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Old 03-25-2019, 12:03 PM   #1
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Georgetown Needs new Motor?

We have a Georgetown motor home with 16, 500 miles on it and needs a new motor, the motor is a 2009 and we purchased new 2011, we are being told by Ford to bad we will not help with the repairs, Triton / V10 Chassis model F53, any suggestions? need help please:
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We have a Georgetown motor home with 16, 500 miles on it and needs a new motor, the motor is a 2009 and we purchased new 2011, we are being told by Ford to bad we will not help with the repairs, Triton / V10 Chassis model F53, any suggestions? need help please:

Why does it need a new motor with only 16,500 miles on it? What's wrong with the current motor?
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:19 PM   #3
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Who is telling you it needs a new motor?
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I am missing something... a 2009 motor purchased new in 2011. Why would you think Ford should help?
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I wouldn't expect Ford to help, unless they gave you a 10-year warranty. If it's only got 16K miles on it that's an average of 2K miles per year. Those miles may have been accumulated regularly, under 200 miles per month, or on a few long trips with a lot of sitting in between trips. Either way, use like that is hard on engines - engines are made to be run!
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What is wrong with the current motor?
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I believe that he is referring to the 100000 mile drivetrain warranty that Ford offers on cars. Sorry to hear that they won't help. What is wrong with the engine? Can it be rebuilt or is the block damaged? Best of luck to you!
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Big George, I think we need a lot more explanation.

I'm trying to wrap my heard around exactly what this means:

"the motor is a 2009 and we purchased new 2011"

Do you mean "motorhome" instead of "motor" as that would make more sense to me. You purchased a new 2009 motorhome in 2011?

So now in 2019, "somebody" is telling you that you need an entire new engine? And you feel that it should be covered under the Ford powertrain warranty? That sounds sarcastic but not meant to be ...just trying to understand what you are asking.

I believe in 2009, the Ford powertrain warranty was 5 yr/60,000 miles. Therefore, you've exceeded the five years even though you only have put 16,500 miles on it. Warranties are usually expressed as "which ever comes first" so I don't think Ford has any obligation to cover it.

Again, can you explain exactly what the problem is and who it is that is telling you that it needs a new engine instead of just some repairs? Was there some catastrophic failure that happened and why did it happen?

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You know that if the engine is 2009 and is not placed in a motor home until 2010 and than sold 2011, and their is only 16,500 mile on the engine it's ok for it to fail
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v10 engine

Is this the Georgetown with the valve train issues, camshaft, lifters etc ? It seems like it should be making some unusual noises (loud ticking noises etc) if that is the case .



Very unusual for a motor with that few miles to have those issues unless it was run low on oil, wrong oil (too heavy) or a long time between oil changes or just plain manufacturer defect.
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It is very common for a chassis to be a year or 2 older than the finished model year.
2009 chassis/engine under a 2011 rig is quite normal.
Engine failure at 16,500 miles is not normal and would have been fully covered by warranty if, and that is the big IF, it was less than 5 years since purchase.
Since it was put into service over 5 years ago (8 years in fact) you are out of luck for standard warranty.
That said, if you can prove that 16,500 is the true mileage, and talk nice to your Ford dealer, you may get some help with a "goodwill" policy.
Worth a try, but remember, be nice, they hold the cards.
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PS. This is assuming you have serviced records to show it was not abused with extended oil change intervals.
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What is wrong with the current motor?
sure do wonder what is wrong with motor?:
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You know that if the engine is 2009 and is not placed in a motor home until 2010 and than sold 2011, and their is only 16,500 mile on the engine it's ok for it to fail
Big George, tell us why and how it failed.
Lots of people out here that may be able to help if they know more.
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