 July 2018 - 01:21 PM

Its really not that big of a deal, you will just have to push on the pedal harder if it fails while you are driving- it'll still stop.

 

Replacing it isn't that big of a deal either, so there's no reason to fear replacing/paying for it yourself.  






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