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April 2, 2013, 1:54 pm

Bonnie R

Question: Check engine lamp is on and car won't start?

Car dead in water right now and at the dealer ship awaiting engine wire harness. What does this mean to my relatively new car that has been perfectly maintained? Is this an unusual occurence?

April 7, 2013, 8:49 am

Ron W
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Sounds like a major electrical issue. And that isn't very common on such a new vehicle. But sometimes harnesses do have issues that take a while to show up. I'd need more information on the repair to tell you why it is being changed and which harness it is.

Hopefully the dealer is covering some of the cost for you. If not, you could ask for some "good will" assistance from them or the factory. There is money that the factory can use to help consumers who are out of warranty (but not too far out) and have a major failure. Its there to help keep consumer loyalty to the product line and is called "good will".

They are not required to give any of it out, but in many cases they will for consumers who have maintained their vehicle but still end up with an expensive repair just outside the warranty period.

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