While spending the weekend in Western MD, my 8 month old Ford Edge broke down on me. I located and call the nearest Ford Dealership (Schaeffer) to tell them what had happened and what icons came on the dash when my vehicle lost power. At 4:00 p.m., no one answered the phone at that dealership. So, I called home to Apple Ford and spoke to David, explained to him what had happened and the situation I was in (Saturday evening, out of town, new vehicle broke down, nearest dealership closed already) and then asked if he thought it would be okay to drive it home (approximately 250 miles). David very sincerely told me no, that he would not be comfortable with telling me to do that and to please just wait it out until Monday to bring it to Schaeffer Ford. He said he would feel better if they looked at it first, ran diagnostics and take the appropriate action before I drove it that long of a distance. So, I took his advice and waited until Monday. THANK YOU DAVID!
Monday morning, called Schaeffer Ford told them that I needed to bring my new Edge in for service and explained why. The Service Advisor that I spoke too was rude, arrogant, nasty and told me
Schaeffer Ford Service Advisor: "Yeah, bring it in. I might have time to get to it in a few days"
Me: " Ahhhh, a 'few'days?"
Schaeffer Ford Service Advisor: "Yep, that's what I said"
Me: "Ahhh, okay well I have to get home today. Do you have a loaner/rental for me?"
Schaeffer Ford Service Advisor: "Ford ain't obligated to give you a loaner"
Me: "Ahhh, this is a 'new' vehicle and it's still under warranty, especially since I bought the 100,000 mile/10 year extended warranty. Yes, I do believe Ford 'is' obligated to give me a loaner.
Schaeffer Ford Service Advisor: "Nope, you're wrong"
Me: "Okay, I think I'll check into that a little further. And in the meantime, I'll bring my vehicle down to you (reluctantly at this point)"
I then called back to Apple Ford and spoke to Curtis. Explained (again) to him what had happened and how I had been treated. Curtis was disturbed and told me to take my vehicle down there, use my authoritative voice and to tell this rude dude exactly what I want him to do "Run the diagnostics, read the codes, then replace the throttle body (whatever that is - lol). And if he gets nasty with you again, call me back and I'll speak to him" THANK YOU CURTIS!
Following that phone call, I called the group that handles warranties/extended warranties. They (Rudy) confirmed that I 'was' entitled to a loaner/rental and that Schaeffer Ford was absolutely wrong in telling me different. Again, Rudy told me exactly what to say and do and that if I had any further issues to please call him back and let him know. THANK YOU RUDY!
Brought my vehicle to Schaeffer Ford and they did eventually fix it (had to replace the throttle body - fancy that - lol). While there, I told them that I had made a few more calls and confirmed that Ford 'will' provide me with a loaner/rental if they were going to have my vehicle for more than 1 day! THANK YOU AGAIN RUDY! The looked a bit surprised that I told them that and then responded by saying "Well, let's cross that bridge when we get to it." Nope, let's address it right now because I need to get home today ... either in 'my' vehicle or 'your' loaner. Schaeffer Ford ended up fixing 'my' vehicle that day and I made it home that night.
To sum this all up, THANK YOU APPLE FORD SERVICE! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!! And Schaeffer Ford - YOUR SERVICE ADVISORS need some SERIOUS training in customer service, attitude adjustments, behaviors and manners! GOOD LUCK WITH TRYING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN ...
Other notes: They did not use paper floor mats or plastic protection on the seats. Did not bring the vehicle to me when I went to pick it up. Handed me the keys and said here ya go. Had to go out and search for it. Found it 'way' at the back of the building.
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