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Old 02-15-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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front bumper crack

2014 model se. grey.




not even sure how this happened, but I just saw it yesterday.

what should I do to repair this?

would any of you recommend using this product on a 2014 model?




otherwise how hard is it going to be to switch out this front bumper?


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Old 02-15-2014, 01:37 PM   #2
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Do you still have your warranty? If yes, let Ford deals with it!
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Old 02-15-2014, 01:40 PM   #3
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i do. i will try that. didn't even think of it
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i do. i will try that. didn't even think of it
The warranty doesn't cover self inflicted damage to the vehicle, which a cracked bumper cover would be. Ford is not responsible for this. It's not like it came that way from the dealership or the factory.
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alright. well let's say they don't do anything. would the above mentioned stuff work to try and fix it?
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in my eyes it seems like this happened cause of the ice/cold but good luck with ford for that!
sorry i cant help you more :(
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Do you still have your warranty? If yes, let Ford deals with it!
Why would Ford warranty this?
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I think this happened cause of the ice/cold but I need to know some more, it doesn't look like a car crash involved either
Do you remember the cracked doors someone posted about it?
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I think this happened cause of the ice/cold but I need to know some more, it doesn't look like a car crash involved either
Do you remember the cracked doors someone posted about it?
It's pretty evident just by the pictures that there was some form of an impact that caused this. The dealership will take one look at it and tell the OP to contact his insurance company.

OP-from what I can gather by searching the product, it looks like that should work fine to repair the area. You may also want to put a layer down over the cracks that extend underneath the lip to stabilize the area. It has a relatively short working time, so don't mix all of it at once.
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I think this happened cause of the ice/cold but I need to know some more, it doesn't look like a car crash involved either
Do you remember the cracked doors someone posted about it?
I highly doubt the cold caused this. It's been in the single digits/below zero here lately, with plenty of sleet, ice and snow mixed in, and I have a perfectly intact bumper.

The damage looks more like something impacted it- making it not Ford's problem.
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