2015 Ford F-150: First Service and Fix-Its Cost Us Two Bills
July 31, 2015
In between the 2015 Ford F-150's return from Boise and my own trip to retrieve our 2015 Audi A3, I brought the truck to Santa Monica Ford for its first service. The first service calls for a tire change and oil rotation at 10,000 miles. We also needed to fix the rear seat release and order a new lens cover for the side mirror.
A few times in the last month, we've also seen the parking brake light in the instrument panel trigger while the truck was in motion. That was on our fix-it list, too. I pulled into the dealer at noon on a Thursday to drop it off.
I met with a service advisor and walked him through the problem areas. He told me the oil change and tire rotation would be finished that day, but that replacement parts, if needed, would take longer. I hitched a ride back to the office and waited for the advisor's report.
He called back four hours later with the verdict. Normal service was completed, but the necessary parts to fix the other problems weren't in stock. The falsely-illuminating parking brake light was a known problem, so the dealer special-ordered a new parking brake module. Our advisor also ordered a new handle for the rear seat. Both parts are covered under warranty.
We had to buy the turn signal cover, which would ship sooner than the other items, but we decided to wait two weeks and get everything fixed at once.
Oil filter: $6.99
5W20 oil (7 quarts): $28.77
Oil disposal: $3.11
Mirror cover + tax: $148.20