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(Washington Post)   Feeling left out of Recallapalooza, Ford joins the fun and adds 1.39 million of their own cars and SUVs to the ever-growing list   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 27
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2014-05-30 03:44:53 PM  
They haven't recalled Big Wheels yet, have they? Because I'm thinking that's about the only "vehicle" left that hasn't been...

originalbigwheel.us
 
2014-05-30 05:42:36 PM  
did someone not get their bribe money? its crazy how they are fessing up to all this. obama must be up their ass (and rightfully so)
 
2014-05-30 09:28:13 PM  
My Ford isn't on recall. Probably because it's a Mazda.
 
2014-05-30 09:29:26 PM  

NickelP: did someone not get their bribe money? its crazy how they are fessing up to all this. obama must be up their ass (and rightfully so)


Automobiles are so complicated now that nobody actually knows how they work in any great detail. And when you factor in that in the US we pretty much give licenses to operate this complicated amalgamation of systems to anybody over 16 that can breathe, problems arise.
 
2014-05-30 09:32:01 PM  

MFAWG: NickelP: did someone not get their bribe money? its crazy how they are fessing up to all this. obama must be up their ass (and rightfully so)

Automobiles are so complicated now that nobody actually knows how they work in any great detail. And when you factor in that in the US we pretty much give licenses to operate this complicated amalgamation of systems to anybody over 16 that can breathe, problems arise.


This is why when I bought my car I got zero "features".. ie: More shiat that can break..  OH NOES.. I have to roll up my own window... The horror..
 
2014-05-30 09:39:13 PM  
Flyover problems
 
2014-05-30 09:43:21 PM  

duffblue: My Ford isn't on recall. Probably because it's a Mazda.


Neither is mine, because it's old.

/300 straight six
 
2014-05-30 09:46:37 PM  

SurelyShirley: duffblue: My Ford isn't on recall. Probably because it's a Mazda.

Neither is mine, because it's old.

/300 straight six


It's out of the closet now - it's a gay six.

/NTTAWT
 
2014-05-30 09:52:39 PM  

Phony_Soldier: SurelyShirley: duffblue: My Ford isn't on recall. Probably because it's a Mazda.

Neither is mine, because it's old.

/300 straight six

It's out of the closet now - it's a gay six.

/NTTAWT


It just might be, because it's a love affair.
 
2014-05-30 09:55:52 PM  
Why can't it be for something that would help me. How about fuel pumps on f350s or door rust?
 
2014-05-30 10:03:27 PM  

Phony_Soldier: SurelyShirley: duffblue: My Ford isn't on recall. Probably because it's a Mazda.

Neither is mine, because it's old.

/300 straight six

It's out of the closet now - it's a gay six.

/NTTAWT


Amd if it was made in Asia it have a slant six in it?
 
2014-05-30 10:08:35 PM  

Rigby-Reardon: Why can't it be for something that would help me. How about fuel pumps on f350s or door rust?


Uh... I know where you could get some Viagra...
 
2014-05-30 10:13:01 PM  
I'm sure this has nothing to do with the record settlement against GM, and that none of these companies were aware of these issues before this week.
 
2014-05-30 10:20:24 PM  

styckx: I have to roll up my own window... The horror..


I can't tell you the last time I saw a vehicle with a window crank.  Do they still sell them?

A coworker's BMW was in the shop for a little over a month because one of her windows rolled down on its own and would not roll back up.  It sounded as though they
went looking all over the electrical system and started replacing stuff until it worked.
 
2014-05-30 10:37:11 PM  

Mr. Ekshun: Rigby-Reardon: Why can't it be for something that would help me. How about fuel pumps on f350s or door rust?

Uh... I know where you could get some Viagra...


Not sure that I get your joke. I still get it up just fine for your mom.

Or did you mean something to compensate along the lines of Extenze?

If so it's called a work truck. 14 years old completely stock other than extra tie down locations in the box. Driven only to tow or haul something. Tried to buy an F150 for this but the F350 was cheaper and lower miles. Just sucked to pay close to a grand to replace the fuel pump when it went out this winter when it was 10 below.

Think I am fine. Think your jokes need some work though.
 
2014-05-30 10:50:37 PM  
The problem with the power steering is that it was the first time Ford tried electric power steering. The sensor didn't like it when the temperature dropped below -10. Happened to my 08 escape last winter, looking forward to that refund! I'm gonna try and get then to replace my linkages too, the car has pulled left ever since the power steering freaked out.
 
2014-05-30 11:46:31 PM  
My mom has a recalled 2009 escape. Couple months ago she was telling me how the power steering would just randomly not working. Usually when she first started the car but once while she was driving. She took it in and they charged her 1,400 bucks for a new steering column. They told her then it would likely be a recall but they still has to charge her at the time. Needles to say, she is very happy that she is going to get a refund.
 
2014-05-31 12:30:32 AM  

Rigby-Reardon: Mr. Ekshun: Rigby-Reardon: Why can't it be for something that would help me. How about fuel pumps on f350s or door rust?

Uh... I know where you could get some Viagra...

Not sure that I get your joke. I still get it up just fine for your mom.

Or did you mean something to compensate along the lines of Extenze?

If so it's called a work truck. 14 years old completely stock other than extra tie down locations in the box. Driven only to tow or haul something. Tried to buy an F150 for this but the F350 was cheaper and lower miles. Just sucked to pay close to a grand to replace the fuel pump when it went out this winter when it was 10 below.

Think I am fine. Think your jokes need some work though.


Always ask about the whole alive/dead thing before going in that direction in response to a welcome-to-fark joke. If you're into efficiency, past-tense works fine.
I sure hope yours is a diesel because the book says the tank pumps (V8, V10, or diesel) come in at only 1.8 hours labor time for one (or 2.5 hours for both) and a max of around $250 per pump with full dealer markup. Even if they replaced both it'd only run about $750 with fairly average shop rates (and $430 for only one). The diesel injection pump for that generation is about $550 with 3 hours labor which sounds a bit closer, but it still seems a bit off that a person who wanted a 150 would buy anything with a diesel engine in it.
 
2014-05-31 12:49:31 AM  
Bought my wife a new 2010 Camry XLE, no probs there, getting ready to trade in my Mitsubishi for a new Mercedes. I remember 20-25 years back when American made cars where so badly built, imports started to get a foothold in the U.S. market, and it has just become more prevalent. Sure, we have foreign car brands, but the cars are made in the U.S.
As you get older, you just want something more dependable, not for running the hell out of. One thing about getting old(er).
 
2014-05-31 01:16:44 AM  

SurelyShirley: Phony_Soldier: SurelyShirley: duffblue: My Ford isn't on recall. Probably because it's a Mazda.

Neither is mine, because it's old.

/300 straight six

It's out of the closet now - it's a gay six.

/NTTAWT

It just might be, because it's a love affair.


Jesus built your hotrod.

/in mexico
 
2014-05-31 01:32:19 AM  

FaygoMaster: styckx: I have to roll up my own window... The horror..

I can't tell you the last time I saw a vehicle with a window crank.  Do they still sell them?

A coworker's BMW was in the shop for a little over a month because one of her windows rolled down on its own and would not roll back up.  It sounded as though they
went looking all over the electrical system and started replacing stuff until it worked.


Yes they do. Most base models are manual window crank.

Here's a tip: Once you've decided which one to buy new, you can order it any way you want from the factory via the dealer. You might have to hit a few dealers until you find one that isn't staffed by complete douchebags.

Just use the website of the manufacturer to pick out everything you want, print, and take with to the dealer. If the sales droid is a douche for more than 30 seconds, yell "is there a sales rep in here who wants to take my order for a factory custom or not!?!" Insist on no more than 500 over invoice. They make even more on incentives like 600 or more for your order being on the lot for fewer than 30 days before sale, among others.
 
2014-05-31 08:27:21 AM  

doofusgumby: FaygoMaster: styckx: I have to roll up my own window... The horror..

I can't tell you the last time I saw a vehicle with a window crank.  Do they still sell them?

A coworker's BMW was in the shop for a little over a month because one of her windows rolled down on its own and would not roll back up.  It sounded as though they
went looking all over the electrical system and started replacing stuff until it worked.

Yes they do. Most base models are manual window crank.

Here's a tip: Once you've decided which one to buy new, you can order it any way you want from the factory via the dealer. You might have to hit a few dealers until you find one that isn't staffed by complete douchebags.

Just use the website of the manufacturer to pick out everything you want, print, and take with to the dealer. If the sales droid is a douche for more than 30 seconds, yell "is there a sales rep in here who wants to take my order for a factory custom or not!?!" Insist on no more than 500 over invoice. They make even more on incentives like 600 or more for your order being on the lot for fewer than 30 days before sale, among others.


Most base models don't have power windows?

Only for the Wrangler, Versa, Mirage, Smart, and Versa Note.
 
2014-05-31 08:44:36 AM  

NickelP: did someone not get their bribe money? its crazy how they are fessing up to all this. obama must be up their ass (and rightfully so)


Yeah because they give a shiat what he says, he had nothing to do with it, the fine and likely losing in court is a bigger incentive.

Besides, minor issues compared to GM leaving those death traps out there, and before people scream Pinto that was a hard test to recreate and usually only burst into flames when the tank had damage.
 
2014-05-31 09:35:58 AM  

Man On A Mission: They haven't recalled Big Wheels yet, have they? Because I'm thinking that's about the only "vehicle" left that hasn't been...

[originalbigwheel.us image 400x363]


Fisher-Price Recalls 10 Million Tricycles Because They Might Cause Genital Bleeding
http://www.businessinsider.com/fisher-price-genital-bleeding-2010-9
 
2014-05-31 02:38:23 PM  

doofusgumby: FaygoMaster: styckx: I have to roll up my own window... The horror..

I can't tell you the last time I saw a vehicle with a window crank.  Do they still sell them?

[...]


I bought my latest without power windows because I keep my vehicles a long time. You don't know a power window is getting hard to go up and down until the motor burns out.
 
2014-05-31 05:34:51 PM  

duffblue: My Ford isn't on recall. Probably because it's a Mazda.


You should try a search engine sometime, they're really keen!
 
2014-06-01 01:16:33 AM  
I'm surprised the Ford recall took this long.

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