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#767559 - 12/22/05 06:03 AM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 11/13/00
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Steve: Based on what the dealership told an owner of a 96 Grand Marquis (with an inservice date of 95), it's not eligible. It's based on when your warranty starts and not when you changed the manifold. 96 + 7 = 2003.
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#767560 - 12/22/05 08:57 AM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 01/21/04
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Loc: New York, New York
I believe that the 7 year warranty thing only applies to cars that have a manifold that has not failed yet. But it does not affect a person who is seeking reimbursement for replacing a manifold on any of the vehicles listed.

I would not go by what a dealership tells me. Between what I had to do to get the process done and all the stories Ive heard so far, the dealerships are not exactly welcoming people with open arms. I would contact Ford and get the real deal.



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#767561 - 12/22/05 09:34 AM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Quote:

I believe that the 7 year warranty thing only applies to cars that have a manifold that has not failed yet. But it does not affect a person who is seeking reimbursement for replacing a manifold on any of the vehicles listed.

I would not go by what a dealership tells me. Between what I had to do to get the process done and all the stories Ive heard so far, the dealerships are not exactly welcoming people with open arms. I would contact Ford and get the real deal.








According to Ford, "The repair must have been completed within 7 years of the warranty start date to be eligible for a refund"

So in retrospect, SteveS is covered. If you replaced it within 7 years of the warranty start date (which is usually when the car is FIRST bought, not when you first bought it), you're good to go for the refund.

So that means if you have a 96 Panther and swapped the intake in 2002, you can get the refund.
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#767562 - 12/23/05 03:07 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 10/14/04
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Loc: IL.
I have a question about this settlement. I have a 96 crown vic that has a build date of 9/95. The intake manifold was replaced in 04. I do not have the receipt but i had ford to look up the repair. At first they said i was eligible for the reinburstment but when the service guy took it to his mananger he said that i was not eligible for the reinburstment because it was out of the 7 year warranty period. I've heard conflicting stories of this and i dont understand this. Can anyone explain this to me? Is there anyway i can contest this?

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#767563 - 12/23/05 05:16 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 11/13/00
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You're not eligible, unfortunately, since the repair was done approximately 9 years after your warranty start date. If you had the repair done in 2002, it would have been eligible. It sucks and it is stupid. I doubt they even had the revised manifold ready in 02 for replacements (early 02 models would have been built in late 01). 03-up definitely have the new manifolds though.
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#767564 - 12/23/05 08:26 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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OK I thought that the reinburstment was for everybody who has had the repair done regardless when the work was done thanks

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#767565 - 12/23/05 08:48 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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It sucks There will be a lot of people screwed over on this.
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#767566 - 12/24/05 01:40 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Figures, I'm one of them Metro. My car is a 96, had the intake replaced this october, so there's my money I'll never see again.
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#767567 - 12/27/05 04:49 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 10/20/01
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Just got back from the dealership.

I went in with receipt in hand, expecting a battle.

To my surprise, the rep in the service department knew of the settlement and took my receipt. Said the warranty rep will be in later this week and contact me to let me know if I want to pick up the check or have it mailed to me.

They did not even look at the Vic. I could have kept her home in the garage. Then again, it was nice to get her out for the first time in over two weeks.
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#767568 - 12/27/05 06:31 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 01/24/05
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ok, how does this apply to me, i own my 99 Ford CVPI, i bought from auction from Lane County Sheriff, i do not know if the manifold was replaced, however i do find that the coolent has been needing to be filled.

I called Ford and they advised that I would need to bring in the vehicle to be checked for leakedge, however if they find nothing wrong i'm required to pay up to $80 for a diagnostic fee.

any ideas?


Edited by CBPLB (12/27/05 06:39 PM)

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#767569 - 12/28/05 05:28 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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It's amazing how so many people are getting different information from each dealer. Embassy was told by his dealer that he might get a check this week from a "warranty rep." My dealer told me the check would be sent directly from Ford, and would take 4-6 weeks. Another member was told that the check would be released from each dealership, after Ford sent them the okay to send a check. What gives? Has anyone actually seen the S.O.P. that Ford is working off of, or know where we can get a copy? I am sure that plenty of members would love to have a copy of it to take with them to the dealership, instead of going in blind like me.

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#767570 - 12/28/05 05:33 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 10/20/01
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Embassy was told by his dealer that he might get a check this week from a "warranty rep." My dealer told me the check would be sent directly from Ford, and would take 4-6 weeks.




Let me clarify my post.

The first service rep I encountered mentioned that I would receive the check in 4-6 weeks.

She then said the warranty rep would give me a call to ask me if I want the check mailed to me or if I want to pick it up.

Sorry for the misunderstanding.



Quote:

What gives? Has anyone actually seen the S.O.P. that Ford is working off of, or know where we can get a copy? I am sure that plenty of members would love to have a copy of it to take with them to the dealership,...




That would be nice.
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#767571 - 12/28/05 07:03 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 11/13/00
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Loc: Motor City, USA
AFAIK every Ford dealership will tell you something different. I went through this last week

Dealer 1: 15 days from Dec 16 is the last day to bring it in
Dealer 2: No receipt? No refund
Dealer 3: Since we're a L-M dealer, you must go to a Ford dealer.
Dealer 4: We don't know the final dollar amount

Just show up with a bunch of stuff printed out, a clipboard, and a pen. They'll most likely go and get a copy of the actual paperwork and look it over before blabbing an opinion.
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#767572 - 12/28/05 08:09 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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Registered: 11/17/05
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Today i had my Ford Service guy inspect the intake in my 96 P71 and all he did was look to see that it was the new style intake, I did this with out any oppointment what so ever, he then told me I needed a letter from Ford before he could go any further, I drove back home and called 1-866-436-7332 and the lady asked me for my VIN and what my concern was, I stated I wanted to know if my car was eligable for the refund, she put me on hold for a minute and told me my car had an in service date of 12-1995 and it was not eligable because it was out of the 7 year window and it did not matter when the intake was changed out, both the lady from Ford customer service and the guy at the dealer treated me very perfessional even though i questioned what they had to say several times,

If you paid to replace your intake manifold, but you do not have your original paid receipt and your vehicle was sold less then seven years ago , you may take your vehicle to a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury dealer for inspection. You must bring this Notice to the dealer within 90 days after the Proposed Settlement becomes final, signed below under penalty of perjury, stating that you paid to replace an intake manifold that had cracked at the coolant crossover passage, resulting in a coolant leak. The dealer also will inspect your vehicle to confirm that the original manifold was replaced. In that event, you will be entitled to receive reimbursement of a pre-set amount for the estimated costs of replacing your manifold.
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#767573 - 12/29/05 04:20 PM Re: Lawsuit is settled! We Won! OR DID WE...
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The warranty rep called me today to get my VIN number. After giving it to her, she said she would process the refund as soon as possible.

I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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