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Old 09-09-2012, 09:24 AM   #6
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Being that I am on the Customer Service side of the Canada/US border and in the land of Nordstrom my chances of getting service have increased exponentially. While it is true that the cargo tray is an accessory it is still a Geniuine Ford Part and subject to Ford's representations (Quality, Perfect Fit etc). The US FTC started suing footwear makers earlier this year for making unsubstantiated claims. Reebok was first, then Sketchers. Vibram is getting sued as is the maker of a mouth guard. The amounts are not trivial ($25 to $40 million). But the negative effects on brand are worse. Ford didn't exclude Foci with 18" wheels and that makes them vulnerable to action by the FTC as far as I know.
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