Mustang Dashcam Catches Dealership Employee Hitting 93 MPH In 55 MPH Zone

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.”

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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?

 

  • Jay

    Any video of the of the owner clocking the same speed or more? I’m
    Not saying it’s right to floor it and drive dangerously in someone else’s car but I’m certain this happens quite often. Terminating the employee was the best thing to do.

    • Ron

      I think a warning would have been fine. No harm done, the manager should have had a meeting with the owner, himself and employee. Let the customer have a say in what happened to the employee. If it was my Mustang, I’d probably gotten a laugh out of it. I’m assuming since it was caught on dashcam the employee was probably aware of the camera and didn’t make an effort to hide it. The owner is probably someone you will see on a Mustang fails video in the near future. I had a Corvette worked on once and the mechanic told me he got it to 135. I was glad he done his job right.

  • Brian Regan

    “But should he have gotten off with a warning?” No, he shouldn’t have.

  • Six_Tymes

    “The manager is said to have “apologized profusely” for the incident”

    OK fine, but the manager is not the jackass. At least the manger did the correct thing and fire that idiot.

  • Callanish

    Firing him, without a doubt, was the right thing to do.

  • Dude

    Firing should be the obvious consequence of speeding in a customer’s car.

  • BlackPegasus

    Is this still a thing with service employees and valets? Idiots 😒

  • Michael Cohen

    Dealerships and their maintenance departments need to be more open about what they do when they test the cars that they work on. Spirited driving is sometimes necessary to ensure the car is in good working condition. With that said, 90mph+ is a bit much.

  • absolutely

    “While it’s pleasing to see the situation was taken seriously, do you think the employee should have lost their job?”

    for speeding 93 mph in a 55mph zone – absolutely!
    And: to send a message to other mechanics who will ruin the dealer’s reputation

  • crabbyolddad

    Sometimes a camera in the right/wrong place tells information you may not want to know. Think house cam showing the fire that is burning while you are 2000 miles away!

    The employee(s) should be strung up and fired because they were wrong.

  • db

    Being a idiot has its consequences. If you really want to be a “Boy Racer”, pay for your own ride and beat on it all you want, not on an customer’s car. This hardware doesn’t come cheap.

    • ChicagoBlah

      it’s more fun when it’s someone else’s car obviously… I also doubt they fired the guy

  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I would have beaten the hell outta that nerd.

  • Stephen G

    What would it cost in business if word got around that mechanics are beating the crap out of customers cars when they come in for service. And don’t think this is limited to sports cars.

  • ctk4949

    How can the mechanic not see the dash cam?!?! lol

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