*bingo*They may have some of the most state of the art facilities, but that doesn't mean excellent quality parts. Why do you think VW pulled out of Mexico on some vehicles. I had a 2000 VW Cabrio (mexico built) soooo many electrical issues. a yr or so later VW Cabrio built back in Eu.
That's a lot of coins... 110% agreed Allyy, I've said the same thing for many months now. No matter how many times they reach into the same bin for a replacement part it is always going to be the same junk that the cars originally came with until enough people lodge a complaint and they issue either another TSB or a recall and redesign the parts that may be causing the probem. But, I don't think they want to admit they have a problem because if the do, they will lose a lot of coin by issuing the recalls.
Maybe make a google doc for all of us to contribute to?Hello,
I am in the same boat as you. I went to 3 dealers and Ford stated they are out of ideas through the hot line. I have exhausted every option as well.
As mentioned in the previous post, we should make a list of all parts that were changed and did not fix the issue in order to shingle out the defective one.
Check to see thatbthe noise is not comeing from thev radiator overflow tank.Good Evening All,
Well, I had my appointment this afternoon with the Area Service Rep., the owner of the dealership, and the master technician that previously worked on the car.
I described the noises that the car was currently making to them all. We then went for a test drive and both of them admitted that they did hear the noise but that it was a "normal operating characteristic" of this particular model car and is nothing to be concerned with and it does not pose a safety threat.
Not exactly what I wanted to hear. It looks like we are on our own and will have to stick together on this issue until one of us or the team of us find a solution to this very annoying problem.
Ya know, I'm thinking to myself, if this is a "normal operating characteristic" then why did they replace of the same front end parts over five times!!!??? Just sayin...
I just think they know there is a problem but they currently do not have a good fix for it so it is just getting swept under the rug.
Would anybody else like to chime in? I am definately open to any comments and/or suggestions here, becuase I have now currently exhausted every option I have at my disposal.
As always, thanks for the input guys....
Have you had any luck with these suggestions?I would suggest that they look into the sway bar endlinks, and the sway bar bushings on the subframe.
I feel that's where this whole problem is coming from, aside from the possibility of a lower control arm bushing failure, but considering I just inspected mine and saw no signs of wear whatsoever, I don't think that's the case.
Bushings are cheap, the endlinks shouldn't be expensive either (and there are aftermarket solutions out there for both). Since your dealer has taken care of you thus far, see if they'll swap the aforementioned items out.