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Old 03-23-2010, 02:12 PM   #11
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He should get a replacement car. Doesn't matter if he was an idiot about installing the system or not, shops shouldn't use the remote start. Most likely if you are bringing your car to the shop you have a problem with it. My dad works with a guy who had remote start and went out to a seized engine one day because it had been leaking oil. Had he been in the seat and manually started it he could have prevented this from happening. A mechanic doesn't know what might happen when he starts the car so he should have to be right there with the car when its started. I don't care what brand of car the guy has or anything else, the dealership owes him a new car.
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But, what if the mechanic accidentally pressed the button? That is the only unclear part in this thing.

Though, like I said before. When you install a remote start, if you bypass the safeties, then accidents that happen when a vehicle is started like that are your fault. Plus, the remote start should have a kill switch that prevents the remote start from working. A person should always turn that on before they bring a vehicle to someone else.

No, a mechanic should not use a remote start. That is just lazy, and I wouldnt trust a mechanic to WORK on a car if he cannot do the work of walking to it and turning the key. For these kind of things, it should only be natural. Good service should never be taken out of the service industry.

Still this guy created an unsafe condition on his vehicle that the mechanic was not aware of. That would be like Toyota suing anyone who gets in an accident with a Toyota due to unintended acceleration. You cannot hold someone responsible for a defect you create. Everyone wants to hold Toyota responsible for defects they created in a vehicle, you need to hold consumers, installers, and shade-tree mechanics to the same standards.

His insurance will total the car out, pay him the replacement cost minus his deductible, (which may or may not cover what he has left on his loan), and then he is on his own finding a new car. A good dealership will make sure to give him a good deal on a replacement, but IMO, they have no responsibility to pay for something he caused.
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One of our sister forums GTCars.ca found some cool pics of the car. I dont know, a little tightening some plastic grond effects. a good shampooing, and an air freshener should get this rolling again. hahaha!!!

http://www.gtcars.ca/2010/03/ford-de...ang-in-a-pond/
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Fail safes are there for a reason, you by pass them, to bad so sad.
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wtf?

how the hell did the car start in gear? :/
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clutch by pass i think
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clutch by pass i think

that would allow to start in gear? wow and people actually install remote starter on manual cars?
**** few times and here goes the clutch or the car in a pond i guess
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some people are idiots
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Just about anyone under the age of 30 with a Mustang are idiots anymore I think
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