Jul 20 2007
So my ignition system on the 2003 Ford Focus ZX3 is working again, after spending $423 and 90% of my day waiting to get it fixed. The folks at Economy Lock and Key did a good job of cleaning most of the metal shavings off of the car floor, though I had to reposition the upper hood assembly just a little, and they used a Ford ignition kit (SW-6285/5S4Z-11582-BB), which may not be the best solution if it’s going to cause the same thing to happen again in a couple of years. They weren’t quite as nice to me financially as I’d hoped, charging me about $40 more than originally quoted for the part and an hours more labor, but considering it too most of their day too, I’m not going to be too hard on them. On the other hand, I am signing up to be part of the class action lawsuit here in California, being pursued by the law firm, Fazio | Micheletti. I had a lot better things to do with my day than spend it waiting for my car to get fixed, for a problem that was just cheap parts.