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Old 11-13-2012, 12:14 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by WAZUP View Post
Is anyone else's hood 1/8 inch lower on passenger side than drivers side? It is specifically noticeable at the headlight, where edge of headlight is 1/8 inch higher than top of hood. On drivers side, hood lines up nice with headlight.

I also have an alignment issue with the passenger side doors. The top front corner of the rear door is not flush with front door, and sticks out slightly...
Originally Posted by CDNFocusFan View Post
My rear door stick out oddly, I never got around to bring it to the dealer. Its like the hinge is set oddly, it's not flush with the front door.
Originally Posted by Bogey View Post
I have the rear tail light fitting problem as well just on the rear drivers side on the upper part of the tail light by the hatch door its actually indented the quarter panel by the light and pushed through the paint. I havnt brought it to the attention of ford yet but i will ant 8000 km
Originally Posted by Cfcastro View Post
I notice the exact same thing. Haven't had anything done to it. I have the titanium 5 door.
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For those of you who are having any alignment/fit issues, you may want to try the DIY advice your friends have provided below. If you're ready to visit the dealership, I'm happy to escalate your cases. Just send me a PM with your VIN, dealer, mileage, daytime phone number, and full name.

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Originally Posted by lddavis View Post
The rubber stops at the front of the hood screw in and out for minor height adjustments. The hood shouldn't be too bad from the description. (In fact, it may just be DIY, though it might be nice for Ford to get the feedback that there are fit and alignment issues that they need to pay more attention to.)
Originally Posted by 6769MOPARS View Post
All these are easy DIY fixes but, if you do want to do it yourself, take it to the dealer who will likely assign the job to the body shop.

I always adjust alignment and fit myself. I've been doing it on my old muscle cars for years so it is normal for me to be very critical of alignment, fit and finish on my newer cars.
Originally Posted by Rememo View Post
Mine was also way off when I bought it. Using the stops I was able to get it fairly close to perfect, but the stops on one side are maxed all of the way out now (a lot of threads exposed), and they don't seem very stable that in that position.

No ill effects yet, just not to my liking.
Originally Posted by 6769MOPARS View Post
There should be threads around the sides of the post. If your hood is not level or sits too low, try adjusting the supports up by turning them counterclockwise.
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