Surprisingly lots of damages from factory/shipping

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I posted my thoughts, now a couple of pages back, that even ONE of the things you listed would be a "no go" for me.

The things you are listing are in most cases pretty bad and inexcusable, but are "exterior". So, let me just add this. IF these are exterior issues, "fit and finish" of relatively easy to get right things (when the vehicle was built - if they even tried - what is it they say, "Built FORD Tough?" HA!)... but if they had that much trouble with these things, imagine the build of an engine or transmission???

I'd be asking for my money back on this. This is truly a LEMON. And I'd be ready to get involved with an attorney. Here in CA (my location) you have to meet a few criteria before you can go lemon law on them, but I'll bet, based on the number of defects you'll have no problem reaching that threshold.

I delt w/ a lemon law situation with another very well known manufacturer, one that many think of as building some very defect free automobiles. That vehicle had an 'issue' that they couldn't fix after many visits to service and after they had had my 'truck' for nearly 60 days trying to 'fix' something that should have been done right when the vehicle was built. When that vehicle was finally bought back it had less than 2k miles on it. It is what I had before I bought my RANGER. What is scary is, the problem with that vehicle was a "window issue / leak" and.... now what do we have with Broncos and Rangers (including mine)? A widow issue / recall. So.... let's see if FORD can get it right. Otherwise, I still have the phone number of my lawyer.

I'd get rid of your Ranger ASAP. It will NEVER be right. You bought a BRAND NEW CAR, it should act like it. What you are in for trying to get all of this "fixed" is utter BS. Your dealer AND Ford owes you an apology, and in my opinion, your money back too.
Was your lemon law return a Mercedes? Ours was. They couldn't fix an EFI problem. We gave them months and maybe 15 returns for repair. It was so bad, when we wrote the demand letter, MBZ of NA didn't even blink. They gave us every penny we had into it and was very cheerful about the process, it was that bad a problem.

 

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Yeah I have a feeling he was very firmly asked to retire granted the big issues like that are super rare but super visible because of how outrageous they are but still how the hell do you do mismatched seats and have it get by every qc check lmao hell how do you not notice it when you are installing them lol
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100% agree.
It’s a shit time to try and find another vehicle. I’m also very fortunate aside from my husband working there, I have a childhood friend whos basically family also a mechanic there so pretty covered in that sense.

However, the downside to all of them working there is I get treated not like a customer and get back on the back burner because they want to please customers who have no affiliation with them lol
I feel your pain tho not to that degree lol. When I got my truck there were some issues tho not nearly as many and it wasn't very easy to get the ball rolling but I chose who I made friends with well cause they made it happens same thing with the oil leak from the bad seal, I would definitely go through everything with a fine toothed comb as they work and continue to catalogue everything, actionable evidence is a necessity and having your ducks and a row and everything recorded will keep you protected and prevent ford from trying to pull a fast one god forbid it get to that point. Right now it looks like you are doing everything right and frankly handling it very very well I admire how patient and calm you are about all this.
 

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I feel your pain tho not to that degree lol. When I got my truck there were some issues tho not nearly as many and it wasn't very easy to get the ball rolling but I chose who I made friends with well cause they made it happens same thing with the oil leak from the bad seal, I would definitely go through everything with a fine toothed comb as they work and continue to catalogue everything, actionable evidence is a necessity and having your ducks and a row and everything recorded will keep you protected and prevent ford from trying to pull a fast one god forbid it get to that point. Right now it looks like you are doing everything right and frankly handling it very very well I admire how patient and calm you are about all this.
And... My thoughts are if you treat the dealer kindly and just keep saying you want to work through all this, the dealer may actually be an advocate through all this. Besides, the dealer will just pass the bill onto Ford. And, I'm guessing the dealers may have some time on their hands with no stock on the lot.
 


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And... My thoughts are if you treat the dealer kindly and just keep saying you want to work through all this, the dealer may actually be an advocate through all this. Besides, the dealer will just pass the bill onto Ford. And, I'm guessing the dealers may have some time on their hands with no stock on the lot.
absolutely being kind but firm and understanding as well goes a long way, as far as having time on their hands its the opposite sales and service are like oil and water we don't mix and with the parts shortages service has a lot of stuff that gets backed up waiting on parts also its very hard to find techs these days. But yeah being nice to your service advisor is very important they deal with ford on your behalf and can either be your saving grace or your worst nightmare.
 
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I feel your pain tho not to that degree lol. When I got my truck there were some issues tho not nearly as many and it wasn't very easy to get the ball rolling but I chose who I made friends with well cause they made it happens same thing with the oil leak from the bad seal, I would definitely go through everything with a fine toothed comb as they work and continue to catalogue everything, actionable evidence is a necessity and having your ducks and a row and everything recorded will keep you protected and prevent ford from trying to pull a fast one god forbid it get to that point. Right now it looks like you are doing everything right and frankly handling it very very well I admire how patient and calm you are about all this.
Thank you. Maybe if times were different my attitude would be different but we are put in a position where all I can do is hope the fixes all goes right lol. I mainly came on here to complain and see who has had similar issues or give others knowledge to inspect everything and document.
Plus it’s to far to turn back not taking this ranger considering I have purchased accessories throughout my waiting period.
 

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Thank you. Maybe if times were different my attitude would be different but we are put in a position where all I can do is hope the fixes all goes right lol. I mainly came on here to complain and see who has had similar issues or give others knowledge to inspect everything and document.
Plus it’s to far to turn back not taking this ranger considering I have purchased accessories throughout my waiting period.
Oh boy did dave get ahold of your credit card too? lol
 
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Oh boy did dave get ahold of your credit card too? lol
LOL, well since I was waiting what felt like forever, I might as well take advantage of sales on things I wanted.

-front and rear level kit
-new tremor decals
-hood deflector
-Rims
-console cover (so my dog doesn’t wreck on the material since he doesn’t listen and stay back lol)
-console tray for extra crap lol

still waiting on a good deal for running boards/rock sliders and a tonneau cover.
Once that’s done, my Ranger will be complete lol
 

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LOL, well since I was waiting what felt like forever, I might as well take advantage of sales on things I wanted.

-front and rear level kit
-new tremor decals
-hood deflector
-Rims
-console cover (so my dog doesn’t wreck on the material since he doesn’t listen and stay back lol)
-console tray for extra crap lol

still waiting on a good deal for running boards/rock sliders and a tonneau cover.
Once that’s done, my Ranger will be complete lol
Using your fordpass points as well i hope and my dog does the same thing he always wants to come up and sit on my lap, usually I can get him to compromise and sit in the passenger seat lol
 
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Using your fordpass points as well i hope and my dog does the same thing he always wants to come up and sit on my lap, usually I can get him to compromise and sit in the passenger seat lol
yup just waiting for the points to load lol
My husband compromises as well, but this is why he doesn’t listen (dog, not husband, well sometimes LOL). I have a Airedale terrier who once he’s shown 1 thing, he never forgets and thinks it’s ok lol.
I will say the cover I got is actually not as ugly as I thought it would be coming from Amazon. For protecting what’s underneath is great for the price and I don’t even notice it being a cheap cover
 

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Thank you....it was a 2 year wait to get the Bronco. Have a lot of planned mods. 2 more stages to go.
Yeah I was in that boat for a while before I jumped ship lol, no regrets here though I do still love the bronco especially after getting to go to the dealer offroad training where I got to tear it up in of all things a 4 door big bend no sasquatch even that thing blew away my expectations. I also have a photo I love to show butthurt jeep fanboys of a stock badlands on the ramp they use to test articulation and that sucker is just about at the top. He went as far as he could hit the lockers went further hit the sway bar and that sucker just kept climbing it was a 4 door too, I would bet a 2 door would go even further
 

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yup just waiting for the points to load lol
My husband compromises as well, but this is why he doesn’t listen (dog, not husband, well sometimes LOL). I have a Airedale terrier who once he’s shown 1 thing, he never forgets and thinks it’s ok lol.
I will say the cover I got is actually not as ugly as I thought it would be coming from Amazon. For protecting what’s underneath is great for the price and I don’t even notice it being a cheap cover
If it does the job thats all that matters lol and yeah my havanese is also very stubborn and even sassy, dude loves attention and hes way to smart for his own good lol. Requisite photo tax below

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If it does the job thats all that matters lol and yeah my havanese is also very stubborn and even sassy, dude loves attention and hes way to smart for his own good lol. Requisite photo tax below

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No photo of mine in the truck but here is my guy.
Sorry to everyone on how far off track this thread got but the dogs are worth it lol

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