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I have been taking my car back and forth to the dealer for this same rumbling noise/hisitation for the past half year. Finally I was rolling down the highway at 70mph in a nice 80 degree day when all of a sudden the car just quit. I was coming back from church with my pregnant wife and 2 year old girl. I had to pull over and stop. The car would start but would not catch idle, so I had to leave my wife and kid on the highway, and run to find help in my church clothes. I crossed two creeks, jumped a fence, climbed rocks, over a wooden beam, and walk across a large aprking lot after running about a mile on the highway to get to a nearby church. It was an adventure to say the least.
Well now the dealer says the car is running even though he said the tech did hear a wierd noise (laboring fuel pump) when he started it. They cannot duplicate the problem. I will not take this POS back again until it is fixed. I cannot let me ar especially my family drive, or ride in the Ford in disquise. What can I do? I have 59K miles and an extended warranty. So far the warranty is only worth the free tow to the dealer. I am even more pissed because the dealer knew there was something wrong before but because they couldn't find it my vulnerable family and I were stuck on the side of the road anyway. My wife is due any day now, and if this had happend while her water broke I would be on this six o'clock new today. If they have to duplicate it to fix it, it may not duplicate it again for a month. I will turn the POS in by Friday if they don't fix it. I had better reliability in my 88 mr2 which I traded in for this so-called reliable Japanese POS. Unless things change Subaru
it could be your altinator cause my friends trailblazer had the same problem and GMC said it was the altinator. also find out what your states lemon law is because in hawaii he was able to get the entire loan amount paid off and about 18k to take home. so he basically used the car for 2 years for free and got paid.
I had something like this once with an Acura, and it turned out to be the key cylinder. Driving down the road in the middle of nothing, and suddenly it quits. It would start OK then quit right away, over and over. Finally I figured out that when I was letting go of the key, that was somehow causing a loss of electrical contact. I ended up duct taping the key in place to simulate hand pressure, just to drive home.
Also, pls answer the guy above, what year and model?