My car is a 2008, Ford Explorer, which we bought used, with 8000 miles on it, in 2012. It now has almost 55,000.
Right after we bought it, it had a “no power” incident. Coming out of a store, the car was completely dead.
The dealer had it towed. Problem, they said, was the computer system, and a new one, or parts of one, were installed. No problems along that line since, till last Fall.
Labor Day weekend, coming home after a three hour drive, I turned down our street, and lost all power. I was able to coast to our driveway.
To be truthful, I think the repair shop pretty much was guessing, with no clear idea of the cause. They did replace the alternator.
Now, in the near future, we’re planning on a month-long, several thousand mile trip. I’m nervous about taking this car. Should I be?