Originally Posted by Edbro
I'm sorry you had such problems. I believe that is NOT the norm. I've had mine since May 2011 and it has never been in the shop. I realize no two cars are the same but I couldn't be happier with mine.
Must be nice - but I was, unfortunately, not one of God's chosen people.
I've had issues several issues that were already fixed (no low windshield washer light, stain on the headliner, etc.) but my issues with the drivetrain still aren't being addressed - nor do I believe Ford is looking for answers. And as far as the rattles - I intend to fix those myself come summer.
The issues are aggravating, but I'm not going to take a $5k hit and trade it in. If anything, I'd replace the clutch for $1.5k since it's at least the economical fix. But it's the principle and people shouldn't be paying out-of-pocket to fix their brand new cars. Also, they don't want to risk paying $1.5k out-of-pocket to have it start grinding again in a few months.