- February 25, 2011
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- 2020 Explorer ST
...if the issue is with poor upfitting on the PIUs tied to the instructions of a single supplier (let's say Whelen produced a defective grommet for a lightbar, while upfitters themselves being localized/diverse), then there's going to be a lot of deep pocket action after this is all and done.
The other half of this... doesn't Ford provide an upfitter guide to prevent precisely these kinds of issues?
How many people read the owner's manuals? Not saying that is the issue but it could be. There are so many of these that are done, 1 after the other. Who knows if corners are cut being they are 3rd party.
The tech on the other forum said they had to replace a ton of gas tanks because the upfitter used screws that were too long and when screwing in the trunk, punctured all the tanks.
Not calling this "fake news but the media is spinning this as if it is Ford's fault with the PIUs without knowing that it is indeed Ford's fault.
However as I said earlier, I can't believe Ford is claiming there are no issues with civilian versions..