Dashcams are becoming more common, but that hasn’t stemmed the tide of dealership employees behaving inappropriately.
The latest incident occurred when Redditor and YouTube user Axelderhund took his Mustang GT to Beach Ford for a leaking differential. The dealership fixed the problem, but it’s what happened next that made the owner upset.
As you can see in the video, a dealership employee took the car for a test drive. This isn’t too unusual, but the trip includes a jaunt on the highway where the driver is filmed hitting speeds of 93 mph (150 km/h) in a 55 mph (88 km/h) zone.
Later in the video, you can see the driver floor it while making a left hand turn. As the car fishtails, the employee appears to struggle shifting and revs the engine in multiple low gears. He then continues driving, while traveling approximately 10-20+ mph (16-32+ km/h) over the speed limit.
This obviously shouldn’t have happened, but the situation isn’t nearly as bad as some other incidents we’ve covered in the past. Regardless, the owner reportedly showed the video to the dealership’s service manager who was “horrified by what he saw.”
The manager then reportedly excused himself and went to talk to the employee who was shown in the video. After a few minutes, the manager came back and said the apprentice mechanic is no longer employed by them. If true, that suggests the employee was fired on the spot.
The manager is said to have “apologized profusely” for the incident and thanked the Mustang’s owner for bringing the video to their attention. In an effort to smooth things over, the dealership reportedly refunded the cost of the differential service.
While it’s pleasing to see the situation was taken seriously, do you think the employee should have lost their job?