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#767544 - 12/19/05 11:25 AM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
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Look for coolant on the front of the intake manifold along the top crossover runner that runs left to right just behind the alternator. It can also crack just inside the thermostat housing.
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#767545 - 12/19/05 04:14 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
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So I sign the paper, bring in the car, and get a check? I have about 10 cars I have done this to.

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#767546 - 12/19/05 04:27 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
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I'm trying to figure out where this manifold part is located so I can inspect mine - is there a picture somewhere or can someone tell me its location?





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#767547 - 12/19/05 06:47 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
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I just got back from my local Ford dealer. I did not have my receipt, but they did an "inspection" to be sure that mine had been replaced. They had me sign a service form, and said that in my case, the $735 check would be mailed directly from Ford, and would probably take 4-6 weeks. If you do not have a receipt like myself, they said it is processed under a warranty claim, and had to refunded directly from the settlement payment from Ford.
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#767548 - 12/19/05 07:25 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won!
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#767549 - 12/20/05 02:42 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Well, I went to the dealership and those bastards said, once again, that my car does not fall under the class action. The service manager said that it would have come up in Oasis if it was covered. My friend brought the receipt form his old and totaled 1996 crown vic and that car was not covered, however the dealership did say that my friends 1996 did fall under the Owner Notification Program 01M02, but that he was a few monthes out of date. My question is would the class action come up in Oasis? The service guy clearly thought this was made up when I showed him the class action papers. He had no idea what I was talking about. Any suggestions?
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#767550 - 12/20/05 11:42 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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The service guy clearly thought this was made up when I showed him the class action papers. He had no idea what I was talking about. Any suggestions?


Tell the dumbass service writer to punch your VIN into his little computer there & smoke it. If you're talking about the one in the pic (assuming it's an 00-01-02 from the look), it is covered. Go to another dealer if you have to.
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#767551 - 12/21/05 03:00 AM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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The service guy clearly thought this was made up when I showed him the class action papers. He had no idea what I was talking about. Any suggestions?


Tell the dumbass service writer to punch your VIN into his little computer there & smoke it. If you're talking about the one in the pic (assuming it's an 00-01-02 from the look), it is covered. Go to another dealer if you have to.




Tou are correct sir...It is a 2001. This is not the first time this dealership tried to screw me. Short story long...When I bought this car about a year ago, it had a plastic crossover. It cracked and I took it to the dealer ship to inquire about the "Owner Notification Program" 01M02 that I had found on the net. WITHOUT running my VIN, the service tech said that my car was covered. BASED ON THAT INFORMATION, I had my car towed to that dealership. Monday morning, I get a call saying that my car did crack at the coolent crossover, but that my car did not fall under the 01M02 program. The cut off for the 01M02 was December 12(?) 2000, my car was built in early April of 2001. After all that, I asked for the dealer to pay for my tow, a tow that I had done based on the service techs info. They WOULD NOT pay me, stating that I would have to had it towed anyway. Which is true, but I would have towed it MYSELF to my buddies house and had my buddy do the intake. Fastforward to now and they are still claiming the same thing, that my car does not fall under the Class Action. I called the Law Firm and spoke with one of the lawyers handeling it...she is looking into it for me. In the meantime, I think I am going to call a much better dealership here in the Twin Cities and see what they will do.

***IF YOU LIVE IN MINNESOTA, DO NOT EVER GO TO INVER GROVE FORD, IN INVER GROVE HEIGHTS MINNESOTA. THEY ARE SHADY BASTARDS THAT SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO REPRESENT FORD MOTOR COMPANY. IF YOU NEED ANYTHING, GO TO TOUSLEY FORD IN WHITE BEAR LAKE MINNESOTA. THEY KNOW HOW TO TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS LIKE PEOPLE AND NOT SOMETHING YOU WOULD PEEL OFF THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SHOE.***

*** End of Rant***
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#767552 - 12/21/05 03:31 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Salt Lake City, UT
I heard from my dealership this morning. My "In-Service" date was 12/12/98. This puts me exactly 9 days over the cut-off. I'm going down to the dealership and let them know that if they don't make it right, they most definitely won't be selling me a Ford again. We will see what they do.
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#767553 - 12/21/05 04:24 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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One of the eligibility requirements was that it must be within 7 years of its warranty start date. A 96 Panther can have a warranty start date of August 1995. 1995 + 7 = 2002.

So if you do the math, essentially 1999 Vics (built late 1998) are going to be the earliest ones eligible for the reimbursement. So why even include 96-98 ?

Now do you see why I hate going back to the stealership and why Ford sucks the big one in general? "it's the wrong color, kaboom, sorry, we can't help you"

There are going to be a bunch of people who spent $800-$900 out of pocket to fix the intake manifold and aren't going to get reimbursed.
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#767554 - 12/21/05 04:31 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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One of the eligibility requirements was that it must be within 7 years of its warranty start date. A 96 Panther can have a warranty start date of August 1995. 1995 + 7 = 2002.

So if you do the math, essentially 1999 Vics (built late 1998) are going to be the earliest ones eligible for the reimbursement. So why even include 96-98 ?

Now do you see why I hate going back to the stealership and why Ford sucks the big one in general? "it's the wrong color, kaboom, sorry, we can't help you"

There are going to be a bunch of people who spent $800-$900 out of pocket to fix the intake manifold and aren't going to get reimbursed.




As I understand the settelment....

IF you replaced your intake AND the car was less than 7 years from the warranty date at the time you replaced the intake AND you have a dated Reciept THEN you should be eligible for a check. This would include 96-99 MY cars with warranty dates before 12-16-05

Any cars delivered after 12-16-05 that have already replaced the intake can be reimbursed with a dated reciept, or without a reciept providing the dealer inspects the car and you sign the owner notification form under penalty of purjury.
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#767555 - 12/21/05 04:35 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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IMHO Ford should replace ANY all-plastic intakes because they are a crappy design. It's about good business, I guess...

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#767556 - 12/21/05 04:51 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 11/13/00
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If your 96 Grand Marquis was made on 9/95, and you just replaced your intake because it blew up, you're are SOL for reimbursement even if you have the receipt for the Mercury dealership you had the service replacement. Does this make sense? Ford's reason is that the warranty started 9/95. 7 years FROM that date is 2002, and thus your car is no longer eligible. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, OVER.
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#767557 - 12/21/05 07:17 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 09/02/03
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Loc: IL
Are PI or commercial cars excluded?

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#767558 - 12/21/05 09:46 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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The in-service date on mine was February of 1996, and I replaced the manifold (at a L-M dealer) in March of 2001, so I think I should be covered. I wish I could find the receipt...
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