So my guess is that if the class action lawsuit gets approved and settled, the lawyers will get $$$$ and the owners will get a $500 coupon towards the purchase of a new ford. Since I am already a member of the INBAF club (I'll Never Buy Another Ford), won't do me much good.
Kinda funny how the cracked plastic thing went to a lawsuit but the broken rear spring thing hasn't. I would figure the spring thing is more of a safety issue than a cracked piece of plastic.
well... my wife's Monty (2004) has been thru 3 already & #4 is now cracked.
#1 cracked at 60 miles on the odometer, at the dealer, when the technician closed the gate after cleaning the inside glass.
#2 cracked on the highway & the glass shattered going over a bump with (3) kids in the 3rd row seat. YES safety issue if you USe your SUv as intended.
#3 cracked 2 days after getting truck back from collision repairs after getting rear ended.
#4 (on the truck now) is cracked, has been for 6 months now.
I joined both of the suits I found. I'll wait it out.
Recall = major safety/functional hazard. Class action Suits usually stem from someone who is getting jerked around enough by a dealer or manufacturer, that they are fed up and its a point of principle at that point. #4 will/would be the 1st one for us where out of pocket is a factor. But for me its principle.
I am a loyal Ford owner. I've only owned 1 non Ford product my entire life (43 in march ) & I have owned upwards of 30 vehicles.
Design flaws happen, especially 1st year of a new model/complete redesign of an existing platform.
i know some of you are laughing and think the odds of a piece of a plastic tailgate flying off and killing a motorcyclist or causing an accident are a million to one are a million to one but its not, i know first hand. my friend owns an 03 aviator and a piece of plastic flew off his tailgate and hit my other friend who was following him in his impala both moving about 50 mph, well my buddy in his impala saw it coming at him, ducked out of instinct and rear ended my friend in the aviator who was stopping for a red light. Story short my buddy's impala is totaled, two friends and insurance companies are in a dispute over who is responsible, and the kid with the impala as of now is going to have to pay 1500 out of pocket for the aviators repairs not counting his own car he cant drive at the moment. yea, so this is no joke and if you think I'm lying ill try to get pictures of the damage. my friends are going to love it when i show them this article.