I just purchased my 2014 Ford Fusion from a Ford dealer actually about 1.5 hrs away from my home, about 3 months ago. I don't recall when I purchased it that the heated seats weren't working, but I'm sure I tested them... Why wouldn't I have? One day, I was a passenger for once and I turned it on, and I could notice the difference from where the passenger side works, and the driver side doesn't.
Being the worry worm and always cold person I am, I contacted Ford to schedule a repair under my (what I thought) still active bumper to bumper warranty. They told me my warranty had expired... even though when I bought the car the salesman there told me my warranty was still good. I had bought the car 1 month after the warranty expired. A$$hats... I guess it's my fault too for not knowing as this is my first car purchase.
I never made an appointment because I know diagnostics alone would be $135... on top of whatever the repair would be. Extensive googling seems to make it around $200 for the cheapest, but over $1500 for more expensive fixes. I'm almost ready to give up on it, but I want more information, more input, more guidance.
So, here is my problem, and depending on replies will depend on me spending money for repairs or trying to tackle it on my own (a not so mechanically inclined cheap person).
Driver side only heated seat does not heat up. On my screen, I can hit the button and the 3 little lights will light up, stay on for whatever length I want it to (as in won't turn off on it's own), but no heat ever comes from it. Passenger side works absolutely perfectly though, so... there's that...
I appreciate any help at all. I'm very frustrated about my warranty being up even before purchasing the car as well... any side advice for extended warranties is also welcome (are they worth it? should I get something? I still have my Powertrain 5 year/60k miles at least for another 1.5 years).
Thanks in advance!