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Regardless, most folks who haven't a clue are going to see it as nothing more than just some more bad pr for Ford! Someone needs to step up and stop the bleeding in Ford!
99 F250 SD/SC XLT 6.8L/415ci, 4" lift, 201,000mi
94 Ranger SC XLT, 4.0L/244ci, stock, 223,000mi
Blue blood here!
"A 3% tax increase on the wealthiest Americans is socialism, but a 14% pay cut on the lower middle class is doing your part?" BS
You have to remove the cab to remove the motor? Man remind me to not buy that model & year. $17,000 to replace the engine. Let's see $55,000 + $17,000 = $72,000 F350. You could buy 2 of any truck for that money. I hate to say it but I'll keep my 86 F250 4x4 460, C-6 and smile with 6-7 MPG towing 10,000# & 10.5 MPG empty. Even if gas gets to $6/gal.
The last comment in that blog raised an eyebrow..............Ford is SUPPOSED to give you a full tank on delivery; the truck "blew up" at 200 miles. Something doesn't quite add up.
No Scheiss Sherlock!
Show me the proof any of this happened. Who was the original selling dealer? What was the name of the service manager? What was the name of the Ford Representative? What's the warranty claim number? And most important...what is the VIN? Ford flew a rep out there? LOL...C'mon, that's suspicious right there, knowing how Ford operates.
First, the local Ford District Office would have to become involved, and the local office is where the Ford Parts and Service reps are located. They themselves would have to be the ones to contact Dearborn, not the selling dealer. They authorize any and all repairs. Flying a rep out to inspect one claim? That's handled by the District Office. The whole article smells bad. There's not one shred of proof, just a bunch of caca del toro...heresay.
Any and all of these facts should have been listed. They are not. This looks like another attempt to kick Ford when it's down. Autoblog isn't an official sanctioned auto industry site. Anyone can go there and post anything.
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.
2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
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