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Ford Intake Recall Documentation


Ford Intake Recall Documentation #2

Ford Intake Recall Documentation #2

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  • Andrew (Private)
    1 year 2 months ago
    I have a 2000 Mustang GT in the intake manifold is cracked I called Ford and give them my VIN number and they said they couldn't do anything about it
  • Ron (Private)
    12 years 4 months ago
    97 Gran Marquis.....Hunk of junk now. Going to cost me close to $1,000.00 to repair this heap of trash. Bad design..Cheating the cosumer. plastic on the engine,,(manifold) no wonder they are closing plants..I feel sorry for the Ford..Mercury workers not thier fault that Ford company cheats...Going back to being a GM man.
  • Tony Bagliani (Private)
    12 years 9 months ago
    I have a 97 T-Bird that the manifold cracked on last year with only 32,000 miles on it. Ford told me that I was 3 months over the warranty date and blew me off. I replaced it and now it appears that it will not be covered under the lawsuit because it was built BEFORE the 6/97 cutoff date for T-Birds. Did anyone tell the lawyers that Ford didn't produce a 1998 or 99 T-Bird? Ford pulls a fast one again, but not at the track!
  • kevin lund (Private)
    12 years 11 months ago
    I have a 97 crown vic...It blew the manifold right behind the alternator...luckly a motorest flaged me down and no damage was i have a 4000lb lawn ornimate that needs the repair after being towed home.
  • 13 years 1 month ago
    My 96 Mercury Gran Marquis also blew it's intake manifold made of plastic, I had it repaired at my local Exxon at a cost of 700.00. Please add me to any lawsuit that may be filed.
  • bryan holman (Private)
    13 years 3 months ago
    i aquired a 96 mercury grand marquis i was on a trip and it started leaking antifreeze i had it towed to a local garage and the intake manifold was cracked in 2 places i called customer service and they said it was not on a recall list but its on the crown vic with police package if anyone has any answers please let me know
  • Sy Wexler (Private)
    13 years 6 months ago
    I bought my 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis August 2002 with 71,000 miles from a Dodge dealer. My nephew, the salesman advised me to buy a warranty. I paid $1,588 for a 24 mo. warranty. March 2004 at 82,140 miles had antifreeze leak. Brought it in to my mechanic. Plastic intake manifold cracked. Replacement (new design with aluminum plate across front) with labor, etc cost $1,070.10 (with sales tax). Warranty company repaid me $909 because of $75 deductable and they don't repay for sales tax. Lucky me. This week Dec. 2004, terrible smell front of car. Large damp area on concrete driveway under engine compartment. Went for short drive, opened hood, steam rising near air cleaner. Brought it in to my mechanic. He thought it might be manifold again. But it wasn't. The cause was Ford part no. F1VY-8555-A tube, A METAL COOLANT TUBE which had corroded, shooting antifreeze upward, destroying the Mass Air Flow Sensor. 86,885 miles Dec. 08. Cost me $8.60 for tube, $40.05 for gaskets, $24.00 antifreeze, $169.60 for sensor. Water pump required removal to do repair, I paid $98.30 for new replacement to be safe. Labor $480.00. Total $ 820.05 without sales tax. WARNING. Be prepared for this to happen to you.
  • 13 years 6 months ago
    You may find this site helpful, in getting some or all your expenses reimbursed:

    You give up nothing and who knows, you may be pleasantly surprised. As they say, "nothing ventured, nothing gained".

    Good Luck
  • mbrooks United States (Private)
    13 years 8 months ago
    Looks like the list just got a little longer. I thought the mechanic was screwing with me when he told me that Ford used a plastic composite intake manifold on my 98 Mustang GT. How was this part not recalled on every vehicle that it was installed in? Wait, why was it used in the first place? I called Ford and added my name to the 'customer concern' list. The appropriate board will review my concern and may or may not get back to me. No more Fords for me. I think I'll trade the Explorer in as well.
    Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Paul Deraval (Private)
    13 years 8 months ago
    Wow. I have a 98 mustang GT and unfortunately I have just been inducted inducted into your group. The stupid plastic intake manifold somehow cracked in 2 spots on me last 2 weeks ago. Please add me to the lawsuit.
    Paul D.
    Floral Park, NY
  • Jerry Jones (Private)
    13 years 10 months ago
    I got a 97 lincon town car,guess what, the intake manifold is leaking,called Ford customer service they just blew me off.Add me to your lawsuit
  • Jessica (Private)
    14 years 3 months ago
    My parents have a 96' grand marquise and just found out that the intake manifold cracked.. Surprised?? Guess not well anyways I was wondering if anybody had any more information on how to handle this problem. It is right that they make us pay for the their faulty cars. They shouldn't put a plastic manifold on a car when you know an engine gets hot. The funny thing is they told my mom that the reason why it cracked is because the engine overheated but it has never overheated since they have had the vehicle. I am furious. So if anybody has any information or advice please let me know..

  • JAMES BOLER (Private)
    14 years 7 months ago
    we,as consumers should all boycott any company that knowenly sells bad products to the consumer.A massive,united,boycott will shake up any greedy company.remember the boycotts of the 60???that worked.
  • 14 years 7 months ago
    In June 2003 the intake manifold deveoped a crack behind the alternator losing all coolant and before I was aware of the problem, the motor overheated andwas ruined. I am talking to my lawyer to see if I can go to small claims court to recover my repair bill. Otherwise add me to any class action suit.
  • ron wensley (Private)
    14 years 8 months ago
    I just bought a 1997 Lincoln Towncar from a retired couple who have kept the car in Florida for 9/10ths of it's life, and low and behold the intake cracked on me 3 weeks later. Approx. 85,000 miles.

    It doesn't take much searching to find out this is a recognized problem. Unfortunately, Ford has limited and worded their "campaign" in a way that holds them liable for a very small portion of the vehicles on the road. What would you expect?

    From what I see in this forum, no one knows any more than I do about restitution for the rest of us who don't fall under the described category for the free repair. I paid approx. $1200 in Canada to have the same repair/update done.

    Phil with the 97 Crown Vic has nailed this to a tee. All his info is absolutely correct. My question is, who knows of a law suit or another form of grievance that I/we can join for repayment?