We have a twelve year old Ford C-Max that we rely on for heavy shopping and essential visits to Vire 14 km distant for health check-ups etc. It is just short of 200 000 km on the clock.
She is marooned on a town car park about 200 metres from our usual garage but they can’t handle the necessary repairs which they say is an electronic failure in the onboard computer, and needs specialist Ford attention to fix.
The car just won’t start and bleeps Defaut Moteur when I try. I am thinking that I shall need to arrange a transporter to carry it to a town about 30 km distant where there is a Ford concession. My breakdown insurance won’t cover this contingency.
Any ideas how much an analysis of the fault and rectification might cost? We are both elderly retirees living on our pensions and have no collateral. The car seems mechanically sound and we can’t afford a ew one, and would be unlikely to get one on lease as I am 82 and my wife 76.
It’s a great worry to us both. TIA of any tips or hints.