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Old 08-28-2018, 06:44 PM   #1
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Windsport 29m
State: Florida
Posts: 399
THOR #8069
New Toad Totaled

After spending 3K for the car hookup and brake assist with CW and purchasing a 2018 Ford Fiesta for 15K, Its totaled I think.
We hooked up the car put it in neuteral and disconnected the negative battery terminal according to Ford. Went a total of 6 miles and felt a toug on the RV at about 55mph, pulled over to check the car and seen all the fluid running out on the ground. It also had 2 4 inch holes through the center of the roof. We were able to tow it back home. Now to figure out what happened. Car some how shifted into drive at 55mph.
All is covered under Comprehensive ins. according to Geico. They took the car to the Ford dealer for an estimate on damages, looks like engine, trans and hood need to be replaced. Car only had 630 miles on it.
2018 Ford Fiesta is able to be towed 4 down according to Ford.
Negitive battery terminal was disconnected per Ford
Shifter was in neuteral.
How can a car shift itself into gear at 55mph being towed?
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