2013 1.6 Ecoboost problems and dealing with the Ford dealer
I bought a 2013 Ford Escape from my dealer in July of 2016. Since then, it's been in and out of the shop several times because it is consuming coolant. I have learned enough about the 2013 1.6 liter Ecoboost that I know that this is not a good thing, and this engine has a reputation for warped heads and cracked blocks.
So far, the deal has changed out the heater control valve and the water pump. The engine continues to consume fluid so that every few hundred miles, I get a low coolant warning. They guys at the dealer want me to bring it in with the low coolant warning without my putting in fluid.
Luckily, I bought the three year extended warranty, so I could go two more years with them changing out parts.
I sent an email to the sales manager who sold me the car asking him for my options. He wrote back to say that the only thing he can recommend is that I trade it in, and he'll try to get the sales guys to give me a good deal.
Please give me advice here. My first choice is whether to stick it out with this car and just keep taking it back for service over and over until they fix the problem, if ever.
I buy all my cars from this dealer. Please give me suggestions for strategy.