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Arizona, it’s terrible you’re dealing with this and I’d get Mclaren NA involved and let it sit at the dealership until
it’s driven by them and the issue is seen, resolved, then proven to be resolved. It’s what I’d do if I had a problem with my 911, Mclaren, Lambo, or R8. It’s unconscionable to have to repeatedly deal with this when we pay this kind of money for a car.
 

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Do I own the worst 720 ever made? LOL. I bought a 2018 with 400 miles, it now has 1100 miles. I don't think I've ever driven it one time without codes on the dash. Always serious sounding issues like "power steering failure" "Brake failure" etc. I only use the car to take my wife to dinner, but every time we get in it, we can count on codes. I've been driving it now for a month with this on the dash- "Suspension Failure, Stop Vehicle". I have ZERO time in my life to take cars to dealers. I've already had this one at the dealer twice. As I've posted before I took the car to the track, did 1 session and got 5-6 codes flashing on the dash. Then in the pits I opened the drivers door and the top glass shattered. I love this car, it's the only exotic that I've ever wanted, but like I said I have ZERO time for this shit. So yesterday my wife and I leave for dinner, get in the car, no A/C! No air blowing. The touch screen climate control area is showing, but nothing is clickable. All the clickable links were dull which means unclickable. It was 114* here yesterday so needless to say we jumped in her Gwagon. 1100 miles and the car honestly needed to go to the dealer 20 times by now. This is by far the worst car I have ever owned, and I've owned 100 cars, every brand etc. What would you do? I have an important track event with Nasa coming up early October, I bought Forgeline's and slicks for this event and now I know I'll just end up wasting the slicks and having to stop due to the dash going crazy with codes that are not confidence inspiring when doing 160mph into a turn. What would you do if this was your car?
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Do I own the worst 720 ever made? LOL. I bought a 2018 with 400 miles, it now has 1100 miles. I don't think I've ever driven it one time without codes on the dash. Always serious sounding issues like "power steering failure" "Brake failure" etc. I only use the car to take my wife to dinner, but every time we get in it, we can count on codes. I've been driving it now for a month with this on the dash- "Suspension Failure, Stop Vehicle". I have ZERO time in my life to take cars to dealers. I've already had this one at the dealer twice. As I've posted before I took the car to the track, did 1 session and got 5-6 codes flashing on the dash. Then in the pits I opened the drivers door and the top glass shattered. I love this car, it's the only exotic that I've ever wanted, but like I said I have ZERO time for this shit. So yesterday my wife and I leave for dinner, get in the car, no A/C! No air blowing. The touch screen climate control area is showing, but nothing is clickable. All the clickable links were dull which means unclickable. It was 114* here yesterday so needless to say we jumped in her Gwagon. 1100 miles and the car honestly needed to go to the dealer 20 times by now. This is by far the worst car I have ever owned, and I've owned 100 cars, every brand etc. What would you do? I have an important track event with Nasa coming up early October, I bought Forgeline's and slicks for this event and now I know I'll just end up wasting the slicks and having to stop due to the dash going crazy with codes that are not confidence inspiring when doing 160mph into a turn. What would you do if this was your car?
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Do I own the worst 720 ever made? LOL. I bought a 2018 with 400 miles, it now has 1100 miles. I don't think I've ever driven it one time without codes on the dash. Always serious sounding issues like "power steering failure" "Brake failure" etc. I only use the car to take my wife to dinner, but every time we get in it, we can count on codes. I've been driving it now for a month with this on the dash- "Suspension Failure, Stop Vehicle". I have ZERO time in my life to take cars to dealers. I've already had this one at the dealer twice. As I've posted before I took the car to the track, did 1 session and got 5-6 codes flashing on the dash. Then in the pits I opened the drivers door and the top glass shattered. I love this car, it's the only exotic that I've ever wanted, but like I said I have ZERO time for this shit. So yesterday my wife and I leave for dinner, get in the car, no A/C! No air blowing. The touch screen climate control area is showing, but nothing is clickable. All the clickable links were dull which means unclickable. It was 114* here yesterday so needless to say we jumped in her Gwagon. 1100 miles and the car honestly needed to go to the dealer 20 times by now. This is by far the worst car I have ever owned, and I've owned 100 cars, every brand etc. What would you do? I have an important track event with Nasa coming up early October, I bought Forgeline's and slicks for this event and now I know I'll just end up wasting the slicks and having to stop due to the dash going crazy with codes that are not confidence inspiring when doing 160mph into a turn. What would you do if this was your car?
That is dreadful! I have a 2020 GT that I have put about 3,000 miles on. ZERO problems. I feel for you, my friend.
 

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I have a launch edition car, serial number 499 and I had the same issues, and Im sorry to tell you that you are living on borrowed time. I drove mine a lot by Mclaren standards, I have 15,000 miles on my 2018. A
had all the niggling problems and codes etc like you had then last year driving along at 70 on I95 it goes into limp mode and all kinds of lights and warnings are going off. Brought it into the dealer and they worked on it for 5 months. Changed harnesses, turbo’s, turbo inlet pipes, sensors, ECI, control boxes, you name it. Dealer was great, they worked on it diligently and they had Mclaren corporate on it as well. I called Pat Dahlberg at Mclaren NA to engage him in the process, and that helped. The good news is I have my car back and so far so good. I am slowly gaining faith in the car again. Mi e is dead stock and has been tracked and gone to the tail of the dragon several times. If your dealer is returning the car to you with codes coming back, they are not doing their job. Get with Dahlberg and get it in, it may take a long time but the right fpdealer with support from Mclaren will get it fixed. Good luck.
 

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I have a launch edition car, serial number 499 and I had the same issues, and Im sorry to tell you that you are living on borrowed time. I drove mine a lot by Mclaren standards, I have 15,000 miles on my 2018. A
had all the niggling problems and codes etc like you had then last year driving along at 70 on I95 it goes into limp mode and all kinds of lights and warnings are going off. Brought it into the dealer and they worked on it for 5 months. Changed harnesses, turbo’s, turbo inlet pipes, sensors, ECI, control boxes, you name it. Dealer was great, they worked on it diligently and they had Mclaren corporate on it as well. I called Pat Dahlberg at Mclaren NA to engage him in the process, and that helped. The good news is I have my car back and so far so good. I am slowly gaining faith in the car again. Mi e is dead stock and has been tracked and gone to the tail of the dragon several times. If your dealer is returning the car to you with codes coming back, they are not doing their job. Get with Dahlberg and get it in, it may take a long time but the right fpdealer with support from Mclaren will get it fixed. Good luck.
I guess that debunks the theory that all of the OP problems were because he didn’t drive it!!!! Some cars just have problems/gremlins. Happens across every brand. Glad to hear they were able to get your car sorted out And let’s hope the OP can get his car sorted out too
 

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I guess that debunks the theory that all of the OP problems were because he didn’t drive it!!!! Some cars just have problems/gremlins. Happens across every brand. Glad to hear they were able to get your car sorted out And let’s hope the OP can get his car sorted out too
1 instance isn't enough of a sample group to make determining conclusions. It's worth noting his car still isn't fixed. If 1 instance told the tail, McLaren would be having 3 transmission made for every car they make because 1 person on the internet said they had a problem.
 

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Your car has bad grounds, either they got loose or they oxidize. You or them need to check them and test the harness. The Mclaren service centers have the least skilled technicians of any brand, plus they like to go wild on changing things and even if they know exactly what the problem is, if Mclaren has recommendations to check other things given the problem, they will build another car out of a spoiled plug of Mclaren recommendations allows it. Try to find a harness guy around (motec, syvecs, stand alone ecu specialists), ask for a price to test, it might be worth to spend the money over the hassle it is to deal with mclaren.
 

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. The Mclaren service centers have the least skilled technicians of any brand, plus they like to go wild on changing things and even if they know exactly what the problem is, if Mclaren has recommendations to check other things given the problem, they will build another car out of a spoiled plug of Mclaren recommendations allows it.
That generality can be proved false more times than true
 

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I’m in AZ and I’ve owned 2 Macs...currently a 720 spider. 2 comments...

1. Ive found Mac Scottsdale to be very easy to deal with and their service department to be very competent and accommodating.

2. Other than some silly little electrical quirks...like ‘left side marker fault’ or the window not fully closing (1 out of 50 times of closing the door). They always go away. Otherwise both have been very reliable. I had a rattle in the door they fixed and regular service there...

OP...2 times at the dealership isn’t fun...but it’s not insane either. Send it back in, clearly voice your frustrations and concerns and then let them fix it. If it comes back a 3rd time with the same issues then either lemon it, trade it in for another one, or sell it and get something different. I’ve owned a lot of cars as well and the 720s is in a league of its own.

To the person who said you should get better quality when paying $300k for a car. From my experience, The opposite is almost always true. If you want a bullet proof car...buy a Toyota or Honda. S-Class Mercedes, 7 series BMW’s, Audi’s as well have electrical problems...as do most high end German cars and Italians cars...ask me how I know...Bentley’s and RR also have problems...Why do most of the cars I mentioned depreciate like a rock compared to a Toyota? Because they are expensive to own outside of warranty. (Insert Comments from the 2 people in the world who had issues with a Toyota, lol) cheers!
 

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I got the car back from Scottsdale McLaren. They were wonderful to deal with. Even picked the car up. They went above and beyond. They fixed everything, worked with McLaren, kept the car for several days to drive and test. I got the car back today, I'm still definitely in love with the car!
 

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That’s great to hear
 

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Yeah, AMP! come on out if you want to see me run. (If I still have it LOL) Are you a nasa member? It would be a good time to start if you aren't! I'll be going for the all time track record there, CW and CCW ( I already have the CCW record in my Mercedes GTR)
I think my NASA membership expired. If I go, I'll either be driving or instructing.
 

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I got the car back from Scottsdale McLaren. They were wonderful to deal with. Even picked the car up. They went above and beyond. They fixed everything, worked with McLaren, kept the car for several days to drive and test. I got the car back today, I'm still definitely in love with the car!

Did the techs tell you "Hey you really need to drive this car way more so you dont have these issues"? XDDDDD

Glad you got it back all fixed!
 

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Excellent news!
 

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I guess that debunks the theory that all of the OP problems were because he didn’t drive it!!!! Some cars just have problems/gremlins. Happens across every brand. Glad to hear they were able to get your car sorted out And let’s hope the OP can get his car sorted out too
LOL's - 15,000 miles and saying a car is unreliable. Is that a joke or something.
 
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