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Ordered Silver 2017 Explorer Platinum for my Wife

Discussion in '2018 - 2019 Ford Explorer Order Status Threads' started by Pete6114, February 23, 2017.

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      scheduled to be build (March 30) and was started some time during that day
      Produced on March31, when it was finished
      Been to Auto Warehousing today and is already sitting on the Ramp at the Transport Company, waiting to be shipped.
      Definitely well ahead of the ETA and most importantly, it hasn't been driven home by someone!
       
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      Something new, at least to me. Wasn't available when i tracked my last factory ordered vehicle in 2012. Just thought I'd check and and voila..... Kind of curious how this works....
      http://www.cassens.com/pages/tracking/
       
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      Boring day i guess.....bottom is hard to read, but appears to be the Police Vehicle upfitter
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      Picture of the Chicago rail yards that I've posted before.

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      I've seen that, but they sure dont look alike....here's a close up of the whole rail-yard
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      Your pic says Markham, IL. Found it, and although there are some vehicles being loaded onto rail cars there, they may not be Fords. Also to far from the Plant. Thoughts?
      Thats a small operation there. Could be that those are for export only
       
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      I have no clue why they would load railcars at 2 different locations. If they are in fact fords, they'd convoy them over there or just drive them the 15 miles. Seems like a big pain, but looking at the whole ford property and the way it is all laid out, having to deal with the highways to get to various lots seems odd too. I've been to a few ford plants, (chicago not among them) and none had such a cumbersome layout. Must have to do with it starting off a lot smaller and growing into what it is today. Makes me wonder why the heck they'd shutter some younger plants with much more property.
       
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      ETA change this morning, from April 9 - 15 to April 5 - 11 .
       
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      Cassens Transport has our EX in cue and assigned it's vehicle transport ID. I don't expect Ship date/time to show up till it leaves the yard.
       
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      as of yesterday: Awaiting Shipment - Released
       
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      In Transit, shipped convoy. Left at 12.00 CT. Should be dropped around 7-8 pm this evening.
       
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      I guess I'm in the minority here. 100 miles is nothing to me. That wouldn't slow me down one bit. Heck, when we bought our Acadia I found it at a dealer in MI and I had them drive it over to WI where I live. Brand new and I think I drove it off the lot with ~400 miles on it. And I don't care. I tend to keep my cars a long time and the miles don't mean much. I'd just check it over carefully to make sure it doesn't have any rock chips or dings and then relax, take ownership and just drive it.
       
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      I don't believe you're in the minority here. Only 1 other guy piped up against this practice.
      Dealer trades are a different animal, as you agree to the travel distance and possible damage (stone-chips on paint and windshield, and the replacement windshield will likely not be the very same OEM either).
      My logic is, if i pay for new, i want new, without any unnecessary use. A vehicle is the second most expensive investment I make (after my homes) and it better be right.
      Heck, i expect new, unused and unopened boxes when i buy things off the shelf and floor at big box stores, which includes appliances, mattresses and furniture. I even expect unused t-shirts, socks and underwear at 5 bucks a piece. So, damn right i want a unused 62,000 dollar vehicle.
      But that's just me.....
       
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      Count me in on this as well. New is brand new no matter what I buy. Ford exec job perk. Drives the unit home on the interstate close to 50 miles. Drives the brand new unit like he stole it. Takes the family out for frozen yogurt. Parks it where overnight? No thanks. It's not new anymore as far as I'm concerned. My wife feels the same way. Took delivery of the other identical unit that had 6 miles on it instead.
       
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      Yeah right......that didn't happen as i figured.
      It was dropped off alright, but at their yard in Detroit, or at another assembly plant where Cassens has a loading yard, (not necessarily a Ford Plant) till it was loaded up again this morning for it's way to the dealer. On the way now for sure and scheduled to be delivered by 2pm ET. Getting the camera ready and will post pics this evening.

      Ordered on FEB 13
      In order processing-Unscheduled-clean on March 15
      Scheduled for March 30 on March 16
      Produced on March 31
      Awaiting shipment-released on April 3
      Shipped to another location on April 4
      Shipped to dealer- delivered on April 7
      6 1/2 weeks total
       
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      4.8 km or 2.98 miles on it, just like it ought to be. Taking delivery Tuesday or Wednesday.
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      Took possession of it this past Wednesday and noticed scuff marks before leaving the lot. One is at the black fog lamp bezel and the other on the black plastic around the wheel well. Both on the driver side and will be replaced.
      I noticed and am pleasantly surprised that there is at least one location for a tow-hook in the front bumper, which has been the norm on European vehicles for many years and is just now starting to show on American brands. Very few Fords have this, but all should! I couldn't find anything in the owners manual about it, or the location of the eye-bolt. Found it by the spare tire.
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      Thats one of the reasons i thought I'd mention it.
      Wasn't aware of the fact that older models had it, but looking around on the lot, i couldn't find any other ford/lincoln with that tow-hook feature, not even the 83,000$ Continental. Hooking up to a vehicle without it is just about impossible without causing damage to the fascia or air-damm should one get stuck in snow or land in a ditch or a tow is needed for any other reason.
       
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      2 settings showing in Driver Assist/Settings/Locks fail to explain it's purpose in the Owners Manual.
      1.) Relock
      2.) Switch Inhibit
      Page 107
       
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      I believe the 'relock' function locks the doors after you unlock them and no activity occurs after a set amount of time. I had that happen with a couple of times when I unlocked the vehicle but then got side tracked and didn't open the door I think 'switch inhibit' disables the liftgate button on the outside of the 'gate'. I just checked my displays and did not see any "switch inhibit" option.
      I did verify that mine 'relocked' after about 50 seconds after I unlocked it and did not touch the vehicle.

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      We have the same model, so you should have the "switches inhibit" option in the Locks settings (scroll down some more). I just disabled "switches inhibit and the tailgate operates normally." I did however find out that i can lock it by pressing the black button on the outside of the handle instead of pressing the 7/8 and 9/0 on the pad.
       
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      I have another look. I use that handle button every time I lock the vehicle. I doubt I used the fob or the Securicode pad more than 6 times in the 6 years since they introduced that function. Press button to lock, grab handle to unlock. Great feature.

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      Found this in the Manual on page 118 of the 3rd print edition;

      Switches Inhibited The system has disabled the door switches.
      Security Mode

      You were right, I didn't scroll. My setting for 'Switch Inhibit' is Checked. Perhaps it enables/disables the window switches etc for the rear and passenger doors.

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